Kristin's Blog: November 2011

What I learned in Real Estate this week.......

What I learned in Real Estate this week...........

It's another edition of What I learned in Real Estate this week.  Most are events that happened to me personally, some are things I just heard about, I hear stuff, OK? 

So, I here's what I learned (or relearned) recently....

  • Sometimes at the closing table, you will find yourself listening to the ODDEST of conversations, just go with it.
  • No matter how much we beg & plead, some agent's drag their feet when changing the status of a home.  Won't call if they see you have it scheduled, they just DON'T CARE about your prescious time or your client's disappointment if the home is ALREADY sold but they HAVEN'T UPDATED the status.  Period!
  • It amazes me what folks leave behind in foreclosed properties. 
  • You might think you have the perfect agent to refer someone to, they have to make that decision for themselves though, apprently.
  • Losing out on a home will make you think about putting in an offer on the next one MUCH QUICKER.
  • Wells Fargo's short sale department still leaves something to be desired.  Ok, alot.
  • Don't think you are doing a client any favors by assuming they know what you are talking about, ask them, explain the process, give more information than necessary.
  • A small, thoughtful "Welcome Home" present to a seller or buyer can mean so much to them. Sometimes, it really is the little things!
  • Never, ever tell a homeowner how many days it will take to sell their home, you aren't a fortune teller. 

AND! My last lesson from last week:

  • If something works, stick with it, if it doesn't, ditch it. 

Kristin Moran

Specializing in San Antonio & surrounding cities
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RE/MAX Access - Realtor®/Owner

KristinMoran@Remax.net 210.313.7397 www.SistersThatSell.com

Buy a home from me, use the truck to move for free!

 

                

Comment balloon 11 commentsKristin Moran • November 14 2011 01:46PM
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