Before I entered the world of real estate about 7 years ago, I worked in radio for a long time. Boy! You'd think that in the radio business I'd have some wild stories (and I do), but NOTHING compared to the stories in this business! Some good and some bad, but nevertheless, interesting. What's great about hearing all the other Realtor … [Read more...] about As the Real Estate World Turns – True Real Estate Stories
Gary is founder of the Russell Realty Group and is a Realtor with Bentwood Realty in Waco. Before getting his real estate license, Gary was in radio for a number of years. Working in the Central Texas radio market as "Gary Quinn", he had stints at KCKR-FM (95.7 Kicker in Waco) from 1995 - 2000 then moved to KUSJ-FM (US105 in … [Read more...] about Gary Russell
Are you looking to buy a home? Especially if you're a first time home buyer, you need a guide on what your obligations are (as a home buyer) to your Realtor! "What? I have responsibities to my agent'? You bet! Most agents, it seems, are either afraid (or don't know) to tell you that they have certain expectations too. But if you can follow this … [Read more...] about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Home Buying
What? You called the real estate agent off the sign in the yard? What the heck are you thinking? Come here and let me slap you with a trout (an old IRC joke back in the "old days" of the internet - early to mid 90s). You may not even know why you should be afraid (be very afraid... Okay, now I'm just trying scare ya'). Actually, I'll … [Read more...] about "Oops…I Called the Agent on the For Sale Sign"
We've all seen it - over priced homes on the market for sale. Not just a little over priced, but REALLY over priced! Not a home that's maybe $4,000 or $5,000 too high, but more like $40,000 - $50,000 too high. It makes you wonder what the seller is thinking. Makes me wonder what the Realtor is thinking. I know it's a numbers game. I know … [Read more...] about Over Priced Home Listings – What Are They Thinking?
I know you've seen them. Heck, maybe even the photos of your house could win bad photo of the week! Not a good thing. Actually, there's a few different emotions I experience when I see exceptionally bad MLS photos. First, there's the comic relief. Some of those photos are just down right hilarious! But also, I feel for the home sellers … [Read more...] about Bad MLS Photos – A Home Seller’s Problem