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Wednesday, April 1, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

A rabbit and a Rottweiler walked into a blog...

The above video has nothing to do with this blog, but what the heck. We love seeing a rabbit playing with a Rotweiler.
After you watch, if you want to read this blog, it's about the economic slow-down and how home buyers should prepare for when the economy gets back to normal. Enjoy!
The rapid spread of the Corona virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks not seen in many years. It also has consumers remembering the economic slowdown of 2008 that was caused by a housing crash. This economic slowdown, however, is very different from 2008.
One thing the experts are saying is that while we’ll see a swift decline in economic activity in the second quarter, we’ll begin a sharp rebound in the second half of this year. According to John Burns Consulting:
“Historical analysis showed us that pandemics are usually V-shaped (sharp recessions that recover quickly enough to provide little damage to home prices), and some very cutting-edge search engine analys ...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Tips for finding the truth online.

Wednesday March 25, 2020
By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems
In times like these, especially like these, it is easy to spread mis-information. There is so much information coming at us 24/7 from so many sources that it can be overwhelming and impossible to process entirely.
Spreading mis-information is easy, even if unintended. The chief medical officer of CVS Pharmacy shared in an internal memo that drinking warm water is an effective way to combat coronavirus. Of course, it's not. If you are going to share information, you have an obligation to verify it before passing it on. Even if you don't intend to pass health information or other vital knowledge along, you should verify for your own personal well being.
In this regard, the power of the internet is both a wonderful and terrible thing. It transports information at the speed of light, able to "go viral" in seconds. But it also is a wonderful tool to check facts and verify information. What&rs ...

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Monday, March 23, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Our dog's tips for quarantine.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems
Quarantine brings all of us closer, no closer than to our pets. In honor of National Puppy Day, these are some tips Harry and Dobson here at Doggie Epicenter wish to share with us, to help us get through quarantine.
Dobson surviving the quarantine.
Get plenty of rest.
Sleep anywhere. On or under the bed, in a sunny spot on the front lawn, on the sofa, in front of a door, on freshly folded clothes, on your back, in the middle of the floor, especially in the room with the oriental rug. Be sure to snore, chase squirrels in your dreams, and bark.
Stay active.
Chase the cat. Chase your own tail. Sprawl on a sweater. Chase a car. Roll on something really smelly you’ve discovered in the yard. Get scared by something—anything, and bark.
Bathe regularly.
Lick your crotch. Now lick a human. Bark.
Communicate with friends and family.
Start barking at 6 a.m., for no reason at something outside. Howl at bi ...

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Saturday, March 21, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Good news about good people.

From Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems

Morning Brew is one of my daily go-to blogs for a smile and a giggle to offset a look at the markets. Today they posted the following collection of good things people around the nation are doing to help those needing it during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hope it brings you a little cheer:






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All week, Brew readers have been writing in with inspiring stories of people working together to help those affected by the pandemic. We compiled this list to a) make you smile and b) give you ideas about ways to mobilize your own community. 
Stephanie: “To keep a local florist afloat, members of my community are sending each other bouquets. Once you have a bouquet sent to you, you send a bouquet to another friend, and then they send a bouquet to someone else, and on and on.”
Riley in NYC: “Sauce Pizzeria is delivering free pizzas ...

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Monday, February 10, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Can iBuyers overcome these five problems?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems.

We wrote last week about how iBuyers like OpenDoor, Zillow Offers, Offerpad and Knock are threatening the existence of buyer agents. Judging from the response, it rattled a few cages. Realtors are slowly waking up to the presence of iBuyers as the concept spreads out across the country. But iBuyers are facing a few problems of their own which should be noted.

An iByer is a company or investor which uses Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) to make instant offers on homes. It allows sellers to close on a property quickly. Once sold, the company then turns around and resells the home, hopefully at a profit.

Their model simplifies the buying and selling of homes to a retail formula. Instead of Realtors acting as go-betweens, matchmakers for buyers and sellers who skim a little off the top, iBuyers are becoming home retailers - buying wholesale and selling (hopefully) at a profit. A six to 12 percent fee cu ...

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