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Hello people, when are you going to realize real-estate brokerage is a business that has competition. It's not just a business activity? If you’re not branding your name, your behind your competition, it's a sales business, there’s competition. There’re hundreds of thousands of homes on the market for sale; what’s the problem with suggesting real-estate consumers consider buying? The individuals that misunderstand, and confuse real-estate brokerage marketing as raving right-wing capitalist behavior, have serious mental problems. The idea that real-estate agents should stop selling and marketing to real-estate consumers is a (0 comments)
Bullies in the sand box always point out others behavior, but forget about their own!
From the internet a new type of bully was created, these new bullies don’t have to be strong physically, but these bullies still have a couple things in common with traditional bullies, hate, selfish, narrow-minded, & always diverting attention from themselves, (so they think)! Bullies don’t feel compassion for others, bullies only think what’s good for them, bullies never think their actions are wrong, and because of it are carless with their own actions! Yes from the (0 comments)
Real-Estate à la carte, do you get what you pay for! Some consumers aren’t aware of the horse playing in real-estate that can transpire. There’s a slight chance your home isn’t being shown, some “Mickey Mouse” games may be played because you negotiated well with your Brokerage. Are you really looking at all the homes that are for sale in your area? It’s it possible homes are being avoided when possible? Are Realtors risking ethics for money? In standard tradition, real-estate professionals (3 comments)
A great question was asked recently, this real-estate question deals with the smaller details of the sale of a home, but never the less, they’re very important. Clarity will avoid unnecessary problems, and keep the seller and buyer happy. The question was: I have a detachable wall-fountain; I don’t want it to be part of the sale. Is it ok for me to assume the fountain does not have to be listed on the listing? I explained my position on this matter to the home seller. I think it’s important to (2 comments)
What’s over your family’s head equals security, monitor and maintain your roof, caring for your roof pays-off when it comes to your home and family. Professional roofers I talk with believe it’s pays-off to have regular roof inspections, especially for those homeowners that live where the weather is extreme. Most homeowners should use an established professional roofer in their area to do the roof inspection. For the do it yourselfers, inspecting the roof requires climbing on it, always use the proper safety gear & equipment (13 comments)
Before You Post That Contrary Comment - 07/29/12 08:38 AM
Liz and Bill aka BLiz; "Thank you from the bottom of my heart"!... I feel this subject is really important, it's sad when individuals loose sight of the mission, helping verses self indulging. I don't think it's blunt to remind those individual which are behaving in ways they know are misguided! BLiz really nails it on the head, there's no better way to express this important subject we're faced with, they did it the best....Thank you!!!! Via Liz and Bill Spear RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio: Cincinnati to Dayton (513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com): Before You Post That Contrary Comment We'll be blunt, some Rainers have (10 comments)
Sitting at the table; “you want the best on your side”! Go with your local Realtor, they bring more than a lot to the bargaining table. Your top local Realtor understands real-estate, and is driven to help their clients make the best real-estate deals. For those that think selling a home is a breeze, it’s quite the opposite. Selling a home isn’t a game and should not be considered as such. For those who feel hiccups aren’t going to happen when buying or selling a home, they’re (2 comments)
This is a must see video, I really wanted to share this with AR…. Is this crazy logic, or does this look right to you, renting by the night? The money seems great, but the turn-over seems like a nightmare for owners! I can’t imagine the headache & turn over cost is renting to individuals by the night…Maybe I’m old school, I can’t possible see this working for me and my business…. I’m completely amazed at the per night rent charges. I own many apartment buildings; I can’t imagine trying (4 comments)
I was asked a very interesting question about real-estate; I think it’s worth sharing in AR! Recently I was asked if it’s legal what their listing agent did, “the sellers found out after escrow closed, the buyers ended up being the cousins’ brother in-law to the agent, and the agent doubled ended the listing” (Got paid for both sides, the buyer and seller)! For those real-estate consumers unaware, the laws and rule of real-estate vary from State to State. There is Article 4 of the NAR’s code of ethics which clearly give wiggle room (8 comments)
I know a business associate that’s always claiming someone else is giving them a problem, for those individuals, there’s a reason why they always feel they need medication so they avoid getting a headache. Usually, if I can’t add anything positive, I will stay silent, but after years of continual events happening to this associate, and years of him asking me for advice, I decided to break my MO! I finally decided to tell him my feelings when he asked me about his newest problem, although I don’t think it helped, I think he’s (2 comments)
Walls stopping us; it’s all in our mind! The only reason an imaginary wall is there in the first place is because you put it there. Go ahead; blame others for the wall that’s not there, that’s exactly what individuals do when they claim there’s a wall in the first place. Hello, for those playacting there’s an invisible wall in front of you; it’s only in your head! Usually when an individual places an imaginary wall up they blame it on others, or divert the real issue with excesses. We’ve all heard, I’ve been (0 comments)
Before you buy a Condominium; know the association!
When it’s time to enter the real-estate market, & you’re considering purchasing a condominium, how do you know when a condominium is a good buy. There are many important factors to consider. Purchasing a condominium is also like buying part of the building as well, whatever is associated to the building of the condominium is partly yours! To accommodate whatever the structure offers, the roof, walkways, parking, security, gardens, clubhouse, etc. Rules, regulation, and money are necessary, and for that, a small group of owners (2 comments)
It’s time to list your home, get educated and be smart; interview local Realtors and find the one that’s going to work with you, as well as for you. If you want to sell your home, picking the best Realtor and discussing fees will save you money and headaches! Just like we want to choose the right doctor, we also need to choose the right real-estate agent. For consumers getting ready to list their home, they need to be aware; real-estate agent’s charges can be as high as seven percent, (2 comments)
What’s in your garage maybe dangerous, unhealthy, and avoided!
When’s the last time you’ve inspected your garage, if you’re like most home owners; it’s been awhile. Even when homes are sold, the homeowners leave the leftover paint behind; they feel it’s a nice move. The problem maybe the paint itself, paint has a certain shelf life, if the paint is past the shelf life; it’s useless and harmful. Paint Shelf Life: Most homeowners don’t pay attention to what’s in their garage, and many homeowners aren’t aware latex paint has a 10 year life expectancy (9 comments)
Holding on to resentment & anger is deleterious to your state of mind, and a tort to yourself. A great example of what I mean- “holding on to resentment or anger is like holding a tiny bomb in your hand with intent to hand it off to some-one else” Believe it or not getting angry directly impacts negatively towards yourself and others. Most of the time getting mad and showing anger is viewed as reprimanding the other person and proving a point. Anger is sometimes used on others as a weapon, (4 comments)
Market with determination and solid aim towards greatness; “consumers will call you”! While every professional is trying to get consumers to contact them, Real-Estate agents are in a tough spot because it seems consumers are finicky when it comes to online conversation- that’s why it’s so important to say something to your consumers when marketing yourself. Whether buyers expecting their dream home, or sellers wanting their home listed, don’t make a foolish rookie mistake and think it’s you they’re excited to talk with. You have (0 comments)
Most people don’t like strangers calling them, but I actually like it. Because of activerain I’m getting new strange calls almost every day. I started posting the great things of my city, thanks AR for the advice; it’s priceless. I love posting information about my great city, Long Beach, CA; “because I love my city; it's great”! I started participating in AR’s Localism contest and my phone hasn’t stopped ringing. I know I’m doing something right when individuals see my AR post showing-up#1 in googles organic search engine and call me. (11 comments)
Recently I posted helpful tips to relieve stress moving into to your new home, it’s true moving can be very demanding and stressful, but it can also be very expensive, know how much you’ll need to pay for professional movers, you need to be prepared, and budget accordingly before you move, make sure you understand the cost associated with moving. Approximately 20 million (give or take a million) American households box it up and move yearly. It’s been reported the average move cost the American house around $12,000 dollars. If you need the service of (35 comments)
Abraham Harold Maslow (4/1/1908 – 6/8/1970) was a great man and psychologist, he's best recognized for creating Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, it’s a theory of self-actualization. Abraham Maslow saw great value in being positive and explained the importance of finding positive qualities in others verses dwelling on their weaknesses. I’m a big fan of being positive every day, every minute, being positive provides a mirror image back to us. I want to share a small part of Abraham Maslow’s revelation; I like what he explains about individuals. I hope you enjoy this (5 comments)
Anonymous real-estate advice, “I’m sorry but what a crock”-real-estate consumers should know who they’re receiving their real estate information from; there’s no such thing as good anonymous real-estate advice. There’s no such thing as anonymous individuals giving real-estate advice to consumers consistently every day on a real-estate website for free! Before individuals make it as a top contributor of a real-estate website they have to commit serious hours weekly, anyone that claims they’ve been anonymously giving free real-estate advice to consumers for years isn’t telling the truth. What’s the point to accept (5 comments)
If you think about it, buying a home is the single biggest investment made in a lifetime for most individuals; it’s worth hiring a great Realtor. Anyone that thinks Realtors are all the same, and for those that feel they don’t need a Realtor, "really makes a foolish statement". Take any large group and lump them, and you’ll see within the group there’s a percentage that’s great, and from there percentage the scale lowers to bad. I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying, “can’t judge the book by the cover”-the (0 comments)
With everything in life, it's all about risk-verses-reward, the "sure deal now" -verses- "better deal later". Where I find most individuals get tangled-up and lose sight of the real-estate market is when they get overly focused on "best deal" and lose sight of "what's the need?" That's a simple-minded way of saying "have a plan, know what you need! Home buyers need to make moves based on needs and ability to absorb risk, and then home buyers won’t have to think about, for what-could-have-been". What about those who want to buy a home today, (0 comments)
As a kid I loved El Dorado Park in Long Beach, CA. My kids love El Dorado Park in Long Beach, CA! Today I love El Dorado Park! Below are the amenities this amazing park offers to its visitors!
Free Disc Golf Course: Bicycle Paths: Out Door Archery Range: Baseball Fields: Softball Fields: Professional Tennis Center: Roller Hockey Ring: Professional Golf Course: Soccer Fields: Skateboard Park: Three Fishing Lakes: One Fishing Pond: Remote Plane Airfield: 100-Acre Nature Center: Physical Fitness Center: Barbecue Pits: Picnic Areas:
El Dorado is home to “Recreation (2 comments)
The Housing Market at risk again? - 07/22/12 10:24 AM
A New York CNNMoney post recently had an interesting opinion about millions of older Americans at risk of foreclosure. The poster seems to be under the impression there’s going to be a new bubble because older Americans are at risk of losing their homes.
I personally don’t think this post is the case, I think home values will keep rising, I feel homeowners are going to be pleasantly surprised 5 years from now as the value of their homes will increase. I’m not too worried about any toxic loans existing, I’m sure there are plenty of ways to take care (2 comments)
I wonder if anyone has taken notice to this post that came out regarding the real-estate housing market. I personally view this as real-estate propaganda verses real-estate news! I’m curious what others think about this post, do you think it’s a good post or do you disagree with it?
Think about what’s right and then do it; I always say; “It’s harder to do the wrong thing verses doing the right thing”
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Trust is a source of pride and a true honor, trust (4 comments)
The Long Beach Pyramid opened November 30th 1994; I happened to be one of over five thousand in attendance as Long Beach State put a beating on the University of Detroit. On March 5, 2005 the Long Beach Pyramid officially received its name; (Walter Pyramid). The Walter Pyramid is a nationally recognized as the icon of Long Beach city and CSULB. California State University, Long Beach, is known for the best facility in the western United States! The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach attracts huge attention because of its multi-purpose use. The Walter (4 comments)
“Out with the old”: Make the most of moving to your new home.
Anyone that claims they like moving into to a new home and unpacking is either not telling the truth, or they know what they’re doing. No one likes moving, anyone who’s ever packed-up or unpacked knows, moving is not a fun process and usually is a frustrating task. Make the most of moving by de-cluttering and reorganizing in your new home. Before you move-in to your new home and you’re packing up all of your stuff that you (3 comments)
A real-estate professional is always looking for that edge, something that gives them a unique style, something that appeals to real-estate consumers. When it’s time for real-estate consumers to search for (you) an agent; “you need them to find you”. The numbers are staggering in cyberspace, there’re so many needy real-estate consumers looking for help, cyberspace has countless real-estate consumers, if they aren’t finding you, they’re finding someone else. Once you’ve accomplished grabbing your intended audience, it’s time to “wow” them. If you want to be the “crème de la crème” (0 comments)
We’re very lucky to have a world famous Kitemasters kite school in Belmont Shore, Long Beach; CA. Long Beach is known as the premier kite-surfing mecca. Belmont Shore offers consistent thermal winds, and is protected by a breakwater wall that lends perfect for flat water freestyle riders and beginners. Since 2009 Kitemasters kite school has been permitted by the City of Long Beach to operate their kite school, and rightfully so, Kitemasters kite school has the safest location; “Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA”!
Kitemasters is 100% committed to teaching (4 comments)
There can be a way to bring a bonus value to your home without pulling one permit. It starts in your backyard; sorry this will only apply to home-owners with backyards!
There’s no need to build a new gazebo or re-hardscape your backyard; extending your backyard and incorporating a new livable space is a desirable change that’s affordable and economically sound. Home-owners can be pleasantly surprised to enjoy relaxing in their new space they created, and even happier how easy and inexpensive it was to do. Many home-owners have backyards (0 comments)
My website is connected to the “internet data exchange”, that’s the reason your listing is on my website. The idea behind the IDX is to get more exposure to your real-estate listings, as well as others; the IDX system makes it possible for brokers to share their real-estate listings.
For those that don’t like this concept you have options. Those that don’t wish for their listings to have IDX exposure, there should be a box to uncheck as you enter your real-estate listing onto (2 comments)
Popular online real-estate destinations wanting your money, what are they really generating for you! You don’t want to pay money to a company that can’t perform or doesn’t perform, if you’re paying for leads, they need to be real! What may seem to be a popular national online real-estate website company may in fact be sporadic with the truth! Just because the company appears to be a great source and seems they will generate territory leads for you, watch out, things aren’t always (7 comments)
Please don’t tell me what’s good for my real-estate listing! Anytime transparency is lost and real-estate consumers are duped; that’s never a good for the real-estate consumers or the real-estate industry. We should not fool the real-estate consumers. Stop tricking real-estate consumers, that’s not your listing! Set the record straight and take a stand! Syndication is not good for home-sellers, home-buyers, & it’s the integrity of the real-estate industry! Just because the door was opened for the third party syndication to come into the real-estate arena, if it misleads real-estate (2 comments)
Learn a valuable lesson through a “scary” real estate story; most who read will understand the possibilities are basically endless for big Companies with endless amounts of money and little morals. It’s easy to imagine how easy it is for a big national real estate website company to take advantage of the Law, use the Law in their favor against those less fortunate. I hope this story helps others along their journey. This post is in efforts to enlighten others to be aware of the possibilities; even the best (0 comments)
Kayak down the Los Angeles River, I’m born, raised and live in Long Beach, CA. I thought there must be some mistake; no one kayaks down the Los Angeles River unless it’s an accident! Anyone that drives by the Los Angeles River knows, the Beaches of Los Angeles, is a much better attraction, as well as knows, there are many dangerous items dwelling in the Los Angeles River, it’s not something usually recommended or allowed. This is the 2nd annual Paddle the Los Angeles program which opens up a 1.5 mile stretch of River. (9 comments)
Many things are happening in life, whether or not we chose to proactively get involved with something and make a move is entirely up to us individually! We can act on things now, we can follow others, or we can wait and watch things go by. Making our-own decisions in life means acting and taking control of the direction you need to go. Making your-own decisions is an approach that can happen right now, it can start the moment you want it to, there’s no reason you can’t start doing it right (2 comments)
First-off home prices will not fall, as a matter of fact; the NAR reported California just jumped more than 8% just in the price of homes last month. A while back those claiming home prices are going to fall were wrong, and if they claim the values of homes will still decline, I’m sure they will be wrong again! For those that said it’s still much cheaper to rent then own, they were wrong; I guess those did not (0 comments)
The better job I do the better chance my client’s will tell their friends, ActiveRain gives me the best chance to accomplish greatness as a Realtor. Bob Stewart along with Joel Beasley and crew gave a brilliant webinar that’s truly invaluable, thanks AR! It was about reinforcing your reputation and communicating the best possible way with your clients without it being difficult! I agree the better job we do individually will make a huge difference and the better we communicate with our clients the better chance there is (3 comments)
Don’t you want the best safety net when mayhem or disaster strikes? Insure your home, and personal items. When tragedy hits, finding out you were insured helps the situation and eases the pain a little. You don’t want to end-up finding out after a disaster strikes your property wasn’t insured properly, having the right insurance plan goes a long way for you, your family and your belongings. Your home and what’s inside deserves great insurance coverage! Insurance is not just for home-owners renters can get insurance coverage for their (2 comments)
For a unique rush and unbelievable time visit Catalina Island by helicopter, if you want to have some fun, try IEX Island Express next time you go to Catalina Island, it’s the perfect way to have some fun. There’s no better way to have some fun then relaxing in a helicopter and jetting to Catalina Island, for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the IEX Island Express will take you from Long Beach CA Airport to Catalina in 15 minutes. That’s (6 comments)
The Art Theater of Long Beach, CA. opened its door in 1924 as the Carter Theater. The Theater was constructed with great detail, it was a through back of class, and had a small resemblance to the Grauman’s Theater in Hollywood! The Art Theater originally opened up having an orchestra pit, seats six hundred and sixty three, and a pipe organ. The building took a hit in the 1933 earthquake. Schilling & Schilling remodeled in art deco streamline modern style after the 1933 Long Beach earthquake and renamed The Lee Theatre. Additions included (5 comments)
Devynn’s Garden is a leading florist that centers itself on 2nd street, in Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA. It’s no fluke Devynn’s Garden has been doing the flower business for over 13 years. It’s no fluke Devynn’s Garden has three of the most premier locations in Southern California; (Sunset Beach; Seal Beach; & Long Beach.)!
David Turk has grown up in the flower business, besides David’s knowledge of the flower business, David admits behind every successful business is a smarter woman! Cindy Turk, David’s (0 comments)
Help your home’s value! Start with your kitchen; it’s the heart of the home!
You need to make a real budget and figure out exactly what you have to accomplish raising the value of your home. The biggest mistake homeowners make when increasing the value of their home is squandering their money on stuff they don’t need. If you are trying to increase your home’s value, the last thing you want to do is buy expensive items to accomplish increasing the value of your home! You don’t want buy a (2 comments)
Real-estate consumers are using the internet way more than there’re using the newspaper when viewing homes for sale!
It’s been reported by the NAR in 2011: They profiled home buyers and sellers that did their searching and advertising, “80% of the home buyers used the internet verses 20% using print (newspaper)”! Real-estate consumers are relying heavily on the internet these days, more so than print. Real-estate consumers like the internet better than print when they are searching for homes that are for sale. There’s no question real-estate consumers want the best (3 comments)
Making the grass green for both parties; what’s the trick? - 07/12/12 03:18 PM
Making the grass green for both parties; what’s the trick? The art of making the right decision; real-estate agents do it every day! Real-estate agents are always making a deal; that’s why real-estate agents appreciate the art of making the right decisions! How do you know when the right decisions been made on a deal? Make the right decision VS the wrong decisions? The right decisions are easy to spot, just as wrong decisions are easy to spot! ‘Just to go on record, the right decision wins, always. There’s nothing good about making a deal that’s poor; it’s a (2 comments)
Fern’s Garden on 2nd street in Long Beach is the store you’ll find beautiful, hand crafted affordable items made in the USA…There are some items that are hand crafted in an ethical manner that’s from abroad, but most items are strictly made in the USA.
The artisans you'll find earn a fair wage for their work at Fern’s Garden. Most of their products are American made like mentioned. For those that are made abroad, Fern’s Garden seeks out fair traded companies and companies that pay fair wages (2 comments)
Open Houses, home sellers want them, but sellers should not sit-in on their-own homes!
Most home-owners will never be advised by their Realtor to stay for the open house. The Realtor is not being mean; the Realtor is just giving sound advice to the home owners. The biggest problem with home-owners meeting and greeting “strangers”, “lookie-loos” and potential home buyers, the home sellers have too much passion about their home. Home sellers get upset when there’s negative talk about their home. Rarely does a negative discussion from a potential home buyer go over (2 comments)
Avoid unscrupulous internet national real-estate website companies!
It’s not bewildering the real-estate consumer has turned to the internet to find out about real-estate. There’s no question the internet has made its way to the everyday real-estate consumer. There're many internet national real-estate websites that are great for consumers and conversely there’re unscrupulous internet real-estate websites, real-estate consumers must be very careful trusting information from a national real-estate internet website. Real-estate consumers need to do research and learn about the internet real-estate website they chose to go on and get real-estate information from. (4 comments)
The simple rule to making a real-estate deal simple; “make both parties happy”.
When a real-estate deal falls through there’s a reason for it. If there are parties willing to make a deal, the best way to ensure the goes through and close is by making sure both parties are happy with the deal! (Deals are made to be broken); I’ve heard that saying a million times and really never liked that saying. I personally don’t believe deals are made to be broken, and that’s why I write this very simple suggestion (2 comments)
I think we all know what came first, business or social media? There’s no question business came before social media. Even though social media is new to business, your business can’t survive without it. Social media allows your business to be connected to your potential customers and current clients. Social media is as important to your business as drinking water is to your body; you need social media to be a key component of your business that keeps your consumers and (5 comments)
If you open up your eyes to what’s going on, you’ll see the feds are helping out real-estate, & investing in real-estate is good for the American family and real-estate investors!
Some look at the real-estate market and feel investing in real-estate is futile, they feel the real-estate market has been dropping for a long time and don’t see the real-estate market recovering anytime soon. For those thinking the real-estate market isn’t a good investment, chew on this… Since 2006 to right now, effectively homes prices dropped 30 to 40%, (0 comments)
Make home-buyers feel like it’s their home not yours! The first step is the hardest, once you accomplish the first step, staging your home becomes a down-hill ride.
There’s no substitute for a professional home stager, but if you can’t afford a professional home stager, here’s some helpful home staging tips that can make any home look staged! The first step to this project; “get rid of everything that personalizes your home”! That’s right, the very first mindset home-sellers must have when staging their home, their personal-stuff is (2 comments)
Priceless Real-Estate Customer Service is Priceless! - 07/10/12 03:13 PM
Priceless Real-Estate Customer Service is Priceless! I want to talk about customer service and respecting the value of each client you have and the importance of valuing your perspective clients. It never ceases to amaze me observing professionals provide meager customer service? I wonder how long a business relationship last when both parties feel the street is only one way. The principal notion of a successful business relationship is both parties being happy with the performances of their responsibilities! Whenever I see meager customer service being provided, I often pinch myself; I then wonder what the customers are thinking? Service providers (2 comments)
It’s been reported by the New York Times many retired baby boomers are seeking out reverse mortgages and there’s a concern homeowners can risk foreclosure, especially if the property taxes can’t get paid. The homeowner has many different loan options; the most popular form of reverse mortgage is insured by the Federal Housing Administration and called Home Equity Conversions Mortgages. There are requirements to be eligible to qualify for a (HECM). There’s an age requirement of 62, you live (4 comments)
Jones Bicycles in Long Beach established 1910 and survived the Great Depression.
Frank Samuel Jones passion lives on; John and Lisa Genshock are fourth generation owners that loved sharing its centennial birthday 1-20-2010. Jones Bicycles in Long Beach has survived the Great Depression, the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, the L.A. riots, a major fire, and five economic recessions. The history of Jones bicycles in Long Beach is truly amazing…
The very first Jones Bicycles open its doors in Long Beach, California on 6th& Long Beach Boulevard (originally called American (6 comments)
Home beauty; accent your home with an array of potted plants and give it new life!
Many home-owners have small spaces in their home that needs attention or looks dead; the best way to liven up a small place in your home is with a potted plant. Try creating beauty around your home; plants with accented containers really make can difference in your home and give it new life.
Many home-owners are challenged when it comes to owning dirt, many home-owners don’t have backyards because they live in a planned development, (3 comments)
Brokers discussing commission rates better think twice, two or more brokers can be violating the federal antitrust action and face stiff penalties if they are discussing the commission rates during business or social time.
Broker better be aware of Per Se Antitrust offense. In case you’re not aware let me paint this picture of an example what per se antitrust offenses looks like! (Two associates brokers having lunch together, during lunch they casually discuss the new broker in the area because they feel the new-guy is discounting his commissions.) The two (2 comments)
Sometimes the bastion truth is not pretty, but the bastion truth about anonymous real-estate advice is NOT BASTION! Inversely, consistent anonymous real-estate advice is adherently bad and deceitful!
Real-Estate consumers need to be told the truth about whom, and why their online real-estate question was answered! Any real-estate national real-estate website allowing anonymous contributors to answer most questions needs to let consumers know why they’re doing all the work for the website. Consumers need to know the truth about why they’re continually day in day out answering their real-estate questions. Bastion Real Estate Truth! (2 comments)
Let’s get the big broom; let’s end real-estate online deception, real-estate consumers depend on it!
Let’s get on board and clean-up online real-estate deception; if we let this mess get much bigger, there might not be a big enough broom to help real-estate consumers, and end online real-estate deception! Real-estate consumers need the real-estate industry to keep online real-estate information clean from deception, and any know defects! Real-estate consumers should not have to worry about online real-estate websites deceiving them when they have their real-estate questions answered by the website. Consumers asking online real-estate (0 comments)
The Belmont Athletic Club serves the community of Long Beach, located in the center of 2ndst Belmont Shore. The Belmont Athletic Club is a state of the art fitness club that’s been serving Belmont Shore residences and workers since 1980! The Belmont Athletic Club in Long Beach is the vision of John & Jan Doyle; they founded the Belmont Athletic Club. John and Jan both attended Bowling Green State University, their strong passion for each other, and the athletic industry is a winning (2 comments)
Experiences we take in makes-up much of our character qualities we acquire. Qualities we like in others, are qualities we like to portray! Inversely, the same is true about the qualities we don’t like; we’ll never want to portray qualities we don’t like.
Qualities can be learned. One important factor to understand regarding our character qualities; they are learned and there’s always room for improvement. Awareness and honesty is the very first step necessary to improve on any poor qualities. Regardless of the quality, it’s never too late to rid yourself of any (3 comments)
Marine Stadium is a world premier water skiing facility in Long Beach California, and Long Beach California loves Marine Stadium. There’s a reason Long Beach California is considered a big playground by the Pacific Ocean, and world famous Marine Stadium in Long Beach is just another example why we get that reputation.
This world famous water park is located in Alamitos Bay Marina Vista Park; the site was purchased in 1923 which included Recreation Park and Colorado Lagoon. The original Alamitos Bay estuary land was dredged to create Marine (0 comments)
Marketpalce Long Beach Shopping Center is a breath of fresh air and Long Beach locals, and visitors like the convenience, wellness and taste the Marketplace Shopping Centers brings to Long Beach California.
June 29th the Veggiegrill became the newest local Long Beach merchant to open in the Marketplace shopping. The Marketplace shopping center in Long Beach California gives you the choice of unbelievable restaurants and the chance to see a movie without moving your car for the rest of the night; everything you’ll want to do is at the Marketplace (0 comments)
Today everyone wants to know; “is it cheaper to own or rent in their home-town”, own it or rent it! (Deciding what your “best” option is)!
Should I own or rent; more and more people are asking; “do I rent or own”? Make the “best” choice for you! With the real-estate market on the rebound and mortgage rates at historical lows, many individuals are asking the preverbal question, what do I do; own or rent! Today there are many things that factor into making the “best choice” (0 comments)
Not blogging because you’re just scared; “those individual that haven’t blogged are just scared to blog”; little do they know- chuckle. To be successful in social media you have to blog! Don’t be scared, just blog about something you know and always be honest; that’s really all there is to blogging.
If you plan on being sneaky and suggest destructive comments to others, do us all a favor, stay off the internet and don’t blog. Blog genuine, fair, and always be real. Transparency is the key ingredient to successful (4 comments)
The best decision is an informed decision, get educated before buying a home!
Before it’s time to purchase a home, take a look at these sites to start the home buying process. Real-estate consumers should know all their options before they enter the real-estate market. The best decisions come from informed decisions. Before it’s time to buy a home don’t forget it’s your money and a lot of it. Don't think looking at any real-estate website makes you informed (My 2 cents)! Federal Government Site has all the current (0 comments)
The MLS also known as the Multiple Listing Service is where the real-estate professional go. The MLS service is used by real-estate agents to upload information and pictures of their listings. The MLS is the most accurate real-estate information and Realtors depend on it. The better each listing real-estate agent is with describing and properly inputting the photos and information of the home, the better off we all are. In the MLS real-estate agents input text information regarding relevant home information & real estate agents (3 comments)
Long Beach Airport is soon to be the hottest spot for jetsetters to land in Southern California. Long Beach Airport is opening up new airside concessions, and will spare no expense designing perfection when touching down in Long Beach California.
The Long Beach Airport is making new concessions for its patrons. The Long Beach City Council awarded The Paradise Shop the contract to manage the airside concessions at the Long Beach Airport for the next 10 years. The Paradise Shop has been managing the newsstand and boarding lounge on the first (0 comments)
The Maya Hotel in Long Beach California is a tropical paradise, if you travel to Long Beach for business, or if it’s just for a vacation; you’ll want to stay at the Maya Hotel in Long Beach California.
Visit the Maya Hotel and experience spectacular panoramic views of Long Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The Maya Hotel offers lush gardens, a deluxe swimming pool, floating cabanas, fire pits, and Fuego the restaurant that is on “fire” as the locals say.
The exotic décor of the Maya Hotel spared no expense (3 comments)
You can’t blame the American consumer or Investor! The one thing that’s for sure it’s not the American Consumers or the American Investors fault the real-estate housing market crashed. The historical low interest rates are the underwriting factors alongside the municipalities funding projects to help those still underwater is the perfect weapon and defense against a sliding housing market.
The best way to stop a healthy real-estate housing market is blatant erroneous nameless online real-estate posts; this behavior from an online real-estate website is bad for the real-estate consumer. (2 comments)
If you meet with others online in a dark corner of a real-estate website and deceive others; there’s always a chance to get help.
What’s with the small exclusive real-estate group that wants to see the real estate industry change the ways of the real-estate agent? Is there an exclusive online real-estate club that’s secretly meets, and despises the real-estate agent, especially the real-estate agent that wants to brand themself to the online real-estate consumer? There’s still many individuals that believe the real-estate industry needs to change the structure (0 comments)
There’s always something to be thankful for & hope!
How to cope and heal from an unexpected circumstance, a life changing event can happen without warning, and as fast as an eye can blink. When a life changing event crashes down and unleashes a bad circumstance, it’s important to move forward and get back to enjoying life, all of your love-ones that depend on you need it, and especially the loved ones that aren’t here, definitely want you to forge on and embrace (2 comments)
Setting the Standard for tennis in Long Beach! Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Long Beach is part of the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, and Recreation and Marine. Billie Jean King Tennis Center also has a top notch Junior Tennis Academy, WestCoast Tennis Services Junior Tennis academy is providing our juniors with a first class Junior Tennis Academy.
If you ever want to improve your tennis game go see Valter Pavia, he’s the director of Billie Jean King Tennis Center. Valter was named 2009 USPTA Tennis Professional of the (4 comments)
The Gondola Getaway in Long Beach, Ca. takes you through the romantic canals of Naples Long Beach gently in Venetian gondolas. The canals of Naples Long Beach in a Venetian gondola, doesn’t that sound romantic.
Established in 1982, the Gondola Getaway of Long Beach is truly a perfect fit for Long Beach. In 1981 Mike O’ Toole decided his marketing project at U.S.C. was going to be the Gondola Getaway. Mike purchased an 18-foot replica gondola boat and a made a business plan. Mike had a vision that others would enjoy the (3 comments)
“Secrets, Nasty Habits, and Hiding Behind Loopholes”!
Online real-estate consumers are having their real-estate questions answered by paid plants! How much longer does the real-estate industry take to fix this nasty habit? Plant= (Anonymous individual secretly paid by a “national real-estate website” to answer their online real-estate consumers questions) Do you want to know who’s answering your online real-estate question, I do. I can’t imagine real-estate consumers, or real-estate professional happy with a “national real-estate website” paying plants to answer the questions asked on their website. Why would a national (4 comments)
Neglected home or good deal, “my friend is worried”!
Short sale issues…When the house you’re trying to buy gets neglected! Home-buyers trying their luck with a short sale may have more than they bargained for. I just had a friend explain a huge concern about a home he’s trying to purchase, he had his offer accepted by a bank, the home is not in foreclosure, but it’s a short sale. When my friend and his wife had their offer accepted by the bank they decided to drive by the home. To their dismay they (3 comments)
Have you ever been in escrow on a house where the buyer becomes unrealistic during the inspection contingency time frame of the contract? There’s nothing more frustrating when a home-buyer wants a new car in the garage with the home. Most real-estate purchase contracts will have contingency time frames. Some home-buyers try to take advantage of home-sellers during the inspection contingency. This type of home-buyer was really popular when the real-estate market crashed, but now that the declining real-estate market has leveled off and the real-estate market favors home-sellers, trying to take advantage of (0 comments)
Helpful tips before you start looking for your dream home!
Shopping for a mortgage is very important to the home-buying process and can be very intimidating, but if you take steps and follow some clear-cut guidelines you’ll be better prepared to choose a great lender & find the best mortgage for your needs. Affordability is something that doesn’t get talked about much, but it’s critical to have a handle on your finances. You have to know exactly what you are getting yourself into, allocating your monthly income and understanding where your money is being (1 comments)
Belmont Shore Long Beach, Billings Ace Paint Hardware Store has be serving 2nd street customers since 1941.
Billings Ace Paint and Hardware is a family owned business that’s special! Belmont Shore patrons and residence have enjoyed this unique family owned store. Billings is truly a business that’s considered home to residence in Belmont Shore. Harry Billings founded this cozy hardware store and 2nd street and its patrons have been the benefactors of another family owned store that serves our community. Harry Billings and his three sons worked (2 comments)
What’s our life determined by; personal choice, preparation, random chance, genetics, divine providence? Our life is filled with events that shape our life; all of the above mentioned factors shape our life.
It’s up to us individually; we ultimately have control on a few factors that shape our life. Other factors we can’t change but we can monitor and do our best to control. If you take personal choice, preparation, random chance, genetics, and divine providence, what do you think percentage wise are the factors determining your life; would it look something like this? (Personal choice (2 comments)
A man’s best business & friend; it’s the best business/thing that’s happened in Long Beach!
Dean Anthony Salon + Spa rolled onto 2nd street Belmont Shore several years back, since then 2nd street has never been the same for men…Dean Anthony Salon + Spa opened its doors exclusively as a men Salon and Spa.
When you walk into Dean Anthony Salon, right away you’ll notice it’s suited for a man. My first experience was very memorable; I was asked if I need a cold beverage from their (0 comments)
Every Realtor has a unique online character. When it’s time to for you to buy a home, you will want to hire a real-estate specialist. Many real-estate consumers are looking at social media to see what’s going on; consumers want to match their style with a real-estate professional in cyberspace. Real Estate consumers want/look for a professional that they trust and will stand out as the best. Consumers want to make sure their Real-Estate agent represents their interest in the best possible way. Real-estate consumers are reading (3 comments)
I love real estate, as well as invest in real estate, but I don't stop there, I also offer exceptional real estate assistance to buyers, sellers, and investors. I intend to make each client feel exceptional (and they are!), and details are what I pay close attention to. I appreciate what my clients say, I listen to my clients, and I hear their needs..I am perpetually upfront, and to the point...and I find quick and thorough solutions to any real estate issues that arise.
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