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By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 97
Puppies, Kittens, Porn, Roger D. Mucci and The Common Denominator Is...   What’s That You Say?   You Know     Playful Puppies, Kute Kittens, Porn, Roger Mucci       What’s The Common Denominator, You Ask?   Well, Each is Popular...Well in Some Circles     Since The Advent Of The Internet, There S...
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 44
If you have ever made boo-boos personal or otherwise, then you have unsold yourself. You have caused others to take a look at you and it is a step backward. THINK:  Your personal stock just took a dip. Depending on how you handle the faux pas (or worse) will determine how far you fall. There are ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 66
The old joke is if you bring in 10 home inspectors you Will get 10 different reports.  In reality this is not true, you may only get 5. One of the most important jobs in a Home Buyers eyes and one of the dreaded parts of selling by a Home Seller. The most important part of any inspection is ident...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 37
  Dormant Wasp Hives Are A Reminder     While tearing apart some deck railing yesterday, I came across some dormant wasp hives. In this 5 foot section of railing there must have been 10-12 hives, one was small and active. It was a reminder of a couple of things.   During the hotter month we will ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 45
Are You Having Good or Bad Bananas? A real estate broker early in my career was a great inspiration to me. He wasn't all that educated but he knew real estate and he knew people. He wasn't afraid to ask for the business or to compete to get the listing. His methods worked then are still relevant ...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 111
 Instructions say two hours notice I am trying to set up appointments for properties Sometimes companies that have these properties listed have appointment centers . That is good I have had wonderful experiences with them . Many times you can set up your appointment on line . This allows you the ...
By Mark Wagner Jr.
(Zion Realty)
Comments 72
  As I was going about my normal real estate business, my clients that I am currently working asked a very simple question to me last week... do you think it would be ok to close early?! Of course! My immediate response was to leap out of my chair and do my dance of joy! What agent doesnt want to...
By Dale Ross, Realty Group
(CEO - Dale Ross Realty Group)
Comments 13
    Do you ever wonder why some homes sell quickly while some homes linger on the market for months? Homes do not sell quickly and for a high price by accident or by luck. It take planning and preparation to sell a home for the highest price and in a reasonable amount of time. It takes great mark...
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 35
These two girls have to go! WHY? MISS REPRESENTATION and MISS LEADING are not welcomed anywhere. There is no room for their exaggeration, stretching the truth or embellishment when it comes to trading high line, expensive items like Real Estate. I know people get excited about their listing and ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 42
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Reading The Tea Leaves, Why Local News & Market Reports Matter! Housing markets are volatile.  Up, down, left, right, sprinkle in a new construction development or some local economic news and the direction can shift quickly.  The home that had no competition is now up against...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 31
March Madness Contest Round 5 - The Finals After a hard-fought round 4, we now have the final two competitors remaining in the competition.  The final results are in and can be found here or in .pdf format here. The Midwest-West battle was poised to be a tough one, and it didn’t disappoint.  Mich...
By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 18
All jobs require a specific skill set, a particular professional swagger, an acquired air of ability that translate into an unquestioned competence. The world of real estate is no different. Unlike the thirty minute episodes of HGTV, pairing home seekers with a new home doesn’t always consist of ...
By Inspiration Station
Comments 23
Ahhh Spring, with the blossoming cherry trees and daffodils popping up, it makes now a great time of year to work on one's curb appeal.  After all, we don't want potential buyers cruising by your listing without taking a peek because of a poor first impression!  Set the tone for what's to come......
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 86
  Can a Buyer Make Repairs on a Home Prior to Closing?Regardless of the age of the home that is being purchased, buyers should always get the home inspected by a licensed home inspector. Whether the contract is “As Is with No Repairs” or not, it is in the best interest of the buyers to know if th...
I've written a number of articles about how innovative Starbucks is. But even the most innovative companies can sometimes get burned by their own moves. Case in point: #RaceTogether. Less than a week after launching what they described as a "U.S. race relations campaign"...Starbucks pulled the pl...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 45
Readjustment of Work Time and Goals The March Challenge issued by Grant Schneider gave me cause to stop and think just what I did I last year that I am not be doing this year. I don't consider myself a quitter so when I leave a practice or activity behind it is because it no longer works with my ...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
Comments 13
Finding good ideas gone wrong is nearly a daily experience for the home inspector I often kid that I know enough about something to be dangerous. There are times while looking through a house that it seems that those who should know don't know what they should know with potentially dangerous resu...
By Nikesh Parekh, VP of New Ventures, Trulia
(Trulia)
Comments 18
Surprisingly, yes!  Online dating and selling your house have many similarities. On my run this morning, I listened to my favorite podcast Freakonomics.  This week's episode is called "What You Don't Know About Online Dating," a replay of a 2014 episode.   Stephen Dubner interviews a Stanford Pro...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 47
                                 “I Hate Being Surprised by Unshared Information” I don’t usually ask if the home being purchased is a FLIP and no one mentioned it, Neither Realtor or the buyer (my client). We didn’t find out until the title work came back from the attorney. The property was purc...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 47
If you want heating or air conditioning HVAC air filters MUST let air flow through them! There are two philosophies on HVAC air filtration - 1.  Use the real cheap ones, let air flow more easily, and the system operates more efficiently.2.  Use the expensive, high filtration ones, which restrict ...
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