agent: Book MeMe; Man's Search For Meaning - 12/09/08 02:07 PM
 
                                         
                                                                                  
                                                                                     TAGGED!  by
     Angelia Garcia
If you haven't checked out Angelia's blog, you should. She's warm, sincere and humorous.


Here are the guidelines:  (As if you don't know by now)
1. Grab the nearest book.2. Open the book to page 56.3. Find the fifth sentence.4. Post the text of the next two to five sentences.5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest.6. Tag five people to do the same
[The one book that this cannot be is the Bible]

 

At the time I … (7 comments)

agent: Negotiator or Irritator - 10/14/08 02:58 PM
Ever received an Offer or Counteroffer that Ticked you off?
Well..... CUT THAT OUT!  
 A Skilled Negotiator never takes it personal.
One of the Greatest Services provided to a Client is the Art of Negotiations.  Being Combative is Rarely Effective. It also runs the risk of having the Seller or Buyer becoming less likely to budge on price and/or terms.
Some Agents believe in order to be a Good Negotiator, they need to be Standoffish, Argumentative or Confrontational. Not True.  If you Wouldn't respond Favorably to it, why Would Anyone Else? 
The main Focus is to protect the Client's Interests.  It's not in their Best Interests when your Personal feelings Dictate your Actions.  Stalling tactics, avoidance, and being … (32 comments)

agent: Is it Inappropriate for an Agent to Request a GFE? - 09/16/08 12:29 PM
Recently I've been searching for a Mortgage Broker and haven't found the Open-Arms reception I thought I should have.  Each time I call, it's for a specific home with an interested Homebuyer.  After providing all the details regarding the home and the FICO scores of my Buyer, I then request a GFE (Good Faith Estimate.)
Then the shuffle begins.  I've heard everything from, "I'll get back to you" to "Well, how much are you making in the deal" and everything resembling disgust in between. What I'm not hearing is the reason why an Agent requesting a GFE is Inappropriate or Taboo.
My usual … (72 comments)

agent: When Selling Your Home, Be Prepared For Today's Negotiations - 08/05/08 03:36 PM
Hello, Happy Seller. You finally have a contract offer in your hand.  Before you take a closer look at it, you know you're on your way to Selling your beautiful, price-perfect Home in Richardson. This is it, right? Maybe.  After discovering the offer's nearly 20% less than Market price, you start to panic.  
         Before you hit the Panic Button, remember: Don't make it Personal.  It's a Transaction, not an attack on what Buyers feel your home is actually worth.  Or what they'd actually pay for it. With so much Media attention towards Foreclosures and Short Sales, some Buyers are shooting a Hail … (12 comments)

agent: Steal Estate - 07/15/08 07:18 PM
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agent: Relocation Concerns - 07/15/08 06:21 PM
In a couple of years after my daughter's off to college, I plan to relocate to a less congested area outside the state of Texas.  Is practicing real estate in an unfamiliar area as difficult as I believe it to be?
In an area where I've spent most of my life, I love assisting Clients with great insight. From the best schools, golf courses, parks, waterfront properties, night life, etc... I can match a Client's needs with little effort down to the builder or style of home they seek. The public has access to tons of information with glorified descriptions however, nothing compares to KNOWING these things intimately. 
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agent: What Others Think About Our Profession (untouched) - 07/15/08 04:22 AM
 This is a little disheartening for me. 

The immediate problem here is agent incompetence. The bigger problem is that we have a system wherein anyone that can breathe can get a license. So, incompetency reigns supreme. What other industry has 1.5 million practitioners with only approx 1 million products (homes) to sell per year???? You do the math.Comment by Tom
Unfortunately, real estate agents, for the most part, have a very negative reputation. Deservedly so, because most DON’T do their job well. Especially the last 6-8 years, all you needed to be able to do was have a pulse … (7 comments)

agent: No Thank You Discount Brokers - 07/12/08 06:54 PM
I've been bombarded by email with invitations to join Discount Real Estate Brokerages. So I began calling them. I quickly found out what I suspected all along....that it wasn't for me. Their key recruiting tool is no prospecting for the agent. Their virtual office targets buyers and sellers by offering up to 2% cash rebates for using one of their agents. The buyers would search for their homes via Internet, visit the neighborhoods, and schedule an appointment to view only the properties they're interested in.  This sounds strangely familiar.  Oh yeah, my clients have always done this. 
The roles of the discount Agents are … (8 comments)

 
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