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By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 41
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 34
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 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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 53
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 Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 30
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 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
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 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 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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 12
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 Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 21
“One of Kyle’s Favorite Topics, Outrageous Marketing”   Even though I have heard Kyle share about this topic a number of times, I can’t wait to hear him address this topic in the social media marketing seminar that we are doing on November 6th.   Details are at the end of the video. You can sign ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 12
    Help Me Welcome Another New Member   So I do believe in breaking bread with clients- present, past and future. Take time to check out Erica's contest and you will see  this one is right up my real estate alley.    A call from a previous seller, suggested I meet with a friend who is a very tal...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 8
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 David Saks, Memphis
((retired))
Comments 0
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 7
 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...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 22
Sometimes It's Just About The Small Things   When talking about our properties, we tend to mention how many bedrooms, how many baths, how many fireplaces, how many acres or how much square footage.   Sometimes it's just about the small things.               Small, but important, things may be  sp...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 14
  Memorabilia for a Widow (Sample of what the widow gets from a Volunteer/Paramedic)         October 24, 2014 - Today's headlines reported the first Ebola case in New York City. Dr. Craig Spencer, if you and other doctors are listening, would you object to reporting to the public health official...
By Erica Ramus, MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate
(Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA )
Comments 79
Every October - November I push off an intense 7-week challenge for myself, personally, so I can fill the pipeline for January. Don't get sucked into blindly accepting the fact that November and December keep us busy with holidays. That leads to an even slower start to the year! This challenge is...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
Biblically speaking we are commanded to Love Thy Neighbor. In our business lives, personal lives with family and friends and acquaintances, life in general, easier said than done. Humorously, some people say I had this great positive attitude till I went out in the world with PEOPLE. Loving those...