We Just Moved In, This Spot Wasn't Here on Thursday!

Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
We Just Moved In, This Spot Wasn't Here on Thursday! In all the years of working in apartment communities throughout Sacramento, this is something a bit out of the ordinary. It's not that water damage in the ceiling of an apartment…

Attic Access Ladder Installation - Dangers Abound

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
When it comes to attic access ladder installation - dangers abound. Sometimes I pull the ladder down and look at it and don't want to use it! I go out to the car and get my ladder. My ladder is trustworthy! This, however, is the one year…

HOAs Hurting Residents Property Values

Jeff Fritzson: Frisco Real Estate Pro, Your Success is My Focus! (Jeff Fritzson Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors)
Believe it or not some Texas HOAs are hurting their own residents' property values. It is not intentional or at least I don't think it is. In certain areas of Frisco and McKinney there are HOAs that have decided that real estate open house signs…

In honor of National Dog Day - Hardwood flooring that's best for dogs

Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring (Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Yes, today is National Dog Day (August 26th). I love dogs (as well as cats) and many of my customers have the most wonderful dogs. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is " What types of hardwood flooring are best for dogs " Of…

Keller Williams Mega Camp Survival Guide 2014

Chad Hyams (Ember Seminars and Keller Williams Southeast Region)
Are you heading to Keller Williams Mega Camp 2014? This can be a scary few days with so much going on. If you don't know me, my name is Chad Hyams and I have had the opportunity to attend Keller Williams Mega Camp for many years in many…

Three Changes To The New Blog Editor Explained

ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop! (ActiveRain Corp.)
In a recent update, we made some changes to the blog editor. If you've written a blog post today you will know about this. I'd like to take a minute to explain a few of the new changes. As we mentioned in the blog post explaining the upcoming…

How Do I Get My Followers and Regulars Back?

Donna Harris, Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin (Donna Homes, PLR)
I started blogging back in the Summer of 2006, when ActiveRain was just a couple of weeks old. It was fun to write and that was back when you could write several posts a day, and see your posts on the blog scroll for hours throughout the day. Now,…

Before Your Fire That Client, Stop and Ask Yourself a Few Questions!

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Before Your Fire That Client, Stop and Ask Yourself a Few Questions! Over a 30 plus year career, I have fired very few buyers or sellers, but I have done it. First, however, I have to ask myself: "What am I doing to make the relationship with…

Fire A Client? Why Would An Agent Fire A Home Buyer??

Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Fire A Client? Why Would An Agent Fire A Home Buyer?? It's rare, thank Goodness!! However, if an agent finds themselves experiencing discomfort with a prospective home buyer, a few questions have to be asked. I've divorced a few home buyers…

Uncle Vinny says I should roll the dice and offer 60% of list price.

Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley. (Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
A few months ago I was working with a young first time home buyer. He was a really fun client to work with. He was appreciative of my time, my efforts, and my knowledge. Or so I thought. This year the Fort Wayne real estate market has been…

Real Estate Investors Love Honolulu Differently

Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (Island Style Realty Inc.)
Real estate investors make their money in Honolulu differently than someone in the Midwest. In most parts of the country, investors have one thing on their mind, CASH FLOW Will the property rent for more money than the carrying costs. …

How to Find a Specific Blog Post Written a While Ago

Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant (Tech Training for You!)
I could have also titled this post “You spent HOW MUCH time looking for that *#*??! $ post? ” :) Blogging over time means that you have a vast catalog of posts under your hat that you can grab out and share with people when they ask you a question…

Remembering Laurie Manny-- Four Years Later

Brian Brady, VA Home Loans/San Diego (San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
I was in a bit of a funky mood today and I couldn't figure it out. I posted on ActiveRain for the first time in over three years; I was trying to drop a backlink for a post on my San Diego mortgage blog. Bob Stewart reached out to me, over the…

Speechless Sunday | Old US Naval Bi-Plane

William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates)
Old US Naval Bi-Plane One of the joys of photography for me is capturing images that are unique and different but also part of Living the San Diego experience. This photo was taken a couple years ago at the Naval Centennial Flyover. Naval Aviation…

It’s Time Again For Every Agent’s Favorite Game -- Find That Lockbox

Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
It’s Time Again For Every Agent’s Favorite Game -- Find That Lockbox I’ve written on the subject of lockboxes many times. They end up in some unusual places. As evidenced by this post from September 2013 Another…

Using Pinterest To Build a House

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Using Pinterest To Build a House Many of you know that I have been in the process of building a new house the last few months and we are getting close, really close to our move in date. One of the new social media sites has been a great help to…

Would you ask your auto mechanic about brain surgery?

Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro (Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Would you ask your auto mechanic about brain surgery? No? Why not? I hope the answer is because he is not qualified to give advice about brain surgery or is not trained to perform it. I've never asked my physician about auto mechanics either. It's…

The Art of Client Selection . . . Fine Tuning Over The Years

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results (BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
The Art of Client Selection Fine Tuning Over The Years There was a call left on my voice mail last week. The introduction was nice enough, then got a little rambling. A caller who is going to retire in about 3-years wants to find a…
     
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