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Open Door Auctions Sells Houses - In Days!

Open Door Auctions Sells Houses – In Days!

Why wait a year or more to sell your house when you could do it this weekend? At Open Door Auctions, we don't blame you for being a bit leery of a real estate business model that - let's be honest - is radically different from what we've all grown up believing is the way to sell a property. Back in the early 1900s, more than a few folks thought that Henry Ford's proposal to drop something called an internal combustion engine inside a rolling metal frame with wheels was about the most asinine idea they'd ever heard. Who would pay good money for such a contraption when every family had perfectly good horse and wagon? We know how that one turned out. These days, the old-fashioned real estate industry is sitting there in an equine-drawn vehicle wondering what just blew past. What it was, dear reader, was the New Age of real estate, an era that began the moment Jason Hartman, successful serial...

Home Auctions Not Just for Distressed Properties...

Home Auctions Not Just for Distressed Properties…

If you think house auctions are only for the distressed, think again. And if the regular output of product from names like high-end auctioneers Sotheby's and Christie's doesn't convince you, consider that historical auctions have been documented from as early as 500 B.C. (long before Mr. Obama and the foreclosure crisis appeared on the world scene). Perhaps the biggest auction in history occurred in 193 AD when the Praetorian Guard, personal bodyguards to the emperor, put the entire Roman Empire up for sale. Cheeky. Very cheeky. While Open Door Auctions has no offers from clients intending to sell an entire nation, we would like to address an issue of confusion that seems to have taken hold in the minds of some sellers. While it's true that the foreclosure process ends with what can be a demeaning, to the original homeowner anyway, sale to the highest bidder on the county courthouse...

Think Twice Before Dealing with Real Estate Agents!

Think Twice Before Dealing with Real Estate Agents!

As if you needed another reason to ditch the traditional real estate agent's love of holding multiple open houses to sell your property (allegedly), evidence continues to mount of these "professionals" tendency to snoop and even engage in criminal activity whilst performing (once again, allegedly) the duties of the listing contract. In Maple Grove, Minnesota, a couple is suing a real estate agent for (and yet again, allegedly) bringing a man into their house under the pretense of showing it and engaging in homosexual activities. And this isn't the only story. Google the term "realtor privacy invasion" for some interesting reading that will likely make you think twice before giving the keys and unfettered access to your house to a real estate agent. Yes, such behavior is a huge no-no when it comes to professional ethical and moral standards but that's not enough to stop some people. On...

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“Personal Responsibility” is a Dirty Foreclosure Phrase?

We try not to focus on the recent several years worth of foreclosure free falls from a negative point of view. Yes, every foreclosure represents a failed American Dream, and that's not a pleasant idea. But too often lost in the "woe is me" mess is the fact that a willing citizen signed themselves up for a mortgage they couldn't afford, and a willing federal government backed up the foolishness by guaranteeing a loan that a private lender probably never would have made in a free market. But the coming months aren't looking much better, as the real estate predictions of Open Door Auctions founder and CEO, Jason Hartman, look to be coming true by summer's end, when the federal government finally faces the fact that it can't afford to stem the tide of foreclosures by trying to prop up bad loans. For the past three years, the government has stood behind mortgages in pricey neighborhoods in...

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We Like the Way Apple Thinks!

Steve Jobs, CEO and marketing brainiac behind the Apple brand, knows how to promote like nobody else on earth. A list of technology products powered by the Apple brand reads like a who's who list of "must have's" for the twenty-first century. The undisputed fact is that Steve Jobs products work because he manages to tap into the cult of cool, but is there something else at work here? Maybe a basic marketing strategy that insures the latest iteration of iPod, iPad, iPhone, or Mac computer all but fly off the shelves? best college essay It's all about limiting supply to increase demand. It's no big surprise that Apple realized that "running out" of product every once in while sends demand through the roof. Thus was born the waiting list. "Your iPad will be ready in three months." It's this same tactic of limiting supply that drives the unique style of real estate auctions at Open Door...