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With over 147,413 members on the Activerain network ...if I learned one thing by being in this network...we is always better than me....so I challenge as many people as possible to take a minute and write the White House.... June 5th, 2009 or reblog a post...but better yet...write your own thoughts..directly to the White House! Please post on that particular day.....or write the White House...lets flood the White House's contact us page and (52 comments)
Thank You - 05/24/09 03:56 PM
About The Author: Midori Miller is a Real Estate Trainer and writes and trains Real Estate Training and assists sellers in short sale situations. Midori is a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker, License # BK645709 and a member of the Daytona Area Association of REALTORS. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (386)453-3236. (13 comments)
President Obama is Committed to Creating the Most Open and Accessible Administration in American History-Oh Yeah? - 05/21/09 08:14 AM
I received yet another call on a seller who needs to do a short sale..as I heard the story I couldn't help but want to help...because its the same story over and over again. Their life happened You see they bought this house 5 years ago....both husband and wife are sick..so sick..they can't work...they are lucky to have food...fortunately they managed to stash a few bucks....well the bucks are running out and so is their time in their home. Do people realize the expense of chemotherapy even with medical insurance? They attempted a loan modification and again same story...the lender will (17 comments)
Find Your Voice and Become A Social Media Expert! - 05/20/09 04:06 PM
Last week I made a decision to read more...comment less Now with all the talk of social media experts...when you think about it..those that are doing it and successfully are social media experts. What works for one may not work for another. Bill Gassett is a social media expert to me but I could never nor would I want to follow his footsteps..its his voice...his expertise and I am truly impressed as he is the social media real estate expert for his area. How about Lane Bailey now that branding! Then there is Mary McKnight...WOW is all I can say...and (15 comments)
Florida Real Estate Law-Maybe I Am Just Clueless! - 05/19/09 10:58 AM
Recently I have been reading many blog posts about internet real estate companies and the end of the brick and mortar companies...in the State of Florida..I always thought it to be illegal...meaning..you must maintain an office and you must have proper signage... Chapter 475 475.22 Broker to maintain office and sign at entrance of office; registered office outside state; broker required to cooperate in investigation.-- (1) Each active broker shall maintain an office, which shall consist of at least one enclosed room in a building of stationary construction. Each active broker shall maintain a sign on or about the entrance of her (17 comments)
Must Read For All Short Sale REALTORS - 05/18/09 11:35 AM
To me this is good news...and worth sharing....I admit if it wasn't for Frank Garay and Brian Stevens of TBWS daily... I might not have caught this as fast as I did!
Imagine that a standardized short sale process...something that is long overdue and happy to see the government is doing something about it! Get Your Copy... Know the changes especially if you boast of being a short sale expert! Thanks Frank and Brian.... I love you guys and keep broadcasting because its good stuff! About The Author: Midori Miller is a Real Estate Trainer and writes (15 comments)
BPO Agents + ShortSales=Complications? - 05/17/09 01:25 AM
A Note To all Lenders and Financial Institutions If you want to get it right and get properties sold..I would concern yourself with the agents selected to do BPO's. Friday I received and order and I declined it...while some would think it was crazy...I did what was best for the market.
In all fairness don't think for a minute I do not need the income..I'm not above doing BPO's...and just like many others I need the income coming in or I won't sleep at night then again...doing something that I believe would hurt other parties..would cause insomnia! First of (17 comments)
Do Not Discount Craigslist! - 05/15/09 08:43 AM
9:38 pm placed property listing on Craigslist.....10:20 pm...a question from a potential buyer...this morning...3 more questions.
While it might be questions...questions can turn into communication...which can turn into potential buyers and sellers. The more you circulate your listings the better your chances are into turning them into sold! With all the hoopla and negativity circulating around Craigslist...do not discount the value! One of the hotshots in our office...gets most of her property inquires right there. Do you use Craigslist and how are your results? About The Author: Midori Miller is a Real Estate Trainer and writes and trains Real (19 comments)
Be Good To First Time Home Buyers-It's Our Job To Educate! - 05/12/09 05:09 PM
Susan Southerland-Luta and myself presented a class to Embry Riddle University Students in March...it was a class of engineers. While preparing for our presentation which was a class for the students to graduate we learned a couple of things and hopefully by sharing it might be useful when working with first time home buyers!
Realize we did keep in mind the students were engineers..and maybe we assumed they knew more than they did. I can tell you for 20 minutes...we presented and then the questions began.. Remember a First Time Home Buyer is a First Time Home Buyer! By (10 comments)
Fewer Comments on Posts-Why? - 05/12/09 08:43 AM
We all seem to have our preferences...I mean I prefer a one stop shop so to speak meaning I am loving Facebook and everything it has to offer. Now I am not downplaying the value of twitter at all..as a matter of fact...I have had some great conversations...additional traffic and made new friends. Ever wonder why there are fewer comments on your posts? The comments for posts do not always appear on the post but often times our friends, contacts and new acquaintances contact us on various platforms such as twitter and facebook. Everyone one has their own preference! The bottom (22 comments)
Recycle Online-Grab New Readers! - 05/11/09 06:10 PM
Ever have blog fog? I have..either I am too busy..too tired or too blogged out..its happens especially if you spend a lot of time on line. I admit I do and I get blog fog!
How about a great article you wrote some time back? A message worth repeating and there is always the additional benefits of gaining readers by a blast from the past? Ever thinking of pulling some of those archived posts out? I am Ever take a look at an old blog post? Yikes sometimes I really get creeped out, In the early stages of blogging (12 comments)
About The Author: Midori Miller is a Real Estate Trainer and writes and trains Real Estate Training and assists sellers in short sale situations. Midori is a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker, License # BK645709 and a member of the Daytona Area Association of REALTORS. Contact email@example.com or (386)453-3236. (18 comments)
Is Google a Scraper Site? - 05/09/09 11:17 AM
Please do not comment on this but go to the original post...and read and comment! This is extremely important information if you are a REALTOR! This will effect you and how you do business! Via Missy Caulk-Ann Arbor- Realtor(R)- Ann Arbor Real Estate (Keller Williams-Ann Arbor): Is Google a Scraper site? If not then why is NAR lumping Google and all search engines together in the same policy? On this post you wil read the conversation Morgan Carey had with Chris Niersbach concerning this policy.
If you don't know what I am talking about, then you need to read the following (3 comments)
Short Sale From Approval to Funding-4 Days! - 05/08/09 09:51 PM
This week all I could do was focus on one real estate transaction! It was a short sale that really required a total team effort. The amazing thing we got just that! While this short sale took 54 days to get approved, once we received approval it was closed and funded in 4 days! It was the longest week I had in a very long time but one of the best weeks ever! And if ever I learned a lesson about teamwork..it was this particular transaction! For starters the lender dropped the ball...after all their approval time is twenty days and (19 comments)
Yesterday while putting a file together it dawned on me...during this particular transaction 87 emails were exchanged. As I went through the file... I realized I haven't added all of them to the file. While going through the emails some of these exchanges seemed unimportant to print...but as I thought it about it more... Who am I to determine what is important or not? Every piece of documentation in a real estate transaction is important if it was written and/or signed. Today I will kill yet another tree to have the proper documentation for my file. This file (81 comments)
Sometimes My Tone Is Not Pleasant When Working Through a Shortsale! - 05/06/09 07:48 AM
The Email went something like this...and addressed to the negotiator...the supervisor and the CEO! I have many people I have to answer to and we have complied with every request that has been made...and still no answer! Understand that right now this property is off the market..because as a real estate agent I must abide by Florida Real Estate Laws and time lines do matter. Once a contract is submitted and signed by both parties we cannot take any other contracts...until we work through this one. We real estate agents are pretty good at assisting buyers and sellers to stay focused (12 comments)
On Saturday, May 9th....your letter carrier will be picking up the non-perishable food items you have left at your mailbox to be delivered to your local food bank/pantry. It is something we do every year and you should consider as well...even if it's a couple cans of soup..... If you can give more than that...here are some suggestions....
Go to the Dollar Store...talk the manager....maybe they can help you with an extra donation with (5 comments)
Are Americans Sometimes Arrogant or Quick To Judge? - 05/05/09 07:16 AM
Yesterday I encountered a situation...a few of us found offensive..two gentlemen were chatting in another language..they both speak English fluently....someone walked up to them and told them to stop and speak English..they are in America! What are you kidding me? Why do you care? They weren't talking to you, it was a conversation between themselves. Nosey, maybe? Want in on the action? The way these words were spoken was as if..they were stupid...rude..or in the wrong. The U.S. is a free country for everyone and even if you speak two or more languages...you have the right and privilege...that is what (23 comments)
About The Author: Midori Miller is a Real Estate Trainer and writes and trains Real Estate Training. Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker, License # BK645709 and a member of the Daytona Area Association of REALTORS. CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty has 2 office locations- Ormond Beach, Florida and Daytona Beach Florida. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (386)453-3236. (16 comments)
Via Missy Caulk-Ann Arbor- Realtor(R)- Ann Arbor Real Estate (Keller Williams-Ann Arbor): Tuesday my husband was given a pink slip from Belleville High School. He is history teacher and social studies teacher. He is tenured. I was shocked The schools in Michigan are handing out a lot of pink slips including: Flint 257, Detroit 600, Pontiac everyone, Lansing 170. Last year at Belleville High School, (where he teaches) they didn't let enough teachers go so in October after the enrollment count they had to redo classes. Mike was not one of them. When they change the class sizes some students go (3 comments)
The Misconception of Wealth - 05/02/09 12:08 PM
Many real estate companies are changing the way they do business...doors closing..models being changed...to stay alive in 2009.
The Broker's goal is to make a profit..this is their business..they depend on many....based on your word and actions as an agent...built on trust...in hopes to be compensated for the services they provide. Some brokers require accountability...some brokers foot the bill for agents to make money! There are many different models and the models and methods will continue to change as long as their are costs involved! Nothing wrong with that as real estate agents..you must review the same as above (9 comments)
LOL Friday-Video Blogger-IJustine - 05/01/09 09:11 AM
I love youtube..and I only wish I felt much more comfortable on video... but in the true spirit of LOL Friday...I thought I would share this with you! I am a huge fan of IJustine with her great sense of humor and her brilliant use of online marketing! All of her videos are worth seeing...as she is intelligent..humorous and the quality of video supurb. I thought you would get a kick out of this video...who knows maybe if you are video blogger....You can relate! I admit...I did the Friday dance while watching this video! (12 comments)
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