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Brandywine Homes has begun construction of a new development in Garden Grove known as Century Village. I previewed the model homes recently at their grand opening event. It’s a great new development in the heart of Garden Grove, located just steps away from Costco and Main Street. The new develop...
02/05/2012
(I am not being paid by docusign for this endorsement). Printing contracts and meeting clients to sign them is time consuming. When I became a Realtor, I wanted to do things and offer services that most agents weren't doing. I use docusign. It's super simple to use, and my clients LOVE it. Have y...
03/27/2010
The Orange County market has changed...A LOT! It's no longer necessary to price a $500,000 home at $425,000 to get offers. Why not price the home at $500,000 or even $515,000? You'll still get offers, but now, you'll only get a few serious offers instead of 30, with the majority of them being wel...
03/27/2010
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Not Yet Listed In The MLS, New Listing Not In MLS, Hidden Inventory, Private Inventory, Pocket Listing, Not Available To Other Agents, Exclusive Listing, Office Listing - whatever you choose to call it, it's a new reality in our real estate market. The idea isn't new, it just hasn't been a great ...
02/02/2010
Yes, this is kind of a rant, but I think it's helpful for agents that don't know any better. Is it really a good use of time and resources for new and inexperienced (not necessarily new) agents to go after REO business from asset managers? Why are agents in our marketplace spending money and lots...
02/02/2010
This weekend, I held an open house and was suprised with the high volume of traffic I received. I've heard every opinion about holding an open house. Some say don't waste your time, while others think it's the lifeblood of their business. I'm somewhere in between. As a guy, I feel a little silly ...
02/01/2010
Before becoming a Realtor, I was teaching agents how to use technology in real estate. As you can imagine, there was(is) a big need for that in our industry. Even though I'm now a full-time agent, I still teach agents how to use technology. One thing agents have always been bad at is following up...
01/30/2010
I read an article in the OC Register this morning, an interview with Lawrence Yun, cheif economist for the National Association of Realtors. Read it here- ( http://lansner.freedomblogging.com/2010/01/16/realtor-economist-says-socal-now-sellers-market/52073/ ) Lawrence claims that our market has s...
01/30/2010
Great News For some FHA Buyers Starting Feb. 1, HUD will eliminate the 90 day flip rule, allowing more properties to be available for FHA financing. Some Quick bullet points:- All transactions must be arms length with no identity of interestbetween buyer and seller (see further conditions on HUD'...
01/30/2010
  By Jeremy Lehman | Agent in Orange County, CA   If you are in the market to purchase a home, you've undoubtedly heard about shortsales, and maybe even been "warned" about them. I just read an article in the OC Register stating that 70% of homes in escrow in Huntington Beach are distressed prope...
01/29/2010
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