We can all agree that Realtors are necessary and serve a valuable service. I would never suggest anyone buy or sell a property without one. A good realtor will be well informed about the market and about their buyer or sellers needs and desires. But is it a good idea to take legal advice from a realtor? Never.
I have been working on short sales on a regular basis over the last few years. This has gone hand in hand with clients going into foreclosure and attempting to find a reasonable resolution for them. I don’t know exactly how many foreclosures I have been involved in, or how many short sales I have been involved in. I cannot say that it has ever been a high priority to actually keep count. I am more concerned with doing a good job for my client and giving them an acceptable exit to their stressful situation. That being said, I can say that a high percentage of the properties that do become short sales are eventually approved and successfully closed. Continue reading
I know I was not the only person in Florida with vacant lot issues. So, I was not surprised when I recently had a new client stop by for an appointment regarding his vacant lot. When I asked how I could help him, he stated that he was visiting from up North and found a driveway on his vacant lot. Apparently his neighbor was not able to easily park his boat in his back yard so he had a drive way installed – right over a large part of my client’s vacant lot. What is it with boats and vacant lots? My client only visits his vacant lot about once a year and believed the driveway was only recently installed. Apparently the neighbor put a great deal of time and money into the driveway – it was not something that was done in the middle of the night. Continue reading