Prior to the 2012 election, I suggested to those who literally and passionately hated first-term President Obama, to hold their noses and vote for him. I suggested then that many of us focus on…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on November 25, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments
One of the first questions a seller asks of their Realtor is, what did the perspective buyers think of their home after a showing. As their agent, you want to be straight with them. You don’t want to pull any punches. But to spare their feelings, you tell them that the buyers thought it was a nice home. Then, you try to remember something that they said that they actually said was nice. But eventually, as an agent, you will have to come straight with your…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on November 4, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments
The Presidential debates are over. The pundits have all offered their various views and perspectives. And while there remains less than 2 weeks to go, there is much work to be done by both the Republican and Democrat campaigns. The 2 candidates, Governor Mitt Romney, and President Barack Obama, have both proffered their platforms to not only the country, but to the world.
The campaigns, by way of the debates, offered entertainment if nothing else, for those of us…
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on October 23, 2012 at 10:34pm — No Comments
The home buying process will involve the disclosure of hundreds of pieces of information about the buyer and/or the seller. From credit reports, loan applications, to addresses and phone numbers. In many cases, much of this information will be disclosed inadvertently, and in other cases, such as a credit report or social security number, this information will be disclosed to 3rd parties necessary to the…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on October 22, 2012 at 10:53pm — No Comments
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Unless you are an investor, having 2 house and 2 notes is nothing short of scary. Many homeowners find themselves trying to avoid this dilemma when trying to buy one house and selling another. The time frame has to be just right, or, 2 notes will be the challenge that they will have to falter…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on October 11, 2012 at 2:07pm — No Comments
It is referred to as a BAFO in contracts for bids. And true to form, an offer to purchase a home is a written contract, or a bid to buy someone’s home. It is a phrase that sometimes surprises buyers, perhaps even, real estate agents. Why? For one of two reasons.
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on October 10, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on September 28, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments
Voter Suppression, or the intent to keep a group of people from participating in the voting process, has resurged onto the American landscape. I say ‘resurged’ because there is no doubt in my mind (in my Judge Judy voice) that Voter Suppression in itself has ever been “suppressed”. I would like to believe that America is determined to ensure that no one group of her citizens is prohibited, in part, or in full, from participating in the democratic process. But, evidence to suggest otherwise…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on September 25, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments
I Am Registered to Vote © 2012 by Wayne D. Lewis, Sr.
I’ve made it no secret that I am registered to vote. I will be re-voting for President Barack Obama. Why? Well, I bought it up, so I’ll answer, shortly. In my years of voting, I was felt pressured to question as to why I voted for any of the former Presidents since I have been registered to vote: George H. Bush, or George H.W. Bush, or Ronald Reagan. No one cared whether I…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on September 23, 2012 at 9:04pm — No Comments
1. RACE; 2. IS SHE HOT?; 3. RELIGION; 4. POLITICAL PARTY; 5. ProLIFE or Pro-CHOICE; 6. STAY-AT-HOME MOM VS A WORKING MOM
Rather than revise my previous post: Formula for Selecting a Presidential Candidate, I thought that I would tackle the idea of a female presidential candidate in America.
Obviously, we do not have a woman in contention for the position of President of the United States for 2012, but I…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on September 23, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments
Formula for Selecting A Presidential Candidate:
1. RACE; 2. RELIGION; 3. POLITICAL PARTY, and where applicable: 4. QUALIFICATIONS © 2012 by Wayne D. Lewis, Sr.
There are fewer than two months to the 2012 Presidential Election. I hope many of you have registered to vote and will actually vote. Many of us will not re-elect President Obama. And that's okay. It is a constitutional right to choose our leaders. Many of us will not support him…
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on September 23, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Days on the Market (DOM)
It appears to me, that one of the common misperceptions about real estate that any offer to purchase property is subject to a response from the seller. The misperception is that because it is for sale, that the owner(s) should jump at any offer that comes along, and be ready to negotiate. In a previous blog, I indicated that sellers/owners should not overlook an offer, even if it is a low-balled offer (…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on September 17, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments
Let’s face it, a Real Estate deal or transaction is going to fail or fall through. Someone is going to forget to order something, write something up, or something is going to be too late to the table. It happens, and unfortunately, it happens, perhaps all too often. To the dismay of everyone involved, a deal often becomes dead in the water, and can’t close for what can perceivably be, avoidable errors.
Errors, mistakes, faux pas, or whatever you…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on August 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
BACKUP OFFERS, they are absolutely no guarantees, but it is amazing how more often than not, Backup Offers seem to be moving forward more frequently. There was a time when someone would make a Backup Offer on a house on the market, and the Realtor would have to bring the bad news to the buyer, that the deal had closed on the original contract. Now, Backup Offers are making an apparent rise, by this Realtor’s perspective.
It seems that…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on August 11, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments
A CALL TO THE VILLAGE- Be That Bridge © 2012
By Wayne D. Lewis, Sr.
There is absolutely no reason why our children can’t be successful, if we want them to be. There is absolutely no reason why our children can’t achieve their dreams, if we want them to do so. True, our children are denied, deprived and treated differently because they are Black and Beautiful, but that is no reason to allow them to have a self-defeating, self-destructive,…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on July 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
A Full Price Offer? BEWARE!
by Wayne D. Lewis, Sr.
It is a highly anticipated move: A FULL PRICE OFFER! For the buyer, it means a tremendous opportunity. The buyer is cutting to the chase, they are offering the seller of their property a full price offer. To a seller, it is PAYDAY! Load up the truck and move to Beverly---Gardens, Road, or wherever the seller anticipates…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on July 5, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
THE UPSIDE OF A LOW-BALLED OFFER © 2012
By Wayne D. Lewis, Sr. Associate Broker, Gardner Realtors
If you have had your home on the market for any length of time, you may have received an offer that was totally ridiculous. The offer probably may have had you seeing red. Your veins were popping out of your forehead. Chances are, you were so mad that someone would offer you so low an offer. The term we call it: A low-balled…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on June 25, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments
SHOULD YOU REDUCE THE PRICE OF YOUR HOME? © 2012
BY Wayne D. Lewis, Sr.
Associate Broker, Gardner Realtors
Let’s discuss whether you should reduce the price of your home. What should you consider? Let’s consider the following:
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on June 20, 2012 at 11:50pm — No Comments
To The Graduating Class of 2012:
The World is Waiting for You
© 2012 By Wayne D. Lewis, Sr.
The Pony Express was founded by William H. Russell, William B. Waddell, and Alexander Majors. Plans for the Pony Express were spurred by the threat of the Civil War and the need for faster communication with the West. The Pony Express consisted…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on May 14, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments
TO WHAT DEGREE OF INJUSTICE RISES OUTRAGE?
The Trayvon Martin Shooting.
By Wayne D. Lewis, Sr. © 2012 Part 2
While there are other factors that continue to come out regarding this incident, I think my point can be made with the amount of questions that have come to the forefront on the unfortunate killing of young Trayvon Martin as compared to the previously discussed shootings of the Sipp Brothers and Mr. Wendell…Continue
Added by Wayne D. Lewis, SR on March 24, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments