buyers: Internet Etiquette--That buyer has been emailing me! - 05/02/14 05:28 AM
It is brutal in the virtual world. Buyers and sellers are contacting lots of agents. Buyers don't clue you in. Something really gracious and considerate happened to me this week. After 10 days of emails, I set up appointments to show an out of town couple 8 houses. The one they wanted to see most confirmed and then cancelled at the last minute. I quickly called the listing agent to see if we could get in. Lo and behold, she'd been emailing the same couple about her listing for a month! She too had set up 8 showings for them that … (0 comments)

buyers: The home inspector and the parents - 01/19/14 12:29 AM
I liked the home inspector right way. He was a retired, electrical engineer who loved old houses. He invited us to speak up if we noticed anything. The buyers--a young couple--were there. The wife's Dad and her uncle came too. The Dad found the leak in the garage. The young wife found they key clue--a barely visible patch on the dining room wall where wetness was just starting to make the paint bubble. The inspector was puzzled when the relatively new boiler failed to fire. Then Bingo! He realized there was probably a burst pipe behind the wall. You can never … (2 comments)

buyers: Home inspector and the parents….. - 01/19/14 12:17 AM
I liked the home inspector right away. He was a retired electrical engineer who loved old houses. He invited us to speak up if we noticed anything. The home was a 90 year old, city rowhouse. Besides the inspector, there were the buyers--a young couple, the wife's father, and her uncle--a contractor.  The father found the leaking pipe in the garage. The young wife found the key clue: A barely visible spot on the dining room wall where wetness was just starting to make the paint bubble. The inspector was puzzled when the 6 year old boiler failed to fire. Then … (1 comments)

buyers: I wish my buyers would Drive By houses First. - 04/30/13 11:21 PM
Blame the Internet and our busy lives. Buyers don't like to drive by the houses before we make appointments. But it sure would save us some time. Colorado realtor Mary Douglas recently described the result: We arrive for an appointment and the buyers know just by looking that they don't want to see the inside. Douglas asked: Should we the realtors drive by first? It definitely helps. However, ultimately, how can we know how the buyers will react to a house? Sure, we can tell that the street might have a lot of traffic, or that the block looks a little … (0 comments)

buyers: Why is it taking us so long to add energy efficiency to our list of must-haves? - 02/14/10 06:52 AM
ReGreen and the US Green Building Council are releasing guidelines to help realtors "green" their MLS. It is up to us to get those guidelines and use them! This is a great way to add real value to our list of services by helping clients figure out which homes will cost more to live in and which ones are better buys because the sellers have made good investments in energy efficiency. Here in Pennsylvania, our electric rates...which have been held down in anticipation of a free marketplace...are set to rise next year by at least 10%. Realtors should be ahead of the … (0 comments)

 
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