Buyers Info

January 21, 2010
Real Estate Issues

The Self Defeating Brokerage Recruitment Model…the vicious circle continues:

The way brokerages function often is a mystery to the consumer and it often comes as a shock to new agents who think that the brokerage is there to "support" them. Most brokerages disconnected from customer service and the newly licensed agent course became the big cash cow. They recruited and recruited throwing anyone with a license and a pulse up against a wall and hoping that something will stick.
January 17, 2010
Real Estate Issues

How far is too far? Does having a large geographic range of service make sense for the client?

It is very interesting that just as consumers are demanding ever more hyper-local content and knowledge from agents that we are also seeing another distinct trend in the opposite direction: the tendency to list and sell to larger and larger geographic areas.
November 22, 2009
Real Estate Issues

Defining “success” in the real estate – or how not to choose a real estate agent

How exactly should one define success in real estate? How should these bottom line numbers like sales production and number of listings held factor into a home owners decision about who to sign a listing contract with?
September 28, 2009
Trust - A broken link

Vote with your feet: Just say “NO” to Big-Box Bankmarts!

Over the past four months, I've had five transactions with one particular big-box bank. All save one were a complete nightmare. all I ever get from the powers that be at any Big-Box Bankmart is snarky arrogance bordering on disdain. Its pretty simple....Big-Box Bankmarts pretty much feel that they are in full control of the situation.
July 23, 2009
Trust - A broken link

Working cooperatively towards a common goal is a win-win for agents and clients alike…

Over the past few months, several sales-in-progress have been occupying a major portion of my time.  When my clients and I began our journey together we […]
July 9, 2009
Trust - A broken link

No! It’s NOT OK! 90-120 day escrows and endless closing delays are NOT acceptable.

You see, in addition to everything else that I do to complete transactions, I am being confronted with host of escrow issues that I've never seen before. I find myself on the phone constantly trying to prod the banks to close loans that I've had commitments and appraisals on since the beginning of the last century.