Real Estate Agent - Gold Key Real Estate
This is the public Blog of Debbie Holmes. Real estate agent extraordinaire, with scientific training (which makes me very good at analysis). I have three boys. One going who just graduated law school and two in graduate school. I am one lucky mom!



Wow it is hard to believe that I have been married 27 years and am now the mother of 3 grown children and solidly middle aged.  Who knew what the adventure would entail when a first year chemistry and first year math graduate student promised to spend rest of their lives together.  Our parents  p...
I do not list a lot of home.  In this market I prefer to be a buyers agent but I do list them and I work very hard to get them sold.   On the last three listing appointments I have been on I found that my fellow agents helped me get my listing.   One agent told them it was too much trouble to fin...
Today I meet a seller that I started working with for a year but have never met....  How did I start working with him?  How do I manage a potential seller from NY state in Boise, Idaho.     I met my client  that we call Joe last year when he called and asked me about tax sales.... I sort of knew ...
I started my life as a  chemist.... Well that is not true I started my life as a baby (just like everyone else).   I took a BS and MA in Chemistry.  In all my working career (short because I took care of my kids) people rarely what I was doing and if it had any implications in the world.   The co...
I am sitting here drinking a cup of coffee, listening to NPR and contemplating what will happen if the US defaults on August 2.  What bills will the government not pay?  Will the interest on the debt not be paid? Perhaps social security checks will not go out..... What about our military, parks.....
Some people volunteer at the soup kitchen.... Others at the homeless shelter, etc.  I help individuals save their homes or at least ease them out gently.  I am very good at this and most people appreaciate my help.  I gained my knowledge through  my early entry into the short sale market (2007)  ...
Yesterday we funded and closed on the home with the cut down rose bushes.  At the signing the title officer said something that made me nervous so I went and got the keys the day before we were supposed to fund.  I DID NOT GIVE THEM TO THE CLIENT.   I found out at 1:30PM that the deal was recorde...
This Sunday while I had 20 guests at my house my HUD buyer called me.  Apparently all the shrubery was clearcut on 2 sides of the home (including the heritage rose bushes) As soon as my guests left I went to the listing and sure enough there was no shubbery and there was no branches on the ground...
Here is a weird one....  I am the buyers agent on this one.  My only non-distressed sale since 2008 that I was only the buyers agent for.  I am now very distressed. My buyer was looking for a very cheap home or an owner carry.  We had been looking for a while.  On May 5, 2011 a nice little owner ...
Over the years I have been the buyers agent for several homes in the Treasure Valley.  The first thing you want to do is make sure your broker has signed the agency up to sell HUD homes.  The first time I sold a HUD home I had to refer my client out and lose a significant portion of my commission...

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