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It's Not A Battle | It's A For Sale By Owner | Don't Give Up
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
When listings are scarce, we will search for fresh inventory wherever and whenever we can. When I drive past a For Sale by Owner Sign I would ask one of the agents if he had seen it. The response would be that it was not his favorite method of finding listings. When listings are scarce, we lea...
Analysis Paralysis: Blinded by Process and Technology
By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Have you ever thought something out in so much detail that you may have forgotten the point of it all?+++++++++++++I had a great partner in my first startup in Austin Texas. He was smart, complete, thorough, detailed. An Aggie classmate.We needed work, new clients, in order to make the architect...
Moving Tips From a 30 Year Industry Pro
By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Recently I happened to meet Dan Dizzino, Mayflower Moving. We chatted about his vast experience with assisting helping people move from place to place. These are his "Moving Tips from a 30 year industry Pro." MOVING TIPS FROM A 30-YEAR INDUSTRY PROVIDER As summer begins, beside all of the won...
What Happens if Your House Doesn’t Appraise For the Contract Price?
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
What Happens if Your House Doesn’t Appraise For the Contract Price?If there’s financing, it’s common to have an appraisal contingency in the contract. In most cases, the appraisals come in just fine but then, there are those instances that can cause the contract to fall apart. There are many reas...
Ask An Ambassador: AR Support Isn't Responding, How Do I Get Help?
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
I think it's apparent to most of the community that ActiveRain doesn't have the biggest support team in the world. I couldn't tell you how many, or where they physically work, or if they're full time ActiveRain employees or a contracted service, but there ARE some people out there to help. But...
ActiveRain Challenge - My Best Farming Technique (Hosted by SmartZip)
By ActiveRain Contests
Some Things Never ChangeNo matter how much real estate changes, and technology has dramatically altered the playing field in the last 15 years, there are still some tried and true methods of building your business. Because real estate remains, as much as anything, a contact sport, the number of p...
My 2 Cents About GDPR - All Those Privacy Polices You've Been Getting
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah - A Zipline Adventure and Reminder
By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
We recently went on a brief vacation with another couple. When we get together, the hours zoom by, but seem to stand still too, it's hard to explain. Regardless, we pack in a lot of living, and a lot of laughter in a few short days. We certainly encourage our inner kids to come out to play. Zip...
Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes to C, C, C, Condos
By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes to C, C, C, Condos At various times over the last 10 years, getting a mortgage on a condominium in California could have been quite the challenge for a homebuyer. However, some changes that will go into effect at the end of June, 2018, will reflect Fannie Mae's (FNMA) increas...
Real Estate Agents and Animals
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, firstname.lastname@example.org)
My buyer and I were out looking at homes yesterday, and we were at a house with showing instructions that indicated "do not let cats out." One of our jobs as real estate agents is to follow listing instructions regarding animals. Who knew? I really don't like that particular task, because in one ...
5 Rules for Writing Real Estate Prospecting Letters
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Your real estate prospecting letters can bring good results, or they can do nothing at all. It all depends upon whether you follow these five rules.1 – Never, ever begin with “I” or “We.” It’s your prospecting letter, but if you want your potential client to read it and respond, it has to be abou...
Buying A Home vs. Renting A Home
By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Buying A Home vs. Renting A HomeIn the spirit of June being National Homeownership Month I thought I’d revisit the topic of buying a home vs. renting. Long before I became a real estate agent I was a big believer in buying a home or multiple homes. My belief has only strengthened as the years hav...
Meet Your Fellow Rainers In November at The Boston ActiveRain Meet Up!
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
The planning is well underway for the 3rd Annual Meet Up in conjunction with the NAR Conference. This year we will be having our ActiveRain Meet up in BOSTON on Friday, November 2nd at 6:00pm. We will be meeting at the Sheraton Boston (NAR Co-Headquarter Hotel) and more details will follow as t...
Home Seller Tips: Marketing the Community Around Your Home to Prospective Buyers
By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Home Seller Tips: Marketing the Community Around Your Home to Prospective Buyers Selling a home is more than a simple MLS real estate listing and making the home appealing to potential buyers. One factor to take into account when buying a home is its location, meaning the community that surrounds...
What do Sex and Real Estate Have in Common?
By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
I know the title itself seems like little more than shameless click bait and in a way it's meant to grab attention. But in the interest of not disappointing anyone that may have rushed onto this post looking for an honest answer to the question, I feel like I should at the very least make an ef...
The Beauty & the Flaw in Real Estate
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
by Patricia Feager 6/10/18 Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong - Norman Vincent Pearl - An optimist is the human personification of spring - Susan J. Bissonette - One spring morning a magnolia bloomed on a tree at the Dallas Arboretum. I saw...
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain June 3 to June 9, 2018.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain June 3 to June 9, 2018. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or the other professions that I never k...
Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Robin Williams...what can be done?
By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Robin Williams...what can be done? As soon as I heard about the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain yesterday, the first thing that came to my mind was " I should have asked him to come to my house. I should have made him breakfast." That might be a strange thing to ...
THE CASE AGAINST ZESTIMATES--CASE CLOSED??
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
THE CASE AGAINST ZESTIMATES--CASE CLOSED??I know this is an emotional issue, at least it is to me and everyone else out there who have been harmed by the Zestimates put out there as valid assessment of value on a piece of real estate. The public is up in arms--as much as they can be with so littl...
What is the hardest event you ever had to face?
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
We often look at some events as being difficult. Clearly Real Estate can bring out difficult situations and a good Realtor tries to come up with some solution to mitigate the difficulties. So with that said what is the most difficult or most challenging event you had to face? The answers will be ...
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