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  • Forum Post: Came Here Looking for Advice...Wow!

    Posted 03/28/2011 09:13:32 EDT

    Sandy Balzer Tobin wrote: “If you are worried about overpaying for a property, get a buyer agent whose job it will be to represent your best interests. I heard a statistic recently in a class I was ta more »

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

    Posted 02/22/2011 08:52:39 EST

    PART TWO: The information reported in the public record is often wrong. Before you put your home on the market, find out what the public record reports on the characteristics of your home and try to c more »

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

    Posted 02/15/2011 10:21:34 EST

    PART ONE:  As a “real estate professional”, Ms. Tobin has another poorly written (misspellings) and inaccurate post (data). As a licensed real estate managing broker, I will tell you flat out, there i more »

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

    Posted 01/21/2011 09:11:04 EST

    Dotgirl3 wrote “Broker Mike: Your comments show that you have not recently dealt with REO in Massachusetts or any other state. We are subject to a huge court decision that impacts the buyer's ability more »

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

    Posted 01/21/2011 08:32:59 EST

    Sandy Balzer Tobin, AKA hazel1222 wrote:  You may resent my frequent blanket remarks that real estate sale professionals are only out for themselves, but since I manage an office with over 90 agents d more »

  • Forum Post: How did you choose your realtor?

    Posted 01/13/2011 10:16:09 EST

    I hate to say this, but no matter what questions you ask a real estate agent or broker, we are well versed to respond to any and all potential objections. There are just so many objections which come more »

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

    Posted 01/13/2011 09:22:29 EST

    It seems that this forum is getting to be used by real estate agents as a free and easy way to troll for potential clients, which shouldn't be happening. Since I'm 3,000 miles away and a real estate b more »

  • Forum Post: How did you choose your realtor?

    Posted 12/15/2010 08:38:57 EST

    I assume that nearly everyone is computer literate, but for those who aren't, the URL I posted from the San Francisco Chronicle is dated Feb. 2, 2010 and titled "Cut foreclosures by slicing real estat more »

  • Forum Post: How did you choose your realtor?

    Posted 12/15/2010 08:34:37 EST

    www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/02/ED4C1BP3O5.DTL">http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/02/ED4C1BP3O5.DTL That is what you need to know. Real estate is a cabal. Y more »

  • Forum Post: Frustrated with realtor

    Posted 11/23/2010 11:27:52 EST

    1. I am not a broker in MA. I am a broker in the Bay Area, where my agents AVERAGE listing is $1.75M. What's yours, even in Wellesley or in the City, if you work that area? I have one agent who sells more »

  • Forum Post: Frustrated with realtor

    Posted 11/16/2010 08:24:34 EST

    www.boston.com/community/persona.html?UID=1f8f18d3cf6c47b320e3fe0be60a1254&plckUserId=1f8f18d3cf6c47b320e3fe0be60a1254" target="_parent">wsmboston asked Broker Mike: “Are you really a real estate brok more »

  • Forum Post: Frustrated with realtor

    Posted 10/07/2010 05:43:09 EDT

    Open houses are mostly a hold over from last century's real estate marketing, which was no more than an untargeted shotgun approach to selling a home. Whenever a listing agent goes on a listing appoin more »

  • Forum Post: Looking to get involved in Real Estate

    Posted 05/24/2010 11:34:56 EDT

    In Response to Re: Looking to get involved in Real Estate: That is one way of looking at things and a simplistic one at that, though no offense meant. Not one thing I said is not true and it was only more »

  • Forum Post: Looking to get involved in Real Estate

    Posted 05/23/2010 11:16:33 EDT

    Being a Broker (after being an agent for many years) and now managing agents (both good and bad), real estate boils down to basically: Who you know - the number of people you personally know - and the more »

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