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Over the past several weeks I have posted a lot of property to Craig's list and to my surprise I have increased (actually tripled my hits).  The unusual part is I have not increased the number of call I have received. What I have noticed is a lot of Realtors post their listings to Craig's list be...
07/22/2008
I was watching CNN last night when Suze Orman came on and I happened to hear her say something that was quite important to anyone who might potentially lose their home and may eventually file bankruptcy. She was talking to a caller who had recently filed bankruptcy.  She asked the caller if they ...
06/23/2008
The number one way to get rich in real estate is to...BUY SOME.  I mean buy some right Now. Spread the word! Sorry if you were expecting something deeper. This might sound simplistic or like a joke but never in my lifetime has there been a better time to purchase real estate.  Anyone with common ...
06/18/2008
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After 21 year in this business I quit...not real estate but the following: I am going to quit showing unqualified buyers around I am going to quit giving so much free advice (except on ActiveRain) lol I am going to quit kissing difficult sellers posteriors to keep a listing that is (in reality) d...
06/18/2008
After 21 year in this business I have to ask if the internet, 24 hour news channels, cell phones, text messages and every other form of instant communication has contributed to this highly unusual real estate market.  In a earlier blog post I noted that vacant waterfront prices are stable in our ...
06/18/2008
Vacant land prices in Northern Michigan (in particular the Traverse City Region) seem to be flat.  I have not seen any major price drops on vacant waterfront property in the past year.  In fact I have seen most prices hold firm.  Unlike the stock market which can plummet on a frenzy of sales, lan...
06/18/2008
So many time I have looked at a listing on the internet, read it and scrolled throught the photos.  All is well until I get to the property and discover it is next to a landfill (an extreme fictitious example). My point is that all too often an agent (especially the new one) will choose to leave ...
06/08/2008
I have to imagine I will get a lot of comments on this one but in many cases it had made all the difference in the world.  In fact it has made me thousands of dollars.  Why would I show up to tour a home or property when another agent set up the showing? My theory is this...no one knows the prope...
06/08/2008
After 21 years in this business I have seen a lot of changes and one thing that I always tried to do is get a potential buyer to give me a call.  My success rate jumps dramatically when I have a chance to talk to a buyer on the phone or in person, Often times I see a flyer in an information box a...
06/08/2008
Many times agent wonder where to get leads on listings.  With Commercial properties it can be even more difficult.  I have an interesting place to for you to start.  Attend your local planning commission meetings.   All developers who plan a project need to get their project approved on a townshi...
06/08/2008
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This Blog contains a wealth of information about general real estate, my listings, short sales and even a few helpful tips. With over 20 years in the business I feel I can offer anyone some good advice.