August 15, 2013 rummy

The annual report I value most is the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS┬« Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. This report is packed full of useful statistics for agents and brokers who are looking to educate themselves about the sales process from the perspective of the Home Buyer and Seller. It clearly shows where agents should be focusing their marketing dollars (hint: not the newspaper) and also provides important details about the Buyers and Sellers experience during the sales transaction. Here are some highlights: 90% of consumers did online research before they bought their last home. 42% of buyers found the…

June 4, 2013 rummy

-Paying bills on time will improve my credit score – While it is definitely a good start, it is not the only thing that needs to be done. Since 35% of your score is based on your payments being on time, it is essential but it will only continue to raise your credit score slowly over time. Remember that if payment history only accounts for 35%, there is still 65% of your score that has nothing to do with missing payments. -Cancelling credit cards that you haven’t used in a while will increase your credit score – Cancelling unused credit…

May 7, 2013 rummy

1. “We can have my wife sign the lease. Her credit is OK.” 2. “Why do you need our credit reports? That doesn’t tell you what good people we are.” 3. “We’re moving because our landlord is a jerk.” 4. “You won’t need a security deposit with us. We’ll take good care of your home.” 5. “I’m an attorney and more than qualified to rent your house. By the way, I found 3 illegal questions in your rental application.” 6. “Wait till you see the place when we’re done with it. You won’t recognize it.” 7. “What is your policy…