Gloria Marina's (gmarina) Blog

Real Estate Sales Representative - EWM Realty
I do not think of myself as a buyers' agent , but right now I am working with a number of buyers -- foreign buyers, local and out of state buyers, ethnical and culturally different buyers. From the start, be it via e-mail at first or phone call I try to gather as much information as possible abou...
Rick Cardisco of Pocono Mountains Realty recently wrote a very interesting blog about taking pictures for a property that you are marketing. How right he is! Marketing to me is telling a story in such compelling terms that a fellow Realtor or a potential buyer will want to see that property.  Pic...
"Ready To Bail", that's the title on yet another article in the business section of our local newspaper regarding property owners who are "underwater" and are thinking of simply going into foreclosure. What I find particularly amusing is some banks' argument that property owners have a "moral " o...
  I don't know if Florida is ground zero for short sales but we certainly have a number of them. We also have quite a number of foreign buyers as defined by IRS rules, I.e. do not file tax returns. So how does this ad to the mix you might ask? Well we all know about the 10% FIRPTA withholding. So...
Well certainly here in Miami REOs are picking up like crazy with multiple offers. Still my beef is with some of the agencies/realtors representing these short sales and REOs. They just appear to dump them on the Multiple Listing System and forget about them. Missing lock boxes, lock boxes that do...
Here is a scarry thought for a Cuban. The French writer Honore de Balzac  died of coffee overdose!  The man must have been drinking more than the stipulated eight glasses a day.  What next on the list of lethal foods?  
Office meeting this morning and Surprise! more tech stuff, more programs to learn, more sites to join, more applications to downlaod and figure out! Hey if you saw your 50s a while back how much of this can your brain absorb without major protest and at the very least some good wine? How I envy t...

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