home: New Englander Problems! - 10/31/11 08:31 AM
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 fill a 5 gallon can for your generator?
First snow storm of the year and you break your snow shovel?
"Trick or Treating" cancelled because of downed trees and power lines?
Out hunting for gas, but some poor guy crossing the street on his bike is just … (0 comments)

home: 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)

home: To Reverse Or Not To Reverse... - 06/14/11 05:38 AM
That is the question!
Let's say you are trying to sell a house (imagine that.)  You're getting some showings and some buyers that seem interested, but no offers.  It is no secret that foot traffic does not always yield offers, but it does yield prospects. If the challenge is converting prospects into real buyers... I give you the reverse offer!

What is a reverse offer?
Good question.  It is a legitimate offer, but instead of being drafted up by the Buyer and presented to the Seller it is "reversed."  The Seller, with the help of his/her listing agent prepares an … (3 comments)

home: Housing Trends in Sixteen Acres, Springfield, MA - 05/31/11 09:31 AM
Selling in Sixteen Acres? This market isn't hard to understand, and it isn't really that hard (conceptually) to adjust to either. You've just got to know what works and what doesn't. Let's take a look at the Sixteen Acres area for a minute, specifically the 01119 zip code... At the time I'm writing this, we have 73 active single family listings (on the local MLS), ranging from $36,900 to $299,900 14 other listings in the area are marked as UAG or sale pending. So, easy math and some basic assumptions says that the top 16% of homes in Sixteen Acres, Springfield, … (0 comments)

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