Will Zillow's Trulia acquisition end traditional real estate brokerage

Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
It has been reported that Zillow is in advanced acquisition talks with rival Trulia. The current total value of Trulia shares is approximately two billion dollars. But both sites are dependent on revenue generated by the sale of ads to real…

What to do When You Can’t Get a Credit Report Corrected

Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“What to do When You Can’t Get a Credit Report Corrected” I tell my clients to go online to access the laws that deal with these issues: www. ftc. gov then check out the Fair Debt Collect Practice Act (FDCPA). Three months out diligent…

Does the signature portion of a post matter?

Joy Roussell, Dedicated Realtor
Recently, I was looking through some of the posts here on ActiveRain, and I came across a Home Stager who had a signature at the bottom of her posts. At first, I didn't even know it was a signature, because it just said on top: "Posted By:"..

My First Activerain Blog to hit 3000 Clicks! Thanks

Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to ActiveRain and the rainers out there for giving me an outlet to talk about real estate. This week I passed another milestone by having my first blog recieve over 3000 clicks on ActiveRain. Even…

Facebook Fridays - Playing Favorites...Guilty as Charged!

Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Guilty as charged fellow Rainers! I received an interesting email this week that said I was playing favorites in the ActiveRain Facebook Fridays Group and it was not fair. That person was absolutely…

In A Changing Real Estate Market “Days On Market” Are Not Your Friends

Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
In A Changing Real Estate Market “Days On Market” Are Not Your Friends It’s all about where you’re coming from… Isn’t that typically the case? Days on Market(known as DOM in REALTOR-speak) is an important factor for both buyers and…

Survey says: what surveys reveal about your local real estate market

Jenn Hart (Realtor, Richmond VA, 804-317-7997, Jefferson Properties )
I'll admit it… I'm a sucker for all those surveys on Facebook. No, not the ones asking "how redneck are you" or "which character are you on Orange is the New Black" I'm talking about the surveys that reveal interesting little nuggets about the…

Cool - I was featured in a local online paper - Thx Active Rain!

Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring (Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Well this was a nice article to wake up to: Home Guru - The most frequently asked questions about refinishng hardwood floors This is an article in a local online paper by a local real estate agent known as "The Home Guru. " ( Bill Primavera )…

Home Staging-Boynton Beach-Want to Know Why I Do Not Want to Stage This House?

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
Want to know why I do not want to stage this house? The last thing anyone in business wants to do is turn business away, but I made the above statement to an agent recently. “Want to know why I do not want to stage this house. ” Home staging…

Requirements For A Standard FHA Short Sale

George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
In my blog the " Loss Mitigation Road To A Short Sale" about a work shop I attended this week on Loss Mitigation and FHA Short Sales, I mentioned that up until attending this workshop I was under the impression a homeowner who wanted to do a Short…

Zillow Buying Trulia?

Enrico & Monica Roselli (Realty World South Florida)
I am curious as to the feelings of Realtors and the public about Zillow buying Trulia. The perception of the public when it comes to the real estate industry is already so vague and misguided, let`s face it, most consumers haven`t got a clue as to…

BusinessWeek Magazine Suggests that Zillow Wants to Buy Trulia

Lynn B. Friedman, REALTOR ATL BuckheadMidtownWestside 404.939.2727 (- - - Concierge Real Estate Services for YOU - - - Providing SERVICE for Sellers & Buyers is our BUSINESS)
Businessweek Magazine Suggests Zillow Wants to Buy Trulia Logo property of BusnissWeek. In an article on 7/24/14, reported by Alex Sherman, Jeffrey McCracken and Prashant Gopal, entitled Zillow Seeking to Buy Rival Property Site Trulia…

More Than Home Buyers & Sellers Find You When You Blog

Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
More Than Home Buyers & Sellers Find You When You Blog Obviously our primary target audience when we post about local communities and events is home owners and home buyers. But we've found that those posts get us found by more than just area…

Respect in Real Estate Marketing

Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Is Respect in Real Estate Marketing important, or optional? Today when I was feeling a little miffed I started thinking about respect. And since I'm always thinking about real estate marketing, I started thinking about them together. You…

An idea whose time has not come.

Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
I was a design build general contractor for more than 30 years and I have been a home inspector for more than 10 years. I have seen a lot of interesting things in houses over all those years. At a recent inspection, I found a type of window…

I'm buying a Lake Sinclair home, when do I get the keys

Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668) (Lane Realty)
There's no "right answer" for this question, but it is black and white. As in it's in the contract, typed in black on white paper. Time of possession is written into the contract in Georgia and that's when your keys will be delivered. If the…

Ugh, Attacked By Vandals Again!

Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software (Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
OK so attack is a bit dramatic but, my husband ahem, I mean business partner, spent several hours this morning rebuilding a gate at one of the properties we own and manage. The gate that was on the property had recently been kicked in and was in…

Ask An Ambassador: How Do I Add a Hyperlink?

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Ask An Ambassador: How Do I Add a Hyperlink? After hosting a recent contest I realized that many people are not really familiar with how to post a link. It is not difficult but a little mystifying the first time or two. So while I am explaining…
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