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Customer Service Is Important; Recent Column In Realty Times Agrees ($6K Dollar Egg)

Realty Times The late Bob Hunt was a San Clemente Broker, Owner, Author, Bon Vivant, Ethicist, Producer, CAR Committee Chair, and friend. Every week he wrote an outstanding column for national distribution by Realty Times. A few years he discussed my friends Debra and Todd Duncan’s book on Customer Service. It was worth a read then […]

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My Friend and Icon of the Real Estate Industry Bob Hunt died Saturday evening March 23rd. Tributes are coming in from all over California and the U.S. Wayne Bell, former California Real Estate Commissioner and a mutual friend summed everything up best in an email he sent to Nancy. When I asked Nancy for permission […]

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Bob Hunt Rides Again

Anyone Who Has Followed My Musings Knows That I Share Many Of Bob Hunt’s Articles We published a book together, “The Best of Bob Hunt”. In August we disagreed on an Ethics question.  The next day I saw our disagreement published in his weekly column.  Guess I have to start our talks with “Anything discussed […]

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Bob Hunt – Realtors’ Tax Initiative Draws Opposition

Interesting Article Posted After The Recent CAR Meeting Written by my friend and Ethics Guru, San Clemente’s own wizard. Realtors’ Tax Initiative Draws Opposition Some months ago (October-November, 2017) we wrote that the directors of the California Association of Realtors® (CAR) had voted to support a signature drive with the intention of placing a CAR-sponsored […]

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Bob Hunt: What’s In A Name? Apparently, A Lot

There are six people who are outstanding writers, they are students of Duane Gomer Education past and future, and I consider them all good friends. Number 1 in our series is Bob Hunt, successful San Clemente Broker, contributor to Realty Times, author of the #1 Ethics book for Real Estate. Note: this article was […]

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Guest Writer Bob Hunt – Small Claims

Bob Hunt Is An Outstanding Writer And Friend He has written an article on Small Claims Court. Hopefully, none of you will ever have to go there, but if you do, you should be prepared. This article will prepare you. Thank you Bob for allowing me to share this. Small Claims Court Manual Is Helpful […]

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What Do You Do When a Seller Wants to Stay in Property After Close? Ask Mr. Hunt

Why Do Sellers Stay On Property After Closing the Deal? It is very difficult for sellers to completely plan the “exact” date of departure. Lenders, Escrow Officers, Buyers, Inspectors, Regulators, Transaction Coordinators, and others can do things entirely unannounced that can change dates. Also, sellers sometimes believe if their Purchase Escrow is delayed, their Sale Escrow […]

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Buyers who qualify for FHA and/or VA mortgages are frequently shut out of purchasing opportunities because there are many condominium developments that have not obtained approval from the FHA or VA.  A recently-approved law in California aims to help rectify that situation. On Wednesday, August 12, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 596 […]

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Personal Assistants Still Not Independent Contractors

There has been a fair amount of celebrating in the real estate industry over a recent Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling that upheld the independent contractor classification of real estate salespersons.  However, not only is the decision in Monell v. Boston Pads a rather narrow one, based on an unusual circumstance in that state’s law, but […]

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