Real Estate Careers

Feb. 9, 2012

Open House Jewelry Thief Caught

Open House Jewelry Thief Caught!WE GOT HIM! The Open House Jewelry Thief has been caught.

This update is just in from the Houston Association of Realtors.

"Don't Mess with HAR REALTORS!

We have just received official confirmation that the open house jewelry thief has been arrested in Dallas. He reportedly had four outstanding ...

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Feb. 8, 2012

Open House Jewelry Thief Strikes in West U

Open House Jewelry Thief Strikes in West University PlaceAn Open House Jewelry Thief struck one of my listings about two weeks ago.  This brings up a very important aspect of selling your home -- namely Open House safety.

While holding public open house on a Sunday afternoon, I encountered a thief helping himself to my clients' jewelry. The thief ran ...

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Jan. 19, 2011

Electronic Signatures - Handy for Real Estate

Docusign - electronic signatures are valid on real estate contractsElectronic signatures are being used more and more often in real estate deals.  They are safe and fast.  In fact, I have just processed my first contract offer using electronic signatures. I have to say I liked it a lot.  At Roger Martin Properties, our client base is heavy ...

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Oct. 26, 2010

Price Per Square Foot - Pitfalls in Valuing a Home

Price per Square Foot - Pitfalls in Valuing a HomeAn appraiser I know stopped by to chat, and we discussed an interesting topic — When is price per square foot a good indicator of a home’s value?  

The answer is:  Sometimes.

Price per square foot is the very simplest yardstick of home value.  It uses only two ...

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March 4, 2010

Negotiating Tips for Home Sellers - R U Crazy????

Negotiating Tips - R U Crazy????
Negotiating a real estate contract is somewhat like a dance – with stylized postures and gestures clearly recognized by both parties.  But lately, we’ve been seeing something new…In years past, a buyer would signal serious interest in a property by submitting an offer that was around six to ten ...
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Feb. 11, 2010

Real Estate Communications - How Fast is Fast Enough?

Just like the pace of modern life, the expectation for real estate communications is getting faster and faster these days.  I noticed something fascinating in a recent study by the California Association of Realtors.  (For graphs and charts, etc. read the full draft report at www.car.org ...
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Dec. 2, 2009

Tips for Home Sellers - Home for the Holidays

Holiday TableWith the holidays fast approaching, home sellers sometimes wonder whether they should take their properties off the market and wait until the season is over.
But one of my tips for home sellers is…  The holidays can actually be your best time to sell!

Here’s why…

  • During the holidays, only ...
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