Category Archives: Buying a house

Can a realtor refuse to double-end a deal?

I recently received this email from someone who follows my blog: I’m faced with a situation whereby I submitted an offer to a selling agent. Documents accompanying my offer include 1) Form 310: Buyer Customer Service Agreement, 2) Form 810: Working … Continue reading

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One showing: an offer, happy clients!

I sometimes think of my job as  matchmaking and if I do it well, I can find a buyer a property fairly efficiently. But finding the right  buyer for the right house in one showing is my new personal record! I had … Continue reading

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Want to sell your house? Make it easy for a realtor to show.

I’ve just had a crazy week trying to organize 24+ showings for an out-of-town couple that were serious buyers with a healthy budget. Why was it so crazy? Because of the Rubik’s cube of restrictions that sellers had put on properties … Continue reading

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Passing up Good Deals for the Wrong Reasons

One of the mistakes I find buyers often make is passing up on good deals because they wonder why, if the price is so good, no one else has bought the property, and think there must be something wrong with it. In a hot … Continue reading

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Moving with a Pet? Here are some tips.

The following is a guest post, contributed by John at MovingFC.com. Thanks, John! ___________________ Are you a pet owner who is looking for a new home or will be moving to a new one soon? Unfortunately, your moving experience is … Continue reading

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The Christmas market for houses.

I’ve been surprised this year by how busy the Christmas market has been in real estate. Traditionally, we think of the winter as being slow and the spring as being when things pick up. But the Internet seems to have … Continue reading

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What’s an irrevocable period?

The “irrevocable” is a term you hear realtors throw around, but most of my clients have no idea what it is. It’s the time period — or deadline–  to make a decision, sign the necessary papers, and get it back to … Continue reading

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