How Did Americans Use The Homes They Purchased? A10 Year Look-Back

Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor (RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
How Did Americans Use The Homes They Purchased? A 10 Year Look-Back Have you ever wondered why Americans buy homes? In other words, are they being purchased for primary residential use, for use as a vacation home, or for use as an investment…

Age - Fortune Cookie Friday

Sarah Lynn Jaskowski, House Home Today (Keller Williams Realty Buffalo Northtowns)
You are only as old as you act. How old are you today? I've been 27 for a while now, figuratively speaking. It's an age in my life that I feel I'm old enough to know better but still makes some mistakes. Twenty-seven can still…

The Real Estate Market - A Challenge

Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC)
It's obvious to us, because we're here every day, that the nature of our real estate market will have a major effect on what our buyers and sellers experience in the course of a transaction. But real estate markets are complicated. While average…

"Can You Tell If There's Water Under The Roof Surface After Repairs?"

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
People call with questions after finding me on the web - like this one: "Can you tell if there's water under the roof surface after repairs? " The answer is yes! Scenario - a hotel roof had leaking in many places. There are three separate roof…

Who does the buyer call when something goes wrong with their new purchase

Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Not all, but in a lot of cases they call their Realtor. I'm pretty sure that there aren't many of you out there who has received one of those calls over the course of their career. Don't put yourself in a position of having to think whether you…

Being Aggressive: How That Helps Represent My Buyer Clients' Interests

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results ( | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Being Aggressive: How That Helps Represent My Buyer Clients' Interests This was inspired by a new ActiveRain member, Rachel Hernandez' post entitled " Be Aggressive Diary of a New Realtor " This is a snippet from my website Buyers Agent…

"I Would Prefer that Buyer's Agents Don't Use Me," says the Home Inspector

Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen." (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
It was a nice day for home inspection yesterday. Although the outcome would not be a beautiful one, instead of sulking in from another deal that would not go through, I requested for the home inspector's card with the buyer standing next to me. ..

Paying for results vs. paying for frills

Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies (The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Paying for results vs. paying for frillsAs I travel and teach real estate agents about online marketing and internet lead generation I'm often asked the same set of questions. I've decided to start sharing them in a series called Q & A with…

2014 Summer Video Challenge, Show Us Your Local & Bring in the Juice

Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663 (Woodland Management Service)
2014 Summer Video Challenge, Show Us Your Local & Bring in the Juice We all know how great local events are for attracting clients and bringing in the Google Juice and we have been told how much Google likes Video, so this Challenge is going…

Do I need a Realtor® when buying new construction in San Antonio?

Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access -
Do I need a Realtor® when buying new construction in San Antonio? This seems to be a popular question & I have heard it more frequently lately. Let's break it down: That friendly model home sales person? WORKS FOR THE BUILDER not you,…

You're Looking Good! Introducing New Profiles on Trulia

Erin Renzas, In love with creative content marketing! (Trulia)
When it comes to meeting the best buyers and sellers on Trulia your first impression counts. If you sign into your Trulia account today, you may notice something different! In order to help you look even better than you already do, we’ve given our…

Should Realtors® Pay to Get Their Listings Staged?

Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management)
Should Realtors® Pay to Get Their Listings Staged? We all know for a home to sell quickly and for the highest amount within the market. Here are three areas home sellers should pay extra attention to. -Home should be priced right -Home must be…

Points When You 'Like' A Comment or Blog Post - What Should We Do?

Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist (ActiveRain)
Some of you may have already noticed, with the recent release, when you 'like' a blog post or a comment, you now get a few extra points. 8 points every time you 'like' a blog post (up to 20 per day)4 points every time you 'like' a comment (up to…

The next generation of superstar Realtors

Maya Willner, Achieving Your Real Estate Goals (Keller Williams Realty)
I've been really inspired recently by those that are new-ish Realtors and really have their head in the right place. From reading some AR blogs from what sounds like very new Realtors to talking with my colleagues at the office, I think we're…

Be Aggressive - Diary of a New Realtor

"Be agressive. " be.. be.. aggressive. That's some of the brilliant advice I've received as I've begun to navigate the world of Real Estate. But there's a problem; I'm not agressive. I'm not a salesperson. There is nothing wrong with being a…

You Were The First Agent to Call Back

Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
When a Frustrated Buyer is Almost Ready to Forgo a Purchase I responded to a lead this week and as is often the case with them was resolved to not hear from that client. I was pleasantly surprised when they did call back and ask to see one of my…

Don't Be Fooled Motley Fool, We Have Always Been In It For The Money

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Don't Be Fooled Motley Fool, We've Always Been In It For The Money Yes, I am in it for the money. A recent article in Motley Fool, It's Official: Agents Are In it for the Money says the secret is out. Of course we are in it for the money and…

The Local News Says The Average Price of Homes in San Jose Is $615,000

Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
The Local News Says The Average Price of Homes in San Jose Is $615, 000 I received a call from a client who asked me "Are you following the news? Do you know the average price of a home in San Jose is $615, 000. 00? " He went on to say that he only…
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