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By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 90
I've been a Real Estate Agent since 1998. I've been with a handful of National real estate brokerages during that time. Men routinely dressed in shirts and ties, women wore pant suits and everyone wore name tags. Back when I first started my real estate career some of my commission splits were a...
By Inspiration Station
Comments 16
New homeowners, old homeowners, 2nd property owners and more are now searching for information regarding this year's tax breaks.  This is an excellent way for you to get in on a timely subject and expand your exposure online. Check out this post here regarding first time homebuyer tax credits for...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 38
Which Should You Buy A House Or Condo? A decision when purchasing a home here in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama especially for the first time home buyer is whether to buy a house or a condo or possibly a town home. The difference between them can be huge; with a house the home owner is responsib...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 67
One Bathroom In The House, Can I Remove The Tub and Only Have A Shower?   That’s what I was asked by someone a few years ago.   The short answer, is “Of course, it’s your home.  You can do whatever you like”.   But   What if(and he had indicated he might) I ever want to sell?   Well, there will b...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 31
Whether you dedicate yourself to blogging and sharing content via the internet, or you consistently use direct mail campaigns, or you drip email all over your SOI...the goal is the same.  You want the phone to ring.  Every call has potential.  It is how you measure your success, it is how you lea...
By Terry McCarley, REALTOR, SRES, CDPE - Cape Coral, FL
(Right Choice Realty - Cape Coral & Fort Myers, FL)
Comments 4
LEE COUNTY FLORIDA HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION APPLICATION PERIOD ENDS 03/01/2015   The Lee County Florida Homestead Exemption ends March 1, 2015.   If you purchased or moved into a new primary residence in 2014 you have until March 1 to file for the special tax breaks available for full-time residents. ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 71
'A' is always going to be the first letter of alphabets! I am not sure why there is so much of concern and talk over the recent changes in Real Estate Industry. And even more concerns about the future of ActiveRain! Don't we know that..... We, at ActiveRain, have our own community. We, at ActiveR...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 27
This morning, whilst I was doing downward dog on my yoga mat, and listening to the birdies chirp happily in the backyard... yeah.... not. I ain't no yoga guy, and I ain't no hollaback girl. This morning I treated an old client, and old "friend" to breakfast as a favourite haunt.  Was I playing ho...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 32
Buy What Makes You Smile   Long Island is aptly named. With so many neighborhoods to choose from - an estimated 198 divided between two counties - Nassau and Suffolk - how does an out-of-town buyer even begin to know where to start?   The answer lies in jotting down, early on, the lifestyle choic...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 21
Yesterday I experienced miscommunication between the listing agent and the buyer's agent. I got put in the middle and then blamed for information I didn't have access to. No one called me to say the buyer is putting an offer on a house with a federal grant that limits household income. Miscommun...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
Comments 11
Are you selling your home? What gets buyers to say "Honey...Stop the Car!"?  Honey, Stop the Car! Many homes look exactly the same from the outside. The buyer may not even stop to look at all of your improvements. The picture of the home on the internet or the appearance when diriving by needs to...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 43
You slept?? No, you didn't!  You stewed! You rocked and rolled all night! And you don't want me to know it. I met with you last night and presented an offer from a buyer who saw your house yesterday on the very first day it was on the active market.  He loved it enough to make you an offer immedi...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 29
Many people do not know what goes on behind the scenes in a real estate transaction.  This is about one home showing and what we, as Realtors° have to endure before and after just to SHOW a home.   A client was coming into town in preparation for a relocation to the area.  He had previously seen ...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 58
In an attempt to make the homepage the best it can be, we continue to tweak the algorithm of what gets displayed.  Last night we implemented a new requirement; minimum word count.  In order to be eligible for a popular or high traffic blog, you post must have x amount of words.  If not, it doesn'...
By Edward Peterson, eDrake; CT
(eDrake)
Comments 21
The first rule in real estate is don't lie - sounds easy but it is the lazy persons fall-back position not only in real estate but many occupations. If you don't know say so and that you will find the answer and then: Do the work - the research, ask the questions, visit the web sites and maybe ev...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 87
  Verbal Offers?? I’m Not Holding My Breath!As long as I have been in real estate, I have never, that’s right, never presented a verbal offer on behalf of my buyer clients. I have however received more verbal offers than I care to count. When I receive a verbal offer, I politely ask the agent to ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 41
Yesterday was my son's first day in Real Estate Class. I waited for him to come home as a curious Realtor mother.   At around 9:15 P.M. the noise from his car muffler went louder as he got closer to the driveway. Then it died down. As soon as he entered the house in conjunction with the voice fro...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 66
     One of the last things I want my customers to ever say to me is, “That was creepy.”  But, it happened last weekend.        In preparation of a new listing, I like my clients to view the competition to really get a good feel for showing and pricing.   After all, the hard numbers don’t always...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 43
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Has ActiveRain Lost Its Google Juice? As I wander the Rain I keep encountering comments that indicate that Rainers feel like they've lost clout with Google.  The views on their AR stats page are lower.  That their phone doesn't ring like it used to and maybe being here in the ...
By Pauline Donnelly, Real Estate Coach
Comments 109
“Take one single moment to feel sorry for yourself, and then bounce back better than ever.” Barbara Corcoran I’m a big fan of real estate icon Barbara Corcoran and saw her post this on Facebook this week. It’s timely, because recently I’ve had a lot of real estate agents talk to me about how to ...
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