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By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Recently I was with other agents at our State Convention and was enjoying great conversations and meeting new people.  Several of us began discussing our success with blogging and one agent piped in with, "You must not be busy since you do all of that blogging!"   Those of us who are Active Rain...
By Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
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SUMMARY: Tips to communicate online with lots of short attention spans   I'm going to follow my own advice, and keep this short! Think about what you write online. Think about the photos you show, and the videos you post.  A good rule of thumb, I find, is to assume that people will pay attention ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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It's late in the day, and I'm going to just cut to the chase!  So here is the list: Gary San Soucie: Getting Your Family Involved in Real Estate There are some great family groups in the DC area, and Gary shares how his works. Great first post. Jeff Dowler:  Decision Points in the Listing Contrac...
By Susan Haughton, Cheerfully Helping You Buy or Sell in Alexandria
(Long & Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
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Every six months or so, my husband and I head to the adult playground of Las Vegas...we always have so much fun, between the casinos, people watching and shows.  In fact, we are sitting in the airport right now. And every time we start getting ready to go, you know what happens...business happens...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- September 14 to September 20, 2014   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...
By Team Mullins
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.)
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Fred Mullins, Donna Mullins, & Erin Biby Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Company 1201 White Street Ste. 101 Key West, FL 33040 Direct: 305-745-9440 Email: mullinsf@bellsouth.net Website: www.lowerkeys-homes.com     We all know when showing a Buyer a home, it takes only moments to grab their a...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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WHAT ARE: Closing Costs The numerous expenses which buyers and sellers normally incur to complete a transaction in the transfer of ownership of real estate. These costs are in addition to price of the property and are items prepaid at the closing day. This is a typical list: Documentary Stamps on...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Dear Buyers I'm so glad that you chose me to assist in your home search.  Though I'm not that pleased that you wanted to see 20 homes the other day even after I strongly suggested that 7 homes would be a much better option with enough time for you to get a good understanding and the time to look ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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They say real estate is local, but the marketing of it better be way way beyond the town line borders. The promotion far reaching and not limited. Covering, saturating more than just the immediate area where the real estate property listing is parked on the planet. If someone tripped, unplugged t...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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When you stop and think about it Relationships And Credit Scores Are Very Similar.  Relationships and Credit Scores tend to follow a very close pattern. Just think what happens when you start dating.  Both parties are very polite to each other, and as the relationship develops both begin to feel ...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Buying a Condo?  Here's what you need to know          In putting together a series on buying a condo with mortgage financing, I already dove into some of the more complicated property types, transactions, and potential pitfalls - those involved with non-warrantable condos & condotels.        We ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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Refinishing hardwood floors - What to expect Sanding and refinishing your flooring is like getting a facelift for your floors.  It's amazing the impact that refurbishing your floors can have.  The floors look clean, fresh and smooth, and you even have the ability to change the color.  Many of our...
By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
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In April of 2010 I began my 365 Things to do in the Palm Springs, CA Area PAGE on FACEBOOK.  It is a community page where I curate events and favorite things to do and see in the Palm Springs area.  I gather a good portion of my info from local restaurants, newspapers, magazines, hotels, communit...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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It happens, the seller of a home, any type of property can eagerly want to get the real estate  on the market. Quick like a bunny Mr Broker Man to get it, the property, the real estate deal of the day listed. But when it actually comes right down to the "I found a buyer ready, willing and able to...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Talk about great timing! Bill Gassett asked me recently to do a guest post on his MassRealEstateNews WP site and I jumped at the opportunity. As is my norm, I then shared the content on several social media sites, including my FB Fan Page. A few days later I prom...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This is the case of siding and a wall overwhelmed by water.  When a client calls with a problem to investigate, even someone I know, like Margaret Woda, I am always excited by the prospect. She sent me a photograph of a spot outside a house that not only showed moisture but damage.  Pretty sure I...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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Today's Lesson has NOTHING to do with Real Estate   There are those of us that tell others around us, whether it be professionally or personally, that we need to get "thicker" skin.  Meaning that we need to not let things bother us.     Forgive me, but I thought that the point of raising children...
By Gene Mundt, Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience
(www.genemundt.com - 708.921.6331)
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  I Received a New Property Assessment.   What Do I Do?        As a Chicago-area Mortgage Lender, I've always been asked a lot of questions regarding Taxes and Property Assessments.  Property Taxes, and subsequently monthly tax escrow contributions, play a very important role in loan approvals/de...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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I don’t like how the seller countered our offer   A newer agent in our office came to me the other day asking why an offer they made for their buyers on a property that received multiple offers wouldn’t counter their offer with the price they desired. The property in question is in a desirable ar...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Decision Points in the Listing Contract for Carlsbad Sellers   As a homeowner in Carlsbad there are many important decisions to make once you decide to sell your home. A critical one, of course, is choosing who to hire for the job.   Regardless of who you hire, there are some key decisions you h...
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