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By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 93
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 33
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 a spectacular! My clients are in another state. We have n...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 43
He was the star in my blog "Houston, We have a Problem." Then he was the protagonist in "The Case of a Dying Tree." If we happened to cross each other's paths, it was not my volition.  I saw a truck pulled in front of the house.    As soon as I recognized the face coming out of the truck, my jaw ...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374)
Comments 32
On my planet, there would be no hearsay or scuttlebut. Just the facts, upfront. Hearsay is hereby banned on my planet due to the potential business risks involved. Of course, this would be quite an undertaking but nothing that is worthwhile comes with little effort.  We all have responsibilities ...
By Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent
Comments 42
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 Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 138
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 Jon Zolsky, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 31
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...
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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
On each of my last three pre-drywall inspections in Northern Virginia, I have wondered -- is this how builders will be attaching front porch roofs now? I have been astounded.  Contacting an architect friend of mine with photos, I asked if this is how they are teaching architects to draw stuff up ...
By Peter Testa, PETER TESTA
(Nationwide Homes)
Comments 0
$275,000, 3Bd/1.5Ba Single Family House, 1719 sqft. Peter and Laura Testa | Nationwide Homes | 203-442-3873 20 Mist Hill Dr, Brookfield, CT 06804 3 BR Ranch has seasonal Lake Views, an Updated Kitchen & Bath plus finished basement. 3Bd/1.5Ba Single Family House $275,000 Year Built 1964 Sq Footag...
By Inspiration With April
(Thought for the Day Blog)
Comments 1
ISAIAH 29:24 Those who are wayward in spirit will gain understanding; those who complain will accept instruction.PULPIT COMMENTARY Shall come to understanding; literally, shall know understanding; i.e. recover their power of spiritual discernment. Shall willingly receive the teaching, of God's pr...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374)
Comments 2
For Pete's sake…Peter Cottontail's that is! Parents: Be smart about choosing Easter gifts for your small children! Live bunnies and chicks are cute until they grow up. Most children will lose interest once the newness wears off, realizing they must take care of them.   We have found several domes...
I need your help. I am a real estate broker and, after almost a year of pursuing Redfin to become a Redfin Partner Agent, I have been invited to the program. What is a "Partner Agent" Redfin partner agents are hand selected through an interview process. Redfin partner agents receive referral lead...
By Peter Testa, PETER TESTA
(Nationwide Homes)
Comments 0
$199,900, 4Bd/3Ba Single Family House, 1909 sqft. Peter and Laura Testa | Nationwide Homes | 203-442-3873 43 Pembroke Rd, Danbury, CT 06811 3 Story Colonial on just under an acre. 4 BRs, 3 Baths plus a Studio. 4Bd/3Ba Single Family House $199,900 Year Built 1931 Sq Footage 1909 sqft. Bedrooms 4 ...
By Peter Testa, PETER TESTA
(Nationwide Homes)
Comments 0
$259,999, 3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 2008 sqft. Peter and Laura Testa | Nationwide Homes | 203-442-3873 25 Flower Hill Rd, New Milford, CT 06776 Home Sweet Home! You’ll love the location, layout & all the extras this home offers. 3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House $259,999 Year Built 1974 Sq Foot...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 9
Hey everyone!  If you haven't heard of this contest yet...check it out!  Charles Buell's On My Planet....Contest!  .  I know there have already been some very interesting submissions/entries, and I look forward to reading many, many more!  So, get your thinking caps on, and write! We are all pain...
By Peter Testa, PETER TESTA
(Nationwide Homes)
Comments 1
$429,000, 4Bd/4Ba Single Family House, 4190 sqft. Peter & Laura Testa | Nationwide Homes | 203-442-3873 10 High Meadow Ln, Brookfield, CT 06804 4BR/4BA Single Family House - Brookfield 4Bd/4Ba Single Family House $429,000 Year Built 1985 Sq Footage 4190 sqft. Bedrooms 4 Beds Bathrooms 4 Baths Pa...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 12
While in the big picture, there are far worse things that can go wrong with a house, this is a small issue that I see fairly often. In the following picture you can see the fall restraint bracket attached to the roof.  The hole in the end of the bracket is where the worker would attach their rope...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 18
How can a huge jet disappear? Imagine how sad it is for the families to have no idea of what happened? This is the case with the missing jet of Malaysia Airways flight MH370. Lost at sea in the Indian Ocean? I really feel for the families. If a plane crashed or some horrible accident happened the...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 39
There is been positive and negative talk about what members of Active Rain feel may occur as a result of the new changes. Is it possible that these changes are all for the better of all of us? I do not know but an experiment I did yesterday showed some interesting results. When I post a blog rela...