An offer I can’t refuse

Posted In: For Buyers, For Sellers, Good ol' Fashion Humor
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Why are garage sales called “garage sales” yet they rarely take place in the garage? I recently came across an advertisement for a garage sale that said “What would you pay for this?” No item came with a price tag attached to it; buyer’s were the one who decided how much to pay for it. There was no haggling or [...]

Marketing for the new generation

Posted In: Listings, Web/Tech
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Give me your best marketing pitch and tell me why it works. I’ve had to get a little creative with my listings. It seems every listing agent has a website (www.123Main.com) for their listings these days, and some even have a virtual tour. But in this here “Information Age” my clients want more. Something different. Something that “tells it like [...]

Where will the market go in 2007?

Posted In: Economy, Local Market Statistics
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This just in…California, on average, will post a decline in appreciation. It was bound to happen: what goes up, must come down. But just how far down are we talking? It depends on who you ask. The California Association of Realtors believe the median home price in California will decline 2% to $550,000 in 2007 compared with $561,000 for 2006; [...]