Category Archives: Risk management

When do you have an effective date?

Ok I know I have mentioned this before, but when do you have an effective date?  The effective date (as written in the contract ) is the date the last party signs or initials.  So I go by the contract…but … Continue reading

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What exactly is a Non-representative Broker?

Here  I am, another Monday morning with a question, that I probably should have gotten an answer to awhile back.  What exactly is a non-rep broker/agent? I think I know but somebody please educate me.  Do they, for a fee, … Continue reading

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From Beginning to End…and Everything In-between!

I am sure we have heard and discussed discount brokers and limited service brokers, you know the ones that charge a minimal fee, put the listing in the MLS and do very little or nothing else.  The discussion goes into … Continue reading

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How come you didn’t tell me?

As I prepare to show property today, I am thinking back to the first few years in real estate….now that’s going back to prehistoric times (my sons would say!). Nevertheless, I remember a Buyer asking me what the neighborhood was … Continue reading

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T.M.I…Oh My!

Have you ever heard T.M.I.…“Too much information”?  I am sure that we as Realtors want to give our customers, in this case Buyers, as much info as we can so as to help them make their decision in the home … Continue reading

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Take it or Leave it

As I showed property this week to several Buyers, I learned to ask….”What is included in the sale?”  Many Realtors don’t take the time to check with the Seller as to what stays or not.  We fail to inform the … Continue reading

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Driving the Transaction

The real estate contract (as I have said in other posts) drives the transaction. But what about the addenda? We have many addenda: lead base paint, appraisal, etc. These addenda, if checked, also drive the transaction and in some cases … Continue reading

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