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By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 45
Get Rich Quick as a Realtor®! The Ultimate Plan that WORKS!Whenever I see an article that begins with “get rich quick”, I click off. Do read on, this one is different. Other than winning the lottery, there’s no such thing as rolling in money without hard work. I wrote a post not too long ago on c...
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
Comments 27
My Worst Final Walk - Through I have been asked to remove this post by the Sellers Agent and their Broker because they find it slanderous even though no names have been mentioned. They also feel it is bad for the industry to reveal that we had a problem with the transaction. I feel it is good for...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
Comments 23
Wouldn't it be nice to have an unexpected windfall, an influx of cash to spend any way you wish? Perhaps you need to save for a rainy day fund. Or maybe, like me, you just want to cut your expenses.This really happened, and it could happen for you, too.I received a solicitation in the mail to get...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
Comments 1
 What do Realtors do for their clients and how can Brivity help agents update their clients?I came across this Active Rain article entitled: "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!" Wow, that's such a profound statement! One of the biggest complaints from buye...
By Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate
(Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824)
Comments 1
You can view fine art, enjoy live music, taste wines and hop on a bus tour during the Old Town Tustin Art Walk.  The event is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday.  Judges will award up to $1,000 for the Plein Air contest, with artists on the streets through Friday..  You can obtain further infor...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 6
Homes for Sale in Bear Branch Estates Subdivision in Kathleen GA 31047Bear Branch Estates Subdivision InformationThe Bear Branch Estates Subdivision in Kathleen GA is an established community, found off of Bear Branch Road, directly off Highway 129. Many of the homes in this community have mature...
By Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
Comments 8
Orange County, CA Utilities by City - CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR THE LIST OF UTILITIES -From Aliso Viejo to Unincorporated Canyon Areas and all of the cities in between, click for information for the utility providers in your area. 🌻Interested in Buying or Selling an Orange County, CA Home?I can help...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 7
Here in the Scottsdale / Phoenix metro market I heard a radio ad last week touting "OfferPad".  "The greatest thing since sliced bread" - or the flavor of the day equivalent. I duly went online that evening and found that was offering (this was on that particular day) to close on you...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
Orchid Bay Palm City FL October 2015 Market UpdateThere are currently 6 homes available to purchase in Orchid Bay. List prices range from $469,000 to $599,000. The average listing price is $515,983 which equates to $178.67 per sq. ft. of living area. 2 homes are under contract and awaiting sale. ...
By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
Comments 10
The long wait will be over soon this fall in 2015.Sorrento Hills Village A new Publix development in Sorrento, Florida will be opening in the fall. It will be located in the corner plaza of State Road 44 and 437. The locations is 8.5 miles West from Royal Trails Subdivision.View both links below ...
By Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist, Search for Long Islan
(Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast)
Comments 4
SOLD SOLD Commack New York Home: 23 Schuyler Dr Commack NY Current Available Inventory - 163 Current Median List Price - $495,000My client decided to move to Commack because of the School District: You could take a look at what Commack School district has to offer it's students: From Elementary t...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 72
The Seller said they wanted to do a "FAVOR" for the Buyer and leave them some paint. What is the problem you ask? Well not really sure the buyer wants a can of paint from 1985? Not to mention there was not just 1 but over 2 dozen cans of assorted paint, some dry as a bone and others leaking like ...
By Carra Riley
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Comments 11
Right sizing and Margaret Rome's Radio Show!  Setting the ball up and hitting it out of the park in Real Estate is what Margaret Rome does with her "Everything About Real Estate" radio show, Sunday mornings at noon EST on WCBM talkradio 680 in Baltimore, Maryland.This week Margaret had a guest fr...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 51
Who is more important in a transaction? The Listing Agent or the Buyer Broker? I walked into a feud, dropping off a contract at a big time Real Estate office, where they were loudly discussing who works harder during the Purchase and Sales of a home?  I stayed out of it, but can tell you that my ...
By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(C21 The Harrelson Group / C21 Charleston Expert Advisors)
Comments 0
Waterford Plantation is the oldest and fastest growing subdivision in California Forest. There are 355 custom-built homes and home sites lush with trees. Sidewalks meander throughout the neighborhood providing an easy walk or bike ride to California Forest public schools, which are some of the fi...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 4
Westchester, CA 90045 :  Neighborhood Walk. As most of you know I live in Westchester, CA which is a section of Los Angeles close to LAX also known as Los Angeles International Airport.Thanks to our dog I get to go out in the mornings, (some times) in the afternoon (most of the time) and of cours...
By John McCormack,, Albuquerque Homes Realty
(Albuquerque Homes Realty *
Comments 17
 What happens when you don't service your swamp cooler (evaporative cooler) for the fall/winter months here in New Mexico and the Albuquerque area?  Chaos, Mayhem and possibly some major expenses.  Here is a true account of what can happen with you don’t property winterized you're Albuquerque swa...
By Michelle Bush, Growing Las Vegas & Henderson one family at a time
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest Las Vegas)
Comments 1
Call 702-483-9620 or visit - 1 Story**3 Bed/2ba**Almost 1,500 sqft. Mature Landscaping**Rare Private Gated Front Yard**Custom Stone* Open Floorplan with Tile Flooring Throughout home**Open Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances**Custom Kitchen Cabinetry**Close to ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 36
You may see or read the term BROOM CLEAN in a purchase and sales contract. During a walk through Saturday for a closing next week, the listing agent called to say the seller was out, so the buyer wanted to walk through the home. The seller was out, but some furniture and belongings were not. Afte...
By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
Comments 0
This is my monthly Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosure Blog. It is a compilation all Kauai MLS listed bank owned properties. It is updated at least once a month or more if the Kauai REO activity has increased. For more information on any of these properties just plug in the mls number on my web site at ...