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Real Estate Broker/Owner - The Lafferty Group Real Estate & Consulting
April or May of last year we were told by all the asset managers and asset managment companies that a large number of listings will be coming by July.  When I didn't happen we were told to expect it in October.  Still haven't seen a jump in foreclosure listings, but I know Foreclosures continue a...
We have a Short Sale closing tomorrow and we find out a couple of days ago that the the refrigerator doesn't stay.  It's in the contract as included in the sale and our buyer wants it, but the seller won't include it.  Both parties are ready to walk over an old refrigerator!  We could all litigat...
The Feds have a new plan to buy the bad debt from banks.  It looks like they want private investors to pay 6%, FDIC to take 84%, and 6% to come from the $700 Billion bailout funds and since this does not add up to 100% the Banks must be taking a 4% hit.  From day 1 the Feds have been talking abou...
I thought this link would help explain the $15,000 homebuyer Tax credit.  Comments welcome. http://tinyurl.com/assdpc  
I'm surprised that with all the foreclosures in the last year and what is coming this year that the Banks haven't said they want to be allowed to sell Real Estate.  Banks have been trying for years to get legislation passed that would allow them to sell Real Estate and now they have a slightly op...
Pending Home Sales Show Healthy Gain Pending home sales increased as more buyers took advantage of improved affordability conditions, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Big gains in the South and Midwest offset modest declines in other regions.The Pending Home Sales Index, a forw...
I am convinced more every day that social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn..... are the future of Real Estate.  The other day I had a lunch reception for 30 new agents that joined our association and when introducing myself to the group I told them to embrace the Internet.  Use the socia...
 I have used LinkedIn for over a year and have been tweetting for months and now I have a facebook page and a facebook group called The Lafferty Group Real Estate & Consulting Discussion Board.  Now I need to get all of these to work together to promote The Lafferty Group Real Estate & Consulting...
This is a very important youtube clip. 
In 2008 we had over 36,000 unique visitors to our website viewing over 350,000 pages.  Some new feature to our site were The University of Florida Warrington College of Business Podcast Series and NASA TV, Now we have to turn these visitors to sales.   Go Gators!

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