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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Oh no she didn’t!!!

Yes, REALTOR® get paid on commission, but the amount in commission change for let’s say, $5,000-$10,000 in purchase price, is quite minimal. Meaning, it is in our best interest to negotiate the best price for our customers. Let’s focus on…

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Saying I do

Weddings… They are so beautiful and exciting, right? You watch one person look into another person’s eyes, and say that they will love them until they die, that they will always be there for them, in sickness and in health……

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Monkey in the Middle

Often times, people forget that a REALTOR® is just the “middleman” in a real estate transaction. As a REALTOR®, my job is to provide my buyers and sellers with information to help them make the best decision for them. Sometimes…

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Why don’t I just use the listing agent?

Often, buyers feel that they don’t need a REALTOR®, and they can just call the listing agents directly. Their logic is, “If I am using the listing agent, I can probably get a better deal since the listing agent can…

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Please, make an appointment?

I love showing homes. That is the most fun part of my job as a REALTOR®. The hardest part of my job? Scheduling those showings. I make sure that I respond very quickly to anyone who wants to show any of…

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What makes a REAL estate CONTRACT?

Many people use the term OFFER and CONTRACT loosely in real estate, REALTORS® included. When you write an offer on a property, that is where you are putting in writing, your intent to buy the property. As soon as the…

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Choose your battles.

I know, back when you were a child, it was so hard learning that you couldn’t have everything. Yet as adults, many of us still have that same problem. When you are trying to purchase a property, getting absolutely everything you want, is…

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