lindenhurst ny real estate agent: 11 Reasons Why Real Estate Is Not Easy - 04/16/14 05:26 AM
11 Reasons Why Real Estate Is Not Easy 
Buyer's bank gave us a clear to close on a coop and the bank said, "oopsie" we didn't get the insurance certificate for the coop development although we requested it 16 days ago. Bank never followed up but I spent almost 7 hours getting the insurance certificate for the bank. How in the world do you give a clear to close with paperwork missing? I guess there is a first time for everything. Buyer's agent went incognito and I had to deal with her buyer from beginning to end along with my sellers … (31 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: 10 Things From The Past I Know You Do Not Know About Me - 08/12/13 11:14 PM

10 Things From The Past I Know You Do Not Know About Me
When I was 14 I snuck out of the house through my bedroom window to hang out with my friends. When I climbed back in my bedroom my Mom was waiting for me. My dog "told" on me because he was pacing the floors and crying which woke up my Mom. The fear on her face was enough for me to never do that again!
I was a "tomboy" growing up. We used to take our skateboards and make ramps to skateboard over cars. To this day, I … (15 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: 10 Things About The Present That You Do Not Know About Me - 08/12/13 09:42 PM

10 Things About The Present That You Do Not Know About Me
Well, this was a fun contest!
If I do not dye my hair, I will be all grey. My hairstylist won't let me go all grey. She says I'm too young to do that. Anything for a good tip right? :)
I love my family. They are my priority and spending as much time with them as possible is important to me.
I'm a prankster. You'll find out why in my Past post.
I'm a homebody. I do like to go out but love being at home relaxing. … (9 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: How Buying My First Home in Lindenhurst NY Taught Me to Be A Better Real Estate Agent - 08/15/12 12:34 AM
How Buying My First Home in Lindenhurst NY Taught Me to Be A Better Real Estate Agent
Bought my first home with my ex in November 1993. It was a seller's market. We were looking for months and didn't find "the one". It wasn't because we were picky and we weren't. There wasn't a lot of homes to choose from in our price range. Needless to say, we did find the perfect house, so we thought.
In 1992, buyer agency was born. At the time were were buying, most real estate agents weren't representing buyers. The mentality was all about seller … (1 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: Why I Can't Tell You if the Long Island NY Home Is Overpriced - 05/27/12 10:30 PM
Why I Can't Tell You if the Long Island NY Home Is Overpriced or Not
When I am working with a buyer and showing them homes listed with brokerages other than my own brokerage, I am a Broker's Agent. Therefore, I am representing the seller. (Read about agency relationships here.)
With that said, when you ask me if the home you are interested in is overpriced, I won't and can't tell you.
By giving you that information while representing the seller, I am breaking agency disclosure law. Don't ask me to do that because it won't happen. I will never risk my license … (12 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: How I Got 5 Buyers In 2 Days - I'm A SEO Whore! - 01/19/11 11:01 AM
How I Got 5 Buyers In 2 Days - I'm A SEO Whore!
Anyone that knows me, knows I like listings. I do not chase, beg, bribe, cold-call, swindle or hog-tie buyers. When I prospect for them, they do that disappearing trick thingy. It's really cool when that happens I swear................NOT.Last Wednesday through last Friday, I managed to take on 5 new buyers. They all came to me. Or so I thought.One buyer read my REO post a few months back. So did another buyer. Same post on Activerain as the other. Then the other read my post about Lindenhurst NY … (92 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: Real Estate Agents Aren't Walking Bags Of Money - 01/18/11 08:39 AM

Real Estate Agents Aren't Walking Bags Of Money.Did someone open the communication floodgates recently? I am hearing more and more stories about folks that want us to cut our commissions to make deals "happen". I was even asked this recently during a listing presentation. I flat out said no. Then I was told a small profit is better than nothing. Yep, that's right, it is. However, what we agree to in the beginning is what we agree to, period. Just because you "need" to walk away with a certain number, doesn't mean I'm cutting my salary in order for you … (17 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: A Good Day At The Office, Is Just Like A Good Day Of Fishing! - 01/08/11 01:15 PM
A Good Day At The Office, Is Just Like A Good Day Of Fishing!Anyone that knows me well, knows I love my job just as much as I love fishing. My job doesn't feel like a job. It's different every day. You never know what is going to happen until it does. The poop can hit the fan but you take care of it and everyone is happy in the end.The beginning of the week I worked from home. I started Spring cleaning. Yep, I said that! I figured it's going to get even busier as Spring nears. I neglected my … (11 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: Reasons Why I Love My Career As A Real Estate Agent! - 01/05/11 12:20 AM

Reasons Why I Love My Career As A Real Estate Agent! No matter what you do for a living, do you love your career/job? A career is usually something you love doing for a living and get paid for it. A job is a job and you get paid for doing it. Not everyone loves their job. Here are my top reasons why I love my career as a real estate agent: The relationships that are formed when dealing with homeowners and buyers - Helping them achieve their goals and dreams is very personally rewarding. The flexible schedule - When … (17 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: 31 Days of December Challenge - Days 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 - 12/05/10 11:32 PM

31 Days of December Challenge - Days 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Day 1 - Wrote 2 real estate market reports, knocked on 13 expired listings, worked on my holiday card list for clients, customers, SOI and other contacts I have made this past year. Day 2 - Wrote 2 real estate market reports, and the rest of my day was filled with negotiating an offer on a home that has been listed for less than 2 weeks! We are close. Started writing out my holiday cards. Day 3 - Previewed homes for some of my buyers. Made appointments … (4 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: Lindenhurst NY Home Selling - FSBO Things You MUST Know When Selling Your Own Home - 11/28/10 02:04 AM

Lindenhurst NY Home Selling - FSBO'S Things You MUST Know When Selling Your Own Home
Ah, you feel so proud after you've placed the For Sale By Owner sign on your front lawn. And you can't wait for those offers to come flying in!
You are even saving the real estate commission! Woohoo!
Are you really?

Saving the Commission - The principle objection raised with the most frequency is that you can save the commission by selling your home yourself. Experience proves that this usually is not the case. Buyers today are knowledgeable. They feel, whether it … (2 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: Thinking Of Selling Your Lindenhurst NY Home? Introducing My Marketing Brochure - 11/23/10 01:07 AM
Thinking Of Selling Your Lindenhurst NY Home? Introducing My Marketing BrochureThis past Sunday I had an open house for my new listing on North 6th Street inLindenhurst, NY.I received a ton of compliments. I had about 25 brochures and 3 are left. Of course I would tailor the brochure to reflect the personality of your home. No two brochures will be the same! I'm very picky and a brochure can take me up to 3 hours to create because quality is very important to me when it comes to selling your Lindenhurst NY home!Lindenhurst NY Expanded Ranch Home For Sale … (6 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: Dear Friends, I Love YOU But.... - 11/10/10 03:52 AM

Dear Friends, I Love YOU But....I will not compromise my license for you. If you have an issue with your real estate agent, I cannot and will not help in any way. You see, there is this Code Of Ethics thingy that prevents me from interfering with another agent's listing.: Standard of Practice 16-4 REALTORS ® shall not solicit a listing which is currently listed exclusively with another broker.
Even if you initiate this conversation, I still cannot and will not help you. If I do, I could get fined at the very least. I worked hard to get my … (18 comments)

lindenhurst ny real estate agent: Your Tastes Are Yours. I Have To Shut Up! - 11/08/10 12:43 AM

Your Tastes Are Yours. I Have To Shut Up! As a Lindenhurst NY Real Estate Agent, I can't tell a buyer my personal opinion about what I like or do not like when showing homes. Sometimes a buyer will ask me my personal opinion and I tell them I can't because it's your money, not mine. We have different tastes.A few months ago, I was showing homes to a buyer. We walk into this really nice home. It had large rooms, beautiful wood floors, spacious bedrooms, a double fireplace and on each side of the fireplace, it has these custom … (7 comments)

 
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