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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 49
Not much more saddening in new construction could be the discovery of footprints in the hardwood flooring finish coat. Silly and disconcerting.  Uncaring and disappointing.  Unbelievable and dishonorable. DISPLAYING THIS AS THE "REVEAL" TO BUYERS SHOULD EMBARRASS ANY BUILDER.  BUT IT APPARENTLY D...
By Fred Griffin, Your Real Estate Broker for Tallahassee, Florida 850-339-4861, Call Fred 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 27
     Wow!  Twitter has a completely new look.   Talk about photo-centric!  Your Profile photo is larger.  Your Header is huge.  Twitter Profile Pages now boast a 3 Column format that is easy to surf and easy to understand.        Here is what you need to know about the New Twitter:      Adjust y...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 71
How Much Is TOO Much To Pay For A Domain Name? I guess the answer to that question depends on who is asking, who is buying, and who is selling. I spent several hours shopping for a dot com domain name for my new line of business.  More on that later. I'm still actively involved in real estate. I'...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 65
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 Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 25
  The short answer is NONE. The long answer is NONE. Wet insulation will obviously become less efficient as an insulator the wetter it becomes.  At some point it ceases to be insulation at all.  Part of the “building science” of insulation is keeping it dry. We must construct homes that are capab...
By Tom White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN
(Benchmark Realty, LLC)
Comments 11
Before I was a real estate agent, before I was even a homeowner, I was a Parks and Recreation Director in the suburbs of Chicago. I loved my job. One of the best things about it was that I could help shape our community by acquiring land for public parks. Parks that would benefit the residents of...
By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
Comments 9
Are You or Your Clients Ready for a Natural Disaster?  There’s been a lot of natural disasters going on in the news lately such as the mudslide in Washington state, tornadoes in the Midwest and tragic snowstorms in the Northeast.  Are there ways to plan, prevent or avoid these disasters or at lea...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 30
As a newbie~ My first test  All of us who hold our real estate license will remember our first listing and how it felt to take it to the closing table. I will never forget mine because it taught me I could do anything! I was a soon to be single mom and the minute I received my license I jumped in...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 3
Earth Week, Tree Planting with Machines   This week in honor of Earth Week I will be posting four blogs on Tree Planting the first one in the series is of a hand planter planting forest trees in a production setting, the second one will be another production crew planting in a field with a tree p...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 30
The sequel to "No sense having a big one"..... When the "big one" doesn't fit, you need to explore other options, which is exactly what happened yesterday. The owner spoke to the young man with the "big one" and suggested he come into the store and that I would help him with his dilemma. No small...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 7
Sometimes the best intentions simply go sideways. Last week an agent in Florida contacted me about writing her bio. I sent her my usual reply, explaining how I work, and she wrote back to say "Let's do it." So far so good - until she decided to be double-sure that her deposit reached me right awa...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 9
Today 4-23-2014 is the 100 year Birthday of Wrigley Field home of the Chicago Cubs. I have to say happy birthday to the park. I have fond memories of the 1969 season with Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Fergie Jenkins as a kid. When the late 70s rolled around it went downhill and attendance was low. Now ...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 22
Tuesday Treasures     Celebrate The Day   Happy Earth Day  
By Roy Kelley
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 16
Happy Birthday to Pat Kennedy   I have been busy today but not too busy to extend birthday greetings to DC real estate professional Pat Kennedy. For those that have not experienced Pat’s hospitality, she is an outstanding hostess and attending an ActiveRain MeetUp at her home is a special treat H...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 7
To date, I've read 91 entries to Karen's Contest - Your First Real Estate Experience. It is bitter-sweet being a judge because for the most part, I feel every entry is a winner.  It's not about winning though. As my Mom always used to say "It's not about whether you win or lose, it's about how yo...
By Inspiration Station
Comments 7
In our webinar today, a member asked if she should continue to write about local events in her area or strictly focus on real estate.  I feverishly recommended she keep up the local event posts. By doing so, you're not only solidifying yourself as the expert in your community but you're also gett...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 7
Now this looks great!  Much easier and I can leverage much better for my biz.  I haven't been using Twitter too much and I had it on my "to do" list to reformat my page anyway, as I never changed it the last time they upgraded the format.  So, at least I can do it all at once. Thx Fred.  You're s...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
Celebrate Earth Day Every Day! "Reduce, reuse, recycle" This mantra should be first and foremost when making decisions as part of our daily lives – at work, on vacation, when we're out, and at home. Do you know that every day you can make very simple changes . Here are a few more ideas to start w...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 4
After two weeks on the go, I will return home tomorrow. I have had a wonderful and exciting time. Travel is a passion for me and it grounds and teaches me things I am likely to forget otherwise. When I travel I learn about the hardships in the world and how good people everywhere deal with their ...
By Will Hamm, Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 15
Do we really work on the art of getting referrals?  I think I could do a better job of getting more referrals just by doing some simple thinks that I forget about because I am to busy now but down the road I wish I would of done a better job. The ART of referrals is easy if you think about it.   ...