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By Erin Bates, Your Colorado Home Source
(Aspen Lane Real Estate)
Comments 12
Buying a Home in Colorado … The “New” Market   In today’s market, buying a home in Colorado can certainly be a process of great frustration for many buyers. With most houses in the $350,000 or less range selling in a matter of HOURS, with MULTIPLE offers, for WELL over asking price, buyers are fi...
By Brenda J. Andrew, Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX
(ULTIMA REAL ESTATE)
Comments 23
Well, it isn't exactly a new tax..................or is it?????  You decide. After checking my mailbox yesterday, I received a letter from my insurance agent.  This letter was to inform me of a Primary Residence Surcharge from the Nation Flood Insurance Program.  Basically what the letter states ...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 22
Who would have thought? This is just another reason agents need to know something about the home inspectors and everyone else who is involved in a real estate transaction. Maybe a buyer hires a friend, or a friend or co-workers boyfriend or husband to do their home inspection. They can't get off ...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 12
Active Rain Meetup-Opportunity for Growth.  I have been an active blogger for many years. I have had the privlige to serve this Active Rain community as one of it's Ambassador's for many years as well.  I am often asked by non members about blogging and Active Rain. What are the benefits, how muc...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 83
Congratulations!  You’re A Homeowner - Do This Now! While it may happen in different ways in different cities. You receive the phone call.The transaction has recorded.We’re confirmed.The house is yours.Here are the keys to your new home.But wait….When you learn you have closed on your home purcha...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 35
Whether you're a hairdresser cutting a new clients hair for the first time, a salesman introducing yourself to a brand new customer, a real estate agent meeting a new referral, or simply striking up a conversation at the park with a passer-by, talking to strangers can be a struggle for some peopl...
By James Hoff
(Bullock Russell Real Estate Services)
Comments 30
We are all here to sell houses and most of us just want to close as many deals as we can each year.To this day, I don't understand the reasoning behind listing agents that only put ONE photo on the MLS to advertise their property. To market a property the correct way, you'll need more than that f...
By Becky Bortzfield, Real Estate...It's what we do!
(North Florida Home Team)
Comments 22
When banks "find" your Realtor, what are you getting & what are they keeping? I have a customer that was a referred to me from a past customer.  She is military and a first time homebuyer.  During our initial consult, I asked her if she was preapproved for her mortgage yet and would she be using ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 44
Re- thinking home pricing strategy... This morning I had an interesting meeting with several other owner/brokers. We got to talking about online marketing  and how to improve our marketing skills.  From there we asked - how do buyers search for homes online?  Well that was a pretty easy question ...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 14
In the good old days, appliances that were not built-ins were not included in the house. The seller took them with them from house to house. It didn't matter if they were older as long as they worked. Flash forward to today, the appliances now stay with the house. This includes the stove, frig, w...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 12
Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Represent Our History.While many admire these neighborhoods as they drive through on the way to their rural or outer-suburban home, to many of us who remember many of the areas before or as they were developed, these homes represent our history.  MLS #: AR8558350...
By Harry Ikanson
Comments 88
Real estate is a cut throat business, and the sobering reality is that not all real estate agents survive it.  Initially, people who go into real estate have high hopes and expectations, only to have them spiraling into reality later on. Real estate is a highly lucrative profession, offering high...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 37
I remember early on in my career that people used to talk about the "brass Ring" as if it was some mythical beast or accomplishment. Kind of like the ever dangling carrot in front of you that was supposed to motivate to do more and get more you was my take on the whole stupid mess but whatever.No...
By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
Comments 10
                          Can you see the potential for water intrusion in this picture? There are actually three, three that are simple to fix, or if left alone, can be costly to repair. One, the downspout does not have an extension. This will result in rain water pooling around the foundation w...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 26
The Number One Secret of Real Estate!The number one secret of Real Estate is that there are no secrets. I get calls all the time from people that want to see a house they saw on line that looks like a great deal. Of course we all want a great deal but generally I see several things happen: It is ...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Comments 19
Ready or Not, It's Yard Sale Season The signs are everywhere, directing would-be shoppers. Signs with addresses, arrows and sometimes items available for sale. Good signage is important to a successful sale. In many areas, neighborhoods, communities and some times towns gather together to schedul...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 14
Now that you’re a homeowner, you are ready to take on the responsibilities and take good care of your new home.As soon as you get the keys, conduct an orientation of your new home.  Make sure you know which keys unlock what, that the garage door opener actually opens the garage, and how to turn o...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 25
Many people don't know this, but when the last guest has left Disneyland for the evening and the place is emptied out of visitors, all the night lights come on and the night crews come to work. The place becomes a beehive of activities all over the park. Everything gets a look-over, touch-up and ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 38
I do not need my own Buyer Broker, all I have to do is make a GOOD offer boasts a buyer yesterday.  They then turn to me and blurt out "So what is a GOOD offer anyway?" These first time Buyers had no experience with buying and loaded with bad advice, were not going to listen to anyone. They had a...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 72
Should YOU Care?? Absolutely if you are in the business of being found.April 21st 2015 - D-day for change to the Mobile Friendly Ranking AlgorithmDo YOUR clients find you from mobile devices?? Mine do. Since 28% are on mobile and 15% of my clients use a tablet to surf my site, then I would be cra...
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