THE INTERVIEW – A true story

The other day, I received a call from Mr. Seller.  Mr. Seller was referred to me by an acquaintance.  Mr. Seller started the “phone interview” by saying he was looking to sell his house and he had ONE very important question for me.  Assuming his question was going to be about commission, I sat straight upContinue reading “THE INTERVIEW – A true story”

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HOUSE-HUNTERS

HGTV is my MTV and “House-Hunters” is one of my favorite “music videos!” HGTV has been airing “House-Hunters” over and over and over again.  The scenarios with each couple are also repetitive.  On each episode, there are two people buying a home for the first time. They have THREE categories to seriously consider… 1. Price 2.Continue reading “HOUSE-HUNTERS”

HEY! RASPA GUY!

What a weekend I’m having so far!  Last night, I tried a new eatery (151 Bar & Grill), today I was out showing properties all afternoon and I ended the day with a sweet and sour “Mangonada” created by one of my best buddies, Steve Casas.  I took my client and her sister to meetContinue reading “HEY! RASPA GUY!”

BOTHER A REALTOR®

Today, I was researching Real Estate Apps from my phone. On one of the applications, I saw a user’s comment that read, “I want to find information on a house (online) before I bother a REALTOR®.” I’m sure I speak for many of us when I say, “PLEASE, BOTHER US!” For one, it’s not aContinue reading “BOTHER A REALTOR®”

Between Friends (Newsletter) 2012

BETWEEN FRIENDS is a monthly newsletter filled with household tips, a monthly recipe and general real estate news.  Get your copy today! “Between Friends” – Jul 2012In this Month’s Issue:Health & Safety:  Sharpen Your MemoryHelpful Hints:  Beating ProcrastinationSavor the Flavor-Recipe:  Greek Grilled CheeseBrain Teasers:  Olympic TriviaHousehold Tips:  Ideas for Creative Reuse BetweenFriends-Jun2012In this Month’s Issue:Health & Safety:  Guidelines for Child SafetyContinue reading “Between Friends (Newsletter) 2012”

REALTORS® are Secret Weapons

Chances are, if you’re thinking about buying a home, you are wanting to research as much information as possible before speaking with a “salesperson.” I don’t blame you. When I’m shopping for a car, I do the EXACT same thing. I want to be armed with information so I feel like I have more control.Continue reading “REALTORS® are Secret Weapons”

ARM WRESTLING: Buyer-VS-Seller

BUYERS CAN HAVE LEVERAGE!  Don’t let anyone tell you differently.  One seller lost out on my Buyer’s offer because he didn’t want to budge on his price or on closing costs. The Seller would rather wait and see if his “back-up” buyer fixes his credit and pays full price.  He HOPES the back-up buyer comesContinue reading “ARM WRESTLING: Buyer-VS-Seller”

I’M NOT CUT-OUT FOR USED CAR SALES

If I were a used car salesperson, I’d have the WORSE sales record EVER! If I knew a car was just pulled out of a river or if the engine was being held by twist-ties, I would send you to another dealership. I’m not saying that all car salespeople are unethical, I’m just saying thatContinue reading “I’M NOT CUT-OUT FOR USED CAR SALES”

Yes to HOA’s

This house might be fun to pass by if you’re living on a street called “Candy Land!” “Won’t you be my neighbor?”  Uhh… No!  I don’t think so.  Here’s a perfect example of why HOA’s are a good thing for a community.  Can you imagine the frustration the neighbors will have when they try toContinue reading “Yes to HOA’s”

Dream Home turns into a NIGHTMARE

After about three years in their new home, a young couple’s mortgage payment increased, the husband’s income decreased and now they are about to lose their dream home.  Trying to salvage their credit, the couple is attempting to list and sell their house before the bank forecloses on them.  In the meantime, the young coupleContinue reading “Dream Home turns into a NIGHTMARE”