inside real estate

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?
November 11, 2009
Real Estate Issues

This Brokerage Has 750 Listings…..So they must be the best! (Part 2)

I promised a sequel that got into more specifics. So here it is - six major myths about listing a property and marketing a property that are often trumpeted by our own industry. Its been said that if you repeat something often enough it becomes "fact" in the eyes of the consumer. So let's put some of these "facts" to rest.
October 29, 2009
Real Estate Issues

This Brokerage Has 750 Listings…..So they must be the best! (Part 1)

Most sellers assume that since the brokerage is "big" and has capital behind it, that they are the ones spending big bucks on marketing the home. Many big-box national brokerages build on that confusion and perpetuate the myth that their brokerage "brand" makes a significant difference in selling a home for top dollar.
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.