Realtor confronts HOA for trashing open house signs

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Realtor Jeff Sibbach had over $250 worth of open house signs thrown away by the local HOA — and he’s at his wit’s end …

Realtor confronts HOA for trashing open house signs

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Realtor Jeff Sibbach had over $250 worth of open house signs thrown away by the local HOA — and he’s at his wit’s end …

‘We’re not ready to sell; we want to fix up the house’: 4 ways to deal

Marilyn Garcia has a client in his 80s. She will periodically check in with him, and vice versa. He’s given the Coldwell Banker associate broker in Berkeley, California, an astronomical figure for which he would sell his home, and he keeps adding to i…

Frustrations with empty-nester downsizing in my market

There are two major trends occurring in real estate which will affect certain areas of the market more than others. But, bottom line, these are trends that will become abundantly clear over the next few years …

How getting top dollar for clients made my business

The phone rings in my office, late in the day on Thursday back in 2012. The caller tells me he has been looking on Zillow and wants to talk to me about selling his house. We make an appointment to meet (he doesn’t know it yet, but I’m going to get him …

Brokers: Prepare your agents for today’s online homebuyers

I arrived at the open house to find cars piled up in the cul-de-sac before I had even put up the open house sign. We asked every person as they entered the open house, did you come because you saw the signs or did you see the home online …

Buyer’s agent: What does that even mean?

There I was on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. I met the seller, Blare, who was in the driveway putting the last touches on his house. He and his wife Mari worked so hard in conjunction with us to convert their house and their guest house into something that is in demand with today’s buyer …

Why every agent should start as a buyer’s agent

When Realty One Group’s Jeff Sibbach started out, he was a buyer’s agent. The Arizona-based Sibbach Team leader thinks this has taught him to be a better agent overall, advising on both buying and selling, as well as agent coaching …