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By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 45
As I'm sure many of your have heard, today Zillow entered into agreement to purchase Trulia. As part of the Trulia family, ActiveRain will be included in the purchase. If you'd like to hear about what the Zillow purchase of Trulia means for Trulia and Zillow on a broader scale, take a lo...
By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
Comments 23
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, PMS, SFR, CLHMS - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Homes For Sale I just finished up with my fortunate Seller client who had the difficult task of deciding which one of three excellent offers to accept for the purchase of her home.  That's right, three outstanding offers.  I...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Agent
(Associate Broker, Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 19
Do You Want a Home Warranty with Your Home? The best advice I can give a Buyer is,  "Get a Home Warranty". Remember, when your Buyer is buying a new home, it is only new to the Buyer, unless he is the first owner of the home. It's just like buying a used car. You are buying all the ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 30
If you are going to respond pro-actively to the ever-changing world we live in, it is important that you sharpen your strategic thinking.   This will help you to outthink your competition.   Take time to reexamine your opinions.  Challenge your own premises, and be open enough to admit you may b...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 56
Here It Is! The Post That Makes Me A Millionaire   I've thought about this post for a long time. It seems that it should be something special, meaningful. Truth is, the post is not what is meaningful or lasting....it was the journey; this post is the blue ribbon, the cup, the glass of champa...
By Colorado Dream House Team, Real People. Real Professionals. Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty DTC)
Comments 15
Do you remember the good old days when all you had to do before buying a home was an inspection? I am sure that there are people who are reading this and were saying, “Inspection? We didn’t need no stinking inspection!” do buy a home. Yes, I believe that there are some of you out there who did so...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
Free Enterprise Encourages Everyone To Set And Achieve High Goals!   "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving it." Michelangelo (1475-1564) This defines the human experience.  Some of us want to strive, and ac...
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 14
The past week or so has been filled with looking at listings that have uhmmm "matured" in the "Days on Market" category.  The buyers I'm working with are interested in houses with character and personality and while there is something to be said for brand new and probably ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 15
   The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) has introduced their new Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) HFA 3% Down Conventional Mortgage.  This is great news for Connecticut First Time Homebuyers, and for the housing market in Connecticut.  The Connecticut Housing Finance Auth...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 33
 10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move There are no two ways about it, moving is a stressful event, regardless how far away your new home will be. That is why it is very important to have a plan of attack leading up to the big day as well as during the move itself. If you are moving long di...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 233
Big week around these parts! Maybe you heard about this? And as promised, we continue to march on to make ActiveRain even better. This latest round of enhancements has a core focus on allowing our members to more effectively connect with and communicate with each other. Here is a quick glance at ...
By David Bailey, "Creating Clients for Life" Cell # 631-767-8948
(The Mortgage Outlet NMLS # 36861)
Comments 23
8 Eye Catching Photography Tricks   Getting great pictures can provide customers with the information they need to make a purchase decision.  At first glance, real estate photography seems to be an easy task. Some real estate agents will take their cell phone out of their pocket and expect to ge...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
Comments 34
Some neighbors recommended me to someone they knew who was looking for a real estate broker. Since then, we've worked together and just a few days ago the transaction closed. The client is very happy and we are already working on another one that hopefully will also come about. Margaret Rome ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 79
REALTORS® Get a Bum Rap from the Public I read a post about agents not showing houses for a living and it got me to thinking that REALTORS® get a bum rap from the public. I have heard all kinds of statements over the years and have politely corrected the public but it is time to set the record st...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 25
  Politics, ego and selfishness all play roles that sometimes blur the more altruistic desire to do what is right for the planet, the country, and our families. In the widest of contexts, most people involved in the Green Movement are well meaning, well intentioned, thoughtful and serious folks. ...
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 25
Good Morning! When we as agents make referrals of friends, clients, leads or prospects to another agent many times the consumer doesn't really know how that all happens. A former client of ours is considering moving to Port Charlotte, FL and asked if I could suggest any agents in that area.  ...
By Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
Comments 21
While many blog writers, including myself, often focus on homeowners in financial distress, Tenants are often victims of either their own financial distress or the financial distress of their landlord.  This article will examine the eviction process from a lawyer’s viewpoint for both the landlord...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 62
Most Saturday mornings this time of year my husband and I head out sailing.  He goes to the sailboat and I go to the yard sales.   I love finding bargains and treasures of any kind, but my primary goal is toys for the grandbabies. This past Saturday I scored big....I bought a house!  As I was wal...
By Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
(iPartnerMedia.com and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
Comments 13
One of the ActiveRain contests for July gives us the opportunity to share how we are involved in the community. Being in business entails bein a good corporate citizen. Some industries, like banking, are mandated by fedral law to be give back to the communities in which they serve. Regardless of ...
By Kim Norton, YOUR Realtor for Northwest Arkansas!
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
Comments 16
I LOVE taking on a new listing!  I LOVE the thrill I feel when I gain an appointment or a referral calls saying they need me to sell their home.  I LOVE the moment when I share what I can do for them and they say YES!  I LOVE going to the photography session and working with my photographer to fi...
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