spokane: Overpriced Homes - 12/08/08 09:06 AM
I often get asked by new Realtors and non-Realtors about why listing agents take listings that are so obviously overpriced.  There are way too many answers for this, but the most common reason is that they take them out of hope.  Hope that in time the market will catch up (not happening today) or hope that the seller will come down on the price before the listing expires, or hope that some buyer will make a poor buying decision without good information.  In some instances, with the influx of new Realtors over the last few years, they may not know that their listing is so overpriced.
How … (1 comments)

spokane: Fire my Realtor? - 11/24/08 10:32 AM
Is it time to fire your Realtor because your home has not sold?  As the only exclusive buyers agent (EBA) in Spokane, I often get asked this question from worn out home sellers because I can offer them unbiased insight without the fear that I will try to solicit the listing.  Yes, this market is slower, and there may be fewer buyers out there, but homes are still selling every day.  There are multitudes of reasons that a home does not sell in any market, but the first three are controlled by the seller, not the Realtor.  Once those three items have … (0 comments)

spokane: Attending Home Inspections - 11/17/08 03:08 AM
Home inspections have become an integral part of the home buying process.  When I first started practicing Real Estate back in the early nineties, the idea of a home inspection seemed like an obstacle, primarily because we did not know who to call to do one.  I suspect there were less than 5 inspectors in Spokane County to do the job for us, and since I did not know any of them except by name, it was scary to bring this person into the transaction.  Times have changed.
One of the things that I have always been passionate about, is not … (2 comments)


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