Last week I told you about a very stressful property auction experience during which my buyer bid-bid-bid-bid- bid-bid-bid ——- and then bid again – only to drop out at the very end of the auction. He almost-but-not-quite ‘got the bid’, as they say. We started getting ready to look at other properties a couple of… Continue reading June 15th, 2018 – What a Difference a Day Makes OR online Auction, Part 2
Today I had the new experience of bidding on a property utilizing one of the online auction platforms; auction.com. When I tell you it was frustrating & stressful…..I really, really mean it. Two days ago my client and I attempted to place his bid but both the site and the app were down. Across the… Continue reading June 7th, 2018 – Online Auction – The Good, The Bad & The Stressful
We were singing in the rain. Well, not really….. But I did show a house in the pouring rain tonight. They say it’s a really good thing to do this. ( I always ask my boss who ‘They’ are!) Anyhow, the downpour showed us a few things that were of concern, but certainly not deal-breakers;… Continue reading June 3rd, 2018 – “Rain Does Not Fall on One Roof Alone.” Cameroonian Proverb
“We are heart-broken……” Not quite the words I was hoping to see as the last business text for today. My buyers have an offer on a home that is getting a new septic system. A very expensive septic system. They received a call from the sweet lady they were hoping would be their new next… Continue reading May 30th, 2018 – A ‘Mounded System’ by Any Other Name is Still A ‘Raised Bed’ Septic
…….OR, Thank God for Google! After working from home all day on phone calls, negotiations, offers, computer work and putting out a couple of fires, I was to show a house on the other end of the county. What a house! 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, full basement, 3,600 +/- sq. feet, approximately 2 acres, oversized… Continue reading May 29th, 2018 – “They Didn’t Teach Me That in Real Estate School!”
Yes, there is always a ‘why‘ behind everyone’s behavior. In the heat of negotiations, this is important to remember. I’m representing two separate buyers with offers today; one is hoping to build their retirement home in Pittsgrove, the other is attempting to secure a bank-owned foreclosure to renovate & flip. In both cases, a… Continue reading May 21st, 2018 – There is always a ‘why’….