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Here is a great post from Anna "Banana" Kruchten about low-ball short sale offers.  I have done a lot of short sales over the past 5 or 6 years and before, and find a lot of the same things going on in our area.  Buyers need to understand the process, and know who to trust, when seeking advice on...
10/10/2012
Here's a great little post by Karen Fiddler.  "Would you be sad if this home was gone when you make up your mind?"  I've seen this happen  time and time again (recently as a matter of fact) and even with trusted friends who already know, like and trust me.  Sometimes they still want to "Think abo...
01/14/2011
Melissa hit's the nail right on the head here.  In a short sale situation, the banks are not obligated to do anything, so if you want to have a chance to get the transaction closed, you need to complete everything they ask for, regardless of how unimportant you may think it is, if the bank requir...
12/28/2010
  Here is a great post from Kathleen Elim explaining some misconceptions about Realtors® compensation and  how these costs are rarely discussed or understood by the general public.  This weekend, here in Michigan, the gas pumps hit $3.05 a gallon, which is the first item on her list.  Up here in ...
12/06/2010
  Here is another great blog post from my friend Lola Audu.  I agree, casual can be appropriate at times, but we need to remember that we are professionals and that our clients are entrusting us with what's usually their most valuable asset and our appearance is a very important part of gaining t...
11/01/2010
Well, here's a great tip for getting that little ® behind REALTOR® so you can properly use it.  This a great post for those of you who want to "do it right", but just weren't sure how.  Thanks Jim I recently got called out for improper use of the word Realtor. I wasn't sure what I was doing wrong...
10/04/2010
News Release For more information contact: Patricia Nieboer, Association Executive West Central Association of REALTORS7 10443 Northland Drive, Big Rapids, MI 49307 (231) 796-3640, (231)796-3645(fax) Global Pursuit of the American Dream August 2010 American real estate is catching the eye of int...
08/26/2010
Great news from the MAR Public Policy Staff… Senate Bill 77, sponsored by Senator Jud Gilbert (R-Algonac) unanimously passed the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday.  This legislation would provide for an additional “Principle Residence” filing date of October 1st.   Currently if you buy a home ...
08/21/2010
  "Don't house flippers deserve a profit?"  Following is a blog that I'm "re-blogging" as it is very relevent to what I have been thinking and finding to be true in my area.  I have a couple of clients who do this for a living and what they have done to some of these houses is truely amazing. (Be...
08/14/2010
Great info from Jim Lee.  Thanks Jim!Here's the 'quick and dirty' way to ensure you're using the word "REALTOR®" in the proper manner. Just as all poodles are dogs but not all dogs are poodles; all REALTORS® are real estate licensees but not all real estate licensees are REALTORS®. Being a REALTO...
08/06/2010
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