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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
The Chicken or The Egg or When You Have a House To Sell
We all remember the old saying, what comes first the Chicken or the Egg? What about when you have a home to Sell and you need to find a new abode? What comes first, Selling or Buying?
The answer all depends upon the current market. What are the conditions in your area?
When the question is asked of me today in this market, I have to answer that unless you are willing and able to purchase without selling, you should be selling your home first.
Why? It makes you a stronger purchaser. The Seller can consider your offer and know that when you agree upon price and after all normal (home inspection, mortgage) contingencies are met, their home will be sold. If they consider your offer with a home sale contingency, they are effectively putting their sale on hold until you sell yours. How do they know you are going to price it and market it correctly? They don't. That is why most Sellers will not consider this unless they are highly compensated for the risk.
Okay, So you have to sell in order to buy. But you need a place to live after you sell. What do you do? It's tricky. Much easier when it was your first home purchase, right? Sure it was. Likely you didn't have all this stuff, your down payment was in the bank, you didn't have kids, pets and a buyer that you had to wait for.
My recommendation is get your home on the market. Do it right. While your home is on the market start actively looking for homes that meet your criteria. Having something in mind that you could go to at all times would be ideal. Knowing what your trade offs are will make you feel more comfortable that you will be able to find your new place when that offer comes in. Let's face it. It doesn't matter if you are looking for a $100,000 home or a 1.5 million dollar home. We all have trade offs.
What if you are following the recommendation and find the perfect home but yours isn't sold? Reevaluate your position in the market. Here comes those trade offs again. Do you love that home so much, that you are willing to change your position? Just maybe that will be the answer. Do you put an offer in and risk losing your deposit or do you put in an offer with contingencies and see if the Seller will engage? The answer to that is individual. You will consult with your agent about the pros and cons of doing any of those things. Regardless, if your home is already on the market, you have a heartbeat on the direction that is taking.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.