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Cary NC, REALTOR® serving the Greater Wake County area.



Open Houses, in 60 Seconds Open House?  Sure! Cary listing agents often differ strongly on whether Open Houses "work."  Well, I say, Open Houses don't work.  Listing Agents work, and using an Open House as one means to market a property to buyers and buyers agents can be very productive. It sure...
Comps, Competition, and Compelling Pricing Comps, Competition, and Compelling Pricing Everyone wants to see "Comps," comparable closed sales when fixing a price for a new listing. I agree.  We have to begin with the end in mind, and the "End in Mind" is a closed sale.  A contract price MUST be s...
I grabbed my friend and mortgage money mentor, Kevin Martini of SunTrust Mortgage, and asked him a few rapid-fire questions in the Cary NC, KELLER WILLIAMS® real estate office the other day. Kevin is a favorite of local Buyers agents and listing agents, because he delivers. Kevin tells me that he...
Captain Bill Travis does a great job of dissecting the arrogance and incompetence of the Lords of REO. It is unfortunate that REALTORS® rush to line up to serve them. We chip away at the integrity of our MLSs when we allow imperious asset managers to tell us how they will work with us and with t...
The use of a camera, rather than GOOG Search, to provide images for a blog is preferable, I think. It just isn't that difficult to upload photos and embed them into a blog post, website, etc. Good post by Patricia Kennedy: . . ___________________________________________________________________ T...
60 Seconds in Real Estate, Cary NC One to Buy, Two to Sell   Often conversation with homesellers can become awkward when the topic of marriage arises, as in, "Have you been married at any time while you  have owned this home?" When I am talking to ONE Seller, things can become quickly complicate...
60 Seconds in Real Estate Selling a Home in Cary NC When you hear someone say, "Nothing is selling in this market.  No one is buying homes," they are mistaken. Yes, you CAN sell a home in Cary, under the current economic circumstances. How? Price it right. Present it well.  Clean.  Decluttered. ...
What's behind Door Number 2? Big Commission!  Huge Inducement? I just got the email telling me that I can score a nice 7% commission at a new home community. I guess that means I should reschedule all appointments, kidnap a customer or two, and run by there tomorrow? This is why we encourage Buy...
Buyers Agency Agreement Buyers Agency Agreements?  Do you need one in North Carolina? Yes, if you are going to work with a REALTOR® or licensed agent to represent you. It is the law.  An agent cannot represent you in a real estate transaction without a written agreement. The North Carolina Assoc...
Under the auspices of the Cary Chamber of Commerce, the KELLER WILLIAMS« Realty Market Center #377 will host Business After Hours in the new offices at 201 Shannon Oaks Circle, Cary NC 27511.  View Larger MapDriving Directions   5:30--7:30 PM Finger Food Tasty beverages Tour of the new office sui...

Mike Jaquish

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