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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 12
(Read the Description Below)Watch The Video:  Webinar Description:In this webinar, Bob Stewart is joined by 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
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 million, two million....who knows?But i...
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...
By Susan Laxson, Local Knowledge & Global Network
(John R. Wood Properties)
Comments 32
Feeling like your business has stalled a bit? Are your listings not selling?  Is your website not bringing in the buyers that you thought it would? Here are some 20 ways to jump start and promote your business: 1)      Hold an open house and before the open house, walk the neighborhood to at leas...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 36
The "standard" Residential Resale Real Estate Purchase Contract used in Arizona and provided by the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) is a document that both Buyers and Sellers should familiarize themselves with prior to the time where they are signing off on it. A complete sample copy is pu...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
Comments 44
I am blessed with the 'Luck of the Irish'I have had a very interesting 2 weeks to say the least.  And those were topped off with  Friday evening.  I had finished working out and enjoying a steam at Sandpoint West Athletic Club.  I had watched a couple good Handball tournament matches.  Went out t...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 14
On my drive to show property to buyer clients in my western suburbs of Northern VA today, I listened to WTOP news radio to get caught up on recent events.  As a busy Western Prince William County Real Estate Agent, I can tell you that crawling out from underneath the mound of work can be tough.  ...
By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 53
In the early 2000's, the laws were different on foreclosures. I've never been a fan of more government, but tightening the laws to protect the consumer did not come too soon.At the time, when someone was ninety days past due on their mortgage, it became a matter of public record. After that, the ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 26
What????   You want me to sign something??  But we JUST met!!"And that ladies and gentlemen is EXACTLY the point.  One of our first orders of business, because it is Ohio law AND it makes sense, is to review how Ohio agents work with the public.  It avoids confusion about how I do (or don't) repr...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 56
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-April 17 to April 23, 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!  Or ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 37
It's another Sunday morning, and that means it's time for another edition of Last Week's Favorites.  And last week, there was a lot to like - so here goes:Consider the "Not So Perfect House" - Victoria and Marshal Henderson:  We are soooo spoiling buyers with all the perfectly staged houses that ...
By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 34
April 21 marked my 30th anniversary in the real estate industry.  Somehow, I've managed to survive...I was 29 years and  51 weeks old, and being in my late 20's, I might have been a little unjustifiably overconfident. I truly thought I'd retire with a gold watch from the large bank which just hir...
By Chuck Willman,
Comments 49
I haven’t posted in a while. Some of you have noticed. The vast majority haven’t noticed.This is all well and good. Heck. There’s close to a few hundred thousand people who have, at some point, clicked the “sign up here” button. I’m just one of those. For those who have noticed my absence I say, ...
By Sam Thomas
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 31
Many times a client will ask, Sam would you buy this house? This reminds me of one of the lessons a client shared. The question was asked, what's better a hammer or a screwdriver? Really, which one is better??? He explained, it depends on what you're trying to do. A hammer makes a terrible screwd...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint
Comments 39
Here is a comprehensive list of what the world owes you. While the list may be blank the wonderful thing is that it leaves you plenty of room to write your own story.  Fill the page with goals and dreams and the steps you are going to take to get reach them.  Weather you are talking about your bu...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
Comments 33
 When I was looking for our home, I had a vivid mental picture of what it would look like and it did not include shag carpet and an old kitchen.  House after house, I kept looking for my perfect dream home, despite the fact that I was on a very tight budget.  The first day I saw our house, I walk...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 51
If you want to sell your house in New Milford, you are going to have to kiss quite a few of those suckers. One comment I hear over and over again from sellers (many of whom are not on their first go round) is that they only want serious buyers to come look. I know it is difficult to get the house...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 64
This post is inspired by Barbara Todaro's post Have You Lost Your Blogging Virginity ....  Writing our first post can be very intimidating for some people. I know it was for me. There are some mighty big fish in the sea of the ActiveRain community. It's easy to default to believing that we cannot...