firsttime home buyers: Are You Ready to Buy A Home? - 04/27/10 06:30 AM
Are You Ready to Buy A Home?The question may sound simple but the answer is far from simple and the answer may be the most important consideration you will make. If you simply assume that every prospective buyer is ready to buy a home because they say they are, you run the risk of seeing some of your buyers lose their home to foreclosure. If you are a prospective home buyer, you should take this question very seriously and make sure you are moving forward with your eyes open and your rational thinking in full gear.Home ownership can be the pinnacle … (2 comments)

firsttime home buyers: Cleek's Ten Commandments for Home Buyers - 03/27/10 02:03 AM
There is an old saying that, You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. It is equally difficult to turn a home buying mistake into a stable and secure mortgage, particularly when you encounter the perfect storm of a bad economy and record low home prices.
Dealing with the existing mountain of at-risk mortgages is one thing (the subject of another blog post), this blog deals with stemming the tide of new mortgages that could end up facing the same fate. I offer the following Ten Commandments for Home Buyers as my contribution to reducing the risk that … (1 comments)

firsttime home buyers: Do You Have A Clear Focus for your Business? - 01/25/10 11:53 AM
I have spent the past five years working in the traditional mode of focusing on listing homes and representing buyers and sellers in response to email, phone call, Internet, walk-in, and referral leads as well as to leads resulting from my own prospecting, SOI contacts, etc. I have naturally brought my own style and my own twist to this but there is nothing particularly unique about how I have been operating. I don't have a system to peddle.Along the way I have explored many of the coaching and business building programs offered, each of which claimed to be the best yet, … (2 comments)

firsttime home buyers: What's Your Story for this House? - 04/16/09 02:27 PM
 I doubt I am the only REALTOR®  who creates their own narrative every time they show a home, especially a foreclosure or short sale property. As I approach the house I observe the attention to detail reflected in the maintenance or lack of maintenance visible from a distance. As I fumble with the lockbox I notice the little things, the polished doorknob or the broken screen on the front of the house.
Opening the door I am immediately hit with an assault on my olfactory sense and find the musty smell of mold a tell-tale sign that the former owners reached … (12 comments)

 
John Cleek, Ph.D. GRI e-PRO, ABR, SFR (Keller Williams Realty Diamond Partners Inc)

John Cleek

Ph.D. GRI e-PRO, ABR, SFR

Olathe, KS

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Keller Williams Realty Diamond Partners Inc

Address: 201 N 3rd St, Louisburg, KS, 66053

Office: (913) 322-7511

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How's the Real Estate Market? Is this a good time to buy? to sell? are among the most common questions that every REALTOR® encounters on a daily basis. Being known as the "Real Estate Doctor" and being the author of "Seven Steps to Home Ownership", I receive questions daily about virtually every aspect of real estate from buyers, sellers, bankers, other Realtors®. This Blog is a kind of FAQ of the questions people raise and the answers I provide.


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