Saturday Subscriber Finds 65

Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company)
Saturday Subscriber Finds 65 Welcome to the 65th edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. For new readers… this is a series where you will learn about three different new ActiveRain members each week. Sometimes there's a theme, but often times it a…

Ferguson Is My Problem Too

Rob Spinosa, Marin Mortgage Broker (RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Ferguson Is My Problem Too Warning: Reader discretion is advised. This is not meant to be a commentary on race relations. It's not meant to be an analysis of who is right and who is wrong. But I am going to tip toe on some third…

5 Tips to Motivate a Realtor New in the Business

Becky Kolb, Sun Lakes Arizona Expert (ReMax Infinity - The KOLB Team)
5 Tips to Motivate a Realtor New in the Business We all remember that day when we successfully passed our real estate exam after grueling hours of study at real estate school, studying on weekends, working out math problems that we may never use…

Newbie Realtor tip of the week: Get Uncomfortable.

Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley. (Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
I was trying to post a new Realtor tip of the week, but this little thing called running a real estate business kind of got in the way. I'm rested, re-charged, and ready to go. My newbie tip of the week this week is simple: Get…

It's Okay to Talk to the Appraiser

Maureen Harmonay, Your Country Property Specialist, Bolton MA (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
"Don't be afraid to give the appraiser information about the house down the street that sold for $10, 000 less, " advised Gary Bourque president of Central Mass Appraisals during a recent continuing education class hosted by the North Central…

'Tis the $eason to Return Tenants' $ecurity Deposits..Do it like a PRO

Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.)
‘Tis the season to return security deposits and while many DIY landlords cringe at the thought of their departing residents not agreeing with their depo$it return, professional property managers have “tips” for doing it RIGHT. NUMBER 1: Whether…

Keep a daily journal for your real estate business

Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
This is an extremely busy summer, and when clients call or email me with information that is not necessarily related to the transaction we are working on, I keep NOTES and make LISTS I am never without my trusty notebook in front of me whether…

Intown Atlanta Real Estate Buyers Guide -- Walk and Closing Day

Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta Condos For Sale (MyMidtownMojo.com Thomas Ramon Realty)
This is it! After searching, and negotiations, the day has come to complete your walk through and close on your new home or condo! The Final Walk Through Depending on when the Sellers move out of your new home or condo (it might also be vacant)…

Luxury Buyers Need a Luxury Mortgage

John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852 (Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Luxury Buyers Need a Luxury Mortgage For the first time since I've been in the mortgage industry, we're seeing investors offer products to luxury home buyers at more competitive interest rates than buyers using conventional loan…

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?..
     
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