Category Archives: Hiring an Agent

Should the Buyer and Seller Talk Directly

Since I was a small pup in real estate, I was taught that we agents should keep the buyer and seller apart at all costs. God forbid, they might find they don’t need us or something. We agents were supposed … Continue reading

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Discrimination

April is Fair Housing Month and this year marks 43 years since the Fair Housing Act was passed.  So I’m sad to say that, according to a study (this is a PDF file) by the National Fair Housing Alliance, discrimination … Continue reading

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Deal-Killer Home Inspectors

And Why I Love ‘Em! There is definitely a tug-of-war between real estate agents and home inspectors. We want to sell the house and the inspector has the potential to shut it down. Many agents work hard to find a … Continue reading

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What You Say Matters

In yesterday’s post about representation, Ken Montville and I had a little exchange in the comments that got me to thinking about how we agents explain one of our most important (and mandatory) disclosures – the Understanding Whom Agents Represent … Continue reading

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Drama-Free Zone – Please!

There are some agents who feel they must create drama in order to prove to their clients that they are working hard on the client’s behalf. These are the worst transactions to be involved in as just about everyone leaves … Continue reading

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