Princess Grace Kelly’s Estate For Sale


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Grace Kelly Estate

You can own her childhood home for a whopping $850k. The home was recently reduced $150k.  Located at 3901 Henry Avenue, this 6-bedroom, 4 bath home that was built by her father, John is a piece of Philadelphia history.

If you are interested in seeing this property, contact Renée to arrange your private showing.

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Grace Kelly Estate

*listing provided by RE/MAX Legacy
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Realtor Tells For Sale By Owners, Pay Me To Do Nothing


Many people feel that real estate agents don’t do anything but make a lot of money. There are also a lot of people who don’t like real estate agents. If you know me, you would know that I do agree with most people. I am not fond of real estate agents either.

Today while trying to schedule homes to show one of my buyer clients, I came across a listing advertised by a company who is not representing the home owner. In order to schedule the showing, you must call the owner. Mind you.. I’ve called this owner 4 x already and have not been able to get in touch with them. I even texted them. Still no reply.

So, I wanted to investigate this company who is advertising this home and came across their fee that they charge sellers to do nothing and here they are:

  • $100 – Showcase Listing
  • Includes maximum number of photos allowed by the MLS *(typically 25 photos).   Includes ability to advertise open houses on Realtor.com in addition to the MLS.
  • $75 – 1 Year Listing
  • This option allows you to advertise your home for 1 year on the MLS and Realtor.com instead of 6 months. The fee is $100 if purchased at the time of listing. You can always choose to extend the listing later, but the fee is $199. 
  • $50 – CMA
  • Comparative Market Analysis: We will run comps (comparable home sales) and send you the results.  You can utilize the comps to help you price your home accurately.
  • $15 – Additional Sign Panel     View Sign Panel
  • Show the public that you are not just a FSBO and that you are working with a professional real estate brokerage.  Show Buyer Agents you are willing to work with them if they bring a buyer.  This option includes the sign panel only.  We recommend purchasing a sign frame from Home Depot or Lowes for about $15. 
  • $65 – Combination Lockbox
  • Utilize a combination lockbox to allow agents to show your home when you are not home.  You can provide them with the combination when they call to schedule the appointment.  You set the combination and can change it at anytime.

Turns out… I’ve been doing things all wrong these past 16+ years.  I don’t have to work at all. I can charge a home owner up front fees and have “them” do all the work. This is beyond brilliant!  Sign me up!

I thought to myself, wow, I can do better than this company…  I can do even less work and possibly get paid more.

What if I don’t even go out to the home owner’s home. I’ll have them email me photos of their home and I’ll have them come pick up any materials I am going to charge them for. I mean, why should I have to drive to them, I can save gas. Why do I even ever have to meet them these people. Sell your home, don’t sell your home, what do I care? As long as I get paid, I am good.

So…  here is what I will charge:

  • $150 – Showcase Listing
  • Includes maximum number of photos allowed by the MLS *(typically 25 photos).   Includes ability to advertise open houses on Realtor.com in addition to the MLS.
  • $200 – 1 Year Listing
  • This option allows you to advertise your home for 1 year on the MLS and Realtor.com instead of 6 months. The fee is $100 if purchased at the time of listing. You can always choose to extend the listing later, but the fee is $399. 
  • $150 – CMA
  • Comparative Market Analysis: We will run comps (comparable home sales) and send you the results.  You can utilize the comps to help you price your home accurately.
  • $20 – Additional Sign Panel     View Sign Panel
  • Show the public that you are not just a FSBO and that you are working with a professional real estate brokerage.  Show Buyer Agents you are willing to work with them if they bring a buyer.  This option includes the sign panel only.  We recommend purchasing a sign frame from Home Depot or Lowes for about $15. 
  • $100 for the first 3 months: $50 for each additional month after – Combination Lockbox
  • Utilize a combination lockbox to allow agents to show your home when you are not home.  You can provide them with the combination when they call to schedule the appointment.  You set the combination and can change it at anytime.

I also want the home owner to sign something that states:

  • I will do nothing for you
  • You understand and agree that I will do nothing for you
  • I do not represent you in any way, shape or form
  • Don’t call me with questions
  • Don’t email me with questions
  • Don’t contact me at all
  • You don’t hold me responsible if your home sells or doesn’t sell
  • You understand that I don’t care about what happens with the sale of your home
  • You don’t hold me responsible for anything related with the listing/sale of your home
  • If I have a buyer for your home, you will pay me 3% to represent the buyer and negotiate the best price for the buyer, not you
  • You will return lockbox and signs to me within 3 days after your home has an executed agreement of sale. If you fail to return these materials in 3 days, incur a $25 per day fee until you return materials.
  • You agree that I can sue you if you do not return my signs and lockboxes
  • You agree to advertise my sign on your lawn that I sold your home when and if it sells

****On top of all that, don’t forget to refer all your friends to me so that I can also do nothing for them as well!

If you want to hire me to do nothing for you, please contact me today!

Does this sound ridiculous? If it does, it’s because it is.

Your home is one of the most valuable assets you own. Are you sure you want to hire a do it yourself company and then actually do it yourself….but then pay someone else?  Just imagine the price you will get for your home if this is the type of negotiating you do for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

She Sheds… Women’s Answer to the Man Cave


she-sheds-07Men have their man caves and now women can have their “she sheds”.. or otherwise known as the Pub-shed for play and the “shedquarters” for work……that’s right women, you’ve probably had the next hottest real estate trend right in your own back yard for years and never knew it. backyard-office-sheds-10-1

You want to hide from your kids… want a mini vaca…  a girls night out..a bed and breakfast…  well, look no further than your own yard…

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awe… tranquility awaits…

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ah, ah, ah.. no men allowed unless they can cook and serve..

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you will never look at another shed the same way again…

Game of Gnomes


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So, you’ve heard of  Game of Thrones..   now there is Game of Gnomes..  If you want to live in a swinger community… just look for a gnome in the front yard.  Yes, it’s a secret (or not so secret) society.

It’s brilliant really and a great way for real estate agents to help their swinger clients.

To all of you non swinger home owners…if you don’t want swingers knocking on your door, be careful where you put your gnome.

 

 

What Your Real Estate Agent Really Does At Your Open House


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What do you think your agent does during your open houses?  Let’s see…  they have 3-4 hours to kill in your empty home. What do you think they do?  If you think they are working, think again.

I’ve heard all kinds of stories from peeking through your underwear drawers to making lunch for themselves. Yes.. it’s true.

I recently heard a story about an agent who (pardon the expression) took a dump and the toilet wouldn’t flush so he threw the evidence out the window. face-screaming-in-fear I heard another story about an agent who tried on an owner’s clothes.

And I am just talking about the things real estate agents do.. I didn’t even talk about what strangers do. If you don’t want to picture your agent wearing your clothes, taking a dump on your toilet, price your home right and don’t allow open houses.