I look at them every morning when I come into the office – the seven sales that I just can’t seem to get to the closing table.  I've forgotten what a Closing Table is!! This market has gone from crazy to absolutely insane!  My oldest file is a home purchased with a “Dream to Own” program.  This...
I have a lot of sympathy for Professional Home Stagers in my market.  We’re very conservative in Northwest Ohio.  We don’t spend a dime if we don’t have to.  I have had a tough time getting my Sellers to pay for a professional staging consultation even though initially it’s only a $100 fee.  So, ...
Who's the "Hot Potato" in your transactions these days?  We go back and forth on negotiating price and terms of the agreement and then get to the famous Inspection Period, otherwise known as the "second negotiation."  Am I nuts or is it crazy out here!? Ever since I've been a REALTOR, I've comple...
This is the last section of this blog thanks to Barb Corcoran... III.  How to Get the Financing the Buyer Needs 1.  Order the house appraisal first.  The appraisal may come in lower than the price you plan to bid! 2.  Ask the seller to pay part of your closing costs.  It reduces the cash you need...
II.  Insider Tips to Spot the Seller Ready to Take a Low Bid  Check the closets.  See if the wife's or husband's clothes are no longer there.  Check the tax records.  Find out how much the seller owes.  You can get the records at the county clerk's office, and in some municipalities the town reco...
I recently gave some feedback to Real Estate mogul, Barbara Corcorun.  Barbara is the real estate contributor for NBC's Today Show and CNBC, and she's a columnist for The Daily News, MORE magazine and Redbook.  Here are Barbara's findings: While others argue over whether this really is the bottom...
A friend in the Title Business sent this article to me the other day.  Good rules to increase your sales karma.  "I was cleaning out my Word fi les on my computer and I ran across this document. I have no idea who wrote it or where it came from, but below are 12 great reminders.... 1. Keep thing...

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