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By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 9
In Real Estate, a team of people come together to accomplish a major move (pun) in the form of a transaction to either purchase or sell Real Estate. Hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more) are involved and everyone has the highest expectations as to best outcomes. However, someone has to stay ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 6
Only during a pre-drywall inspection can you see all of the material to determine if there has been a dangerous CSST installation. CSST is C orrugated S tainless S teel T ubing, and has replaced black iron in many areas and by many builders as the preferred gas supply tubing of choice.  It is a f...
By Brady Saunders, The HomeLand Team of Keller Williams Realty
(Keller Williams Realty, Spring Hill)
Comments 22
As I sat listening to my youngest son's baseball coach last night in the cold, drizzling rain....the entrepreneurial spirit in me picked up on something that I felt I had to share with all my fellow peers who own businesses and support their families from their own productivity within the busines...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 72
Be Thankful For A Low Ball Offer    Are you kidding? I should be insulted.     Our Baltimore market is moving but it is not red hot. We  are  not receiving multiple contracts over list price.   When an offer comes in, be thankful.  You  might consider all the others,  who saw your  house and did ...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 13
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is cracking down on Marketing Service Agreements.  If as a lender, settlement provider, or agent you are engaged in an MSA it is imperative that you know the rules surrounding it.  It is also imperative that your MSA is a legitimate agreement and not a cov...
By Karen Butler, Fort Walton Military Specialist
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 15
  Would having two separate bathrooms save your relationship?  Oh how many times do you wish he would just go use another bathroom and stay out of yours? LOL well help may be in your future. Dual master bathrooms are trending, according to the National Association of Home Builders. It’s not just ...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 36
Some people still believe that social media has no place in their marketing plan.  They wonder how posting something on Facebook, for instance, is going to help build their business.  The secret is to get people to interact with your social media posts.  When done properly, this will not only he...
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
Comments 31
I read a quote from Mark Zuckerberg this morning.  When asked what he looks for when hiring a prospective employee, the brainchild responded, "I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person."  Words of wisdom from a Millennial genius. Is there truth to... Great m...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 60
And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, It's Time for the Best Actress in a Drama and Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Awards Presentation!   Whew! Am I late? Sorry guys. I thought I had alolotted enough time to do this. But, I didn't expect to get mobbed on my way in from the Red Carpet by my adoring fan...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 23
The Debate Over Escalation Clauses - The REAL Fiduciary Duty Lies with US   We’ve exhausted the discussions of pocket listings and drone photography so, I suppose it’s time we move on to the next hot topic!  Recently we have had many heated debates over Escalation Clauses.  Escalation Clauses are...
By Gene Wunderlich, Realtor & Legislative Liaison
(1st Action Real Estate)
Comments 1
It's hard to open a newspaper or your mail these days without seeing some promotion of the HERO Program (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity). Launched in December of 2011, the HERO Program is offered by the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) and administered by RenovateAmerica. It b...
By Tabitha Rector-Richardson, Creating Homeowners One Family at a Time...
(Premier Homes Realty)
Comments 29
    Get Your House Spring Ready   We are a few day away from the Spring season, although you may not be able to tell by the prediction of several inches of snow expected tomorrow.  However, look past the current cold temperatures and look forward to the warmer weather, longer days and family and ...
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 27
What Google Will be looking for and ranking by in 2015 by Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist, Specializing in Search and Social As we move into 2015, Google has declared that it will be looking more at bounce rates, spelling and grammar (ewww), social signals (huge, I’ve been testing this)...
By Pete Cullen, & Bailey Properties-Two Local Names You Can Trust
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
Comments 20
With the rise of smart phones is coming a push to incorporate this technology into everyday objects to create an internet of things. What is the internet of things you ask? This is a phrase used to describe the incorporation of connective technologies into everyday objects, from your washer and d...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 32
Is The Condo Complex FHA Approved?   It's a question that comes up frequently from buyers who wish to  finance a condo purchase with an FHA loan. (Federal Housing Administration)   BEFORE beginning a condo search, it would be wise to check the HUD   (Department of Housing and Urban Development) F...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
Comments 37
When you have found the home you love, your real estate agent will help you decide how to structure your offer in a way that it will be accepted. Here are some points to consider: The amount of earnest money. This is usually 3% of the purchase price. The down payment and financing details. Puttin...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 51
Ask An Ambassador- Is It Really That Important to be a Rainmaker? Lot of members in the Rain are signing up just as members (Rainers) with no paid account and limited services. If you look around you will see some members that have been around ActiveRain for years that are not Rainmakers either. ...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 28
You are Just Dating that Loan! I sold a home about a year ago to a guy. It was a challenge to get him a loan. It was an FHA 203K loan. He was cash strapped and we built some closing cost into the cost of the loan. There was that Mortgage Insurance that comes with FHA. Over all not the best possib...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 52
I'm not one of those who thinks that it's necessary for a licensed real estate professional to hire someone other than themselves to sell their own home. I have represented myself in the sale of my own home multiple times. There are plenty of disclosure laws that we must follow but as long as we...
By Cheryl Johnson
(Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA)
Comments 10
A little over a year ago, I wrote the post copied below about using FaceBook's Graph Search.   At that point in time, I did not yet have access to Graph Search for Posts.  It was a long wait for a slow rollout.  But the wait is finally over!  With the newest update of FaceBook Graph Search, I can...
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