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Real Estate Broker/Owner - SmartRealty Solutions
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RECENT BLOG POSTS
There's an old saying that goes something like, "There's lies...damn lies...and statictics!"  That pretty much sums up my  blog post on real estate market stats....thanks for reading.  In actuality there is some measure of truth to real estate stats.  The fun starts with where the stats are sourc...
06/02/2010
  So I'm a month into the new gig and I must say I am so pleased with this decision.  Even though I have had a knack for making smart choices about my career, there is always a bit of trepidation when a new journey starts...sort of like that first day of school.  You lay out all your clothes the ...
01/30/2010
After attending Inman in San Francisco in August, I was not quite sure what to expect in the way of "new content" at Inman NYC.  I learned very quickly that six months is a lifetime when it comes to technology in real estate...New start ups being launched, the RPR discussion, the idea of "real ti...
01/24/2010
Just when you least expect it...change is in the air.  After spending the past 4 months of 2009 focussed on finishing strong and hitting goals, I was forced to make a tough decision.  As a previous post mentioned, change is going to happen and what matters most is how we anticipate and react to i...
01/03/2010
Let me start by saying the views expressed in this blog are mine alone and in no way reflects the beliefs or opinions of my company or any others.  The two quotes I mention below are just two of several I have seen recently that offer a similar opinion on the tax credits and their effect on the r...
11/06/2009
To say it's been a tough few years in real estate would be a huge understatement.  However in every market there is opportunity to be found and believe it or not people make money in every real estate market.  As an example, real estate brokers that handle foreclosure property are experiencing t...
11/02/2009
As real estate professionals we know very well that we wear a lot of hats.  The average real estate customer sees it as, "Sheesh...all you do is put up a sign and wait for a buyer!"  They don't see the marketing hat, or the showing hat, or the qualifying hat we all have to put on just to get a b...
10/06/2009
New rules targeted primarily at mortgage lenders making higher-cost loans take effect Thursday, more than a year after they were finalized by the Federal Reserve. On Oct. 1, new rules adopted by the Federal Reserve will go into effect, requiring greater diligence on the part of mortgage lenders ...
09/29/2009
Now we are getting somewhere!  After several weeks of the dreaded, "Getting ready to do something" stage, we are now moving into the actual doing!  I love it when a plan comes together...sorry George Pepard aka John "Hannibal" Smith.  So what does one do when it's a buyers market and you have no...
09/21/2009
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  After posting part one of the Dramatic Changes series I did not realize exactly what I had gotten myself into!  So I apologize for taking so long to post Part 2.  Work first and all that!  At any rate, what a great couple of weeks it has been.  I have spent time with my staff, some of our othe...
09/04/2009
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