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By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 45
Whether you are Buying or Selling a home, there are certain words or phrases that can stop a conversation, bring silence to a stadium and strikes fear to the agents involved. Many Buyers and home Sellers here in the Manchester NH area often learn this hard way. Some are light heart-ed and some ar...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio)
Comments 51
My husband and I have moved 3 times which means we have sold 2 homes so I totally understand the frustration of  selling a home! One frequent complaint by sellers is that the buyer's agent is late for their scheduled appt. I'd like to briefly shed some light on why this happens. Last weekend was ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 33
  Finding your Voice on Active Rain and the World Wide Web is critical to your success!   I must admit it took me a while to find my “voice”, once I found it no one could stop me.    Negative attitudes, hostile or opposing comments did not mean anything they just strengthened my voice. Yesterday ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 35
"No thank you, I'm fine." "No really, I'm good." "Trust me, I've got mad skills in this field. I really know what I'm doing, but I appreciate your persistence." That was my brief conversation with the salesman at a local big box hardware store tonight. After 40+ years in the electrical industry, ...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 54
Urine trouble! An offer is made on a short sale. It is accepted by sellers and third party, clients are under contract, allowing due diligence time-lines to begin. Sellers move out, leaving behind a 20-year old son and his large, skittish dog.   After setting an appointment, I ring the doorbell. ...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 118
Unprofessional or Personalized?If I was to ask ten Realtors® if they would prefer to work in an office vs from home, their answers would probably be based on their personality type.Here are two different personality types and type of work environment they would feel more comfortable in. Keep in m...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 66
Updated 11/20 at 3:30PM... All of the Fixes in this post are live on the site.  You're good to go! We appreciate all of the troubleshooting you've sent our way the last couple of days (that was an awfully political way to say it, right?!). At 3:30PM Pacific on Thursday 11/20, our team of develope...
By Kris Neese, Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain
(Trulia | ActiveRain)
Comments 22
Thank you to everyone who helped to test out our new Q&A site yesterday.  This blog has some of the interesting questions we came across as our team closely monitored the new release. We finished the day with 80 questions and 240 answers, which in my opinion is a great ratio! Most Answered These ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 107
When reviewing Listings in the MLS there are certain phrases or words that may make you want to run, far away. When reviewing homes that have not sold, many home Sellers here in the Manchester NH area often ask why their home did not sell. Some times the answer as easy as looking up their listing...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 10
If you have ever had to have orthopedic surgery (like knee or shoulder surgery), then you likely understand the long term commitment required before and after the surgery takes place. Sure, we all wish the Doctor would prescribe us some quick-healing pills to take, but the reality is that these t...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker - Let's Talk Atlanta Real Estate
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
Comments 114
I put up my sign and installed my lockbox without a signed listing agreement.   I met with the seller on two occasions and we went over the process of selling a home, agreed on a sales price and hammered out the details for arranging showings. Now there's another agent calling me to come and take...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 35
Chicken? Chickens are becoming really popular “pets” to have lately but before you decide to put up a coupe in your back yard you’ll want to check the local zoning bye-laws to see if you can even have chickens and more importantly, roosters, where you live.  You’ll also want to check with your ne...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 12
Conventional Condo Loans Rejected by Lender for Comments on FHA’s Site Recently, we were contacted by a property management company for assistance with an FHA condominium project approval.  The project had been submitted to and was rejected by FHA for three reasons.  Yesterday, the property manag...
By Susan Haughton, Your Client-centric Alexandria VA REALTOR
(Long & Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 42
As a Listing Agent, there is a lot I can do to help you prepare and price your home for sale.  In fact, let's count the ways: Whole house  - including the exterior and yard - assessment of condition Recommendations on clearing and storing clutter Complimentary staging consultation to present your...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 95
Last week I attended 2 separate listing appointments in the same neighborhood. Both home sellers had something in common... and it wasn't that they both had noses on their faces. They both had been "harassed" as they say by "out-of-control door knocking real estate agents." One of the sellers tol...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 44
We are pleased to announce major improvements to the Question & Answer site on ActiveRain! The Q&A site is a place where real estate agents and other industry pros can ask their colleagues questions that will help them work smarter and live better. ActiveRain is all about community, and this is a...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 39
     After what some call the "falling of the real estate market" lenders changed their requirements for mortgages.  Gone ...thankfully ...were the "No doc"....just need to fog  a mirror to get a mortgage days. Buyers are required to have real jobs with paystubs or third party profit and loss sta...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 30
People don't care what you know until they know that you care.  One of the best ways to show people that you care is to learn to listen to what they are saying and to respond to what they are saying in a positive manner. "We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we sp...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale in a 55+ Community in Palm Beach County Palm Beach County is home to many active 55+ communities.  Just head anywhere west of Military Trail and there are any number of these communities. So, when it’s time for you to sell, it’s important that you make your ho...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 60
Through the Front Door the Senses Take Over Photos grab the attention of the buyer. But Sellers, simply having good photos doesn't get the house sold. You have to have good curb appeal and that includes not having any major distractions from your neighbors. A junky neighbor, the neglected house n...
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