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ActiveRain Is Ahead of the Curve       Yesterday  I tuned in via Facebook Live to Inman Connect San Francisco to catch keynote speaker Gary Vaynerchuk (or Gary Vee, to his 'followers') as he spoke to a room full of real estate professionals on how to survive & thrive in the modern market.  There ...
08/05/2016
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Step Toward SuccessEducation and action are key to moving mortgage professionals toward their goals By John Meussner, loan officer, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage | As 2016 continues to unfold, people across the country are obsessed with getting in 10,000-plus steps each day to meet their fitness goals....
07/20/2016
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Linking to the Past      When creating your ActiveRain blog, if you're a rainmaker, you WILL get traffic.  As long as you follow the advice of AR University/blogging bootcamp, and the structure that seasoned ActiveRain bloggers have laid out before you, your blog will rank, get traffic, and hopef...
07/19/2016
How to Incorporate Pokemon GO Into Your Business       If you've been on social media the past few days, between political commentary, civil unrest, cat pictures, and ads, you may have noticed the latest social phenomenon - Pokemon GO      The website explains, to play the game, a user must  "Get...
07/12/2016
Great advice here from Susan for everyone out there considering buying a home --- finding the RIGHT agent is very different from working with the FIRST agent.  Good agents may not answer on the first ring or call you back within 30 seconds ---- and good agents are very worth waiting 24 hours for ...
07/07/2016
Be a Buddha, not a Bull  "They're a bull in a china shop, and that's me trying to put it nicely"       That's how a 3rd party in a transaction described the buyer's agent on a recent purchase transaction.  In this specific deal, there were numerous delays, all caused by a buyer.  First he was bus...
06/30/2016
What the Brexit Means for Mortgage Rates       A short while ago someone posed the question "what happens to our markets if the UK leaves the EU?".  Well, in a major surprise, we're seeing that unfold today.       The DOW is (as of this writing) down more than 500, Japan's markets were crushed ov...
06/24/2016
Underwriting Isn't Easy  "The underwriter is asking for...".  "Underwriting declined your file...".  "The underwriter doesn't understand this...".       The types of comments above happen WAY more often than "the underwriter was awesome!" and for a good reason - the underwriter is, whether they w...
06/16/2016
Attention to Detail - A Lesson Learned       At the start of my career, the mortgage business was a different world.  Loan application accuracy was basically a suggestion, and if you could confirm the borrower had a pulse, chances are you could get them financing.  When things first started "tigh...
06/06/2016
What a perfect title, and good info to share from Lyn.  To the point, buyers need to go to the original source, through an agent, to get the best info when buying or selling! Where do listings come from on the internet? Q.  When I search Zillow, I've noticed that not all of the listings show up. ...
05/25/2016
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