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It baffles me the numbers of agents I talk with that are nervous about the possibility for a settlement to be delayed, even after the LO knows when the settlement date is, and agrees to do the loan.  In my opinion, ALWAYS closing the loan on time is the number one most important goal for any loan...
04/20/2010
HOA Websites: What kind of content do you think they should have? I'm Vice President of the Valencia North Valley Homeowners Association, and it was my project to get a website up and running.  Our homes include those from the Discovery, Bungalow, and Sunrise, homes and there are over 500 single ...
04/20/2010
I never doubt activerain's power to reach people. I got two contacts from activerain today. One may eventually lead to a transaction, but the other was simply a great opportunity for networking. A local agent I don't know found me on activerain due to a post about auctions. He needed to get more ...
04/20/2010
I received a few emails today with regard to what seems to be an update to the Freddie Mac website. More specifically, Freddie Mac has updated one page of their website which discusses what they call Short Payoff Fraud. I reviewed the site, and am not surprised by either their definitions or thei...
04/20/2010
It is clearly our duty to properly market property.  Photo quality and selection are part of it. I cringe everytime I see obvious cell phone photos, with just a few crooked smeary foggy images from smeary, foggy cell phone lenses.  Somehow the agent is able to fool the seller into thinking the ho...
04/20/2010
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If you aren't at least a little bit frustrated with ActiveRain by now, then God bless you! You must have one of those personalities where it takes forever to upset you......but once you get there, there's no going back? Of anybody out there reading this, I promise you I have threatened my compute...
04/15/2010
An interesting discussion was started with a few advertising agency creatives on this one. Who owns Social Media?  If you're a REALTOR, you might say: Facebook. Twitter. Some of us will say; Frank.  Frank of Frankly Realty.   He's the guy with the Flip ultra video camera he snaps into his steerin...
04/15/2010
     and     The Perfect Search For Your Perfect Home Just Went Social So you've been using Facebook for a while now. You've reconnected with an old high school buddy or found your second cousin from your Mom's side of the family. But have you been leveraging it to build your network for your bus...
04/14/2010
In one word, "NO". There may not be published blog etiquette per se and this is definitely a country with freedom of speech. But at times, there are some thoughts that should stop between the ears. I think it's unprofessional and disrespectful to all parties involved whether the other person(s) i...
04/14/2010
(this one is a little long, but stick with me, someone is going to win an iPad!!) Tom Ferry has a new book coming out May 4th, 2010. The book, LIFE! By DESIGN is a journey into the proven secrets that Tom has shared with countless real estate professionals nationwide. Included in that group, are ...
04/14/2010
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