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  • Forum Post: How accurate is the Zillow 'Zestimate'?

    Posted 02/24/2011 10:16:49 EST

    After reading about the recent story in the WSJ about the N.A.R "juicing" their housing numbers since the real estate bust occurred to create the impression that things weren't as bad as they were; in more »

  • Forum Post: How accurate is the Zillow 'Zestimate'?

    Posted 02/14/2011 09:35:48 EST

    There are many problems with Zestimates. They rely on information which is on public records and oftentimes, that data is old, out of date and/or just not accurate, as it often leaves out improvements more »

  • Forum Post: How to find REO and foreclosures in MA?

    Posted 01/28/2011 09:47:26 EST

    About all anyone needs to know about REO's and Foreclosures. Be prepared to laugh!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2IjktYtwwo


    more »

  • Forum Post: broker fees for rentals

    Posted 11/27/2010 12:42:43 EST

    Because the Real Estate industry is inefficient, built on an old last century business model which is no longer relevant in this internet age (having to keep an expensive brick and mortar building for more »

  • Forum Post: Latest news - bad for sellers, better for buyers - but the standoff continues?

    Posted 11/25/2010 12:40:37 EST

    When Ron wrote: "I almost hate to be uncharacteristically optimistic, but I have a good memory, and have been through four or so business cycles in my life." I have to say that there is some truth to more »

  • Forum Post: How did you choose your realtor?

    Posted 11/19/2010 12:34:27 EST

    I agree with Ilyce - I read her articles - and with Ron, but the mistake they make is that they know how to play the game since they are in the game. That is the same problem with advice that practiti more »

  • Forum Post: Latest news - bad for sellers, better for buyers - but the standoff continues?

    Posted 11/16/2010 01:49:33 EST

    To be accurate, your listing at Walden Court, Medfield did expire but was re-listed and now under agreement to close. True, but by a different agent.  Secondly. Home sales may be up this year, but it more »

  • Forum Post: Frustrated with realtor

    Posted 10/16/2010 02:48:57 EDT

    Open houses are mostly a waste of everyone's time. Even the NAR - the National Assoc. of Realtors - has it as one of the lowest methods to sell a home. Many times, the listing agent doesn't even do th more »

  • Forum Post: How did you choose your realtor?

    Posted 10/16/2010 02:31:57 EDT

    A real estate agent does not sell the home! The seller sells their home! Why? The seller controls the access into the home, the condition of the home and the asking price – though their agent wants to more »

  • Forum Post: How did you choose your realtor?

    Posted 10/10/2010 07:08:59 EDT

    Whatever method you use – meeting an agent at an open house (just make sure that you don’t have them represent both you as the buyer, along with the seller. You have your set of goals, which is to get more »

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