real estate gossip: Hollywood Real Estate Gossip - 01/30/07 02:14 PM
....Like, IS Kirk Kerkorian heading from the Hills????                                   
Speaking of gossip….
Legenary Kirk Kerkorian has just cut the $25 million asking price of his 30–acre Beverly Hills mansion to a reasonable $18 million, after it has languished on the market for nearly a year. His lovely gated estate boasts a Mediterranean-styled main home, two guest cottages, two pools, two tennis courts, a putting green and lots of room for expansion.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Mr. Kerkorian, 89, has purchased this estate in three different phases. The first parcel was purchased for … (1 comments)

real estate gossip: Real Value in Real Estate Gossip - 01/30/07 12:13 PM

Gossip: It is a loaded word that alternately intrigues and informs, delights and dismays. Last week’s blog on real estate gossip, for example, raised the hackles of a few agents—and the interest (and some concurrence) of others. As for me, I’ve enjoyed the diversion and have paid much closer attention to the frequency with which it occurs in my own professional life as a San Diego real estate broker.
The results are interesting. In the last few days, I have heard whispers of:
1) A pocket listing for a prime rental. It won’t hit the San Diego MLS for several months.2) Several murmers about … (0 comments)

real estate gossip: Real Estate Gossip - 01/20/07 07:50 PM
Real estate gossip can be golden....
This isn't a reference to catty back-biting that might center on flings, blings or lifts.  Rather, it is the very specific, professional and constructive whispering that goes on between real estate agents who trust one another. It is information savvy buyers crave--and not only in the San Diego real estate market.
This unpublished information shared between professionals is often the information that creates a successful real estate transaction. Many desirable properties are sold before they ever hit the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), as a result of "pocket listing" data being shared between agents. Sometimes there are unpublished reductions, seller motivations, or other personal … (28 comments)

real estate gossip: The Slightly Famous Agent - 12/10/06 02:49 AM
We real estate bloggers aren't exactly seeking rock star fame, but most of us would be happy with slightly famous status. We want be bookmarked in real estate, so people in our target markets come to us with their real estate needs. We need to be able to reach the right audience, with the right message, at the right time. Most of us are honorable,referable and respected real estate professionals. But key to success in our business is being remembered. Without that, we run the risk of operating our businesses on hope and chance. Steven Yoder, author of Slightly Famous, deserves … (25 comments)

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