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By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
Comments 15
Franklin TN has been in a hot seller's market for much of the last three years. Due to the lack of inventory, home prices continue to rise. Prices are climbing so quickly, appraisers only use comparable sales made within the last 90 days.When one of my listings is being appraised, I don't leave a...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 44
The Door Knob Falling Off in My Hand Was Just My First Clue During a recent broker caravan, I walked into the house with cute curb appeal and drought tolerant landscaping.   It was a warm yet not oppressively hot day and the the door was slightly ajar.   I closed it behind me and the door knob fe...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
When selling your house, “Must Love Dogs” is not the movie you want to show.  If you ask any real estate agent for a top ten list of things that can derail the sale of your home, pets and pet odors are right up there.It’s not that buyers don’t like pets.  In fact many buyers have their own set of...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 25
On Monday I wrote a blog titled How Debt-To Income Ratio Are Calculated in which members asked for some further clarification on what are the Debt-To-Income Ratios For The Major Loan Programs?  So I thought it would be good to write a separate blog to answer those questions in depth.With the crea...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 38
Results Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing ContestAugust was a busy month in real estate but many of you found some time to share ideas you have planned for your business for the balance of 2015. To see the full contest post and all the entries click here. The contest asked for members to ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 31
Manufactured Homes are NOT the Same as Modular HomesSomething I run across quite a bit in my real estate business is a buyer thinking that manufactured homes and modular homes are one and the same type of house. There is one similarity, but these are really two different types of houses. Both man...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 34
How to Write Community Pages that both Google and your site visitors will love... Do your community pages stand out? Or do they look like every other community page in your marketplace?Do they bring you plenty of organic traffic from Google and the other search engines?Or are they just "kind of t...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 23
One major change in the Tallahassee housing market that has resulted from the housing bubble and subsequent crash is the reduction in the neighborhood turnover ratio.The turnover ratio is a simple concept that is not so simple to measure, and I have not heard about local real estate agents use th...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 23
It's never good when an electrical junction is not accessible.And it doesn't matter where it is.  If it's not accessible behind drywall, inside of a junction box or as wires just taped or cobbled together with wire nuts, it is inappropriate and not to code.Why not?  Because access to the junction...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 17
When You’re Fired With Beliefs Impossibilities Vanish “Man is so made that whatever fires his soul makes impossibilities vanish.”Jean de la Fontaine 1621 – 1695, French Fabulist, Poet As I see it . . . . . . .When you’re fired with beliefs impossibilities vanish  Your personal beliefs fire your t...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 37
I used to get so irritated when I would go to a listing appointment only to find out later that another agent got the listing. Sometimes, I just blew it, but more than once, the property ended up listed at 20-30% over the market value. That would normally help me feel better because I knew I gave...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
Comments 7
...and How Not to Be Frustrated by Either!   Originally written for and published on HuffPost. Hear me out: Fiverr does not have to be a total waste of time despite what you may have heard or experienced.  (If this is Greek to you, Fiverr is an online marketplace to outsource business tasks, sim...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 54
There is advice all over the sites for Realtors about how to work with millennials.  But nobody seems to be doing anything to help the "30 Under 30" crowd figure out how to expand their business to appeal to their elders.  And it's pretty safe to say that there are a few generational differences....
I'm going to teach you all two little secrets about content marketing. 1.  It's not about selling a house.  It's not about finding a buyer.  It's not about connecting with a potential seller.It's about building brand equity.Many agents have this bad habit of using social media for SELLING...and n...
By Rhonda Hayes, Real Estate Broker, Over 12 Years Experience
(Carrington Real Estate Services (US),LLC)
Comments 10
 Regardless of the current market conditions, as a listing agent the goal should be to make your listing stand out. This will distinguish you from your competition and also help you generate buyer leads. There are a number of “outside-the-box” marketing ideas to use in order to get your listing t...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 44
Every hunter has their own method and way to go about tracking it's prey. Lions, Alligators, Hawks, and any other predator uses it's unique talents and abilities to seek out their next meal. Some lie in wait while others strike quickly. Patience and accuracy is a must or else you'll go without. I...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 34
Windows 10 Issues? I recently upgraded one of my laptops to Windows 10.  Everything worked great until this week.   This week, probably after a computer update...  AR and Facebook both are scrambled in the Chrome Browser.  The Microsoft Edge Browser does better but will not let me edit the image ...
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 35
What Do Band-aids and the Modern    Mortgage Process Have in Common?            Remember when you were a kid and you got a cut or scrape?  Your mom would wash it up, then place a band-aid on it, right?     Days later, after the cut healed, the band-aid would have to come off.  I can tell you, jus...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 29
Should Buyers Contact the Listing Agents Directly?Buying a home at any stage of one’s life can be stressful. -If not a Cash buyer, finding a good mortgage broker/lender and qualifying for a mortgage-Finding a knowledgeable Realtor® whom they can trust-Previewing homes and finding “THE ONE”-Making...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 23
 Your Agent Can Lose You The House, If They Don't Know-Move On I have a listing that is in escrow and I'm trying very hard to save the transaction. These are first time home buyers with a seeming inexperienced agent. The term "door opener" comes to mind. She's a very nice person...but doesn't und...