Are you a shopper or a buyer?

A big pet peeve of mine as a REALTOR®, is other real estate agents who show buyers properties that they can’t afford. Let me tell you something that should not come off as a surprise, more expensive properties are going…

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Real Estate, it is a bit OFF.

Real estate runs pretty much the opposite of the average work schedule of 9am-5pm. A lot of property is shown in the evenings, weekends and on holidays. So, when you are going to be getting involved in a real estate…

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And how will you be paying for that?

When going to buy a property, most people will be purchasing with financing. From a buyer’s perspective, they might wonder why a seller prefers cash over financing, since they are going to get the money at the end of the day…

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Show me the HOUSE!

There is a forever ongoing debate in real estate, if listings should be on lockbox or personally shown by the listing agent. I feel that 80% of the time it should be on lockbox, and 20% of the time, it…

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And now for your morning real estate giggle…

I have had a number of humorous conversations with people, while I have been a REALTOR®. Here are two of my favorites, that I hope you enjoy. 1. I had a listing in Weston, where the owner had two dogs. For…

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Two Big Deadlines in a Contract

So, you got a contract. Yea! You are so excited, you are buying the house of your dreams! You can’t wait to figure out where all your furniture is going to go, and what colors you are going to paint…

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Price Range Strategy

Every seller wants as much money as they can get for their property. But they have to remember, that a property is only worth what the market will give you. I like to promote a realistic price range strategy with my sellers.…

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Let’s talk about the dead guy

Part of the reason I love my job, is that I get to tell all these “interesting” stories. I had a seller who was a bit stubborn on her price. The problem was that there was a reverse mortgage on…

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Get a THOROUGH inspection

Buying a property is a huge investment. You want to know as much about that property as possible, which is why you get an inspection. And let me add, every property has something wrong with it. I tell my buyers to expect $2000-$3000…

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Always play nice…

Just like anything, there are good REALTORS®, and there are bad REALTORS®. But my job as a real estate agent, is to get the transaction closed, as best as possible, for my customers. Quite often, my customers pick up on…

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An Important Quality your REALTOR® should have

One of the biggest complaints people have about REALTORS®, is the lack of communication. That is a huge topic in itself, but I want to focus on the Buyer aspect of it. So, you are a buyer and you are…

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A little known negotiation technique

Everyone has their own way of negotiating in real estate. Sometimes buyers will give their best offer and say, “Take it or leave it,” while others like to come in low, expecting to go back and forth a bit. You can…

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How houses REALLY show…

Everyone loves those real estate shows, where you can look inside beautiful homes. Those shows rarely seem to show the more “interesting,” real estate settings. I had a recent one which was so entertaining, I had to share. I was…

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REALTORS® need to keep their customers in check

Sure, we always want more money, but it doesn’t mean that we can always get it. I had some buyers looking in Jacaranda Lakes, a nice community in Plantation. We saw a beautiful waterfront 5 bedroom home, listed at $499,000.…

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