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By Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Company Inc)
Comments 4
There's an expectation when you see the phrase "completely remodeled" in a home listed for sale.   Remodel, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary means to change the structure, shape or appearance of something.  When the phrase "completely remodeled" is used in the description of a listing, man...

By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Comments 17
I recently sold a house in Destin Florida. The buyer’s agent asked repeatedly for the seller to turn over all the keys – they only had a couple of them. Where were the rest? Who knows? They had two teenage sons and there was an ex-spouse. Perhaps they had extra keys. Maybe a neighbor, or two, had...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Comments 11
  Is Saving for a 20% Down Payment a Wise Pursuit? Well ... that depends ... Listen, I'm not trying to be evasive or cute with my answer here.   By nature ... and because I'm a Mortgage Originator ... I'm typically a huge proponent of saving money.   As a rule, I firmly believe that budgeting res...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 6
Products, Programs, and ProcessesAt least a couple times each week I'm asked to send over a list of products that we offer that may be different - Realtors, financial advisors, and other business partners are wanting to know what's available to meet the needs of more and more clients.  The proble...

By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 13
Open houses are almost always on the weekend. But "which day" is better/more productive is almost always up for debate and even a potential argument, depending on who you're talking to.  A few days ago a buddy of mine got himself into a mouthy conversation about holding open houses w/some fellow ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 35
If you want to attract buyers and sellers to work with you, be sure that the words you use in all your messaging are accurate and communicate your intent and your savvy. Make it a point to understand all the connotations of each word you use, and that you use it in its proper context.   Use the d...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 42
How to Prepare Your Home for Our Snowbird Buyers.  Inventory is still tight but if you plan on selling your house, you still need to make sure that it is market-ready and that the condition warrants the asking price! Some of the buyers are snowbirds-those who have their primary residence up north...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 19
                Showing a home during Halloween can be an interesting experience.  There are often pop up props, ghoulish gags, and festive frights in every corner of a home.  Pumpkins adorning the front of the walkways that have been freshly carved, cobwebs hanging from every surface and a light...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
Comments 17
Do You Say I Love You to Your Clients or Is It Just Me?  by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweMost of you know I believe in sharing the Aloha Spirit with my clients. The other night I said, "I love you," to my clients who were preparing to fly back overseas from Cupertino to China.While I...

By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 38
As a blogger, whether your are fairly new or have been doing this for a while, have you ever asked yourself who is reading what you are producing? At this month's meeting of the Hernando Beach Property Association - my neighborhood and the area I love to work and play in - I was approached by a l...

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 33
You're online, you're writing, but are you getting anything in return? We've all heard content is King so why are people not responding to the gazillion blog posts I'm putting out there? Google is the King and we all want to play in the kingdom so we kind of have to follow their rules. We need to...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 32
4 Common Pricing Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your HomePricing is the number one reason homes don’t sell or sit on the market for months and become stale inventory. Every seller wants to get top dollar for their home and with the right plan in place that’s very achievable. However, there are pr...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 44
I have always been more of a trust my own instincts kind of person. In my personal decisions and in business I like to rely on my own judgement. I will ask others for their opinions on occasion but it all comes down to my own gut feeling. I trust myself, know myself and have a good history with m...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 19
I'm an engineer by training so as you might guess, I'd like to know what to expect in a world of chaos.  That's not how Life works for the most part, so I need adapt to today's circumstances.  And if I want even more unpredictability, I tinker around in our flower garden because nature is just fu...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 20
  For the majority of my real estate career, I have been interested in redeveloping small-town downtowns.I have taken the lead as the consultant in several.It's a tricky business, especially if you are close-minded to learning the reasons one is as it is, rather than assuming that you intuitively...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 93
Selling a house requires quality photos of both the interior and exterior of a property.The majority of today's buyers start their home search looking at mls photos online.There have been a lot of articles and blog posts written regarding the value of quality photos.This post will not be one of t...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 43
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  October 8- October 14, 2017. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 36
Focus on the Details Every real estate professional knows that the success of every transaction requires great attention to the details. Many of us have polished our skills with thousands of transactions.Some of us do forget to pay attention to the details of the quality of our lives and the deta...

By Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 28
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Harstine Island, Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerOne's destination is never a place; but a new way of seeing things! Henry MillerTo find out how much your Harstine Island, Washington house is worth, click HERE!Paul S. Henderson...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 67
Are you a János Háry Realtor in real life or just on the internet?You must be thinking what on earth is Endre Barath, a Beverly Hills Realtor talking about with a headline like that? Please bear with me as I give you a little Hungarian folklore and music history.There exists a folklore about a Hu...
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