Earnest money is the amount of money a buyer submits with an offer to purchase a house. You actually write a check and send a copy with the purchase offer. Typically it’s a personal check.
Earnest money proves the buyer is ‘in earnest’, or serious about buying that house. If the seller accepts the offer, the earnest [...]
While showing Real Estate in Phoenix, one question that I am asked quite a bit: Is this a safe neighborhood? And it’s one of those questions on the forbidden list of Realtors, we can’t answer it for several reasons. Namely because, how do you define safe?
I am however able and very willing to point [...]
When I first got into Real Estate, Rent to Own and Lease Options weren’t seen very much. Then the great run up housing prices occured and it became an option for those that couldn’t afford to buy.
Well, I think we’re going to see these two methods come back around. Those that are short selling [...]
I recently added another service to my toolkit. It’s called ListingBook, it’s a web-based application that allows my clients to access much the same data as users of the MLS have, with a few extra benefits.
For the Buyers, the benefits include:
Days on Market data Price History Map Reports Open House Invitations Price reduction [...]
I sometimes get this question, why do I require an LSR before I will show homes. This is a basic policy that I and other agents have to protect our time and the emotions of our clients.