Sure I Can Paint The Walls . . . Why Do I Need to Hire Out?

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results (BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Sure I Can Paint The Walls Why Do I Need to Hire Out? The post written by Debbie Laity " You Need Professional Help Internet Shopping Advice for Home Buyers " inspired me. Here's why: There's a lot of things that look EASY …

You do NOT have to pay to get a copy of your deed after closing

Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668) (Lane Realty)
I was sitting at a closing last week and the attorney warned the buyers of a new "scam" going around. It seems someone is going through the public records and mailing a letter to new purchasers telling them for $85. 00 they can get a "certified" copy…

Just Listed and Now Sold? Why Some Properties Don't Stay on the Market Long!

Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Just Listed and Now Sold? Why Some Properties Don't Stay on the Market Long! Lately, newly listed Spring Hill homes for sale don't seem to be listed one day and sold the next. This is certainly true for some of my own listings that have…

We Hired the Other Agent for Two Reasons: Better Price and Less Work

Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
We Hired the Other Agent for Two Reasons: Better Price and Less Work Two weeks ago, I met with a young couple looking to sell their home. We had actually met at an open house and had already established a good rapport. At the open house, they…

ActiveRain Meetup in Phoenix on August 12, 2014 at 5:30pm

Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Phoenix ActiveRain BEACH Meetup August 12th, 2014 - 5:30 Happy Hour Come one Come All to our Phoenix/Scottsdale ActiveRain yearly BEACH Meetup! Many people think Metro Phoenix is just a big desert but I'm here to say - check out our…

Communication | Brevity vs. Brilliant Explication

Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Communication | Brevity vs. Brilliant Explication Success in this business truly boils down to mastering two key components of our jobs - beyond principles (honesty, integrity, etc. ) - 1. Impeccable 'Project Management' skills 2. Excellent…

Low Appraisal - What's a seller ( and buyer) to do?

Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC)
Low Appraisal? Now what? If you list your home with a solid real estate professional, who knows the market, it’s not likely you’ll have to worry about a low appraisal. However, if you don’t, or your home gets into a bidding war, it’s a possible…

You've cancelled your home inspection??? That's false economy!

Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB (Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
You've cancelled your home inspection??? That's false economy! My buyers, the Joneses, located their perfect country home in Haworth, OK. They are local residents that have been living in town and have always dreamed of living in the…

When Money Is Tight, The Home Inspection is Likely to Go

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
When Money Is Tight, The Home Inspection is Likely to Go. I just read a post about the buyer deciding they could save some money and forego the home inspection. Read the post here, You've Cancelled Your Home Inspection??? That's False Economy…

What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain- July 6 to July 12, 2014.

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- July 6 to July 12, 2014. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment. It could be something techie, about…

Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain: July 6th-12th

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
This week there was a lot to choose from. I mean, we're all scrambling to write all these posts and to capture the zillions of points up for grabs. OK, there was a lot of pretty crappy stuff this week, but there were some terrific posts, too. And…

YOU make ME the best-est there ever was!

Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Yes, you read that right. YOU make ME the best-est there ever was What am I talking about? How can I throw out such a braggadocios claim? Am I really that good? You betcha, I am all that and then some… this post is telling you so.-) You see,…

I Can Always Drop The Price

Ken Jones, Specializing in Luxury Homes (Realty ONE Group)
The seller said, "I can always drop the price. ' This is one of most common excuses given by sellers for over-pricing their home. And, it's also the most common excuse given by order-taker listing agents. Can an owner drop the price? Yep. Do they…

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE ~ LEARN TO EMBRACE IT

Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279 (Chevaux Group, PLLC)
CHANGE IS INEVITABLE ~ LEARN TO EMBRACE IT It seems that many of us have a first reaction to change that is negative. In some reflection concerning change, it is important to note that without change there is no LIFE As a former high school…

I Published my First Blog on LinkedIn! No, I am Not Leaving ActiveRain

Fred Griffin, Tallahassee Real Estate Broker. Buyer Brokerage and Flat Fee MLS, Tallahassee Florida Real Estate: Call 850-339-4861 (Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Today I published my first Article / Blog using LinkedIn Publisher. I am trying to expand my Blogging Horizons to include LinkedIn Publishing, Google Authorship, and WordPress. The LinkedIn Publisher editor was fairly…

Act Professional For Gosh Sakes!

Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors)
I recently watched an agent go from tears to anger and back to tears several times in a few hours. They were angry at a client… something that as professionals we should not be doing in our business. So it did not go their way and like a child…

It’s True “I’m A Virgin…

Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA (Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
It’s True “I’m A Virgin… Since this is my first-time, obviously I am a bit nervous. There are many thoughts and scenarios running through my head of how things will turn out as well as I’m anxious to see how I do my first time in (no…

Have you Been Nourishing Your Inner Child Lately?

Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Have you Been Nourishing Your Inner Child Lately? One way to help let go of stress and relive yourself from those pesky blockages is to nourish that inner child of yours. Let's be honest, how many of us do this? Let that be to go outside and…
     
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