Today, ActiveRain Mobile Users Got a HUGE Gift - Read it here first!

William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates)
Today, ActiveRain Mobile Users Got a HUGE Gift - Read it here first! Today is a Hallmark Day for those of us that like to use our iPads or other mobile devises. We now have the exact same functionality that is available on a desktop computer…

Will You Pay $39.95 per year for a "Dot Realtor" Top-Level Domain Name?

Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861 (Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
The National Association of Realtors will be rolling out the "dot realtor" domain this fall. ICAAN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has issued their approval to NAR for the new top-level domain. NAR says that it…

Curious Minds Want to Know About the Likes

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County (Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
Curious Minds Want to Know About the Likes I am hoping the AR staff will inform us about the new Like Buttons. Curious Minds want to know… For each Blog post like button clicked-- you get 8 points. How many Blog posts can we…

Ask An Ambassador: How do I decide on an "ActiveRain Topic" category for my post?

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Ask An Ambassador: How do I decide on an “ActiveRain Topic” category for my post? Before you publish a blog on ActiveRain, you’ll be asked to select one of 14 choices for which category to place it in. There are “Professional” choices and..

Fannie Mae Guideline Changes - Seasoning on Mortgage in Bankruptcy

John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852 (Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, Jumbo loans)
Fannie Mae Guideline Changes - Seasoning on Mortgage in Bankruptcy In a rare event of loosening guidelines, Fannie Mae has issued guidance on changes that will have a positive impact on people who have had a mortgage included in a…

Understanding the inherent danger of an attached garage

Cynthia Larsen, Sonoma County Real Estate Broker (Safe Haven Realty)
Understanding the inherent danger of an attached garage About three weeks ago I was at a gas station paying way too much for gas when I noticed a mushroom cloud about a mile away. The lady pumping gas across from me asked me if I had…

Pull your Credit Report - Make Sure it is Accurate

Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Pull your Credit Report - Make Sure it is Accurate I don't think it is the right timing to buy a home, I think we have a low credit score. Why miss out on interest rates remaining below 5% --- pull your own credit through www…

Yes, This Richmond VA Real Estate Agent is in it for the Money

Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity. (RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
Yes, This Richmond VA Real Estate Agent is in it for the Money Yesterday when I woke up from a blissful sleep I browsed the Yahoo homepage for the latest real estate news and articles. I do this almost every morning looking for topics of…

Feeling Blue? SNAP OUT OF IT!

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
Feeling Blue? SNAP out of it! Have you gone blue with changes in your life or around you? Are you ready to rant and rave and lash out? Seriously? SNAP out of it. Tuesday morning I listened to Amy VanDyken-Rouen ( 6 time Olympic gold…

YO-YO Home Buyers - Litigation Waiting to Happen?

Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Yo-Yo Home Buyers - Litigation Waiting to Happen?… Who Wins in These Situations? Having a fairly strong presence online with anything related to real estate in my area, I receive daily calls from people asking HOA questions about a…

That Home for Sale Was Awful Inside!

Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
That Home for Sale Was Awful Inside! I get the calls every week with home buyers saying 'that home for sale was awful inside' that we went to see at the open house. Not at all as described like it is and needing oodles of interior work. Well…

Pinterest Delicious and SEO Too

Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Re/Max Sunset Realty)
Pinterest Delicious and SEO Too I'm still fairly new to Pinterest and I have a lot to learn but I found that boards (pages to the uninducted) have quite a bit of power. Some of my boards show up on Google in first or second place positions…

My Quest for a 5% Conversion Rate of Internet Leads to Closings

Christopher Lotte (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
I am on a quest to find a formula that yields a 5% Conversion Rate of Internet Leads to Closings. My background for the last 12 years has been generating internet leads for real estate agents.. and then almost 5 years ago I first got my real estate…

Sometimes A Testimonial Will Leave you Humbled

Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
A testimonial From A Repeat Client I had a client close on their Cheshire CT home recently, after waiting for the buyer to close on their home as well. After 3 years in their new home, the family was forced to relocate because of a job…

The Home That Remains With Us Like A First Love.

Kathleen Vetrano, Luxury Home Real Estate Consultant (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
It was all about The Home we were in. On July 20, 1969, forty five years ago Neil Armstrong took his famous walk on the moon. Last weekend was a weekend of reflection as so many recalled where they were on that evening and how they…

Famous Last Words...Won't Last Long

Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
The past week or so has been filled with looking at listings that have uhmmm "matured" in the "Days on Market" category. The buyers I'm working with are interested in houses with character and personality and while there is something to be said for…

10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move

Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move There are no two ways about it, moving is a stressful event, regardless how far away your new home will be. That is why it is very important to have a plan of attack leading up to the big day as well as…

3 Ways to Sharpen Your Strategic Thinking Part 1: Or Sex on the Beach!

Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing (ra@napaconsultants.com)
If you are going to respond pro-actively to the ever-changing world we live in, it is important that you sharpen your strategic thinking. This will help you to outthink your competition. Take time to reexamine your opinions Challenge…
     
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