New agent website..

posted Feb 18, 2017, 7:04 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Feb 18, 2017, 7:04 AM ]

On March 8 will come down.  I have put up our new website at so please bookmark this.  It is very much like the old, however, I did clean it up and re-sort a little so you may want to take a look to get acclimated.  You will notice that one of the links in the Toolbox and a few of the links in Documents are bolded.  This is because I have yet to fix these.  If you see any errors or experience any broken links or problems please let me know.  Thank you.

Office meeting and photography session at office on Tuesday, 2/7..

posted Jan 24, 2017, 7:45 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 7:45 PM ]

On Tuesday, 2/7 at 10:00am we will be having our regular office meeting.  Following our meeting at approximately 11:15am Roman Tarnawsky of Lokal Real Estate will briefly cover selling HUD homes and field any questions you may have.  At Noon Maria Sabala will set up in the office garage to shoot photos for those of you looking to receive an updated photo.  These will be head shots with a white (transparent) background.  Maria just took shots of Keith and did a nice job so I asked her to come in.  She will charge $49 for first shot and $39 for additional shots.  You will select photos and pay her directly after your shoot.  Photo shoots will last approximately 25-30 mins so please RSVP me back if you plan on having your photo taken and select TWO of the available times below.  First to respond, will get preference. 

I plan on completing the business card and sign order by the end of this week (2/10) so if you want photos on your signs and/or business cards the photo must be in by this time or I will credit you and you can order your own.

Shoot times: 

12:00     12:25     12:50     1:15     1:40     2:05     2:30     2:55     3:20     3:45     4:10     4:35     5:00



Informing existing clients of upcoming name change on March 8th..

posted Jan 18, 2017, 5:45 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 5:45 PM ]

I spoke with Peg Ritenour of the OAR Legal Assistance Hotline about above.  As it turns out, we are not required to have our clients acknowledge the name change in writing but she feels it would be good business to let them know about it.  Here is a LINK to the form I have created for your use.  If you would be more comfortable creating your own you are welcome to do so but best that you provide something to your existing clients prior to the change date so they are aware.  You will be able to find this form at our website in the Toolbox under Procedures / ID's and it will be called Name Change.  Thank you!

Effective January 1, 2017..

posted Dec 19, 2016, 6:01 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Dec 19, 2016, 6:01 PM ]

Bill Berris will be invoicing our agents directly for photography.  Thanks, BGW

Fed raises rates..

posted Dec 14, 2016, 3:54 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Dec 14, 2016, 3:54 PM ]

Please click HERE for update.. Thanks, BGW

Our new office address is:

posted Dec 9, 2016, 7:28 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 7:34 PM ]

WESTLAKE, OH 44145-1480


posted Aug 22, 2016, 10:57 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Aug 22, 2016, 10:57 AM ]

Linda & Barb thought it would be good if I post the following housekeeping items:

When mailing earnest money checks to the escrow company please include the property address so we/they don't struggle trying to figure out what deal it is for..  When our staff mails it for you, they include the earnest money letter if we have it or an enclosure with the address of the deal and your name.  

The Data Collection Sheet needs to be completed for us to enter into the home warranty cos. system before the deal closes in order for you to get paid per RESPA.  If we don't get it to the home warranty company you don't gat paid and we only police the deal prior to closing.

When requesting that your listing goes to Contingent Status, please supply the contract date and the reason for the contingency as they are required fields and we can't change status without them.  Below please find reasons for contingency:

Court Approval
House Sale
Other – See Remarks
Short Sale

Thank you!


Something I plan to try that I thought might be of interest to some of you..

posted Aug 10, 2016, 7:37 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 7:37 PM ]

I came across this motivational speaker and viewed a video of his explaining his Five 50-Minute Habits That Get You 30% More Productive (and Energized).  I know nothing of him but after reviewing the video briefly do believe that these habits could be a good thing.  The one thing I disagree with is doing all five of them at once.  I will try one for a week or two and if it makes sense do my best to maintain it and then move on to the second one, try that one for a week or two and well you get the idea.  Here is link to VIDEO if you care to view to see if you are interested.  Thanks, BGW

Need your help..

posted Jul 27, 2016, 8:06 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Jul 27, 2016, 8:06 PM ]

Linda leaves at 5:00PM on Fridays so please do what you can to get things in well in advance of office closing so she can get it done for you.  Last minute and beyond office hours won't be tended to until Monday.  Thanks very much, BGW

House Bill 532 has passed..

posted Jun 2, 2016, 7:13 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 7:14 PM ]

When one agent writes an offer for two or more different buyers at the same time on the same property the rules have changed on how to handle.  This ARTICLE explains the rules in a general way.  The article was written before the law was passed so hoping a more detailed article will be forthcoming.  Thanks, BGW

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