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Sharon's Smith Lake Blog hosts a venue, where bloggers can share their lake experience, ask questions, or comment on topics of interest as they relate to Smith Lake. This blog is designed for the real estate community. Topics selected for discussion or comment, will be those of interest, to most real estate practitioners marketing waterfront property.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Have you prepared yourself with acquiring pertinent details.....prior to initiating your search for real estate?One of the most common oversight's many prospective buyers make.......sidestepping or postponing the acquisition of pertinent information prior to beginning their search for a property....
05/12/2021
The Practice of Attentive Listening ..... How Did This Important Communication Skill Become Marginalized Among Large Numbers Within Our Society? For some unexplained reason, human beings place a greater level of importance on their ability to speak.....versus that of listening! Speaking incorpora...
04/30/2021
As Realtors, part of our responsibility is to "coach" both buyer's and seller's as to "what's what"! In more detail, this means instruction regarding, the buying/selling process, legal necessities, market conditions as well as, negotiating strategies.It is important for us as realtors to accept t...
01/25/2021
As this issue of Smith Lake Living went to press, a level of uncertainty continues to exist as it relates to any number of factors concerning our economic vitality, as well as, individual situations. Planning ahead now takes on an additional level of importance, as short and long-term factors wil...
11/11/2020
Contrary to popular perception, while your cellphone can do many things, taking photos of legal documents, (ie. sales contracts, HOA regulations, etc.) for the specific purpose to consumate the sale of real estate, is a no...no! In order for a legal document to be acceptable, it must be legible, ...
09/14/2020
Most of us have experienced an unusual upswing with the level of real estate activity over the past several months. With this "bountiful" situation, many of those participating in the process, including mortgage lenders, appraisers, home inspectors, title companies and closing attorney offices, h...
09/02/2020
When assessing those qualities which are considered desireable for an individual to succeed in the business of brokering real estate sales with buyer's and seller's.....do you include the ability of that individual to maintain total "focus" throughout the process? It goes without saying, any numb...
12/24/2019
Over the years, I have experienced on numerous occasions, where "procrastinators" indecisiveness has led to an "unhappy conclusion" for all parties concerned. Below is a sampling of what can happen when potential buyers attempt to "micro-manage" the purchase of real estate. Don't misunderstand th...
01/28/2019
  Beginning in September of this year, Appraisers were introduced to a new set of standards as it relates to the appraisal of residential properties. This change was mandated by GSE’s (Government Sponsored Enterprise) of which Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are examples. How will this change in the a...
11/18/2011
Sellers often ask me during this time of year what additional strategies may be utilized to help sell their improved property. I educate them on incorporating the use of the Three “P” Rule. The Three “P” Rule consists of enhancing your property’s stature among competitive listings as it relates t...
10/11/2011
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