Twin Cities Broker Tour

“Broker Tour Cancelled!” (Is That Good or Bad?!?)

Is it good news or bad news that a home scheduled to be on “Broker Tour” — essentially, open houses for local Realtors each Tuesday in the Twin Cities — abruptly cancelled? Answer:  it depends. It’s good news if the reason is that the home received multiple offers, and sold at 11 p.m. Monday night. It’s bad if...
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New Metric for Evaluating Realtors: Average Number of Showings Per Listing

Realtor Scorecards Yeah, yeah, there are dozens of metrics (quantitative benchmarks) for judging how good/effective Realtors are (Brokers, too). For most consumers (and not a few Realtors), however, there’s really only one number that counts:  sales. No surprise, the agents who sell the most homes each year proudly trumpet that fact in their email, direct...
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Just Listed! 2825 Monterey Parkway in Fern Hill

On Broker Tour Tomorrow (3/6) From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rain or Shine, Sleet or Snow) Where: 2825 Monterey Parkway in the heart of St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood (less than one mile west of Cedar Lake). What: Two-story walkout with 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, and 2,800 finished square feet on a gorgeous...
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Twin Cities Snow Day = Broker Open “Do Over?”

No 2nd Chance to Make a 1st Impression It’s always a judgment call whether to go ahead with a scheduled “Broker open” ” held for fellow Twin Cities Realtors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m each Tuesday ” when winter weather intrudes (the Twin Cities is digging out from a fresh 8″ since noon yesterday)....
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The Best Reason to Cancel a Broker Tour

Homes scheduled to be on Broker Tour — at least in the Twin Cities, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday — get cancelled for all kinds of reasons. The Seller’s cleaner didn’t show up (or didn’t finish); someone in the household is unexpectedly home sick; the master Bathroom plumbing sprung a leak; torrential...
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“Oh My God! How Can It Be 10:55 a.m. Already?!?”

Make That, “Nine Pounds Minutes To 11 a.m.” “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” –Proverb The real estate corollary to the above? “If you’re running (just a little bit) late for your own Broker Open . . . everything looks like a clock.” Which is how I briefly mistook...
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