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By Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 43
     "Comments have been disabled by the author".  I just read a killer Blog.  A great explanation of the subject matter, with incredible insights and superb advice.  Throughout the blog, questions were posed.  "What should the average person do in this situation?  What do you thi...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 40
  Who knew I had such a big family?  Recently I lost a part of my family and my “family” of ActiveRainers came to my side to deliver virtual hugs, share tears, and stories of their own firsts,  their own horse stories their own lost pets. I vowed to comment on each of those posts. After finally c...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 29
Saturday Subscriber Finds 61 Thanks for stopping by the 61st edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. Here we feature the active and personable members of Active Rain, and give them a shout out for the week. Hey ladies watch out...this week we have an all male review. I was just dying to write that....
By Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
Comments 23
  Several times a week I get calls from people that have purchased or want to purchase at a Tax Deed Auction or a Foreclosure Auction.  Often they ask which is better.  The answer itself is not all that difficult, but the issues behind the answer are very complex.  Agents and Brokers should under...
By Janet Fetterman, Selling Luxury Lifestyles...
(Royal Shell Real Estate Inc)
Comments 48
Somewhere, someone must have "written the book" on how to engage and convert on line marketing leads to sales. Apparently, this is one book I've missed. You know the situation, something- you see on social media peaks your curiosity so you click on it to read more or click to watch ...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Comments 55
Did You Know? 7 Stages of Alzheimer's Disease As a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association, I continue to learn more and more about the disease. I believe it is often misunderstood. Many believe it's something that only affects older adults and that it is strictly about memory loss....
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 37
  So you just got your mortgage and saved some money or moved into your new home, CONGRATULATIONS! What typically happens in the next 1-2 months? A letter arrives talking about Bi-Weekly payments and how you can get out of debt and save tens of thousands in interest and payments by utilizing this...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 31
Having an image or two in a blog post makes a huge difference as to the drawing the reader’s interest to the page and capturing their eyes. The method to add an image is not hard and in this post I wanted to walk you through the steps so that you have that ability. Each blogging platform has a si...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 26
Days Are Filled with Flood Plains    This is a broad statement but remember I live, work and market in the ocean state, Rhode Island.  So yes, my days are filled with flood zones and their impact upon the RI coastal real estate properties I list, sell and that my home buyers want to buy.   It is ...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 89
It has been reported that Zillow is in advanced acquisition talks with rival Trulia. The current total value of Trulia shares is approximately two billion dollars. But both sites are dependent on revenue generated by the sale of ads to real estate agents, mortgage brokers, and other ancillary rea...
By Joy Roussell, Dedicated Realtor
Comments 27
Recently, I was looking through some of the posts here on Active Rain, and I came across a Home Stager who had a signature at the bottom of her posts.  At first, I didn't even know it was a signature, because it just said on top: "Posted By:" And it had her information, along with h...
By Teral McDowell, I am a Texas Realtor, Dallas and Collin County
(Keller Williams Central)
Comments 23
Ever wonder who makes the choice of title company on a purchase contract for the sale of a house? It's a choice that both the buyer and the seller make at two different points of interest. The listing agent and the seller will select a title company and escrow agent at the time of the listing...
By Enrico & Monica Roselli
(Realty World South Florida)
Comments 54
I am curious as to the feelings of Realtors and the public about Zillow buying Trulia. The perception of the public when it comes to the real estate industry is already so vague and misguided, let`s face it, most consumers haven`t got a clue as to how we get compensated and all that we do in any ...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 52
In A Changing Real Estate Market “Days On Market” Are Not Your Friends   It’s all about where you’re coming from…   Isn’t that typically the case?   Days on Market(known as DOM in REALTOR-speak) is an important factor for both buyers and sellers to understand.   Sellers should be mindful that one...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 73
Well this was a nice article to wake up to:  Home Guru - The most frequently asked questions about refinishng hardwood floors.   This is an article in a local online paper by a local real estate agent known as "The Home Guru." (Bill Primavera).   Now, let me tell how this transpired.   ...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 28
“What to do When You Can’t Get a Credit Report Corrected”   I tell my clients to go online to access the laws that deal with these issues:www.ftc.gov  then check out the Fair Debt Collect Practice Act (FDCPA).   Three months out diligent calling and email the creditor and credit bureaus these pro...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 54
More Than Home Buyers & Sellers Find You When You Blog Obviously our primary target audience when we post about local communities and events is home owners and home buyers.  But we've found that those posts get us found by more than just area home buyers and sellers, but others that indir...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
Want to know why I do not want to stage this house? The last thing anyone in business wants to do is turn business away, but I made the above statement to an agent recently. “Want to know why I do not want to stage this house.” Home staging isn’t just about moving furniture around; bringing in a ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 42
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers!   Guilty as charged fellow Rainers! I received an interesting email this week that said I was playing favorites in the ActiveRain Facebook Fridays Group and it was not fair. That person was absolutely correct! I have, do, and will continue to play favorites. Here...
By Jenn Hart
(Realtor, Richmond VA, Jefferson Properties )
Comments 15
I'll admit it....I'm a sucker for all those surveys on Facebook.  No, not the ones asking "how redneck are you" or "which character are you on Orange is the New Black".  I'm talking about the surveys that reveal interesting little nuggets about the  towns and citie...
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