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By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 14
Purchasing a home for the very first time can be a joyous yet stressful event. Whether you've been a long time renter, or are a young millennial ready to spread your wings and fly out on your own, buying a home is a much more complicated process than searching properties on the Internet. Today's ...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 4
I’m back!You didn’t think I could stay away for very long did you?When I stepped away from ActiveRain last year, I had the sincere feeling that I was leaving you all in very capable hands. Kerrie, Kris, and the rest of the team behind the scenes did a great job of keeping things moving forward.Wh...
As of July 1st at 12:01am, We have officially purchased ActiveRain from the Zillow Group.The first thing I'd like to do is welcome back Bob Stewart to our Activerain family! I'd also like to congratulate him on his wedding on Saturday. I'm normally not a fan of weddings (not sure I've ever stayed...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 31
This Is What ActiveRain Is About ActiveRain is about the caring, the sharing and the learning... seen here every single day.      Take a look at this comment received on one of my  recent posts:  "Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland great collage!  I definitely need help with making my own graph...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 21
It is not uncommon for a Borrower to be surprised by the amount of the Monthly Mortgage Payment  on a property they want to purchase.  This is because many Borrowers go online and try to calculate the monthly mortgage payment on their own by using an Online Mortgage Calculator.  Online Mortgage C...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 20
Success in life or business is all about technique and continuous improvement. It’s about growth in who you are and how you do things that takes you to the next level in life. Here are my 3 tips to help make you successful in life and business. 1. Consistency. In order to find activities that gen...
By Jim Sinnott, Realtor, ABR, GRI Licensed in MA and RI
(Bedard Realty)
Comments 5
  Is a Condo Right for You?  Condos are a popular alternative to owning a single family home, appealing to many segments of the population.  From couples who are just starting out together to retirees, and everyone in between, condos are a smart choice that offers many advantages. There are diffe...
By Joni Staples, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties)
Comments 25
 Buyer Advice: You Can Still Make A Backup Offer  I am sure that it does NOT come as a surprise to you that this gorgeous home located at 69 Murphy Farm Road is pending.  If it does surprise you --> it shouldn't. I had an agent call me to tell me that they had told their buyers that they needed t...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 15
How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home SellersBroker Open Houses Selling your Carlsbad home is complex, and it takes time, no matter how experienced you might be in selling houses. Even in our busy market where inventory is low being a seller is a challenge, and there’s lots to kno...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 52
Recently there has been a lot of attention on the subject of Artificial Intelligence with all kinds of scary scenarios where artificial intelligence takes over and runs the human race.  In the near future will a real estate robot show homes, negotiate deals and close transactions?  Or will humans...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 19
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Let Us Know Where You Are!If you're looking for ActiveRain referrals, one of the best things you can do is make sure we know where you're from!  Over time, we start to associate the location with your name.  For instance, San Antonio brings to mind a whole host of Rainers!  Ch...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 23
I know it sounds crazy, but, your House does talk to the Buyers!I always tell my clients to imagine that the Buyer cannot understand the local language. The only way they have to tell the Buyer about the features of their home is Visually. That's why it is so important to prepare your home for sa...
By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
Comments 15
Listing appointment or listing presentation: Is there a difference?I found myself asking this very question after leaving a client's house.Yes, they are a client. They hired me last year to help them purchase a new construction home in Franklin TN. It took awhile to find them the right home and b...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 31
STAY ON TOP OF MIND WITH YOUR CLIENTSStaying on top of mind with our clients is one we can’t afford to ignore. Though we all have different methods that work for us, the objective is the same.Contact management is a billion dollar industry but no matter how much money you spend on tracking method...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 55
“Reply ALL, by Mistake”  I was included in a “Reply All” email. My client asked me to send a copy of her Pre-Qualification letter to her Realtor as well as to herself.  The Realtor forgot to take me out of the email and let my client know that she didn’t like doing business with a mortgage person...
By Karen Winters, Chicago, IL
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Chicago, IL)
Comments 24
In Margaret Rome's post Make Your Post Easier To Read she encouraged us to add a little pizzazz to our posts with the use of graphics. Her post featured a cool collage that she made using an online design tool.  She offered to share more information about how she creates her collages with anyone ...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 60
     Sellers! The Home Inspector has just completed the Inspection of your house.  You and your Listing Agent are eagerly looking over the report.  WHAT?  The Inspector has written, "not tested" and "unable to access/not inspected", in several places on the report.  Oh, no!       The Buyer and th...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
Comments 61
 Whether you are shopping for a home or looking to sell your current home, you will need to consider all of your options. You can work with a REALTOR, or you can attempt to navigate the process on your own. Some people believe that a REALTOR is simply an overpaid person who tours you around neigh...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-June 21 to June 27, 2015 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, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a p...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 57
Ask An Ambassador- Blogging or Q&A Section, Which Should I Do?Until the last few months we didn't have a Q&A section that was very effective on ActiveRain. When Trulia took over a more robust Q&A section was implemented. This enables members to post questions about real estate topics and get answ...