Industry Professionals

How Over-Aggressive Realtors Hurt Their Buyers in Multiple Offers

The Overzealous Agent: Asset or Liability? Don’t squeaky wheels get the grease? And in a hyper-competitive multiple offer situation, isn’t an aggressive agent an asset? (nice alliteration, huh?) Yes . . . to a point. Beyond that, however, hyper-aggressive behavior on the part of a Buyer’s agent can become a negative to the Seller (and...
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“Are You a Realtor?” “Why, Yes I Am!”

“There Goes My Realtor!” Admittedly, the intended effect is for clients who see me in and around the neighborhood where I live (by Cedar Lake in Minneapolis) to see my car on the road and say, “There Goes My Realtor!” But, my custom license plate (above) is also a conversation-starter when I’m parked. Like yesterday...
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Realtor Conflicts of Interest: Multiple Choice

High Quality Problems For an Agent to Have [Note to Readers: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.] Which of the following roles pose a potential conflict of interest for...
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What’s That Depression in the Yard?

Three Explanations for Sinking Soil (Two Good, One Bad) Good home inspectors don’t just check out the interior of a home. They also check the home’s exterior, and even the yard for clues that something “just isn’t right.” That includes getting to the bottom (sorry) of a conspicuous depression in the yard — back or...
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Realtor Compliments on Broker Tour

Realtor “Atta-Boy”: “Nice Listing!” A new listing has a surprising number of parallels with the opening of a Broadway play. There’s the opening night anticipation. There are the hopes (and fears) about whether the audience (prospective Buyers) will like it. And there can be a sense of dread about what the toughest critics will have...
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Jumbo Shrimp, Walking Dogs & Realtor-Bloggers

“It Might Not Be a Real Blog if . . .” Sign #27 It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.” –Samuel Johnson, about a dog’s walking on its hind legs. Realtors are under no obligation to blog.  Juggling multiple clients and transactions; showings (and showing instructions!); walk-thru...
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