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2008 

In a recent post, I mentioned the "excitement" one agent expressed over the idea of a listing contest: "Just what I need, another listing that doesn't sell."  Please, all of you agents who like to work primarily with buyers, this is not for you.  If it's working for you, keep doing it.But some ag...
03/31/2008
In a recent post, I mentioned the "excitement" one agent expressed over the idea of a listing contest: "Just what I need, another listing that doesn't sell."  Please, all of you agents who like to work primarily with buyers, this is not for you.  If it's working for you, keep doing it.But some ag...
03/31/2008
Does anyone out there remember dialing for dollars -- ordering a few pizzas and a couple liters of soda and a group of you making cold calls till you got an appointment?  The fun was in the camaraderie and competition.   Sometimes it was for nothing more than bragging rights, but nearly always, i...
03/28/2008
Remember when potatoes were just potatoes, not Idaho potatoes or Michigan potatoes?  Remember back before California had dancing raisins, before bananas dressed up like Carmen Miranda and Orange juice commercials featured Donald Sutherland voice-overs?You see, before that, there was no better exa...
03/28/2008
OPEN SUNDAY 2 - 41762 Pinecroft SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 USA Directions: South off 44th St. SW on Burlingame to Whitewood, West to Pinecroft Lane.)Just Listed and Ready to Buy. Super-quality, Koetje-built home has been updated for today's lifestyles. Kitchen has been redesigned as a gathering spot f...
03/26/2008
Not to be confused with "Murphy's Law," which proposes that if anything can go wrong, it will, "Murphy's Gold Rule" postulates "He who has the gold makes the rules."Do you ever feel that way with banks, underwriters, loan originators and appraisers?  It doesn't matter to them that buyers who ulti...
03/21/2008
 Ottawa Hills/Iroquois Area Classic 2 1/2 Story1572 Alexander Street SE (Ottawa Hills/Iroquois Area)$299,900Classic elegance is the hallmark of this plantation-style, all-brick two-and-a-half story home. From its white columns in the front that remind you of "Tara" to its soothing colors througho...
03/20/2008
 One-owner home never offered before! Oak kitchen & bath in this well-maintained ranch. Lower level rec room and bath, range, refrigerator, washer, dryer, and air conditioner included. Vinyl siding, Garage, fenced yard, cul de-sac street. At $98,900, this one's smokin' hot! Ready to move in!  Fen...
03/20/2008
 Great Schools! Great Neighborhood! Now at $129,900! 3-Bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 2-Stall Garage, Family Room with Fireplace, Central Air. Roof is eight years new. Sharp, sharp!  Low-traffic area with lots of mature trees, close to schools, shopping, easy commute to downtown (10 minutes). For more info...
03/11/2008
Today's news that every major worldwide stock exchange index is UP as a result of the news that the Federal Reserve, in conjunction with the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada and the Swiss National Bank, has agreed to loan banks money in exchange for debt that includes slumping mortgage-b...
03/11/2008
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