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The Sellers Should Not Be Making This Much MoneyEvery once in a while, a buyer emerges that truly has no appreciation for other people's real estate appreciation.  They will look at public records and obsess over what a seller paid for a home back in 1950, and then bellyache they are not going to...
12/04/2020
Another Day in the Life of a Centreville Listing AgentStarting this week, it looked as though a few of my deals that were slotted to close were having delays.  No one likes a delay, but delays are minor problems.  If a buyer can still close, but a lender needs more time, generally it is not a big...
12/03/2020
The MLS is a Powerful ToolAny top producing real estate agent knows how to do quick investigations using the MLS.  Early on in my career when I would sit as the floor agent in the office, I would get callers with not nearly enough information on properties wanting more information.  I quickly lea...
12/02/2020
Does Your Agent Understand the Advantage of a Back Up Offer?  Not every real estate agent in the Bristow-Gainesville marketplace understands the value in being a ratified back up offer.  That goes for both listing and buyer agents.  The sad thing is that whenever there is a real estate agent with...
11/28/2020
Buyers Aren't Looking For Homes Before the Holidays, Are They? There are plenty of agents in my own marketplace that create self-fulfilling prophecy that there isn't anything that happens in the world of real estate between November and December.  Each year, those agents overlook opportunities to...
11/25/2020
Sharing Ideas with Other AgentsFor agents that aren't familiar with a blogging network like Active Rain, the idea of sharing ideas with their colleagues may seem odd.  I don't know.  For me it never seemed odd to brainstorm and get different perspectives on things.  Then again, I affiliated with ...
11/23/2020
Why Do Some Agents Make it This Job So Difficult?A tale of success and a tale of frustration are unfolding in my world simultaneously.  Let's get the frustration out of the way.  I have a listing with an offer deadline and about half a dozen agents asking me to let them know if I get an offer.  A...
11/22/2020
Strange Moments in Real EstateIf there is one thing the real estate agents in my market who know me on a personal level have heard me say time and again, it's that real estate agents should have their own open mic night at their local comedy club.  We get together over a cocktail and you wouldn't...
11/21/2020
I missed this last year when Marte Cliff posted it, but am so glad I found it today.  Cutting our losses, financial, emotional, time spent, etc. is important to do.  It's easy to find yourself continuing to buy in to a lost cause. Chances are, you either suffer from sunk cost fallacy right now, o...
11/21/2020
Oh, I Don't Think So...Today I had the pleasure of helping a buyer client tour property.  For the first time since we had started this adventure in early summer, every property we found had possibility.  And out of the three, two of them were in the running for an offer from my buyer.  It was a g...
11/20/2020
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