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By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
Comments 1
Protect Your Transaction Explained in Detail Protect Your Transaction (PYT) was developed for a true need in the industry.  If you would buy a phone and pay $99.00 plus maybe the added insurance of $11.00 a month why is it that a loan has ZERO recourse for the lenders non-performance?   I have pe...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 62
In the Wake of Tragedy, the Real Estate Community is Beside Itself Waking up this morning and having the story of murdered real estate agent Beverly Carter, my heart sank for her friends and family.  It is horrifying to think of the evil that lurks in our world.   And as expected, the real estate...
By Emmary Simpson Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson AZ, Serving Tucson AZ
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
Comments 24
I'm sure yours does as well.  She got up last Thursday, dressed for success and headed out to do her job - as we all do. She might have gone to the office first, followed up with clients or reviewed contracts or planned her day to show homes - as we all do. I've been in real estate for 4 years n...
By Agent Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR® Listing Specialist, The $500 Million Marketing Advantage
(Capitol Home Team | Austin TX)
Comments 76
Is murder of Beverly Carter a lesson for real estate agents? I hope so This is a "tough love" post. If you are overly sensitive, please move on. =) This morning, the inevitable became news: The body of Beverly Carter, kidnapped real estate agent, was found in a shallow grave. Within seconds, soci...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 15
Don’t Overlook Exterior When Preparing to Sell Last week, we offered some tips on how to prep your home for winter. The message: “Start from the top and work down”. Today, here are some tips for preparing your home to sell, this time: “Start from the outside and work in”.  First impressions are l...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 28
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Blog And They Will Find You! Last week in our Ask An Ambassador post we discussed leads, and mentioned one in particular that was leading to a showing that evening.  That lead became an accepted contract to purchase AND a listing agreement to place their current home on the m...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 29
Do you have any idea just how ridiculous you sound? This is what I thought yesterday after 8 of 11 calls I took from "professionals" trying to sell me something. I get that it is the end of the month and you are trying to meet/beat quota, but in the future if you want my business do not do any of...
By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Comments 21
11 Reasons Why Real Estate Is Not Easy  Buyer's bank gave us a clear to close on a coop and the bank said, "oopsie" we didn't get the insurance certificate for the coop development although we requested it 16 days ago. Bank never followed up but I spent almost 7 hours getting the insurance certif...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 45
WORDLESS - Best SOLD Signs EVER.  They Say "Happy Family"    
By Wesley Ruland, Owner/Broker. Think of me as a concierge RE agent!
(Ruland & Company Realty Services, LLC)
Comments 65
This story of the missing Realtor in Arkansas has really caught my attention.  Normally on my SM platforms, I like to be whimsy and lighthearted but tonight, I am anything but those things.   If I told you that I was going out at 7pm on a Wednesday night to meet a complete stranger that I met on ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 37
It's been a long week and a long day.  And sorry guys, I know it's late, but it's time to turn out this week's list, so here it is: Shannon Milligan:  You've Been Diagnosed with HGTV Syndrome - Richmond VA Real Estate  Yeah, I may have that! Bob Stewart:  We Can Get Through Anything Together - Ev...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - San Jose Probate Agent
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 30
Online Forms Are Not Perfect | When Was The Last Time You Tested Yours? I received a call the other day. The person calling said "Do you still do short sales?" I responded: "How can I help you?" He said that he completed the online form on my website. He did not hear back from me within 24 hours....
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 89
“I Just Received 10 Free Leads”   A couple of weeks ago I got a call from a leads company. I usually never take these calls, except I was the one that answered the phone.   The guy was pretty slick, saying we have a gift for you and that must of gotten my attention. He told me, they wanted to ver...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 35
When I was a shiny new real estate agent, I did open houses every Sunday. Not being from this area, I didn't have a sphere to gain business from. I knew I had to get myself in front of people, and this was a perfect way to do just that.   My  broker (at the time) was kind enough to let me hold op...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 54
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- September 21 to September 27, 2014   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or i...
By Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
Comments 16
In another development in Florida effecting potentially thousands of borrowers hoping to get rid of their mortgage because of a dismissed foreclosure case, an influential appellate court has put another nail in that coffin.  Relying on a long line of recent cases, it reiterated that a mortgage th...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 55
  I find that homeowners often have dangerous things around their homes that they are unaware of. This post is done in the spirit of keeping homeowners vigilant as to serious safety issues--and in particular combustible gas issues. If you have gas or propane at your home, you may have a gas outle...
By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 81
I was recently honored with a Featured post (Over 300 Blogging Ideas) that was picked up by Inman News (thank you, Laura Monroe!). If you've followed me for any length of time, you know I'm a big believer in responding to comments as much as possible. With that same thought process, I tried to be...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 99
In 3 short days (30 Sept), Google will pull the plug on its very first social network (Orkut). The vast majority of us will not miss it if we have even heard of it (it predates Facebook by a month and was actually bigger than FB in India and Brazil for several years). Sadly, it will soon join th...
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 46
  I Know You Had Pets, They Left Clues   Selling your home? We know whether or not you have had pets. As a contractor working on your home or apartment it is not my job to determine what kind and how many pets that you have had living with you. But the clues are there for those working on the hom...
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