Cooperating Buyer Agent Marketing Addendum

Hey Folks, Here’s an addendum we drew up that will allow buyer brokers representing and soliciting buyers to advertise a listing agents property with the permission from the listing firm and the homeowner. Confusing? We know. You’d think we didn’t need to create this document.  When we asked homeowners what they thought of a listing firm that wouldn’t let a buyer agent advertise their property, the feedback was unanimous. This document allows a buyer agent at another firm to advertise your house for sale. Confused yet? Here’s a more detailed explanation of why you need this: In a nutshell when you list your property for sale there are usually express permissions granted to your listing broker about how and where a home can be advertised such as through signs, open houses, direct mail, the Internet, to non-internet, to MLS and even further to be syndicated to the IDX feed. In some cases a homeowner may not want a property put on the internet to avoid drive-by’s, for example. In North Carolina in our local MLS system, we are required to offer some compensation to a buyer broker who brings a buyer if we’re going to put the property in MLS. This is because the property is syndicated through a system called the IDX, which puts it on brokers websites all over the internet. Of course if you’re going to put the property for sale and get other agents to put it on their sites, it makes sense to pay them if they work hard and get a buyer. But what if the buyer broker with another firm wants to...
An Introduction to WooCommerce

An Introduction to WooCommerce

Transform your WordPress website into a thorough-bred online store. Delivering enterprise-level quality & features whilst backed by a name you can trust. Say hello to WooCommerce. Seriously, WooCommerce has got more features than you can shake a stick at. But don’t just take out word for it, try it for yourself. Read more about the features and benefits of WooCommerce at woothemes.com/woocommerce/ Checkout and contribute to the source on GitHub at...
The Tales of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Tales of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter.  That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly.  There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth.  That is nothing.  I never seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary.  Aunt Polly—Tom’s Aunt Polly, she is—and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book, which is mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before. Now the way that the book winds up is this:  Tom and me found the money that the robbers hid in the cave, and it made us rich.  We got six thousand dollars apiece—all gold.  It was an awful sight of money when it was piled up.  Well, Judge Thatcher he took it and put it out at interest, and it fetched us a dollar a day apiece all the year round—more than a body could tell what to do with.  The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn’t stand it no longer I lit out.  I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied.  But Tom Sawyer he hunted me up and said he was going to start a band...

I Meet Sir Henry Curtis – King Solomon’s Mines

It is a curious thing that at my age—fifty-five last birthday—I should find myself taking up a pen to try to write a history. I wonder what sort of a history it will be when I have finished it, if ever I come to the end of the trip! I have done a good many things in my life, which seems a long one to me, owing to my having begun work so young, perhaps. At an age when other boys are at school I was earning my living as a trader in the old Colony. I have been trading, hunting, fighting, or mining ever since. And yet it is only eight months ago that I made my pile. It is a big pile now that I have got it—I don’t yet know how big—but I do not think I would go through the last fifteen or sixteen months again for it; no, not if I knew that I should come out safe at the end, pile and all. But then I am a timid man, and dislike violence; moreover, I am almost sick of adventure. I wonder why I am going to write this book: it is not in my line. I am not a literary man, though very devoted to the Old Testament and also to the “Ingoldsby Legends.” Let me try to set down my reasons, just to see if I have any. First reason: Because Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good asked me. Second reason: Because I am laid up here at Durban with the pain in my left leg. Ever since that confounded...

A cinematic office tour of WooThemes

Over the past few months we’ve been settling into our new head office here in Cape Town South Africa, where 7 of us work from. Only three doors down from our old one that we outgrew in August last year… It has certainly taken a good amount of time to design, decorate and renovate the office, but we are finally happy with the end result. A couple weeks ago a good friend of mine, the multi-talented Mr Andrew Schär offered his film skills to showcase our new offices and our day-to-day activities. He’s done a stellar job of documenting WooHQ in an epic cinematic style. We really appreciate his time and effort in trying to make us look good, and really recommend his...