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By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 12
Mike Cooper hails from Winchester, VA.  His passion is real estate and he started in 1992 as an investor.  Thanks for being part of the ActiveRain Family Mike! For your chance at getting highlighted, fill out the form here.
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 37
I read a headline this morning that reminded me of how important it is to always check out the contractors who do work for you. The headline read,  "Maine Exam Board Issues Warning About Former Master Electrician, Offers Free Inspections."  It just reminded me once again that everyone who profess...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 16
I’m not usually a big fan of boxing but I have to admit that even I’m getting excited about the upcoming fight! It seems that everybody is talking about the May 2nd brawl between the two champions and everybody is certain who the winner is going to be. The bout itself has almost become a controve...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 35
Patches... even our old friend Clarence Carter would have to agree that there is a right way and a wrong way to patch a roof. My Inspection in Rio Rancho the other day led me to an Investors finding and purchase of a distressed home. The usual things were apparent when I arrived, like overgrown l...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
Comments 5
"Seller May Carry" or owner interim financing detached homes and condos are available in the Phoenix metro area including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills Arizona. To see pirces, locations and details for "Seller May Carry" homes for sale in the Phoenix Metro What is Seller Carry or...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 31
I read an article recently about a new wave in Staging that focuses on selling a 'lifestyle'  as well as the features of the house. Lifestyle Staging included setting up games, setting tables, leaving a book by a chair, trays on beds etc. They wanted the buyer to feel that the seller had just lef...
By Doug Johnson, Digital Marketing Professional
Comments 17
As a digital marketing professional with a focus on the real estate industry, I have seen all different types of strategies used by my clients and friends. There have been many things that have come and gone such as foreclosures and other investment types, but one that is new and upcoming is know...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 37
 Love Letter To A Special Home   We have been doing  "teaser ads" on this wonderful home.       Welcome Home    Take a look at the love letter written by my wonderful sellers. How many love letters have you seen written to a home?   ''Cockeysville, April 19,2015  Dear Home,  On our very first vis...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 32
I met with a first time buyer this afternoon at a Starbucks to talk about the home buying process. I had met her last week at an open house. We had already started the process of qualifying her for a mortgage because my wonderful loan officer, Scott Story, with First Home Mortgage was at the open...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 33
If you want to sell your home, make sure it evokes emotion.This past week, we been in a number of luxury homes in Clark County, WA. Two different families are trying to find the perfect retreat for extended family living. We specialize in multi-generational family solutions, therefore we tour a l...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 93
Explaining your Worth at a Listing Opportunity  In Denver, homes are selling very quickly and typically seeing multiple offers.   With this knowledge, Sellers are beginning to think it is very easy to get a home sold, so they are trying very hard to negotiate your commission. They need us even mo...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 37
 Can a Home Buyer make an offer on two different homes at the same time? This particular Buyer saw my listing yesterday and soon with their agent. A couple hours later wanted to see it again and said they were bringing an offer. It was assisted, so i met them there, Looking at the name on the off...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 52
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-April 12  to April 18, 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 could be...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 63
Soaking Up The Good Times In The Rain  It was quite a week in the rain...actually ActiveRain...and to be honest...it was eight days but I digress…  It started last Saturday when I met clients who contacted me because of a post they read...not just I saw you online or on the Internet but I saw you...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 34
This post will be an attempt to clarify the title of the post. While this simple fact may seem obvious, we constantly hear stories about what the inspector should have been able to see, superman style, when the remodeling starts.In the best of scenarios the inspector will note the warning signs t...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 52
One of the most difficult situations for a home seller to be in is to try and sell their home while it is occupied by a tenant. Tenants don't have an incentive to see the home sell. And quite frankly, most of them couldn't care less if it does. Sadly, this entire attitude problem can be dealt wit...
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