mls: Today in St Louis - March 13, 2007 - 03/13/07 02:30 PM
I responded to a post yesterday about the need for unmarried couples to plan ahead when it comes to powers of attorneys, medical directives, wills.  I wanted to share our story.  This is a very important issue.  Don't put it off!   
"I cannot stress enough the need for this kind of planning.  My partner and I had been together eleven years and we had not taken care of any of this - no wills, power of attorneys, etc.  Then, in 2002, Dennis was involved in a severe automobile accident.  On the afternoon it happened, I was working in the garden when someone from his office called and … (2 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - March 12, 2007 - 03/12/07 03:08 PM
I wanted to follow up on what I wrote on Friday evening.  It was regarding Laclede Gas, and how I was not happy with the inspection on the ranch in Webster Groves.  I had called and let the listing agent know about the gas leak, but that was how I left it.  I would let him have it checked out.  I got a call this morning from a Laclede Gas Customer Service Manager.  He said they had gotten word through StlToday (?) that I was unhappy with them.  Someone must have read about it on this blog and passed it on … (0 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - March 9, 2007 - 03/09/07 12:38 PM
Market Report for the week of March 9 in the city of St Louis (Areas 1, 2, 3) - Figures from the St Louis Multiple Listing Service:
Active listings - 171 - Range in price from 12,900 - 625,000.
Contingents listings - 39 - Range in price from 48,000 - 1,275,000.
Pending listings - 69 - Range in price from 17,900 - 274,900.
Sold listings - 49 - Range in price from 20,000-342,500.
Expired listings - 47 - Range in price from 8,500-499,900.
Things are beginning to move again.
Had building inspecion this morning on the ranch in Webster Groves.  It … (0 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - March 8, 2007 - 03/08/07 01:21 PM
Had two building inspections yesterday.  The first one took almost three hours, and the second one lasted for four hours.  The second one was on the two-family, and the seller was there to let us into the rented side.  He was there the entire time, which made for an interesting afternoon.  He was a nice guy, but he was already upset from the Laclede Gas inspections and occupancy inspections from earlier in the day.  Then our termite inspector found evidence of termites (old, but the building has never been treated).  In addition, DrainCo, my sewer scope company, found a major dip … (2 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - March 6, 2007 - 03/06/07 01:35 PM
Wow!  What a great past couple of days.  I wrote a contract on a two-family on Thursday and got it accepted on the same day.  Then on Friday, I showed a new buyer two houses, and she wrote on the second one.  That contract was accepted yesterday ( a ranch in Webster Groves).  Then, on Sunday, a friend called.  He had just been informed by his landlord that they were planning to sell the house he was renting.  He could either purchase it or move.  The house was not worth what they were wanting, so he decided it was time to … (0 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - March 1, 2007 - 03/01/07 01:55 PM
Woke up to thundershowers.  Partly cloudy the rest of the day.  By afternoon, the wind had picked up, and it's been really gusty since then - colder, too.  Tornados in Alabama and Southeast Missouri with deaths, injuries, and much damage.  What a terrible morning for some.  My heart goes out to them.
Negotiating two building inspections.  This is the part of the process that I like the least.  I feel it's the most emotional part of the entire deal.  You have sellers who do not want to do anything and buyers that want everything.  How do you get them to come together?  … (2 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - February 28, 2007 - 02/28/07 12:41 PM
Had a beautiful day today in St Louis, sunny and close to 60 degrees.  Maybe Spring is finally on the way.  I can't wait to get out and work in the yard.  I am a big gardener, and I love working in the dirt. 
I guess I come by it naturally.  My grandfather was a farmer.  He and Grandma owned a small farm outside Uniontown, MO.  They raised pigs, cows, and crops.  They never did become rich; they barely made a living some years.  They never had indoor plumbing, and water was pumped from the cistern in the front yard.  A … (0 comments)

mls: The Sewer Scope Inspection - A Must for Home Buyers - February 27, 2007 - 02/27/07 01:45 PM
I scheduled a sewer scope inspection for the Chippewa property, and met Eric, with Drainco at the property today around noon.  The seller had provided a tape of a sewer scope inspection they had done last fall.  I picked it up Saturday from the listing agent's office.  I thought maybe I could save the buyers $150, and use the seller's tape.  When I viewed it on Saturday afternoon, I couldn't make heads or tails out of it.  First, the camera jumped around so bad, you couldn't see anything.  There was also no narration as to what I was seeing.  It was … (1 comments)

mls: February 26, 2007 Evening - 02/26/07 02:25 PM
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mls: February 26, 2007 - 02/26/07 01:58 PM
Our team leader shared this information with us, so I wanted to pass it along...
The Seven Deadly Sins of Real Estate Prospecting
 
Real estate prospecting is essential to success in real estate.  It's a key ingredient that will help you earn and get paid the amounts of money you want to make each year.  Yet, so many agents disregard, forget, ignore or flat out neglect prospecting.  These are simple mistakes that could take you away from success.  These mistakes are what I refer to as the 7 Deadly Sins of Real Estate Prospecting:
 
1.    Not Prospecting Enough:  Prospecting is THE PATH to finding the leads that will become … (0 comments)

mls: February 25, 2007 - 02/25/07 03:39 AM
Rained off and on all day yesterday, sometimes heavy.  Today just dreary, windy, cold and a few snow flurries.
Took a new buyer out for the first time yesterday evening.  Started at 4:00 pm and were finished a little after 7;00 pm.  Viewed eight properties.  We did great on time.  Just about got drenched, though.  We are going out again tonight, starting at 4:00pm (he works until 3:00).  Tonight it's two-family flats.  He's pretty motivated, and I think he will write pretty fast. 
Today's Quote:  "It is by acts and not by ideas that people live."    Anatole France
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mls: February 23, 2007 - 02/23/07 07:59 AM
Applied second coat of poly on the floors on the Miami property. They took longer to dry than expected. I did not have the heat on because I thought it would be too dangerous (fumes/explosion), but the directions said that as long as there was no open flames it should be alright. The fumes aren't that bad on this new poly. I left the heat on and cracked windows. Hopefully it will be dry tomorrow, and I may put a third coat on.Going to the annual Home and Garden Show tonight at the America's Center and Edward Jones Dome. Kim & … (0 comments)

mls: Tim Tanz - My Blog - 02/17/07 02:19 PM
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