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By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 21
First, happy Easter Sunday!   It looks like we're going to have a beautiful day here in Washington! But before I can go out and enjoy it, here are my picks from many great blogs I read last week: Winston Heverly: The 041514 Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News  There were l...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 33
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- April 13  to April 19, 2014.   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!   April 13:...
By Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
Comments 22
Imagine for a moment, a perfect world - one in which you had access to absolutely everything you need to know about the purchase of a potential new home.  And by everything, I mean exactly that.  Access to listing information, county data, mortgage history, neighborhood and demographic data, how ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 65
Document, document, document! Yesterday, I mentioned in my post that a customer went into the store on my day off and lied to the owner about the price I had quoted them. Since I had documented what I quoted them, my boss was able to check my notebook and verify that I had quoted them correctly a...
By Amy Jones, Voted Chandler AZ Best Realtor® for 3 years
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
Comments 54
Flashback December 10, 2009, after another buyer question about scorpions in Arizona, I decide to write a post about it. Many of my colleagues thought this was a bad idea. They asked why I would want to write about one of the "negatives" of living in the Phoenix area. The way I looked at it (and ...
By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 118
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 Steve Hoffacker, New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
(Hoffacker Associates LLC)
Comments 48
Many consumers are price shoppers. In fact, many people are sleeve shoppers when picking out the latest fashion to wear. They see something they like. Then they look at the price tag hanging from the sleeve. Then they decide how much  they "really" like it after they factor in the price. Whether ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 131
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 Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 156
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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
They were busy until late last night, but the Bicycle Outfitters team, family and friends pulled it off. They're open! I was in the shop around 7:30 pm on Friday night, and there was a lot of work to do, but boy did they accomplish a lot before midnight. The shop is stocked with every conceivable...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 37
Happy Easter Easter brings us hope for tomorrow, the beauty of spring and fills our hearts with joy and abundance.  May it linger in our hearts forever. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter filled with love and peace and meaningful blessings. If you are traveling on this holiday, travel safe...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 14
The Caffeine Conundrum     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center              Many of us start our day with a steaming cup (or more) of coffee.  I switch to green tea in the afternoon, but cease caffeine consumption by 2 or 3pm at the lates...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 30
There are only two weeks left in the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   If you want to participate, you need to get going very soon.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   It's not a challenge that you can leave to the last minu...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 38
Saturday Subscribers Finds 47  This week we head out west and then travel back across the country to visit with some of our Equestrian agents. ActiveRain has many agents that love horses but these ladies talk about it and make it part of their business and marketing plans. They network with horse...
By Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com, 55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities
(President of Retirement Media Inc.)
Comments 1
On My Planet - Tenants Would Pay the Rent on Time On my planet, tenants would pay the rent on time.  They would know the obligations of the lease and know that rent is due on the first of the month, not the 5th or the 10th but the 1st.  They would also pay with checks that were good and not be re...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 30
My First Home Purchase    1989, after several years of traveling the country working for the US Forest Service, we had just had our third child, I had started my forestry consulting firm a few months earlier, and now it was time to really settle down and buy a home.  I didn’t think that I could a...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 21
As the Spring market heats up, it is easy for real estate agents to forget to educate their buyers on what happens when the Appraiser visits the property and how their valuation of the property can have a huge impact on how the transaction moves forward. Is the Property Worth It The bank has two ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 19
For the last eight months I've been beyond frustrated with my htc Evo 4g LTE and Sprint's inability to provide adequate cell phone service. When I purchased my phone from Sprint last August I could have saved money buying a refurbished one, but I wanted a new one so I paid for a NEW phone.  Withi...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 12
"He Will Be Forgotten Within A Week....." " Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do...."
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 16
  Easter Approaches & I Love It!   As Easter quickly approaches, I realize how lucky I am. I have my health, I have a great family, I have great friends, my business is doing well, and I love my life.   With all the great things in my life I understand that I am captive to the cycles of objective...