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By Sarah Lynn Jaskowski, House Home Today
(Keller Williams Realty Buffalo Northtowns)
Comments 18
  You are only as old as you act.   How old are you today?   I've been 27 for a while now, figuratively speaking.  It's an age in my life that I feel I'm old enough to know better but still makes some mistakes.  Twenty-seven can still go out for a night on the town but behaves respon...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 14
How Did Americans Use The Homes They Purchased?A 10 Year Look-Back   Have you ever wondered why Americans buy homes? In other words, are they being purchased for primary residential use, for use as a vacation home, or for use as an investment home? From Keeping Current Matters comes this infograp...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 32
It's obvious to us, because we're here every day, that the nature of our real estate market will have a major effect on what our buyers and sellers experience in the course of a transaction. But real estate markets are complicated. While average consumers may have a general idea of what i...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 35
People call with questions after finding me on the web - like this one:  "Can you tell if there's water under the roof surface after repairs?"  The answer is yes! Scenario - a hotel roof had leaking in many places.  There are three separate roof areas - over the laundry, over the ki...
By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 36
Not all, but in a lot of cases they call their Realtor. I'm pretty sure that there aren't many of you out there who has received one of those calls over the course of their career. Don't put yourself in a position of having to think whether you could have done something different duri...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 28
Paying for results vs. paying for frillsAs I travel and teach real estate agents about online marketing and internet lead generation, I'm often asked the same set of questions. I've decided to start sharing them in a series called Q & A with Lori Ballen. The Question:Do you have any a...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 52
2014 Summer Video Challenge, Show Us Your Local & Bring in the Juice We all know how great local events are for attracting clients and bringing in the Google Juice and we have been told how much Google likes Video, so this Challenge is going to combine the two for a great dose of SEO for all ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 32
Being Aggressive: How That Helps Represent My Buyer Clients' Interests This was inspired by a new Active Rain member, Rachel Hernandez' post entitled "Be Aggressive . . . Diary of a New Realtor" This is a snippet from my website Buyers Agent Portland About Carla Muss-Jacobs: Rac...
By Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397
(Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net)
Comments 15
Do I need a Realtor® when buying new construction in San Antonio? This seems to be a popular question & I have heard it more frequently lately.  Let's break it down: That friendly model home sales person? WORKS FOR THE BUILDER, not you, representation is FREE & what's better than ...
By Erin Renzas, In love with creative content marketing!
(Trulia)
Comments 47
When it comes to meeting the best buyers and sellers on Trulia your first impression counts. If you sign into your Trulia account today, you may notice something different! In order to help you look even better than you already do, we’ve given our free Trulia Agent Profiles a makeover. The improv...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 56
It was a nice day for home inspection yesterday. Although the outcome would not be a beautiful one, instead of sulking in from another deal that would not go through, I requested for the home inspector's card with the buyer standing next to me.   Unexpectedly, the home inspector said that he ...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 159
Some of you may have already noticed, with the recent release, when you 'like' a blog post or a comment, you now get a few extra points.  8 points every time you 'like' a blog post (up to 20 per day)4 points every time you 'like' a comment (up to 30 per day) After this wen...
By Maya Willner, Achieving Your Real Estate Goals
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 31
I've been really inspired recently by those that are new-ish Realtors and really have their head in the right place.  From reading some AR blogs from what sounds like very new Realtors to talking with my colleagues at the office, I think we're heading in the right direction and will make ...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 42
The Local News Says The Average Price of Homes in San Jose Is $615,000 I received a call from a client who asked me "Are you following the news? Do you know the average price of a home in San Jose is $615,000.00?"  He went on to say that he only wants $ [price intentionally omitted] whi...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 30
  There is no shortage of examples of the Profit Motive gone awry.  While not essential to the cause, a co-conspirator with the profit motive is the idea of Maximizing Profits.  After all, if the goal is to make money, why not make as much of it as possible?  Maximizing profits can have a very da...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 21
Why Do Cincinnati Patio Home HOA Fees Vary So Much? You've been searching our site for Cincinnati patio homes and the variance in HOA fees has caught your eye hasn't it?  Why such a big range in patio home HOA fees?  Why only $80 a month over here and over $300 a month over there?   Well ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 72
Don't Be Fooled Motley Fool, We've Always Been In It For The Money. Yes, I am in it for the money. A recent article in Motley Fool,  It's Official: Agents Are In it for the Money says the secret is out. Of course we are in it for the money and many other reasons too. Being in the real...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 26
Carlsbad Homes for Sale Without Pools   Some Carlsbad home buyers do NOT want a home with a pool. Is that true for you, too?   While many homebuyers seeking a new home for sale in Carlsbad would like to have a pool, or even have one on their MUST HAVE list, there are plenty of Carlsbad buyers tha...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 92
Today, ActiveRain Mobile Users Got a HUGE Gift - Read it here first! Today is a Hallmark Day for those of us that like to use our iPads or other mobile devises. We now have the exact same functionality that is available on a desktop computer. Last night for about 10 minutes, I saw the full versio...
By Rachel Hernandez
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices, PINEHURST REALTY GROUP)
Comments 71
"Be agressive." be..be.. aggressive. That's some of the brilliant advice I've received as I've begun to navigate the world of Real Estate. But there's a problem; I'm not agressive. I'm not a salesperson. There is nothing wrong with being a salesperson, I quite en...
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