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  • The Big Distraction in Real Estate Sales

    Yesterday a woman called our Sutton office and her call was put through to me. Now, this might have been a competition bureau call where they pretend to be a possible client. Regardless, the question she asked was what our office charged for commission. She was commission shopping; the biggest distraction affecting our profession right now. My ...
    Posted to Beth Marks (Weblog) by 48276 on February 12, 2016
  • You have to live somewhere.

    You have to live somewhere.Here's the thing. You have to live somewhere. Even IF the market were to soften 10,000 or 15,000 for that home you'd really like in a year you have to consider some things. 1. Unless you've moved in with relatives or friends chances are you've spent more than that on rent in a year. (Not to mention ...
    Posted to Beth Marks (Weblog) by 48276 on January 20, 2016
  • Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

    You know who I feel sorry for?  The poor dopes who've been waiting for the mainstream media to tell them its a good time to buy a home. Here in the Okanagan I was cautioned not to buy in 2003 because prices were going to fall.  Guess what?  I bought anyway and my property had almost tripled in value by 2007.  True that it ...
    Posted to Beth Marks (Weblog) by 48276 on April 10, 2015
  • Get out of your way. Please.

    All Realtors have heard these two lines: 1. Everything happens for a reason 2. It must have been meant to be. Let's start with zinger number 1. "Everything happens for a reason." YOU are part of that reason, home seller or buyer. The reason could either be that you've been flexible and adapted to the changing market winds ...
    Posted to Beth Marks (Weblog) by 48276 on May 28, 2012
  • Eeekkkk, someone wants the same house you do!

    Dang. Double Dang and Darn it all! Just when you thought you had a clear shot on your offer for the home you've been hoping to buy your Realtor phones you with that awful sentence. "We're now in competition." What does this mean, and what can you do? What this means is that at least one other interested party wants ...
    Posted to Beth Marks (Weblog) by 48276 on May 23, 2012
  • Has your dream become a nightmare?

    To begin, let me say I'm a sucker for the sentimental value of property. When homes have been handed down in families or developed from scratch I totally "get" the attachment that can develop. However, as with all attachments, sometimes their burden can be overwhelming. This blog might have easily been entitled: Let ...
    Posted to Beth Marks (Weblog) by 48276 on May 16, 2012
  • #1 mistake often made by sellers!

    # 1 mistake seller's make all the time! There is one line often heard by Realtors from sellers: "We can always go down in price." Another variation is "Well, they can make an offer." A great Realtor will jump all over this like a dog on peanut butter. It is a fatal flaw to come out of the gate with ...
    Posted to Beth Marks (Weblog) by 48276 on May 4, 2012
  • Choosing the right Realtor is crucial!

    High Quality attracts High Quality. When choosing your Realtor consider these important values and services. 1. Is the Realtor held in high esteem among their colleagues? If yes, they will elicit buyers for your property because other Realtors know how trustworthy they are and wish to deal with their inventory. 2. Is the Realtor ...
    Posted to Beth Marks (Weblog) by 48276 on April 16, 2012
  • Are you just grumpy?

    Are you just grumpy? I'm fairly certain that if I dropped several hundred dollar bills on the ground you would bend over to pick them up; even if you were having a bad day! But sometimes, when the windfall is more abstract, people can let deals be ruined or good prices turned down because of a very situational mood or period ...
    Posted to Beth Marks (Weblog) by 48276 on March 13, 2012
  • Ways to scare your Realtor!

    Honest to goodness I love my job! When I share some insights I don't want you to get the impression I don't love the people I work for or the privilege of selling real estate. With that rider firmly in place, let me give you some ammunition for any time you feel the need to scare your Realtor. First of all, any phrases that begin ...
    Posted to Beth Marks (Weblog) by 48276 on February 23, 2012
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