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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2010 

Hi folks. I wrote this post almost 4 years ago. At that time ActiveRain only had about 1,000 members. And already we were writing about how to blog!! I think the information is as relevant today as it was back then. What do you think? Is your blog relevant? I have read several post recently askin...
05/29/2010
One of the keys to having a successful Short Sale is pricing. Now there are folks that say pricing doesn't matter because the seller is receiving no funds anyway. Well....they're worng. Tell that to the seller who has to pay taxes on the "short". It is imperative that the Short Sale property is p...
05/26/2010
Property: 3 bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse in Kissimmee Florida. Hardship: Investor owned property. Loss of income. 1st Mortgage with Citi Mortgage for 92,000. Agreed to accept $55,200 or 60% of the balance owed. 2nd Mortgage with Chase in the amount of $62,400. Agreed to accept $3,000 to release th...
05/20/2010
OK so I lost one of my listings to foreclosure last week!! I guess if you do enough Short Sales it's bound to happen. Chase was the lender and they would not stop the sale. So the gavel slammed down and the house is gone. It sucks to say the least. But there's more....... ......against my better ...
05/18/2010
Hi Folks. We had one of our members over at www.ShortSaleSuperStars.com post an article wanting to know if it was normal for Short Sale Agents to submit "offers" on their Short Sale listings just to get the ball rolling. The idea of course is to start negotiations with the lender by submitting an...
05/14/2010
  Hi folks. I don't re-blog often but Leesa hit the nail on the head with this one.   I don't know why, but I still find it amazing when Potential Buyers get mad at me for not dropping everything at a moments notice and meeting them at a vacant house.  Mind you, complete strangers!  By my nature,...
05/13/2010
Hi Folks. If you deal with Short Sales you know they can be very frustrating. And of course Bank of America has always been one of the worse to deal with. At least until Equator.com came along. Now, at least from my experiences, Bank of America Short Sales are becoming much easier. In fact I hav...
05/12/2010
715 S Lake Florence Dr Winter Haven Florida 33884 $200.000 Great Winter Haven Florida Pool Home with over 2800 sq ft of living area. Wet bar and fireplace in the family room. Master bath has garden tub with jets. Tile flooring in family room, kitchen and all baths. New wood laminate flooring in t...
05/11/2010
  The life of a Short Sale Real Estate Broker in Florida can be very entertaining AND very frustrating. Here's an outline of some of my interesting "thingies" this week. You can decide which ones were entertaining and which ones were frustrating. Come on. It'll be fun. Or not. Had an agent want ...
05/08/2010
From contract to closing? Mine was 4 days and took place in May of 2007. A four day closing! Yep, that's right, my Sellers and I negotiated a deal on a Monday and closed it Friday afternoon. Not only that but it was a 100% financing deal on a $230,000 property and a mail away to the Seller! Is th...
05/05/2010
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