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Seller FAQ: Can I Be Present During Showings? - 05/29/12 03:14 AM
Anita Clark does an excellent job addressing this question we often get from sellers. I think quite often, sellers are so worried that a buyer or buyer's agent will miss an important feature or upgrade. Anita's suggestion of have and information packet prepared can address this issue and make everyone more comfortable. Via Anita Clark Realtor® Warner Robins Homes for Sale ~ Warner Robins Real Estate ~ (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 ): Seller FAQ: Can I Be Present During Showings? A frequently asked question by many of my sellers is, "Can I Be Present During Showings?". Absolutely, it is your home and you (4 comments)
Memorial Day 2012 - 05/27/12 06:24 AM
Joan Cox did a fabulous job with this great post honoring our American war dead. Please remember those who gave in protection of our freedoms. And one of those freedoms is the ability to enjoy holidays like this with friends and family. Happy Memorial Day! Via Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate-720-231-6373 (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate): Originally known as Decoration Day, it was a day that organized women’s groups left flowers on the graves of our soldiers who valiantly served Our Country. In 1968 this day was changed to Memorial Day and a day we honor and (3 comments)
How to coach your buyers through the short sale process - 05/26/12 08:47 AM
Ralph Gorgoglione has done a great job in outlining the steps to a successful short sale. We all hear horror stories about short sales and there are plenty. Many have to do with the banks or sellers unable or unwilling to cooperate. But Ralph makes some great points on crafting the write offer can make a real difference. Via Ralph Gorgoglione - California Real Estate (800) 591-6121 (John Aaroe Group): How to coach your buyers through the short sale process The process of obtaining an accepted offer and successfully closing on a short sale transaction on the buying side can be one of (2 comments)
WHY SHOULD I USE A REALTOR FOR BUYING OR SELLING? - 05/25/12 03:17 AM
Conrad Allen does an excellent job distinquishing a Realtor from just a real estate agents. I expect very few of the general public appreciate the difference but that can also explain why some do not view Realors in the best light. Thanks Conrad for such a clarifying post! Via Webster, Ma Conrad Allen, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Asociates): The Code of Ethics separates us from licensed real estate agents. All Realtors are licensed real estate agents but not all real estate agents are Realtors. We are sometimes lumped all together. A Rolls Royce and a Yugo are both cars. Would you pay the same (4 comments)
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You may need to be as wiley as a coyote..... - 05/23/12 10:33 AM
Or Wile E. Coyote that is...... To outsmart the foxes and not miss out on this property in Foxrun Estates located at 10241 SW 67th Court, Ocala, FL 34476. This grand entrance exhibits southern charm and a peaceful fountain making it one of a kind. You will not mind residing in this feature packed, beautiful home that sits on three acres of property.
The southern charm continues on immediately inside with the impressively grand foyer with 10'6" ceilings stepping down into a formal parlor with gas fireplace
Spacious back veranda with a summer kitchen (2 comments)
43 Steps REALTORs® do to sell a house - 05/23/12 02:49 AM
Cheryl Thomson, did a great job outlining all the steps it takes to sell house. For many of us this list could form a checklist! Often people not in the business fail to realize all the work it takes, especially behind the scenes. Add a Realtor on the other side of the transaction who doesn't pull his or her weight and it becomes a real challenge. Via Cheryl Thomson, Real Estate in Northern Virginia, REALTOR®, U.S. Army (Retired) (Buyers Advantage Real Estate Corp. (c: 703.216.5635)): 43 Steps REALTORs® do to sell a house from start to finish. I figure since I already told (6 comments)
Is the Fannie Mae Home Path Program Good For Buyers? - 05/21/12 03:19 AM
Jerry Newman has done a great job explaining the Fannie Mae Home Path program. And it represents a great opportunity for buyers especially first time buyers. What better time to buy a home when prices and below long term trends and interest rates at all time record lows. With rents increasing in most areas, now is the time to lock in your interest rate and cost of your home! Via Jerry Newman,REALTOR®,Texas Agent San Antonio Real Estate & Military Reloc (Keller Williams Realty, 210-789-4216): Is the Fannie Mae Home Path Program Good for Buyers?Yes, when you consider that the Home Path Mortgage allows (2 comments)
Preakness AND Kentucky Derby Winner from "The Horse Capital of the World" - 05/20/12 06:55 AM
Preakness AND Kentucky Derby Winner from "The Horse Capital of the World" Some challenged, Ocala has long claimed to be "The Horse Capital of the World" and now I'll Have Another adds to that claim. Kentucky Derby Winner from "The Horse Capital of the World" But Ocala gets another stake in that claim!!! I'll Have Another Wins the Preakness Stakes
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How Low Can You Go? - 05/18/12 10:37 AM
How Low Can You Go? Did I just flash back 50 years? Mortgage rates fall to another record low WASHINGTON (AP) – Average rates for 30-year and 15-year fixed mortgages fell to record lows for a third straight week. The steady decline has made home-buying and refinancing more affordable than ever for those who can qualify. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year loans dipped to 3.79%. That's down from 3.83% last week and the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s.
Housing affordability reaches record high ! The National Association of Realtors says its (2 comments)
To a great home in the quiet Rolling Hills subdivision that is. Located on one acre of peacefulness at 13025 SW 64th Lane, Ocala, FL 34481 this expanded home is a must see.
The home sits on a very quiet road and features some peaceful views to relax with...
Let the kids play.....
And still have plenty of room outdoors to relax with your friends!
Do you enjoy gardening? There's lots of room for that too!
So take a look inside at: (2 comments)
Build, Engage and Explode Your Facebook Fan Page Results - 05/16/12 03:23 AM
Don't miss this excellent post and guide on creating your Facebook fan page by Rebekah Radice. Rebekah has done a great job in providing an easy to follow outline on how to maximize your use of Facebook as an adjunct to marketing your business. I know it really opened my eyes to how much more I need to do! Via Rebekah Radice Social Media Marketing, Management & Strategies (Manager of Industry Engagement, Better Homes & Gardens RE): With over 845 million users, Facebook is now used by over 50% of the North American population and accounts for 1 out of every 5 (5 comments)
We Won't Sell Your Home - 05/16/12 02:57 AM
Liz and Bill Spear, did a great job setting expectations for sellers. This is a great script to use as you are concluding a listing presentation. Otherwise you run the risk of your sellers, after getting several showings from other agents, thinking that you are not doing your job. When in realty you ARE doing your job by exposing their home and getting others interested. Via Liz and Bill Spear RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio: Cincinnati to Dayton (513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com): We Won't Sell Your Home Probably. That's right, the odds of Liz and Bill Spear of RE/MAX Elite actually personally escorting the buyer (4 comments)
Check out this fantastic four bedroom home on almost 3 acres located at 7451 SW 83rd Place. Ocala, FL 34476! Great space for outdoor living with almost three acres on a dead end road. Relaxing indoor and outdoor spaces to kick back and unwind. Wood burning fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and wet bar in the great room add much to the charm and convenience of this home.
where you can enjoy this.....
Or take a long soak in one of the two gorgeously updated master suite bathrooms. where you can relax.... (2 comments)
Home Sellers FAQ. 1.How should I choose an agent to sell my home ? - 05/12/12 04:52 AM
GITA BANTWAL does an excellent job outlining how home sellers should choose an agent. Since I do a lot of expired listings, I find it only too common that the seller did not follow this process, or any process. And in a declining market like we have been in Florida, this is costly; thousands of dollars costly! Great job GITA BANTWAL! Via GITA BANTWAL, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI BUCKS County & Philadelphia, PA HOMES (RE/MAX Centre Realtors): Here are tips for home sellers looking to hire an agent to sell their home : STEP ONE INTERVIEW THE AGENT Ask your friends who sold their home recently (6 comments)
Your best offer...wasn't the best you could make - 05/10/12 03:24 AM
Bryan Robertson, does a great job here with some important negotiating tips. I like his "Real Estate is Like Poker". Maybe because I just did a post comparing it to going to Vegas. lol But negotiating skills and consulting with the buyer on how to make the "highest & best" is one I see missing in many agents skill sets these day. Thanks Bryan! Via Bryan Robertson, Real estate broker Los Altos & Silicon Valley Luxury Homes (Sereno Group): In many competitive real estate markets, home buyers are coached by their agents to write their "highest and best" offer to get the home. (12 comments)
The words in red - 05/10/12 03:13 AM
Don't miss this hartwarming story by Liz Lockhart. It can be trying sometimes since our parents are often the closest to us. But appreciate them now rather than missing them when they are gone. I would give anything to hear again the same old WWII stories my Dad told me over and over. Via Liz Lockhart,GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate (Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO): "Hi, Honey!" Mom said as she saw me walking toward her. My breath caught in my throat as a rim of tears encircled my eyes. Blinking hard, I struggled to swallow and put on a broad smile as I (2 comments)
I'll Have Another Wins 2012 Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs and Ocala, Florida claims another victory! Ocala has long claimed to be "The Horse Capital of the World" and now I'll Have Another adds to that claim.
In fact, "At least 11 of the 20 horses running in today's Kentucky Derby once called the Ocala area home." Horse Captial of the World says Wikipedia! Thinking Ocala or just Florida? Call The Ruiz/Miller Team!
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Bring your Hammock - 05/07/12 09:03 AM
Because this home in Spring Hammock Acres located at 14625 W Hwy 318, Williston, FL 32696 has plenty of places to hang it!
Too lazy to hang the hammock today? Sip a cold glass of iced tea from the large country style front porch where outdoor living can't be beat.
Getting hungry? Then fire up the grill on the just as relaxing back porch and watch the kids play amongst the almost 7 acres of private property! <!--[if Take a look inside because the beautiful views continue inside this gorgeous custom built country dream home! Hickory hardwiood floors, (2 comments)
The Perfect Storm is a film about a true story when 3 storms colided in the North Atlantic. Three storms in housing are about to colide as well! 1) Is housing as cheap as it’ll ever get? "Homebuyers who want a bargain may want to act now because the housing market is in the midst of a turnaround, economists say.Home prices have fallen and mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, pushing home affordability for the average family to (8 comments)
Dreams really do come true.... - 05/01/12 12:01 PM
In this home with peace, serenity and more within a few miles of the beautiful Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida.
With canoeing and kayaking nearby and nature all around you will fall in love with this property of almost three acres. So, welcome home and don't forget to stop and smell the flowers on the way in.
Or kick back on the large covered porches on the front and back of this home with more great views.
Take a look inside and stay awhile. There's more to love in this great country home located at19621 SW 5th Place, (7 comments)
Banks? Smart? Oxymoron! "Buy a Short Sale it'll close faster than this foreclosure!" - 05/01/12 10:53 AM
I feel the need to share an experience that I have been "enjoying" for the past 7 weeks. People are sometimes afraid - but often aware- of the time it may take to close on a short sale property. What do you tell the buyer who is purchasing a bank owned home and it seems to be taking longer to close than some short sales? Do you blame it on too many employee breaks at the somewhat involved title processing company?
Or do you cast stones at the listing agent who just doesn't seem to have any answers?
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