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By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 13
Will You Pay Over Appraisal?What do you do when a bidding war breaks out on a listing your client wants to write an offer on? Your buyer has been pre-approved for a mortgage. They have a limit on how much they can pay. They have limited funds for down payment and closing costs.Then the bidding wa...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 18
Here is another quick preview into the technology we are working on behind the scenes to keep the community growing. Over the past six months, one of our big focus areas has been on the Question & Answer section of our site.  The results have been pretty amazing to watch with about 40 new questio...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 8
Start your Engines, the Race is on! Today is the day to start out a new month with a bit of introspection and a great habit to boost your SEO.   100 Day Checkup, and April SEO Super Charge Challenge We judge our presidents on how they are doing in the first 100 days for a reason. It is a good rou...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 22
I have seen a handful of members ask about places to get free photos and graphics. Someone recently asked about non copyrighted photos. I don't think here is such a thing as non copyrighted, but there is a thing such as " no copyright restrictions", and some even allow you to use their free photo...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 49
Just when you thought you couldn't possibly split your commission with another entity, another one has reared its head. Granted, we all pay local real estate board fees, lock-box fees, NAR fees, E & O insurance, and that doesn't take into account our cars, fuel, auto-insurance, business cards, ma...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 18
Freaking Out About Mobile Compliancy on Your Website?   We've been getting a lot of phone calls and emails lately about mobile compliancy, and to be honest I havent' had a chance to write a blog about it until now because of the influx in these calls. Google will be using mobile friendly as a ran...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 32
Glancing at something isn't always revealing, but looking close enough you might find the cause!  Apparently the hardwood flooring in this dining room had been mysteriously getting soft and damaged.  And nobody knew why, or investigeted why. Well, the proximity to the rear door is a clue as to wh...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 42
You Sold Your House...    Congratulations!   Now it's time to pack and get ready for the move, but cleaning your old house is no where on your "must-do" list. You heard from your Realtor that you should leave your house in “Broom Clean Condition” but what exactly does that mean?     “Broom Clean”...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Ultimate)
Comments 51
    Real estate contract negotiations are like trains - they need to be "kept on track" to move forward. The goal of both the listing agent and selling agent is twofold Guide the transaction to settlement and meet the objectives of both the seller and buyer on a timely basis. Earn the brokerage f...
By Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney & Serving Rural Nebraska)
Comments 74
I saw an AR contest blog by Grant Schneider on what we have given up in 2015 that was not working. I thought about this a little...and looked back in the mirror on the road my career has traveled and realized that I, indeed, had given up on a few things this year!! In fact two major changes in my...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 72
Passion and Real Estate   Last week, I read a post by Lyn Sims  I thought would surely receive a gold star Are you Enthusiastic?  In her post, she described a listing appointment with a less than realistic seller.  Lyn’s post happened to coincide with a recent office meeting where we discussed th...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 68
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-March 22 to March 29, 2015   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 it could b...
By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
Comments 28
Today, I was reminded how building strong  client relationships is mutually beneficial. I was on my way to a showing. I was almost there and heard a funny noise coming from the rear of my car. At first, I thought it was a possible flat tire but then I remembered I had just replaced my tires four ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 38
Saturday Subscriber Finds 97 Today is Saturday Subscriber Find Time and I hope to introduce you to a few that you don't know yet but will know from here on out. With spring blooming in various parts of the country it means people are out stirring more and getting to know their neighbors. Let's ge...
By Agent Professor Utah Real Estate School, Utah Real Estate Agent Licensing School
Comments 41
We are super excited to be on ActiveRain as a RainMaker and hope to make a valuable contribution to this great community! Especially, we are excited to learn more about the Marketing efforts that real estate agents use to gain business and the special care that they give to their clients. We are ...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 37
Angry Agents: What to do?  If you have been in this business for any period of time you have probably run into an angry agent.  Quite often they have been around for a long time and will tell you so immediately.  These are people who have grown up in the days when no agent was your friend, when n...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 11
  I have been asked recently to give a talk...which I am guessing may well turn into a discussion...About...  If you were in my position....and some day you MAY be...what would YOU say ?    How would you explain your participation...the ways you can participate...the people you have had the plea...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 61
I met with a couple and went over all the issues to be concerned about when selling. Disclosures, certifications, water tests, just to name a few. When I called a couple of days later...I was told by the seller that I was wrong...He didn't have to have the septic certified. Who told you that? My ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 50
 Carlsbad Rattlesnakes are Out of Hibernation   The rattlesnakes are now out and about in Carlsbad, earlier in the year than normal. Sorry, no live photos (thank goodness!).     Our March weather has been particularly warm, summer-like on a number of occasions, and the rattlesnakes have decided t...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 31
First Fridays in Camas WA Voted Best Outdoor Family Fun If you’ve ever taken your kids to a Camas First Friday event you won’t be surprised to hear that it was voted Best of Clark County for Outdoor Family Fun.  Camas also won runner-up for Best Family Events in Clark County. Each year, since 200...
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