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How do I know if I can trust my loan officer?        When shopping for a mortgage, it's always a smart idea to get referrals from people you trust.  Sometimes, though, you may see a competitive rate or a special program advertised online or elsewhere that piques your interest.  Remember, when loo...
Sam is new to the AR community, but I've known him for a few years now, and he's one of a very small handful of people that really knows what he's talking about when it comes to credit & credit reporting.  I'm sure you'll learn a thing or 3 by stopping by his blog and checking out the below video...
  Buying a home is a team sport - part deux   This is part 2 of 2 posts about the people behind the purchase & sale of real estate.  Yesterday I focused on who is involved in a real estate transaction, and today's Part 2 focuses on what the team needs for success.     We're on the same team - Let...
  Buying a home is a team sport - part 1   This is part 1 of 2 posts about the people behind the purchase & sale of real estate.  Part 1 focuses on how many people it takes to make a real estate transaction come together.   How many people does it take to help buy & sell a home       The answer i...
Why do buyers lowball sellers?  Because sometimes it works! Another AR love story          Back in 2008, I had a client that was one of my favorites.  Carlo was not the easiest client to work with - he didn't do email, didn't have access to a fax, and he was a truck driver so he was on the road m...
  Monday Motivation - A new blog post each week intended to inspire and motivate.  Hope your week's off to a great start!      "The successful man will profit from his mistakes, and try again in a different way" -Dale Carnegie               Today's post comes a bit late in the day, because (momen...
Buying new construction?  I have one extra question     Are you wasting my time?         I'm not sure if I can be more blunt, but unfortunately, it's a question that needs to be asked.  Over the years, I've just had too many people waste my time and my money.  I do all of the work - the pre-appro...
Gene provides for us an invaluable checklist of tips and answers to many FAQ's buyers of new construction will have.  New construction is an entirely different process from buying a pre-existing home, up until the point where construction is completed and a CO is issued. Numbers 2 & 8 are extreme...
Working at a company that deals with a lot of internet leads, I know first hand how important the topic of Bette's blog is.  We've done studies & have reviewed multiple outside studies on the best way to turn leads into closed deals. Would you believe the first minute is the most important time t...
  This Winter is a Gift, Will you open it?          "Now is the time to buy!" may be the most over-used phrase in real estate, both in times when it's true & times when it's not.  In truth, "now" is not the right time for some folks to buy, but now IS the time to buy for someone that's financiall...

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