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2008 

If you have read my blog before,  you will know that I really dislike dual agency.  An agent is supposed to be an advocate for their cleint,  getting them the best deal possible.  When they have dual loyalty,  it is impossible to negotiate the "best" deal. Yes, you can facilitate (or go down the ...
12/26/2008
First we bail out the Wall Street crowd instead of putting some of them in prison.  Next,  it was the banks and AIG.  Now,  against most people's wishes,  here we are handing money over to GM and Chrysler.  I guess if you get big enough,  they won't let you fail.  the problem,  as I see it,  is t...
12/19/2008
If you ask most agents this question,  they will normally say that the bank has no duty to disclose.  And,  it is no uncommon that Banks and the listing agent will tell you the same thing.  They are partially correct but the exception,  can be a really big problem. It is correct that there is a p...
12/08/2008
Just when I think that I have a handle on the business,  there is something new that shows up. If you have a Seller who is going to get nailed taxwise,  when they close,  this might give them an advantage.  it works something like the old thing we used to be called an Installment Sale.   The diff...
12/08/2008
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Guy Berry is a frequent expert witness in real estate litigation and an accomplished trainer in real estate law and contracts. In addition he has been licensed for 30 years as an agent and managed large offices, including Coldwell Banker and Century 21.