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MOVING WITH CHILDREN: Part 2 of a Series….

  Some children have a “totally flexible” vibe. Doesn’t matter what you throw at them, it’s all a wonderful new adventure to enjoy, and they never look back. Never met a new food they didn’t like. They are comfortable wherever they go, and their transition from one activity to another takes about 5 seconds. Well, I have HEARD there are children like this, but I’ve never parented one of them. […]

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A Busy Market. An Unwritten Blog Post

It’s Monday night, 11:51 pm. And I intended to post today. I had lots of topics percolating in my mind, ready to leap into blog-dom. The topics are more than fully perked. But the post wasn’t posted. And frankly, my morning walk wasn’t walked. My dinner wasn’t cooked. And the TV show I thought I might get to watch tonight was utterly unwatched. The real estate market is very busy […]

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GRANDMA’S HOUSE

So I say “Grandma’s House,” and many already smell the cookies in the oven. But for me, “Grandma’s House” indicates one of my favorite categories of homes for sale. Mind you “Grandma’s House” is not a category by which we actually identify a house in the MLS. We are pretty much confined to categories like Transitional or Cape Cod or Ranch. Useful designations all. And sometimes it IS thoroughly helpful […]

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Statistics Confirm: You are Not Average!

True confessions time. I admit I am an out and out real estate data wonk. I love mucking around in the MLS database. Yes, I did say “love.” If I were to make an even truer true confession, I would admit that I wholeheartedly, obsessively love mucking around in real estate data. If I linger in there long enough, twist my queries in enough different ways, look at the market […]

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Choosing Your Agent: The Coffee Test!

There is plenty of good advice out there about how to select a real estate agent. But I think these checklists often leave out a really crucial evaluative piece…which I call “The Coffee Test.” The checklists often suggest seeking referrals from friends/relatives/co-workers, which I think is a fabulous idea. So then you want to know that this agent really knows what s/he is doing, so ask for some info on […]

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Speed Dating in Real Estate

Are you familiar with how speed dating works? An event is held for singles in which folks essentially rotate around the room for 3 minute meetings with one person (ding! bell rings!), and then another person (ding!) and another (ding!). At the end, participants let the event manager know which of the people they’ve met they’d be interested in getting to know better. I’m convinced that today’s house hunting is  […]

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Buyers are Liars??

“Buyers are Liars” is a phrase tossed around by real estate professionals. I don’t love it. (Nope, not the way I think about my clients.)  It is, however, shorthand for a common phenomenon, which goes like this… A buyer tells the agent he wants a brick 2-story home with at least 4 bedrooms, located on an acre of land in a particular suburb. And, many house showings later, with great […]

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