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By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 13
Imagine a potential client emailing YOU and then be responded to by one of your competitors. It happens. And it will continue to happen. This isn't a Halloween joke, it's a real problem that we should all be more aware of.  When our real estate careers are born, we almost immediately think of a n...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 48
Yesterday I read a post here on ActiveRain where a member was looking for an agent to send a referral. My first thought was... well why didn't they just check the area on on the membership? I read further and they had, but the problem was that no one in that area was "active" here at ActiveRain. ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 42
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I get it. Using Facebook as part of a social media plan is not in the cards for some. Perhaps you have no idea how to do it, maybe you are holding a grudge against FB, hey you might be skeptical about its effectiveness, or you just cannot find the time. I get it ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 57
There Are No Limits On How Many Times a Topic Can Be Covered! One of the hardest things a new blogger has to overcome is finding a topic.  This is especially true if you are attempting to write a 30 in 30 challenge. (Keep your eyes open for one coming up via Donna Foerster) I know that when I beg...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 51
Overall, it is important to be consistent when installing vinyl siding. However, the consistency should be in the GOOD department, not the BAD. On a one-year warranty inspection, which I seem to do a lot of, I look top to bottom, inside and out. Walking around the house I have 20X binoculars that...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 69
Having recently moved to Albuquerque, I am noticing a lot of things that you just don't see back in Florida. The first thing I came across was the use of Evaporative Coolers, or "Swamp Coolers" in place of the standard refrigerated type of air conditioning systems. Ok so how can you say Albuquerq...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 35
Footwear for Female Realtors As the seasons change and weather becomes inclement, it's more difficult to show real estate listings in those fabulous pumps! Add to that, the idea of not bringing in leaves, mud and other things that collect onto our footwear, and it certainly slims down the choices...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 7
What a week. It started with a fire and a flood. Fortunately there were no locust or frogs, so I'm feeling safe that it was not divine intervention in my life. Before Friday hit we had another flood in a client's office space. Our company is only restoring their facility for them. Thankfully, it ...
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 2
Motivation. What a an important word and action. You need it to just get out of bed. To go anywhere, do something, you have to have a reason coupled with a drive. Going to the market, movies, your neighbors house, work, play or hobbying, one has to have the WANT TOO ...do these things and willing...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 16
From Kerrie LaGuardia: Blog Post Cap - 10 Per Week.   "In our latest release on Monday, October 20th, we lowered the point cap for blog posts back to 10. Comments remain at 20/day.  This means you will receive points for up to 10 posts in a week starting at 12:00am on Monday and ending at 11:59pm...
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 0
For all you Charles Dickens fans, lovers of Christmas, a good heartfelt and meaningful story, a fun read, and marrow food for the soul, coming in time for the 2014 Holidays is the next release in the PEARLS SERIES of books entitled...the EPILOGUE OF EBENEZER SCROOGE THE SECOND CHANCE The core mes...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 11
Our instructor last Monday for the 2016 continuing education requirement shared one of her most recent endeavor involving Fair Housing.   This lady instructor was summoned by a huge real estate company to conduct a Fair Housing Training Seminar to its 300 plus licensees.   Title VIII of the Civil...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 24
Build It and They Will Come...but who is THEY? Controversy in Kaka'ako - Ward Village - and the Transformation of Kaka'ako, Honolulu The Howard Hughes Corporation in conjunction with Victoria Ward Ltd. is one of many developers with their hand in reshaping a huge swath of Honolulu into what some ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
The Berryville, VA real estate market showed a substantial slowdown in September 2014. It's not unusual to see some slowing while schools are opening and the typical Fall changes are taking place, but the changes in September were abnormal. Let's hope this is just an anomaly. If you're ready to b...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 17
I’m into instant gratification..how about you?? Recently we have been interviewing pool companies to resurface our pool, redo the tile, do some stone work and add a handrail to facilitate entering and exiting the pool. This is not an inexpensive project so it is important to us to utilize a compa...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 8
Don't Hesitate to Blog About A Topic Multiple Times. I belong to the jabber-mouth class of bloggers.  Just as I've never been at a loss for words when speaking with someone, that follows in my blogging.  I can write multiple posts about any subject matter.  In fact, some would say that I do just ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 10
The Family Realtor. Recently, I was working with a young lady looking for a condo.  Moving from her family home, it would be her first personally owned home. On a home tour one Saturday, she bought a friend.  I was gratified when she introduced me as "Our family Realtor". This would be the fifth ...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 21
The Numbers Say FHA Should Be More Affordable     480,650 funded @ 1.35%   949,295 funded @ .55%           These numbers represent the amount of FHA endorsed purchase loans thru 10 months of the fiscal year 2010 (the 949,295 figure) and 2014 (the 480,650).  The reason HUD increased the costs asso...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 10
 In Times Like These, The Rest of the Story "In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these." -- Paul Harvey, broadcaster   When I was a kid, I spent thousands of hours listening to an old AM radio while milking cows, and every day we could always count on ga...