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For the last two weeks I have been talking with a home owner who is looking to sell their home this upcoming Spring. I sent him information about myself and what I offer to clients, then researched his home to figure out a price that it would sell for. We met last week, and after touring his home...
12/08/2011
They may not exist in vast numbers, but currently there are 51 condominium units available city wide priced over $1 Million. Here is the top five countdown for most expensive luxury condominiums in the Twin Cities area:  Phoenix on the River in Minneapolis – trying to live up to its luxury billin...
09/23/2011
For the first time in my real estate career I had to fire a client. It made me physically sick to my stomach, but it had to be done. I strive for 100% client satisfaction with every transaction, but on this one, no matter what I did, the client would lash out at me in a way I have never experienc...
06/21/2011
In light of recent experiences I have had with local Twin Cities new construction home builders, I make it a point to tell buyers that they should thouroghly research any builder they might contract to build their new home. Some builders are barely keeping their business above water, and others a...
04/21/2011
Over the years that I have been a real estate agent, I have learned that one of the best ways to turn a customer into a client is to find a common connection and build rapport. You can typically find something you have in common with almost anyone, and it is easier to get someone to open up to yo...
02/08/2011
Now I am sure this question will draw some interesting responses, so I hope to not cause too much of a stir, but after reading a Code of Ethics update emailed to me by the Minnesota Association of Realtors, I have to wonder if Realtors who market themselves to the gay, lesbian, and transexual com...
11/15/2010
Last night I received an email inquiry on one of my listings through Trulia. I was a little sceptical at first, but being as I must treat it a legit for my client's sake, I gave the person the information they requested. Now I know from this morning that once again, real estate agents are being t...
10/19/2010
When I first moved to Minnesota, all I knew was that I was going to be living further north than I ever have. I had no clue on what type of wildlife lived here, nor did I know what type of plants I could grow. For the previous 6 years, I had lived either on the Pacific Ocean, or the Gulf of Mexic...
10/01/2010
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Originally posted on my blog Twin Cities Real Estate Buzz Throughout the Twin Cities, and especially in Minneapolis and Saint Paul which have the highest number of vacant homes, it is bound to happen that uninvited guests might take it upon themselves to utilize your vacant property. Those less f...
05/11/2010
While the tax credit has expired for most buyers, military families should know that they are still eligible for the $8000 first time home buyer's credit or the $6500 credit for current homeowners  if they meet certain criteria. Members of the uniformed services, members of the Foreign Service an...
05/06/2010
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