duplex: Taking A Trip To Negative Town? Pack Light - 09/15/11 09:08 AM
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?"
Angry Real Estate Agent:  "I'd like a one way ticket to negative town, non-stop flight please, departing asap."
Ticket Sales Clerk:  "Are you certain?"
Angry Real Estate Agent:  "YESSS!!!!!! NOW!!!!! AAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!"
If you've done enough deals, and have years of experience in this business, I'd like to think that you'd … (0 comments)

duplex: All good things must come to an end... - 08/09/11 06:35 AM
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, I'm breaking up with you Friday.  I will send tissues."
Ahhhhh, the joys of real estate sales.  I've learned that you've got to take the time to appreciate the humor, diverse personalities, and joys that we encounter almost daily.  This semi-sarcastic and wholly awesome buyer does not realize that you can't dump a good … (86 comments)

duplex: Single Family House for Rent, East Forest Park, Springfield, MA - 07/21/11 05:23 AM

Now available for rent!
Charming colonial house in a quiet neighborhood near the East Longmeadow line. 7 rooms, 3 beds, 1.5 baths, hardwood and tile flooring, updated bathrooms, high ceilings, beautiful trim, walk in closets, large family room with fireplace, 1st floor laundry, big fenced in back yard, a large shed, gardens full of perennials and flowering shrubs. Freshly painted exterior! Owner will consider rent to own and long term leases (or minimum 1 year lease.) The layout makes this a great house to share with roommates!
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Ready for occupancy, September 1, 2011.  E-mail with questions … (0 comments)

duplex: Google, My "Go To" - 07/12/11 05:17 AM
Yesssss!  I finally got my invite to Google+, and all I had to do was ask.  And so after poking around a little bit, I had a moment of clairvoyance:  I love Google.  No really, it's true.
You can call me a fanboi or whatever, but what's not to like?  I love Android, my gmail, Google search power (duh), Analytics, Finance, the Calendar, YouTube, Maps (and Navi), Docs, the whole sha-bang.  Google is my one stop shop for everything I need once I fire up the computer, mobile, tablet, whatever technology I have in my hands.  I know that if I … (2 comments)

duplex: Dear FSBO's: - 07/07/11 08:47 AM
Dear FSBO (for sale by owner):
1)  I understand that you want to do it yourself, I'm the same way sometimes.  Sure, I could pay somebody to do just about anything for me, but I believe I can do it myself and save some money.  I understand that I might not do it as well as a pro, but that's generally what happens when you try to save money.  The end result isn't quite as good as a pro's job.  In real estate sales though, there aren't any do overs.  You can't go back over something with another coat of paint, … (3 comments)

duplex: Video Tour, 314 Tremont St, Springfield, MA - Roger Roberge - 06/30/11 04:11 AM
Take a look, and tell me what you think! 314 Tremont Street, Springfield, MA 01104 Attractive colonial in a quiet East Springfield neighborhood with convenient highway access. The open floor plan makes this house perfect for entertaining. In the colder months you can cozy up in front of the wood burning fireplace and in the warmer months enjoy the covered side porch. In addition, this house offers first floor laundry, and a newly remodeled bathroom, many perennials and flowering trees. Total Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Full/Half/Master Baths: 1/0/0 Schedule a showing today, or swing by our next open house... Great for … (4 comments)

duplex: Looking To Rent? Why You Need A Realtor... - 06/29/11 09:44 AM
As one of the largest residential rental agents in the greater Springfield, MA area, I hear horror stories every day.  All too often a familiar scene plays out:
Some nice renters find a place, apply for it, get approved, pay the requisite move in costs, and upon moving in they run into problem after problem.  Some of those problems make the property uninhabitable.  Often times, they aren't even able to move in on time.  Still other times, they never actually get to move after falling victim to an internet scam.
The economy is hurting lately and some owners/landlords don't have the … (2 comments)

Roger Roberge, MA/CT Broker, e-Pro (RR and Company Realty, LLC / www.rrandcompany.com)

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Wilbraham, MA

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