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2012 

Like most of the professionals on ActiveRain, I've seen a lot of houses.  A lot.  A ton really.   Yesterday I took a client to see a home that was advertised as "Updated throughout...new slab granite, new flooring, carpet, designer paint & much more!"  Actually, there wasn't much more than new fl...
02/25/2012
If you look at my birth certificate, which I don't mind saying was generated in 1958, you will see that my father's occupation was real estate salesman.  You can still go the Department of Real Estate lookup and see that he got his broker's license in 1967.  His California license had six digits....
02/22/2012
I was at a Buffini Company event a couple of years ago and Brian Buffini said "Turn off your television, quit putting that crap into your head".  I love how the Irishman says "crap".  I thought about the $125 a month I was paying for cable, and that he was right it did amount to a lot of crap.  A...
02/21/2012
You know when you get an affinity for a town that's not yours? For a lot of people it's San Francisco. I lived there for 15 years so it is my town even though I'm in the burbs now. My home away from home is New Orleans. I've not been to Mardi Gras ever, although I follow the festivities from afar...
02/21/2012
Cute 930 square foot two bedroom, one bath home on huge lot!  Over 10,000 square foot corner lot.  RV gate and pad, lots of potential.   This short sale is on the market at $165,000.   Open Sunday February 19 from 1-4pm.
02/18/2012
Here's a practice that just needs to be religated to the sewer system.  The practice of demanding a preapproval letter from "your" lender.  Bull.  Yep.  You read that right.  It's bull. Currently I have one buyer who STARTED with a Chase preapproval, had to get a Wells Fargo preapproval, because ...
02/15/2012
This has been going on for years.  Last month I found myself on the other side of the fence.  It gave me a slightly different perspective. When I started out, it was 2008 and I was a buyer's agent for a ginormous REO guy.  I figured he was single handedly balancing around 120 properties at a time...
02/06/2012
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