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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 18
"We didn't want to bother our agent" is the start of what may often turn into a significant bother for an agent.If we're working with buyers we NEED to be bothered.  Our job is to show you EVERY home you want to see.  Period.  No other agents need to be involved.  Not the listing agent, not anoth...
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 12
Decoration Day!  That's what it's supposed to be about. I won't be visiting the grave of my uncle Johnny Wall (who was killed in Vietnam), BUT I will be visiting the local veterans cemetery.  I don't know who I'll choose this year, but I will be placing flowers on a grave.  I will honoring the se...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 15
I've seen several well-meaning posts recently that wish us all a Happy Memorial Day. Memorial Day is an American holiday, this year to be celebrated on May 30th, that honors those men and women who have died in the military while serving our country.Although the holiday has come to mean for many ...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 5
Fear of the unknown.Fear of rejection.Fear of commitment.Fear of responsibility.Fear of answering the unanswerable.I have seen many would-be home buyers become paralyzed by the FEAR OF THE PROCESS.  Buying a home can and should be an exciting time but for many the process can seem overwhelming an...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 24
Displaying the Flag on a HolidayClarksville TN is a very patriotic town since so many of the residents are active duty military or former serviceman. This weekend many homeowners and businesses will be displaying the American Flag. Our 101st Parkway is lined in flags courtesy of the city street d...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 34
  You may have seen this before...I have blogged it before...and the tears still fall and my chin still quivers. More than many other weekends, we remember this weekend, the people who have given their lives, the families that have made the sacrifices that come with having someone in the service...
By David Wiggs
(ActiveRain)
Comments 25
I'm one of the guys behind the scenes but I had to come out into the light today to give a shout out to our own Bob Stewart and encourage you to check out the new ActiveRain podcast.The series went live 2 weeks ago and there are 6 awesome episodes avaialable for download now. Chris Smith from Cur...
By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(RE/MAX Preferred Properties)
Comments 31
Looking to get a great deal on a home? Thinking that you'll have your real estate buyer's agent submit a 'low ball offer' and score big time?As a real estate professional in the Oklahoma real estate market, I get to deal with all kinds of situations involving 'offers' on the homes I have listed ...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 30
I know – some folks are looking at this and thinking "Here she goes again, nagging about grammar." At least one is thinking, "Grammar rants don't belong on Active Rain." (I know this, because he told me so.)But meanwhile, I keep ranting about this subject because there ARE a lot of people who do ...
By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 29
One of the dilemmas bloggers face is coming up with content. You can find lists all over the internet, including this one that should give you enough fodder for years of real estate blogging - 300+ Blogging Ideas. But here's an easy way to write multiple posts from one original idea, and give you...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 33
Last week, the post was about SideDoor, a start up that some smart millennial kids are setting up to help buyers and sellers avoid paying huge fees to overpaid Realtors.  These kids and their new web site are going to create the perfect FSBO experience.  People will be able to go to sites like Zi...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 47
Long Island Buyers Ask ~ Do We Need A Final Walk-Through?  "We're closing on our house next week, and don't have time for the walk-through, do we really need one"? Yes, Yes, Yes is our answer!  First let's start with the basics ~ The final walk through is the buyers last chance to check a propert...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Comments 12
What is one of the most important yet rarely asked questions about saving for retirement?This one eluded me at the time I was saving and now it's a cause of concern.I believe that everyone pays attention to where and how their money is invested. They pay attention to management fees and the safet...
By Amy Palian, Real Estate Broker serving Greater Los Angeles
(KEAP Real Estate)
Comments 11
Photo Credit: www.mainstreamrealty.com Recently I had a referral from a friend of mine for tenant looking to lease a property to open an addiction rehab facility.  As you may know, this is a rather challenging project to work on as many home owners don't like the idea of having their homes conver...
By Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me, UtahHomes.me
(www.UtahHomes.me)
Comments 19
Newspapers- I used to buy and read several per day.Even when I was a poor college student, I made sure to catch up on the latest news- dropping coins into the corner newsbox day in, day out.This habit began when I was a paper boy. I read the paper and then I delivered them. It felt cool being the...
By Cathy Perry
(RedKey Realty Leaders)
Comments 19
Not too long ago, I read agent showing instructions for a million dollar plus home on the MLS. The instructions included several sentences on how to get the key to turn in the lock.There is very little that’s more frustrating to me when I show homes than a key that just doesn’t work in the lock, ...
By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Comments 37
The cure for lead ailment is not to generate more leads. The notion that if somehow you just continue to add more leads to the top of your pipeline then the appointments and sales will work themselves out is the furthest thing from the truth when it comes to real estate leads. Agents have absolut...
By Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!
(RE/MAX Access)
Comments 17
Home searching online can be a bit of fun, but mostly annoying at the misinformation on many of those sites.  In the effort to perform my civic duty to those looking to purchase a home in the Greater San Antonio TX area, I thought I would give you a couple of handy clues to recognize that if you ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 24
ActiveRain Practices: Welcoming New Members When I joined ActiveRain many years ago, I do not recall being welcomed by other members and nobody offered suggestions on how to make my membership more meaningful or more profitable. Now we have volunteer Ambassadors and other members who are usually ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 34
What A Seller Paid For A Home Is Not A Negotiation ToolDuring recent negotiations I was really taken back that an agent was using what her sellers paid for the home as a negotiation strategy. It’s not uncommon for a seller to want to base their sale price around what they paid for the home or for...
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