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By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 47
This morning as I was strolling through ActiveRain Land, I visited the post shared by Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, entitled:  One day, you'll be just...  He shared the following anonymous quote: "One day, you'll be just a memory for some people.  Do your best to be a good one."  Thank you Pa...

By Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA
(Safe Haven Realty)
Comments 47
Can We Use a Burned House As a Comp?Unless you're living under a rock, you have probably seen images of the firestorms in Northern California. Entire neighborhoods have been wiped out, along with retail businesses, hotels, restaurants, wineries and schools.All of this started late Sunday evening,...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 49
 When each listing closes, it does not mean the marketing has ended.  It means it’s time to execute the last of the marketing.  After each of three properties closed today, the online and offline marketing was initiated.My first task was to update Realbird and change the status of each listing on...

By Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Company Inc)
Comments 35
There's an expectation when you see the phrase "completely remodeled" in a home listed for sale.   Remodel, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary means to change the structure, shape or appearance of something.  When the phrase "completely remodeled" is used in the description of a listing, man...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 24
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~I had a chat this week with experienced real estate Facebook marketers and the question came up about what would you change on FB if you had the power to do so. I had to think for a few minutes and eventually said immediate helpdesk access to a live person. Others wante...

By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Comments 24
I recently sold a house in Destin Florida. The buyer’s agent asked repeatedly for the seller to turn over all the keys – they only had a couple of them. Where were the rest? Who knows? They had two teenage sons and there was an ex-spouse. Perhaps they had extra keys. Maybe a neighbor, or two, had...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Comments 21
  Is Saving for a 20% Down Payment a Wise Pursuit? Well ... that depends ... Listen, I'm not trying to be evasive or cute with my answer here.   By nature ... and because I'm a Mortgage Originator ... I'm typically a huge proponent of saving money.   As a rule, I firmly believe that budgeting res...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 10
Products, Programs, and ProcessesAt least a couple times each week I'm asked to send over a list of products that we offer that may be different - Realtors, financial advisors, and other business partners are wanting to know what's available to meet the needs of more and more clients.  The proble...

By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 26
Open houses are almost always on the weekend. But "which day" is better/more productive is almost always up for debate and even a potential argument, depending on who you're talking to.  A few days ago a buddy of mine got himself into a mouthy conversation about holding open houses w/some fellow ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 42
If you want to attract buyers and sellers to work with you, be sure that the words you use in all your messaging are accurate and communicate your intent and your savvy. Make it a point to understand all the connotations of each word you use, and that you use it in its proper context.   Use the d...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 60
Life can be likened unto walking a tightrope.  So, yes, we are all tightrope walkers - and indeed, it's not for the faint of heart.Each day is like taking the next step upon that rope that is strategically stretched between where we 'are' and where we want to 'go.'  The only way across is one ste...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 44
How to Prepare Your Home for Our Snowbird Buyers.  Inventory is still tight but if you plan on selling your house, you still need to make sure that it is market-ready and that the condition warrants the asking price! Some of the buyers are snowbirds-those who have their primary residence up north...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 20
                Showing a home during Halloween can be an interesting experience.  There are often pop up props, ghoulish gags, and festive frights in every corner of a home.  Pumpkins adorning the front of the walkways that have been freshly carved, cobwebs hanging from every surface and a light...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
Comments 20
Do You Say I Love You to Your Clients or Is It Just Me?  by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweMost of you know I believe in sharing the Aloha Spirit with my clients. The other night I said, "I love you," to my clients who were preparing to fly back overseas from Cupertino to China.While I...

By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 41
As a blogger, whether your are fairly new or have been doing this for a while, have you ever asked yourself who is reading what you are producing? At this month's meeting of the Hernando Beach Property Association - my neighborhood and the area I love to work and play in - I was approached by a l...

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 37
You're online, you're writing, but are you getting anything in return? We've all heard content is King so why are people not responding to the gazillion blog posts I'm putting out there? Google is the King and we all want to play in the kingdom so we kind of have to follow their rules. We need to...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 34
4 Common Pricing Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your HomePricing is the number one reason homes don’t sell or sit on the market for months and become stale inventory. Every seller wants to get top dollar for their home and with the right plan in place that’s very achievable. However, there are pr...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 47
I have always been more of a trust my own instincts kind of person. In my personal decisions and in business I like to rely on my own judgement. I will ask others for their opinions on occasion but it all comes down to my own gut feeling. I trust myself, know myself and have a good history with m...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 19
I'm an engineer by training so as you might guess, I'd like to know what to expect in a world of chaos.  That's not how Life works for the most part, so I need adapt to today's circumstances.  And if I want even more unpredictability, I tinker around in our flower garden because nature is just fu...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 22
  For the majority of my real estate career, I have been interested in redeveloping small-town downtowns.I have taken the lead as the consultant in several.It's a tricky business, especially if you are close-minded to learning the reasons one is as it is, rather than assuming that you intuitively...
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