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Today is a good day--I started the day at a long awaited closing--hooray!  I was the list agent on the deal.  While we were seated at the closing table, the buyer's agent described 2 other offers that the buyer had made previous to ours. In both cases, the list agents of those other properties di...
With the plethora of properties for rent, you'd think it would be easy to show rental units.  Amazingly, that's not the case.  Today, I've called several agents to show their rental listings & have received a total of ONE call back.  Many rental listings have no photos (even those listings that a...
You just never know.  Some homes look gorgeous and, as a realtor, you figure "this one will pass inspection for sure".  Such was the case for me this week.  My buyer made an offer, it was accepted & we proceeded to get the home inspected, per the contract.  Regrettably, the inspection revealed "e...
Another associate in the office & I sold a listing we shared & sent out "Just Solds" to other homeowners in the development. I've not had a lot of success with the "Just Solds" over the years so I was pleasantly surprised to learn that an owner had called my associate...could we come over to her ...
The Midwest, always a bastion of family & faith, has been the scene of several recent shootings.  Since Christmas, there have been shootings leaving dead and/or injured in Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, Ill.); a Nebraska mall (Omaha, Ne.); a Lane Bryant store (Tinley Park, Ill.) and a city...
If I had a $1 for every time I've heard sellers say "I'm not giving it (their property) away", I could take some serious time off!   I imagine telling themselves & others that makes sellers feel in control of the price, when it's the market that dictates the final price.Anyway, I recently was spe...
It always seems as if I'm having a new experience in this business---reason why it has held my interest for so long.  I've heard a lot about short sales & most of it negative.  They take too long, offers may not be accepted by lender, agents' commissions are lowered, etc.  I explained some of the...
This 3 bedroom/2 bath home has been updated beautifully.  Freeform pool on a 13,000+ square foot lot in Southwest Broward county, updated kitchen, french doors, "tiki hut" with hammock in backyard, hot tub stays if buyer wants, great schools, near city parks & recreation center, Miami, Ft. Lauder...
In Southeast Florida, there are so few new licensees & so many agents have left the business that brokerages throughout the region are courting & hiring experienced agents from other firms.  I feel like I did when I started in the business years ago---lots of postcards & calls from recruiters.  T...
For anyone in the world, here is a great starter home in a fabulous community.  3 bedroom/2 bathroom.  Address is 9130 SW 49 St., Cooper City, Fl. 33328;TERRIFIC WATERFRONT HOME ON OVERSIZED PIE-SHAPED LOT; SPACIOUS GREAT ROOM, DINING & KITCHEN AREA HAVE VAULTED CEILINGS; BRIGHT LARGE KITCHEN WIT...


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