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Wonderful overview of 30 tasks that a seller needs to do to prepare their homes for sale. I also recommend having the agent that you will list your home with to do a tour with you because there may be things that are specific to your home that need to be done.  Thank you Debe Maxwell for a great ...
07/19/2011
Who owns a Home Inspection?  Is it the buyer who pays for it? Is it the Home Inspector? If a Buyer agrees to share a Home Inspection with a Seller during a negotiation does the listing agent have full discretion to do what they want with the Inspection? This recently came up in an Office Meeting ...
07/16/2011
Some great tips on being prepared in case a Hurricane hits.  Keeping maps in your car is a great idea because our GPS system may be knocked out and not working.  Water, tuna, cash in a plastic bag, pet food for at least two weeks on hand, loads of watter.   Hurricane Preparedness- Prepare Now To ...
07/05/2011
This is such a great idea. A Bridal Registry where you can ask family and friends to contribute to your "down payment" bank account to help you save the 3.5% you need for a down payment on an FHA loan. Great idea and thank you Rebekah for this informative post.Are you planning to get married and ...
06/30/2011
Great post Ruthmarie, really explains the role that a buyer needs to take in their own home purchase. Hopefully every buyer reads this and then can understand what they need to research and what we real estate agents can't help them with.When home buyers engage an agent they often expect us to be...
06/29/2011
Afternoon Tea at Le Salon at the The Windsor Court is a lovely tradition in New Orleans. The Windsor is a wonderful, elegant hotel and is where the Obama’s stayed while in New Orleans. You can sip 26 of the finest loose leaf variety brews, snack and listen to iive music. Rated #1 for Best Ambian...
06/10/2011
  What a great idea, a 911 app.  I am going to down load this app and am reblogging this for all.  With the increasing number of Realtors getting attacked this is a good idea and I like the "Save Creep Data" feature so you don't forget details...   This is very cool and I just had to share. Every...
05/30/2011
  Since there are quite a bit of appraisal issues happening out there right now, the more we know and understand about appraisal issues in this market the better we can advise our buyers.  Informative article on appraisals.     The Disconnect Between What Comps Real Estate Agents and Appraisers S...
05/26/2011
Bryant Tutus is a guru when it comes to Short Sales and is the blogger behind Super Star Short Sales.  Do you have to miss payments to do a short sale?? Who knows. Maybe. Maybe not. Some lenders/investors will require that you are 30 days late to receive short sale approval and some won't. As a F...
05/24/2011
DNA cotton swabs, hat a great idea.  Here are some safety tips from Child Safety Day in Bellevue, WA .Some great tips, thanks Niki and by the way good luck.I love living in Bellevue, WA.  Yesterday the local police and fire department help a Child Safety Day at Factoria Mall here in Bellevue, WA....
05/16/2011
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