RECENT BLOG POSTS
Last week I wrote a blog regarding the case of seller carry in a down market. This blog is about the creative terms that many agents miss. When you think of a seller carry, most will think that it relates to a seller that owns their property outright. That is not always the case and the option to...
11/16/2022
Broker Price Opinions ("BPO's") are making a strong come back due to the change in market conditions. Many servicing companies, 3rd parties that service mortgages for the note holders, maintain values for their portfolios by running an Automated Value Model ("AVM") algorithm or ordering a BPO dir...
11/14/2022
As a broker and engineer, I tend to walk a property quite differently than most agents. One of my key focal points to understanding how well a property will be a match for a buyer is the knowledge of quality of workmanship and general cost to repair. If you can walk into a property, identify majo...
11/11/2022
There are many ways to prepare showings for a buyer. Today most buyers have already researched the properties they want to see from a common site online. Assuming you have a list of properties and the buyer is prequalified to view what was selected. WARNING: Never take a buyer out unless you have...
11/10/2022
Here we are again. Twelve years after the bottom in 2010 the market has reached a peak in 2022 earlier this year. It was bound to happen since cyclical markets have peaks and valleys. What is to follow is not what most agents want to happen and unless you have banked enough for the bad times it i...
11/09/2022
Have you ever thought, "What can I do to improve the value of my home that looks great but doesn't break the bank"? We all have ask that and I am going to tell you about one of those improvements. One thing that the Covid era has done is caused us to realize the true comforts in our homes. If it ...
11/08/2022
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As a Designated Broker that has managed thousands of transactions, I cannot stress the importance of a high quality listing. Too many agents think they can put little effort into a listing with truncated descriptions, low quality photos, poor communication and mechanical lockboxes. All these item...
11/08/2022
Everyone at sometime in their homeowner experience will have a problem with  roaches, scorpions or rodents. Whether your home is vacant or occupied, a bug infestation is always possible regardless if you regularly spray or fumigate. Exterminators are just as they are called, they kill bugs after ...
11/07/2022
Agents perform well in up markets and the ease of getting full price brings out the worst in those that do little work. When markets turn, these are the first to fail or struggle doing business. It takes creativity, knowledge and experience to make any market a winning market for your clients. In...
11/01/2022
Ok, so this is not 2008 or is it? September 2007 the first signs of an unstable market emerged with easy loans, "Liar Loans", where stories of people's pets qualifying for a mortgage along with buyers camping out at new builds waiting for the next release and everyday buyers were driving neighbor...
10/31/2022
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