Our next office meeting is Tuesday, 2/27 @10:00am..

posted Feb 19, 2018, 8:53 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Feb 19, 2018, 8:53 AM ]

At our last meeting I said I was going to cover how to use our tech to your advantage but since I am going to be having meeting a week early I will hold off on this subject until next regularly scheduled meeting in April.  We did a little bit of role playing at last meeting and it seemed to be good so if you have a topic for that please bring it and we'll see you then.  Thanks, BGW

Office Updates..

posted Feb 15, 2018, 3:35 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 3:35 PM ]

Good afternoon:

Joe Goldian helped me to figure out a way to email you my office updates whenever I post them to home page (this should be your first).  There are other items of importance that I have posted prior to sending this so please review by clicking HERE.

Thanks very much,

BGW

The bad practice of changing pages on an accepted contract..

posted Feb 13, 2018, 4:48 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 4:54 PM ]

Please do not change pages on an accepted contract.  It is risky and you would never find an attorney doing it.  Last week an agent outside of our company submitted two pages from an existing contract with changes on them along with a removal of contingencies.  If the client wants to go along with the changes then please have them sign the removal of contingencies but please do not have the pages signed and let them know it is a risky practice that we do not partake in.  There is too much of a chance that pages could be omitted, especially with all of the parties involved.  Also, should a residential property disclosure frorm need to be updated due to something occurring after it was completed, please use our blank addendum and remove Addendum A from the top and add amendment to property disclosure form at top and then forward to seller and ask that they please fill out to the best of their knowledge, sign, date and return and that can be added to the original.  Again this practice lessens the risk of omission of a page(s) due to confusion.  Any questions on this please let me know.  Thanks, BGW

APHW has updated their warranty with additional options and price increases..

posted Feb 13, 2018, 4:44 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 4:46 PM ]

Please click thumbnail below to view (click on it after opening for larger view) the letter from the CEO of APHW.  The changes will take place with us once I make them to the forms on our website.  I will let you know when I do that so you can keep your eyes open for the new prices and review changes.  Thanks, BGW


OAR Newsletter..

posted Feb 12, 2018, 2:24 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 2:24 PM ]

Always informative, please click HERE to view.  Thanks, BGW

Rental Listings..

posted Feb 6, 2018, 11:47 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Feb 6, 2018, 11:52 AM ]

Due to the different landlord/tenant laws in the different municipalities we will no longer be providing a lease for client/customer use.  When we represent the landlord they will need to provide the lease and when we represent the tenant we will look to the landlord of the property they are interested in to provide the lease or provide their own if nothing is available.  Our legal counsel can help with this for a fee.  There are too many variables and clauses in a lease to offer a generic document.  Thanks, BGW

New service that might come in handy..

posted Feb 2, 2018, 6:49 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Feb 2, 2018, 6:50 PM ]

My name is Megan Allen and I work for VNTG Home as the Director of Transitional Sales for the west side of Cleveland.

You may have heard about our 25,000 square foot facility off of Superior and E. 36th through social media. It is an amazing space full of vintage furniture and accessories! You can even take a virtual tour of the warehouse on our webpage VNTGHome.com. But the other half of our business focuses on Home Transition Services. VNTG Home's single solution for home transition is truly unique! Here is a quick list of our services:
  • Complete home liquidations and clean outs
  • Real estate staging and design (we have 30,000 pieces we currently use for staging)
  • Consignment and donation options (we partner with 9 local non profits)
  • Estate Sales
  • Free white-glove pickup for consigned and donated items
  • Free tax-ready appraisals for your clients donated items
  • Affordable local moving and packing services
VNTG Home can help your agents get their clients property "list ready" in the fastest amount of time. Or even help them proceed with the process of vacating their homes once the contract is signed! As you know, so many homeowners are paralyzed at the thought of change and transition. VNTG Home takes the stress out of the transitioning process for your clients while giving the homeowner's the most economical solutions! Below please find an invitation for your agents to our exclusive VIP event taking place on February 22nd.

Sincerely,

Megan Allen

http://events.vntghome.com/vntgbash/?utm_source=Megan%20Castle&utm_campaign=f4867512d0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e8a6e43981-f4867512d0-92217863

Mistakes..

posted Feb 1, 2018, 5:33 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Feb 4, 2018, 9:33 AM ]

When a mistake is made at the front desk please let the front desk know to correct.  If the mistake really shouldn't have been made, example: you put the correct amount of taxes on the MLS input sheet and the half year amount was added instead please let me know about it.  If I don't know about this stuff then there is a good chance it will be repeated, if I know then I can attempt to find a solution to stop it from happening again while letting staff know to be on the look out, too.  Not to long ago we were having issues with listing descriptions and errors, I was able to put a task in the PP listing checklist letting staff know to double check descriptions before going live with listing and I believe we have had less, if any errors since.  Much of this stuff occurs because of habits (example: staff double checks tax records per my instructions to make sure correct and instead of posting annual amount posts half year amount shown on records).  Thanks, BGW

Thank you!

posted Jan 30, 2018, 8:33 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 8:33 AM ]

Thanks very much to those of you who responded to Barb's request for the three things you like about HTFP..  It will help me in my efforts to grow the company.  Onward & upward, BGW

Our next office meeting..

posted Jan 29, 2018, 7:11 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 7:12 AM ]

will be Tuesday, February 6th at 10:00am.  Hope to see you then, BGW

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