Monday, July 30, 2007

This Story is Worth Repeating!

This is a post worth repeating:

I continually hear people say that their realtor bugged them for weeks to get them to list their house with them. They finally agreed to list it and they never saw the realtor again!! I'm not exaggerating! Check out this story....

New example of a “list em and leave em” real estate company

Wednesday, May 02, 2007JANESVILLE, Wis. — A couple checking out a house for sale were shocked to discover the 55-year-old homeowner dead in her bed. Authorities said foul play was not suspected. Real estate agent Linda Chabucos-Galow stood in the dining room while Justin and Colleen McKeen walked through a house Monday night. Before long, she heard Colleen McKeen scream."I thought, 'What's wrong?' Maybe it was a dead mouse or something," Chabucos-Galow said.But then she peered into the bedroom and saw the body of Linda L. O'Leary.

An autopsy determined O'Leary had been dead for two to three weeks, Rock County Coroner Jenifer Keach said Wednesday. The cause of death remained under investigation, but the woman appeared to have died of natural causes and no foul play was suspected, Keach said.

Gale Kent, the Coldwell Banker First United Realty agent who listed the house, said it was for sale "for a while."Chabucos-Galow said she had noticed a faint odor but thought it was from the mess in the house or the countertop full of dishes.After seeing the body, she said she told the couple: "'We need to leave. This is not right. We need to get out of here.'

"I rest my case! If you want to list your house with someone that will communicate with you---give me a call! I look forward to hearing from you.

Media Blitz

I have been amazed and a tad discouraged by all of the media hype about the real estate market. I think they have painted such a gloomy picture that it really doesn't matter what is happening....people believe what they read! The market here at the Beach continues to sputter along with a little activity here and there. I guess compared to the rest of the city, we're rocking!

I finally sold my client from Wisconsin a house! The Julington Creek area in Northern St Johns county continues to have a HUGE inventory of homes on the market. Unlike other areas, the prices appear to be staying somewhat stable. I think it has everything to do with the incredible school system they have. We were delighted to find the house in time to get enrolled in school.

A few new listings have appeared on the market here in Selva Marina, and a few have expired and been removed from the market.

Are you looking for a bargain? Call me today and I'll get busy and find you a "steal". It is truly a buyers market. Let's get busy!