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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 90
"The Fourth Annual 'Be The Star Of Your Own Movie' Contest"... With a Twist!   ********************  Why not start out with “the twist!”   This year there will be five categories:  Best Movie Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Best Actress in a Drama Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Best Actor ...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
Comments 53
Hashtag this, hashtag that.  What's all the mumbo jumbo about using the dial, number or pound sign (pick your term based on your point of reference for using this funky little, tic-tac-toe wannabe symbol, #, as agent Alan May reminded me) before some real estate or business relevant term?  Well,...
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 22
In real estate school, they teach you how to get your real estate license. They don't teach you how to do real estate. That, my friend, you will have to learn in the field and through great teachers, coaches, and mentors in the industry. I was an agent like you, just starting in 2007 (yes, as the...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 78
Recently, I wrote a blog post about how my website is getting a lot of traffic, and several people asked for some tips.    I have a tip that fits into the theme of "content is king."   First, we all know that niche marketing works - it's effective and efficient.  It differentiates you.   The para...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 29
After months and perhaps years of uncertainty your bank finally took the steps necessary to foreclose on your property. It might seem unreal at first. In the blink of an eye, or in this case, the spoken words of an auctioneer or judge, the place you called home no longer belongs to you. Regardle...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 15
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 78
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 78
Selling Your Home? 14 Areas You Don’t Want to Forget to Clean! If you have plans to sell your house, chances are high on your list of projects is to make sure your house is clean. You no doubt were told this by your real estate agent as well. However, besides scrubbing your floors and cleaning wi...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 44
Amazing Stories - House Appraises BUT Still Loan Denied Questionable value being blamed, but is it true?  As the listing agent on a condo I love it when a ready, willing and able buyer comes along, even with another agent. A showing on the property and a buyer falls in love! A little romance in l...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 50
 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 32
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 45
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 41
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 64
  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
Update: Thank you all for your participation. The survey is now closed.   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...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
Comments 29
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 44
  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 63
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 152
     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...
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