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By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 38
Right now, some of the nicest condo options in Washington, DC are units in townhouses that are being converted into 2 to 4 unit condos.  Typically, a developer will start with a DC row house with two main living levels, plus attic and basement.  Then the space will be transformed into two 2-level...
By Jaime Westman
Comments 6
Crowdfunding is a new way for anyone to gain money online from friends as well as anonymous people who want to help fund their ideas or necessities in life. GoFundMe has taken Americans’ interest in free money and helping those in need to another level. The site allows individuals to sign up, sha...
By Jeffrey Jones, AZ Home Seekers,
(AZ Home Seekers)
Comments 45
In this business we learn early that we have to get along with other agents. This is one of the few professions where we compete for listings and market share , but need to work cooperatively to get properties shown and offers accepted. But some agents just just don't get it. It's amazing how muc...
By Rosemarie Heindel, Rosemarie Heindel
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Comments 50
Recently, while searching for new listings, I noticed a house that had photos taken above the roof line. From that high vantage point it either had to be from a hot air balloon or a drone!  I thought the FAA was still evaluating the expansion of drone use in the real estate market and had not app...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 63
When you're writing to attract prospects - let your personality show! Whether you’re writing a blog post, a web page, or an email to a prospect, one of the first things you need to do is get rid of the notion that your high school or college composition teacher is going to critique your work.They...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 68
Triple Treat In 'Rain!It was a sunny day in Boston area! And it was my lucky day, too! Because....I enjoyed a "Triple Treat in 'Rain!"First, it was a call from Sharon Paxson. I was about to leave for my small group meeting when I received a call from area code 949. As much as I thought it to be a...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 25
What Does  A Seller Reveal When They  Want A Negotiation Cushion on the Listing? I have been busy this past week with listing presentations.  That's a good thing.  The sellers have been attentive, have understood the comparables and the analysis, and have been reasonably receptive to the value of...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 77
I just read a question on the Q &A section posed by Maureen Harmonay  who asked, “Do you require buyers’ agents to accompany their clients during showings of your listings?” I thought I’d share my thoughts on this topic. We are listing agents, and our main focus is to deliver our sellers to the c...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 38
The results are in, it was a close one but the majority has chosen May 11-16th for our 2015 Spring MeetUp week.  Now comes the fun part, hosting!Hosting a MeetUp doesn't take much, anyone is welcome and able to host.  Each attendee is on their own for food and drink so you're basically picking a ...
By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware, Cecil County, and S. Chester County, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Comments 56
A client who is looking for a piece of land on which to build a house for his family asked me about a particular parcel in Wilmington that has been on the market for 3 years (great starting news). Under “Disclosures” on the MLS, the listing agent has included maps of the property with large print...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin/SF/Sonoma Sellers to Buyers!
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 17
Well, that may be so but there's always another year!  My top 5 real estate  tips to become real estate investor savvy are:1.  Buy real estate if you don't already own it.  Why?  The world of deductions, my friend.  Not to under-play the deduction for the self-employed who already deduct expenses...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 14
Podcast Channel: Digital Marketing Strategies  Here is a current list of podcast episodes on my iTune channel for you convenience:   How to Choose the Right Website for Your Target Market  So How Do I Get it all Done?  Take Back Your Listings- Real Estate SEO Finding Time Wasters and Savers   You...
By Ricki Eichler, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source
(CastNet Realty)
Comments 16
For most, tax season is over and you can breathe a sigh of relief.  For others, an extension had to be filed.  Too many things to do, not enough time, other people's schedules got in the way and a myriad of excuses or reasons why the taxes could not get filed on time.If you are like me, filing ta...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 5
 I am not one who believes Opportunity knocks only once. True enough, we can miss great opportunities and they will pass us by, but more often than not the next great opportunity is just around the corner. They real key to taking advantage of great opportunities is the ability to see them. Better...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 32
If you're thinking of selling your Northern Colorado home, now is a great time. Inventory is low, demand is high and prices are rising. If your home is properly prepared and effectively marketed, it is likely to sell quickly and for top dollar.   But what are you going to do once your home is sol...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 30
Why New Home Builders Use "Preferred Lenders".  An Agent's View. This post inspired by John Meussner in CFPB targeting MSAs? About Time!             The matters of preferred lender, closing help, etc., are very complicated and often above the pay grade of most home buying consumers and many inexp...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
Don’t Be Scared Away By What You See on Reality TV.  I love the home and garden shows that can be seen on television. It is a good way to bring the topics of home improvement and updating as well as home staging to the public. However, as with most reality shows, there has to be a certain amount ...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
Comments 43
When Google says, “Jump”, do you say how high?  Or, do you question their authority?  We are referring to the new edict Google has put forth that websites should be “mobile friendly” before April 21st, 2015, or else!  Or else, what? If you are concerned that your luxury real estate website will n...
By Stacye Beaver
(PrimeLending, A Plains Capital Company)
Comments 18
Just a few tidbits on selecting a mortgage loan officer for your purchase or refinance:1.  Don't call your bank JUST because your bank account is there.  They are not allowed to give you a better rate or closing costs over an applicant who doesn't bank with them.2.  Don't select a lender JUST bec...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty
(Zion Realty)
Comments 69
Some may say I'm a fanatic when it comes to keeping my house clean. Every Saturday we break out the cleaning materials, the rags, the swiffer dusters, and the vacuum and get to work tidying up from the previous week's worth of living. Arizona is famous for it's dust. Your home can get dusty somet...