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By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 8
Is there a disturbing trend among new construction agents, or is it just me?My two latest encounters with new home sales agents have been strange.  Both were licensed by the builder's brokerage (as in ABC Homes listed by ABC Homes Realty) and both "suggested" that my buyer offer a purchase price ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 9
Should I Write A Backup Offer On That Home? A home that checks all the boxes on your list is on the market at a price that works for you.  Maybe it's brand new to the market or the sellers FINALLY reduced to a price that fits your budget, but it has your interest.  We visit, it still works for yo...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 10
From Ramschackle Roost to Yowzer Wowzer! I have had a few homes that I have been asked to come out and evaluate prior to listing the home.  One in particular came to mind.  I arrived at the home and everything looked OK on the outside.  The minute that I stepped into the home however, I knew that...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 20
This post may likely contain some truth, some fiction, some sarcasm and some fluff.  I usually don't get too wrapped up with local real estate agent "threads."  But, sometimes I go against my better judgment.  Recently I read a local thread about the lack of feedback.  So I gave my "feedback" to ...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 13
Many new construction builders offer incentives to the buyer IF they use the "preferred" lender partner.  I'm sure these relationships are born out of trust, convenience and the marketing skills of the lender. Buyers are often swayed by the promise of the "incentive" savings to make application w...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 13
Sometimes we have crossed all the "T's" and dotted every "I", yet things still fall apart. Here in the Atlanta area, as with many other parts of the country, we are experiencing a "Seller's Market". This means that there are more buyers vying for fewer properties. This can cause multiple offer si...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
Flip Flopped… How not to re-install a door. Wenatchee Home Inspections In the world of home inspections we get to see a lot of interesting, strange and odd things. I also am amazed at what some can do. I wonder what were they thinking? So in the annals of weird…. the Flip Flopped. Here we have a ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 20
Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain Challenge UpdateI know it is a busy time in real estate but if you can find time to write a post on this topic you can earn some bonus points. There are only 10 days left to get 'er dun. Just a handful of you have entered so far. This is the kind o...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 32
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesI wedged in about 45 minutes of FB "update" time this week and I am pleased with myself for not skipping the fan page maintenance. Are you scheduling periodic time to give your FB page the once over to ensure links are working, the cover photo is updated, and you are caug...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 49
Where Have all the Condo Listings GoneToday I received a call from and out of town buyer  Well not really Born and raised in good old Northeast Philadelphia but his father still lived here . His father  was in his mid seventies still active and working   The buyer was now living in the mid west b...
By Linda Thompson
(Selling By Design-Staging)
Comments 19
 A few months ago Selling By Design Staging received a call from an out of town investor inquiring about staging his newest remodel. After talking to him and viewing the property I gave him a quote for staging that included furniture and accessories.He thanked me, sounded enthusiastic, and said h...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 16
Thank You Melinda (Mel) Peterson for the Referral! It has been a crazy few weeks for me in real estate.  Some days I don’t even know which day it is or what time it is.  I just keep plugging along while the market is hot. I have been remiss in not sending out a HUGE thank you to our fellow Rainma...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 18
There are a lot of online marketing options.  Some of them take more time than money and it’s important to know which ones are best for you and your business.Here’s a list with descriptions and explanations of some online marketing options available today.  See which ones will work best for you. ...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 92
 If you want to be top of mind in your luxury real estate marketplace, you have to be the most knowledgeable agent in your area.   As we used to tell our clients, when asked why they should work with us and sign an exclusive representation, “we know where the bones are buried.”   This meant that ...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 28
I Hope There Is a Special Place In HeavenYesterday I wrote a post entitled, “I Hope There Is a Special Place in Hell”. It was about a family who set up numerous charities to supposedly help cancer victims. They collected $180,000,000…and then spent the majority of the money on themselves. The Fed...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 17
Is the Grass greener? Agents move around all the time. They are always looking for a greener pasture, a better split, more leads, easier transactions and the good life.  Agents often leave because they are promised a better deal after hearing what a disgruntled agent thinks they are missing. We a...
By Kyle Reyes
Comments 8
 Even though I worked in journalism for nearly a decade, I didn't understand the power of a publicist.If anything, I hated them.When studying journalism in college, we were taught that journalists are good and public relations people are bad.  Many professors created this imaginary battle in whic...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 8
How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home SellersThe Written Marketing Plan Selling a Carlsbad home is complex, and time consuming, no matter how experienced you might be. This is true even in our busy market where inventory is low. My “How to Sell a Home” tips and advice video series...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 54
One of the things I will never do is drag up an instance in which I suggested a client do one thing and a client chose to do some other thing. Because it's always their choice to make these decisions. Do I feel as though I have failed them somehow if they choose badly and it comes back to bite? Y...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 36
If you know me at all, you know how much I enjoy photo editing.  For quite awhile, Kathy Streib has been wanting me to show her how I do what I do.I've made some tutorial videos on photo editing, but it's not the same as actually working with someone in person.It's been our hope that someday we c...
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