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So far overall I have had a great start in 2009.  Business and referrals are still not where I would like them to be.  But i have worked with more "new" agents this year that I did in the lasst 3 months of last year and we are only 3 weeks into the year.  I know this is typically the slow time of...
I am very surprised that I do not get more requests for pre-listing home inspections.  Let's face it, there's a lot of inventory out there.  Buyers can afford to be as picky as they want.  If your house needs a lot of repairs buyers may get overwhelmed and just move on to the next one.  You can r...
I inspect a fair number of homes that are vacant, some have been for quite a while.  These are the easiset to inspect.  I can easily get to all the windows and receptacles.  I do test as many as possible.  (By the way did you know that in NC home inspectors are only required to "test and represen...
I have been asked to discount my price or price match to my competitors.  Sorry, you have the wrong guy. Thats right, I won't price match. This isn't Wal-Mart. I refuse to discount my price for absolutely no reason.  If you or your spouse are military (active duty, retired, reserve) I will defina...
We see plenty of storm preparing episodes on the news suggesting that we get flashlights, batteries, water, gasoline, etc. in place before big storms.  But what about our houses?  There's no doubt that major storms and their damages get more camera time than a young Hollywood star during a devist...
The Mum Festival in New Bern, NC is October 11-12.  Vendors will be set-up through the downtown streets of New Bern.  There will be food and entertainment for the whole family. I will have a tent set up on Broad St.  If weather is nice, thousands will attend.  Needless to say this is a great mark...
There certainly are many options when choosing your home inspector.  I have lots of competition out there.  Every inspector will likely charge a different price and sometimes the differences can be pretty large. The wrost thing you can do is chose your home inspector based from their price alone....
With times being so tough in the real estate and mortgage industry there are certainly plenty of houses to pick from.  There is no doubt that it is a buyers market.  Are you getting ready to sell your house?  If so, you may want to think about getting a "pre-listing"inspection.  A thorough home i...

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