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…

I love comments, but I don't always leave them . . .

Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro (Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
I think most of us love comments on our blogs, but I have to admit I'm one of those people who doesn't always comment even though I may have loved a blog. I try to, but there are good reasons when I don't. Over the past year, my business life has…

Blogging Basics – Resize a Photo

Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant (Tech Training for You!)
To make a blog post more appealing, you should use images for eye appeal Often the images we would like to use are in the form of photographs. I see very often (with even experienced bloggers) a mistake with images because of not understanding…

How Google Earth Assists Crooks to Enter Your Home

Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda (Keller Williams Realty)
How Google Earth Assists Crooks to Enter Your Home We live in such a great era where technology seems to get better and better but it is sad when crooks use this technology to further their desire of becoming rich by taking advantage of…

Find Your Network Here on ActiveRain and Make More Money!!

Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
I'm a firm believer in statistics. I hated the courses in college, dry as dust. But, just like most of the things that was driven down my throat as a youngster, I have come to appreciate some of it in my older years… although liver still disgusts…

Living in the City, Transportation and Take Out

Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group)
Living in the City, Transportation and Take Out. There are many advantages to living in the city. One of them is that you can live Auto free. If you live and work in the city, especially Boston you can get from here to there in most cases faster…

From A Distance It Looked Like A Nice Shed

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
From a distance it looked like a nice shed. New siding, new windows and doors. And fresh paint. What's not to like? But before going in I had a look around the exterior. Looking at the support beside the door with the platform I sure…
     
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