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I am often asked by people or quoted to from people that the 3 most important words in real estate are  location, location, location. While this is definitely a key ingredient in the selling pie Im going to propose something else that carries more weight. Living in East TN and the Smoky Mountains...
11/12/2009
I am excited about a long awaited closing happening today! I actually called my buyer after previewing the home and told her that I found the one! She agreed! Tip for my fellow Realtors - if you arent previewing the homes you take your buyers to, you should start. 2 reasons - You can see 10 homes...
10/02/2009
So 1 thing I have noticed in shifting my target demo from Fine Homes and Estate to foreclosures is that the banks do not have a clear understanding of what an expired offer means! TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! This means if you do not accept or counter by stated time the contract is no longer valid! HE...
09/28/2009
So I would like to thank the news for making everyone think every home is a FORECLOSURE! Every buyer wants to put a contract in 20 percent below list price despite comps and my advice and then wonder why the seller doesn't counter or respond. Why would someone take that big of a loss in a normal ...
09/04/2009
Not just once but 3X! Different agencies sometimes! Never Century21 but I digress! If I was a seller and was calling IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY and geting a machine I would PULL my LISTING! Even the agents went to voicemail. Very SLoppY InDeed!
09/03/2009
Remember the good ole days when you could count on a hurricane or two to wipe out a part of the east or south coast and raise home prices because the materials cost would soar! I wonder how Barrack would handle a Katrina? I say this about the hurricanes tongue-in-cheek but it does make me think w...
09/03/2009
Whats up rainmakers! Slamma Jamma thank you mamma! I am loving 1st time homebuyer fever! Deadline is looming LARGE, especially for those who are hoping to use that tax credit as a down payment! No close in NOV, no downpayment. OOPS! So its December 1st. now what? I have already started filling my...
09/02/2009
I can't possibly dream about how Realtors did their jobs before computers!  I can not believe that a Realtor 20 yrs ago could possibly give the level of service AND to the # of clients we do.  Just the access to comps, searches, maps, court records, tax records, property disclosures, Google stree...
06/15/2009
What is the status of the home? I bring this up because we seem to have a problem in my area with Realtors who have pending contracts and leave them active in MLS to continue to drive traffic to their office or website. How do I know that is why some are doing this? Because she told me that's why...
05/28/2009
I am often asked by people or quoted to from people that the 3 most important words in real estate are  location, location, location. While this is definitely a key ingredient in the selling pie Im going to propose something else that carries more weight. Living in East TN and the Smoky Mountains...
05/26/2009
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