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By Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga
(Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715)
Comments 19
A local high-end neighborhood newspaper was issued this weekend.  I didn't need to know their schedule to know that it had come out - I knew by the number of calls I received about an affordable listing that I had.  To most, this would be great.  However, with all things great, it takes time to i...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 58
Our AR Member Could Use Your Support Now. Yesterday I learned that Bobbie Smith’s husband passed away this weekend.  You may know that he had colon cancer, and Bobbie has been missing from AR for some time.  I asked her permission if I could let the members here know, and I know that she misses e...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 36
March Madness Contest Hello all!  March is upon us and for those who live in snow regions know that spring is around the corner.  Those of us in the Northeast wish that it would come very quickly this year! But for much of the country, it’s March Madness time and even those who don’t watch or fol...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 62
Mobile Friendly Website WWW.ENDREBARATH.COM Posted on Mar 2, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects |     There has  been a lot of discussion for the past couple of  years  about the importance of going Mobile Friendly with Real Estate and any other websites. Needless to say...
By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 18
                If you’re ever finding yourself in a slow period of work or unable to produce some new ideas for your business than you will need to boost your creative thinking skills.  Everyone in the business world is busy, but everyone should set time aside to flex their creative muscles.  It...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 31
Sellers, there are more expenses to selling your home than commissions if you're not ready to sell. One of worst things a seller can do is overprice his/her home when it first comes on the market. A small overage is one thing, but when that overage hits 10, 15, 20, 30% and beyond, it's like burni...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 47
  Agent.Watch   With the rise in crimes against real estate agents, it is time to be proactive. We need to take precautions and pay attention to safety in the workplace. And just short of hiring a bodyguard “Agent.Watch” sounds like the perfect app for real estate agents.   I just read an article...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 53
  You Are NOT Ready To Sell Your House Yet!!Homeowners decide to sell their house for number of reasons. Regardless of the reason, the sale price of their house is dictated by local market conditions. Homes are worth as much as buyers are willing to pay! Nothing more, nothing less. In some parts ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 20
  Subdividing Farm Acreage Into Smaller Lots - Is It Worth It?                                                            Lots of open space and large acreage farms are slowly disappearing from Eastern Pennsylvania.  It seems that many are under the impression that if the property is subdivided i...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 65
Can You Have Too Many Counter Offers? A counteroffer is actually a rejection of the offer from the other party and a counter proposal back to them. Some sellers and buyers go back and forth many times. As an agent in Clarksville TN it is my job to help keep all this negotiating straight and to ad...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 22
With more and more predictions of the interest rates rising later this year, it is important Borrowers are aware of the different features associated with the mortgage program they are applying for.  One such feature Borrowers need to be aware of in a rising interest rate market is if the mortgag...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 61
Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 41
A Hat Trick - Home Inspection Findings                                              Chelan Home Inspections   Hat Trick n. Sports   1. Three goals scored by one player in one game, as in ice hockey. 2. Three wickets taken in cricket by a bowler in three consecutive balls. 3. Three consecutive win...
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-February 22 to February 28, 2015   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!  Or it c...
By Steve Vondran, Real Estate Lawyer
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
Comments 27
Hi again, this post provides general legal information that every real estate broker and agent in the United States should be aware of.  I will be discussing the recent UNANIMOUS United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans  If you are the kind of person...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 65
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 10
I have learned several years ago that many buyers don't understand, or are afraid of buying a lot and building a new home. Many times they just don't know all that is involved and are afraid of cost over runs. Time is also a factor. In fact, I know someone that did a walk-thru recently in Winches...
By Giselle Lampe, Giselle Lampe Napa Valley Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
Comments 31
Today we heard sad news, that Leonard Nimoy, aka. Mr. Spock has passed away.  He was 83 years old and passed away in his home in Los Angeles, cause of death is reported to be end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mr. Nimoy, was accomplished in more things than just portraying so perfec...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 120
No Commission is Worth Your Life   An agent in our area went on a listing appointment . The house looked run down , Upon entering the house the seller locked the door behind her . The home was in disarray and had a horrible smell . She had a sinking feeling in her stomach that something was amiss...
By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams Realty - Westlake Village, CA)
Comments 18
What is My Home Worth Right Now?     Jay & Michelle Lieberman | Keller Williams Realty | (818) 665-5306 | info@teamjaymichelle.com             Keeping track of the value of your home, your most important investment, is extremely important and commendable.  We like to continually provide our past,...
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