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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 7
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 24
 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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 46
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 21
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 40
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 39
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 38
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 55
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 15
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 52
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 39
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 42
     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 67
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 71
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!  ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 42
The Do’s Taking of Good MLS PhotosTaking good MLS photos can mean the difference between getting your listing sold and it lingering on the market. If you don't want to spend the money on professional photography then you had better make sure the photos match up with the quality of the listing. Th...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 28
This week is over, and it's time for the Big Reveal.  So here goes:This Is Not About Real Estate. It Is About Life!  Margaret Rome:  Margaret's post is one where you might need a hanky. And It's just lovely.Welcome to the World Bei Bei - The Name for the DC Panda was Announced - Lise Howe:  This ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 72
What Does It Mean To Be A MULTI-MILLIONAIREIt's been a long journey. Or it feels like one.This journey started accidentally for me, like many of us. Who knew I'll see myself here, celebrating two million points?There was not much importance of blogging back in 2007 when I started. And there was a...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 62
Master Marketer Bob Bly sends tidbits and advice to his subscribers every day, and once a month passes along bits and pieces he's gleaned from his email, and from other publications and newsletters he reads. This month two of his pieces of advice seemed applicable to the real estate industry.So h...