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By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
Comments 43
Why do I need to be pre-approved before I look for a home? If you are new to the home buying process then this is a valid question. After all, you “know” what you can afford and when you find a home you love then you can go through the process of actually getting a loan. Right?Wrong!Even in a buy...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 21
Okay I'm posting a photo of some of my "view" numbers.  Now my best posts that bring me the post buyers might not be what what works for you, but you should find out which of YOUR posts have the best click counts and perhaps blog on those topics again or make sure those posts are updated and have...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 15
Does HUD Allow Private Transfer Fees?  Yes and NoOver the past two days, Eric attended a session about FHA condominium project approvals at HUD Headquarters in Washington DC.  There were many topics discussed during the session, some of which are highly classified.  Well, not really because they ...
By Kelly Turbeville, Real Estate Possibilities in the Saddleback Valley
(Century 21 Award)
Comments 32
I was taking a stroll through the my neighborhood of Portola Hills in Lake Forest this morning and I love seeing some of the new landscaping residents are putting in to deal with the drought.   This is certainly needed and the Realtor in me always smiles as curb appeal is key in your homes value....
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 45
We have all watched as Steve Loynd posts the beautiful seasons changing on his blog over the years. And if you haven't heard or didn't ready Jason Sardi 's roast, recently Steve fell off a ladder.  He's going to be off his feet for quite a while. Let's all pitch in and help him out while he heals...
By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Comments 12
So, what is ‘flipping’ anyway?  Flipping is simply buying a property with the sole purpose of re-selling it for (hopefully) a profit.  It’s not an exact science, but there are certainly a few considerations to make before jumping in.First, what’s your budget?  There are two different budgets to p...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 70
What is the MLS...Multiple Listing Service and Do You Need It?The local multiple listing service (or MLS for short) is a benefit to both buyers and sellers. The MLS is a property information and exchange database open to those real estate professionals that subscribe to the service. Most agents d...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
Comments 43
Failure sucks. We all don't like it, but it happens, and especially in our industry with buyers, bad appraisals and inspections, underwriting decisions and guidelines. We face it everyday. Failure is the foundation to better and greater things in life. 1. We learn lessons no one could teach us. I...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 27
Equipment Costs Are Items to Consider in Multi-Gen Housing Our multi-generational clients in Clark County often end up buying family estates with large lots or acreage. So we always encourage them to consider the expense of lawn and landscape maintenance in their budgets.  If you can afford a gar...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 98
The general public believes that the Realtor determines the price.  Particularly the online general public (and isn't that really everyone these days?) "Those damn Realtors, they're always pushing the prices up and up so they can make more commission"  or "Those damn Realtors, they're always sett...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 53
If buying, selling, and moving homes was so easy we would all do it more often. The hard truth is that moving is stressful. As adults we tend to shoulder most of the burden when it comes to arranging a move. It starts with the simple tasks such as sorting through all of our possessions to determi...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 25
Are You Growth Focused? Inspiration SeriesI heard a great quote the other day by a leading professional coach/mentor, Christian Simpson.  I was on a coaching call with him when he said, "There is no growth in your comfort zone."  How very true this statement is! As a former Biology teacher one of...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 12
How do you advise your buyer when they fall in love with a property that you both know is priced too high?"Too High" is a Relative TermFirst and foremost, be extremely careful when categorizing a property as being priced too high.  Like beauty, price is in the eye of the beholder.  "Too high" is ...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 56
We have seen a lot of good information lately about the best way to implement various blogging strategies, so I thought it might be the right time to revisit one that hasn't gotten a lot of recent discussion - using long-tail searches and an IDX website to generate leads and business. While this ...
By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, GMA, LAS, LUTCF, Insurance Broker
(Robert J Russell Companies)
Comments 29
Most of you who read this will not like my comments and I am ok with that. The problem with this information is you want to pretend that this problem does not exist and therefore you are going to sweep this information under the rug........so get out the broomFACT - 45% of you have saved NOTHING ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 36
How Can We Stop Patent Trolls- H.R.9 Won’t Stop Them    If you are a REALTOR® then you received one of the emails from NAR asking you to contact your Senators to pass H.R. 9 for the sake of your business. If NAR was really so concerned about our businesses then they must also understand that we ...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 27
I met up with a potential client who insisted on getting together. I will pay you for your time he says and I said, there is no charge for my services to consult. He was pleased and we met. He explained to me his situation which involved a 1031 exchange, retirement goals and rental issues. It was...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 73
We all know that when negotiating, we get further with honey than we do vinegar.  However, is everything negotiable?  Are there any issues that a real estate agent is confronted with that demand no negotiating? My answer is “absolutely, yes.”Buyers and sellers expect to be treated with respect an...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 9
Maybe you don’t mind the ads for that bicycle rack following you around in cyberspace after you visited a site for all things bike, but browser trackers (“cookies”) also create a profile of you that gets sold to other advertisers and third parties.Are you doomed to be stalked forever by bike ads?...
By Jeff Bergstrom
(Wynd Realty)
Comments 16
I received an email from the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) the other day.  It was the first time I had ever received such correspondence.    For years I have railed against GAR and local realty Boards for not being able to articulate their value added message.  I just didn’t get it.   But...