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Between what the state of FLorida & my broker require, getting the offer/contract paperwork together is more time-consuming than most people realize.  Right now, in a deal where I represent the out-of-state seller, I have two addendums outstanding for her signature; and another government disclos...
The housing crisis is in full bloom in florida; yesterday's paper declared that our "Housing Market is worst in Nation".  Yet, sellers resist.  Later today, I'm expecting an offer that would be another $20,000 below the present list price.  Everything else about the offer would be good (quick clo...
Today's Ft. Lauderdale paper informs us that "December capped the worst year for South Florida's housing market in at least 3 decades...."  I've lived in South Florida since 1978, so that article is referring to housing conditions pretty much during the period that I've been down here.  I have to...
I've had a listing for several months now & felt that I had a good working relationship with the owners.  While they've given me several price reductions, I felt that we needed to reduce the price again b/c of continuing declines in the market, particularly in their property type.  The other day,...
I recently went on a listing presentation to a home that had been listed 6 months during 2007; the listing expired with the home unsold.  Now the owners want to re-list & are interviewing agents.  I believe I was part of a "cattle call" day, i.e. the owners must've scheduled an interview every 45...
I've been trying to find a larger, fairly updated single family home in Pembroke Pines or Cooper City, Fl for a  couple looking to upsize.  I had hoped that many home list prices would have been reduced in the new year.  It's now the 14th of January & I've noticed very few price reductions in the...
Despute the popularity of HGTV programs showing us all how to update a home, a lot of homeowners don't realize how important it is to update periodically.  By that I mean, look at the home critically every 10 years or sooner.  Colors & popular features come & go.  What was appealing 15 years ago,...
How easy is it to get price reductions?  Over the years, I've had to initiate every price reduction on my listings.  With only one exception, sellers have never called me to ask if the price is too high or why, exactly, their home isn't selling.  When getting ready to ask for a reduction, I prepa...
Recently, I was contacted by yet another lead generation website--would I consider joining for a minimum of 6 months, at about (can't remember exactly) $350 monthly?  Of course, I'd have to pay for the leads upfront.  The website people assured me that I'd receive a minimum of 10 leads monthly.  ...


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