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By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 57
Buyer finds the home of their dreams...Offer is made...Offer is accepted...And suddenly, 'COLD FEET SYNDROME' sets in...The questions start to swirl in the buyer's head:Am I making the right decision?Can I afford this?What if...??The most experienced and seasoned buyer agents report that 'Cold Fe...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 63
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-August 14-August 20, 2016. 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 it...
By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(Real Living | At Home)
Comments 22
My expectations for the Rio 2016 Olympics weren't as high as prior games, and I am very happy to say I was wrong.  The athletes and Rio have rewarded with true moments of exhilaration, athletic grace and raw power. Prior to the games starting, the ActiveRain community had a contest, which challen...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 37
This week's list is a first, in that there are ten posts by eight bloggers.  A couple of you had a really great blogging week, and here is the list:The Secret Life of A Double Agent (real estate style) Dan Carpenter: Dan wrote his first ActiveRain post on one of my favorite subjects: double dippi...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 59
I'm going to tell you one of the morals to my story first. If you didn't already eat it, don't flush it down the toilet!I have clients who rent their home out for the winter months. They only use it for the summer, it works out perfectly for them. Well, maybe not perfectly. Every year they learn ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 21
You might have heard of the term CAVERS in the past, but not really understood what it is or even what it stands for.  CAVERS stands for Credit Alert Interactive Voice Response System (CAVERS).  CAVERS was a system originally created by HUD for Lenders to run a Borrower through before processing ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 23
When I was growing up, I had a sense that I was different in someway, but I couldn't put my finger on it. No, it wasn't some super athlete talent or a math-wiz or some kind of artsy thing. It was just a gut feeling that I wasn't going to be like most of my friends. It wasn't a positive or negativ...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 40
When Opportunity Knocks, Don’t Be In the Backyard Searching for 4-Leaf Clovers! Yes, our business is shifting - it is a constant.  If you survived The Great Recession, you know that not only was it not ‘great’ but, it was the single largest shift in our business in our lifetime.   Much has been w...
By Susan Haughton, The Susan & Mindy Team...Your Concierge Agents
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 53
Over the years, like any other agent who has been in this business for a while, I've seen my share of "interesting" relationships, living arrangements and an entire sliding scale of cleanliness and neatness.  It's life and it's not always pretty.  Our clients don't always live in Hallmark moments...
By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, Connecting Good People w/ the San Diego Lifestyle!
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 30
Do You Suffer From Call Reluctance? Here's 40 Reasons to Call Your Database! The gold in your business is in your database. The sold clients, the active clients, the family, friends, coworkers, businesses you patron and networking partners all have referrals for you. But here's the cold, hard tru...
By Cody Carmen, Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools
(Adhi Schools, LLC)
Comments 7
Homelessness is a serious problem. Despite efforts to curb it—from government housing programs to charitable organizations and shelters—it persists. A recent federal House bill (with bipartisan cosponsorship) has been written that aims to help homeless and formerly homeless students and student v...
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 63
I’m a guy that likes to try stuff out... I’m not usually first, but early and if I hear about an app or a website that looks like it might help me to get things done I’ll try it out. That said, over the past 2 years I’ve downloaded a lot of apps for my iPhone 6 Plus. I tried them out, then later ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 46
Facebook Marketing TipsFacebook has spent a lot of time lately improving their video functionality with new changes taking place again this week. If you use 360 video you will be pleased that Guide and Heatmap are out, with one helping viewers take a guided tour of your video as it plays. The oth...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 46
This afternoon's check of the new listings had me doing a happy dance!A unit came up in a condo building that I've been hovering over, and the photos looked amazing.  So I called my buyers, and we headed over to take a look.And it made a great first impression.  The kitchen and baths were newly r...
By Amy Kramer, Realtor serving Austin and surrounding communities
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 61
I've always been intrigued with blogs and especially with those who write them.  The commitment, not to mention how open people are with their lives.  It is a truly authentic way to lead your life and your business.I've decided to start a blog after getting an immersion one afternoon on Active Ra...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 94
  Of course I look forward to engaging and reading your comments on my daily blog posts. What I do not want is your honest opinions on a specific property.    As many of you know, I specialize in unique, unusual  and even hard to sell real estate. They are certainly not for the average buyer and ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 61
You're having your best year ever. The phone is ringing off the hook, everyone wants you. You're headed for the Olympic Gold in your own world. Are you heady with success or heading for disaster? Here are some tips for avoiding mental breakdown, when you have to have every  bit of mental/physical...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 42
This is a very important subject matter to those who are are personally or professionally risking or investing or just plain out purchasing a service or product, large or small and when activated, serves the one who activated it quite well. You see if done correctly, it eliminates error, failings...
By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties Realty)
Comments 50
Why Can't We Move In Early?After an escrow process that resembled more marathon than sprint, closing day is right around the corner. Alexandria, La home buyers will from time to time inquire if early move in is possible. After all, the apartment they were in let them in before the lease date, why...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 63
Editing       As an English major, I've always been accustomed to having my written work edited.  Peer review, professional editing, and even doing a second (or third..or fourth) take myself are all ways I've caught errors, improved works, and put a best foot forward.  In real estate, editing isn...
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