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
The 2nd quarter is almost over so it got me to wondering about how things are going around here. I’ll give you the full quarterly update early in July but here are the numbers from 1/1/18-6/13/18: Since the first day of the new year: -805 properties have been listed -444 received offers and went under… Continue reading June 13, 2018 – Woah…..that was FAST! (or What is Happening in the Salem County Real Estate Market yr-to-date?)
A beautiful contemporary home, situated across from the banks of the DE River and around the bend from FT MOTT State Park, offers nearly 2,700 sq ft!! Each and every room has been renovated & completely redone! TREMENDOUS water views, especially from the upstairs loft that boasts a cathedral ceiling! Imagine having a front row… Continue reading June 11th, 2018 – 15 Isaacs Drive in Pennsville
Should You Get Your Real Estate License in 2018? (Or 16.5 Ways To Earn $$ in the Real Estate World This Year) You may be wondering how Real Estate sales are going in our area. The statistics are showing us that the number of consumers making their moves has dramatically increased this year. Realtors are… Continue reading Is It The Right Time To Become A Realtor?
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
Bad septic systems seem to be the theme this week. uugghhhh…… I had a listing appointment this morning in Elsinboro. The client had purchased the property a short 7 months ago and beautifully renovated it. Completely new from top-to-bottom. It – is – a – beauty! Pretty white kitchen, granite countertops, gorgeous laminate flooring, new… Continue reading June 1st, 2018 – Don’t Be Like Nike — Just DON’T DO IT!!!
“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
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’….
What is a “Freeze” letter, you ask? It’s very simple. A freeze letter is typically needed when there is an open revolving-line-of-credit recorded on a property that is getting ready for settlement. The letter will state, very clearly, that the line of credit is blocked from being used any longer. The title company who is… Continue reading May 17th, 2018 – A “Freeze” Letter Saves The Day! 🙂