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Year to Date Home Sales vs. Same Period Last Year

  This matrix reveals a comparison of year to date single family home sales this year vs. the same period last year as reported to the Rim Association of Realtors.  Activity levels are consistent year over year.  Of note is

Posted in Market Conditions, Market Statistics, The Business

“I am going to wait until home prices go up!”

Had a conversation yesterday with a seller who was having a hard time grasping that waiting for the market to increase would actually cost him nearly $24,000. This seller has had his property positioned well above the market since October

Posted in For Sellers, Selling Tips, The Business

How long have you been selling real estate.

. “So, how long have you been selling real estate?” One of the biggest hurdles for new REALTORS® is overcoming a lack of experience when meeting with a potential client. Motivation, marketing skills, and preparation go a long way, but

Posted in For Agents, The Business

Ask the Broker…

Q: A buyer’s agent has requested that she present her buyer’s offer on our seller’s listing (with us present, of course). I think such a request is within the agent’s rights, although our seller didn’t like the idea. What does the

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Sphere of Influence

Probably the most under utilized method of getting new sales and listings is the “warm market” or “sphere of influence”. This an agents list of family, friends, acquaintances, and previous clients.  You have to ask yourself a question. When was

Posted in For Agents, The Business

How many Cash Sales Are there….??

Bill Erambert asked me this morning if I had any statistics in Arrowhead Woods on the percentage of home sales in the $500,000 to $600,000 price range are selling for cash… (no loan). I pulled the report which showed that there

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Funny Real Estate Responses

I follow up after all showings of any listings that we are managing.  This weekend when I called the agent to ask what their client thought, the response was that they loved everything about the property except that it was

Posted in Funny, Selling Tips, The Business

Commitment to the High End

About Coldwell Banker Previews The Previews® program was founded in 1933 by Henderson Talbot, a young entrepreneur who was one of the first to market real estate beyond his local area. He specialized exclusively in marketing fine properties nationally and

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Why Hasn’t My Home Sold?

There are 4 reasons a home has not sold: – Location – Condition – Price – Lack of Marketing by the Realtor If your home has been on the market for up to six months, is in a good location,

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Lenders in Settlement Send Out Checks to Foreclosed Borrowers

I had a client call yesterday asking about a check she received in the mail…. was it legit?…. here is the info on it: As part of a settlement with federal regulators, 13 lenders this week are starting to pay

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