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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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Good Afternoon Active Rainers,I am pleased to announce a new group called the Art of the Deal which is a forum to discuss real estate negotiations. I have searched for something like this on the network but found nothing to addresses so many key points to negotiations.This will be an excellent op...
04/04/2007
Many of you understand the importantance of an appraisal from the Realtor side of the the transaction. However, many consumers need a full explaination of why this part of the process is needed and most lender's do a good job of explaining however they always have this discussion with their agent...
04/04/2007
I can remember throughout 2005 many reports that the real estate bubble was going to burst. You couldn't get away from  the topic as  prospective Buyer's that were on the fence were waiting for the news of the burst? Well it was more like a leak in the balloon. Slow landing!1st quarter numbers ar...
04/04/2007
Does anyone know why certain links added to your blog won't go through the active rain system? I am using the proper web addresses. Some of my links are working fine but others send my an error message? I am also having trouble deleting and removing the links from my blog. I don't want anyone to ...
04/03/2007
One of the most pressing issues for Buyer's Agents is getting the Buyer to buy. How does it really happen?  First you really need to define the exact goals in their housing requirement. Get it in writing.  So when it comes to seeing something either out of their price range or in a different area...
04/03/2007
Once again another new "entry only company" has popped up on our MLS system. So I called to find out what their services charges were to post a listing. I was amazed to find out that this company charged $500.00 to post the property into the system and forward all inquiries to the Seller. The com...
04/03/2007
One of the most challenging aspects of Real Estate sales is working with relocation clients and my hat is off to those of you Relocation Specialists that work with these consumers. I know how difficult it is and I am here to help you in the Greater Boston market.I have an excellent new waterfront...
04/02/2007
We have all heard the saying that "time is money" in this industry but how many of us actually designate a certain amount of time for direct communication with clients? for prospecting? for calling around a new listing? for calling past clients? checking in on refferals? calling closed sales? We ...
04/01/2007
It's fast approaching tax time and once again it's time to file the annual return if you are not paying quarterlies or if you made partial tax payments. Has anyone heard of any new tax issues for the year?  What are you hearing before you file? 
04/01/2007
We had a discussion today in my office that certain homes have "sex appeal" to prospective buyers and these homes sell faster and for top dollar. The concept is not new but does anyone really believe a house  based on it's physical characteristics, lay out, and design actually be sexy?  I can't a...
03/31/2007
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