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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 19
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 14
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 36
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 29
    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 26
~ 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 52
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 59
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 41
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 42
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 40
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...

By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate, Social Media Marketing for Real Estate and Real Estate Blogging Expert)
Comments 17
Google Website Speed TestEveryone likes to go fast. We like fast cars, fast services and fast websites. How do you know how you are performing (I mean with your website!)?It looks like your website pages load fast, but are they really? Is one second really a big deal?A 1-second delay in page load...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 22
New Fannie Mae (Conventional) Guidelines       Fannie Mae has announced some changes to their conventional lending guidelines, effective immediately.  This is a welcome announcement as the changes make underwriting guidelines more clear, and in some cases more lenient.  They also improve pricing ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 43
  To Niche or not to Niche! That is the question!   All kidding aside I do believe that Niches are a very effective way to build ones real estate business. With that said I've been in the business for close to 30 years (not quite sure how that much time went by - yikes)!  I've got an established ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 18
Jim Cheney recently asked in the Q&A section about when people prefer to blog.  The answers of course vary as blogging is a personal endeavor and we each have different demands on our time and attention.  Mix in whether we are more creative at certain times, the environment around us and a host o...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 61
Snail Mail is Good Mail! In this age of technology many have come to rely on email, and texting, as a means of faster and more immediate communication.   And the somewhat derogatory term snail mail came into being, a dig at the pace at which the U.S. Postal Service moves our letters, cards, adver...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 35
 A special phrase that I use with many of my marketing posts is “market like you mean it.”  This has a multitude of meanings and one references cost. Marketing properly requires spending money.Online is the least expensive, and often, the most effective.  However, if one is marketing for listings...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 53
We often hear blanket statements about loyalty.  Quite often, people will say "loyalty is a thing of the past!"  "Loyalty is a luxury!" Or, "the only creatures on the planet who are loyal are dogs!" Loyalty is a byproduct of high trust relationships. The dictionary defines loyalty as faithful to ...

By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 29
Okay, perhaps hate is too strong.  Maybe it is more like can't stand!   No, it is not a personal thing. No, it is not some anti-feminist thing. It is... the words, the phrase, the lack of information. In real estate the key to marketing is appealing to prospective buyers.  What do buyers seek?  W...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 33
Negative People Will Not Make the Cut“It’s important to know who you want to take or not take with you on your success journey. Negative people will not make the cut.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Tips, Speaker, Trainer and Author       As I see it. . . . . . . .Negative peop...
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