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By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 67
     One of the last things I want my customers to ever say to me is, “That was creepy.”  But, it happened last weekend.        In preparation of a new listing, I like my clients to view the competition to really get a good feel for showing and pricing.   After all, the hard numbers don’t always...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 43
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Has ActiveRain Lost Its Google Juice? As I wander the Rain I keep encountering comments that indicate that Rainers feel like they've lost clout with Google.  The views on their AR stats page are lower.  That their phone doesn't ring like it used to and maybe being here in the ...
By Pauline Donnelly, Real Estate Coach
Comments 113
“Take one single moment to feel sorry for yourself, and then bounce back better than ever.” Barbara Corcoran I’m a big fan of real estate icon Barbara Corcoran and saw her post this on Facebook this week. It’s timely, because recently I’ve had a lot of real estate agents talk to me about how to ...
Buckle up. Today we’re going on a ride of hyper-targeting. I’m going to challenge everything you thought you knew about advertising. You’re going to want to call your marketing team in after reading this. Last week, I was inundated with a mix of emails, phone calls and comments after I wrote a pi...
By Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
( and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
Comments 67
I am getting conflicting information and curious to learn your opinion.   All-Cash Property TransactionsOn one hand, I read a press release last week from RealtyTrac that the Cape Coral-Fort Myers market has one of the highest share of all-cash home sales based on fourth quarter 2014 data. Almost...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 64
As a real estate professional, I deal with many different people every day.  From buyers and sellers to other agents, lenders, appraisers and closing attorneys and all of these people have a single commonality, they are INDIVIDUALS.  Each of them walking their own path in life, dealing with their...
By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 28
Sometimes, we need to get by with a little help from our friends. In the case of professional blogging, that would be your tribe. "What's a 'tribe'?," you ask. This is a group of fellow bloggers that are there to show you support by commenting on and sharing your blog posts. A tribe is most effec...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 32
I was working on one of my new rentals when the tenant next door came out in her yard and started cleaning up the leaves from a heavy wind storm we had the night before. I thought this was odd since her owner pays for lawn and yard care.I no sooner acknowledge her by saying hello then she starts ...
By Antoine Pirson, Trustworthy advice in real estate
(Caldecott Properties)
Comments 39
When I bought real estate in 2000, the interest rate was 9.5%. Yet, I bought at the time because the numbers worked.  Today the interest rate is 3.89%, and the numbers work now too. Many buyers are looking at price and do not want to pay the asking price because it is seemingly too high (their im...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 85
Have Some Fun With Color on Your Front Door   Front doors are many times a different color than the rest of the house.  Many people use this opportunity to splash some character on their otherwise beige and white exterior paint color.  Many times, we will see a home that is conservative in color ...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 25
We are thrilled to announce that ActiveRain's very own Melissa Zavala is going to be teaching a webinar through Trulia this Wednesday! Melissa is an ActiveRain Ambassador and is a broker at Broadpoint Properties in Escondido, CA.  Join us on Wednesday as we cheer on Melissa during her moment in t...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 19
Condo Buying Goes Deeper than Sales Price   It takes a thoughtful condo buyer in RI real estate that understands that condo buying costs more than just the sales price.  Receiving multiple calls a week on a RI condo for sale, it is very obvious that the potential buyer has no idea how different h...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 32
There is no other way to say this - this is a dangerous gas line installation. This is unprotected flexible metal tubing generically called Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing, or CSST. There are lots of things swirling about its use and installation, from bonding and grounding to proper protection...
By Becky Kolb, Sun Lakes Arizona Expert
(ReMax Infinity - The KOLB Team)
Comments 47
Every Real Estate agent should have a written job description. Think about it - when you interview for a job a crucial question most everyone wants to know is "do you have a written job description?" We want to know exactly what is expected in the job and whether our particular skill set and inte...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 48
Well, this has turned out to be quite a week here on ActiveRain!  Sort of the beginning of a new era around this place, and I'm feeling about as comfortable as I did when my old broker sold the company to a much bigger fish.  But a little discomfort isn't a bad thing.  So, having said that, you'l...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 58
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 15 to February 21, 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...