July 14, 2019

“Pocket Listings”: Good for Agents, Bad for Clients

“Shhh!  Don’t Tell Anyone My House is for Sale” “Listing agent will not also represent Buyer.” —Clause added to every listing contract I sign. [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary...
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“You’re My Anchor”: Compliment or Dis?

“Ball & Chain” vs. Source of Stability/Emotional Support A “contronym” is word that is its own antonym. Examples include the word “left” (“the gentlemen have left and the ladies are left”); “off” (“to turn off,” but also “activate,” as in “the alarm went off”); and “sanction” (both “approve” and “punish”). So, what do you call...
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