Broker Bryant's Real Estate Ramblings

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Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. All original, all the time. Broker Bryant's ramblings on Real Estate in Central, Fl 

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2008 

Well I guess my recent foray into the REO market failed. I listed two bank owned properties (REOs) last week but unfortunately, today, I canceled the listings. We just couldn't seem to get on the same page. Bummer!!It's hard for to work when everything I do is questioned. After trying my best to ...
02/29/2008
Hi there. Do you guys have a service on your MLS called Showing Times? We do. Our MLS, MLXchange, has had this for awhile but now it is included in our dues and is available on all our listings. I've always been a little hesitant to use it but finally broke down and stated using it a few weeks ag...
02/28/2008
Hi folks. Here's a little tip for you that may help you in your business. This post was inspired by Jennifer Kirby's post "What Sellers Really Want is to be Lied to..." and several others I have recently read.Jennifer's post was about being "brutally honest" with a potential Seller only to have t...
02/26/2008
  Leslie Bloss wrote a post yesterday that stirred up quite the conversation. Here it is if you haven't read it yet. In a nutshell, her post was about how to handle a home owner who phoned in asking for a price analysis and in the same breath mentioning she was NOT going to use a REALTOR®. The c...
02/22/2008
Hi folks. Today I'm going to talk a little bit about short sales. As way of disclosure, I want to mention, that I am NOT an expert on short sales. However, I am an experienced Broker in Florida and do have short sale knowledge. I just prefer to not handle many of them. But....I want to see if I c...
02/21/2008
FORECLOSURES (REOs) IN POINCIANA FLYesterday I wrote a post titled "Buying foreclosures in Poinciana Fl". The post was a little on the boring side but it was written for a reason....Google juice!! I just listed a couple of REO (bank owned) properties last week so I'm trying to attract attention f...
02/18/2008
Hi folks. How often have you had Buyers call you wanting to buy a foreclosure? Usually, when this happens to me it's first time homebuyers who are really just looking for a "deal". Of course many times they also have no money. When this happens I spend time with them on the phone explaining how d...
02/17/2008
I just listed a couple of REO(bank owned) properties today and I'm a little conflicted. Here's why. I have had a beautiful 4 bedroom 2.5 bath with 2887 sq ft living area on the market for about 4 months priced at $219,000. The Seller cannot go any lower on price because of the mortgage on the pr...
02/15/2008
Lenn Harley wrote a post yesterday titled "HIGH RISK RATING BY FANNIE MAE?? HOW ACCURATE IS IT?" If you haven't read it yet please take a minute to do so as it is very good "Hard Core Real Estate", as usual.Lenn's post is talking about Fannie Mae rating one of her market areas in Virginia as "hig...
02/12/2008
A couple of weeks ago I called one of our fellow ActiveRainers. I did this because I had received an email and could tell this person was struggling a little in their business and needed some words of encouragement. So I called.Anyway, it seems discouragement was setting in because she was going ...
02/10/2008
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