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Recently I've been helping a family that doesn't speak good English. Under normal circumstances you would think its a big pain in the rear. Well it could be but, I've had a very unique situation. Everyone involved in the transaction is from one of the same towns my dad is from. (We are Armenian b...
10/12/2011
I see it all the time, agents stating they are the number #1 REALTOR® in the area. It does often make me wonder why someone would list their property or buy with a REALTOR® that has so much on their plate. For arguments sake, lets assume we are talking about someone that has 20 or more listings. ...
08/11/2011
You ever look a listing and wonder who would post pictures like that, why are their only 2 pictures, why is this person only offering a 1% co-broke, and then you find out its being offered through a entry only listing service. Dealing with a seller directly in most cases while your representing a...
07/07/2011
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I resently closed two transactions from a referral of another AR users from California! It was hard work but, definatley paid off. I received an AR message that my fellow Realtor Rob Magnotta had a client that needed to sell her home in North Andover . Rob had said he was looking for a top AR Rea...
05/27/2011
You always hear Real Estate Professionals talk about it all being about location when it comes to a great property. Recently, I feel as though that theory should be thrown out the door. Here is my reason. I have a listing which is in a phenomenal area. Its a big colonial, in its own subdivision ...
03/25/2011
The other day a buyers of mine wanted to see a listing in town. So I gathered the info and sent it on over to them and we made an appointment to see the listing. I noticed that the property was in close proximity to power-lines and told the buyer but, I figured we'd see it anyways...The buyer nee...
12/30/2010
156 Berkeley St. North Andover, MA 01845 Open House Sunday 11/21, 1-3pm Located in one of North Andover’s most desirable neighborhoods, w/ walking path to Franklin School. This large colonial boast an enormous fire-placed FR, large eat-in KIT, LR , formal DR with wainscoting. 4 bedrooms located o...
10/29/2010
The worst thing a seller can do is over price a home especially in a buyers market. Everyone believes there house is unique and better than their neighbors but, pricing a home isn’t rocket science. Many things come into play when determining a price however there’s only a few that really matter. ...
10/01/2010
Inflation, Deflation, Jobs, and the Consumer. Where is the economy heading? Thursday's jobless claims rose 19,000 to 479,000 week ending July 31st and people filing for continuing claims dipped slightly to 4.537 Million vs. last weeks 4.571 Million. All eyes will be on tomorrow's unemployment rep...
08/05/2010
Greg Afarian's Market Report week of April 4th through the 9th. This week we saw testimony on Capitol Hill regarding the mortgage crisis as committee members questioned former Fed Chairman Allen Greenspan, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Runin, Ex Citigroup CEO Chick Prince. It is upsetting...
04/09/2010
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