The meaning of the word "contingent" with regard to a real estate sale has changed dramatically over the years. Originally, when I first started selling real estate the term "contingent" was used when the house was sold "contingent on the buyer selling his existing home". These buyers could be "bumped" from the transaction by a buyer without a home to sell. There was usually a "first right of Continue Reading
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Modern Conveniences May Not Be So Convenient
In real estate, we have come to rely on our computers and our cell phones to facilitate our business and respond quickly to our buyers and sellers. Sometimes, they let us down and we are lost!! Last week, an agent wanted to show one of my listings without a lockbox. It is in a highrise so we need gate clearance and access through the concierge to lead the agent to the right elevator. The agent Continue Reading
Whose Fault Is It Anyway?
A lovely older couple from New York purchased a small condo last year in Las Vegas, hoping to make it their retirement home in a few years. Meanwhile, they thought they would rent out the unit in Desert Shores to cover the costs. They found a nice single man to be their tenant. Prior to the purchase, they were told by their agent about the association fees. There are two associations- the Continue Reading
A Special Thanks and Blessing
Can you believe the passage of time? This month I am celebrating an anniversary with my friends and clients that have been receiving this monthly newsletter. It was just four years ago that I started this publication. We have covered much ground; I hope you have found it interesting and not boring; maybe a little controversial, but sometimes that is acceptable. I promise to keep you informed on Continue Reading
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, REALTORS – Sahara Office – #1 in the U.S.
Congratulations Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, REALTORS - Sahara Office! We are proud to be affiliated with the #1 Berkshire Real Estate Office in the entire United States. Continue Reading
Professionalism in Short Sales
Years ago, when the world was in balance and real estate agents were in step with each other, an offer was written for a client and then presented to the seller. The offer was either accepted, rejected, or countered in a timely manner. Everyone knew what was going on and the clients viewed the agents as professional, responsive, and knowledgeable. Now that banks control a large portion of our Continue Reading
Open Letter to Buyers In Las Vegas
Hear ye, hear ye!! For all those buyers looking for property in this crazy market, believe the cold, hard facts!!! FACTS Believe that there are multiple offers! Believe that you are not the only buyer paying cash. Over 50% of the sales are cash. Make an offer TODAY if you like the house. It will not be there tomorrow. Real estate agents only get paid if the deal closes. They want to Continue Reading
It is something that we normally seek but rarely find. And when we do achieve balance in our lives it becomes obvious to all those around us and to ourselves. Everything “works better”; we are able to handle the daily stresses well and we are much more efficient in our work and relationships. I am not going to pretend to have a system to achieve balance in our lives; but I do believe it comes from Continue Reading
Are Short Sales Becoming a Way of Life?
As a Realtor here in Las Vegas, it occurs to me that Short Sales will be a part of our market for a long time to come. Better than 65% of homeowners here in the valley are at a negative equity position in their home and they will be in a situation sometime in the next few years that they will need to sell their home. That means they will either need to write a substantial check upon selling Continue Reading
Another Client Testimonial
It is so rewarding when we receive client letters from past and current clients chronicling their experiences with our team. It is the reason we do what we do and we wanted to share the letter we most recently received. Please click the following link : Client Testimonial Continue Reading