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A kind reader passed along a link to this real estate roundup on the Wall Street Journal‘s RealEstate Journal site.

The blogger, Lauren Baier Kim, linked to my story on raised rents in the fire-affected parts of North County.

(Still no word from the District Attorney’s Office on any investigations or charges into raised rents. I made a couple of calls this afternoon. I’ll keep you posted.)

And while I was checking out the WSJ site, I noticed a link to this story in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the changing relationship between Realtors and sellers, called “The Parent-Figure Broker.” Home sellers are more informed these days, more demanding of their agents, says the story — forcing agents to give the sellers a reality check about what their homes can sell for.

That reminds me — I’m looking for examples of this in San Diego. How are sellers expecting different things from their agents or brokers? And how are agents and brokers getting pickier on what listings they’ll take in the first place? I’d love to hear from you — click my name below to send me an e-mail.

KELLY BENNETT

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