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By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
Comments 6
Minneapolis, MN:  Many people believe that if you call around to enough lenders, that you will find someone offering a great deal.  The reality is that it doesn't really work that way.  We generally say that if you call around to enough lenders, all you are likely to do is find the biggest liar.A...
By Nurit Praeger
(Nurit's Naturals)
Comments 10
5 Steps to Great Summer Skin We all had a long winter and are ready to hit the beach!  Be smart and have fun. 1.  Wear sunscreen.  There are so many choices out there with different SPF's, different ingredients, etc.. Basically, the two best are zinc and titanium.  Both are opaque and will block ...
By Kyle Reyes
Comments 76
Man, there are a LOT of people hating on Millennials these days.I didn't even realize just how bad it was until the article I published last week - With the Rise of the Millennial Comes The Fall of the Suit.I'm not sure if it's anger, jealousy or perhaps ignorance.  But there seems to be a lot of...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
Or should that be "with great power"? If you’re not aware of it yet, the use of “drones” (unmanned aerial systems) to take aerial photographs of a home or property for sale is still not legal, well, not completely legal. Currently, realtors can apply for what is known as a Section 333 Waiver whic...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE Books on, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 13
A family member bought another home and was able to not have to sell the current one so they now had a first-time rental on their hands. Good and happy for them. Building wealth while going about your life is a good feeling. Now, they needed help in renting. Enter me who does renting.PRO vs OPINI...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 60
Divulging information outside of what is inside, do you? There will be issues that crop up outside our scope of control in a real estate transaction. Part our responsibility as agents, according to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics is to keep information discussed within, confidential.  Never relay de...
By Susan Haughton, Helping you buy or sell your Alexandria home
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 111
A few weeks ago, I attended a wedding.  And at the table during dinner I was lucky enough to be seated next to a gentleman who was retired from the real estate business.  Although we disagreed about who would prevail in the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight later that evening, he left me with a piece of ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 23
 Middletown, CT has been my home for almost 34 years now, and I would highly recommend others to consider calling it their home as well.  The following are some of the many reasons why I am always ready and happy to say Welcome To Middletown CT Its A Great Place To Call Home! Middletown, CT has a...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 17
It doesn't matter how long you have been a real estate agent or how many transactions you have each year, all real estate agents need training.  Not just your typical Continuing Education classes, but additional training.Laws and Regulations ChangeLike most things in life, the real estate industr...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 35
 Is Your Home Staged Like a Broadway Production?Creating the right setting for any show begins with staging and fashioning the right background for the presentation. Show patrons love the excitement of an “Opening Night” and are expecting something special! It’s no different when a buyer comes in...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 52
 Three times in the last two weeks I have entered homes with buyers who were almost immediately turned off by the darkness within.  In all cases, it was just a matter of shades, blinds or drapes being drawn in combination with a lack of sufficient lighting to begin with.  All the buyers made comm...
By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 10
Gas prices are approaching the lowest levels they’ve been since 2005 and this summer you may want to get more mileage out the gas you put in your tank.  The best way to beat the dependence on gas is to get an electric car, but that isn’t feasible for everybody.  Until more options become availabl...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
Comments 93
Long-term planning is important to include in one’s business plan if you are want to be the market leader in your luxury real estate practice/company.  It means understanding the new agents you hire, as well as those you will be selling homes to.  It also means knowing how important spare time as...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 59
 I wanted to run this by you all  to see how you feel about it. An agent in our area, is having Open Houses and this is how it works. He will have 4 houses Open and the requirement is that you go into the houses with your lock box and leave your card on the counter. This Open house will go on for...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Comments 9
Don't forget the true meaning of Memorial Day!  It’s not just another day off from work, it means so much more. Memorial Day is a day to observe and commiserate the people who have died in our Nation’s service. These men and women have sacrificed it all to protect our country and made the Ultimat...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 37
Kerrie has asked us to do a post on "Millenniums" for the May Cloudburst challenge, and I know quite a bit about those guys, so here goes: First of all, the name Millenniums refers to a large and diverse group of Star Trek fans who are obsessed with Captain Kirk's spaceship - the Millennium Falco...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 41
I have lived in numerous places and in several states. Sometimes you don't know what you are looking for until you find it. Someone said to me recently that they had a lovely spot. I thought about that and replied that I too had a lovely spot and a house came with it. So for me, finding the place...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 34
The Very Best Sales Tool Is Not Found In An App Our electronic devices are very helpful in running our business, staying connected, receiving information  and communicating. We use our computers, iPads, iPhones, blogging platforms, MLS, GPS, scanners, etc..  to run our real estate careers.Our tec...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 37
     Like most major appliances, not too much thought is given towards maintenance until something goes wrong. The same is true for the clothes dryer. Based on what I can see on a regular basis, folks use the clothes dryer and seldom seem to give thought on cleaning the dryer vent.     Dryer vent...
By Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
Comments 12
Do you spend a lot of time in areas that lack cellular service?  If you do, you can supplement your cell phone with SPOT.  Anytime you find yourself in a remote (or not so remote) area without a usable cellular signal, you can pair your phone to the SPOT device via Bluetooth and “get connected to...