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By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 7
The title is a tribute to our friend, Roger D. Mucci as he begins his recovery from his second knee replacement surgery.The subject is to piggyback onto a post that I wrote yesterday, Agent Caravans - Are They Dead?After writing the Dead post, I had a light bulb moment and decided to try an Agent...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 10
How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home SellersTelling You the Truth Selling your Carlsbad home is a complicated, challenging process. It takes time and dedication, no matter how experienced you might be as a seller. Even though our inventory is low and favors sellers that does not ...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 12
ADU’s and other Backyard Cottages for Aging Parents in Clark County, WAThere is a growing trend in Clark County, and around the country. Many of us are choosing to care for mom and dad instead of opting for impersonal and expensive nursing homes. However, many of us, including our parents, still ...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 21
When crafting your personal or company brand and your marketing, it is of paramount importance that you take time to understand the demographics (age and income) as well as the psychographics (Interests, activities, opinions and lifestyles) of your target market.  The psychographics are more impo...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 33
Without a doubt, advancements in technology, and photography in a digital age, have advanced marketing techniques for selling real estate by leaps and bounds. At the touch of a keyboard linked to the internet, homebuyers and sellers have learned they are dramatically empowered in their quest to b...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 52
3 Home Improvement Projects that Won't Bring You Bang for Your BuckUpgrades that DO NOT Add Value to Your Home for SaleAre the projects you have planned for your Charlotte home for sale, truly going to add value when you re-sell your home?   There is no simple way to know which home-improvement p...
By Jessica Schweppe, Real Estate Marketing Expert + Blogger
Comments 49
Before meeting you in person, all of your leads form their initial judgment of you based on your agent photo. Follow these agent headshot best practices to make sure your close-up makes a fantastic first impression. Real Estate Headshot Tips:  Invest in a Professional:When it comes to agent photo...
By Gloria Valvasori, MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 31
Providing great service to each and every one of my clients is first and foremost to me... and should be to all agents.  When my clients are happy, I am happy and it provides me with a great sense of satisfaction of a job well done. I am lucky I work in an office where the Broker keeps ALL the ag...
By Sirous M . Jafari
(Real Pros)
Comments 39
There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either your mortgage or your landlord’s.As The Joint Center for ...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 27
In 2014, the folks at National Association of Realtors® put out their annual profile of homebuyers and home sellers. It’s always an interesting piece to check out. However, when I looked at it this year, I gravitated towards one specific group of statistics—specifically the chart of where buyers ...
By Rosemarie Heindel, Rosemarie Heindel
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Comments 4
 Active Members of the Big Canoe CommunityWhen Ray and Margie Bowyer moved to Big Canoe, Georgia from New Jersey thirty years ago, the community would never be the same! Ray and Margie poured their hearts and souls into Big Canoe. They did not just move here to retire. They moved to Big Canoe to ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 40
 Colorado is still experiencing multiple offer situations with many homes going under contract for way over list price.  Once the ink is dry on the final contract, the seller gets their mind set on the final agreed upon price even if it is way over list price.  There is just one little obstacle t...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Comments 34
When I initially meet with my Buyers, one of the first things they share is that they DO NOT WANT A COOKIE CUTTER HOME!  (Which isn't so surprising as I do tend to list the more unique properties in the area)This is defined as what was once called Tract Housing and has now expanded into the typic...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 61
Ask an Ambassador - Why Should I Invite Others to Join?This is a topic I hear members question so I am going to address both sides of the issue. We that are here in ActiveRain love it. We have made friends and enjoy keeping up with each other. If you log on and read, there is not a day that goes ...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 56
A couple of years ago we had a buyer who absolutely fell in love with a house. They were so excited about it!  So we wrote an offer, and after some negotiations the offer was accepted!Great, right?  You might remember Hurricane Sandy. Certainly, those of us in New Jersey remember it well. Nearly ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 35
Isn't it exciting to find out that the marketing tools we utilized months and years ago are working for us? Just this week, I received a call from a potential buyer who found me in You Tube. When I asked him how did he find me, he said that he was typing first-time home buyers in the You Tube sea...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 67
How to fight against the Internet Bad Guys who send you potential destructive emails....Recently I have noticed that the “bad guys” on the internet are getting better and better, I see emails allegedly from, Agents who I know or recognize their names…I also get inquiries from potential buyers who...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 47
Why isn't my home selling?  Your home has been on the market for 3 months with little to no interest.Showings have been few and far between.Feedback was glowing about the condition of the home and how well it showed.There were no offers.The open house was a bust.Your agent is sending you informat...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 60
I just had the worst customer service experience.I was picking up my new glasses and, when I tried them on in the store, they gave me double vision.  I told the optician that they needed to be adjusted because I couldn't see straight with them. He proceeded to get mad at me. He threw his hands up...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 33
I've seen a few things on the Q&A lately telling members that this is NOT the place to post listings, solds, pendings, neighborhood posts and even market reports. And I can certainly understand why someone who hasn't taken advantage of getting a rainmaker status and can only post Members Only pos...