Charlotte House Hunter Blog

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Jonathan and Associates, Inc
A look on what's happening in and around Charlotte North Carolina, the hottest city in the South East. Reading and commenting on my blog has been known to cause hair to grow back, relationships to get mended, to increase your pay, and make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

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2008 

Last night on the NBC Nightly News, they profiled a United Country office that had abandoned ship and turned into a flower shop.  The former agent's mindset was that her phone wasn't ringing and so she'd rather sell flowers.  Next they profiled how enrollment in real estate schools are down in F...
01/31/2008
Even before I was able to vote, I understood the responsibility and looked forward to making sure that my vote counted.  Since I'm not that old, I have only participated in a handful of elections but I have felt as if I was doing my job as a American to choose the best candidate.  I have voted fo...
01/29/2008
Go through any newspaper, phone book, or even do a google search and you can find an agent, lawyer, doctor, dentist, trash man, etc who uses their religion as apart of their Unique Selling Proposition (USP).  They either use religious symbols, quote scripture, or just come flat out and say that t...
01/26/2008
I was having coffee with an agent with a competing brokerage the other day and she told me of a situation at her firm.  She was the listing agent on a transaction involving a divorced couple.  She had both parties complete the listing agreement they listed the home for sale.  Another agent in her...
01/24/2008
When my wife started selling real estate, her safety was always a concern for me.  I chauffeured her to showings whenever she was meeting either a single guy or meeting people for the first time.  My thought was that a criminal with bad intentions could see her face in a magazine, fake as a buyer...
01/23/2008
Before I retreat to read a chapter out of "Failing Forward" by John Maxwell before bed, I decided to flip briefly to the start of the presidential debates on CNN.  I'm intrigued by these debates on both sides because as history has shown us, give a person a voice and let them tell you why they sh...
01/21/2008
Ok, how many of you LOVE sales pitches??  Great, those who raised your hands are lying and probably will be struck down for doing so.  If I'm in one of my moods where I'm feeling fiesty, I will probe a telemarketer and throw out some objections to see how well they handle it.  Usually, its not to...
01/21/2008
I've been blogging my experience with a short sale transaction that is beyond this world.  If you would like to catch up and read the rest of the series, here you go: An Unrealistic Seller, How Banks can Fix the broken short sale process and prevent foreclosures, and Fairly Frustrating Friday Fin...
01/21/2008
I like the AR referral system.  Personally, I think that many folks miss out on the opportunity to refer business out of area or even out of expertise.  All to often, companies instruct their agents to send their referral desks to have them find the best person, only to remit a small portion of t...
01/21/2008
At this point, this transaction could have been written by the striking writers of the Young and the Restless.  So late yesterday, the file is finally reviewed and pushed up the ladder to a negotiator.  Horay!  This morning, I get a call and I'm taken back because this person is local.  What coul...
01/18/2008
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