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By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 20
No, I cannot give you that information! All details specific to the purchase contract are considered as confidential information.  They are only given to those that need  to know due to their involvement in the final execution of the contract.  Certain parties are part of the fulfilling of the ob...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 14
Who is more important in a transaction? The Listing Agent or the Buyer Broker? I walked into a feud, dropping off a contract at a big time Real Estate office, where they were loudly discussing who works harder during the Purchase and Sales of a home?  I stayed out of it, but can tell you that my ...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 19
Are You Enjoying What You Do? “Most people are so busy knocking themselves outtrying to do everything they think they should,they never get around to dowhat they want to do.”Kathleen Winsor, American Author  As I see it . . . . . . .Are you enjoying what you do? You can go through life doing . . ...
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 28
Unless...  You MUST be in a new home 6 months before you can take cash out with conventional financing... ...unless it's an inherited property, then you can waive the 6 month requirement  You MUST be in a new home 6 months prior to taking cash out... ...unless you meet the provisions for delayed ...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 57
 Advice for New Agents Become a Neighborhood Expert When I first started I picked an area and farmed it  By farming I mean I send mailers out in a timely manner  I offered  a free market analysis . If I sold or listed a property in the area or an agent in my office did I asked permission from the...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 22
As I was updating our database on listings in Tallahassee, I came across a house for sale with the same listing agent since November of 2012. I got to thinking ... what the heck do they talk about during their weekly phone calls?You know, when your listing agent calls you each week to give you an...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 60
ActiveRain Practices: Q&A Section It appears that only a small percentage of the members of ActiveRain regularly participate in the Q&A section and the purpose of this blog is to encourage your participation. Members do appreciate your answers to their questions and they will readily respond when...
By Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®)
Comments 28
Keep Your Head in the Game If you ever played an organized athletic activity, no doubt you've heard a coach say to a player, "Keep you head in the game, nnff&$".  (nnff&$ is a place holder for whatever term of endearment the coach had for your team.) As brokers and agents, we have to keep our hea...
By David Gibson, Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, Manitou
(Colorado Home Sales LLC)
Comments 46
Have you thought through where your tech could fail you and what your back up plan would be? # 1 Internet router. Whether you use DSL or cable for your Internet connection this is the magic box that allows you to connect the Internet to your computer. These routers are now cheap enough that it ma...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender -, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Comments 46
Buying a Home After Extenuating Circumstances: Get Started Early               Presently there are many people that previously suffered a Short Sale, Bankruptcy, or Foreclosure during the housing crisis becoming eligible to purchase a home once again ...      The waiting periods surrounding each ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 42
Do you know where your next piece of business is coming from or when it will surface?  This is why we market and track where our marketing landed, as well as to whom we are marketing.  We have several niches, and my marketing is targeted toward land owners; multifamily home owners; high end home ...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
Comments 58
Luxury real estate marketing is like matchmaking. If you are going to write a blog as part of your strategy to attract clients, make sure that your posts are grammatically correct. Studies have shown that grammar is very important if you want to have a large following. A recent lifestyle article ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 15
  There is some staining/discoloration and/or mold or mold-like fungal growth present on the roof sheathing in the attic. This condition may be consistent with the effects of Night Sky Radiation. Night Sky Radiation is when the roof sheathing temperature falls below the ambient dew point temperat...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 16
We like to think that we really know our coworkers and colleagues but how much do we not know about them? Behind every success story is some type of adversity buried in the past. When we see a successful person we tend to think “Wow, he’s a lucky person” or “I wonder how she got to where she is?”...
By Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn, Author of Sell with Soul
(Sell with Soul)
Comments 56
A few years ago I wrote a blog called "Professionals Don't Need Scripts" where I pontificated on my strongly held opinion that someone who is an expert in their field (or even reasonably competent) should not have to (or want to) rely on scripts when interacting with clients or potential clients....
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 49
What do you think is most important for a new person in Real Estate?  Is it skill or will?  You can have all the knowledge in the world.  But knowledge is not power.  The application of knowledge is power.  Don't be fooled by knowledge and experience.  I work largely with privately held and famil...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 43
     29 September 2007, I became a member of a relatively new real estate platform called ActiveRain. The point system was not as liberal as it is today and it took forever to one to inch their way up the point system. Napoleon Hill and several others talk about the value and virtue of perseveran...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 68
The 4 C's ~ The Very Best Advice I Can Give a Rookie in Real Estate  This post is not about an “A-Ha” moment when some real estate sage gave me a piece of advice that became THE KEY to success in a real estate career.  NO, This post comes from being licensed and working as a real estate person fo...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 72
My best advice to a newbie in any sales related business. It doesn't matter if you're selling real estate, cars, furniture, advertising or toys.....this advice applies, because we are always selling ourselves.....and I got it from a very reputable source. The advice:  Keep your mouth shut and lis...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 45
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-September 27 to October 3, 2015 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!  ...