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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 4
The Hunt for the Lockbox BeginsIt makes no difference that you have a showing appointment, get showing instructions or it is indicated in MLS that the home is on a lockbox. There is still only a 50/50 chance when you arrive that you will easily be able to access the property and get on with your ...

By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
Comments 7
I am currently working with buyers who are interested in purchasing a luxury home. While the term "luxury" has become subjective, most homes priced in excess of a million dollars in our market are considered luxury homes.My buyers have narrowed their search to one luxury neighborhood in Brentwood...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 22
You're Never Too Old to Learn the Art of CommunicationKathleen Daniels challenged us to 'vent' about our biggest pet peeve that we deal with in our business with her "No Fooling Around" April contest.  Of course, we all complain daily about some sort of 'issue' that we're having in our businesses...

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 ...April 23 - April 29, 2017. 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 Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 27
I have written about this topic before.  It’s about agents who speak in absolute terms about something that is only a maybe.  It’s the dogmatic statements made by real estate professionals in marketing materials, or during transactions which could find them entering the realm of “puffing.”What is...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 49
So Where HAS Social Media and Technology Taken Us? I attended a terrific, informative session on social media - the topic was actually about social selling, with Alice Heiman - at the recent CRS Sellabration Convention back in February in Phoenix. The session started off with this very powerful v...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 21
I was out showing property today and saw a stunning struggle take place. It had an amazing impact of me, even though it only lasted a few seconds. I have to admit it left me a bit misty-eyed. What in the world could do that, you ask? I turned a corner onto a busy highway. As I did, I saw two spar...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 23
There was a time when I once thought you could choose a real estate agent based on her commission rate, and that a cheaper agent was better, but I was still sucking my thumb at that age. When I grew up, got older, more experienced and hopefully wiser, I know today that it is not true and, in fact...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 16
Why do you need an agent when you buy a home? He sold homes he did not even own!Can you imagine buying a home only to be told later you don't own it. Or being arrested for breaking and entering when you rented a home but the landlord did not really own it.Why do you need an agent when you buy a h...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 27
Right now parts of the Cincinnati market are going a bit crazy.  Not nearly enough homes for sale, especially in the most affordable price points.  We're working with buyers who are willing to buy in the West Chester/Mason/Kings area and we're seeing a consistent trend:Homes are being swarmed by ...

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 17
With Golf and Mortgages: It's Important to Know the RulesThere are a LOT of rules in golf ...  That fact has drawn increasing attention as of late.  But truth is, golf rules have always provided controversy and remained in the forefront of gold tournaments over the years.  Just ask these pros:  L...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 46
Some of them want to use you, some of them want to abuse you      This month @Kathleen Daniels invited us to write about the thing in our job that drives us nuts - the Joker to our Batman.  I loved this analogy, because thinking about the topic I wanted to write about, I realized I have a lot of ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 33
    Markets across the country as we have described in past posts, are experiencing THINVENTORY.....fewer homes to buy...More Buyers than Sellers.  For Sellers who are all dressed up and ready to sell....it has often meant deciding among many offers with enticing prices and letters that pull at t...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 29
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~I have noticed recently that many of you do not have your FB Biz Page as an icon on your ActiveRain profile. I would encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to utilize all that AR has to offer, especially the ability to increase both your brand exposure and s...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 75
Don't Believe Everything You See on the Internet - Especially Homes 'For Sale'Spawning off of an excellent explanation of why a home is still showing up on the internet as active, written by Ed Silva, I wanted to share another 'take' on this never-ending issue for Charlotte home buyers.  Syndicat...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 28
I said to myself, "Self, they're all going to forget about you if you don't get back to ActiveRain.  All that great discipline you taught yourself when you were active is all just going to fizzle away.  What the hell's the matter with you?". The reality is that I've been thinking about blog fodde...

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 63
We were remodeling a 2-bedroom/2 bath condo on the ground floor of a 2-story condo building.The guy above is a renter. He takes his two large dogs for a walk, stops to chat. He said the only problem selling this condo would be … crime. He said there was a young kid on a Mercedes, who comes there ...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 43
Are Real Estate Agents Too Busy To Provide Feedback to the Sellers After Showings?I have been working with six set of buyers, four of them are in the same price bracket, which falls under the affordable category, the other two are looking for homes that are priced above $350,000.Working with that...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 43
Eliminate "Should" From Your Vocabulary!Should has a connotation that is frought with negativity. A guilt-ridden word, if you will.  Years ago my very smart sister wrote this in a holiday card relating it to  New Year's resolutions. I have adhered to that simple advice consciously ever since. Ins...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 43
There have been so many excellent entries to Debbie Reynolds' contest sharing strategies for dealing with high demand/low inventory markets that it is unlikely that, rack my brain as I might, I could come up with something new, unusual and worth your time to read. But I did want to participate, s...
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