Once Upon A Blog Time, Long Long Ago

Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
In the beginning there were just a lot of agents scattered across the lands doing their best to work their business. Technology was rapidly in development mode and as many agents were struggling to keep abreast, others were falling to the wayside…

Love at First 'Site'

Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate)
We all seem to think it can never happen to us. We’ve convinced ourselves, even. We labor under the belief that it’s simply impossible to find ‘The One’ without ever even trying. But we, the educated, the cynical, and the determined homebuyers of…

Before you send that letter to a prospect...

Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Before you send that letter to a prospect.. stop and ask yourself this question: "How would I react if this letter arrived in my mailbox? " This is a rant resulting from the fact that I've been gnashing my teeth and snarling today. Why? Because…

The Long and Short of Newsletters

Gerhard Ade, Real Estate with Confidence (RSVP Real Estate)
The Long and Serious Newsletter For 43 months now, my main way of keeping in touch with my clients and sphere of influence has been my newsletter, called View from the Street I write it myself from scratch and sometimes create the illustrations…

Ask an Ambassador: Facebook as part of my marketing... yes or no?

Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668) (Lane Realty)
With Google's new… we want 1000 words for value for your post to rank well I have put a LOT more time into the my posts recently I also wanted to get the most "bang for my buck" out of those posts and not only do my business page "INSIGHTS" let…

How to judge your Realtor by their shoes

Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs (Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty)
How can you judge a Realtor by their shoes? Are they pristine and flawless? Or are they decades old and worn? A shoe can tell you a lot about a person. My shoes are my resume. Here is a tour of my 3-month-old shoes that have served me well but…

Five factors often omitted in the rent versus buy equation!

Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
The choice of renting versus buying a home is one that many consider when seeking housing. And there is no across the board right or wrong answer. Because there are many factors that should be considered when making an informed housing decisions…

Facebook Fridays - Put On Your Tapping Shoes & Tap Into This Resource

Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Wow, talk about getting your panties bunched up this week! I have read several posts on various platforms this week (AR included) that have bashed using FB as part of our online marketing model. Hey, to each…

When Attic Insulation Is A Mess - One Small Step For Man, One Giant...

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
New construction inspections are always interesting - especially when attic insulation is a mess - One small step for man, one giant leap for a poor indoor environment. Attic insulation is very often a problem in new construction. How?..

Mortgage loan denied? Get a 2nd Opinion!

John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852 (Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Mortgage Loan Denied? Get a 2nd Opinion! When you work in the mortgage business for a period of years, no matter who you are, you run into scenarios where borrowers come to you - perfectly fine borrowers, more than deserving of a…

YouTube Thursdays - Don't "Muddy" the Sound

Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC)
The Importance of the Sound Check During my days in broadcasting, the station engineers were neurotic about our microphones. They consistently checked the on-air talent’s mic settings and fussed over the sound. It’s that important. Naturally, I…

Two Home Families Keeping The Old Home And Buying New

Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Two Home Families Keeping The Old Home And Buying New Keeping in mind that all real estate is local and subject to trends, the economy and demographics. Generally most area real estate markets are recovering and improving. However, there is one…

Reasons to Stay up to Date With Your States' Laws (Meth Contamination)

Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software (Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
As a landlord or Property Manager, dealing with a meth lab can be a daunting and very expensive task but did you know that even after the clean up you may still be required to disclose the fact that meth was previously cooked at your property? In…

How to Successfully Promote Your Business on Pinterest

Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance)
When I was a teenager, I would clip pictures of my favorite teen idol, clothing, sayings and other graphics out of magazines. They would then be taped to my closet doors so I could look at them any time I wanted. When my friends came over,…

To Pay or Not To Pay

Tom Gilliam, Tom Gilliam (Re/Max Classic)
To Pay or Not to Pay : Among the first things people ask when shopping for a mortgage loan is: What’s the interest rate? The answer is often a percentage rate with points—for example, 4. 5% plus 2 points. Here’s what those points are all about. A…

Start 'Em Young Moms! Buyer's Agency in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area!

Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition)
Start 'Em Young Moms! Buyer's Agency in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area! When your parents bought their first Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home, they hired a buyer's agent. When you bought your first Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home, you hired a…

Why square foot for the dollar is almost meaningless in real estate

Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker (Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
People always want to use a home's square foot for the dollar to meaure it's value but since a home is not a commodity, every one is unique and therefore, it's value will be as well. To illustrate this, I will go to an extreme. The most…

I'm Going To Be On House Hunters!!!

Tara Winfield (RE/MAX Alliance)
Well, an upcoming TV appearance seems reason enough to revive the blog, right? In case you haven’t heard; I’m going to be on HGTV’s House Hunters! (Did you know that’s the #1 ranked show on HGTV?!?! ) In mid-July, my buyer-clients filled…
     
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