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The Real Estate Group Rules

The group has been growing rapidly so I wanted to take the opportunity again to review some of the most important rules of the group. It seems there are a growing number of people that fail to read rules when they join groups on Google Plus.

I am starting to get really irritated that some continue to want to do as they please instead of following rules. From this point forward if I have warned you about breaking the rules you will not get a third chance. I will BAN you from the group! So if you don't want to listen then do so at your own peril.

1. NO REAL ESTATE LISTINGS - This is not, I repeat not a place to post your listings! Nobody cares you just listed a 3 bedroom ranch in India, Idaho or anywhere else! There are plenty of places to post your listings. Don't do it here. This is a place to learn NOT a place to advertise.

2. No link-litter. If you've found or written an interesting article, or found something to re-share that you think the community needs to see, please share it! But we want to know why you think it's share-worthy.

Not all of us have the time or inclination to click through and see if it means anything to us personally. So write something of value that summarizes why you were intrigued.

This means you MUST have a description with your post or it will get removed.

3. No ads or SPAM. This group is not about personal promotion! It's ok to cite your own work as examples, so long as they are relevant to the community.

For example if you own a tool that will help increase a real estate agents business by all means tell the group about it.

This isn't a place to shout LOOK AT MY WEBSITE! I am a bad ass Realtor - I am the BEST SEO DUDE, Look at ME over here.

No LOCAL Posts - Do you think when you post about the real estate market in California that anyone else cares but maybe those in California? Trust me they don't. You won't get any interaction on it so don't post it.

Posts to the group should be relevant to the masses not a small segment of readers.

If you're not sure, ask yourself this question: Will what I'm about to post encourage discussion within the community? If not, it's SPAM!

Important: All articles need a description or they will either not get posted or be removed from the group.

#realestate #realestateagent  

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Disclosure and The Sellers Statement of Property Condition

In my area of the world I recently have run into a trend where listing agents are not providing a Sellers Statement of Property Condition (SSPC). I also know many attorneys who would prefer their client would not fill one out as well.

The idea behind not disclosing issues with your property is you are putting the burden to find any issues on the buyer thus limiting your liability.

Having the SSPC filled out by the sellers is a commonly accepted practice. Many agencies will not accept a listing unless this is done. But also buyers become become weary of a seller who has not filled one out. They wonder what is so bad the seller is hiding.

In this article we discuss the sellers legal obligation to disclose as well as a real estate agents obligation to disclose. There are also plenty of benefits to providing home buyers with the Sellers Statement of Property Condition.

One last not is that state law varies greatly on Property Disclosure, whether your a buyer or seller make sure you understand your obligations.

Other resources by +Bill Gassett, +Kyle Hiscock, +Debbie Drummond and

#realestate #homeseller #disclosure

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Important Tips for Finding your Dream Home

Buying a home which satisfies all your wishes is one of the biggest challenges. You might visit 100s of houses before finalizing one, but will still end up with a small disappointment.

#homebuying #realestate #dreamhome

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The most important element of a #social media marketing strategy is consistency. There's some days when it's almost impossible to make time for this. This is where this 20 minute emergency plan come in. 

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Novice Real Estate Investors
Some tips I hope help you to overcome the fears commonly associated with real estate investing.
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