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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 83
  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 11
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 ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 265
  Where Did I Go Wrong? Where did I go wrong? As I was driving back home after the showing of a beautiful home to my buyers, this is the question I was mulling it over in my mind! "Where did I go wrong?" Few minutes after I completed my showing, I received a call from listing agent. I was and I w...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 43
When a listing expires, after being on the market for a few months, chances are it’s overpriced.  Does it make sense for another agent to take that listing at the same price?  We see this happening frequently. The second agent justifies the lack of activity by stating that the marketing was not ...
By Frank Rubi, MBA, 504-229-7423
(Real Estate Broker - FrankRubiRealEstate.com, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La. Great Louisiana Homes)
Comments 8
Thanks Active Rain Another Closing from a post on Active Rain     Last Tuesday we closed on a new construction residential home in West Baton Rouge. The buyer found a post last October. We placed his previous home on the market in January. Four days later we were under contract. We should close t...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 58
What do you think about when you know you will be listing a home?  There’s more than a commission at the end of that road.  With every listing, there will be, first and foremost, a piece of real estate to market, and with marketing, there follows more business. Marketing is what will make the ph...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 46
Not All My Clients Are Tech Savvy   I don't expect all my clients to be technology wizards.  Some of them are far from it.   From time to time, we encounter a client who doesn't own a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet computer, who lacks the ability to send text messages or email. These clients ma...
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 15
  Insurance Claim in the Apartment May Have Opened an Upgraded Market in Roseville     There is an apartment community in Sacramento Region, in the city of Roseville, that had a moisture condition that destroyed the common wall between two kitchens of two units. The water damage included the dryw...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 98
What's the difference between solid hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring? Which is better? Many of my customers ask whether solid hardwood or engineered hardwood flooring is better, and which is less expensive. Of course the answer is "it depends." It depends on many factors including your s...
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