Israel's Big Bear Blog

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Big Bear Village



I ran into something the other day that has never happened to me before. I got a call from a trusted home inspector I recommend and trust, who said a client I had recommended him too had said " Why should I trust you to do my home inspection? Isn't it possible you guys would work together to down...
In dealing with various clients, I have noticed that they come in all types and temperments. Some are very loyal and will only work with you once you have established a relationship. Others just view you as a tool used in the procurement of a property and will readily go elsewhere if you are not ...
I don't know about the rest of the country, but Big Bear is a hard place to show real estate during a holiday weekend. To start with, the traffic gets very heavy at times and makes it difficult to get around. Usually, the traffic is pretty light and driving around much easier than most of Souther...
It seems like everywhere I turn, I am constantly reminded about how bad things are supposed to be. According to the media, I should be wearing rags and holding a card board sign asking for donations in front of my office. I should up late worrying about how I can scrape enough change together to ...
Don't be fooled by the doom and gloom we are being subjected to every day by the media. They need something to write about, and nothing sells like a tale of imminent disaster. I have faith that the powers that be are going to do everything possible to right the ship and keep things moving along. ...
Lately, it seems like I have been getting inundated by calls from buyers who want to get a foreclosed property for pennies on the dollar. With the negative media blitz, it seems like it should be an easy proposition. I've got news for you, it is and it isn't. Like traditional listings, a bank own...
What a winter we are having. It just keeps snowing up here in beautiful Big Bear. It seems like I get my house shoveled out and WHAM, another storm. We have doubled our average snowfall every month this winter. If it keeps up at this pace, it is going to be really good for the valley. We depend o...
I'm sure every Realtor on here has these kind of buyers. The ones who are really gung ho and talk the talk. They are on the internet everyday, looking and then having you investigate properties for them. They want to look every weekend and are looking " For The Perfect Property ". At first, you a...

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