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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 37
In the beginning there were just a lot of agents scattered across the lands doing their best to work their business. Technology was rapidly in development mode and as many agents were struggling to keep abreast, others were falling to the wayside. Then came a new source of potential with a founda...
By Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte
(Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 10
We all seem to think it can never happen to us. We’ve convinced ourselves, even. We labor under the belief that it’s simply impossible to find ‘The One’ without ever even trying. But we, the educated, the cynical, and the determined homebuyers of today … we are ohhhhh so wrong…   Is it really pos...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 6
Luxury Buyers Need a Luxury Mortgage          For the first time since I've been in the mortgage industry, we're seeing  investors offer products to luxury home buyers at more competitive interest rates than buyers using conventional loan products.  While "luxury" is subjective ...
By Gerhard Ade, Real Estate with Confidence
(RSVP Real Estate)
Comments 14
The Long and Serious Newsletter For 43 months now, my main way of keeping in touch with my clients and sphere of influence has been my newsletter, called View from the Street. I write it myself from scratch and sometimes create the illustrations. The newsletters (repeated on my website) are usual...
By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com Thomas Ramon Realty)
Comments 2
This is it! After searching, and negotiations, the day has come to complete your walk through and close on your new home or condo! The Final Walk Through Depending on when the Sellers move out of your new home or condo (it might also be vacant) you will want to do a Final Walk Through. Why? It ma...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 33
Before you send that letter to a prospect... stop and ask yourself this question: "How would I react if this letter arrived in my mailbox?" This is a rant resulting from the fact that I've been gnashing my teeth and snarling today. Why? Because I've come across three different a...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
Comments 34
With Google's new... we want 1000 words for value for your post to rank well I have put a LOT more time into the my posts recently.  I also wanted to get the most "bang for my buck" out of those posts and not only do my business page "INSIGHTS" let me track, but so do my &...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty)
Comments 132
How can you judge a Realtor by their shoes?  Are they pristine and flawless?  Or are they decades old and worn?  A shoe can tell you a lot about a person. My shoes are my resume.  Here is a tour of my 3-month-old shoes that have served me well but will need to be retired.  I loved these shoes but...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 43
New construction inspections are always interesting - especially when attic insulation is a mess - One small step for man, one giant leap for a poor indoor environment. Attic insulation is very often a problem in new construction.  How? Usually the builder advertises a high R-value (which can onl...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 60
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Wow, talk about getting your panties bunched up this week! I have read several posts on various platforms this week (AR included) that have bashed using FB as part of our online marketing model. Hey, to each their own! Every competitor not using it is one less we...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 44
Mortgage Loan Denied?  Get a 2nd Opinion!          When you work in the mortgage business for a period of years, no matter who you are, you run into scenarios where borrowers come to you - perfectly fine borrowers,  more than deserving of a loan - that have been denied at some other lender for so...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 36
As a landlord or Property Manager, dealing with a meth lab can be a daunting and very expensive task but did you know that even after the clean up you may still be required to disclose the fact that meth was previously cooked at your property? In fact, a little over half of the states in America ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 32
Two Home Families Keeping The Old Home And Buying New  Keeping in mind that all real estate is local and subject to trends, the economy and demographics.  Generally most area real estate markets are recovering and improving.  However, there is one basic obstical and that is many new home buyers a...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 81
When I was a teenager, I would clip pictures of my favorite teen idol, clothing, sayings and other graphics out of magazines.  They would then be taped to my closet doors so I could look at them any time I wanted.  When my friends came over, they would be able to ooh and aah over them, too.  Too...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 72
The Importance of the Sound Check During my days in broadcasting, the station engineers were neurotic about our microphones. They consistently checked the on-air talent’s mic settings and fussed over the sound. It’s that important. Naturally, I learned many terms during that time and one is  call...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 40
Start 'Em Young Moms! Buyer's Agency in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area! When your parents bought their first Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home, they hired a buyer's agent. When you bought your first Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home, you hired a buyer's agent. And, now, many years later you...
By Tom Gilliam, Tom Gilliam
(Re/Max Classic)
Comments 26
To Pay or Not to Pay : Among the first things people ask when shopping for a mortgage loan is: What’s the interest rate? The answer is often a percentage rate with points—for example, 4.5% plus 2 points. Here’s what those points are all about. A loan discount point is equal to 1% of the loan amou...
By Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People
(Tierra Antigua Realty - Downtown)
Comments 39
Yesterday, I co-hosted a class on Downtown Growth Trends (poolside at a condo complex I have the exclusive on).  Tucson's Downtown is undergoing a huge surge of interest due to the new streetcar connecting it with the University of Arizona - between public & private investment, upwards of...
By Jordana Tobel
Comments 55
As territory manager for Carrington Real Estate South Florida, we have sales meetings via conference call every Wednesday for 30 minutes. Every week, I keep track of things that I feel are important to discuss on an upcoming call such as: commission issues that come up, compliance reminders, prob...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 57
Home Sellers in Palm County-Here Are 6 Things You Can Do Now Before the Start of the Season!  For those of us who live in Palm Beach County, our season is just around the corner.  That means that our SnowBirds will be returning, and the activity level for everything picks up. If you plan on putti...
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