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By Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
Comments 38
Imagine for a moment, a perfect world - one in which you had access to absolutely everything you need to know about the purchase of a potential new home.  And by everything, I mean exactly that.  Access to listing information, county data, mortgage history, neighborhood and demographic data, how ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 31
First, happy Easter Sunday!   It looks like we're going to have a beautiful day here in Washington! But before I can go out and enjoy it, here are my picks from many great blogs I read last week: Winston Heverly: The 041514 Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News  There were l...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 23
This is brand new construction - is pre-drilling screw holes on doors really that important? Most of the doors in the house were like this.  They are cracked at the strike plate. On the door of a double door, and on the side wall of the door framing, the wood was cracked at the strike plates. Why...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 63
This is what you and I see. A pretty basement wall, in a flip, with new drywall, new receptacles, new floor molding and new carpeting. This is what my clients saw on line. Along with a couple dozen other photos. All of the photos were just as spectacular! My clients are in another state. We have ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 39
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- April 13  to April 19, 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!   April 13:...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 62
Virginia Realtors, there is a new group being added to your Fair Housing list of discrimination candidates. No one should be discriminated against when it comes to housing. The list has grown since the Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibited racial discrimination. In 1968, the Title VIII of the Civil...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 69
Document, document, document! Yesterday, I mentioned in my post that a customer went into the store on my day off and lied to the owner about the price I had quoted them. Since I had documented what I quoted them, my boss was able to check my notebook and verify that I had quoted them correctly a...
By Steve Hoffacker, New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
(Hoffacker Associates LLC)
Comments 52
Many consumers are price shoppers. In fact, many people are sleeve shoppers when picking out the latest fashion to wear. They see something they like. Then they look at the price tag hanging from the sleeve. Then they decide how much  they "really" like it after they factor in the price. Whether ...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 161
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
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 46
Saturday Subscribers Finds 47  This week we head out west and then travel back across the country to visit with some of our Equestrian agents. ActiveRain has many agents that love horses but these ladies talk about it and make it part of their business and marketing plans. They network with horse...
Homes for Sale in Country Club East in Lakewood Ranch.  Find homes for sale in Country Club East in Lakewood Ranch.  If you are considering selling your home in Country Club East, find out how much your home is worth in today’s market. Country Club East is home to a challenging 18 holes of Rick R...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 23
No sense having a big one if it doesn't fit where you need it to fit..... So indeed, size matters. The long and the short of it, pun intended, a customer who was moving into his first apartment after putting himself through nursing school wanted the biggest and the best leather sectional he could...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Motivational Monday.....Inspirational Sports Quotes     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                 Inspirational Sports Quotations Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.George Herbert If you aren't going all the way, why g...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 6
When I walked into the master bathroom there was the ever so slight odor of mold present.  I did not think too much about it.  Musty odors in bathrooms are not all that uncommon, and perhaps that is why plug-in air fresheners are so common in bathrooms. When I opened the shower door, it became cl...
By Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent
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I WENT TO SCHOOL: I just relocated from Kihei, Maui, Hawaii to Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to moving from Hawaii, I just finished the real estate sales person course and even passed the state and national real estate licensing exams. Regardless of my move, I still wanted to practice real estate so I...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 19
How to Add a Social Media Button to Your Signature Line. After a post I wrote on learning about Pinterest,  Gayle Rich-Boxman wrote and asked me how to get the Pinterest button in the bottom of my blog.  It’s easy but like most of us, we placed the Social Media Buttons when we set up our ActiveRa...
By Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com, 55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities
(President of Retirement Media Inc.)
Comments 3
On My Planet - Tenants Would Pay the Rent on Time On my planet, tenants would pay the rent on time.  They would know the obligations of the lease and know that rent is due on the first of the month, not the 5th or the 10th but the 1st.  They would also pay with checks that were good and not be re...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 22
For the last eight months I've been beyond frustrated with my htc Evo 4g LTE and Sprint's inability to provide adequate cell phone service. When I purchased my phone from Sprint last August I could have saved money buying a refurbished one, but I wanted a new one so I paid for a NEW phone.  Withi...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I know that the greatest challenges come just a few feet feet away from victory line or what may look like a  miracle. I choose to break through those last barriers attempting to hold me back, whether it be finances, people or old mind set! I will not be deterred from the victory line in the are...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Charlotte's Annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase Saturday, April 26th   Charlotte area's annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase is back for it's 19th year on Saturday, April 26th. This iconic event is held the last Saturday of every April in Mineral Springs, North Carolina and is sponsored by the Charlotte S...