Blog :: 2009

What is happening in the market? Should I sell or buy? Questions I will answer, while giving you a "taste" of my day. A funny story, or serious, but one that is relevent to Real Estate. In addition, as a professional auctioneer, I will give you ideas for fundraising events and auctions, and luxury home sales via the auction method. I will share in events that I recently hosted. I will answer your questions, so please...keep them coming.

Rumor has it...

Rumor has it...

If you are watching the morning, or the evening news, you are made to think that there are WAAAAAY to many houses on the market, and NONE are selling. WRONG!! All Real Estate is local, and although the national picture as a whole may not be that great, local real estate is flying off the shelves in some cases. In my market [...]

If you have forever, buy a "short sale."

Let's face it, every buyer is hoping to get "a deal" when looking to buy real estate. These days, one might find that deal of a century in a "short sale." Sounds like a good idea, but...there are pit falls. In brief, a "short sale" is a property that is on the market where the home owner, or seller, is not the party that is able to respond [...]

Show it, don't blow it!

If you are thinking of selling your home, and you haven't heard...the market is a bit challenging, although improving from months past. There are things you NEED to do before putting your house out there for the world to see. After selecting a GREAT agent to represent you, be sure that this GREAT agent assists you in preparing your house for [...]

PRICE vs. VALUE

My wife and I went out to dinner the other night with a few friends, which is unusual, not because we don't generally have friends who want to join us for dinner, but because we are always busy doing something with an 18 year old, and a 4 and a half year old (yes, we like to space them out a bit...) we don't always find the time to socialize [...]

All Real Estate is LOCAL

You turn on the radio, all you hear is how "bad" the market is...and how you will "Never" be able to sell your home. If you hav'nt driven yourself off the road, you get home and now you put on the TV. Oh no, be ready, it won't be good. Pictures of foreclosure signs are plastered across your screen, people are living in tents, and surely, the [...]

Fine in-0-nine

Here it is folks...the first day of the new year, where our hopes and dreams for the year have every opportunity of coming true. We are optimistic, enthusiastic, and going through the day with a smile on our face, and a spring in our step. We are looking forward to good health, enjoyable times with family and friends, and success in our [...]