Michael Liew's (michaelliew) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Landmark
What do you think is a good gift in general to closing parties? Something not too extravagant, simple and yet memorable? I usually get them a good house plant like a beautiful orchid or a nice picture frame. What about you?    Congratulations!!   
A lot of buyers especially the first time buyers have no clue when it comes to what to offer. Often times, they will make such a lower offer that the sellers would think that they are low balling. It will make other offers look good to the sellers and in the end not getting the house. So how do y...
In the current financial climate, it's getting more difficult for buyers to obtain mortgages. The lending requirements is such that if you don't have close to a perfect credit score and no debt, you can forget about getting a conventional mortgage. What can you do? Go to a hard money lender and p...
Sometimes buyers are too timid when it comes to pulling the trigger. They are so scared of overpaying to the point that they slow to act or sometimes stop acting altogether. It is not until the house is snatched from right under them do they realize that there are other buyers out there looking t...
What is the most important criteria to be a successful agent? Knowledge? Money? Negotiation Skill? Personality? Marketing? I think it is who you know. The more people you know, the bigger you SOI is, the more resources that you are going have on your fingertips. Make knowing the top players in th...
Sure you can sell real estate in T-shirts and flip-flops but do you want to? If I were a buyer and you show up in your beat up T-shirt and torn jeans, it makes me think you are a bum. How can I trust my biggest purchase to a bum? On the other hand, I can know next to nothing, but if I show up in ...


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