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I had an early inspection this morning.While I was standing on the sidewalk, trying to blow warm air onto my hands through a facemask, I saw a tiny Chevrolet Spark trying to parallel park into a Cadillac El Dorado-sized parking space.The driver was aware that the inspector and I were watching. (...
Back in the day, when we actually used to spend time in our offices, there was an agent in ours who claimed that each and every client belonged to him."That's my client... I met them at the farmer's market... My daughter introduced them to me... we talked at our open house... I've shown them seve...
I just spent the last couple of hours absorbing two different (totally different) town halls.After watching both of those, I need some cleansing, some purging.Maybe you do too? Enjoy.
A client of mine recently found herself at the receiving end of a tirade from an agent at an open house.She recently bought a home with me, and decided to attend a local Sunday Open House. I have trained her well, so she knows that when she attends Open Houses, when she signs in, she puts my nam...
Points. Points have always been a topic of discussion, here in the rain. And the topic has reared its ugly head again.There are a handful of discussions going on about "where are my missing points"?Active Rain told us that our missing June posts would 'eventually' return... and they finally did...
This week has been all about chasing people. Chasing lenders, chasing appraisers, chasing attorneys.Our market is as busy as it's been for quite a while. Well-priced properties are flying off the shelf, and that's causing a little traffic jam down the road.Getting appraisals done on properties ...
Naked pics... used in the name of click-bait, just to get you inside to read the balance of the post.Effective? Sometimes. Apparently, at least according to our friend Bill Spear, more effective with males than female. (the lookers, I mean... not the nekkid) Do you feel tricked, betrayed?Does ...
This note to Zillow's shareholders in their fourth quarter report. Just to pull out what I consider the important point, so that you don't miss it, they say "We are in the midst of a multi-year journey to expand Zillow beyond the place people turn to 'search and find' real estate, to the brand p...
It recently came to my attention ... a local agent was on his cell phone with his buyer... giving him the one-day-code for the Electronic Lockbox on a listing. That's right. The agent wasn't present... the buyer (and his family) was in front of the property, and the agent read him the one-day-c...
I don't know how I'm going to tie in that headline, yet. I was watching Good Morning America and they had Samin Nostra on (star of Salt, Fat, Acid & Heat)... and I bastardized the headline. Now I need to back it up with content. Usually I work the other way around: I write the post, and then I ...