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“Bad, bad,” says the buyer but when he goes away, then he boasts -Proverbs 20:14 August 2, 2012

Every morning I get emailed Bible verses (not pushing my religion, just saying) and this one came through a couple of days ago. I couldn’t help seeing how it was such a reminder of how hard our Clients can be on us even when they know they’re getting the very best from us and/or the market.

See, we don’t make the market or the conditions, we just interpret the market and navigate the conditions. When it’s presented to your Clients like that at the beginning of every relationship, they’re expectations are in line with what you can actually do for them. I would most preferably have this conversation when I do a Listing Appointment or a Buyer’s Consultation (which is when I get the Buyer Broker signed – and get one of those suckers Every. Single. Time.).

Do ya’ll preface ya’ll’s relationships like this? Or are you letting your Clients scream “BAD” in your face?

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Home Prices Lowest Since 2002 February 28, 2012

How you like them apples?

CNN Money reported this morning that prices have fallen to a 10 year low but the number of homes being sold has been on an uptick. This is exciting news for Buyers and if you’re Selling now, you can rest assured that your home should sell quickly (if prices appropriately). Happy Tuesday, ya’ll!

 

3 Closings in One Week! January 29, 2010

I’ve been very blessed with getting 2 Buyers into their 1st homes and helping an investor on a flip property! I love when all the work comes together!

I’m busy wrapping up lots of work before I head to Indian Wells next week. And, man, is there a ton!

They’ve started highlighting some of the subjects we’ll be talking about and they’re all very worth conversations. First off, California is trying to make their own tax credit so when the Federal Government’s Tax Credit Expires, we’d want one in place that’s similar.

Also, we’ll be looking at getting a statewide standard for property maintenance. Some cities are really good about taking care of their code violations and some aren’t. We’d like to see something that isn’t so spotty.

We’re also going to be voting on something for the HOAs. Right now when and HOA wants to change the rules, it just has to be a majority vote.  We would like to see a 2/3 vote. This protects the HOA that someone purchases in from major changes without major agreement.

We’re also expecting some new news from Fannie and Freddie regarding the process and what we can expect for the future.

And, one that’s close to my heart, the editing of the Purchase Contract. With as many Short Sales and REOs that our Buyers are writing offers on, we need to make sure that we’re protecting them in every way we can. Also, one of the changes would address the issue of technology that is hanging on the wall. Per the Contract now, anything attached to the home is included in the sale unless expressly written otherwise. How many times do you think that someone doesn’t even think about writing that their TV is coming with them? All the time!

I’ll update ya’ll when I get back from the CAR Meetings in Indian Wells with lots of information!

And, stay tuned for YPN events that are coming up… they’re going to be great!