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I recently sat through a teleseminar regarding short sales and the instructor had some interesting ideas regarding pricing on short sales to which not a lot of agents in my area are subscribing. He said that he always prices his short sale listings at market or maybe even a little bit above.  Hmm...
Well, I went to call the short sale department and the number is no longer in service.  Just in case you didn't know the old number 866-265-3512 is caput.  You will need to call the new number which is 866-880-1232.  Fun, fun!!  Hey, I also wanted to share something new I learned this week about ...
Fabulous post!  Yep, you can darn sure believe it.  I believe our market (Riverside County, CA darling) has definitely not hit bottom despite some chatter about prices rebounding slightly. If there is a question we get more often than any other it has to be…. “Where are all the REOs…..I see vacan...
I'm not sure what your market is like, but my market here in SW Riverside County/Inland Empire is primarily short sales taking up about 80% of the listings.  Another 10% are bank owned properties with the rest being "standard" sales many of which are corporate flips from trustee's sales.  With th...
This week I had a new client tell me about his horrific experience waiting for a short sale that he thought he had an offer on only to see that the property was a pending sale with no communication or returned phone calls from the listing agent or broker after waiting for about five months for a ...
Have you ever tried doing something nice just "because"? What was the reaction you received?  Don't most people want something in return for good deeds?  Well, in my real estate business this happens a lot.  Sometimes I will try helping someone not expecting a return at that moment.  Like sharing...
I have a lot of tips that I can share with others about Countrywide Short Sales, BUT the one thing that I do not have is an address to mail in the package.  Of course Countrywide (now BAC) only has one fax line to send the package in. No email. No address to give out.  I need to get my package in...
I have been telling all kinds of people, customers, fellow agents, you name it about this incredible nursery.  You have to make an appointment to purchase so be sure to call ahead and make sure someone is going to be there.  I love this lady's motto, "If we don't have it, you don't need it." Hone...
Does anyone else out there know what Mercury Retrograde is?  It happens about three times a year and it lasts for about three weeks.  It seems like I always find out when this is happening and I wonder if this makes a difference in my perception of what is happening.  Basically Mercury, the plane...
I was excited to get a call from Mark to Market to do one of their rush BPO orders.  Normally by the time I log in to see one of their orders, someone has already logged in a picked up the bid.  Well, guess what? The reason why the original agent couldn't do the job was because they had car troub...

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