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About three years ago we moved from New York to Ocala.  My wife Sara stayed behind to finish the sale and closing on our home and I did the advance work in Florida, finding a broker to work for, getting my license and learning the market area.  What I am going to let you in on is how I found my w...
08/06/2007
In our office there is one agent who is particularly negative.  There is always something wrong.  Her glass isn't half empty; it has been bone dry for years even ask her.There is another fellow who is the eternal optimist.  No matter how big the cloud he always sees the silver lining his glass is...
07/18/2007
Just before thanksgiving we had a home built.  Just before moving in I had to make arrangements for utilities.  The big decision was the television, Internet and telephone service.  I priced individual and bundled service from the local cable monopoly that serviced our new neighborhood, then I ca...
07/11/2007
My first listing and sale in the business was a short sale - I double ended it.  Since then I have done quite a few - it is a lot of work for the money.  You never know what is going to happen until the checks are given out at the closing table.  I am sure you have had to shave your commission mo...
07/02/2007
Fill in the blank.  You have heard it thousands of times from prospective sellers, and even from some buyers.  At that most agents say "Um . . . er . . . uh . . ." and scramble for a quick response like "because my company is the biggest - best - largest - most active . . . most productive . . . ...
07/02/2007
The first fundamental of investing is value.  Value or market value of an investment is the most basic concept of investing.  Value is what a willing buyer will pay.I remember back in 1974 I was a freshman in college and one of the courses I took was Investment 101.  This course focused on the st...
06/24/2007
Property values are declining, the key thought now is buyer options.  There are more options for the serious buyer than ever before.  Two years ago sellers faced competition from only a few other homes on the market in their subdivision.  Now, savvy buyers are expanding their searches north to Ga...
06/24/2007
Man do I feel cheated.I really enjoy active rain, both the posts I agree with and those I don't.  The diversity of opinion opens the door to rich interaction.  I am upset however with some posts I have seen of late that start an idea, give you just enough food for thought to make you want more, a...
06/24/2007
I am not a broker, just an agent, but I know what I see.  It seems most brokers are not doing their jobs, and agents all over the country are starting to hurt because of it.  As the market is slowing many agents are changing brokerages, unhappy over little things, but not able to put their finger...
06/21/2007
One of the big selling points about being a Realtor® is that we have a "Code of Ethics" to guide our behavior in all our real estate dealings.  True - except when a Realtor® crosses state or even county lines.My market Ocala, Florida is a destination spot.  It was also featured in the national me...
06/18/2007
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