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Real Estate Agent - Weichert Realtors
I received a call a few days ago from a friend from my years back in college, he said "so, how the #1 Realtor in Bethlehem doing" and to my surprise he was searching for my name and that was the information he found. We weren't in touch for almost two years and if it wasn't for the community he p...
Tomorrow its going to be a very exciting day, I have go to two price reductions meetings. Isn't that fun.Do you rainers outhere have any tips that would like to share?To give you an idea one of the sellers told me that the home is not selling, because god doesn't want to.How about you are overpri...
I received a call last Saturday from a buyer that had a buyer agent. He called me on one of my listings and wanted to see it right then. I was going to meet the guy there and then he called me saying that he was going to be late. Didn't hear from him until yesterday when he call me to tell me tha...
One of my good friends from the office just came from vacation and he got here already upset. I ask why was he so cranky. It seems that one of his clients just bought a property from a different realtor while he was away on vacation. I think that if you have been in real estate long enough, you c...
Happy 4th of July everyone, I just receive a call from one of my recruits that was in a metting with a buyer. We have been negotiating an offer for four days. Now the guy wanted to talk to me regarding what to do, so he ask "what if in the future I have to move to a different state? and then "wha...
I just receive a call from the market center a few minutes ago saying that I just got an offer on one of my listings. The funny thing is, that I never received a call from the other agent. He or she doesn't know what my client is looking for, what terms, are there any other offers, etc.It is just...
Today I had my first closing on a transaction were my buyers only have a tax id #. Now I can say that is posible, however, the transaction itself was a nightmare. The bank keept asking for the most ridiculous things, such as the replacement of a retaining wall and two sets of steps in the back ya...
Good morning, A couple of years ago, to have a few listings was a blessing, nowdays it can be a hasle. The most effective technique that I use is to cover everything upfront. Don't leave the price reduction out of your listing presentation. The last thing I say on my listing presentation is "Now ...
Three simple steps to convert a FSBO:STEP 1: Get in the house. Most real estate agents send pakages and drop information without talking to the homeowner. Get yourself in front of that door and meet that owner, he NEEDS your help. Also, it is a great opportunity to show how much you know and how ...

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