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2010 

What other blogging sites do you subscribe to? How do they compare to ActiveRain? Just wanted to take a poll and see what other blogging sites that you subscribe to, or frequently visit. How do they compare to ActiveRain? Are their any features on those sites that you would like to see on ActiveR...
07/31/2010
Congratulations to our Winners: Tammy Lankford and Jane Peters 1,000 Bonus Points each!! We completed our first month of "2 Truths and A Lie" This month's "Liars" were featured members: Ralph GorgoglioneNancy ConnerKathy SchoweDee Mayers The members who were the best "Lie Detectors" this month we...
07/30/2010
What do you advise your buyers when you're presented with a "best and final" multiple counter offer? Once again, I'm interested in seeing what other agents strategy is, both presently and historically, when your buyers are in a multiple counter offer situation and presented with a "best and final...
07/30/2010
We need to create some legislation that allows a buyer's agent to acquire a retainer, much like attorneys.....seriously! Many years ago (so I've been told), buyer clients use to work with a realtor because we were pretty much tied in exclusively to MLS listings via print, in the form of daily or ...
07/30/2010
I'm adding a pre-requisite for buyers on my short sale listings. Getting tired of buyers who walk once the written short sale approvals come in because their agents do not prep their buyers properly! The buyer's agent on a short sale needs to make sure that their clients understand the entire pro...
07/29/2010
Your chance to win 1,500 ActiveRain Bonus points per month!! Here's how......... The ActiveRain powers that be have spoken!! If you do not know by now, I have a weekly game blog titled "2 Truths and A Lie" It is a game where one ActiveRain Member or Staff per week states 2 Truths and 1 Lie, and i...
07/27/2010
Welcome to Ralph's Weekly Feature: Two Truths and a Lie: Guess Which One Is The Lie? Each week, I'm going to feature one Active Rain Member, with their photo, and what they are going to do is tell you 2 Truths about them and 1 Lie. The object of the game is to guess which of the 3 bits of trivia...
07/26/2010
New buzz word around town: "Short ReFi" I had a mortgage broker email me the other day with what appeared to be a standard solicitation. But before I hit the delete button, I gave the title a snoop and there was a term that caught my eye. They were stating that they do "Short ReFi's" At first I t...
07/24/2010
Having dinner this evening with my buyer because she's FREAKING OUT!! I referred her out to another agent because it's in an area that I don't usually cover. She's a first time buyer and very sensitive and apprehensive, but she really wants to move from her apartment and buy a condo in a nice are...
07/23/2010
Short Sales - Just when I thought I've seen Everything: You're never going to believe this...... For those of you who follow my blogs, you'll know I have a high degree of fluency with short sales. On one of my short sale condo listings, I had a buyer cancel escrow who just simply changed their mi...
07/22/2010
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