How to Protect Home Buyers, Owners From Asbestos

Blog Contributor Hazard & Disclosures, Rental Properties, Safety 1 Comment

By Rachel Lynch When trying to find a buyer’s dream home, it’s critical to not lose sight of what really matters—and no, I don’t mean an immaculate kitchen. Whether your client is a first-time homebuyer, or a retiree looking to downsize, the state of their new home impacts their health. Unfortunately, even the most beautiful facade can be hiding an …

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Protect Yourself Down the Road with Disclosure

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, communication, ethics, Hazard & Disclosures, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Sellers 2 Comments

By Jennifer Klein When in doubt, it’s best to disclose. Protect your sellers’ best interest with this advice: Jennifer Klein is a REALTOR® in Northern California who is experienced in short sales, investments, and property management. Connect with Jen at RosevilleAndRocklin.com, JenKlein.com, and @JenKleinSac.

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My Deal Needs CPR… Again

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Buyers, communication, Homeownership Education & Counseling, Short Sales & Foreclosures 1 Comment

By Kelly Reark I have been representing a buyer since June of this year when he made the decision to put in an offer on a short sale.  We aren’t closed yet, and it has been a bumpy road.  Our journey actually began in January of 2007, but who’s counting? There are many ways that this deal could die along …

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Real Estate is ‘Easy Money’

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Sales Tips & Techniques 8 Comments

By Jonathan Osman Step 1: Find a buyer. In my market, the unemployment rate is 11.1 percent and the under-employment rate is around 16-20 percent. While a few years ago, one could conceivably purchase a house without a job; today, employment is essential. Step 2: Find the buyer a loan. As long as the buyer has a job, modest credit …