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By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 3
  Agent.Watch   With the rise in crimes against real estate agents, it is time to be proactive. We need to take precautions and pay attention to safety in the workplace. And just short of hiring a bodyguard “Agent.Watch” sounds like the perfect app for real estate agents.   I just read an article...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 16
  You Are NOT Ready To Sell Your House Yet!!Homeowners decide to sell their house for number of reasons. Regardless of the reason, the sale price of their house is dictated by local market conditions. Homes are worth as much as buyers are willing to pay! Nothing more, nothing less. In some parts ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 14
  Subdividing Farm Acreage Into Smaller Lots - Is It Worth It?                                                            Lots of open space and large acreage farms are slowly disappearing from Eastern Pennsylvania.  It seems that many are under the impression that if the property is subdivided i...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 12
With more and more predictions of the interest rates rising later this year, it is important Borrowers are aware of the different features associated with the mortgage program they are applying for.  One such feature Borrowers need to be aware of in a rising interest rate market is if the mortgag...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 24
Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 25
A Hat Trick - Home Inspection Findings                                              Chelan Home Inspections   Hat Trick n. Sports   1. Three goals scored by one player in one game, as in ice hockey. 2. Three wickets taken in cricket by a bowler in three consecutive balls. 3. Three consecutive win...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 52
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 22 to February 28, 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 c...
By Steve Vondran, Real Estate Lawyer
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
Comments 24
Hi again, this post provides general legal information that every real estate broker and agent in the United States should be aware of.  I will be discussing the recent UNANIMOUS United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans  If you are the kind of person...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 55
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 9
I have learned several years ago that many buyers don't understand, or are afraid of buying a lot and building a new home. Many times they just don't know all that is involved and are afraid of cost over runs. Time is also a factor. In fact, I know someone that did a walk-thru recently in Winches...
By Giselle Lampe, Giselle Lampe Napa Valley Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
Comments 30
Today we heard sad news, that Leonard Nimoy, aka. Mr. Spock has passed away.  He was 83 years old and passed away in his home in Los Angeles, cause of death is reported to be end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mr. Nimoy, was accomplished in more things than just portraying so perfec...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 60
No Commission is Worth Your Life   An agent in our area went on a listing appointment . The house looked run down , Upon entering the house the seller locked the door behind her . The home was in disarray and had a horrible smell . She had a sinking feeling in her stomach that something was amiss...
By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams Realty - Westlake Village, CA)
Comments 18
What is My Home Worth Right Now?     Jay & Michelle Lieberman | Keller Williams Realty | (818) 665-5306 | info@teamjaymichelle.com             Keeping track of the value of your home, your most important investment, is extremely important and commendable.  We like to continually provide our past,...
By Tracy Lee Parker, Experienced Broker & Property Managers Since 2006
(RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Comments 25
Does "selling" experience really count in Real Estate?  We all probably worked in other fields before we got in Real Estate.  Some of us probably had "selling" experience of some sort.  It is rare in my area to work with someone who is right out of highschool or college selling homes. So it makes...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 37
Baby Boomers - Up-sizing and Downsizing  The population of people born between 1946 and 1964 are redefining aging. Known as baby boomers, many are still working, staying active and fit, and have no intention of slowing down.  According to Pew Research, 72 percent say they feel younger than their ...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 55
Mary has become fascinated with tiny houses, and has been binge watching a bunch of episodes of the myriad tiny house shows that are all over HGTV & DIY now. Since we live in a not tiny house, I can easily escape to another of our comfortable livings spaces and ignore it all. But I have been expo...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 23
We can’t go on together...   Without TRUST on both sides of a personal or business relationship, the word fail eventually comes into play. I can say this with full confidence through past experiences:   Taking a listing with the agreement that the sellers will reduce the price as necessary to gai...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 57
Have you seen it yet?  The dress that's making people crazy. The dress that's dividing the internet into two sides each claiming to be right.   Social media is a buzz over this very interesting, and confusing dress.  Is it blue and black or is it white and gold? Last night I saw it on facebook an...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 24
With social media comes many, many new relationships. If you guys are like me, you're creating and meeting many fellow industry peeps right here on places like AR. With that comes a very heavy price - one that cannot be bought, negotiated or ignored - death.  We all die - there's no question, dou...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 55
Rainers are the best as we all know but what about those who don't?  I'm starting a new series and you're all invited.  Some amazing Rainers will be highlighted  through social cards that we'll create.  These cards will be blasted on our social outlets and within AR as well linking back to your p...
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