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By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 48
Fishhawk Lake-Gift Giving Ideas  Being a photographer at Fishhawk Lake, I have scads of pictures of different seasons. Since people happen upon my blogposts and look at my copious amounts of pictures on ActiveRain as well as my website, I decided to take it a step further and use my photos as occ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 94
Staging Your Offer   Yes, it can be done. And probably should, in particular if there are multiple offers and you want your offer, like a home, to show its best.   Perhaps the subtitle should be "Dressed for Success!"   Let’s face it – you want your offer to look great! You’ve made an e...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 41
 It was one of those weeks that left just enough time for me to find some terrific posts on ActiveRain.  So here they are: Sharon Milligan:  No Thanks, I Can't Take the Commission. You Keep It!  Sharon clearly knows how to create raving fans who will send lots of future referrals. Chris Ann C...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 104
Attracting New Clients - What’s your Style?    Most of my business comes from referrals, and that makes me happy. It confirms my desire to offer exemplary service and an all around enjoyable experience.  Obviously, if my clients and former clients feel I’m doing a good job, they won’t hesitate to...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 49
     In an earlier post, I eluded to my passion for photography and the challenges it can pose for seasoned pro as well as the novice. Having studied photography at Purdue University for 3 years, I have learned to shoot everything from nudes to junk yards. Back in the days of analog (film) one no...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 56
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- August 10 to August 16, 2014.   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person! August 10:...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 42
This is a custom home pre-drywall inspection - and a steel beam that's too short. How does a home inspector know that a steel beam is too short?  By looking at it.  This is what you can see. It is a large bump out, bay window style. The span is 16', supporting a load-bearing wall above. A...
By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
Comments 8
A quick peek in the Coeur d'Alene MLS for homes for sale as short sales on 8/16/14 turned up a list of 56. They range in price from a high of $1,500,000 for two waterfront homes on Lake Coeur d'Alene in Worley down to $39,900 for a little house in Kellogg. One thing's for sure, short ...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 45
5 Ways to use Landing Pages for your Real Estate Business | Online Marketing Strategies & SEO If you are looking for an effective way to increase the number of leads you can generate for your business, creating the right landing pages may be the best solution. Landing pages are often erroneou...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 28
Zoning Laws . . . The Hidden Governing Factor Under all is land . . . but under land is -- ZONING!! Most people don't realize that Zoning Laws are here . . . there . . . and everywhere.  In real estate, Zoning Laws are not discussed all that often, unless there's some type of dispute.  B...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 42
“Bait and Switch is Alive and Well”   I was reading an article about a fine that was assessed by the CFPB against Amerisave Mortgage Corporation and its affiliate Novo Appraisal Management Company. The fine was 19.3 million big ones.   This bait and switch stuff has been going on in the mortgage ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 50
Grueling Week ~ I do NOT want more, PLEASE!! There are many in the general public, and even a few in the real estate industry, that think being a real estate agent is easy.   To those that may think this . . .  I would love to do a FREAKY FRIDAY and exchange this past week of GRUEL with them! It ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 24
Saturday Subscriber Finds 64 Hi, and thanks for stopping by the 64th edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. Today I would like to introduce you to three members with no particular theme in mind. I stumbled across these members this week, and I've enjoyed reading each one of them, so I wanted t...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 38
Why Does Kathleen Daniels Vet Buyers On San Jose Homes For Sale??   Kathleen Daniels has a policy and a promise to the sellers of the San Jose homes she lists to attempt to vet out  buyers on all offers received. To vet a buyer means to verify or check for validity, authenticity and accuracy. Muc...
By Marcie Sandalow, Bethesda Chevy Chase DC real estate
(Marcie Sandalow Evers & Company Real Estate 301.758.4894 )
Comments 32
Murphy's Law. Bad Luck.  Crappy Timing.  There's a lot of stuff that can happen to your home as you prepare to list it for sale. And it's understandable. As (most of) you begin the long slog of de-cluttering, primping and getting ready for photos, some problems are revealed.  Could be...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 9
  CHFA Revising Income & Sales Price Limits On August 18, 2014.  The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is Connecticut’s Premier Mortgage Loan Program for “First Time Homebuyers”.  CHFA is a Quasi Government Agency that provides a 30-year fixed rate Mortgage Program, with an intere...
By Rachel Rabinowitz, The Baltimore Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Baltimore MD)
Comments 37
The Two Most Misused Phrases in Real Estate Negotiations   Do you mean what you say and say what you mean? It sounds simple enough, yet curiously I'm finding this basic tenant of negotiation is being ignored by many Realtors and their clients in today's marketplace. In this busy Spring 20...
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 51
  I Won't Crawl Under Your Home, You Have Animals Living Under There!   I consider myself an animal lover of sorts; pets, wildlife, humane treatment and consumption. I think we can live harmoniously the animals but there are some things that I won't do. Crawling into their home is one of ...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 33
The Frankin TN housing market has been crazy this year. Homes that are priced appropriately and properly prepared for sale are selling quickly. You would think that buyers would be knocking our doors down trying to find the right buyer's agent to help them buy a home. Instead, what I am findi...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 48
Meet Up at Dagny's in Wilton, CT 8-14-14 We had record numbers !!!!   27 attendees!  We all had a really great time! Phil Faranda needed to do the ALS Ice Challenge with some witnesses..... Kirk's (Kirk Eason  = Dagny's husband) book was also admired by all - some actually bought it o...
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