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2007 

Summary: FranklyRealty.com discusses Arlington Condos switching back to rental units!Update 2-13-08 The Phoenix Condo in Arlington Reviewed The Joule condos, formerly owned by Ed Peete (Arlington Virginia) recently announced a transformation from new condos (delivery Fall 07) ownership to apartme...
02/26/2007
Are you a buyer's agent that shows clients homes?Are your clients' brains fried after looking at 10 homes?Well, take your digital camera (get the Kodak v570 wide angle camera for under $200) and set your camera to the LOWEST resolution. When you are in the place start firing away like a mad man. ...
02/12/2007
WHY in the WORLD WOULD A BUYER SIGN THIS?How could signing ALL YOUR RIGHTS AWAY ever help you, the buyer? Where is the "What's in it for me?" in that proposition?First of all, what is an "Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement"?This is a contract that a buyer is oftentimes asked to sign by a buyer age...
02/12/2007
This blog is supposed to be about the inside scoop on real estate right?Well lets talk about a huge hush hush: Realtor Rebates!Wow, I said it, and I put it in writing. A non-Rebate firm educating their customers and readers about something that we don't do*... REBATES.A fellow Realtor who hates r...
02/05/2007
Somebody must be reading this (actually 60 people a day) since this GREAT question came in from a customer on my regular blog. I would love to get Broker feedback on this one.Q. My listing agent is taking commission plus a $395 administrative fee. What is the administrative fee all about?Great q...
02/05/2007
First of all I would like to thank MRIS for warning agents about illegal MLS fudging. (more at the end)*Now I have reported to MRIS another violation.Lets see what they do about it.New Construction Fudging the Reporting of Seller Subsidy... how conveeee....enient.On the MLS, when a listing closes...
02/04/2007
Ok, everyone here talks about how busy we are and how important time is.What about the time of our clients? Lets start with: What does your voicemail say? Is it long winded and polite? Maybe mentions a website or how you are honored by referrals. Maybe it is even in two languages? But does your v...
02/04/2007
I mention Switchboard.com in my posting about GPS with traffic but it deserve a separate shout out. This is the holy grail of route creation for BUYER AGENTS. This is a secret tip that I normally just give to my Realtors. Only one website will give you a "fastest route" search. Switchboard.com . ...
02/03/2007
A year ago I switched from a Garmin to a TOM TOM 300 because it supposedly had a traffic feature using bluetooth and your cell phone. In theory, you would punch in the address and according to the traffic it would show you the shortest route. I was excited, I bought it. Then later I find out that...
02/02/2007
Actually this information is over a year old, but I just found out about it last week. So if it was news to me, it might be news for you.Many Realtors have migrated over to a cell phone and removed all need for a landline. However I had one problem. The GE Supra lockbox cradle system that updates...
02/01/2007
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FRANK LL0SA Esq.- Northern Virginia Broker .:. FranklyRealty.com

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