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By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 11
Your condo went on the market and there are several sets of buyers who want it.  Their agents have contacted your agent, and it's time for the offers to come flowing in.  What's the best strategy for picking the "best" offer for you?  Here are some suggestions: Don't get greedy!  There is an old ...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 27
 One of the oldest forms of communication is sharing pictures. If you want your blog to actually be read by humans, not just crawling Internet robots, start your posts with great photos. Let your primary photo convey the overarching theme of your post.  It is a well known fact that communicating ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 14
It is very common to find dark staining and dirt on window frames whether those window frames are metal or wood or vinyl.  Generally they can be cleaned with soap and water and a little vinegar.  But what if you are concerned it might be mold?While there is plenty of confusion, myth and misinform...
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 25
 ©Written by Patricia Feager, 9/26/2016 When a Seller decides to move, the house isn’t new anymore; but to a new Buyer, the house is new. Expectations can be different, depending on who’s the Buyer; and who’s the Seller. Most Buyers and Sellers are cooperative, but there can be some who are more ...
By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 29
Is Your Buyer Looking for a Good Home, or a Good Time?You find them everywhere!  They come into your office, they call you on the phone and they even show up at your open houses. Who are they?  They are people who love to look at houses, get ideas for their own home, or just have a hobby of getti...
By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 52
How does one identify an 'extraordinary' moment...??An extraordinary moment doesn't send out an invitation to prepare one for its grand entrance...An extraordinary moment doesn't arrive with shouts and a parade demanding our full attention...Quite the contrary, extraordinary moments show up unann...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 38
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-September 18-September 24, 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! ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 31
OK.  This should be fun.  It's the Favorites I'll be doing on the new system, and I have already shocked Willie the Labradoodle because of my foulest of language.  And almost nothing that I bookmarked is on my bookmark list, except for some leftover from last week that I can't get rid of! Then I ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 33
September is Realtor Safety Month, and it's a good time to reflect on how we conduct our business. I tend to be a pretty lighthearted person. Actually, I think life is pretty funny, and I generally find humor in most things, but there is one thing I’m totally serious about. It’s Realtor safety.  ...
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 42
How and When to Remove Contingencies in an Offer on a House When buyers make an offer there are a number of contingencies that are part of the offer.  The RPA, or Residential Purchase Agreement, here in California spells out the various contingencies and the typical time frames (while there are d...
By Olga Simoncelli, Broker-Owner, RE Consultant, Licensed in CT & NY
(Veritas Prime, LLC)
Comments 127
BUYERS - DO YOU WRITE MUSHY LETTERS TO GET THE HOME YOU WANT? What is a “mushy letter”? It’s what I call a letter that as a buyers' agent I encourage my clients to write to be presented along with an offer. Basically, it means “emotional”, intended to appeal to the seller’s strong attachment to t...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 78
Now I like ActiveRain even more! ----------------------Yes, it's been just a couple of dayssince the new homepage is released!And I started liking new ActiveRain even more!---------------------It looks more lively,More colorful,More energetic,More dynamic,More 'telling'.(Ok, I have run out of all...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 41
Make sure you FOCUS when you prepare your home for sale.  Preparing your home for sale can be overwhelming for many sellers.  However, if you FOCUS your efforts and follow these tips, you can take a lot of stress out of the process. Feel- when sitting down to prepare your home, whatever you do, m...
By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 25
 When your home is listed for sale, the one thing you are looking for is a ready and willing buyer.  When you receive that contract to purchase your home, your emotions are running high and excitement mixed with trepidation is in the air.  Could this be it, could we really be selling our house?Th...
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 44
What’s Important to You When Selecting a Listing Agent? Choosing the right real estate professional to help market and sell your home is a critical part of your success, a process not to be taken lightly. And there's a lot to know about how to sell a house! This post is not to tell you what to lo...
By Wendy Rulnick, Destin FL Real Estate
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Comments 19
As the listing agent of a home Bluewater Bay, Florida, I was recently asked this question by a buyer’s agent. Her client wanted to know:“Have there been any deaths in the home?”Since it’s almost time for Halloween, I thought this was an appropriate topic for discussion.  I looked up Florida Statu...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 42
 (FOR A LIST OF THE KNOWN BUGS THAT WE ARE WORKING TO FIX, GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POST) We realize that with new changes, there are going to be many questions about where things moved and how to do things you had gotten used to doing a certain way. So we have made a few videos to try to answer a...
By Katricia Navarrete
(HomeSmart TRG)
Comments 18
As a REALTOR, I focus on helping my Buyer clients purchase a home.  From writing contract terms that will satisfy the Seller and compete against others in the current market, the hardest part of finding the perfect home is getting your offer accepted by the Seller!Sometimes I show clients a few h...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 28
There are quite a few completely different ways to successfully use ActiveRain to build your business:1.  You can carpet bomb the blog roll with pure business 24/7/365 with MLS listings and market reports.  Chances are this has been outsourced to Bangalore and the host has missed the "social" par...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 88
Yes its true. When I finally depart from this world of posting, commenting and blogging, I want all my subscribers to inherit my ACTIVERAIN points to be divided amongst them equally. Even if they didn't comment on my posts or offer a re-blog or a "like" but did subscribe, they get their share. Pl...