Roger's Rambles

Real Estate Agent - RR and Company Realty, LLC /
Real estate, business, and other adventures.
Is now the time to buy?  Without over simplifying the current housing market, I'm going to clearly state my position on why now is quite possibly the greatest time to buy real estate.   Buy Low, Sell High Whether you believe that home sales numbers are trending slightly up, or just bouncing off t...
  It was just another day in the life of a real estate agent, and I was closing it out with a client meeting to execute a purchase and sale contract on a new construction project.  In this business, sometimes you walk into a meeting with a client or another Realtor about homes for sale, and you d...
e-PRO, what does that mean? It may sound simple, but it really means a lot more to me.  I got my e-PRO designation, courtesy of the National Association of REALTORS, more as a validation of my current skills and to enhance my expertise.  I use the internet and social media to help broadcast house...
The Sixteen Acres neighborhood of Springfield, MA has been presenting some amazing opportunities lately for home buyers in the western massachusetts area.  The volume of real estate for sale, coupled with pending short sales, and a steady stream of foreclosures is allowing first time home buyers ...
So I went zip lining with my brother Andrew, aka BroBro, a couple weeks back.  It was an awesome day overall and we made the most of the experience.  There's something about dangling several stories up from a braided steel cable that may bring new clarity to your life (or not.)  But once you comm...
I read this today: Freddie could take more than a decade to unload REO inventory and thought, "Ugh, really?" If asset managers of large institutions got wise, they could responsibly unload a number of these properties to value oriented investors, rehabbers, and property managers.  In this market,...
In the aftermath of a devastating October snow storm, here are some observations I thought I'd share (irony/laughs.)  In the spirit of the madness I'm calling it, "New Englander Problems!" Melting snow to flush your toilet? Car has a full tank of gas, but you wait in line an hour at the pump to f...
Thinking about buying a place?  Good idea.  Are you a first time home buyer?  Now is a great time if you have the ways and means, the time, and the right agent at your side.  Let's face it, if you're about to make a big purchase, you need the right team behind you.  Your real estate agent is like...
This business never ceases to amaze me, but recently, I had to fight the frustrations of unwarranted negativity from another agent.  It's nothing personal, and it's not even my deal, but I wonder why people often take that trip to negative town. Ticket Sales Clerk:  "How can I help you today?" An...
A conversation occurs between a hard working Realtor and an excited Client.  The discussion covers preparations for a Friday closing... and then this gem emerges: Client: "Ok, so our partnership ends Friday." Realtor: "No.  You and I will be partners forever!  What's our next move?" Client: "Nope...

Roger Roberge

MA/CT Broker, e-Pro
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Real estate, business, and other adventures.