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By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 16
When I was a kid, Super Balls were a new thing. I had dozens of them, and I lost most of them on the first day I owned them. Why? Well, it all started with the Super Ball commercials on TV. You see, super balls could bounce higher than any other ball. As a matter of fact, they could bounce over a...
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-February 7 to February 13, 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 Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Comments 13
Understanding Fiduciary ResponsibilityCan You Reveal Too Much Information? Absolutely!Who are you working for???When selling Real Estate it is important that many things are disclosed to a potential buyer. Yes, it is important that the buyer is aware of things like lead paint, a previous murder, ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 30
Today's list has a fair number of new faces, including on first blog post that sure did get my attention!  So here are my favorites from last week:Listing Agents In Danger of Misrepresentation ~ A Cautionary Tale - Nina Hollander: In case you missed this one, it's quite a "must read"!What is Comm...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 21
Spur Of The Moment Home BuyersWe've put a lot of effort into developing custom search pages for many subdivisions in our market.  Those pages place well in the search results and the good news is that means we get found by buyers.  And in most cases that's a pretty good thing.Some already have an...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 55
 I Want to Buy a House These are Magic Words  Magic words are spoken when I get a phone call and the person on the other end says " I want to buy a house "  What do I need to do  ? Most of the time people just want a price or they think we are just people who open up houses and show them  at thei...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 26
You Qualify to Buy the House, But Can you Afford It?  Here in Central Connecticut we are still in a buyer's market. This adds additional value for buyers, as there are homes that are within the upper reaches of their buying power that would be beyond them in a sellers market. This adds a temptati...
By Kyle Reyes
(The Silent Partner Marketing)
Comments 25
A few years ago, I was at a marketing strategy session with the owner of a restaurant group who is a client of ours.  He told me he wanted to run a special dinner where he taught his diners how to make his signature dishes. His manager looked at him like he was nuts. “Why the hell would you give ...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Customer Focused, Results Driven Service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 31
With foreclosures there is usually very little property information available except what a prospective buyer can glean from public records.  Additionally, a good property inspector can likely provide some other very useful information.   Perhaps the neighbors may know something about the propert...
By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Comments 21
I don't wanna do that (IDWDT) is THE big red STOP sign.5 Steps Before Entering Real Estate School is the title of a new book providing insight and instruction to those considering a career in real estate. The decades-long failure rate of new agents borderlines being a criminal enterprise. The sub...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 37
How Buyers Get Their Real Estate Agents to Fall in Love with ThemIt's Valentine's Day Weekend and there is lots talk about what to do for that special someone in your life. Those of us in real estate business love it when a buyer falls in love with a house and the excitement grows. What a great V...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 44
I saw a question that someone asked about blog topics that work for them.  I'd like to share some ideas with  you that might help you write some posts that not just get ActiveRain comments, but help make your phone ring as well.  We're encouraged to write about local events, but what happens when...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 12
Taking the Mystery Out of Internet MarketingI've had my business since 1997. Back then I promoted my services by visiting local real estate offices, designing flyers and by mailing out targeted postcards. I also made some really great connections. Truth be known, dumb luck was also instrumental. ...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 53
A house fire is a nightmare most homeowners won't ever have to experience. But for the unlucky few, living through the frightening occurrence and subsequent repercussions of a house fire can be upsetting and disheartening.  Whether a home was completely ravaged or mostly salvageable knowing how t...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 29
MLS Data Entered Into A Listing Sheet . . . DOES NOT FORM A CONTRACT Nina Hollander wrote a post which was very wildly commented on:  Listing Agents in Danger of Misrepresentation -- a Cautionary TaleIn her post she described a recent decision made by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.DIS...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 43
I have seen some really creative ways to run a dryer vent. We all know the dryer vent must discharge outdoors... right? Not into the garage, another room, the attic, it must be outdoors! Why? One of the most important functions of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered during the heatin...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 37
In response to all the homeowners who routinely overprice their homes, refusing to give weight to carefully prepared market reports and hoping to be paid extra for all the good times that transpired between their four walls, I say this: As you already know or may have heard, moving is one of the ...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 66
Does How you Dress Affect Your Business?   When I got into the business years ago, there was a saying - Dress for Success every day.    It did not matter who your client was, or what you were showing --- you dressed up!   There was also a rule to dress one or two steps up from your clients.   I k...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 41
Are Your Blogs Being Read?”  Have been reading your blogs for a number of years and it is now time for us to relocate to Connecticut to be closer to my in - laws who are getting older in age and need family near. Me and my family are originally from Connecticut and I have been involved in Real Es...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Comments 27
 Are You a Hopeful Home Buyer?Did You Just File Your Taxes?         Did you just file your taxes?  Or hoping to soon?            If so, and thinking of buying an IL/Chicago-area (or Wisconsin) home in the near future, now is the perfect time to talk to me to get started with your financing.      ...
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