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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Gordon's Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage
2 of my Estate Services Coordinators attended an education session this week on Elder Abuse and prepared this summary for our company blog.  I wanted to also post it on my Active Rain Blog.  I have no comments, my employees speak well on their own behalf. On Wednesday, March 4th Cathy Gordon and ...
"We chose Gordon's Estate services purely by accident.  I called Alicia Gordon initially to discuss some antique furniture that I wished to have auctioned.  That was my first step in getting ready to sell my home.  To my surprise when Alicia came to visit she explained a new concept in home selli...
It is funny how many comments that we get from other Realtors telling us that our property information packages are the best they had ever seen and they wished that all Realtors prepared packages the way we do.  Similarly, we get the same comments from buyers not only working with our firm, but w...
We find as people age today, they chase their children and grandchildren around the country. Not too long ago, families lived in the same place from birth to death. Today, this is an unusual phenomenon. When children leave the nest today, they don't move to the next twig or branch anymore, they m...
In general, there are 3 types of auction methodologies including:UNRESERVED AUCTIONAn unreserved auction is simple and straightforward.  No minimum price will limit the bid and the property will sell regardless of price.  Although an unreserved auction will 100% of the time generate maximum inter...
Definition - The FIRM, TRANSPARENT and TIME DEFINED sale of real estate by COMPTETIVE BID.What part of this definition is offending, complicated or negative?. Achieving the Definition There are several alternative ways to achieve the definition of a real estate auction, with or without an auction...
A "mechanism" used to obtain the best available offer(s) in the marketplace under a controlled set of circumstances.  My definition of a RE auction is simple and powerful: The Firm and Time Defined sale of real estate by Competitive Bid.  How you achieve this definition is irrelevant.  Those in t...
Much around the traditional real estate industry has changed, but the mechanism (the listing) used to attain the end, (the sale), has not changed. This industry standard remains in place. Organized real estate began in North America with the National Association of Realtors forming in 1908 with 1...

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