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By David Bailey, "Creating Clients for Life" Cell # 631-767-8948
(The Mortgage Outlet NMLS # 36861)
Comments 50
5 Things That Could Devalue Your Home When it comes to listing your home on the market, a common concern is wanting to increase its value and allow it to stay competitive in the local area. Many people work to remodel their property or make minor upgrades to increase the selling potential of thei...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
Comments 18
You know, the mortgage industry is filled with a lot of great times.  Closings, filled with happy family members getting their new home, real estate agents smiling because you ACTUALLY got that deal to close on time even though you just found out about a week ago.  There are lots of things to cel...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 41
HUD Section 184 Mortgages – Native American Lending Program   The Section 184 Native American home loan program is a wonderful benefit for many.  This program is specifically designed for Native American Indians and Alaska Natives who are members of a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Villa...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty
(Zion Realty)
Comments 87
After months of looking at homes you finally find that one special house you just can't wait to call home. You and your Real Estate Agent carefully research all of the comparable homes in the area to formulate an offer and you can't help but notice that all of the other homes in the neighborhood...
By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
Comments 48
Are you seeing and hearing what you think you are? Our thoughts come at us like water flowing over a waterfall. We make quick decisions, because that is the type of people we are. We see or hear about a situation and we respond. We look at a photo or see a couple sitting in a restaurant and decid...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Comments 36
Our ActiveRain MeetUp took place yesterday, January 19 in Safety Harbor Florida at the Whistle Stop Cafe & Bar. Seven of us made it to the MeetUp and two others had to cancel last minute due to changes in closing date and clients in from out of town. Two excellent reasons to cancel. Business has ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 150
  I don’t want to work with a Realtor®! I was reading Conrad Allen’s post on “Why a buyer should have a Realtor® represent them”, made a comment and realized I had a blog in the making. I got a call on one of my active listings that has a Contingent contract. The caller said he didn’t understand ...
You found the investment opportunity you have been looking for. Your offer has now been accepted and you are eager to waive the financing condition. You have submitted a financing application through your lending advisor or directly to the lender and are anxiously waiting to hear back. Declined! ...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
Comments 61
REALTORS® - Happy About New Improved Supra e-Key Lock boxes   Supra eKey Lock boxes offer more room for multiple keys, gate codes, offering Listing Agents to pick their own CBS codes and longer battery life. The new and improved lockboxes feature Bluetooth and Infrared Technology. Throughout Marc...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 87
     How do you deal with a Seller whose numerous adult children keep interjecting themselves into the transaction?  How do you handle them when they call you, when they advise the Seller?  What do you say when they give instructions to both you the Listing Broker, and to the Seller?      The Sel...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 73
     Mid October, I received a text from a previous client asking me to work with her brother who was relocating from the Chicago area to Phoenix.  I immediately called her brother, spoke in depth with him about his motivation, time frame and where he was in his home search.  I was delighted to f...
By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector - 402-330-1701
(Foundation-2-Rooftop, Inc.)
Comments 33
If you're going to be a home inspector, you need to have a sense of humor.  Not only did they drywall around the meter, they then installed a drop ceiling light covering it up.  It took the entire home inspection on this Omaha, NE home, but I found it! For more funny photos, check out www.omaha-h...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 44
A good manager broker has proper controls in place.  But if you have too much control it could be counter productive. With regard to your own clients and your individual business you need to be in control to see that nothing gets derailed. I have found that some owners here in Westchester County ...
By Rob Spinosa, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Comments 46
A Call to Alarms   While the title of this post may be a play on words, the subject is no joke.  The villain goes by the moniker "The Silent Killer," and he potentially has access to both your home and mine.  As a California mortgage professional, carbon monoxide poisoning is a real issue for me ...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender -, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
Comments 68
Debut of Fannie Mae's Appraisal Review Slated for January 26, 2015              Fannie Mae has rolled out a new safeguard for Lenders and Underwriters, as they continue to strive for Appraisal integrity and accuracy ...     This new Lender's tool becomes available on January 26, 2015 ... the very...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 90
    Serendipty Sunday – The Importance of You Being Present in the Moment!   I have been so very fortunate this week to hit an ActiveRain milestone, and I couldn’t have done it without the community that is here, willing to help and willing to contribute to my success!   There are folks here who ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 61
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 11 to January 17, 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 co...