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By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 50
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 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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 13
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 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 The Home Shoppe, Real Estate Done Right
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Waterview Homes for Sale, Under 1 Million Dollars, Monmouth Real Estate  Monmouth Real Estate, Waterview Homes for Sale Under 1 Million Dollars  Seller Line 732-927-1515   Selling your Home follow this link for you homes value instantly Buyer Line 732-536-9010 x128  Search homes follow this link ...
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 Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Comments 0
 Some Amazing advise for those about to sell:From In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing ahouse is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face.Sellers often want to price their home higher than recomme...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 16
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 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 Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
Comments 15
SCAMS, SHAMS AND FLIMFLAMS!The North Dakota Office of Attorney General puts out a nice "pocket sized" spiral bound publication called SCAMS, SHAMS AND FLIMFLAMS! It's approximately 75 pages and has a lot of good information for everyone. It covers everything from bad contractors, internet scams, ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 11
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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 12
One of the most asked questions from Buyers or Sellers is "HOW DO I KNOW IF MY AGENT IS GOOD?" It is one of my favorite questions to answer from  Manchester NH area consumers. One of my favorite answers was from a man whose home I sold who said to his neighbor, "If you have to ask if your agent w...
By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
 DUPLEX FOR SALE 1985 List Price: $199,000DUPLEX FOR SALE=Unit #925 has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths with bonus room. Unit #923 has 2 bedrooms 1 bath, currently rented for $800 per month. The property includes an office with full bath, currently rented as a studio for $500 per month. The property includes...
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 Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Real Estate | Central Coast Florida
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
Comments 3
Ponce Inlet Oceanfront Home Sells for $2,000,000Joyce Marsh, Certified Luxury Homes Specialist, with Stirling Sotheby's International Realty reported the sale that took place on June 30, 2010.  The home was located in Ponce Inlet, situated on 4865 S. Atlantic Avenue, with spectacular views, stunn...
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 12
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 ...