Why Would Anyone be Willing to Keep Paying Higher Rental Rates?

Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“Why Would Anyone be Willing to Keep Paying Higher Rental Rates? ” She told me she was paying $1450 per month for rent, renting the same home for 4 years and a home that doesn’t fit their needs. OK, so why rent? She told me, no one in her…

I Will Dearly Miss My Friend Russell Lewis

Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
I lost one of my favorite people in the world today. My good friend, Russell Lewis passed away this morning from esophageal cancer. Thanks to his wife, Margaret, I was able to see him Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours. He apologized so…

Instagram Releases Hyperlapse App- Awesomeness!!!

Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments LLC)
Instagram Releases Hyperlapse App- Awesomeness!!! Instagram just released their new stand alone app called Hyperlapse. This is like have a $15, 000 Steadicam and tracking rig all rolled into one app. No longer do you need expensive over the…

Have you Proofread your ActiveRain Profile Lately? Are you Sure?

Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker (Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
I got an email asking if I have enjoyed my 3 years in Real Estate. Huh? I've been in Real Estate for 30 years. They must have made a typo. Then, I was mentioned in a Blog; the author states that "Fred has been in Real Estate for 3 years. " …

You Don't Want to Know the Closing Costs

John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852 (Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
You Don't Want to Know the Closing Costs It's true. You DON'T want to know the closing costs. You want to know exactly what a mortgage is going to cost you. When comparison shopping amongst different lenders, it can be very…

If You Want Shoes Off In Your Listing ...

Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
We really want to obey your wishes of no shoes on inside of the home but I have a suggestion. If you want shoes off in a vacant home or even an occupied home it would be wise to provide a chair in the foyer for consumers and their agent so they…

Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain: August 24th-30th

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
OK, this is late once again. You know how it is with real estate and planning for a vacation. So here are the favorites for this week: Marie Graham: Buyers Can't Buy It if They Can't Find It! This might seem really obvious, but I'm amazed…

Why Are We So Attracted To Sunrises and Sunsets?

Tom White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN--South of Nashville (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 870-8169 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Why are we so attracted to Sunrises and Sunsets? I was reading a post by Kathy Streib this morning and I realized that I'm a sucker for any post that includes pictures of sunrises or sunsets. I started wondering what the heck is it that so…

Best Comments On Your Blogposts-What They Say About Your Writing Style

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon (Vernonia Realty)
Best Comments On Your Blogposts-What They Say About Your Writing Style Sometimes when writers write, they are baring their souls to the readers. Other times, it's "strictly the facts, ma'am. " Whatever it is, the comments that you get from your…

Did you need an address where to send that subpoena?

Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Most real estate agents I know are very cautions about giving out any information about their clients, past or present. Of course, there is the occassional social media, or blog post blunder, but that doesn't happen too often. As a group, we tend…

Which ActiveRain Yearbook Page Are You On? 2014 Edition

Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant (Tech Training for You!)
From the home page of ActiveRain, there is a link that you can click "Membership Roster " that is a neat tangent to explore when you are surfing the site. As you click on each of the years of ActiveRain's existence, you realize it looks a lot like a…

You May Want To Drag Me Out Back And Shoot Me With This One...

Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Too often, I have read posts that touch upon the weaknesses in our profession. Frequently, these weaknesses are attributed to the lack of formal education by many real estate agents, and it’s often suggested that an additional requirement…

We're Kissing the Toads

Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB (Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Sometimes you gotta' kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince or Princess! Sometimes you gotta' look at, and ride in, a lot of cars before you find one you want to take home! Sometimes you gotta' cast a lot of throws before you…

It's nice to work with pros.

Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro (Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
There are a lot of good real estate agents in the Winchester, VA market, and there are a few things that make working with other agents a gift. I'm not much for drama, and I don't like to see people give up on a challenge before it's overcome. Those…

Accept the Challenge or Back Down

Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Do We get Intimidated with a First Look? I was getting ready to play golf this morning at a course named The Preserve The name alone set the tone for the course as it is a nature sanctuary with a championship curse running through it. The…

The not-so-surprising way to turn off your readers

Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting)
This morning's mix of email contained a link to an article on Trulia that I just "had" to read. It promised "5 Surprising Buyer Turnoffs. " Since I provide weekly blog posts to a few agents with my blog post service I'm always on the lookout for…

Your Character Will Become Your Calling Card

Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO (Ludwig & Associates)
Your Character Will Become Your Calling Card “Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught. ” J…

What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-August 23 to August 30, 2014

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- August 23 to August 30, 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…
     
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