May 15, 2010

"I survived the 2:45 p.m. Crash"

“The Flash Crash” Imagine a beef processor that was linked to an e.coli-tainted shipment that ultimately killed 100 people. A week after the outbreak, the authorities were still trying to determine how e.coli got into the beef processor’s facility. In the meantime, the facility was operating “normally,” and continuing to process and sell beef to...
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"It’s not Dark — It’s Safe!"

The Limits of Spin I addressed overcoming home shortcomings in a post earlier this week, “Fielding Buyer Objections.” Sometimes, depending on what they are, you’re better off simply conceding the drawback(s) and emphasizing the home’s strengths. Case in point: a home I showed this week that has a particularly dark basement. The listing agent’s response?...
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Big Weekend for Country Club Open Houses

Country Club Extravaganza Country Club is one of the premiere neighborhoods in Edina — indeed, in the entire Twin Cities. Mostly built in the ’20’s and ’30’s, Country Club homes are historically registered, and include some of the most impressive Tudors and Colonials around. There are currently 44 Country Club homes on the market ranging...
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