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Real Estate Agent - Park Place Real Estate, Broker-In-Charge
Real Estate in Winston Salem and Triad Region, NC
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Thanks to Charles Buell for sharing the "hard realty" about home inspections.  It's true, though, that no home inspection can cover everything that may be going bad the next day, or even in the next month.      It is only natural that home inspectors (and those that hire us) like to think we will...
03/13/2013
Joby Slay, Thanks! For sharing your thoughts in the well written blog post this morning!  I agree with you wholeheartedly and wanted to share this with our local clients and customers.  It's official, Joby Slay is calling the bottom of the real estate market. Well at least in my mind it's officia...
07/28/2012
Thanks for this post by Bill Fields!  The power of your subconscious mind is an awesome factor to how you can overcome the fears of life and receive all the joy that life can bring to your doorstep!  I believe this is true!Is it time for you to retire? At a recent convention in New Orleans, I had...
07/18/2012
Thanks to Ralph Gorgoglione for sharing these tips to help buyers to win in a Multiple Offer Situation!  Most of these suggestions can be applied to our Triad MLS region as worthwile without conflicts. How To Win in a Multiple Offer Situation when you are limited on price Well, it seems that we'r...
05/14/2012
Thanks to Angie Nwanodi for this explanation of what a HUD home is and how it comes back on the market as a foreclosure.  Many buyers hear these terms talked about on the news and over the water cooler at the office, and now you have a clear explanation of how a HUD foreclosure and FHA have recyc...
03/15/2012
Thanks to Eric Michael for this inciteful post!  Real estate buyers can save alot of time, and yes, alot of heartbreak, if they just find out what they can actually qualify for before they begin their searches.  It's a joy to meet a buyer that has already been pre-approved, because it tells me th...
03/12/2012
This happens all the time.  Thanks to Tom Branch for pointing this out to the homeowner who is trying to sell their home.   Listing agents should explain to their seller clients that if they have a particular need to not show the home at certain times, make that known.  It can be in the Agent Not...
03/04/2012
Good advice from Jerry Newman about this timely question!  Considering all the factors of renting to own is smart.  If you really love the home before entering into this type of agreement, it may be a great options for buyers who don't have the cash to put up a down payment now, but could if they...
03/04/2012
Many thanks to Brian Robertson for his incitely and timely post about visitors at open houses taking photographs of the home.  In North Carolina, it is allowed, but as mentioned in this post, caution should be taken by the agent on duty.With smart phones and digital cameras, home buyers are often...
03/04/2012
Charita Cadenhead, of Bham Wire Realty in Birmingham, Alabama has made some excellent points in her recent post on ActiveRain.   There are alot of folks who really don't know what our REALTOR Code of Ethics demands of Realtors. Charita has brought a few of those to light!   Client or Customer?  I...
01/16/2012
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