Wire Fraud Hits Home

Wire fraud landed in our laps. We’ve been getting pounded with warnings about it consistently for the last few years, now we know to listen. Representing the sellers, we were passengers on this bus as it sailed off the cliff; not a good feeling. Lesson learned and lessons reinforced. The bulk of t...

The Art of Losing the Deal

When otherwise intelligent people do inexplicably stupid things, the art of losing the deal is mastered. Real estate offers endless opportunities for both buyers and sellers to compromise a transaction; at the very beginning, as it progresses and right until closing. Reasons vary of course; emotion,...

The Real Estate Agent Problem

Are real estate agents selling or counseling? Are they expected to be cheerleaders or shepherds; to paint the “happily ever after” or “be careful” picture? Having almost three decades of appraisal and sales experience allows me to offer the opinion that the number of agents filing the role o...