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Do you have any friends with money?  Maybe they need to think about investing in Real Estate now!! I read an article in Nov/Dec edition of Realtor Magazine by Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.  He pointed out the housing affordability is about the best it has ever been.  This is great for cash buyers...
12/05/2011
I often get that question and don't dare answer it for them.  Instead, I'll refer them to the realtor.com commentary so they can decide for themselves.  In our business, we hold our breath when we get a borrower locked and hope that we can close them before their are any major price drops.  If th...
12/03/2011
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The 3-Day Rule!   There is a standard that sales people use in sales that if we all followed, our business would be soaring.  It's called the 3-day rule and here is how it works.  When you talk to a prospect, always take the time to get to know them and give them some information.  Then, try to s...
12/02/2011
How do you tell your sellers that their house is filthy when they don't think it is? Here's an idea that could help that I heard from a Realtor a few years ago. Offer to send out your cleaning people to clean their house that are trained with some things that you have taught them to do over the y...
12/02/2011
I heard a pitch from a business broker that had a great way to make sure that he was not wasting time with buyers that had a small chance of ever buying.  These prospects were coined "the black hole" of the business brokering business because they work the brokers to death with no money to show f...
11/29/2011
After "Black Friday" ended, the next big thing in "Cyber Monday" that started at midnight and some are now promoting "Cyber Week" to keep this hype going as long as they can.  Now is when you should be able to find extra discounts for your online shopping.  My wife has already tried to get a disc...
11/27/2011
My son is getting ready to embark on his quest to land an art career in Chicago and I am getting nervous.  He is planning on starting out in a hostel and get whatever job he can get while looking for something in his field.  He has an art degree from UNC - Greensboro and he is a good painter. If ...
11/27/2011
Most of the time, when you think of doing an open house, the thought of being stuck in a house for a Sunday afternoon comes to mind.  These are times away from the family with video to pass the time while waiting on the doorbell to ring.  All this after putting out balloons, directional signs and...
11/26/2011
Realty Times had a good article about the importance of coaching that corporations utilize.  This is one of the main reasons for joining and for reading blogs on ActiveRain.  This website is chocked full of talented agents and other resources that all share good information and useful tips.  I en...
11/25/2011
Thanksgiving is a tradition that most celebrate and it is a big deal at our home too.  We pull out the fine china and silver and even light candles for the occasion.  This is a great time to sit around the table and enjoy being a family while enjoying a nice meal too. These are the memories that ...
11/24/2011
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Call me for a mortgage in NC or SC. Specializing on VA Mortgages with Veteran Discounts! FHA loans, USDA Rural Development 100% Loans, 203K, JUMBO, Conventional and ARMS. We have a true 5/5 ARM that adjusts every 5 yrs up to $729K ($300K Minimum) for only 5% down with NO PMI! Rates are very attractive on all of our products. We can also do REVERSE MORTGAGES. Call me on those too.