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By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 98
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 37
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 45
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 33
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 Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 123
We are all painfully aware of the many problems on our planet.  Most of us have opinions of how these problems can be “fixed,” while others hold that the problems stand no chance of being fixed, still others seem content to bury their heads in the sand. Logic and irrepressible optimism puts me in...
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 139
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 38
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 Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 0
   Fixing The Heartbleed Bug…   Most folks (by now) might have heard about the “heartbleed bug”, I first learned about heartbleed through Niki’s post.  The bug is “highly broadcasted and talked about” and is touted as the most dangerous internet bug known to strike the Internet since inception. T...
Homes for Sale in Bridgewater in Lakewood Ranch Find homes for sale in Bridgewater in Lakewood Ranch.  If you are considering selling your home in Bridgewater, find out how much your home is worth in today’s market. Bridgewater is Lakewood Ranch’s newest addition from Lennar, experts in lifestyle...
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 Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374)
Comments 5
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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
On Page SEO Basics for Real Estate Agents  Search engine optimization for your blog articles and your pages on your website is not difficult. It sounds scary and complicated to many real estate agents. When you break it down into smaller bite size pieces, it becomes manageable.  Here is a graphic...
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 Diane M. Phillips, Realtor 443-286-4365
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 0
When you are preparing to sell, you need to see your home through the buyers eyes. One way you can do that is to do a home inspection in advance. There are pros and cons to doing a home inspection in advance. You’ll have to make the choice that works best for you.   Home inspections reveal hidden...
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 Bryon Crosby, Professional Service | Outstanding Results
(Windermere Real Estate Lane County)
Comments 0
Hayden Bridge Listings Search Hayden Bridge New Listings (11) Hayden Bridge Foreclosure Listings (4) Hayden Bridge Short Sale Listings (25) Hayden Bridge Single Family Homes for Sale (102) Hayden Bridge Condos & Townhomes for Sale (2) Communities Served Eugene Ferry Street Bridge North Gilham Sp...
By Diane M. Phillips, Realtor 443-286-4365
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 0
Save money step by step with these simple tips.  Energy efficiency is one way to keep money from slipping out the front door and other areas of your home. Weather you just made a purchase, are preparing to sell or don’t plan to move at all, these tips can benefit you, the homeowner.  Home Efficie...
By Bryon Crosby, Professional Service | Outstanding Results
(Windermere Real Estate Lane County)
Comments 0
Junction City Listings Search Junction City New Listings (7) Junction City Foreclosure Listings (1) Junction City Short Sale Listings (7) Junction City Single Family Homes for Sale (60) Communities Served Eugene Ferry Street Bridge North Gilham Springfield 97401 97402 97403 97404 97405 97408 974...