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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — April, 2019

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — April, 2019

April 10, 2019 Upon motion by Jeff Funk, second by Ferne Silberman, the minutes of the March 13, 2019 Directors' Meeting were approved. The Directors reviewed updates to Bright MLS, including fixes to listing management, open house time now showing correctly, property...

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Improve the Showing Process for Sellers

Improve the Showing Process for Sellers

Most, if not all, of us use ShowingTime to schedule and manage showings. Did you know that you can notify the seller that you are finished with your showing through the ShowingTime app? This is a great habit to develop to improve the showing process for sellers. Open...

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Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer, Part II

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer, Part II

How Do I Help Prevent CO Poisoning? First, as noted in Part I of last month's carbon monoxide post, install CO detectors in your home and replace them as needed. Next, make sure that all fossil fuel burning appliances are professionally and properly installed and...

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Attend Inspections

Attend Inspections

Who, if anyone, should attend home inspections has been a topic of debate for as long as home inspections have been a standard element in a residential transaction. A year ago when the topic came up at an NAR meeting of attorneys who represent state associations of...

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LCAR Membership Updates — March, 2019

LCAR Membership Updates — March, 2019

New Members Designated Affiliate Matthew Creamer, Property Check Inspections, LLC Realtors Benjamin Bamford, True Commercial Real Estate, LLC Nicholas Beisker, Infinity Real Estate Wilay Boensch, NAI Commercial Partners, Inc. Wendy Gockley, Berkshire Hathaway...

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LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — March, 2019

LCAR Board of Directors Minutes — March, 2019

March 13, 2019 Upon motion by Rob Hess, second by Ferne Silberman, the minutes of the February 13, 2019 Directors' Meeting were approved. The Directors received updates on Bright MLS. These include calculation of Days on Market, crossover billing issues, auto-fill tax...

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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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Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®