2015 Winter MeetUp Locations

Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Winter MeetUps are just around the corner. The community voted for the week of January 19-24th and the gracious Rainers below have volunteered to host a MeetUp in their area. The MeetUp locations and hosts are listed below. If you have…

A Branding Challenge: Don’t Sing Opera to a Rock & Roll Audience!

Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing (ra@napaconsultants.com)
What will work in creating a brand inyour real estate market place is the focusing on your audience. Choosing colors follow the same logic. So when you are thinking of branding yourself, think twice and don’t necessarily default to your tastes…

Why Today's Homeowners Lose Money When They Sell

Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate (Joe Manausa Real Estate)
The way that people use to buy a home has changed, and that means your home selling plan must change if you want to get top dollar when it comes time to sell. This change is not exactly recent, it crept into the Tallahassee housing market as…

Buyer Asks: Are Condos and Townhouses the Same On Long Island?

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
"Is There A Difference Between A Condo and A Townhouse" The following is the easiest way to explain these different terms to consumers buying or selling on The North And South Shore Of Long Island, brought to you as courtesy by Lawrence…

Is Your Photo Prominently Displayed on Your Website?

Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
The primary function of our website is to bring us business. The easiest way to do that is to provide ways for buyers to easily search for properties. While buyers will also find a multitude of other information on the site, the search feature is…

I Plan On Being A Millionaire Today

Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate)
I Plan On Being A Millionaire Today All I need is a post and some comments, and I am there It was so exciting on the way - what will it feel like on the other side? I have made a lot of friends, some of whom I will see today at Ginny's…

What do You Call A Gathering of ActiveRain Bloggers?

Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
For a few bloggers, today was a day of lunch at the Bistro 9 in East Greenwich. In some circles, a gathering of ActiveRain bloggers at this time of year might be called a Meet-up. That's when all are invited by a host, we had Ginny Gorman filling…

Will there be a "movie" contest this year?

Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Will there be a movie contest this year? ******************** For the past several years, some twisted guy or guy “with a twist” has sponsored a movie contest. It’s pretty simple; you select a movie and write a post about how it…

Look What I Found in My Christmas Stocking...I Gave Myself a Million

Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company)
Look What I Found in My Christmas Stocking… I Gave Myself a Million A million points that is. I can't believe I made it to the 1, 000, 000 point mark on ActiveRain. WOW… look at all those numbers and commas. Really I'm pretty blown away by this…

Risk Management By Mortgage Lenders. Or, Loan Officer Opinion?.

Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Joe Petrowsky presents an interesting question about consumer financing and refinancing a home mortgage What do you think? This is a matter of RISK MANAGEMENT. If the consumer has the resources to qualify for the refinance, what do the…

Frosty The Freezer. Okay, It Just Doesn't Have The Same Ring To It.

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
I'm glad there is not a song called Frosty the Freezer. Okay, it just doesn't have the same ring to it. One of the great innovations to the freezer was making it frost free! No more defrosting! No more blocks of ice forming inside! It's frost…

How Is the Mortgage Process Like and Differ From a Roller Coaster?

Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience (NMLS #216987)
How Is the Mortgage Process Like and Differ From a Roller Coaster? Going through today's Mortgage Process can be much like being on a racing roller coaster. The similarities and parallels between the two are endless. …

FHA Mortgage Option For Homeowners Who Are Disaster Victims.

George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
The resent snow storm in Buffalo, NY has resulted in many homeowners suffering major property losses as a result of the several feet of snow they were hit with. The weight of this much snow on roofs, has caused several of them to collapse, and…

Stay Safe - Carbon Monoxide is Know as The Silent Killer

Judy C Jennings, Broker Associate in Plymouth County MA (William Raveis Real Estate)
The holiday season is upon us and so are the winter months. Last winter was a bit brutal here in the Northeast with many areas experiencing numerous power outages. While we hope this winter will be a bit more mild we still need to take…

Kimo's Advent Calendar: The Miracle in Door #16.

Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser (HI Pro Realty LLC)
Kimo's Advent Calendar: The Miracle in Door #16. Hau‘oli Hanukaha Celebrating The Festival of Lights Hau'oli Hanukaha is Hawaiian for Happy Chanukah. Kimo's Advent Calendar offers some illumination of the multi…

How To Stay Married While Building a Home

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
How To Stay Married While Building a Home Having sold many new, semi-custom and custom homes, I have seen the stress mount up in buyers and between buyers and tempers start to flare during the building process. I have even heard the "D" word used…

First Impressions Are Emotional, Involuntary & Uncontrollable

Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations)
As a Home Stager in New Hampshire I help sellers prepare their homes for sale. I educate home sellers and listing agents on the power and importance of preparation. Preparing a home for sale is imortant because most buyers can't see potential…

No Fence Around the Pool? Problem?

John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852 (Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
No Fence Around the Pool? Problem? I was recently asked by a Realtor I do a decent amount of work with if it would be a problem for a buyer to purchase a home with a pool that has no enclosure of any kind. A cement hole in the…

Should God Have a Position In Your Business?

Kyle Reyes
When I worked for NBC, I put together a series called "The Faith Project". The idea was to look at the role of faith in our lives. Not organized religion, but FAITH. Let's face it. We live in a world where it feels as if we have to be ultra…

Do You Know Your Open House Miranda Rights?

Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Do You Know Your Open House Miranda Rights? That house you've been watching is holding an Open House this weekend. But before you gas up the car and head over to scope out the home, there are a couple of things you need to consider. Who Does…
     
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