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By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 4
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 26
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 George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 32
 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 14
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 31
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...
By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Comments 38
What are the BIGGEST Mistakes Wellington Home Flippers Make? Growing up I'll never forget the "creepy dilapidated house" down the block, the one where the imaginary witch lived, the one you told ghost stories about. I never thought anyone would actually buy that vacant rundown home, but someone d...
By Jim Sinnott, Realtor, ABR, GRI Licensed in MA and RI
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 58
  Projects Not to D-I-Y       Television today is awash with many real estate based reality shows: shows on buying your first home, buying and flipping homes, buying vacation homes, buying homes all over the world. There are also the programs that focus on D-I-Y, or do-it-yourself projects. In th...
By Kris Neese, Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain
(Trulia | ActiveRain)
Comments 0
Hi everyone, As part of our release on January 26th, we released a beta version of the new activity feed that we are planning to add to the home page. We set up this test page so you can look through the feed and provide us with feedback on the quantity and quality of the information that you see...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
Comments 25
Our global economy (and the infinite abyss that is the Internet) can make it seem like your reach has to extend far beyond the parameters of your market. And while that can be true in some cases, buying and selling real estate remains, at its core, a localized service.But these days, social media...
By Liz Froment, Real Estate Content Creation (Blogs, Emails, Copy)
Comments 43
  Still struggling to find time to market yourself online via social media? I know the feeling! That's why I thought I'd share some of my favorite tools I use for social media that are real time savers. Here they are: BuzzSumo What I love about BuzzSumo is it tackles two things at once. First, it...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 61
Hello Rainers, On January 26th starting at 8:30pm Pacific, we had a successful deployment of bug fixes and enhancements for the ActiveRain community. The site was down for approximately 50 minutes while we made these changes. Here is a list of the improvements that were made to your community. Bl...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 136
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
    As I have started to blog, I've been told to "write what you know"  (shout out to Shannon Milligan for the advice and direction). Well, I know KIDS and I know the FAN DISTRICT! So it seems only natural that I'd  write about this topic early on.   When we moved to the Fan we didn't have kids a...
By Cathy Starkweather
(La Rosa Realty, LLC. )
Comments 11
While the stated purchase price of a home in Central Florida is the starting point in an offer to purchase, other details of the offer determine the true costs to the buyer and the true proceeds to the seller. These details, along with the price, become points of negotiation.The most obvious, com...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 125
Remember when the gurus said a web page or blog post needed to be 200 words in order for Google to pay attention?  Then do you remember when that increased to 400? And now, although he does mention some high ranking sites with few words and many photos, Neil Patel recommends writing 2,000 to 3,00...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 61
This is from an older post that I wrote years ago with some new updates. Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:  1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHO...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 23
Many of my clients are business or property owners in Carmel-by-the-Sea. There are good times and bad times to try to see them. These are clients who want to talk to me about their real estate needs during the "ebb" of their business week, rather than the "flow". When are these, you might ask? We...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 86
Do you ever find yourself simply at a crossroads in your life?  I know that many of you have been there, are currently there or about to be there!  We all face those times when we must stop, take a breath and assess where we have been, where we are now and where we are going.   When life, family...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
Comments 22
We have all been guilty of attempting to make major life changes  to our diet, our exercise regime or by joining a new gym or club, just to see your efforts go to waste. But experts say that the best way to make positive changes in your life is to start small and build from there! Starting with s...
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 31
People buy from people first is a well know marketing dynamic. It works off emotional energy. It is as simple as that. You engage someone at the point of sale and if a like, connection, trust, or feeling kicks in, then the sale is fast becoming a done deal with minor obstacles. The thing is, some...
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