Real Estate Conversations with Brenda: May 2010

It Takes A Lot Of Work To Make Things Look Easy

So....Just Had to Reblog this.  Very True and actually left me feeling exhausted :)!  Enjoy!


I read and enjoyed a post this morning, JUST BECAUSE YOU WATCH GOLF TV, THAT DOESN'T MAKE YOU A GOLFER !!! 

and it reminded me of how, even in this 'Age Of Transparency' the public actually knows SO VERY LITTLE about how we do our jobs in this industry.

My 'past life' in entertainment taught me that VERY LITTLE of what we watch on television is REAL.


Shows like Survivor, Operation Repo and yes, HGTV shows are scripted, blocked, staged, and reenacted.

There is a lot of work that goes into making the "Oh, I could do that stuff" happen!

When you decide you want to sell your property . . . WE review the history of your property for a heads up on what we may find in a title search, determine actual ownership, look into encumberances, taxes or HOA dues, find out if you owe more than it's worth, develop a marketing plan, review the competition on the market and what it sold or will sell for. We clean it, clear it, stage it, doll it up and make it look pretty. We make friends with the neighbors so they behave. We mail, blog, print, copy, call, e-mail and text. We sing praises, present, package and put the word out. Every day.

When you want to view properties . . . WE research each of those properties, MAP the locations that MLS, Google and even GPS may get wrong--so we won't be making 200 U-turns with you in tow. Find out if there are any issues with the City, County, HOA. Find out how to get in. Find out when we CAN get in. Preview so you won't be shocked by what you find. Figure out why the address doesn't match the parcel number, or why the house appears to have a property line through it in the County aerials. We check for washes, zero lot lines, encroachments, elevation, orientation, icky neighbors and urban sprawl. Before you see a thing.

When you want to make an offer . . . WE research what properties sold for, what they will sell for (they are not always the same), active inventory, who the seller is and what their tribal customs may be, who the bank is and how many notes there are, whether you can bid now or have to wait, how to fill out the paperwork properly to protect you, what you will need to do and say to make your offer competitive. Before you sign a page.

When your offer is accepted,. WE compiled the resources so you can determine what is material to you in investigations, put you in touch with the professionals who can inspect appliances, identify materials, take measurements, locate easements, setbacks, permits, architectural standards, and find out if the next door neighbor's dog ALWAYS barks like that or will settle down once your guests have run screaming from the Arizona Room. While your earnest money is still refundable.

When you need financing, WE find the right loan professional for your property's type, your situation and needs with the experience and resources to go the distance for you -- and help them put together your loan package. So your loan will fund and your transaction will close on time. So you won't be out extra cash for delays or end up on the street with your suitcase after you gave up your apartment.

We are the Wizards Of Oz. Except we are behind the curtain AND center stage.

Nothin' to it. :)

Brenda Mullen – San Antonio Texas Real Estate Professional

Brenda Mullen Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent
Selling a San Antonio Texas area home involves many steps and having an experienced  San Antonio  Texas Real Estate Agent by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your San Antonio Texas Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the San Antonio Texas area with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent, I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home.
As your San Antonio Texas listing agent I am well versed on the local San Antonio Texas area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your home to be competitive in today’s market with an in depth comparative market analysis, and advice on staging. I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your San Antonio Texas area Realtor® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your San Antonio Texas area Realtor® is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Home” is my number one priority.
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