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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty

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2008 

The 1st quarter in real estate has ended and the stats are in, and everybody loves the stats. The following statistics are from the South Central Wisconsin MLS and, to quote my favorite blogger, they are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed. The problem with market snapshots like these is that ...
04/16/2008
Sellers, I hate to tell you but there are few things that no buyer is desiring at this point.  I'm not trying to offend you, but it's the truth, and if you change them, you are likely to get your home sold sooner and closer to your list price.  I know it's not what you want to hear, but as a Real...
04/12/2008
 I sent some listings to a buyer yesterday and just heard back from him.  There was a home in the mix that sounded (from the Realtor comments) just about right for him.  His response:  "No, because there is only one picture".  His sense was that if the only picture was of the outside, the inside ...
04/08/2008
My favorite stories in my personal career in real estate involve getting my buyers the house they had been searching for for about a year.  My first stories involve buyers from out of state.  They had sold their home there and were in a race against time to find a home to move into.  They had loo...
04/07/2008
I just have to share the news our broker shared with us today:Keller Williams Madison has wrapped up the first quarter as the #1 office in our entire MLS for sold volume and units. MADISON MARKET - Single Family Sales 2007 1st quarter = 538 Sold 2008 1st quarter = 335 Sold Down -37.73% MADISON WE...
04/07/2008
It's interesting to me how many people talk real estate.  It's everywhere I go, all day long. At swimming lessons, at the coffee house, at school drop offs and pick ups, at church, at parks...Sometimes I'm sure people bring it up because it's what I do, but many times I'm just overhearing bits an...
04/07/2008
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People in my small town have been solicited by companies offering to save them foreclosure.  Please just walk away from these solicitations!  Click on this link for more info from the Wisconsin Realtors Association http://news.wra.org/story.asp?a=893The best part of the article is down at the end...
04/01/2008
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