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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 25
 We all know great listing pictures SELL! Around here in CT, in the winter, one would expect to see exterior pictures with snow.  In early spring, usually no snow but kind of grey looking.  In the summer and early fall, there's lots of color, which always shows the best.If I put a house on the ma...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah South, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 14
Putting on a public display. Have a few JUST LISTED or JUST SOLD postcards laying about from a mass mailing campaign? It is easy to create an impact by re-purposing them and displaying them in front of the public. All it takes is a little creative, outside-the-box thinking and Wallah! instant att...
By Coal Infantino, Realtor specializing in south central PA
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 20
Spring and summer offer us plenty of time to open our windows and put some fresh paint on the walls, or your cabinets if you follow the trends! You can use these tips for any wooden cabinets such as kitchen, bath or even in your potting shed! To-Do... figure out what kind of cabinets you have Wo...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 39
From time to time I like to comment on various Social Media and how it is affecting our lives, just to make you think, and you make your own judgments and choices. In the early days of television it was called the vast wasteland and the boob tube. With seemingly 1,000 channels now on satellite an...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 25
It seems that many Sellers are living on Fantasy Island.  What's more - they have managed to convince supposedly "professional" real estate agents to move there with them! (Click the graphic below for video)  I continue to be amazed by the number of overpriced listings - and I mean overpriced to ...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
Comments 27
Lower homeownership rates are rapidly becoming the new normal and, according to some commentators, the decline may last until at least 2030.Before you start panicking, let's put things into perspective. The homeownership rate peaked in 2004 at 69.2 percent. By 2010, that figure had fallen to 65....
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 27
This is my first, and most likely only, Memorial Day with my son on active duty in the Marine Corps. On June 21st, he graduates from his last training duty and returns to his civilian life and law career. Richard left almost a year ago, June 1, 2015 to join the Marine Corps as a reserve officer. ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 38
To answer the title's question, I wish I could say, “Just because.”I know that is not going to convince anyone though, so I will give some examples of why EVERY home needs an inspection in the context of a real estate transaction--even new construction.While I agree the number of serious issues l...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Comments 36
 Can You Pick The Condo In This Picture? If you pointed at that one in the corner you are correct. Congratulations on recognizing that all of these properties in Hawaii could be Condos. So, What is a Condo, exactly?  "Condo" is short for Condominium Property Regime or CPR as it is often used in R...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-May 22-May 28, 2016. 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 it could...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 30
It's been another busy week of seems to be a pretty short spring market here in DC - or maybe it just hasn't started yet.  So I'm sort of buring the midnight oil to bring you this one.  It was a good week for blog reading! Gratitude is Easy, Their Service Was Hard..Say Thank YOU ! Sally K. & Davi...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 45
"We didn't want to bother our agent" is the start of what may often turn into a significant bother for an agent.If we're working with buyers we NEED to be bothered.  Our job is to show you EVERY home you want to see.  Period.  No other agents need to be involved.  Not the listing agent, not anoth...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 50
I was sitting with a friend the other day listening to her talk about some of her life challenges. The conversation was long. We were well into hour three of our discussion when she said .... "I've been but hurt before." I immediately stopped her and said: "Excuse me. Did you say but hurt?" She s...
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 56
Decoration Day!  That's what it's supposed to be about. I won't be visiting the grave of my uncle Johnny Wall (who was killed in Vietnam), BUT I will be visiting the local veterans cemetery.  I don't know who I'll choose this year, but I will be placing flowers on a grave.  I will honoring the se...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 47
I've seen several well-meaning posts recently that wish us all a Happy Memorial Day. Memorial Day is an American holiday, this year to be celebrated on May 30th, that honors those men and women who have died in the military while serving our country.Although the holiday has come to mean for many ...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 10
Fear of the unknown.Fear of rejection.Fear of commitment.Fear of responsibility.Fear of answering the unanswerable.I have seen many would-be home buyers become paralyzed by the FEAR OF THE PROCESS.  Buying a home can and should be an exciting time but for many the process can seem overwhelming an...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 42
Displaying the Flag on a HolidayClarksville TN is a very patriotic town since so many of the residents are active duty military or former serviceman. This weekend many homeowners and businesses will be displaying the American Flag. Our 101st Parkway is lined in flags courtesy of the city street d...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 55
  You may have seen this before...I have blogged it before...and the tears still fall and my chin still quivers. More than many other weekends, we remember this weekend, the people who have given their lives, the families that have made the sacrifices that come with having someone in the service...
By David Wiggs
(ActiveRain)
Comments 26
I'm one of the guys behind the scenes but I had to come out into the light today to give a shout out to our own Bob Stewart and encourage you to check out the new ActiveRain podcast.The series went live 2 weeks ago and there are 6 awesome episodes avaialable for download now. Chris Smith from Cur...
By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(RE/MAX Preferred Properties)
Comments 39
Looking to get a great deal on a home? Thinking that you'll have your real estate buyer's agent submit a 'low ball offer' and score big time?As a real estate professional in the Oklahoma real estate market, I get to deal with all kinds of situations involving 'offers' on the homes I have listed ...
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