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By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 35
Is Your Buyer Looking for a Good Home, or a Good Time?You find them everywhere!  They come into your office, they call you on the phone and they even show up at your open houses. Who are they?  They are people who love to look at houses, get ideas for their own home, or just have a hobby of getti...
By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 61
How does one identify an 'extraordinary' moment...??An extraordinary moment doesn't send out an invitation to prepare one for its grand entrance...An extraordinary moment doesn't arrive with shouts and a parade demanding our full attention...Quite the contrary, extraordinary moments show up unann...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-September 18-September 24, 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! ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 33
OK.  This should be fun.  It's the Favorites I'll be doing on the new system, and I have already shocked Willie the Labradoodle because of my foulest of language.  And almost nothing that I bookmarked is on my bookmark list, except for some leftover from last week that I can't get rid of! Then I ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 38
September is Realtor Safety Month, and it's a good time to reflect on how we conduct our business. I tend to be a pretty lighthearted person. Actually, I think life is pretty funny, and I generally find humor in most things, but there is one thing I’m totally serious about. It’s Realtor safety.  ...
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 45
How and When to Remove Contingencies in an Offer on a House When buyers make an offer there are a number of contingencies that are part of the offer.  The RPA, or Residential Purchase Agreement, here in California spells out the various contingencies and the typical time frames (while there are d...
By Olga Simoncelli, Broker-Owner, RE Consultant, Licensed in CT & NY
(Veritas Prime, LLC)
Comments 132
BUYERS - DO YOU WRITE MUSHY LETTERS TO GET THE HOME YOU WANT? What is a “mushy letter”? It’s what I call a letter that as a buyers' agent I encourage my clients to write to be presented along with an offer. Basically, it means “emotional”, intended to appeal to the seller’s strong attachment to t...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 80
Now I like ActiveRain even more! ----------------------Yes, it's been just a couple of dayssince the new homepage is released!And I started liking new ActiveRain even more!---------------------It looks more lively,More colorful,More energetic,More dynamic,More 'telling'.(Ok, I have run out of all...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 42
Make sure you FOCUS when you prepare your home for sale.  Preparing your home for sale can be overwhelming for many sellers.  However, if you FOCUS your efforts and follow these tips, you can take a lot of stress out of the process. Feel- when sitting down to prepare your home, whatever you do, m...
By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 25
 When your home is listed for sale, the one thing you are looking for is a ready and willing buyer.  When you receive that contract to purchase your home, your emotions are running high and excitement mixed with trepidation is in the air.  Could this be it, could we really be selling our house?Th...
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 46
What’s Important to You When Selecting a Listing Agent? Choosing the right real estate professional to help market and sell your home is a critical part of your success, a process not to be taken lightly. And there's a lot to know about how to sell a house! This post is not to tell you what to lo...
By Wendy Rulnick, Destin FL Real Estate
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Comments 19
As the listing agent of a home Bluewater Bay, Florida, I was recently asked this question by a buyer’s agent. Her client wanted to know:“Have there been any deaths in the home?”Since it’s almost time for Halloween, I thought this was an appropriate topic for discussion.  I looked up Florida Statu...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 44
 (FOR A LIST OF THE KNOWN BUGS THAT WE ARE WORKING TO FIX, GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POST) We realize that with new changes, there are going to be many questions about where things moved and how to do things you had gotten used to doing a certain way. So we have made a few videos to try to answer a...
By Katricia Navarrete
(HomeSmart TRG)
Comments 18
As a REALTOR, I focus on helping my Buyer clients purchase a home.  From writing contract terms that will satisfy the Seller and compete against others in the current market, the hardest part of finding the perfect home is getting your offer accepted by the Seller!Sometimes I show clients a few h...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 28
There are quite a few completely different ways to successfully use ActiveRain to build your business:1.  You can carpet bomb the blog roll with pure business 24/7/365 with MLS listings and market reports.  Chances are this has been outsourced to Bangalore and the host has missed the "social" par...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 88
Yes its true. When I finally depart from this world of posting, commenting and blogging, I want all my subscribers to inherit my ACTIVERAIN points to be divided amongst them equally. Even if they didn't comment on my posts or offer a re-blog or a "like" but did subscribe, they get their share. Pl...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 40
Excellence . . . . is a Habit “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things,you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is prevailing attitude.”Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State,Retired 4 Star General   As I see it. . . . . . . .Excellence . . . . a h...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 29
***Paul S Henderson, Residential Broker, RE/MAX Professionals, Realtor, preferred Tacoma Washington Agent and Broker Knowledge is powerbutenthusiasm pulls the switch! Ivern Bell Paul S Henderson, Residential Broker, RE/MAX Professionals, Realtor, preferred Tacoma Washington Agent and Broker To fi...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 19
  So far I have covered the FHA Waiting Period For FHA Mortgages After A Short Sale and the VA Waiting Period For VA Mortgages After A Short Sale.  Today I will cover the Fannie Mae Waiting Period For Conventional Mortgages After A Short Sale.  I have saved this one for last because the Fannie M...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
Comments 262
ActiveRain Launches New Home Page Design and Blog Featured ImagesOn Tuesday, September 20th, ActiveRain launched a new home page design, aimed to highlight blog images and additional content, as well as set the foundation for further remodel of the site. Our new design, puts an emphasis on a new ...