April 20, 2021

“Watch This Space”: “Agent Remarks” in the Age of Multiple Offers

Overwhelmed Listing Agents Improvise to Communicate with Buyers’ Agents Once upon a time, the “Agent Remarks” field on MLS was used to supplement the marketing verbiage in the “Public Remarks” field.** That is, if it was used at all — listing agents (representing Sellers) often simply copied-and-pasted their Public Remarks into Agent Remarks. Now? Especially...
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“Embellishing” Attendance at a Broker Open (Word of Advice: “Don’t!”)

Reason Not to Lie #37 Lying is hard, telling the truth is easy. By definition, every good Realtor juggles: multiple clients, dozens of showings, lots of parallel deals at varying stages. It’s hard enough keeping all the details straight and presenting them coherently to your client(s); not tripping yourself up in a web of lies...
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All Eyes on Minnesota

[Note to Readers: 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 of Berkshire.] George Floyd . . . the Derek Chauvin trial (and now, jury deliberations) . . . Daunte Wright . . ....
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“Chutzpah,” Updated: The Argument(s) Against Legal Cannabis

4/20/2021: Time for Feds to End Cannabis Prohibition (Minnesota, too**) New Mexico Legalizes Recreational Cannabis.” –Santa Fe New Mexican (April 13, 2021). “New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Tying Move to Racial Equity.” –The New York Times (March 31, 2021). “Marijuana Will Be Legal in Virginia on July 1.” –Virgina Mercury (April 7, 2021). [Note to...
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