Seller occupying after closing..

posted May 25, 2016, 5:31 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated May 25, 2016, 5:31 PM ]

The above topic has been raised on a couple occasions and so I contacted my insurance person to look in to it.  It is best that the seller maintain their homeowner's insurance after closing up until they move out so they are covered on their contents and for liability purposes.  If they will be staying longer than approximately 14 days (extended time such as 30 days or 60 days) they should have a renter's policy.  Thanks, BGW

Our next office meeting will be on June 7th @ 9:30am..

posted May 24, 2016, 7:39 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated May 24, 2016, 7:39 AM ]

I'll scurry up a topic or two and please bring yours along with your wins.  See you then..  Thanks, BGW

Lakewood has had a ban against pit bulls & canary dogs since 2008..

posted May 21, 2016, 5:37 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated May 21, 2016, 5:37 AM ]

Gae brought this to my attention and so I thought I'd pass along for those of you who didn't know.  Here is LINK to law.  Thanks, BGW

Our office will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday..

posted Apr 26, 2016, 7:16 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated May 17, 2016, 1:26 PM ]

on Monday, May 30, 2016.  Thank you! BGW

REO Properties: Are lenders exempt when it comes to disclosure?

posted Apr 19, 2016, 2:51 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Apr 19, 2016, 2:51 PM ]

Please click HERE for article.. Thanks, BGW

Cooperating compensation..

posted Apr 11, 2016, 12:58 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 12:58 PM ]

Recently I read an article that discussed above.  In the NEOHREX system whether we be in CRIS or NORMLS we do not need to be concerned about being protected in terms of cooperating compensation.  If we sell something in CRIS we are obligated to be paid per the rules.  However, if you sell something In Firelands you are not.  In other words, if you show and sell something they can refuse cooperating compensation because we are not a part of their MLS.  I have not run in to this and can't imagine why someone would not cooperate but thought you should know that it is not just a given that because we are all REALTORS that you can assume you will be compensated.  On the occasion that you might show something you can ask for written confirmation from listing agent before showing it.  I don't believe we have to worry about most agents for two reasons:  1) Most don't even know about this.  2) Most would gladly cooperate.  Thank you.

Be careful..

posted Mar 28, 2016, 8:45 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Mar 28, 2016, 8:46 AM ]

Yesterday, one of our sellers had some of their personal belongings stolen.  An agent working with a buyer showed their home and the buyer unlocked the front door and came back immediately after leaving the property and went in and took belongings.  The owner caught the person and they fled the scene.  The showing agent was told by buyer that they were buying cash and needed to find something right away.  Fortunately the owner was able to get the license plate.

Drone photos..

posted Mar 8, 2016, 10:48 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Mar 8, 2016, 10:48 AM ]

Bill Berris is now using a drone to take aerial photos.  I am listing a place in Meadow Lakes and asked him to shoot some photos from drone.  Pretty slick!  Click HERE to take a look..

Document review / missing documents..

posted Feb 28, 2016, 11:00 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Feb 29, 2016, 7:25 AM ]

In an effort to stay compliant we are watching files a little closer and will be making requests for incomplete documents as well as missing documents.  Overall our files look great but there are the occasional hiccup.  When requested your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Craigslist Scams..

posted Feb 20, 2016, 5:36 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Feb 20, 2016, 5:37 PM ]

Hoping this will be the last time I mention Craigslist.  We have been experiencing some scams with our for sale listings.  Ads are being posted on Craigslist offering our listings for rent.  When people call the ad the person tells them that they have withdrawn for sale listing from RE/MAX and that they live out of state and are renting it.  They tell the unsuspecting party to send them the security deposit and then they will let them in to home.  And yes there are those who fall for this stuff (that is why they do it).  If you receive a call regarding one of these scams do the following: Go to google and type in the address number and street name of property and the word craigslist, if the fraudulent ad appears flag it so Craigslist removes it.  This is not new and has been going on for some time but is impossible to stop.  Thanks, BGW

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