What's a Comment Worth?

Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area (Charlemagne International Properties)
Albert Einstein said, and I'm paraphrasing here, people fall into one of two categories. Either everything is a miracle or there are no miracles. I side with the believers in the miracles group. That said, I have my glass extended for more…

ASK AN AMBASSADOR: But I Was Going To Write About That!!

Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
ASK AN AMBASSADOR: But I Was Going To Write About That!! It happens regularly! I'm mulling an idea for a blog post and cruising around in the Rain and.. uh oh… someone beat me to it! The topic is almost identical to what I'd planned, now…

New Features Coming Soon: Enhanced Comments, Mini-Profiles and Likes

ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop! (ActiveRain Corp.)
If Everything goes according to the plan, ActiveRain will release our next round of enhancements to the community on July 28th (along with a squashing a huge pile of bugs… your 'following' button will definitely be back). On Monday the 28th,…

5 Ways Buyers Annoy Sellers In Wellington Florida

Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments LLC)
5 Ways Buyers Annoy Sellers In Wellington Florida It is very stressful to put a house up for sale. Some buyers don't make it easier either. However, selling and buying a home is a two-way street. If you are looking to buy a home…

The REAL in Real Estate

Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate)
Putting the REAL In Real Estate I've lived in Fairfield County for most of my life, and in Wilton for over 40 years, and am able to bring real local knowledge to those looking to move into or out of the area. One of the things I love about being a…

The curse of vanilla homes - boring!

Christa Ross, Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes (RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist)
I've seen quite a number of vanilla homes lately, you may know what I am talking about. White walls, white molding, beige carpet, beige countertops, beige tile. Some of these homes are priced pretty high, but they leave so little impression on a…

Selling My Home As-Is Or Make Needed Repairs

Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Selling My Home As-Is Or Make Needed Repairs As a Realtor in Huntsville Alabama I'm confronted with this topic all the time. I hope the following will shed a little light on the topic of selling your home "As-Is". Selling My Home "As-Is"..

Stick With What You Know!

Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
I am a Kroger shopper. It's close to my home and I know where everything is located in the store. Tonight, I decided to venture out to Whole Foods in hopes of scoring some Pretzel buns; something Kroger doesn't carry. This store can be a little…

Please Understand, Your REALTOR Doesn't Show Houses for a Living!

Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Putting the Cart Before the Horse It Won't Help You Find Your Castle When it comes time to move up from a starter home to a bigger house many homeowners want answers. Figuring out what a new home is going to cost is of concern. The questions…

Making A Difference: Reporting To The Principal’s Office!

Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing (ra@napaconsultants.com)
When we had our commercial real estate firm in Los Angeles we saw an ad in the LA Times asking businesses to be a Principal for a Day and share their wisdom with the school principals! We received a call from the then principal of Manhattan Beach…

You Don't HAVE to Comment!

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
You Don’t Have to Comment! We spend a lot of time suggesting that we engage in ActiveRain by not only reading posts here, but also making comments. And, that is absolutely true. Commenting: 1. Lets people know that someone read their…

What is the Adults Children Responsibility to Parents in Housing?

Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
What is the Adults Children Responsibility to Parents in Housing? We all have different lives, responsibilities and things to do but we always have responsibility to our parents as they age. In RI real estate it becomes clear all the time as…

Should You Share Scuttlebutt About the Neighborhood with Your Seller?

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Should You Share Scuttlebutt About the Neighborhood with Your Seller? In the last few weeks I have had cases where I have heard things said about the neighborhoods in which I have listings. These are not factual statements and are more an…

The Coolest Thing I Saw At Inman Connect

Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist (ActiveRain)
Inman's Real Estate Connect conference was last week in San Francisco. For those of you not familiar, twice a year the technology crowd in the real estate industry descend on either San Francisco or New York to hash out where the industry is headed…

Summertime MeetUp Locations 2014

Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Who's ready to rock and roll?!?!? I'm so very happy to announce the 2014 Summertime ActiveRain Meetup Locations!! Thank you to the hosts for organizing this round, without you there would be no MeetUp love. If you have any questions…

You've Just Been Appointed CCO of ActiveRain/Trulia - Now What?

Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
You've Just Been Appointed CCO of ActiveRain/Trulia - Now What? In this case, CCO means Chief Change Officer Your appointment, if you choose to accept it, requires you to identify the top 3 things you feel need to be changed in ActiveRain…

How Did Your Buyer Tick off the Seller?

Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor (RISMedia)
Agents everywhere lament the day they take on a buyer who does everything possible to irritate the seller. You know the story… The buyer skips appointments. Missing an appointment without calling ahead of time – is there anything worse?…

Weekly Wrap Mortgage Market Update - July 14-18

John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852 (Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, Jumbo loans)
Weekly Wrap - Your Mortgage Market Update July 14-18, 2014 These reports will start going out each Friday this coming week to discuss market movements & trends throughout each week, but once again this one got pushed to…
     
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