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By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Serendipity Sundays - Tips for Public Speaking Did you know that public speaking is so feared by people that it is right up next to death? I know this to be true and remember how nervous and jittery I would be even to the point of being sick at my stomach when I had to get in front of people. Her...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 13
  It May Not Look Like Much, You Should Have Seen It Three Days Ago!     A slow drain leak inside the walls can do a lot of damage of the years before it is detected. The clean up of this mess can take some time. Slow plumbing leaks inside the walls and ceilings can be quite messy, you should con...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 36
“Two Homes, Connected and We want to Refinance”     This couple bought two single family homes that were attached by a common wall in 2006. There were however two separate lots, but when they originally purchased, they did a first and second mortgage and did 100% financing and the mortgages secur...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 39
The contact came in through Trulia. "Hi, we're George and Ethel (not their real names)... we met you at a few of your open houses last year.  We weren't ready then, but we think we're ready now.  Can you contact us and help us?" I remembered George and Ethel well.  They were charming and animated...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 24
Saturday Subscriber Finds 89  With Super Bowl Sunday on our doorstep I thought it would be fun to talk about the game and highlight some members that are from the SeaHawks and Patriot Country. The game should be very exciting and the media has built the anticipation with all the talk about Deflat...
By Chuck Willman, Realtor - Arizona - 480.292.0600
(BuyLowAZ)
Comments 31
I have spent a great number of years purchasing homes for resell, or helping my investor clients do the same. However, I have also spent quite a bit of time with people who are looking for a band new home. There is something exciting about being the first person to live in the home. You enjoy som...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 112
"The Fourth Annual 'Be The Star Of Your Own Movie' Contest"... With a Twist!   ********************  Why not start out with “the twist!”   This year there will be five categories:  Best Movie Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Best Actress in a Drama Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Best Actor ...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 34
Mortgage Pros - Protect Your Pipeline             Referrals.  They're the key to building a business.  Repeat clients, referrals from past clients, and referrals from referral partners should be your foundation and primary focus in marketing if you plan to work in the mortgage business for any le...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
Comments 61
Hashtag this, hashtag that.  What's all the mumbo jumbo about using the dial, number or pound sign (pick your term based on your point of reference for using this funky little, tic-tac-toe wannabe symbol, #, as agent Alan May reminded me) before some real estate or business relevant term?  Well,...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(Keller Williams, Digital Marketing Strategist specializing in Search and Social with The Ballen Method and Vision Masters)
Comments 50
In real estate school, they teach you how to get your real estate license. They don't teach you how to do real estate. That, my friend, you will have to learn in the field and through great teachers, coaches, and mentors in the industry. I was an agent like you, just starting in 2007 (yes, as the...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 92
Recently, I wrote a blog post about how my website is getting a lot of traffic, and several people asked for some tips.    I have a tip that fits into the theme of "content is king."   First, we all know that niche marketing works - it's effective and efficient.  It differentiates you.   The para...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 32
The real estate referral jackpot doesn't quite work the way that you think it does. The referrals that I'm talking about are out-going referrals to service providers looking for their own pay day without any pay out. I'm not dancing around any RESPA rules here, I don't ask for or accept payment f...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 35
After months and perhaps years of uncertainty your bank finally took the steps necessary to foreclose on your property. It might seem unreal at first. In the blink of an eye, or in this case, the spoken words of an auctioneer or judge, the place you called home no longer belongs to you. Regardle...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 17
97% Financing - Fannie Mae Releases Selling Guide 1.27.15 Fannie Mae released its updated version of the Selling Guide on January 27, 2015.  The majority of the changes stem from its earlier announcement to reintroduce 97% financing for single-family homes.  It had previously capped the loan-to-v...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 86
Once a Home buyers says "That is my Dream Home" how long do you see them waiting to write an offer? I am seeing an interesting pattern and when reading a question in the  Active Rain,  Q and A section by Praful Thakkar  it made me wonder what other people were seeing. With a new Bank Owned Listi...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 85
Selling Your Home? 14 Areas You Don’t Want to Forget to Clean! If you have plans to sell your house, chances are high on your list of projects is to make sure your house is clean. You no doubt were told this by your real estate agent as well. However, besides scrubbing your floors and cleaning wi...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 46
Amazing Stories - House Appraises BUT Still Loan Denied Questionable value being blamed, but is it true?  As the listing agent on a condo I love it when a ready, willing and able buyer comes along, even with another agent. A showing on the property and a buyer falls in love! A little romance in l...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 51
 I have been involved in sales for about 40 years.  During those 40 years, I have attend several seminars on how to be successful in sales.  Two thing always comes through loud and clear and are common in every presentation.  The first is in order To Be Successful In Sales We Have To Market Ourse...
By Cheri Savini, Quakertown Realtor, Bucks & Montgomery County
(KELLER WILLIAMS REAL ESTATE)
Comments 34
Thank you Trulia... they gave me an exclusive badge on my profile and I will be featured on the Trulia homepage. I'm the Top Agent on Trulia in Quakertown because of my reviews and past sales. 
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 46
Advertising Remarks Question As agents we have to keep up with Fair Housing laws and are in fact required to complete Fair Housing class work as part of our continuing education. A question recently came up about a listing's advertising remarks found in our MLS that stated: Magnificent home in aw...
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