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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Residential
So, you want to know how to hire a real estate agent to help you buy a home.  The best way to select a real estate agent is to ask your friends for a referral to an agent they have used.  Then call that agent, make an appointment to meet them at their office.  Spend 20 minutes just visiting.  Bas...
I sat out in front of a house for 20 minutes today, waiting for a buyer that I have never met.  One of the hard and fast rules in this business is never meet a person for the first time at a house. After 12 years driving the streets selling houses, you would think that I would have learned by now...
Buyers tend to fall in love with a home.  I have watched buyers stand in the kitchen of a home and do everything associated with the physiological signs of Love...they flushed, their breathing became shallow.  I didn't go check out their pupils...but, I bet they were going around in circles just ...
When you live in the big city, how do you get natural light into your home without loosing privacy?  Great big windows let in light, but it also makes it possible for the neighbors to look straight into your house. The very first thing to consider is how the home is situated.  If the majority of...
I have never been an office manager.  I don't think I would like the job.  Never say never, but I think there is a 95% chance that "never" applies to this situation for me. We are all given different skills and gifts.  Someone else gets to be the office manager. I just get to work with and watch ...
Want to know how to NOT get a Real Estate Agent's attention?  There are things you can do the first time you contact an agent that will almost always result in your not being taken seriously.  And, gentle reader, I get these phone calls all the time.  Yes.  All the time. 1.  Call an agent you don...
Looking for business, you just have to put it out there and rely on The Universe to bring you people who need your help.  At some point about 2002, my car needed warranty work.  I arranged for the dealership courtesy van to pick me up so I could get back to the dealership and be reunited with my ...
Putting Gutters completely around a house in Dallas is not necessarily a good thing to do.  As the blogger below discusses, gutters are a "maintenance nightmare".  In Dallas, those gutters are going to require that someone (ie the homeowner) is going to be up on a ladder for a fairly long period...
You just never know where business will come from next. I was having lunch with my friend Joyce the other day when she told me a story about the source of one of her clients.  Joyce has been a real estate agent for almost as long as there has been land to sell.  The day after the continents emerg...
I get phone calls from people who believe that they are entitled to see a house just because it has a sign out front.  Not so.  Where it is true that the yard sign is a Commercial Invitation, I have a professional obligation to screen people who I bring to the property and take inside.  They have...

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