Housekeeping..

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:

Appraisal
Court Approval
House Sale
Inspections
Other – See Remarks
Short Sale

Thank you!

BGW

IMPORTANT: Company Meeting..

posted Aug 17, 2016, 11:36 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Aug 17, 2016, 11:36 AM ]

Good afternoon Pros:

I would like to meet with you to discuss future plans of the company.  I have scheduled two times at the office for your convenience.  If neither of these times work out please let me know and I will work out something with you after I have held these meetings.  I still have much to do in preparation for this so if you could please wait with your questions until we meet it would be very much appreciated.  Below please find date and times for meetings:

Thursday, 8/25 at 9:30AM

Thursday, 8/25 at 6:30PM

Please email me with time you will attend or if you won't be able to attend either.

Thank you!

BGW

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

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

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

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.

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