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Caulking, The Universal Plumbing Repair - 10/15/11 08:22 AM
What a really good article! As a home inspector you knew that there were problems and that the bank had sent a "professional" to do the repairs. Im's going to quote your ending comment because it says a whole lot about repairs that are not followed up on nor was anyone present when they were completed. "My recommendation: when the bank says something has been repaired, be sure to check it out. The bank is not present to follow up on repairs. Don't assume that the bank's listing agent has followed up on the repairs either. Rely instead on a home (0 comments)
Zig Ziglar's Best Practices of a Real Estate Agent - 10/15/11 02:49 AM
Recently, I came across an article by Zig Ziglar that I thought I would like to share with you. As real estate agents we have a responsibility for our own personal development. Most of the time we stay on tract but every so often we need to reinvent ourselves and remind us what should be our daily practices. Read over this list and see if you answer "A;ways/Yes", "Often," "Sometimes," or "Never/No." Highlight the activities you need to remind yourself to improve on and congratulate yourself on the ones you follow regularly. I make choices recognizing how they shape my future. I work toward (4 comments)
Google Chrome--Info You Might Not Know About - 10/14/11 04:42 AM
Google Chrome has the ability to do a webpage screenshop, edit, or save screenshopt in Google Chrome. Here are the options you can choose: When you click on the extension iconin the Chrome address bar after installation, you see the three options Visible Screenshot, All Page Screenshot and Beta: Edit Content in the context menu. The first two options should be self-explanatory. You can use the first to take a screenshot of the currently visible area on the screen, the second to take a screenshot of the whole page which means that scrolling pages are supported by the extension.
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How Salespeople Can Prevent Their Broker From Premature Gray Hair - 10/14/11 04:12 AM
Words well spoken and sadly not always followed by the real estate agents. If your company works on a professional level, as mine does, it is easy to observe and sense that the agents are there to create business professionally. Office updates, training programs, individual assistance, brokers being there and interacting with each agent equals less stress on the brokers and time for them to expand the direction of the business in today's market. Via J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY: Here are a few useful tips for all agents, both new and old, in the proper care and (0 comments)
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman Interview on ActiveRain - Take Your Best Shot - 10/13/11 11:04 AM
This is a really big deal and I can see why people are crying foul. If you are a big producing Realtor you like the idea. If you are in the middle of the pack maybe not. And if you are at the bottom of the pack definitely not. However, just because you are at the top of the real estate agents in your area does not mean that someone of a lower ranking would not do a great job for you. My suggestion is to interview three Realtors and then decide. The big time Realtors area busy and may not (0 comments)
What Do Your Know About Microsoft's Support Life Cycle? - 10/13/11 10:43 AM
When we buy a Microsoft product do we know what the support life cycle is? Probably not. The support life cycle is defined as: "the time the developer or manufacturer of the product supports it with updates and staff to help users in support related tasks." The real issue is that updates, and most importantly security updates, will no longer be produced for that product version. How Long can that be? For example. Windows 7 Entertrise mainstream support ends on 13/1/2015, the operating system's extended support ends on 14/1/2020. Windows premium support ends on 13/1/2015 (with no extended support provided). Enterprise users (0 comments)
What Do You Think About this Story... - 10/12/11 03:50 PM
An article that appeared Ghacks.net web page today says that the UK is going to censor explicit contents on the ISP level. The four ISPs who have come to this agreement are: Sky, British Telecom, Talk Talk and Virgin. This is something that I think our country (the USA) should get involved in also. The shows on TV today ought to be censored big time and the Internet is a place waiting to find you. Parental controls? Let's go to ... house and see that story! Let me know what you think about this. You can see the whole article at (2 comments)
I'm a Tire-Kicker - Should I Register at Your Site? - 10/10/11 09:58 AM
I like "Tire Kickers" myself. I don't care if they are not going to buy a home right now, I don't care if they have a home to sell. I don't care if their house is not on the market. I just plain don't care! Why? Because I get their name and information plus their email. I let them know that I will be sending them a monthly newsletter relevant to where they are thinking of moving (let me know if you want another location please) and then they are in the system forever and ever and ever. End of "Should (3 comments)
Homeowner’s Insurance – When Was the Last Time You Checked Your Coverage? - 10/06/11 11:57 AM
I'm sure that all the people that suffered damage up the Atlantic coast recently have read their policies and are finding what they thought was covered was not (or just partially). Thanks for the wake up call about checking your policy and making sure it is up to date and covers all the parts you thought you were covered. Want to know more about the Toledo Ohio area check out this web site with schools, connities, and other important information riaght at your finger tips with free access the to Toledo area Multiple Listing System click here. Via Barbara Altieri, REALTOR® Fairfield (0 comments)
Got A Refrigerator In Your Garage? You're Wasting Money! - 10/06/11 11:46 AM
I too have a refrigerator in my garage. However, when it gets cooler it stops keeping things cook and everything goes into the home. That's when we turn it off and wait for warm weather to return. Out refrigerator is used in the summertime when the weather is warm and we entertain a lot. Via Carol Zingone, Beaches Expert, Northeast FL (Prudential Network Realty): We had a home inspector at our weekly Realtor meeting recently, talking about the various points of home inspections and how home owners can save money. His excellent analogy of the "spare refrigerator in the garage, holding 4 beers" (2 comments)
MARKET TRENDS--HOLLAND, OHIO - 10/03/11 10:13 PM
I live in Holland, Ohio which is just west of Toledo, Ohio that represents a large area of Lucas County. Listed below are the market trends for Holland, Ohio. "Source: http://homesforsalelucascounty.com Review the inventory and health of the market by looking at the number of sold and listed properties. To understand if the market inventory is growing or shrinking, compare the number of sold properties to new listings. If inventory is growing, the market could be trending toward a buyer's market. If inventory is shrinking, then it could be a seller's market. Gauge the health of the market by comparing the (0 comments)
Toledo,Ohio Market Trends in Zip Code 43611 (Point Place) - 10/03/11 09:56 PM
We all wonder how the real estate market is doing (maybe not all of us) and hoping to see an improvement in the coming months. The data on this page is consolidated from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales, and more located on my web site http://homesforsalelucascounty.com Whether you're a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions. Call (419-481-3117) or email email@example.com anytime to discuss how this information can benefit you! Review the inventory and health of the market by looking at the number of sold and listed properties. (0 comments)
Your mindset changes with short sales - 10/03/11 11:18 AM
Short Sales: the norm for today's Realtor. Most of the things you advised your buyer about home buying like it used to be is gone. Short sales are long sales with an obstacle course most of the way. Let your buyer know what the worst case can be and all the hurdles he will have to cross, the lenders will have to negotiate, and the possibility that after three to five months he still may not get the home. Patience on the Realtors part and the buyer's part. My last short sale I said to the buyer "why don't we just (2 comments)
When Do You Let a Buyer Lead Go? - 10/01/11 04:51 PM
When Do I Let A Buyer Go? That depends on the following: 1. Have we looked at a lot of homes and I am feeling worn out? I do not let the buyer go. Why? Because if I am feeling that way so are they. We have a lot of time involved and it is generally the time that they finally make a decision because they are sick of looking at home and so am I. Both feel the same without having a conversation about how frustrated I am. 2. Let the buyer go if you are having a negative reaction (1 comments)
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