Interesting Herald Tribune Article cites Several ActiveRain Bloggers

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There is an interesting article written by Lew Sichelman for the Herald Tribune in Sarasota, Florida.  The title, "Homes For Sale 'As Is' Often Means 'As Won't'."  the article addresses the reluctance of many home buyers to purchase fixer upper homes, who prefer 'move in' ready homes instead. The piece cites the opinions of several ActiveRain bloggers, including Chris Ann Cleland, Brian EnglandSally & David Hanson, Jeanne Gregory, Mary Hutchison, Candice Donofrio, and myself (Myrl Jeffcoat).

It's worth reading, and is available at:


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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Mryl thank you for the link, I will have to check out this article.

Aug 21, 2019 05:31 PM #11
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

How smart of Lew, the author to tap into some of our leaders! I'm off to read it. Congrats on the kudos!

Aug 21, 2019 06:22 PM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Myrl! I love that Lew gets his information from those in-the-know in the Rain! There are many online sites who have sources that are so off-base. Being professionals in our field, we know who is 'truly' selling real estate and who are just blowing smoke...and many of the online sources are doing the latter!

Kudos for the recognition, Myrl!

Aug 21, 2019 09:30 PM #13
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

This is just fantastic that AR professionals were sought out for their expertise and knowledge, Myrl Jeffcoat ... congratulations for being included in such a stellar group!  Going to share this article everywhere I can ...


Aug 22, 2019 09:22 AM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


Aug 24, 2019 08:17 PM #15
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat - thanks for sharing this.  What a great collaboration.

Aug 25, 2019 05:52 AM #16
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

That's awesome. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often with the wealth of info we post here!

Aug 25, 2019 03:31 PM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl:

I love that Lew finds inspiration and information here in the Rain to share in his columns. It's always fun to read about our friends quoted in the media.


Aug 25, 2019 04:06 PM #18
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Just like Jeff said, I love that the media is reading posts from the Rain and incorporating them in their columns. You can't buy better exposure than that.

Aug 25, 2019 04:50 PM #19
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Big congratulations on the feature to everybody involved making Active Rain look good! All the best! :)

Aug 26, 2019 03:02 AM #20
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Congratulations to all!!  Keep up the good blogging!

Aug 26, 2019 04:53 AM #21
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

 Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat ,

Congratulations to you and the other members who were quoted in this article! Great find and its wonderful that Lew finds members ideas and information perfect to incorporate in his articles.

Aug 26, 2019 04:55 AM #22
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi  Myrl Jeffcoat !  How nice to see how many ActiveRain members mentioned in the Sarasota Herald Tribune article,  "Homes For Sale" 'As Is'..." by Lew Sichelman.  What a nice recognition;  congratulations to all of you!

Aug 26, 2019 12:11 PM #23
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lou is a regular reader of AR and has quoted many of us over the years, he reads and does not comment on our post but manages to make a good living selling his articles... I was always thrilled when he quoted me... welcome to the club:)Endre

Aug 26, 2019 11:54 PM #24
Lew Sichelman
The Housing Scene - Autaugaville, MD
Syndicated Newspaper Columnist

This is Lew Sichelman. As Endre noted, I have been a member-reader at AR for many years, Your discussions and comments have, indeed, been the source and resources for many of my articles. It is fun to take an interesting topic and weave some of the mosre relevant comments into a coherent article for buyers, sellers and owners of real estate. So keep up the good work, ARers, and I will continue to feret out disucssions of interest. Best to all.

Aug 27, 2019 06:10 AM #25
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

It is wonderful that members are being noticed on the wonderful advice of our trade. Congrats!

Aug 27, 2019 08:34 AM #26
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Hey thanks for posting this Myrl!  I tried to post a link to my FB page but won't work due to the paper blocking it. May keep trying.  Highlight of my day!!!

Aug 28, 2019 02:54 PM #27
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

This is the third article I have seen of Lew's quoting AR members. I was happy to be included in one of them.

Aug 28, 2019 05:14 PM #28
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Myrl, for telling us about this article.

Aug 29, 2019 10:36 AM #29
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Congrats to you and all the other Active Rain bloggers featured in the article!

Sep 02, 2019 07:50 AM #30
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