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November 2013

Found 2 blog entries for November 2013.

It seems lately that a vast majority of people I meet out there equate getting a good deal in real estate, with writing a low ball offer. As if the beginning of a good deal always starts with a low ball offer. In some cases this can be true, but in most cases, it’s not. Let’s spend some time today talking about the real estate low-ball.

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The first thing that you have to realize is that real estate has a value, just like any other product on the shelf. Most competent sellers (99.9% of sellers) want fair market value, and there are some sellers who want more. So the first thing we look at when we are buying is what the true value of the property is. When we look at that property we could discover  a seller pricing his or her home at $500,000 and

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It’s been a long time since I’ve been on the blog. It has felt amazing to have some much needed time off after the birth of our most recent sweet baby, Grace Vivian Vanderveen. I have never had a maternity leave for the births of any of my children. That’s the nature of self employment. I prepare for it every time. I know it’s coming, and it’s OK. This time we did manage to clear the lion’s share of our clients just before Gracie was born, and I had the supreme luxury of having my phone on silent for the delivery and for two weeks after she was born. It was wonderful.

It was the best delivery and the best recovery I have ever had, ever. So good, in fact, that 10 days after she was born, I really felt mostly back to normal. Today I love stretching my

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