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2013 

For the first time ever, I asked a listing agent yesterday to prepare a Notice to Perform for my buyer. The buyer has not deposited the earnest money for over 2 weeks. They also have not provided proof of funds. They have done a home inspection. They are communicating but not doing anything. In t...
11/26/2013
My agents and I have been doing mastermind groups for many years. We share ideas on marketing, closing, prospecting and so on. We have a Japanese friend coming from Hawaii this weekend who has not been to the mainland very often. We wanted to make places to show here around our area and show her ...
11/21/2013
The best tip I have for selling your home quickly is to lower the price. The condition, market exposure and marketing, location, staging, all matter, but most of all the price matters most. Have your agent take you and show you similar homes in your area that are for sale and are recently sold, s...
11/19/2013
As we pass through life, we learn more about life and ourselves each day. I have learned to do al I can do each day. Peole keep saying you do not regret theings you do. You regret the things you did not do. Take calculated risks. Do what is fun. Show love to others. Be calm and kind. Be grateful....
11/18/2013
Many buyers wonder why they should spend the money on a home inspection when the home looks ok to them. It is good know what is going on behind the scenes in a house. Is the water pressure ok? Is there evidence of a past leak? Do the appliances work ok? Is the air conditioning functioning at full...
11/16/2013
Here are some options for when the home you have sold does not meet appraisal: 1. Have the seller lower the price 2. Have the buyer come in with the extra money 3. Ask for an appraisal review 4. Cancel the deal and find the buyer a home that does appraise. Many times we work out a low appraisal b...
11/15/2013
Yesterday I was at a real estate event at a new home development here in La Quinta, California. I learned that 2700 square feet is the median size of a home here in La Quinta. This means 50% of the homes are over 2700 square feet and 50% of the homes are under 2700 square feet. 80% of the homes o...
11/15/2013
I become more and more aware of tasks each day that take time from my work day. I am careful to block times for work only, but some tasks just have to be done. 1. Car washed and serviced 2. New tires for the car 3. Doctor appointments 4. Blood tests 5. Grocery shopping 6. Laundry 7. Make the bed ...
11/13/2013
Our season is officially underway. The snowbirds are back. The golf course are open. The flowers are blooming. The restaurants are packed. There are lines at the grocery store checkout. The parking lots are full. The area is full of life. The weather is gorgeous - cool evenings and warm sunny day...
11/13/2013
1. Have a completed application and credit report ready 2. Drive by the house first to make sure you like it 3. Find out the minimum standards of the landlord 4. Have the home inspected for maintenance and code issues 5.Get references on the landlord and how the property is managed and maintained...
11/12/2013
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