Twin Cities Realtors
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Paying Attention to What the Listing DOESN’T Say

MLS: “3rd Bedroom on Upper Level is Large & Has Lots of Storage” There’s certainly nothing wrong with an Upper Level Bedroom (pictured above) that’s large and has lots of storage. But, what’s notable — at least to me — is what’s omitted. Errors of (C)omission Namely, any mention of a Bathroom, or whether the...
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Avoiding Real Estate Clichés Like the Plague (see what I mean??)

“Not a Drive-By!” “Must See!” Yada, Yada, Yada One of my favorite Mad magazine cartoons (circa 1970) shows a vendor in front of a food stand with the following sign: “turkey burgers,” “chicken burgers,” “buffalo burgers,” “tuna burgers,” “veggie burgers,” etc. etc. The caption: “we have some with ham, too, but we don’t know what...
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Remind Buyer to Do Their Walk-Thru Inspection? Depends on Who You’re Representing

Dual Agency Dilemma #14 [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.] Never having represented both the Buyer and Seller in the same transaction (I consider it a...
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April Fool’s 2021 — Realtor Edition

“Can I Please Speak to Myra Mains?” Courtesy of retired Edina Realty office manager Josh Kaplan, here is a classic April Fool’s joke for — make that on — Realtors, especially “newbie” Realtors. The front desk leaves a voicemail for the intended Realtor-victim (plural, ideally), telling them that they have a lead for them. The...
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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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Realtors With ADHD

I don’t know if Realtors suffer disproportionately from Attention Deficit Disorder.** But, I did just hear a story at a continuing ed class, about an agent who got this t-shirt from his spouse for his birthday: My wife thinks I have ADHD. I don’t think so. Hey, look! A chicken!” Have a nice weekend! **Getting...
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