Until We Meet Again

Captain Wayne Rowlett, Florida Real Estate School (Rowlett Real Estate School LLC)
I must have found my calling because I truly enjoy teaching. I think what I enjoy most is meeting and getting to know so many different people. Every month I teach a pre licensed real estate class and although each class is different in so…

This is it! YOU make the choice of how it goes.

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent. (Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
This is it! YOU make the choice of how it goes. I love the real estate industry and appreciate the work that goes into helping clients achieve their dreams. During a conversation with an agent who has been in business for just over a year, he told…

The House That Couldn't Be Sold

Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York (Global Property Systems Real Estate)
I'll be taking a listing in a couple of weeks on a home that's been on the Hudson Valley, NY real estate market for three years. I'm pretty confident it will sell. Why this hubris on my part? Because I saw why it wasn't selling. The home has been…

What Makes a Neighborhood Prestigious?

Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360 (Solutions Real Estate )
What Makes a Neighborhood Prestigious? I was touring some homes over the weekend in Carlsbad for a client and the notation in the MLS listing on one property was that it was located in a prestigious neighborhood Hmmm. That…

10,000 Pinterest Followers and What to Do With Them

Norma Toering, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA (Charlemagne International Properties)
Will my pinning bear fruit? That moment when you're not quite sure whether you're working or playing can deliver an epiphany--it's okay, perhaps better, if the activity fulfills both. When my Pinterest subscribers passed the 10, 000 mark…

A whole new meaning to a Foreclosure being a pile of poop.

Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services)
If you you think Listing and Selling Foreclosed and REO Homes is easy, you may want to read this. One particular bank asks agents to attend the Foreclosure auction usually held in front of the property. If the bank buys the home back, the listing is…

Be careful when checking our utility costs.

William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
I don't mean that there is a physical danger… The danger is in the numbers. Just because a home seller's electric bill is $300, doesn' mean yours will if you buy the home. Usage and habits in the home are the real indicator. One person leaves…

What Are You Marketing...Yourself or My Franklin TN Home?

Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
What Are You Marketing… Yourself or My Franklin TN Home? I recently received correspondence from a potential seller. He had already met with one listing agent and said he got the sense from meeting with her that she was more interested in…

Facebook Fridays - Let's Expose Ourselves!

Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Free exposure is what first attracted me to FB as a legitimate social media option for my business. I was on a strict budget and did not have a lot of extra money to spend on marketing. The purse is a bit fuller…

If it were easy would you appreciate it?

David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs (US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
We all have heard "NOTHING in life is easy" or maybe the variation of "who said life is easy", right? Well I think about this and especially in this industry we have our fair share of trials and tribulations. That got me thinking if it were easy…

If you see me in a tie, somebody just got married, or someone died.

Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley. (Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
I closed a deal last week where the other agent was in his mid 20's, and at closing he showed up to closing in a suit and tie. He looked sharp. I joked that I felt underdressed (I didn't really) and asked him how often we wore a suit and tie…

Secrets Revealed - Real Estate, Diet, Life

Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta (DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
Buckle your seat belts because I am about to hold forth and reveal the secret information that has been eluding you all for years. The secret key to nearly every thing you ever wanted to know is this… ARE YOU READY??? YOU REALLY NEED TO LEAN…

Why I Like To Be On the Job Site

Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Why I Like To Be On the Job Site I would like nothing more than to sit at my office and market my business, enjoy the air conditioning, and schedule my crew to do all the physical labor. That is what I have seen others do and I…

Saturday Subscriber Finds 66

Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company)
Saturday Subscriber Finds 66 Welcome to the 66th edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. For new readers… this is a series where you will learn about three different ActiveRain members each week. Sometimes there's a theme, but often times it a…

10 Reasons Your Home May Not Have Sold

Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
10 Reasons Your Home May Not Have Sold (Yet) It SEEMS like everyone else for sale is posting SOLD. Yet your house sits on the market and the clock ticks. Frustrating isn't it? You just want to get on to the next chapter in your life, but you…

New 2015 Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
The The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) finally got to the point of interferring with the real estate transaction to a point where buyers, sellers and agents will be so confused they will simply ignore many requirements. Why would a…

"It's Going To Rain. Should We Cancel The Inspection?"

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this phrase - "It's going to rain. Should we cancel the inspection? " well, you know the rest. End the if-I-had-a-dollar phrase any way you want. Dontchaknow, I hear that question all the time! What…

New 2015 Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Back on February of this year I wrote a blog on the New Good Faith Estimate (GFE) which the The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be implementing on August 15, 2015. As I stated in my previous blog, I have never liked the present GFE,…
     
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