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Bright Hacks:  How to Use Bright While Not Losing Your Mind!

Bright Hacks: How to Use Bright While Not Losing Your Mind!

Use the Map! For most of my buyer clients I set up searches by school district. But for the occasional buyer who has a very specific region in mind or wants to search by distance to their workplace, I employ the Map function. The Map is also a great tool for including...

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Home Inspection Negotiation Time Frames

Home Inspection Negotiation Time Frames

Negotiations can be stressful, especially when it comes to home inspections. Buyers want everything repaired from a leaking pipe, to the installation of a new roof, to a burned out light bulb. And sellers don't want to fix anything because they believe the buyer is...

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Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer, Part I

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer, Part I

Carbon monoxide, also abbreviated "CO", is an odorless, colorless gas that comes from fossil fuel burning appliances -- wood/pellet, natural gas, oil, propane, kerosene, coal, etc. It can be produced when burning any fuel. Carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2)...

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Agreement of Sale Revisions

Agreement of Sale Revisions

Winter is upon us . . . a normally slower time . . . sellers don't want snow and ice tracked into their homes . . . buyers tunnel in . . . and we agents look forward to spring. What better time to make revisions to documents, right? Let's review the changes. 8G2a....

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LCAR Membership Updates — February, 2019

LCAR Membership Updates — February, 2019

New Members Designated Affiliates Hilary Hollister, 360 Tour Designs, LLC Laura Juarbe, LSG Settlements Realtors Easton Braun, Younger Realty Group Rosanne Dejesus, Realty One Group Unlimited Jamie Druckenmiller, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty Joshua...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — February, 2019

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — February, 2019

February 13, 2019 Michael Ball of PNC Institutional Asset Management presented an overview of the Association's investment portfolio. Upon motion by Corinn Kirchner, second by Ferne Silberman, the minutes of the January 9, 2019 Directors' Meeting were approved. The...

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The Pennsylvania BMP Manual

The Pennsylvania BMP Manual

As I wrote previously, the term "BMP", or Best Management Practice, originally came from the operators of sewage treatment plants where it referred to the training, personnel management, maintenance, etc. necessary in the operation of sewage treatment plants. It later...

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Working Outside of the Box

Working Outside of the Box

Real estate salespersons often have second jobs. Should a broker care? All in unison . . . "it depends". Issues relating to profitability and productivity of a salesperson aside, a broker has reason to be concerned when a salesperson is also employed in a job closely...

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Working Inside the Box — Establishing the Box

Working Inside the Box — Establishing the Box

What is your agreement with your broker? A recurring question to the Hotline is "what is my broker's obligation to pay me when I have pending transactions at the time I affiliate with a new broker?" There are many similar questions relating to fees after termination...

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What the Heck is a Real Estate Owned Property?

What the Heck is a Real Estate Owned Property?

There seems to be a lot of confusion out there as to just exactly what is a Real Estate Owned Property. Some agents, when listing properties owned, in good standing, by the seller, are checking the Real Estate Owned box on the listing input form because they don't...

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Chimney and Fireplace Maintenance

Chimney and Fireplace Maintenance

Chimney maintenance is critical to maintaining a safe home; however, most homeowners rarely, if ever, have their chimney, and the appliance(s) venting into it, professionally cleaned and serviced on a regular basis. Any chimney, whether used with a fireplace or a wood...

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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®