Doug Patterson's (dopatterson) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Park Place Real Estate, Broker-In-Charge
Real Estate in Winston Salem and Triad Region, NC
Buyers need to beware of everything they can, while considering the purchase of a home.  Having a great inspector during the "Due Diligence Period" is paramount.  That being said, you've got to read this post!  It's very interesting.  In North Carolina, we are "Buyer's Beware" state. Thanks to Gr...
How do we look at people who may be temporilary down on their luck....and what may have caused that situation. Thanks to Gary Woltal from the Dallas, Ft. Worth area for this excellent photograph that represents so many in our comunnities across our beloved country.  During this season of giving, ...
Homes are not "sold by Realtors"....Homes are bought because the home buyer likes the home and everything about it....location, schools, and yes...the home is perfect for the buyer....or at least somewhat perfect!  Thanks to Bill Gassett, from Hopkinton Massachusetts, for this inciteful perspecti...
Congratulations! TO loreena Yeo of Frisco, Texas, for this enlightening post about sales and salespersons.  Please click on the "Go Givers Sell More" link...and read that as well.  Excellent advice for all persons working in real estate or any other "sales environment". Thanks Loreena for this in...
Thanks to Rick Obst with Obst Business Solutions Team in Eugene, Oregon for this terrific post.  Buyers should be able to count on their Lender to do the following.   A recent experience with a new lender the client wanted to use, has confirmed my convictions about the professionals I refer clien...
Congratulations and thanks to Mike Cooper of Winchester, Virginia, for this excellent post!  Having "Great Expectations" will lead you to happiness and good health, and a good relationship with your family, friends, and clients!Over the past 30 plus years I've worked with a lot of couples who whe...
Inspections are critical for Buyers looking to find out about their upcoming purchase.  As a Buyer's Agent, I place a great emphasis on full inspections, from the General Inspection, Sewer Tank Inspections, Radon Gas Inspection Report, Termite and other wood boring insects Inspections, as well as...
As a Buyer's Agent myself, I definately agree with Gary Woltal from the Dallas, Fort Worth Texas area, documentation about the home is so vital.  There are lots of public records usually available to Buyer's Agents to help the Listing Agent in getting a fair offer.  However, so much more informat...
Thanks to Deb Brooks of Connoe, Texas, we may all want to check with our lenders concerning the new FLOOD MAPS!  Insurance costs for flood insurance could be a real issue, Financially Speaking!I received two calls today from my blogs about FEMA from local residents! It is a double edged sword sin...
Thansks to George Souto of McCue Mortgage in Middlesex County,  Connecticut, for this update on the Good Faith Estimate and the Truth-In-Lending changes that are forthcoming.  I think anyone who has had a recent mortgage will agree that these needed to be more clear to the homeowner!  After almos...


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