buyers Archive

My $25,000 Commission From a Rental Call

By Lynn Minnick When I was a new agent back in 2000, I took a rental call. It was a young couple, around my age, looking for a rental in town. Once we started talking, they told me they...
January 24, 2014

FHA’s ‘Back To Work’ Program

By Derek Sandoval Through FHA’s “Back To Work – Extenuating Circumstances Program,” borrowers who have gone through bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, or short sale, may be eligible for an FHA-backed mortgage sooner if they can prove their financial hardship was...
September 11, 2013

Valuable or Worthless? The Choice is Yours

By Sammer Mudawar Let’s face it, in the eyes of the consumer, especially the internet shopper, all real estate agents are the same. In fact, they don’t even know why you get paid since they find properties on the...

The Wild Ride of Interest Rates

By Jason O’Neil Sit tight. Last week mortgage interest rates jumped drastically. Some say without warning, but then again, most have been preaching for months, if not years, that rates can’t stay this low. Can they? Why did they...

Is Your Customer Service This Good?

By Dave Robison My brokerage had one crazy month a few months ago.  We had five buyers who failed to perform on a contract and lost their earnest money.  Now in Utah, getting the buyer’s earnest money is supposed...

Pocket Listings: The Good, the Bad, and Everything In Between

By Jennifer Klein and Derek Sandoval Pocket listings, or home listings that aren’t posted on the MLS, have become a hot topic lately. Placer County Association of REALTORS® YPN members Jennifer Klein and Derek Sandoval discuss  the ramifications of...

Hey Home Owners, Leave the Hard Work to Us!

By Paul Everett The first indication from many home owners that they are seriously considering selling their home is often through a free listing on Zillow, Trulia, Craigslist, StreetEasy, or other regional and national For Sale By Owner sites....

Did You Hear the One About the Agent Who Sold that Home…?

By Dave Robison Sometimes selling is complicated. Sometimes, a home can sit for weeks, months, even years before there’s so much as a bite. But with the right knowledge and dialogue, selling a home can be as easy as...

Happy Birthday, Generation Y!

By Marianne Guenther Bornhoft 1982 was a year like no other. It created the Y generation. What’s so special about this group of people? A lot.  Its members aren’t afraid to tell you why. The name Generation Y first...
November 28, 2012

YPN Agent Appears on ‘House Hunters’

By Lynn Minnick Late this past spring, fellow Connecticut YPNer Carl Lantz had the opportunity to be on HGTV’s popular series House Hunters.  To celebrate the episode, Carl hosted a huge viewing party, and I’m sure he’s added something along the lines...