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2009 

Have you seen this sign rider? NEW PRICE Why in the world would an agent or a seller, for that matter, want New Price, slapped on the For Sale sign in their yard? What happened to the Old Price? Is it a New House or is it the Old House? I cannot venture a guess as to how this will actually work ...
06/28/2009
Have you seen this sign rider? PRICE REDUCED Okay, I get it—the agent has decided to either admit that they priced the house too high, the market is volatile and unresponsive and there is a lack of demand (bona fide reason) or the seller is taking the word "sale" literally. I must admit, the onl...
06/28/2009
Have you seen this sign rider? AVAILABLE NOW Really, this is a rider on one of the For Sale signs near our community. The first time I drove by it, I thought what in the world does that mean? Available now—as opposed to next fall, next year, next decade?? I suppose it could mean that the house is...
06/28/2009
I am in the process of a few transactions right now where I am the listing agent and I have to say, these two other buyer agents are completely top-notch, detail-oriented, competent, professional, easy to work with and serve their clients exceptionally well. One can be very friendly and cordial t...
06/28/2009
References.  I provide a very long list of references, going back five years.  I pro-actively give this to prospective clients and encourage them to call any and all of them. While some agents think that an agent will only put their best references on there, my opinion is I always ask ALL clients...
06/28/2009
First time home buyers in Greater Cleveland: Heads Up! The deadline to close on a home is December 1st.  If you are contemplating purchasing a short sale home, this adds signficant risk to the process, and there are many homes out there that are being short-saled, so buyer beware. Ensure you are ...
06/28/2009
I think comedians could have a field day with real estate agents if they poked into our industry with their creativity. Just two days ago, my buyer wanted to see several homes.  I looked at the showing instructions in the MLS for one home:   CALL LISTING AGENT AT ###-###-####. So...I call ###-###...
06/28/2009
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Unmotivated sellers.  This sends dissapointment for everyone associated with them -- the sellers themselves, their listing agent and broker, the buyer's agent and their buyer. Why?  Because it adds complexity to the local real estate market that doesn't need to be there. Sellers can be unmotivate...
06/28/2009
It's the height of summer...nighttime not falling until 9:30...warm weather, a gentle breeze, and there is nothing, and I mean nothing, more fun than having your eight year-old son say: Dad, do you want to go play catch and hit the ball?  This brings back such fond memories of when I played organ...
06/28/2009
I showed several buyers many vacant homes this past week, and almost home suffered from the vacant home syndrome of lack of ventilation, feeling of tiredness, emptiness, dullness, and the like. While it's never easy to sell a vacant home, there are some practical things sellers can do to help kee...
06/28/2009
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