10 Reasons Your Home May Not Have Sold

Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
10 Reasons Your Home May Not Have Sold (Yet) It SEEMS like everyone else for sale is posting SOLD. Yet your house sits on the market and the clock ticks. Frustrating isn't it? You just want to get on to the next chapter in your life, but you…

New 2015 Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
The The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) finally got to the point of interferring with the real estate transaction to a point where buyers, sellers and agents will be so confused they will simply ignore many requirements. Why would a…

"It's Going To Rain. Should We Cancel The Inspection?"

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this phrase - "It's going to rain. Should we cancel the inspection? " well, you know the rest. End the if-I-had-a-dollar phrase any way you want. Dontchaknow, I hear that question all the time! What…

New 2015 Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Back on February of this year I wrote a blog on the New Good Faith Estimate (GFE) which the The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be implementing on August 15, 2015. As I stated in my previous blog, I have never liked the present GFE,…

If You Really Like A Blog, Hit The Follow Button

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
If You Really Like A Blog, Hit The Follow Button With the latest tweaking of the ActiveRain system to remove bugs and to create enhancements, there is one more really positive one that has appeared that wasn't there before. When someone…

Blogging is Fun!

Jordana Tobel
For all those new to ActiveRain or new to blogging in general, I want to tell you something -- blogging is fun! I am new to blogging myself, having only been actively blogging for the past month and let me tell you, I am enjoying it more than…

My view of the enigma of Time

Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270)
I had a lot on my mind as I jogged this morning, and I noticed a thread running through all my thoughts -- they all had to do with time Specifically I was thinking about: My upcoming birthday. I'm going to be 54 in about a week, so I can…

It's Not Just About Blogging . . . It's About Your Blogging Message

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)
It's Not Just About Blogging It's About Your Blogging Message Blogging, like fire Good! It's good, that is, if you have a good message. Fire is not good when it's bad. Take Tammie White's recent article That's What Blogging…

"To Condo or Not to Condo". That Should Be the Question ...

Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages (www.genemundt.com)
"To Condo or Not to Condo" That Should Be the Question.. As a Chicago-area Mortgage Lender I never try to influence a Buyer as to the type of property they should or should not buy. That's their personal choice.. and…

The Home came back on the Market

Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
The buyers loved the property, but this was the first day out looking for homes. The Seller received multiple offers and alerts us that all offers would be presented within 2 hours of viewing the property. The property went under…

Home Sellers Should Know Mortgage Payoff Amount Prior to Listing

Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management)
Home Sellers Should Know Mortgage Payoff Amount Prior to Listing Listing a house for sale is more than putting a price tag, sticking a yard sign and entering the listing information into MLS(Multiple Listing System). When homeowners thinking…

LISTEN BEFORE YOU ANSWER THAT QUESTION

Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies)
During your buying/selling process you want to connect with the other person. You need to develop rapport by listening to what the other person is saying? That makes sense but have you ever asked a saleperson a question about a product only to…

3 Keys to Convert Internet Sellers in 7 Days

Shannon Shimabukuro (Market Leader (now Trulia), Senior Trainer)
"Who would you rather have; a seller that's been referred to you or an internet seller inquiry? " Ummm… this is a no-brainer. I'd choose a referral every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Unfortunately, referrals aren't always enough…

Update Kitchen Appliances or Give Credit to Buyer? What is Smart Strategy?

Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949 (Samson Properties)
Zillion of times as a Northern Virginia Realtor I have shown homes where the appliances are stuck in time. It may be as old as 70's to early 2000. When buyers walk in the home they immediate think about expenses that, they may have to incur to…

If You Don't Watch Out, Jeff Spicoli Will Be Your Buyer's Agent

Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate (Joe Manausa Real Estate)
If you are getting ready to buy a house, then statistics tell me that you are not likely in the market for a real estate buyer's agent That's right, 74% of homebuyers work with the first agent they speak to, so they typically don't understand…

Home Staging Tips-Boca Raton-Want to Find Your Room's Focal Point?

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
Home Staging Tips-Want to Find Your Room’s Focal Point? Home staging is about allowing the possibilities of your property to be seen by potential buyers. This often involves editing items in your home and improving the condition of your property…

Does Aggressive Marketing Work?

Erica Ramus, MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate (Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA )
I wrote this piece a while back for AGBeat and just re-read it. It's as appropriate today as it was then. If you're not reading The American Genius and Realuoso you're missing out! Read on… How aggressive marketing tactics can backfire on…

Be careful using the "Street View" option when viewing homes online.

Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley. (Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Yesterday Amanda called me into her office to look at something very interesting. She pulled up our new listing at 938 Powers Street in New Haven, Indiana on Zillow. com. Here is the listing. All of the pictures look good. No…
     
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