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Actually, when it comes to any real estate professional you consider working with, experience is a must in today's market, but it's paramount when you're considering listing your home for sale as a short sale, or purchasing a home that's listed as a short sale.  I'm not talking about someone who'...
01/20/2011
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, and this year I'm especially grateful.  My family and I are all healthy and happy, my dogs are fat and well, and business is good.  On top of that, though, my house is absolutely beautiful.  We had a husband and wife painter decorator team come from Vegas to do ou...
11/23/2006
DIY in the home improvement arena has been popular for quite some time, but I've noticed that it's been getting even more prominent.  Trading Spaces keeps chugging on TLC, HGTV keeps putting out more new programs, and just last week on the news someone demonstrated how easy it can be to make your...
11/21/2006
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Yesterday I spent a few hours driving around the area in which I work, previewing For Sale By Owner properties, and leaving the owners with information packets on our FSBO assistance program.  I went to one open house at a vacant property.  There was a sign on the door that urged me to come on in...
11/12/2006
Today is November 7, Voting Day!  Some of us are in states with highly contested races, some of us are in an off year.  As I raced to the polls this morning to make sure my vote was counted, my thoughts drifted to my business.  I've run into a string of buyers I haven't been able to help due to c...
11/07/2006
I was just working on organizing some receipts for my accountant, and I thought of how thankful I am to have experienced, professional representation helping me prepare myself to file my taxes with the IRS.  Sure, my accountant charges me for his services, but the peace of mind I get from knowing...
10/27/2006
I've been working with several buyers lately, which means that I've been to more homes over the last couple of weeks than I can remember.  I've been to expensive houses and houses priced well under our market's median price, but one thing stands out as a common thread in the majority of propertie...
10/22/2006
 That's my little boy, Winston. If you live in Arizona, you might recognize him as the dog on the Toyota commercials.  He did the local spots for a dealership for a few years, and then they remodeled the dealership.  The new spots featured the manager of the dealership pointing out all of the new...
10/10/2006
There's been a lot of talk on this forum lately about co-brokes.  As a Buyer Specialist, I feel a responsibility to address this topic.  I provide what I feel is a unique service to my clients.  Most of the buyers I come into contact with call or send a web inquiry for one of my team's listings. ...
10/09/2006
I'm a Buyer Specialist in the Phoenix, Arizona area, but I was born and raised in Shelby, Montana.  I remember when I was a little girl and we got central air conditioning in the house my parents had recently purchased.  Summertime in Montana is absolutely beautiful, but it does get hot, sometime...
09/23/2006
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