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Before you shoot me, let me explain! This is a comment that I heard from a real estate attorney this week. He went on to explain that he meant the large number of Realtors who are leaving the business. Quite frankly, I've been surprised that the number isn't higher. Career professionals, don't yo...
02/09/2010
Hi folks. In my business I spend a lot of time speaking to Sellers who have had their property on the market with no success. My favorite type of listing. Expired listings. Not mine but another agents. The reason these listings are expired is because they were over priced. And they were over pric...
02/07/2010
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Words matter. Wars have started over them; people are propelled to act because of them. And it appears that the marketing-time of houses might be determined by them, too. At least in part... As listings grow old, and frustrated sellers are jostling for an edge, perhaps it is time to review the la...
02/02/2010
How are you handling sellers who want you to over-price their homes? It may seem that the owner who insists on a couple of hundred thousand more in their asking price should be accomodated, especially if you are not the only broker on the hunt. But pricing properties properly should be priority #...
02/01/2010
Help! My home still shows up "for sale" on the internet. A recent buyer called in distress that the home she now owns shows up on some websites as an active listing. It's been about a week so I thought I would compile a list of sites that are accurate and those that are slow in updating their rec...
01/31/2010
Solving the Housing Crisis, "One House and One Neighborhood at a Time!" The Housing Crisis: Houses! Houses! Houses! Who would have dreamed there would be so many abandoned, foreclosed, unsaleable houses on the market. The housing crisis is a catastrophe of the highest order for individuals, famil...
01/30/2010
 I talk to a lot of agents and salespeople in general who are a little more than depressed about the current market. It's understandable as frankly, times are hard for a lot of folks. But there are some tried a true methods that will bring you success in virtually any market and most of them are ...
01/29/2010
We qualify our buyers before showing them a home, right? But are you qualifying the short sale listings you're showing them? If not, you may be wasting your time.  By contacting the listing agent and asking them a few basic questions prior to showing their listings you'll  accomplish 2 things. Yo...
01/28/2010
                                                                                                                                                         Working as a Massachusetts Realtor for the past twenty four years, I have seen just about everything. For Gods sake when I started in the busine...
01/27/2010
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  Homeless In America"There but for the grace of God, go I" - attributed to John Bradford, 16th CenturyIn any given night in America, 700,000 to 2 million people have no home to go to. Staggering statistic? Yes. And these numbers were from 1996. In Colorado Springs, Fountain Creek runs parallel t...
01/20/2010
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