ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2020 

 Blogging since 2006 has pretty much been a daily ritual. Maybe I haven't written a blog every single day, but I have written over four thousand, logged in every day, and most days talked to a member. Many bloggers are looking for more traffic to their posts or websites. They need to know stats.H...
09/29/2020
 Happy 95th Birthday to my friend Velma  When I called Sunday morning to wish Velma a happy birthday, she was surprised that I remembered. Well, of course, I did. We met many years ago, and I found this lovely lady, brilliant, knowledgeable, kind, and a former school administrator. Velma is an ul...
09/28/2020
  8978 Furrow AveEllicott City 21042MLS MDHW272130Patapsco Park Estates   This is a bright light-filled home found the right buyer who wanted and demanded perfection. Unique in many ways this home needed to be seen. It’s a Rancher with high ceilings wood floors, a kitchen for the most discriminat...
09/27/2020
   New listings, multiple showings, and promises of offers are not for an amateur.  Sizing up seven showings,Sizing up the agent,  sizing up the buyer, and sizing up the motivation of both is crucial. There are some smooth talkers. Are you listening? Who has requested disclosures? Who has verball...
09/26/2020
It only took one day of showings, but it was a busy day with six different potential buyers with agents. 2117 Burdock RdGreengate 21209MLS #MDBC504412 TOO LATE    Mid Century Modern Design. Great use of space and space planning.A bright, gourmet custom kitchen makes use of every inch: Viking gas ...
09/25/2020
 When a friend is also a client...this is the kind of email that shows up:  ''Let’s define “real estate broker,” just so that we’re all on the same page. However, if you have ever searched for, ultimately bought or sold a home or read a real estate blog, you’re already up-to-speed on basic real e...
09/24/2020
 One of the quickest ways to put a post up is through a photoblog. What's that you might ask. Maybe you took an exciting photo, seen a funny sign, seen something unique in a listing, perhaps just an Ah-Ha moment. When reading the latest TRS magazine online this morning, I saw this quote:   and ri...
09/22/2020
   Post-closing occupancy, post-settlement, rent back, no matter what you call it, there are situations when the seller needs to stay in their home after the final closing date takes place. Make these arrangements during initial negotiating. Buyers must agree, and a formal contract or addenda nee...
09/21/2020
re    Negotiate like you mean it.Working with clients, serious about buying in this market takes some negotiation. Find out as much about the property, the seller's motivation, and their closing date needs. It's not always about the highest dollar amount. It may be the closing flexibility. Consid...
09/20/2020
 Smooth closings don't just happen. They are created with teamwork involving knowledgeable, kind, caring people working towards the same goal. So fortunate in my career that I continue to have thethe privilege of meeting these professionals. This week, we closed on 315 Northlands Ct. Bulle Rock. ...
09/19/2020
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