I'm not using a Buyer Broker-Can I use their commission as my deposit?

Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Where do these ideas come from? Buying a home one of the largest purchases in one's life. It is not time for short cuts or crazy plans. This Buyer was opting not to use a Buyer Agent and had come to see one of my Listings. They wanted me to pay the…

Thank You!

Jon Zolsky, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
I owe a big “thank you” to all of my friends on AR for your support. A very big Thank you, indeed. Life is full of surprises. No surgery in the plans, but how little all our plans mean… My cardiologist did not like the results of a recent…

This Is What You And I See. And This Is What A Thermal Camera Sees!

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
This is what you and I see. A pretty basement wall, in a flip, with new drywall, new receptacles, new floor molding and new carpeting. This is what my clients saw on line. Along with a couple dozen other photos. All of the photos were just…

Geeze, take a breath!

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
Geeze, take a breath! Stop reading your script to me, and listen to me! For 90% of my working life, I’ve been selling my services or the services of my company. I've been on the other end of the phone! The call started out nicely, but after 20…

Your Money is Well Spent in the Kitchen

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Your Money is Well Spent in the Kitchen You are a seller faced with a dilemma. You have limited funds to get your home ready to market and though your house is neat and well maintained, it has dated colors, building products and trends of years…

AFTER Your Mortgage Closing: Keeping the Lines of Communication Flowing

Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages (www.genemundt.com)
AFTER Your Mortgage Closing: Keeping the Lines of Communication Flowing This post, although specifically aimed at my mortgage clients, contains a message that can pertain to other service provider's customers too.. The…

Why on Earth I Won't Use this Home Inspector?

Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen." (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
He was the star in my blog " Houston, We have a Problem " Then he was the protagonist in " The Case of a Dying Tree " If we happened to cross each other's paths, it was not my volition. I saw a truck pulled in front of the house. As…

Is it a modular or a manufactured home?

Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668) (Lane Realty)
Is it a modular home? Is a manufactured home? Is it a trailer? What's the difference? In our market we see the term modular getting misused a LOT! People (including some agents) are of the belief that just because you take the wheels off and…

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) Is Now Offering "0" Points

George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is Connecticut’s Premier Mortgage Loan Program for “First Time Homebuyers”. CHFA is a Quasi Government Agency that provides a 30-year fixed rate Mortgage Program, with an interest rate below…

New Kitchen; $25,000 vs. $120

Laura Andersen, A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia
Homes in Cherokee County You may recognize the photo to the right as the same photo in my signature below. I get a lot of nice compliments on what a nice Kitchen this is. The secret to the Kitchen cabinets is that they are PAINTED! The vast…

Heading to Denver Colorado! How exciting.

Nancy Lohman
After selling real estate for 19 years we are packing up and moving to Denver Colorado This is going to be a real adventure for my husband Bob and I. It has already proven to be a real learning experience. We have a beautiful home and live in…

On my planet, there would be no hearsay or scuttlebutt.

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent (Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374)
On my planet, there would be no hearsay or scuttlebut. Just the facts, upfront. Hearsay is hereby banned on my planet due to the potential business risks involved. Of course, this would be quite an undertaking but nothing that is worthwhile comes…

3 Reasons to Plan for Wiggle Room in Your Day

Laura Foreman, Copywriter, Buffini & Company (Referral Maker Real Estate CRM)
Planning your daily schedule is important to make sure that you complete your proactive lead generating activities and meet the needs of your clients. But, did you know that it’s also important to build in wiggle room as well? Wiggle room is a block…

Pretty Sure This Buyer Hates Me....Wow, Tough Crowd

Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered! (Allen Tate)
MY BUYERS HATE ME Well… I can't make everyone happy! I would like to think I am a friendly person, a good salesman, a pretty decent Realtor… that being said, if this whole Real Estate Agent thing doesn't work out(15 years mind you)… I…

It's Getting Ugly Out There

Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Yesterday afternoon, we got a referral from one of our on-line sources for a buyer who wanted to look at a specific $600, 000 home today. Mary quickly made contact with him and set up a time that would work for him. The home is listed with an…

How One Agent Generated 24 Deals in 12 Months Using Facebook

ActiveRain University (ActiveRain University)
… And how you can, too! REALTOR® Shaun Nilsson used only Facebook to close 24 deals in his very first year of business and made over $165, 000 in commissions. Impressed? Shaun, the social media wizard behind CityBlast. com, joins ActiveRain Community…

Don't ever fall in love with something that can't love you back.

Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro (Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
My experience as a real estate investor is paying off as a real estate broker. One of the circumstances many agents find themselves in is the multiple offer scenario. I had one this week. The great young couple I'm working with fell in love with a…

A Listing Agent Can't Give You a Better Deal, They Don't Work for YOU!

Evelyn Johnston, Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy (Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
A Listing Agent Can't Give You a Better Deal, They Don't Work for YOU! Stop calling other agents! Why do yo want to go through all your wants and needs again with a new agent just because you want to see one of their listings? They cannot give…
     
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