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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 29
Of course location affects home value!  We all know that.  But I'm wondering how much in terms of actual dollars and cents. When you buy a home in a compromised location (i.e. busy street, across from commercial buildings) you know you bought at a discount.  There are homes in Winnetka, Wilmette,...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 50
Cooperative Buyers Have Real Estate Agents that Love ThemIt's Valentine's Day Week and there is talk about what to get that special someone. What comes to mind are those special home buyers and the attributes that make them so endearing and enjoyable to work with.We that are in the real estate bu...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 41
You may think my blogging world is turned upside down.  After all, aren't my AAA posts on TUESDAYS??? (yes, normally) And WHY would my client be promising to knock me out?  Just how bad did that transaction get??Well, those that follow me know that I blog with a purpose, and here it is:You need a...

By Cody Carmen, Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools
(Adhi Schools, LLC)
Comments 33
Your intuition can probably tell you that married couples are the largest home-buying demographic. It makes sense: between family and financial goals and the purchasing power of two people, married couples have both the incentive and the means to purchase homes. But married couples are not the on...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 44
©by Patricia Feager, 2/13/2017 Digital Immigrants are people who grew up in a world where there were no smartphones, and students carried schoolbags filled with heavy textbooks that needed to be purchased. Although many people around 40 years old and up adapted to technology because of video game...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 50
Serious sellers understand the importance of marketing. Strategic marketing is key to any sales business. Real estate is no exception.When you list a house for sale you are placing a product on the market, and your product will sell at it's highest price only...if buyers feel it's priced fairly,i...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 118
You said you wanted some excitement? I Show up at a new listing. Home is vacant. I walk around this Manchester NH area home taking picture of the outside. I trudge through the near 2 feet of snow to the door, unlock the lockbox and go inside. I walk through the home, taking pictures of every roo...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 39
“How am I doing?” Those of you living in New York City might remember when Mayor Koch used to ask his constituents that question. Asking that question with your business is very powerful because it tells your staff and your clients that they matter.That they matter is an understatement. First of ...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 18
How much time ya got? This could be the longest post in my career. After 16 years as a retail stores owner I embarked on the love of my life at least business wise and over 26 years later the ardor hasn't cooled. Frustrations yes, egos the size of K2 yes, but no one said life is easy and even if ...

By Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 65
My Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings & What You Can Do About Them!As a Listing Agent, I am constantly looking at new listings to stay informed about the local markets, compare prices and features as I discuss pricing with my Seller Clients or evaluate them for prospective Buyers.Sometimes, real est...

By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 78
DISCLOSE, DISCLOSE, DISCLOSEYou're putting your house on the market and filling out the Seller's Property Disclosure that will be given to prospective Buyers. Which items are important for you to disclose?> You had a plumbing leak fixed last year so you don't need to disclose that, right?> You ha...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 5- February 11, 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!  O...

By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 54
An Alley, A Sitcom, A Well-Regarded Institute and a Nobel Prize Winner  Somewhat Random Sunday Thoughts But There Is A Point  “Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler” Albert EinsteinThe Old Pasadena neighborhood offers a more urban lifestyle within steps of well-known sto...

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm is Minot North Dakota's Real Estate Guru.
(National Marketing Realtors)
Comments 76
 Marco Giancola   I told you it was going to be a scorcher in Minot ND today!It was a torrid 42 degrees this afternoon so I thought I'd enjoy a cool one on the green grass. I hope I didn't get any unsightly tan lines.I probably should put that beer down however and work out a little more.If you s...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 21
What do I love about my job? Most things, actually. I love the freedom to set my schedule, choose my clients and to employ my skills as an investor, contractor and broker. Those are the simple things, but there are others. I love seeing that home-buyer light up when she finds that "perfect" home ...

By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
(Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus)
Comments 20
Last week I received an email notification from ActiveRain that I was "tagged" in a comment on a blog post. It was my friend "Helpful Hannah" and today I received another from Praful Thacker.Unfortunatey, I can't read or see the post because they both have installed Zillow Contact or other Zillow...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 33
Bill Spear, the man with two jobs, is hosting a contest in February (the month of Love and Romance).  Bill's challenge is to write a post about what we love about our job.  The term "Job" to me means what I do for someone else in exchange for a wage, salary, and/or benefits such as health insuran...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 43
This morning I read an Active Rain post filled with impressive statistics about texting.It told how many hours per week the average adult spends texting and said that texts were far more favorably received than emails. It was a promotion for a text-based lead generation service, so perhaps just a...

By Dennis Swartz, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, MBA...experience counts!
(Rickert Property Management)
Comments 11
Recently a condo owner returned from a week away to find that his condo was flooded, and their ceilings fell in, and lots of personal belongings were ruined. Why you wonder? Well his neighbor, who was no longer living in his unit, had an upstairs supply line to his toilet break and flood both uni...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 105
Some things can take you by surprise. So to wake up Friday morning and be flooded with congratulations for hitting 2 Million points on ACTIVE RAIN, was a great way to start the day. Comments, messages and emails from near every state and even Canada. I really appreciated all the support, message...
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