How to Build a Billion-dollar Brokerage

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BY REBECCA DIAMOND Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr July 07, 2010 02:05 PM Today I read Kris Berg’s Inman article about Google and why their employees are so happy. It really got me thinking about real estate brokerage models. At Google, the employees are given alot of free stuff and perks, above and beyond …

Mold is Killing Me in Villanova, Pa

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BY REBECCA DIAMOND Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr July 09, 2010 03:34 PM First, I understand that mold can be a very serious issue that causes health problems, not the least of which can be neurological. Okay? I get it. But. The toxic mold that releases mycotoxins that can cause that level of severe …

Get Outta the Living Room and Into the Car

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BY REBECCA DIAMOND Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr July 21, 2010 02:13 PM Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand – Confucius BC 450. We would do well to remember this when we do our listing presentations (or, as I like to call …

Fannie Mae Tightens Up on Appraisals

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REBLOGGER REBECCA DIAMOND Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr July 17, 2010 11:12 PM It has not been out of the question to have an appraiser from New Jersey or Bucks County come into our area, knowing nothing about it, to do their appraisal. It sounds like this may be changing for the better. Still, …

REOs, Foreclosures, Not for the Faint of Heart

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BY REBECCA DIAMOND Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr July 26, 2010 03:49 PM You’ve no doubt heard the expression ‘buyer beware”. It could not be more true for REOs, foreclosures, and short sales. In the past month I’ve had a number of first-time buyers come to me requesting to be shown distressed properties. Usually …

How to Sell Your Main Line Home

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BY REBECCA DIAMOND Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr July 28, 2010 11:12 AM The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are the most prominent leading measures of the housing market, nationwide. The good news is that the index shows that the annual growth rate in 15 of 20 major metropolitan areas rose in May 2010, compared …

LENN JUST HAD A EUREKA MOMENT ! ! CONVENTIONAL FINANCING MAY PERMIT MORE SELLER INCENTIVE THAN FHA!

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REBLOGGER REBECCA DIAMOND Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr August 02, 2010 08:53 AM Great post about FHA vs conventional financing, given FHA’s coming crackdown on the much-used Seller Assist. ORIGINAL CONTENT BY LENN HARLEY 303829;0225082372 FHA LIMITS SELLER CONTRIBUTION TO BUYER’S CLOSING COSTS TO 3% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.  (Any day now.) O.K.  We …

Competition Makes Me a Better Realtor

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BY REBECCA DIAMOND Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr August 05, 2010 11:30 AM It seems every listing presentation is a multiple-offer situation these days. By that, I mean of course that Sellers are interviewing more than one agent for the job of selling their home. I win more than my fair share of these …

Bargain Luxury Home for Sale in Villanova; Best Main Line Home for Sale

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BY REBECCA DIAMOND Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr August 13, 2010 04:03 PM 128 Trianon Lane, Villanova, Pa. Come see the best buy in Main Line homes for sale. Stunning French Colonial. One of the largest lots with gorgeous specimen trees and plantings! Huge outdoor patio for parties and entertaining. Terrific flow inside between …