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As a seller you sign an “Exclusive Listing Agreement” with Brio Realty to list your home with me for a specified period of time. My first responsibility is to give you the official pamphlet on Washington State Agency Law. STEP 1 To list your home at the highest realistic price, I will collect in...
08/14/2006
As a buyer, you pay nothing for my services. Why? Because the commission on the sale of a home is paid by the seller. (To accept any money from you would be illegal.) My first responsibility is to give you the official pamphlet on Washington State Agency Law. STEP 1 So I can do my best for you, I...
08/14/2006
No home is like another, but there’s one thing that’s the same for every residential real estate sale: the Washington Seller Disclosure Statement, also referred to as FORM 17. Since 1995, by Washington State law, sellers must disclose to buyers what they know about the real estate property. Some ...
08/13/2006
In a market with sparse inventory in the entry-level price range many first-time buyers are attracted to condo conversion projects. With good reason because often it’s the only affordable option. Over the past three years, developers have plucked one eastside apartment complex after another from ...
08/13/2006
One of the most prevalent tricks on the internet is to endorse yourself while pretending you be someone else. Here are three ways by which this is done: Start a Blog site but don’t reveal your identity. Call other real estate agents incompetent and then recommend that ONE great agent! The link to...
08/12/2006
This article summarizes the advice I give my clients for becoming discriminating web consumers and understanding the nature and purpose of the content of real estate websites. There are plenty. The search term “real estate” turns up nearly 350 million pages on Google™. That puts it ahead of “God”...
08/12/2006
  The last paragraph of the Financing Addendum to the Purchase and Sales Agreement - Form 22A – deals with an easily-overlooked insurance contingency that is directly related to the ability of the buyer to obtain financing. We are talking here about ordinary homeowners (or property) insurance. T...
08/12/2006
 As real estate agents we watch one statistic carefully: “CDOM” which stands for “Continued Days On Market.” The more days a home lasts, especially in a seller’s market, the more the suspicion grows that there must be something wrong. It is exactly because most agents and buyers stay away this ki...
08/12/2006
Referral fees among real estate licensees (brokers and agents) are standard practice. The scenario for a referral goes something like this: real estate licensee “A” knows a prospective client in need of service but “A” can’t provide the service because of distance, lack of time, language barrier,...
08/12/2006
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