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February 26, 2019

What Does The Contract Say?

Depending on how long you have been selling real estate, you may remember a time when contracts were only a few pages in length. Real Estate Contracts Are Thick Today, real estate contracts destroy more trees than the law allows!  […]
February 26, 2019

I Think The Listing Agent Is Shopping My Offer!

As real estate markets heat up, the last thing your buyer wants to think is that the listing agent or seller is “shopping” their offer. The Drop Dead Date One way buyers have heard/read to avoid this from happening is to put […]
February 9, 2019

Meet the Parents

Would it be fair to say that most people like their parents?  I for one LOVE my parents! It’s A Tough Job I think being a parent is one of the toughest jobs on the planet.  Of course you don’t […]
February 6, 2019

Buyers and Sellers Will Resolve Their Issues

It’s so easy for us as real estate professionals to get personally involved in the real estate transaction of our clients.  After all, we have spent hours and hours meeting, driving and working with them and have formed, in most […]
January 7, 2019

The Single Biggest Mistake Real Estate Agents Make When Working With Friends

It’s not unusual for real estate agents to say that they don’t like working with friends.  The rationale I hear is that they prefer to keep their business and personal lives separate.  They have heard too many horror stories about […]
December 14, 2018

The 7 Most Common Issues Found at a Home Inspection

The home inspection contingency is one of the most common contingencies in a real estate contract. Your buyer should know going in, that their home inspector will find issues with the “house of their dreams.” That doesn’t mean that the […]
December 6, 2018

You’re a Realtor – Not a Lawyer

One of the first rules of real estate should be, “You’re a Realtor, not a lawyer.”  Yet I don’t recall anyone making a point to say that. Every Jurisdiction is Different There are some states and jurisdictions that use licensed […]
October 4, 2018

Why Real Estate Agents Shouldn’t Reduce Their Commission

Why real estate agents shouldn’t reduce their commission sounds like a no-brainer. But if you’ve been a real estate agent for any length of time, you have been asked to reduce your commission. The question I always ask myself is […]
February 6, 2015

The Buyer Has a Right to Good Representation

To be clear, buyer’s have a right to representation.  They also have a right NOT to have representation.  Why a buyer would not want full representation is beyond me, but it’s their choice.  As a buyer’s agent you have an […]