realtor: You've just been promoted to the CEO of NAR! Now what? - 06/10/18 05:22 PM
Okay, so it's been absolutely AGES since I've participated in any contests here on AR. But because I have a longstanding love & respect for Debe Maxwell, CRS, and the fact that I've been an NAR member for the past 20 years, I thought I would chime in.
If nothing else, the recent 'Logo-Gate' revealed a serious disconnect between NAR leadership and what appears to be the majority (or at least, rather vocal) rank & file within our association.
It's obvious, to the most casual of observers, that our illustrious associations are made up of several differing segments:
Those who actively participate and … (6 comments)

realtor: Adventures in 1st Time Home Buying: "Top 10 Traits of a Great Agent, Part 2" - 10/25/06 06:32 AM
Once again, welcome to ActiveRain, the cutting-edge clearinghouse for current resources on all things real estate. My name is Rich Jacobson, a licensed professional real estate agent out on the Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State. This is the third installment in an on-going series of posts dedicated to helping 1st Time Home Buyers successfully achieve their purchasing goals. We have been identifying and discussing, in chronological order, key events in the home buying process. In the last post, we began a dialogue about Choosing Your Real Estate Agent, and we were identifying the Top Ten Traits of a Great Real Estate Agent. Last week we discussed … (14 comments)

realtor: Adventures in 1st Time Home Buying: "Top 10 Traits of a Great Agent, Part 1" - 10/19/06 07:44 AM
Welcome once again to ActiveRain, the cutting-edge clearinghouse for current resources on all things real estate. My name is Rich Jacobson, a licensed professional real estate agent out on the Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State. This is the second installment in an on-going series of posts dedicated to helping 1st Time Home Buyers successfully achieve their purchasing goals. We have been identifying and discussing, in chronological order, key events in the home buying process. In the last post, we talked about Mortgage Lenders and Loan Pre-Approval.
Today’s topic is Choosing Your Real Estate Agent - Part 1
Before we begin, let me first stress the importance of … (21 comments)

realtor: Your Real Estate Professional: "Which Hat will I wear Today?" - 09/29/06 07:07 AM
As a licensed, professional Real Estate Agent, I find myself wearing many different hats. Sometimes, I am the seasoned negotiator, able to effectively arbitrate, haggle, and umpire between opposing opinions. Other times, I am the consummate tour guide, intimately aware of every alley, cul-de-sac, and undeveloped parcel within a 50-mile radius. I am extremely versant in real estate law, skillfully adept around the mounds of contracts and addendums, but the first to point out that I'm not a lawyer. I can intelligently discuss the merits of a Glendon versus a Sand Filter septic system, or explain the long-term benefits of Hardi-plank … (1 comments)

realtor: "Why I love being a real estate professional!" - 08/30/06 05:14 AM
I got a "Thank You" note card in the mail yesterday from one of my clients, a young Navy family, first-time home buyers. The card read as follows:
"Rich, We just wanted to say thank you. For everything you did, and not letting us give up. We really love this house and area. Thanks for not just being a realtor, but being a friend. Thank you so much!"  Keith, June, and Corey
This is the reason why I love being a realtor!
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realtor: "You get what you pay for!" - 08/30/06 05:12 AM
I was watching a special news report on one of our local stations the other night, one of those supposedly "consumer-beware" investigative journalism pieces, designed to create splash, controversy, and drive up ratings.
Their topic was "Real Estate Commissions."
While the reporter who wrote the story claimed that it offered a very fair and balanced viewpoint (she told me that her sister was a real estate agent), the majority of the information that she shared was extremely biased towards what is known as "Limited-Service" agencies. She portrayed traditional "full-service" agents in a very negative light, and made the basic premise that anyone paying full commission for selling their house was an … (36 comments)

 
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