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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now, Inc.
(The Power Is Now, Inc. NMLS #1435243 CalBRE #1980407)
Comments 67
On 12 /19/1981 at 11:00 AM, I said I do to Ruby Lee Gordon and we became Husband and wife. I was 19 years old and very naive about my new responsibilities as a Husband and a man. Looking back on that time in my life I realize that I was a man and a Husband in training, and the training has really...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 44
 Feels like I've been Spring Cleaning for a year or two - literally! By now you'd think I'd have taken out all the trash, right?  But NOOOOOOOOO I went back and found more trashy stuff on my posts. Thanks to Debbie Laity's ActiveRain Spring Cleaning Challenge I was nudged, once again, to go back ...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 45
Can You Buy a House Under 100k in Florida?Every so often, I receive a call from a potential buyer who is currently residing outside of Florida with the hopes of one day moving to the Sunshine State and buying a home priced under $100,000. Is that possible? Is it realistic? Are there homes in Flor...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 52
What many new real estate agents may not realize is that as agents we are a small business.  Whether you work for a big box brand or a small brokerage, you're responsible for your own success.  Establishing goals, a business plan, understanding your sources of business, your costs, recognizing yo...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
Comments 67
 Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be and often is quite an adventurous journey.  YOU NEED an experienced Real Estate Professional to guide you to your ultimate goal. In our world of instant gratification and internet searches, many buyers and sellers think they can just "go it alo...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 63
An HOA Helps Protect Your New Home and NeighborhoodOne of the first thing that home buyers in Clarksville TN ask is if the neighborhood has an HOA. Homeowners Associations are present in many neighborhoods and can be a very good thing and protect neighborhood values. Some buyers are afraid to liv...

By Martha Brown, You're Homes Around Annapolis Agent
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403)
Comments 33
Learning To Say No......Damn It's Hard I love to learn and my thirst for knowledge on real estate, especially in books, and how to sell it best, better , the best,  really has shown in the past 25 years. I must have 50 some books, 5 different sytems from the top coaches out there and tons of othe...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 30
Good deeds give birth to good deeds. Call it karma, or you reap what you sow, regardless of what you call it, when you treat people well, they will respond. I can already hear you saying, "Yeah, but so and so is a total jerk and no matter what you do, he'll always treat you like . . . ." I get it...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 53
Let me preface this post by saying that not only am I going to put on my“bulletproof vest” but I’ll be wearing a “bulletproof helmet” with a face shield.  When I finish this post, I’ll take refuge in a “safehouse” until the dust settles!!!We are in an industry that is dominated by females.  (Wait...

By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Apex Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
Comments 7
Is Your House Ready for the Market? Home Repairs Checklist  Too often little repair jobs pile up over the course of living in a home. Taking care of these repairs now will ease the burden when it comes time to put your house on the market.Here is a checklist of home repairs to get your house in t...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 66
"Leave It To The Professional"... That's what a Seller told me that they had been told by another agent when they questioned the discrepancy between what the agent had said they would do and what the agent had actually done, or rather had not done... Anyone else see a problem with that posture? Y...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 45
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ...March 12- March 18, 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 Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 48
©Patricia Feager, 3/18/2017 WHY WON'T MY HOUSE SELL?Whether it's a new listing or not, sellers want to know why the Agent hasn't sold their house? To be clear, the Listing Agent represents the Seller and is responsible for marketing the property, consulting, communicating, facilitating, negotiati...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 60
Agents-Buyers Aren’t the Only Ones Viewing Your MLS PhotosThere has been a lot of emphasis placed on your MLS photos and rightly so.  This is typically the first round of media exposure that your listing will receive. It’s where buyers go to begin their search. However, possible buyers aren’t the...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 36
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Have you ventured into the Facebook ads arena in 2017 yet? They are a viable option to help with many aspects of your biz model. Whether you want new prospects, niche leads, or perhaps want to showcase a specific article or event, they are inexpensive, easy to set-up, a...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
Comments 51
Should I or should I not offer a commission bonus to the buyer's agent when selling my Silver Spring, MD home? That is a question & discussion that pops up regularly. My answer is:Sellers, don't waste your money on a commission bonus. Do this [pick one] instead! Hire a professional organizer befo...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 43
With St. Patrick's Day, a mere few hours away, we are reminded of the traditions of the Emerald Isle.  There are the leprechauns, the shamrocks, and of course the Luck of the Irish. However, much of what may be seen as the Luck of the Irish, may simply be attributed to an ability to foresee trend...

By Brivity Platform, Manage. Market. Communicate. Convert. Get leads
(Brivity)
Comments 17
As a realtor, listings are your bread and butter. Whether a listing presentation succeeds in convincing sellers to list, is about your ability to present yourself better than the competition. However, it typically starts with the ability to overcome seller objections (to listing the property, to ...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 26
How Does the Fed Affect Mortgage Rates?       What does the Fed do to mortgage rates?  In the words of the late Edwin Starr, "Absolutely Nothin'".  Yesterday. Janet Yellen announced a .25 increase in the Fed funds rate, and those in the real estate industry seemed quick to scare the pants off of ...

By Susan Haughton, The Susan & Mindy Team...Your Concierge Agents
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 27
As a listing agent in certain price points and certain neighborhoods in Alexandria, VA, I know that as soon as I put a new listing on the market, I need to be prepared for non stop phone calls, emails and texts. Buyers and their agents are sometimes frantic - and unrelenting - in their desire to ...
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