the temple team: "Hash" not "Pound" ... Social Media Etiquette! - 02/26/13 09:40 PM
Proper Etiquette when it comes to " # " ...

According to UrbanDictionary.com ... here is the history behind the # ... "Hashtag"!
The sole purpose of a hashtag is to group similar messages together on social media. You could think of this like "branding".  By creating a hashtag (just put # in front of your word - it does not have to be a real word) you turn the term to a searchable term and an instant link to other messages containing the same term.  
For example you could say ...   #bestjobever 
Remember ... Hashtags are meant … (18 comments)

the temple team: Flood Insurance Update - 02/26/13 10:05 AM
Flood Insurance Update by: The Temple Team     (Summarized from a post by Julie Woodson, Director of Political Communications, NCAR)    
Property owners affected by flood insurance or clients interested in purchasing flood insurance take particular note of this recent article:   The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) started Jan. 1 phasing out the rate subsidies for the majority of older properties.   The 2012 Biggert-Waters law (which extended the NFIP for 5 years) requires that subsidized rates increase in steps of 25% per year until the affected homeowners are paying  full costs for flood insurance.   This law was essential to ensure that … (0 comments)

the temple team: Oooooops! Don't Hide it THERE!!! - 02/25/13 11:31 AM
When Getting the House Ready to Sell .... Kitchen Clutter is a GREAT place to start!

But ... Don't just stash and hide things in the kitchen cabinets! Prospective buyers will want to look through all cabinets, closets, pantry, etc... to see what kind of room there is for their things. So ...if you're clearning the clutter, make sure you're "behind the scenes" is just as neat and tiddy as what's out in the open!  
Of course this is a good practice for EVERY ROOM in your home .. it's good to start with the Kitchen.
If you don't … (2 comments)

the temple team: GET RID OF THE KIDS & GRANDMA! - 02/25/13 02:01 AM
TIPS & SECRETS ...   Here are a few tips and secrets from Professional Home Stagers that help to not only SELL your home FASTER, but to also BRING TOP DOLLAR!

It's FREE and EASY and PAYS OFF BIG TIME!

The goal is to make your home clean, organized and welcoming so potential buyers can picture themselves living there.
In addition to removing family pictures, it's also important to de-clutter the kitchen and bathroom countertops.
This not only makes the space appear bigger but it also allows the potential new homeowners to see THEMSELVES living there and to … (2 comments)

the temple team: It's a CRIME!! - 02/21/13 04:29 AM
There is a common list of questions every buyer asks. Such as ...

Square Footage How many Bedrooms How many Bathrooms Lot Size HOA Dues School District  
BUT ... One VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION a lot of time left out is "What's the Crime like in this neighborhood ?" You've heard the old phrase "Safety 1st!" and it holds true here as well.
Remember to educate yourself and do your homework and Remember ... LOCATION!!!
Here’s a short list of the right questions to ask about crime before you buy a home.
1.  Are your neighbors famous??? But not … (1 comments)

the temple team: My 1st Full Month as a BLOGGER! Who knew I would like it so much! - 02/20/13 11:29 AM
It's hard to imagine that just one month ago I had no idea what a BLOG was or how to write one!  Much less know what a "Keyword", a "Hyper Local Link" or a "Long Tail" was!

Who knew I would become so "BLOG savvy"!! Well, not really savvy yet and I have a long way to go, but I am surprised at how far I have come in just four short weeks!  
A HUGE part of my success I owe to the Active Rain University! Thank you for your INCREDIBLE webinars and knowledge you so freely pass along … (2 comments)

the temple team: 10 Tips to Consider when Purchasing a Home ... - 02/20/13 10:59 AM
1. Don't buy if you can't stay put.
When purchasing a home, plan on ideally staying in that particular location at least a few years to make the move more worthwhile financially.
2. Make sure your Credit is in order
Prior to your house hunting adventure, get copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you discover.
3. Stay within your Realistic Price Range
The rule of thumb is that you can buy housing that runs about two-and-one-half times your annual salary. It's best to not be too strapped in case something crazy comes … (4 comments)

the temple team: Pay it Forward! - 02/19/13 10:48 PM
I just LOVE this and it's never a bad idea to "Pay it Forward"! I think it's GREAT to do the extra "little things" because it's those "little things" that really matter the most in the whole grand scheme of things!! Thanks for reminding us!
Sometimes you just need a little way to say "Atta Girl" either to yourself or to someone in your life.  Here are some things that cost almost nothing but may make a huge difference in your and some else's life today:
A new tube of chapstick - your lips will be ready to utter a thank … (2 comments)

the temple team: Is Your Property Priced to Sell? - 02/18/13 04:12 AM
    The National Association of Realtors (NAR®) and local market statistics have confirmed an interesting trend… Homes that have price reductions take 3x longer to sell, and average an 86% list price to sales price ratio. Let's look at it this way: INCORRECT LIST PRICE = LONGER MARKET TIME
LONGER MARKET TIME = LESS MONEY IN YOUR POCKET
Setting the price correctly is the key to selling your home.
It is critical that an agent prevent you, the seller, from circumventing the pricing process by jumping to a  bad pricing decision, thereby making the biggest and most costly mistake a seller can make. Because most … (2 comments)

the temple team: Favorites! - 02/17/13 01:29 PM
GREAT List of articles to check out from last week (week of February 10th - February 16th) here on Active Rain! Make sure you haven't missed anything important and/or re-visit things you thought were GREAT!
Last week we saw Valentine's Day, the Russian meteorite and the asteroid that missed us by a few thousand miles.  And we are still alive and well.  And with all of that going on, there was still time to blog.  So the drum roll please:
Whitney Pannell: God Made a Realtor Video- A Parody  There is a lot of really bad video out there.  This one is … (0 comments)

the temple team: Moving Timeline ... What TO DO When!! - 02/17/13 11:30 AM
Moving Timeline ...
 
Here's a handy list to help you decide when the best time for your "To Do's" ....
 
 
8 Weeks Before:
Sort through the contents of your closets, drawers, cupboards, attic and basement to weed out what you don't want or deem necessary to move to another house. Hold a "Moving Sale", "Yard Sale" or Donate to charity all of your unwanted items Inventory everything of value that you plan to move with you and determine replacement values for insurance purposes. Also take pictures to help document those items Obtain estimates from several moving companies and choose one 
6 Weeks Before:
 
Finalize your real estate or … (3 comments)

the temple team: Silence is Golden! - 02/14/13 04:06 AM
This is very good advice and wisdom that she's shared. It's important to "Listen" and just not "hear" .... there really is a difference and it will set you apart from the competition and you'll be someone who genuinely cares.

 
Silence is golden when selling your house.
God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason.  When we are selling a house, we must talk less, and listen more.
Negotiating is an art and to succeed, you must not only hear what is said, you must listen with the intent to understand and then create a WINNING strategy.  (Seek … (2 comments)

the temple team: Blogging pays... And pays... And pays... - 02/12/13 08:45 PM
"Blogging" is like the "Residual Income" to Social Media much like residual income is to Multi-Level  Marketing. It is leveraging the power of doing it once and having it pay you back over and over and over again!
Yes, blogging pays!  Even when you're not blogging, your old blog posts are still generating new consumer contacts and agent referrals.
Go to the gym or walk the mall? This is my first decision most mornings, these days, and walking Annapolis Mall usually wins. They open at 7 a.m. for walkers and I enjoy seeing the evolving store windows more than I enjoy … (2 comments)

the temple team: Why you want to be on ActiveRain - 02/12/13 08:42 PM
GREAT ARTICLE and a "MUST READ" if you've been considering the value of possibility of joining Active Rain. It's like the "Facebook" of Real Estate and well worth it! I am new to Active Rain myself and only have been on here about one month but can already see what I have been missing out on and my only regret is that I didn't jump in sooner!
Just a little over two years ago, I wasn't really sure what it meant to be a blogger. It certainly wasn't something that I aspired to. I was way too busy with my work … (2 comments)

the temple team: Spring Cleaning Tips & Checklist! - 02/12/13 11:23 AM

 
 
INSIDE:
 
Check all Home Safety Devices (smoke and carbon monoxide detectors) and replace with new batteries   Clean Ceiling Fans   Clean our Refrigerator and Freezer   Deep Clean Carpets   Guard Against Pests   Refresh Bedding (replace heaving winter bedding with lighter fabrics) and Rotate Mattresses   Replace Storm Windows with Screens   Wash glassware and dishes that have been store in Open Shelves     OUTSIDE:   Bring Patio Furniture out of Storage   Clean and Refresh Window Boxes, Planters, Hanging Baskets and Beds   Clean, Sharpen and Oil Garden Tools   Clean Winter Debris … (1 comments)

the temple team: Opportunity!!! - 02/11/13 11:47 PM
Inventory Levels are very low. January in the Mooresville and Lake Norman  - Iredell County market for homes priced between $150,000-$350,000 reflect positive news.  Properties available for sale (or inventory) is down by 5.3% from the previous month and 30% since January 2011.   And the number of properties under contract waiting to close has increased by 74%.   Properties that sold has increased by a whopping 83.5% from same time 2011. 



So why the decline in inventory?

Some reasons for low inventory are:
Sellers hesitant to sell: It’s estimated that 22% of homeowners owe more than their home is currently worth. Unless a life-changing … (2 comments)

the temple team: Bang For The Buck is NOT Only In Kitchens and Baths! - 02/03/13 11:01 PM
Bang For The Buck Is Not Only In Kitchens And Baths ...

  We all have known for awhile that kitchen and bath remodels are where it's at, right?    While kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects still provide high return on investment however, exterior projects have become some of the most valuable improvements.   Think about it ... when selling your home curb appeal matters! It's not only the manicured landscape or a clean front porch, that buyers are looking at. Curb appeal is the whole package! Windows, siding, and doors are all part of the first impression.   As … (1 comments)

the temple team: A picture speaks a thousand words! - 02/01/13 07:42 PM

They say "A picture speaks a thousand words" ... What angle are you using to take your pictures from?
Are you getting the best pictures possible for your listings?
Look at this example of two different pictures of the same exact thing only using a different angle and perspecitive!
You only have a few seconds to capture someone's attention so make sure you do it right! 
 
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the temple team: How would you like to fly across the country for only 46 cents! - 01/30/13 10:38 AM

 
 
If you think about how you can mail a letter from North Carolina to California and the cost is only $.46 that is incredible!
It's probably close to $500.00 or more to transport yourself that same distance and you can even navigate around yourself!
So the next time you hear someone fussing and complaining about the cost of postage I hope this puts it into perspective for you!
      This past Sunday, January 27th 2013 the price of mailing a First Class letter went up to $.46 and a postcard rose to $.33. A lot of … (1 comments)

 
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