You Must Not Be Busy Since You Do All of That Blogging!

Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279 (Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Recently I was with other agents at our State Convention and was enjoying great conversations and meeting new people. Several of us began discussing our success with blogging and one agent piped in with, "You must not be busy since you do all of…

5 DIY Tailgate Games for Football Season

Steve Adams, Steve Adams REALTOR ®, ABR (RE/MAX 1)
5 DIY Tailgate Games for Football Season – Football season is finally here! Whether you’re rooting for your alma mater or cheering on your favorite NFL team, it’s time to get in the spirit of the season. Everyone loves a good tailgate and…

We Don't Read Online, We Scroll & Scan

Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
SUMMARY: Tips to communicate online with lots of short attention spans I'm going to follow my own advice, and keep this short! Think about what you write online. Think about the photos you show, and the videos you post. A good rule of…

What Makes A Good Newsletter? Your Thoughts??

Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Putting together a GOOD Newsletter requires some thought! Both email and snailmail newsletters could be of great value when done properly. Newsletters are one aspect of marketing that I have not been involved with up until now. I know that…

Buying a Condo? Here's what you need to know

John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852 (Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Buying a Condo? Here's what you need to know In putting together a series on buying a condo with mortgage financing, I already dove into some of the more complicated property types, transactions, and potential pitfalls - those…

Believe Me! I Know A Lowball Offer When I Submit It….

Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Believe Me! I Know A Lowball Offer When I Submit It…. I’ve been around this real estate thing for a while. So, I’m well aware of lowball offers and I know when my buyer clients choose a price that I may consider too low… But it’s…

Say Goodbye to the Old Me

Dawn Brenengen (Dawn Brenengen - Trailwood Realty)
I started my own real estate brokerage in 2010. At the time, I was in a relationship and considering marriage. I knew I one day wanted a family, and the onsite hours with the home builders I was currently working for were going to get in the way…

Should the Buyers Agent challange a short appraisal?

Mike & Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers (Buyers Broker of Florida )
Central Florida real estate is bouncing back faster than any other area in Florida. Many times, comparables are lagging behind, which is causing some properties to not appraise for contract price. …

Today's Lesson has NOTHING to do with Real Estate

Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Today's Lesson has NOTHING to do with Real Estate There are those of us that tell others around us, whether it be professionally or personally, that we need to get "thicker" skin. Meaning that we need to not let things bother us. ..

When Home Buyers Ask What Do You Think About the House?

Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
When Home Buyers Ask What Do You Think About the House? Hitting home with this remark again and again this weekend in RI home sales.. from a few home buyers I am working with from out of state all via phone They want to know from this…

Home Staging Tips for your Basement

Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager (Six Twenty Designs)
Home Staging Tips for your Basement When I do a home staging consultation I go through the entire house. I open up closets, go in garages and even down in basements. Finished basements are a big selling point for Montgomery County PA home buyers…

Seller's Swastikas Killed The Deal

Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Naked Blogger 541-659-1620 (Real Estate Cafe LLC)
I've encountered some colorful people along both sides of the real estate aisle. What amazes me most are the things that sellers do (sometimes unknowingly) to kill a potential sale. Ode to dreadful seller mistakes! In my early years of showing…

Are you protected from dishonest sellers?

Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting)
You'd naturally like to believe that your sellers are honest. You'd naturally like to believe that since you've explained the importance of the property condition disclosure, they'll list EVERYTHING that could possibly come back to bite them. ..

It's my policy- you can cry if you want to

Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor (Total Realty Corp.)
It's my policy- you can cry if you want to It's my policy- you can cry if you want to When it comes down to it, I really don't care about other companies' policies- and I probably care even less whether folks elsewhere care about mine. …

Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain: September 14th-20th

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
It's late in the day, and I'm going to just cut to the chase! So here is the list: Gary San Soucie: Getting Your Family Involved in Real Estate There are some great family groups in the DC area, and Gary shares how his works. Great first post…

I Go to Vegas for My Clients' Benefit...Really

Susan Haughton, Cheerfully Helping You Buy or Sell in Alexandria (Long & Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Every six months or so, my husband and I head to the adult playground of Las Vegas… we always have so much fun, between the casinos, people watching and shows. In fact, we are sitting in the airport right now. And every time we start getting…

What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain September 14 to September 20, 2014.

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- September 14 to September 20, 2014 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment. It could be something techie…

I've seen this house a hundred times!

LaNita Cates (REMAX of Joliet)
Last week I met an appraiser at one of my listings in Plainfield. Super nice guy and we got to talking about the market and homes. The topic of "unique" homes came up which caused us both to laugh a bit. In our business we hear "our house is unique…
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