Cost, Price and Value

  Cost, price, and value are three of the most confusing things about real estate.  This blog was inspired, in part, by a conversation with a consumer.  She’s trying to sell her house on her own, and she did have it appraised.  But she thinks the value as established by the appraiser, is “low”, so […]

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Spring is springing–isn’t it?

Across my section of the real estate world, agents are winter-weary and ready for a change.  realtor.com in today’s blurb for agents, indicated that sellers have a higher level of optimism than in recent years.  I’m predicting an active spring, as some pent-up demand bursts forth with the first spring flowers!

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Community and Why It Matters

For the past several weeks, I’ve been focusing my Facebook posts on our real estate company fan page on two topics: local businesses and the horrible impact of the Biggert-Waters Flood Law. They may not appear to be directly related, but they are. Both deal with community. Communities are, or should be, more than the […]

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Everyone Loses!

I lost three listings last week. So what? –might be the reaction of some people. Let me explain. First of all, after 35 years in the real estate business, I don’t often have listings be withdrawn without being sold. These were withdrawn, because I can’t lie to my sellers. I can’t sell these properties. They […]

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