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How often should you contact your Realtor?

Whenever you buy or sell a property, you probably are going to ask a Realtor for help. What kind of relationship are you expecting? The basis for any good real estate relationship is good communication. Buyer’s Real Estate Agents Depending…

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South Florida Housing Market August 2017

Real estate is like the stock market, it changes daily. So it is helpful to check on the real estate housing market data often. I find that the monthly reports from the Florida Realtors® is a good source. I post…

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Real Estate Terms

When buying or selling real estate, people will use real estate terms that you may not be familiar with. The real estate process can be a bit confusing, so here are some real estate terms that hopefully will be of…

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Hurricane Irma

Right now, Florida is breathing a huge sigh of relief after Hurricane Irma. Florida is lucky that it got out of this storm with minimal damage. It could have been much worse, and we all know it. Sure, some of…

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Things to do in Dania Beach, Florida

When people think of South Florida, they think of Fort Lauderdale, Miami, even Hollywood. Yet, most people who live in South Florida barely even know where Dania Beach is, let alone that is the first city in Broward County. Dania…

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As Is, means AS IS.

In South Florida, most contracts are written on As Is contracts. The seller doesn’t want to fix anything, and the buyer wants to be able to cancel for any reason, if they don’t like anything in the inspection. Many times,…

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Adventures in Real Estate

I like to share more “colorful” stories, of things that happen in real estate. I had a listing in Hollywood Lakes for sale, and we got a large amount of activity as soon as we listed it. One REALTOR® requested…

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When did people start thinking REALTORS® are magicians?

Often times, an owner will interview multiple REALTORS® when deciding to list their property for sale. When I go to a listing presentation, I bring information about myself, and how I can market the property. I bring a full binder…

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Wait, how long have you been doing this?

Often, I run into REALTORS® that have been in the business forever, yet still don’t seem to know what they are doing. I had a listing in Fort Lauderdale, and a buyer’s agent could show the property by using the…

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Flooring Trends

I always like to check in with my contractors, to see what is trending in real estate. I spoke to my friend Don Panzer, over at Not Just Carpet, to see what was going on in flooring. He was telling…

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How to make your move a bit easier.

RISMedia had a helpful article on ways that you can make your move easier. http://blog.rismedia.com/2015/10-shortcuts-to-make-your-move-easier/ Here are their tips: Find Freebies: They warn you not to get supermarket cartons, since they may contain food residue. Instead, they suggest using Craigslist or…

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You don’t make up the rules as you go along.

With many parties in a real estate transaction, it is important that everyone works together, as best as possible. I had some buyers looking for a second home condo in Aventura. There was a condo that they had interest in,…

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