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…

16 Top Relocation Tips - Articles & Videos to Help You Move

Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360 (Solutions Real Estate )
16 Relocation Tips Slideshow Articles and Videos to Help You Move to Carlsbad The following slideswho provides an overview of the key things you need to know when relocating to Carlsbad or surrounding communities. [NOTE - use the scroll bar…

203k consultant approval in under four days

Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668 (203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
203k consultant approval in under four days Wow, HUD is getting very good at the approval process. There has been a distinct change of late in the approval process likely due to the larger number of FHA 203k renovation loans being processed but we…

The Mortgage Debt Is Still Owed After A Bankruptcy

George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
One of the misconceptions Homeowners as well as even some Real Estate Professionals have is that if a Homeowner goes through bankruptcy, the mortgage is discharged along with all the Homeowner's other debts. The reason why Homeowners who have gone…

We can always come down on our home's price, but we can't go up.

Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB (Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
We can always come down on our home's price, but we can't go up I've heard this over and over through the years " We can always come down on our home's price" so we want to price it higher than what your comparative market analysis (CMA)…

Should they give points for reporting plagiarized posts?

Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring (Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
I think we all agree that plagiarized posts are bad, and they hurt the integrity (as well as the SEO) of this site. Spam hurts the site, too. This morning, I came across another plagiarized post. I was so disappointed. I was excited because…

What's a stupid counter offer?

Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe)
What's a stupid counter offer? Folks let's get this right up front - every real estate offer situation is different but when it comes to counter offers some are wise and well advised and some are flat out stupid. I ran across a stupid counter…

What's the Shelf Life of a Blog Post?

Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area (Charlemagne International Properties)
Some posts "expire" within days or even hours of their publication date. Others live on indefinitely and continue to provide "searched for" information to consumers year after year. The recent increase in number of posts for points was the…

Tell Me if you Don't Like the House

Sandy Shores Broker, Melbourne FL Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
Tell Me if you Don't Like the House The first day of looking at houses with new clients gives the buyer and I an opportunity to get to know each other. As we look at houses, and they tell me their likes and dislikes, I am able to get a better…

Buyer Wants to Over-Pay for the House to Keep the Comparable Sales Up

Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
The other day I was contacted by a buyer. She was interested in seeing a house. I had previously shown this house and was very familiar with it. The house she inquired about is over-priced and has been on the market for almost six months. The…

What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-July 13 to July 19, 2014.

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- July 13 to July 19, 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…

Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am(or Sir) -- In Praise Of The Quickie

Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am(or Sir) -- In Praise Of The Quickie Don’t shoot the messenger… But this is a post In praise of the quickie Yes - Indeed Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am(or Sir) Forget nice and slow Forget…

Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain: July 13th-20th

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
With the new 20 post limit, I'm afraid of missing some great posts. In the meantime, here are some that I found: Mike Cooper: Be the Pig OK, with a title like this, Mike caught my attention, and this was a fun one to read. Mychala Johnson:…
     
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