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Taking the Spooky Feeling Out of Foreclosures

October 30, 2013 9:27 am

Buying a Foreclosure isn’t as Risky as You May Think, with the Proper Know-How Last week, when Amanda Kostina laid out her 10 Hidden Hazards When Buying Foreclosure, it hit close to home. My husband and I relocated to Florida in the midst of the credit crunch, and what awaited me in my new home state was a depressed real estate market. Even though foreclosures had always been part of my repertoire, nothing could prepare me for the crash course I was about to get in the owned-asset market.

Walk a Mile

October 29, 2013 9:27 am

This is my story. There are many like it, but this one was mine.

FischRealEstate/InstagramAnswer a few calls.

From yard signs (people who almost always say “that’s a lot of money”), from Zillow inquires and from escrow officers. From agents asking for feedback from a showing, from idx inquiries on other agents listings and from buyers who have to see a few houses “right now”. From loan officers telling you the appraisal didn’t come in at the right amount, from a buyer saying “thank you” or from another agent telling you that their seller went with “the other offer” instead. Answer in the middle of dinner with your family, at 11pm, on vacation.

Walk through some houses.

Tech Review: Keeping Current Matters [VIDEO]

October 28, 2013 9:27 am

??We're proud to announce that KCM was recently highlighted on Chicago Agent Magazine's Tech Review. Every so often, they choose a tech company that they feel would be beneficial for real estate professionals that are looking to take their business to the next level. After taking a long, hard look at KCM, they have given their thoughts and feedback, rating us with a 4.5 out of 5.

Real Estate: TV vs. Reality [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 25, 2013 9:24 am

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Great Advice for Senior Sellers During Showings

October 24, 2013 9:24 am

Today we are honored to have Nikki Buckelew, the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute, return as our guest blogger.  Nikki is considered a leading authority on seniors real estate and housing. - The KCM Crew SeniorsIf there is one that frustrates real estate agents the most, it is when homeowners decide to stay home for showings! So, how do you get a senior homeowner to leave when their home is being shown? First, let’s consider why they are choosing to stay there in the first place. Even though it may feel like they are just trying to make our lives difficult, there may be in their minds very good reasons for staying put. Ask yourself these questions... Is it possible they: