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By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 16
Inquiring Minds Want to Know. This is a point of discussion in almost every showing when a buyer is really interested in a property. How long has this property been on the market? In a hot market, buyers may be asking it because they know properties sell fast and if they don't act quickly, they m...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 15
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~I was derelict in my Facebook Fridays group management duties recently and there was an uptick in spammy articles posted to the group that really were better suited elsewhere. It got me thinking...when we bombard consumers with the same things over and over again on soc...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 24
YouTube Thursdays - Create a Template                                               We're focusing the next video series on building a library of community videos to help brand you as the local expert. However, if we're selling real estate full-time, we don't necessarily have the hours available ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 45
Don’t Let Your Staging Be Like a Bad Comb Over.Many moons ago we had a friend who was so much fun and a mainstay of our group. However, he had a bad comb over.When you first met him it was a big distraction. I always wondered who he thought he was fooling. When you’re preparing your house for sal...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 32
Don’t Worry About it, Be Proactive While a well-know song may proclaim Don't Worry Be Happy, I like being proactive whenever I can be, rather than worrying. I suppose that makes me happy. While I’m not really the worrying sort in my real estate transactions, as far as dwelling on issues particula...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 38
Pretend Your Mother-in-Law is Coming to VisitWhen talking to my Bristow home sellers about preparing their homes for market, there is a lot of talk about making sure the home is neat and tidy.  Sometimes, the message that resonates with a seller will be, "Make it look so neat that buyers think no...

By Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP, Buy and Sell with Confidence
(525 Realty Group)
Comments 47
One, hot (yet cloudy) Oklahoma afternoon at approximately 12:00 pm, a closing was taking place between Seller Mr. Fox and Buyer Mr. Bear.Getting under contract was somewhat intense, Seller Mr. Fox tugging on the purchase price one way and Buyer Mr. Bear pulling the other.  They made it through th...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 89
Working With Those You LoveMuch discussion has taken place in real estate forums, including ActiveRain, about working with family and friends. My comment is, and has always been, that I wouldn't want my family or friends to work with anyone else - I want to be the one to take care of them! That s...

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 30
 Do You Really REALLY Love that Home? A statement I often hear from my new mortgage clients is ...  "I found a house!  I just love it!"I think that's exactly what you should hear from clients searching for a home.  A home that will house their life ... and probably represents the single-most expe...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 22
 How did you find me?It's a question I like to ask potential buyer and seller clients.Now sometimes I don't need to ask.  If it's a buyer calling about patio homes, whether it's a patio home blog post or an IDX page, if they're calling about that topic, they usually lead with "I was looking for p...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 34
We both love referring professionals, companies, vendors, local businesses restaurants, wines, anybody or anything that matches our values. It is second nature for us to “toot their horns”! When it comes to referring real estate agents it is genuinely a pleasure to do so. Where we find agents to ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 29
   Warm congratulatons to the students that will  stand up on Wednesday, March  14th....that have appeared on national TV that made their voices heard  amidst their own grief for the loss of relatives, classmates, childrenand for ALL of us...Fellow Americans who had their lives ended needlessly f...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 38
Look how fast things happen!!  Just about a month or so ago, many agents where laughing about Bitcoin, blockchain, and other cryptocurrencies, talking about how people won't use it to buy real estate. Hmmm...  Where did this transaction happen?  In Burlington, Vermont.  The first property to be s...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 116
     Where is the Listing Agent?  Your Buyer found the house they want.  They have signed the offer and written a check for the escrow deposit.   You call the Listing Agent, but he is nowhere to be found.  Your calls, text messages, and emails go unanswered.  You drive to his office; the door is ...

By Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury)
Comments 37
Seller Surveillance Systems ~ Educate Your ClientsIn this day and age of video surveillance systems, this is a game-changer in real estate. Potential buyers must be aware of the possibility of being video recorded while in a seller's home. But....did you know that here in Texas, audio recording o...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 33
by Patricia Feager I admire so many members of ActiveRain, their wit and savoir faire! When you think about it, there are volumes of blog posts with a string of magnificent words that touches the hearts of many. Even if some are no longer active, or can't write, their words continue to echo and i...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  March 4 to March 10, 2018. 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 i...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 41
6 Things to Know about Buying Oceanfront Property Owning a home on the ocean is a dream for some buyers. But given the limited supply, and certainly the cost, an oceanfront home is not in the cards for many Carlsbad home buyers. There are important things to consider when buying and owning an oce...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 77
Knock, Knock! Whatever You Do, Don’t Answer the 'Door!' I actually wrote this article last week (and didn't post it) after hearing an ad on the radio for a company who offers to purchase your home from you, allowing you to then find your next dream home and then will sell your home after you move...

By An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 18
Where's the Beep? We had a mysterious "beep" going on in our home.  It was not loud, very quiet.  It would "beep, beep" twice and then about 5 minutes later, do it again.  It wasn't loud enough to interrupt a conversation but those "beeps" that we hear from our electronic devices are SUPPOSED to ...