I tell people that I’m a Realtor, but I could just as easily tell them that I’m a researcher of human nature because the real estate process often reveals a person’s true character. Just like Santa, I get to find out who’s good and who’s not as good. Last week I heard two stories that […]
I’ve talked about Bully Offers before (Be True to Your Word. Say No to Bully Offers.), but apparently they really rankle me because I keep wanting to talk about them. Quick refresher: Bully offers are also sometimes referred to as pre-emptive offers or early offers. They work like this: A new home comes on the […]
What happened to the home that was listed way below its fair market value? How many offers were there? What did it sell for? How accurate were my predictions? Was it a good strategy or the wrong thing to do? It’s all in this video.
I went to show my clients a house the other day. The listing had expired a few days earlier, but the listing agent said it was okay to show the house because it would be coming back on the market shortly. When we got to the house, I noticed that the lockbox had another company’s […]
It’s time to talk about Bully Offers because they seem to be rearing their ugly heads more frequently lately. (Two agents have called me in the past three days saying their buyers want to make Bully Offers.) That’s to be expected in this type of real estate market because when buyers get frustrated by not […]
The media’s focus on bad news often results in good news and good people going unnoticed. This is true in real estate, as well. One of the things I enjoy most about being an agent is learning about people because buying or selling a home often reveals a person’s true personality. My client (let’s call her Sam) […]
How many times have you heard someone try to justify unethical behaviour by saying “but it was okay to do that because it was business”? I don’t know about you, but I don’t buy that. Not at all. There isn’t one set of rules for our personal personas and another for our business personas. Ethics […]
I was watching an episode of The Newsroom the other day when I realized that some of the shows I’ve enjoyed most over the years have been about people doing what’s right and standing up for what they believe in. I’m all about being honest and doing the right thing, but I’m in a business […]