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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 57
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 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 Amy Jones, Voted Chandler AZ Best Realtor® for 3 years
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
Comments 52
Flashback December 10, 2009, after another buyer question about scorpions in Arizona, I decide to write a post about it. Many of my colleagues thought this was a bad idea. They asked why I would want to write about one of the "negatives" of living in the Phoenix area. The way I looked at it (and ...
By Steve Hoffacker, New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
(Hoffacker Associates LLC)
Comments 25
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 Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 117
MY BUYERS HATE ME Well...I can't make everyone happy! I would like to think I am a friendly person, a good salesman, a pretty decent Realtor...that being said, if this whole Real Estate Agent thing doesn't work out(15 years mind you)...I would probably throw my hand in at being a stand-up comic....
By Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
Comments 2
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 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 28
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...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 154
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 Bobby Bryant
(iBuy Realty: Rethink. Real Estate.)
Comments 0
10 REASONS "WHY" you should use a Discount Real Estate Broker... The real estate industry is evolving beyond itself each and everyday right now due to technology. I have seen more change in our industry in the last 3 months than I've seen in the past three(3) decades. Real Estate Professionals ca...
By Jon Zolsky, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 69
I owe a big “thank you” to all of my friends on AR for your support. A very big Thank you, indeed. Life is full of surprises. No surgery in the plans, but how little all our plans mean... My cardiologist did not like the results of a recent stress test, said they needed to look inside and, probab...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 27
There are only two weeks left in the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   If you want to participate, you need to get going very soon.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   It's not a challenge that you can leave to the last minu...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 18
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 Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 7
  Easter Approaches & I Love It!   As Easter quickly approaches, I realize how lucky I am. I have my health, I have a great family, I have great friends, my business is doing well, and I love my life.   With all the great things in my life I understand that I am captive to the cycles of objective...
By Midori Miller, Homes In Fort Lauderdale, Real Estate Training - R
(Better Homes Realty - BH Referral Associates )
Comments 29
Today I have been working away and I logged into Activerain as well as Trulia.  Not for myself but for one of my clients.  Holy Cow, once you fill in every little blank, it's amazing.  Everything that a consumer needs is right there at their fingertips. Things to attract home buyers and sellers t...
By John Wiley, Your Cape Coral, FL Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Elite Realty)
Comments 10
FAITH IN WHAT WE DON'T SEE Many people do not understand what Faith is. But we all exercise faith everyday. When we flip a switch on the wall, lights come on. We do not ever see the electricity but we have faith lights will come on when the switch is flipped. We can walk into a room we have never...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 2
They were busy until late last night, but the Bicycle Outfitters team, family and friends pulled it off. They're open! I was in the shop around 7:30 pm on Friday night, and there was a lot of work to do, but boy did they accomplish a lot before midnight. The shop is stocked with every conceivable...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 27
My First Home Purchase    1989, after several years of traveling the country working for the US Forest Service, we had just had our third child, I had started my forestry consulting firm a few months earlier, and now it was time to really settle down and buy a home.  I didn’t think that I could a...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 15
As the Spring market heats up, it is easy for real estate agents to forget to educate their buyers on what happens when the Appraiser visits the property and how their valuation of the property can have a huge impact on how the transaction moves forward. Is the Property Worth It The bank has two ...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 3
If you live long enough, you know things. If you do something over and over again, you end up knowing something about it. Experience is good and lots of experience makes you better and rounds off the edges...Doesn't matter what the subject is either FIRST OF ALL... I was discussing generational d...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 8
Too Cute! The Softer Side of Real Estate! Earlier this week, I went to check on one of my Hernando Beach waterfront listings and as I walked toward the back of the home, I came across this family scene! There she was, a proud Mama Duck with thirteen little ducklings all following her toward the w...