Category Archives: Tips ‘n Tricks

AS-IS, WHERE-IS, WHAT-IS?

I know the title is screwy, however, all of the contracts I receive for my listings are AS-IS contracts.  So, you ask, what is wrong with that?  AS-IS means AS-IS, not please fix or can you help me pay for all … Continue reading

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Time is of the Essence

Time is of the Essence.  What exactly does that mean?  It means: Once a contract is executed, you HAVE to proceed according to the dictates of the contract that your customer has signed.  If you go one day beyond, or … Continue reading

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How do you spell “stress”?

Reading the morning paper or listening to the news is enough to make anyone stressed out. The economy.  The uncertain marketplace.  Living on commission.  I could go on for paragraphs, but the reality is that life, yes, every day life … Continue reading

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Identify and Evaluate

When we begin working with buyers and showing them homes, how can we best help them evaluate properties before submitting an offer? After 30 some years of selling residential real estate, I have found there are many potential issues that … Continue reading

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Civics…The Silent Generation

This past week I was privileged to sit in on a presentation about Generational Characteristics.  We hear a lot about the aspects of history and how it makes us who we are. As REALTORS, we need to know about these aspects in … Continue reading

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Leave No Blanks!

I always try to discover ways to keep all of us REALTORS out of trouble.  One way I have encountered (and am guilty of myself) is in the “Fill In The Blanks”.  Whether it is the listing agreement, the sales contract … Continue reading

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Halloween…oh the memories

Halloween is almost here.  Do you remember when you were a child and it was Halloween?  We never bought costumes – we made them.  We didn’t know any better!  We painted our faces or wore a hankerchief around our heads: … Continue reading

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