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Challenging Appraisals in Today’s Real Estate Market

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There isn’t a week that goes by lately that I don’t hear a nightmare appraisal story from one of my clients. There has been a huge surge in appraisal challenges in the last 90 days and it makes me wonder what is going on! Many transactions today are being delayed because appraisers seem to be […]

The 20 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When They Renovate – Part II

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Last week, I covered ten of the most common mistakes homeowners can make when they take on a renovation project. Here is the rest of my list! Failing To Anticipate Chaos When you are renovating you can expect that something will go wrong.  Timing deadlines often can’t be met because when one things go wrong […]

The Power of Numbers

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Lately I have been working with a lot of numbers and I have been reminded of their power. While numbers themselves are non-emotional, often they bring up a lot of emotion and therefore, are sometimes avoided. Anyone who has ever not opened their credit card statement or avoided revisiting their commission statements knows exactly what […]

September Buyers and Sellers: Savvy and Serious!

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September is a month of new beginnings for kids going back to school and parents getting back to their pre-summer routine. With the busy-ness of the summer finally behind them many buyers and sellers that did not take action in the summer will be primed and ready to move forward in the fall. September can […]

How to Let Go and Learn to Delegate

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When I first started selling real estate, I was a young “whipper-snapper” who wanted to set the entire industry on fire.  I had it all planned.  I was going to be the Number One real estate agent in America – no, the WORLD! – and I was going to do it alone. Being young and naïve, I […]

Coping With Life as a Business Owner

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How many hats do you wear? As a real estate salesperson, you’re painfully aware that you’re not just a salesperson. You’re a marketer, financial consultant, troubleshooter, negotiator, computer repair person, legal consultant, and customer service representative, not to mention the owner of a small business. Yes, you are the President, the Chief, the Boss and CEO […]

Persistence is Powerful: Lessons I’ve Learned from Mati

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Her name is Matilyn (I call her Mati or Monkey) and she is one of my daughter’s best friends. After years of her spending time in my home and at horse shows together she has become my friend too. In fact, my daughter jokes that when Mati comes to visit, she is really coming to […]

Zebras On Safari!

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For those clients who have been with me awhile may remember Virginia – she is a world traveler! Recently she went on safari in Africa and took the amazing zebra photos you see below which she, of course, sent to me… Aren’t these guys cute? Thank you, Virginia, for your #zebraspotting contribution!

Pricing in a Hot Market

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Sellers can be very unrealistic about the price they want you to list their home for, especially when the market is moving quickly and in their favor. Many agents get caught up with their seller’s optimism because, to some degree, they feel the seller has a point. After all, homes are selling like hotcakes and […]

Aging in Place: What You Need to Know

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Every year when I do my annual predictions I make a prediction on home renovation activity. It is no secret to anyone who has read these predictions that I have been predicting record high renovation projects to be started and completed in the next five years. The reason for this is very simple, people are […]

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