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By Mike Ouellette
Comments 4
For the past 9 years I've been playing professional hockey around the world. So how does a Canadian kid crazy about hockey end up in Hawaii of all places? Well, there's the the obvious answers of beaches, weather, surfing, palm trees, and adventure... but the driving force above and beyond all th...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 13
I find it interesting how our society wants to place a label and tag on all of us. From ethnicity to age all of us fall into "some" category!Why is that?Can we not just be individuals do we all have to carry a label?I don't market to millenials and never will. I don't market to elderly and never ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 33
Follow Through Is So Important in Developing TrustWhen you first begin a relationship and the person says, "I'll call you tomorrow" and they do, and then they follow through a second time by doing what they say they're going to do, it has a tendency to create a bond of trust fairly quickly. Maybe...
By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier)
Comments 23
   There are two relatively new practices which I admit that I don't fully understand.Real estate yard signs have been cropping up with riders that say "Coming Soon." I'm not sure what stage of the listing process those Coming Soon houses are in, but no one can find them in the MLS. So I suppose ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 55
What were your expectations when you decided to play "in the Rain"?    Did you become a member to increase your business?Learn from other professionals?Get referrals?Meet new friends and form relationships with them?Entertain yourself and have a good time? ******************** None of the above.A...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 32
So, when is a drain leak not a drain leak?  Well, when it's a wall leak.I was called to investigate a drain leak.  In addition to other things.  But this one was a biggie to this homeowner.The floor outside the master bathroom shower, a bamboo floor, was staining, bulging a bit, and decidedly wet...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 31
Is there a disturbing trend among new construction agents, or is it just me?My two latest encounters with new home sales agents have been strange.  Both were licensed by the builder's brokerage (as in ABC Homes listed by ABC Homes Realty) and both "suggested" that my buyer offer a purchase price ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 21
Should I Write A Backup Offer On That Home? A home that checks all the boxes on your list is on the market at a price that works for you.  Maybe it's brand new to the market or the sellers FINALLY reduced to a price that fits your budget, but it has your interest.  We visit, it still works for yo...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 17
From Ramschackle Roost to Yowzer Wowzer! I have had a few homes that I have been asked to come out and evaluate prior to listing the home.  One in particular came to mind.  I arrived at the home and everything looked OK on the outside.  The minute that I stepped into the home however, I knew that...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 35
Those Boomeranging Boomers Are At It Again!  Many boomers in Clark County, WA have gone full circle - from large homes, to small homes, and now back to larger homes again. It's a trend we've noticed in our business that specializes in baby boomers and multigenerational estates and housing solutio...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 28
This post may likely contain some truth, some fiction, some sarcasm and some fluff.  I usually don't get too wrapped up with local real estate agent "threads."  But, sometimes I go against my better judgment.  Recently I read a local thread about the lack of feedback.  So I gave my "feedback" to ...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 15
Many new construction builders offer incentives to the buyer IF they use the "preferred" lender partner.  I'm sure these relationships are born out of trust, convenience and the marketing skills of the lender. Buyers are often swayed by the promise of the "incentive" savings to make application w...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 14
Sometimes we have crossed all the "T's" and dotted every "I", yet things still fall apart. Here in the Atlanta area, as with many other parts of the country, we are experiencing a "Seller's Market". This means that there are more buyers vying for fewer properties. This can cause multiple offer si...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 18
Flip Flopped… How not to re-install a door. Wenatchee Home Inspections In the world of home inspections we get to see a lot of interesting, strange and odd things. I also am amazed at what some can do. I wonder what were they thinking? So in the annals of weird…. the Flip Flopped. Here we have a ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 25
Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain Challenge UpdateI know it is a busy time in real estate but if you can find time to write a post on this topic you can earn some bonus points. There are only 10 days left to get 'er dun. Just a handful of you have entered so far. This is the kind o...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 37
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesI wedged in about 45 minutes of FB "update" time this week and I am pleased with myself for not skipping the fan page maintenance. Are you scheduling periodic time to give your FB page the once over to ensure links are working, the cover photo is updated, and you are caug...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 52
Where Have all the Condo Listings GoneToday I received a call from and out of town buyer  Well not really Born and raised in good old Northeast Philadelphia but his father still lived here . His father  was in his mid seventies still active and working   The buyer was now living in the mid west b...
By Linda Thompson
(Selling By Design-Staging)
Comments 22
 A few months ago Selling By Design Staging received a call from an out of town investor inquiring about staging his newest remodel. After talking to him and viewing the property I gave him a quote for staging that included furniture and accessories.He thanked me, sounded enthusiastic, and said h...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 17
Thank You Melinda (Mel) Peterson for the Referral! It has been a crazy few weeks for me in real estate.  Some days I don’t even know which day it is or what time it is.  I just keep plugging along while the market is hot. I have been remiss in not sending out a HUGE thank you to our fellow Rainma...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 19
There are a lot of online marketing options.  Some of them take more time than money and it’s important to know which ones are best for you and your business.Here’s a list with descriptions and explanations of some online marketing options available today.  See which ones will work best for you. ...
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