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Real Estate is a profession in which we handle so many tasks, that we need to organize our days in such a way that we get everything done...and then some.It's not enough that we take care of our current clients' needs, whether they are looking for a home, selling a home, or are in escrow where "t...
10/02/2017
Real estate agents know that when an escrow closes, the client/agent relationship ends. Yes, it does, just check with your Errors and Omissions insurance agent.Obviously, we agents don't stop talking to our "past" clients once the transaction is closed. You know, we might send them a gift, invite...
09/27/2017
When you hire a real estate agent, what do you expect of him or her?Be there for them.Yes, there is a long list of things that a real estate agent does for you, whether you are a buyer or a seller, that's just a given. That's our job and we better do it well.Answer your phone when they call, get ...
09/08/2017
This Activerain contest was something I wanted to enter but had a hard time choosing a topic. My life has just been so full of - I can only call it - ADVENTURE, what to pick? Not until I read Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland entry did I decide what to pick.Ria, my girlfriend of 40+ years. Photo ...
08/14/2017
Part of the Activerain August contest challenge is to give credit to early "mentors" and those whom I looked up to. When I started in real estate in 2006, I felt very idealistic. The market was still rising, anything coming up for sale sold pretty much the same week. It wasn't that inventory was ...
08/09/2017
Here is the scenario:I received a back-up offer yesterday - one that was knowingly submitted as one - on a new listing of mine. Agents and their clients have been all over it but, after 24 hours, no offers had come in yet.In the meantime, a prospective buyer contacted me, I showed them the home, ...
07/23/2017
Are you interested in opening a retail shop, gallery or restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea?Conversely, how would you go about "selling" your lease or your business in Carmel-by-the-Sea?HIRE ME AS YOUR BROKER TO REPRESENT YOU!WHY?BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ARE SCARCE ON THE MLS.There are no standard rule...
07/13/2017
Probably once a year, I go to those I "follow" and those who "follow" me here on Activerain just to see what's going on.FOLLOWERS:I am gratified to see that those who follow me are mainly dyed-in-the-wool Rainmakers, often with hundreds more following them than I count on mine. And most of them I...
07/05/2017
"Are you mainly a listing agent" was the question posed to me by a seller yesterday. "You know, one of those who lists houses, then has other other agents bring you their buyers."Although I satisfied his answer with a "no", it really is more complicated than that.1. There are a lot of agents who ...
07/04/2017
The first half of 2017 just roared by, and here I am on June 29, 2017 thinking about what could I have done better, differently or not at all.And the answer is:I don't think there is anything more I could have done unless other opportunities had come my way. I did all that I could that I had cont...
06/29/2017
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