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By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 48
A Lunch Turns Into An ActiveRain Mini-MeetUp  Jon Kolsky(JK) and I have been following each other for a while on ActiveRain. We comment on each other’s posts, call, send text messages. Jon suggested we actually meet in person for lunch since while we are not next door neighbors, we are not that f...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 19
Things a Clarksville TN Home Inspector Is Looking for in Your HomeHome inspections are a step in most home buying experiences and I even think they are a good idea on new homes. Most home inspectors will point out what they see  to the buyer if the buyer attends the home inspection. Otherwise it ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 36
Summer Water Safety- Listen for the SilenceSummer weather means increased time in our pools, lakes and oceans.  Besides knowing how to swim, and knowing water safety procedures, it is important to become familiar with the signs of drowning. Drowning doesn’t always involve screaming and the flaili...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 20
Buyers in Back Up  . . . What Portland Metro Real Estate Buyers Should Know Real estate is local.  And while this isn't a "trend" in the Portland Metro real estate market, it may become one.I have real estate colleagues all over the nation.  I listen to them talk about their local market, and som...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 24
Everyone talks about their goals, but no one talks about how to achieve them. It’s great to have goals in life, but without a plan of attack it’s almost impossible to reach goals. Below is an outline of why you should focus on your systems instead of your goals and how that will actually help you...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 76
Purchasing a home for the very first time can be a joyous yet stressful event. Whether you've been a long time renter, or are a young millennial ready to spread your wings and fly out on your own, buying a home is a much more complicated process than searching properties on the Internet. Today's ...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 115
I’m back!You didn’t think I could stay away for very long did you?When I stepped away from ActiveRain last year, I had the sincere feeling that I was leaving you all in very capable hands. Kerrie, Kris, and the rest of the team behind the scenes did a great job of keeping things moving forward.Wh...
As of July 1st at 12:01am, We have officially purchased ActiveRain from the Zillow Group.The first thing I'd like to do is welcome back Bob Stewart to our Activerain family! I'd also like to congratulate him on his wedding on Saturday. I'm normally not a fan of weddings (not sure I've ever stayed...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 35
There's a saying that the buyer will make up his mind if he likes the home within 10 minutes of walking through the door... maybe even shorter. I'm not so sure about that but one thing I have run up against in my 11 years as a Home Inspector. LOTS of times when I arrive at the home, I can tell in...
By Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker ABR, GRI
(Coldwell Banker Coast)
Comments 69
Hello Everyone!Today, you do not get a post from the clever mind of Rob… but instead you get me, the youngest daughter who can be blamed for some of the chaos and all of the grey hair!I have never written to any of you before, but I have read a few of Dad’s posts and listened to him read your com...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 38
This Is What ActiveRain Is About ActiveRain is about the caring, the sharing and the learning... seen here every single day.      Take a look at this comment received on one of my  recent posts:  "Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland great collage!  I definitely need help with making my own graph...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 27
It is not uncommon for a Borrower to be surprised by the amount of the Monthly Mortgage Payment  on a property they want to purchase.  This is because many Borrowers go online and try to calculate the monthly mortgage payment on their own by using an Online Mortgage Calculator.  Online Mortgage C...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 23
Success in life or business is all about technique and continuous improvement. It’s about growth in who you are and how you do things that takes you to the next level in life. Here are my 3 tips to help make you successful in life and business. 1. Consistency. In order to find activities that gen...
By Jim Sinnott, Realtor, ABR, GRI Licensed in MA and RI
(Bedard Realty)
Comments 8
  Is a Condo Right for You?  Condos are a popular alternative to owning a single family home, appealing to many segments of the population.  From couples who are just starting out together to retirees, and everyone in between, condos are a smart choice that offers many advantages. There are diffe...
By Joni Staples, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties)
Comments 29
 Buyer Advice: You Can Still Make A Backup Offer  I am sure that it does NOT come as a surprise to you that this gorgeous home located at 69 Murphy Farm Road is pending.  If it does surprise you --> it shouldn't. I had an agent call me to tell me that they had told their buyers that they needed t...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 23
How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home SellersBroker Open Houses Selling your Carlsbad home is complex, and it takes time, no matter how experienced you might be in selling houses. Even in our busy market where inventory is low being a seller is a challenge, and there’s lots to kno...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 94
Recently there has been a lot of attention on the subject of Artificial Intelligence with all kinds of scary scenarios where artificial intelligence takes over and runs the human race.  In the near future will a real estate robot show homes, negotiate deals and close transactions?  Or will humans...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 25
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Let Us Know Where You Are!If you're looking for ActiveRain referrals, one of the best things you can do is make sure we know where you're from!  Over time, we start to associate the location with your name.  For instance, San Antonio brings to mind a whole host of Rainers!  Ch...
By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(All Seattle Homes for Sale: CooperJacobs.com)
Comments 28
Want more love from Google? We all do :) You have to give Google what it wants. Even if you think your site is great and nothing could possibly improve it, you are wrong. Just take a day or two every few months and really clean it up. The results will be astaounding and you will also be offering ...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 26
I know it sounds crazy, but, your House does talk to the Buyers!I always tell my clients to imagine that the Buyer cannot understand the local language. The only way they have to tell the Buyer about the features of their home is Visually. That's why it is so important to prepare your home for sa...