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By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 8
Imagine a potential client emailing YOU and then be responded to by one of your competitors. It happens. And it will continue to happen. This isn't a Halloween joke, it's a real problem that we should all be more aware of.  When our real estate careers are born, we almost immediately think of a n...
By Rhonda Hollifield, REALTOR®, Broker REALTOR CRS, GRI, ABR
(Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners)
Comments 11
Drones and Real Estate When you hear the word “drone,” you’re more likely to think military target than local residential listing. But drones could be the Next Big Thing in real estate photography—that is, if they don’t run afoul of the law. Technically known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), d...
It was only a matter of time. Google has started slowly rolling out an update that will negatively impact each and every one of you that have non-responsive or non-mobile-friendly websites. Here's a sample of what it looks like, brought to you by SearchEngineLand.                     What's the d...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 19
     On July 4 of this year I stepped into my garage and felt that familiar squish on the rug at the foot of the steps that told me my water heater had sprung a leak. Drats! I could think of better things to do on the 4 July than to change out a water heater. Thank goodness, the big box stores we...
By Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 31
Today, while attending a broker's exam prep class, the discussion came up regarding internet marketing requirements in Tennessee. The broker teaching the class specifically addressed IDX websites and how they are misleading to consumers. Buyers are finding listings on various agent websites and a...
By Jenn Hart, Richmond, VA, REALTOR®, 804-317-7997
(Jefferson Properties)
Comments 9
People ask me all the time, “Hey Jenn, How’s the market?”  Seriously, they do. And if I’m standing in the parking lot at Kroger at the end of a long day, I might jump into an explanation (ok, rant) about how much I despise grocery shopping. Woops.  I see a confused look on their face.  Wrong “mar...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 51
Is owner financing for homes a good option for buyers? Well, it depends. Lately, I have encountered several buyers calling on my listed properties, and asking if the owner was willing to do owner financing. This is certainly an option for those buyers, who are not able to obtain normal convention...
By Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
(Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com)
Comments 54
As an exclusive buyer agent, homebuyers ask me all the time about buyer letters.  You know the letters I mean.....the ones where the buyers write about how much they love the house and why they or their family or their kids will love living there and why the Sellers should pick their offer.  The ...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
Comments 38
Fewer Condominium Associations FHA Eligible             Recently, an agent that is a referral partner of mine contacted me regarding a listing of his that was a Condominium.  He had received an offer on the listing and the offer called for FHA financing.        This agent posed a question to me. ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 48
Yesterday I read a post here on ActiveRain where a member was looking for an agent to send a referral. My first thought was... well why didn't they just check the area on on the membership? I read further and they had, but the problem was that no one in that area was "active" here at ActiveRain. ...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 29
The Simple Act of Commitment “The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sort of unforeseen incidents, meetings and materials assistance, will rise up to help you. The simple act of commitment is a powerful  magnet for help.” Napoleon Hill 1883 - 1970, Self-Help Author, Motivational Speaker...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 24
The phone call this morning from Canada, I am a Maine real estate broker parked on the border. The lady asking if I was a real estate answering service. Or is this a recording. That would relay the request for red rover red rover, send some real estate information right over. I smiled, told her n...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 32
Footwear for Female Realtors As the seasons change and weather becomes inclement, it's more difficult to show real estate listings in those fabulous pumps! Add to that, the idea of not bringing in leaves, mud and other things that collect onto our footwear, and it certainly slims down the choices...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 56
There Are No Limits On How Many Times a Topic Can Be Covered! One of the hardest things a new blogger has to overcome is finding a topic.  This is especially true if you are attempting to write a 30 in 30 challenge. (Keep your eyes open for one coming up via Donna Foerster) I know that when I beg...
By Joshua Frederick, Home Inspector - Northwest Ohio
(Home Inspector for ASPEC Residential Services, LLC)
Comments 42
    (▲Reader warning: This is a longer blog post, so don't waste you're time reading it!) Well Mrs. Homeowner, normally I can get in and out of a 3,000 square foot house like this in 3 hours. Your house presented me with a few "less-than-favorable" conditions that took some extra time. I did the ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 42
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I get it. Using Facebook as part of a social media plan is not in the cards for some. Perhaps you have no idea how to do it, maybe you are holding a grudge against FB, hey you might be skeptical about its effectiveness, or you just cannot find the time. I get it ...
By Ryan Rutman
(RE/MAX Professional Realty Group)
Comments 37
As the great Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” This is such an incredibly true statement and so incredibly challenging to execute on a daily basis.  I was shopping with my wife the other day when I heard from across the store, “Hey, there’s t...
By Shannon Shimabukuro
(Market Leader (now Trulia), Senior Trainer)
Comments 40
How in the world can we go from making one of the months that historically is the most difficult to drum up business, one of the most lucrative?  Well, Seychelle Van Poole* does just that... in fact, her December is second only to July as far as the number of transactions she does.... so what's h...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 49
External Obsolescence ,as defined by the Real Estate Appraisal , is "An element of accrued depreciation; a defect, usually incurable, caused by negative influences outside a site. External obsolescence causes a loss in value to your property caused by forces that you can not control. That's what ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 53
Identity Theft And What We Can Do To Prevent It.  Identity theft is one of those things that never goes away, and those who steal other peoples identity keep on coming out with more and more creative ways to do it.  Therefore, we need to always be on the lookout for anything which looks unusual w...
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