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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Realty Arts - NC Broker License #235526
Cary NC, REALTOR® serving the Greater Wake County area.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I just ran the numbers on Closed Sales in Cary for the 30 days ending Sunday, July 17. Disregarding New Construction127 Resale Homes Closed Average Listing Agent Days on Market were 87Average Cumulative Days on Market were 104Shortest DOM was 2 daysLongest Cumulative DOM was 713 Days.30 homes wen...
07/20/2011
Expired Triangle MLS Listing? If you have ever had a home on the market in Cary NC, with a Triangle MLS Listing that expired before you were able to sell your home, you probably experienced an onslaught of REALTOR® traffic, with a wide variety of professionals telling you they had the answers to ...
07/16/2011
We see it routinely in the Cary area. Listing Agents shout, "Priced $Thousands below Tax Value!!" It doesn't really mean much. If the difference is in the tens of thousands, then a Buyer might wonder if the Seller should have appealed the assessment and tried to have it lowered to a reasonable af...
07/12/2011
And I pulled up a bunch of links to prompt conversation. Rich Jacobson made the cut. So did Lenn Harley, of course. A good place to start: http://www.copyright.gov/ http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.pdf   Some information on PERMISSION, attribution, licensing of content, images, etc: http://cr...
07/08/2011
Prelisting Home Inspections Home Inspections Prior to Selling It is becoming more common for Sellers in Cary to have a home inspection prior to listing the house for sale.  I think that is a great trend, and a great marketing tool, particularly when all repairs are already made too.  This method...
07/05/2011
Open Houses, in 60 Seconds Open House?  Sure! Cary listing agents often differ strongly on whether Open Houses "work."  Well, I say, Open Houses don't work.  Listing Agents work, and using an Open House as one means to market a property to buyers and buyers agents can be very productive. It sure...
06/30/2011
Comps, Competition, and Compelling Pricing Comps, Competition, and Compelling Pricing Everyone wants to see "Comps," comparable closed sales when fixing a price for a new listing. I agree.  We have to begin with the end in mind, and the "End in Mind" is a closed sale.  A contract price MUST be s...
06/27/2011
I grabbed my friend and mortgage money mentor, Kevin Martini of SunTrust Mortgage, and asked him a few rapid-fire questions in the Cary NC, KELLER WILLIAMS® real estate office the other day. Kevin is a favorite of local Buyers agents and listing agents, because he delivers. Kevin tells me that he...
06/20/2011
Captain Bill Travis does a great job of dissecting the arrogance and incompetence of the Lords of REO. It is unfortunate that REALTORS® rush to line up to serve them. We chip away at the integrity of our MLSs when we allow imperious asset managers to tell us how they will work with us and with t...
06/18/2011
The use of a camera, rather than GOOG Search, to provide images for a blog is preferable, I think. It just isn't that difficult to upload photos and embed them into a blog post, website, etc. Good post by Patricia Kennedy: . . ___________________________________________________________________ T...
06/18/2011
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