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How do I get started in purchasing a home? If I were personally look for a home today...I would do the following things before contacting a real estate professional: Before I would pick up magazines and start looking at houses regardless of my income, my employment record regardless of how much cash I am working with.. I would not assume anything..because I know guidelines have changed.. First things first, I would contact a mortgage professional that I trust and would find out what I qualify for in order to buy a home. Because if I don't qualify..I'm not buying! I (12 comments)
Please Send Warm Wishes To Jeannette Neerpat! - 06/25/09 05:15 PM
Jeannette Neepat had surgery today...it was a success and knowing Jeannette she'll be back on her feet before we know it...please send her warm wishes to let her know we are all thinking of her.
It was a year ago that Jeannette and I became friends through the Makeover2Takeover contest..my perky little friend sounded like she needed some cheering up....nothing like online friends to do just that! She is a social media Nut...so you can send her warm wishes just about anywhere online! Get Well Jeannette... I know I'll be talking to you soon! (34 comments)
Communication Breakdown-No One Likes to Be Left Hanging! - 06/24/09 02:28 PM
T-E-A-M-W-O-R-K There has never been a real estate transaction that occurred that one role was more important than the other..there is a buyer, a seller, real estate agents...in most cases a loan officer or mortgage broker...either an attorney or title company..lets not forget...the appraiser, the inspection company, surveyors and stagers. Did I leave anyone out????? Each person has their role..and no transaction has ever been completed with just one party. So why keep the 411 to yourself? An attorney handling the negotiations for a short-sale..attorney's are busy..and get paid by the hour..they have many files...and a way they do their (10 comments)
Google Public Data-Try It You'll Like It! - 06/17/09 08:24 AM
Google amazes me with all of the tools available today. Recently I've been playing with the public data information. Find public statistical data through Google "Public statistical data, such as unemployment rates or population numbers, doesn't need to be hard to find or, more importantly, hard to understand. Google is making it easier to find and use important public statistical data from governments and other sources. This data is included in Google.com search results and displayed as interactive graphs that you can customize and share with others." read more I try and utilize every product google has...because of quality and SEO (11 comments)
Rentvine Creates Rental Scam Detection Tool - 06/15/09 01:07 PM
Most people laugh when they hear about the scams that are taking place all over the net. These scammers are hitting...Craigslist...Facebook...and even Flickr and today...I got one from one of my Careerbuilder alerts. I've personally had several through all of these sources...fortunately I spend a lot of time on line...but what about those that do not? I truly do not find it funny.....because so many fall victim.....we have to understand not everyone is a genius or have the basic understanding that most real estate industry professionals have when it comes to buying a home, selling a property or even requesting information (16 comments)
Re BarCamp Miami Coming Soon! - 06/13/09 09:23 PM
MySpace Countdown Clocks Please R.S.V.P and visit the blog...rebarcamp.com/miami for additional details. Oh and maybe we can test on line marketing... Anyone care to sponsor and gain additional notoriety and familiarity of your company and products to a bunch of real estate technology enthusiasts? Sponsorship $250.00 How about sponsoring a great facility that would house around 200 people? Or maybe you know someone in the Miami Beach area who would allow us to use their facility for one day FREE? Imagine the exposure...the recognition and the appreciation! Contact Ines, the Mojito Critic and author of Miamism.com. WE hope to see you (8 comments)
Craigslist and Rental Scams in Port Orange Florida! - 06/12/09 01:02 PM
WARNING....WARNING....WARNING HOUSE FOR RENT SCAM Another Craigslist SCAM...Craigslist SCAM Today's message from our Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS! The Port Orange Police Department wished to notify our citizens about a scam involving houses being falsely advertised for rent on Craigslist. It appears the criminal has found houses for sale on-line or snowbird residences and copied the information onto a Craigslist ad claiming it up for rent. The criminal claims to have moved to West Africa after winning a petroleum land bid and after much consideration decided to rent out the house instead of selling it. The e- mail states (20 comments)
Does having a job make me a less of a REALTOR? - 06/10/09 01:39 PM
Many consumers moonlight to earn sufficient income to provide for their families and if need be, why wouldn't a REALTOR do the same thing? If you recall Jeannette participated in the Makever2Takeover and placed 3rd in between juggling her children, her husband, her house, her real estate business and her job. Last year Jeannette had her best year ever in real estate and this year will prove to be better..could it be... Proper systems in place A strong desire to provide for her family Hard work and dedication and the thought to never give up! Doesn't give in to the norm (8 comments)
Call to Action - HVCC - 06/09/09 06:23 PM
A Post Worth Repeating! Via Lakewood Lending Group, LLC: The National Association of Mortgage Brokers recently sent out a call to action in attempt to get the industries voice heard. I want to make the mortgage brokers that are not in the association know, as well as appraisers, Real Estate Brokers, Consumers, and Title Agents know what they can do to have help the situation. NAMB has set up a HVCC Resource Center, which can be found at: NAMB HVCC Resource Center NAMB also wants to receive emails detailing specific issues that have been created by HVCC (delays in (2 comments)
The Biggest Critics of Real Estate Agents - 06/08/09 06:40 AM
Ever stop to think who are the biggest critics of real estate agents?..its clear... Other real estate agents Ever wonder why the public sees us in the light in which they do? Real Estate Agents being critical of other real estate agents! Please spare me..its the nature of the business because in many professions its just not true. I once found info about a well love well respected broker..that would blow you away..it wasn't from a customer..who we as agents serve..but a fellow broker, perhaps envious of the business they do. I found it pathetic and very very wrong! Sometimes our (20 comments)
When I started on Activerain it was very different from today...we all were learning and growing together..Today it has grown so big..and am proud I stuck with it. I might sound like a paid actor...I'm not...I really believe in the product....my last commission check and next will come straight from blogging! If you are questioning if whether this blogging thing works..I'm hear to tell you..yes it does! Is it a fad? Nope I don't think so...this is a great article from 2005! If you have been hesitant as far as blogging....jump in..have fun and remember you are blogging for (19 comments)
Respectfully To The White House - 06/04/09 05:56 AM
Respectfully to the White House I am a wife, mother, tax payer and concerned citizen..working on commission. There is a good chance I might have to work a second job. In Daytona Beach there were only 339 closed transactions for the month of May..I wonder just how many were short sales and foreclosures...with over 1200 REALTORS...there are those that will go hungry or work harder and work a second job and more than likely take a job away from sole provider...or a minimum wage earner. I've never worked harder in my life to produce a dollar...to feed my family...to maintain...to (61 comments)
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