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By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 30
Converting Leads After the Open House An agent asked me recently, "Denise, how do I convert leads from an open house?" Converting leads at an open house is easy because they already met you and I bet they developed some sort of rapport with you. Furthermore, they took the time to see a home so t...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 18
 I speak English, a traveler's amount of French, a flirter's amount of Italian and a shopper's amount of Mandarin. So I speak English!In Southern California, as in many other parts of the country, more and more we are finding buyers are Non-English Speaking. In my market these include those speak...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 54
I was at a meeting with some newbie home stagers last week and one of them asked about giving guarantees to sellers. She wondered if stagers ever offer a discount if the property doesn't sell in a certain amount of time.I've never heard of such a deal. Neither had any of the other three seasoned ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 77
Don't Talk about your Real Estate Deal on Social Media Sites  Facebook, Instagram and other social sites are great outlets to share the big events in your life, including the purchase or sale of a home.    HOWEVER, most buyers and sellers love to check you out, and will see if they can find your ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 27
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) implemented a guideline a little over 2 years ago on January 10, 2014, which very few people outside of the Lending Industry are aware of.  Under the new guideline the CFPB established, the CFPB Counseling Classes For All Home Purchases & Refinances...
By Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!
(Kristen Correa Real Estate)
Comments 18
INVESTORS.I know. A lot of us Realtors love to hate investors. A lot of professionals believe investors are buzzard-like. That investors wait around to take advantage of desperate home sellers. Or real estate agents believe that investors do not make the necessary repairs to properties well enoug...
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 29
Lenders Deny Approveable Files (all the time!!!)       The inspiration for this post comes from an online professional forum where industry pro's go with complaints, rants, questions, and more.  Today, someone expressed bewilderment because their loan file was declined by a lender because of rece...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 31
  A number of our neighbors in New Berlin are self employed. We have various professions and keep an assortment of hours without regard to the calendar or the clock.  Work is done when it needs to be ...at the pleasure of the clients that we all serve.    David's cell phone rang yesterday and fa...
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 39
CANARY IN A COAL MINE.....FLINT MICHIGAN....Many of you may know from my blogging here on AR that I am originally from Michigan---I moved from Flint Michigan to New York city in the 80's and then the Hamptons in the late 90's.When I was living in Flint, Michigan there were 200k in population. Aft...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 23
Not too long ago I wrote a blog post warning Silver Spring, MD home buyers and sellers of email scams, a post prompted by multiple alerts via our local REALTOR® association.This morning I received the perfect example in my in box. As a REALTOR® who receives these kind of emails way too many times...
By CJ Hays, Online Reputation Marketing for Realtors
(Agent Reputation)
Comments 49
 Two months ago while traveling in Texas, I saw a commercial wherein Barbara Corcoran is endorsing a local real estate team. I googled the team, curious as to their online reputation and was surprised to see their online footprint was weak and they had a few bad reviews.This concerned me as we no...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 23
So Macs can be infected with malware. Who would have ever thought? The malware at issue here is the dreaded ransomware. Ransomware scrambles up your files, and the hacker at the helm says he’ll give you the cyber “key” in exchange for a handsome payment.Ransomware historically has primarily impac...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah South, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 13
How to Find a Home for First-Time Buyers in a Brisk Market. Finding an affordable home in an uptick may be difficult due to low inventory and rising prices. This is where past real estate experience, a little creativity and taking a proactive stance comes into play. Things you will need:1. A 4-co...
By Kevin Johnson, When experience counts, you can count on me!
(CENTURY 21 Roo Realty)
Comments 51
Key Takeaways...  The millennial generation is the most connected generation and represents the bulk of home buyers. Agents must adapt to the ever changing digital landscape to be competitive and stand out. Leveraging technologies like websites and display ads will help you convert lookers to qua...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 39
Should You Wait Until the Tenant Has Moved to Show the Property? I have had sellers with tenant occupied properties contact me to sell their homes. One of the first questions I ask is when are the tenants moving out? If the seller is hoping to keep the tenant in the property until they can find a...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 13
(Read the Description Below)Watch The Video:  Webinar Description:In this webinar, Bob Stewart is joined by REALTOR.com VP Andrew Dorn and REALTOR® Tristan Ahumada to discuss lead conversion strategies for buyer and seller leads.Tristan did over 100 deals last year and many of these were the resu...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 28
Don’t Procrastinate . . . . Do Something“So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over.Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.” Lee Iacocca, former Chrysler CEO  As I see it. . . . ....
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 40
We get it, points are fun, especially when first starting off in the Rain.  Working your way to the first milestone, hitting that 100k mark, then onwards and upwards, striving to hit that 500,000 mark and the end of the bills for membership.  Some day...one million, two million....who knows?But i...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 19
 The End Game Selling Your Home – Be a Great Retailer!  When it is time to sell your home – it doesn’t matter how long you’ve owned your home; you have to forget about the sentimental and emotional attachment and keep in mind that your home is merely an item that’s up for sale. And when selling y...
By Shawn and Angela Miller, REALTORS®
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate)
Comments 18
A few weeks ago, our 1998 Lift Master garage door came to a grinding halt.  Great... not really something I wanted to deal with right now, but it needed to be done.  So I headed down to the local hardware store and purchased a Chamberlain belt drive opener.  I choose Chamberlain due the fact I've...
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