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By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 19
When you hire us to help you buy a home, we typically explain that our commission is being paid by the listing agent's company, as compensation for bringing you, the buyer, to the transaction. And that commission is generally a portion of the commission negotiated between the seller and the listi...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 26
How your furniture is arranged greatly impacts the impression buyers will have of your house. If you are preparing your house for sale and feel overwhelmed by the process, you are not alone. Preparing your house for sale is a lot of work.  Once you have done the obvious...removed all the excess s...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 14
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Full width mobile FB ads are now here as is tighter scrutiny for click-bait targeting at the post level. Both are changes I have been waiting for as I believe they will improve the Facebook experience for all users. However, I am curious how FB will be able to decipher ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 28
     As agents who work in both the niches of short sales and divorce, we are very often keenly and confidentially aware of the credit card debt that has been accumulated.   To compound  the TOTAL of the debt...the couple may not always have a sterling credit rating which means the interest rate ...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(HomeSmart Elite Group,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
Comments 20
How do Solar Panels Affect my Home Sale? It's time to sell your home and you've added solar panels to the roof.  Your first thought is, "They have to be worth something to a buyer, right?!"  After all solar panels are all the rage and buyers must want them, right?!  Let's examine the different wa...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 27
You can't be the market expert if nobody knows you exist.You can't be the real estate market expert if nobody knows you exist. In a case like that, you may be a really smart person with a head full of knowledge that benefits very few, if any. I love helping people learn about my real estate marke...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 42
Not enough showings * No offers * Someone left lights on * Did someone use the toilet? * The back door was left open * The pictures on my refrigerator were moved * The cat seems traumatized * I can see footprints in my carpeting * There are smudges on my storm door * They arrived four minutes ear...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 14
How To Avoid Killing Your Home SaleCongratulations! Your home is under contract! While it may seem like you’ve already run a marathon to get to get to where you are there are still pitfalls to avoid. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel and you don’t want to do anything to make it go dark. Su...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 84
"You'll be Here When I Get Back...Right?""My Agent's on Vacation - Can you PLEASE HELP US?"I received a call this spring with that very comment and question - "My agent's on vacation - can you PLEASE help us?"  My initial response was, "I'm sure your agent has someone covering for him/her while t...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 43
What Can I Do If I Can’t Stage My Vacant Home? In a perfect world, all sellers would be able to stage their vacant property. But, as you know, that’s not always the case. Your budget or schedule may not allow for it. If there is no stager nearby, you may not have the resources for this.  So...wha...

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 27
 Prove to Sellers You're Serious:  Be Pre-Qualified! Be Pre-Qualified for your Mortgage before you go and view homes!There, I've said it.  First thing.  Right out of the box.  So it can't be missed.I place that advice right at the top of this post in bright colors so it's not overlooked.  And bec...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 63
Will a Lowball Offer Offend the Seller?Buyers want to feel like they are getting a deal and have negotiated the best price possible. Many buyers want to offer so low that there is a strong possibility that the seller will be offended and refuse to negotiate.No matter how much counseling we do wit...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 55
Santa Monica Bay-View From AboveSocial media is fine. But, as many of us have learned since its inception it is limited in terms of return on time invested. What does works without fail is meeting people face to face in your community. All you have to do is follow your interests and passions outs...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 51
 Going Off the Grid is fantastic!  I honestly hadn't intended on doing so this past weekend  but on Friday night our power went out for a few hours so that kind of forced me to just STOP!  We took out lots of candles (which we haven't done in quite a while) and listened to music off an ipod and o...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 34
Your Neighbor’s House SOLD in One Day! Yours Is About to Expire..WHY..HOW?Remember the day you made the decision of selling your house? Based on what you read and heard, home prices have increased with high demand from the buyers in the area where your house is located in. Next step was to find a...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 22
If you’re still stuck on being a generalist, you may be tired of seeing so many of us pushing you to create a niche.You’re worried that by focusing on one geographic area, one type of home or property, or one type of buyer or seller, you’re going to miss out sales.You're suffering from FOMO.For o...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 30
If you're thinking of selling and want an idea of what your home is worth, or you're just curious, there are different types of estimates that you could access for information. Some of these are quick and easy, and some take a bit more time and may involve a cost to you. Generally, the greater th...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 31
When I first got my real estate license it came as a complete surprise that the profession of real estate is actually stepping from one rabbit hole into another and another and another.  I've gotten used to the rabbit holes and have even learned to appreciate them since they absolutely keep my wa...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 23
I receive calls with this question all the time! Why? I’m a listing agent and my marketing area and sphere know my listings sell. They see my listings go up and soon are under contract and sold. The Buzz is I carefully prepare my listings and price them right. My listings stand out from the compe...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 46
It is very late, well actually it's very early...almost 2 AM  and these first time home buyers submitted an offer at midnight.  I will blame this on AR because John Meussner asked me to help this couple. Our plan... buy a home in the next two days.We made appointments to see four houses this even...
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