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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Double Secret Listings

Every so often, you might come across a listing with little information or with no MLS # or address. Stop right there, for when a home is for sale, REALTORS® will market it EVERYWHERE because they want to sell it. If there…

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Feeling Zesty!

There are plenty of real estate search sites you can use online. Sure, it is fun to play around on them, and search for all sorts of fun properties. But, that doesn’t replace a good REALTOR®. A good REALTOR® can customize…

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Make sure to get their number.

There are a lot of different REALTORS® out there, and it sometimes can be hard to differentiate what kind of REALTOR® would work best for you and your needs. The best advice I can give is to see what number they give…

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Remember, it isn’t your home just yet.

I guarantee that every home inspection will show something that could be fixed. Most buyers can handle the minor things, but when the number adds up, many times the buyers and sellers will negotiate something for it. With the larger issues, often…

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Real Estate is about helping others.

Real estate is a service industry where your job is to help the buyer or seller achieve their goal (which can vary). That means you have to know what their goal is. Larry King once said, “I never learned anything…

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You remember how to read and do math, right?

As a buyer, many times you use a REALTOR® to guide you through the process. You hope that they can provide you with extra helpful information as a real estate professional. But, it really annoys me when REALTORS® can’t read or…

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