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I remember those early days of the www before web crawlers. In the 1980’s we were using BBS sites like Usenet, then AOL in the early 1990’s to share links of our findings online with each other. Then in 1999 the term Web 2. 0 emerged and…
Don't Walk From This Home… RUN! It's rare when you hear those words roll off the lips of a trusted home inspector, but I knew he wasn't kidding. Did you say… SINKHOLE?! I'm sure what comes to mind when we hear that word, is the guy in Florida…
Jerry Newman,REALTOR®,Texas Agent San Antonio Real Estate & Military Reloc (Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216)
Have you ever wondered how your Facebook Business stacks up against your competitors? What can you do to improve your performance? Check out these 5 different tools from the Social Media Examiner that can be used to help you compare your Facebook…
“Back in the day” (5ish years ago) As we were enjoying more than a dozen years of nothing but great Real Estate Sales and Economic growth, we accumulated enough data (precedent) to give “non-specialized” real estate…
Greg Nino Houston Texas (RE/MAX West Houston Professionals)
My Seller cancelled this showing request last "night. " She couldn't show her home between 9:00 and 9:45 at night, and I don't blame her and her family one bit. I called the Showing Service this morning and I was informed that you can schedule an…
Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
I was waiting in my real estate office for a client to arrive and so to kill some time I grabbed a magazine that was on the conference tables. It’s a familiar slick color periodical that features things to do and see in Atlanta. It is…
Kristin Johnston,Waukesha County Realtor Buyers Agent,Waukesha Cty WI Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,Re/Max,Buyer's Agent,Waukesha,WI (Re/Max Realty Center 414-254-6647)
As I mentioned yesterday, I am tackling my spring cleaning right now (a bit late I realize)… Here are some tips on how to clean your overhead fixtures: Hanging lamps: Always turn power off. For pendants, wash the glass globe in the sink…
Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
My epic journey to have a business profile photo. This post may bend the rules a little bit, but hey: if Washington hadn't crossed the Delaware and defied all military logic we might be a British Commonwealth today! That is…
Are You Struggling to Provide Good Content? If you blog, you no doubt have struggled with the question of content. You can have the best ideas, but you may not know how to use your ideas to build quality content for your blog. Without quality…
Gary Frimann, Gary Frimann (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Here is an Infographic produced by the National Association of Realtors revealing the responses to its membership survey. I'm a little surprised at two numbers-- the first being that only 64% have a website. that seems low to me. The other is the…
Dinah Lee Griffey, Inferno Advertising (Inferno Advertsing)
I found out this week that my oldest daughter is expecting. It is a fun surprise but in my world she is still my baby. Where does the time go? I have a feeling that time sneaks away in the busy moments. The ones where we have to get 10 more…
John M Scott - Broker / Owner San Francisco Real Estate (DRE # 01442690, Century 21 Scott Keys Properties)
Ghosts in the House? As I lay in bed in the morning, I could hear the fan I use for noise cancellation speed up and slow down. Not a good sign. Sh** now I have to buy a new one. Then it began just like any other day. I got up, turned on my desktop…
Fred Griffin, Tallahassee Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)
How many critics of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a true understanding of the Secondary Market and how Fannie/Freddie make money available for Lenders to lend to Home Buyers? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were doing just fine until Congress…
Hi folks. Walking away from a listing does not have to be the end opf the story. If you are a listing Broker and you are being truthful with Sellers, you WILL lose listings due to pricing. REALTORS®, that specialize in listings and are…
Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker, Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
WHY DO LISTING AGENTS EXPECT A BUYER TO MAKE AN OFFER WITHOUT REVIEWING THE RELEVANT DISCLOSURES?? I love the way some listing agents avoid doing any work until you have put all of their ducks in a row for them. HOW CAN A BUYER'S AGENT WRITE A…
Debb Janes~Realtor® Camas, Washington EcoBroker (The Carl Group, LLC)
A bad case of the Lockbox Blues Not sure about you, but I get frustrated with the lack of consideration concerning lockbox placement. I've had to stand on my tip toes, bend down with my backside in the air, slog through mud, and fight off…
Who vs. That – Which to use? The grammar checker in my Word program is notorious for telling me to use atrocious grammar. It always wants me to use a plural verb with a singular noun and vice versa. I keep muttering "Who programmed this?…
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