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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 106
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 33
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 94
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 58
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...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 69
Do You Damage The Value of a Home When You Reduce The Number of Bedrooms?    One would think that to take a home and change three bedrooms into two would be a dangerous thing to do to a home.   You are losing the ability of having the family unit be able to move right into a home with 2 children,...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 20
Why And How Mortgage Interest Rates Matter To Today's Home Buyers   If you're in the market to purchase a home in the forseeable future, you may want to take advantage of todays' historically low interest rates. All projections for 2015 are that mortgage rates will increase by this time next year...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 83
She walks into a room as though she owns it and  followed by an entourage of several hundred, holding her train.  Eyes turn away, they look down, or away... no direct eye contact. Yes, she's a big deal.  Yes, she's the queen of local real estate.  Yes she's driving the latest greatest and wieldin...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 46
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  7 Keys To Real Estate Blogging Success Keyboard.  Check. Blog.  Check. Brain.  Check. You've got the essentials you need to turn your ideas into customer contacts.  Now maybe we've oversimplified it a bit, but you've got a pretty powerful tool right between your ears (although...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 34
When a contractor decides to forgo the usual steps constructing a garage, a back yard toy comes inside. Growing up no one had a trampoline in my neighborhood. We had to make do jumping on our beds. We enjoyed it, my parents not so much. My kids have a trampoline and so do the neighbors. In fact I...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 93
If you're an ActiveRain newbie, there's something you need to know. If you want to buy ghost written marketing materials for your web site or for print "advertorials", that's one thing.  But here on ActiveRain?  Not such a great idea. Last week, while I was doing Google checks on some of my Last ...
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