Real Estate Life

Saturday, September 30, 2006


To all my faithful readers I'm sorry for the long deafening silence on my page. haha

Lately I've been extremely busy between work and school that I haven't had time nor the desire to blog.

Work has been pretty good for the past few weeks. I sold 4 homes which have already been closed on and wrote a couple other offers which fell through.

The offers that fell through might discourage other agents but I look at them as motivational tools.

If a client is willing to write an offer that means they really want to buy a home. I can't well a home if the client doesn't really write an offer.

Some clients will swore up and down to you I really want to buy a home and you show them house after house with no ingcling of interest in writing an offer. This upsets us Realtors.

See Realtors aren't paid anything to just show homes. We're receive compensation after the successful closing for a home. So when a client is really motivated enough to write an offer there can't ever be a sale or transaction.

As for school things seem to be going very well in that aspect of my life.

I'm taking two classes. One is Contemporary Business and the other is Business Law.

In Contemporary Business I'm doing great. I believe I have an A in this class since it seams to be a common sense class. In The Business Law class I'm also getting an A however the Business Law class is harder than hell for me since I confuse just about everything in it.

It may seam a little weird. How an I getting an A in a class I'm confused in. Heres how it works. every week we have one homework assignment. Each assignment has 10 questions and the teacher gives us 10 point whether the answers are right or wrong.

The homework assignments are the only graded assignments we have been given. However we also receive a grade for attendance and participation, and I haven't missed a class and believe me I participate.

In long this is how life has been for me lately.
Thanks for reading.

Saturday, September 02, 2006


I wanted to post some info regarding the last post about mold.

1. Why is mold growing in my home?

Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.

2. Can mold cause health problems?

Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold. Research on mold and health effects is ongoing. This brochure provides a brief overview; it does not describe all potential health effects related to mold exposure. For more detailed information consult a health professional. You may also wish to consult your state or local health department.

3. How do I get rid of mold?
It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back

All good things must come to an end!

In my last post I wrote about a few offers. One of which had been accepted at an unbelievably low price.
The accepted price was over 12k less than list price and list price was less than 60k.
To have an offer accepted that low under list prise usually doesn't happen. Usually an offer that low doesn't even receive a response.
Well since the offer was accepted the home buyer my client has had a home inspection which reveled the home has mold and the buyer decided to back out of the deal.
I don't blame her from walking away and if she hadn't told me first I would have suggested for her to reconsider buying the home.
Now I have another deal that has a few problems. The client is having financing issues.
Hopefully the mortgage company can keep things from falling apart. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
I hate working for free.