Real Estate Industry

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By Mahesh Kashyap
Comments 19
For sale signs seem to be a new fad in yard art.  Over the past months, many more signs have been popping up in yards around my Dallas neighborhood.  I have noticed more "For Sale by Owner" signs than in years past and so it made me wonder if these people were cheating the system or if ...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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What REALTOR.com Should Be! Part 2 In Part 1 of this series the first point I make is that REALTOR.com should be a National MLS. Now most of us only buy and sell homes locally, so why a National MLS? The primary reason is that is what the public wants. They want a dependable and reliable source f...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 8
What REALTOR.com Should Be! Part 1 We often complain about REALTOR.com. I know I do. We do not like the way our name is used to promote just another search site. We don't like the way it has become just another profit center for the NAR. We don't like the fact that even as a REALTOR we ne...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN®
(Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills)
Comments 4
Why REALTORs® Should Learn What Today's Buyers Want In a Home -  The word is out! Home buyers want to save money on their utility bills.  They want fewer chemicals.  And they want to preserve the environment.  So says today's article in RISMedia.   No longer a fad, energy efficient homes ...
By Joy Roussell, Dedicated Realtor
Comments 2
So I don't know about you guys, but I like to give gifts to my clients after we have closed on a house! It's just a sweet little gesture I like to have, just to show I really appreciate them choosing me as their real estate agent! But giving gifts has always been the hardest thing for me!...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 5
If you were to ask most real estate agents and brokers whether or not they employed anti-competitive practices in their businesses you would most likely get a litany of resounding denials. As a rule, the real estate agent and broker community constantly strives to maintain a high standard of ethi...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 0
Looking for something new?   Are you either in a slump, or looking for a new idea, or have questions you would like answers from someone who may know more than you or may have more experience than you? This idea may be something you never thought of and it may be the simplest event you have perfo...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
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Subdivision ListPrice Beds BathsFull BathsHalf Avalon $3,450,000 5 5 3 B E Miller $3,995,000 8 8 2 Baron $37,500,000 4 6 5 Bluffview & Sunnybrook $6,500,000 4 4 3 Bluffview At Linwood Estates $5,450,000 4 5 2 Bluffview Estates $3,285,000 5 7 2 Bluffview Estates $3,899,000 4 6 1 Bluffview Esta...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
City Subdivision List Price Beds Baths Full Baths Half Year Built Allen Brookside #1 $289,900 4 3 0 2003 Allen Greengate $124,900 3 2 0 1984 Allen Spring Meadow $324,900 4 3 1 2000 Frisco Country Club Ridge At Trails P $734,600 6 4 1 2005 Frisco Grayhawk Ph Xi $325,000 5 3 1 2005 Frisco Griffin P...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
City Subdivision List Price Beds Baths Full Baths Half Year Built Carrollton Harvest Run Ph 2 $129,000 3 2 0 1990 Carrollton High Ridge $242,000 4 2 1 1992 Carrollton Moore Farm Ph 1 $362,100 4 3 0 2004 Carrollton Northcrest Estates $109,500 3 2 0 1969 Carrollton Rosemeade Heights $195,000 4 2 1 ...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 4
  There is NO easy way. You want easy? Apply for food stamps! And that isn’t easy either, I know because I applied one time. Just out of the U S Navy by about a year, injured my back, and just got out of the hospital so I applied for food stamps. They told me to give them $35. And they would give...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 10
4 BEDROOM HOME $149,900 WEBSTER, MA OverviewMapsPhotos $149,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 1,296 sqftLot: 10,367 sqft Location 24 DAY LANEWEBSTER, MA 015701USA Conrad Allen (508) 400-0438CAllen1995@aol.comhttp://www.ConradAllen.com    Listed by: CONRAD M ALLEN...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 7
All throughout the country there are vacant homes in various stages of disrepair.  You would think the lenders would want to sell them off as quickly as possible so they would get their money back.  There are a lot of reasons for the delay but it is mainly a judicial issue. What can towns and cit...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 16
BROKERS BEWARE: Do You Use Drones for Your Listing Photography?    When we were at our homeschool convention in Orlando we took Tristan to his first "rock concert". It was a Christian rock band playing for the attendees of the convention. I noticed a photographer at the front side of th...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
Comments 6
I've had a dickens of a time trying to get IN WRITING from the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee or County Clerk that a foreclosure sale has been canceled . This is a Trustee Sale. All I have is the advertisement in which the contents of the recordation of the Trustee Sale is given to the publi...
By Tina Hecht, Your Smart Solution
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Comments 0
Bloom Where You are Planted   The other day, I heard this phrase and I immediately thought about some friends that take mission trips to Haiti or Africa every summer.  When I read about them (mostly on Facebook) sometimes I feel inadequate. And how I make myself feel better by thinking of all I d...
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 0
MSN Money posted this article the other day: http://realestate.msn.com/blogs/post--are-real-estate-agents-an-endangered-species     On our national real estate talk show tomorrow, "Real Estate On Sunday", we will be handling calls from Realtors who want to address this subject.  The sho...
July 22 2014. Carrington Real Estate has moved! Jordana Tobel has moved her Fort Lauderdale office with over 50 agents to Boca Raton, Glades Plaza, located just west of I95. With over 400 listings, Jordana Tobel's agents are experienced and knowledgeable.   Jordana Tobel was recently awarded ...
By Ron Wysocarski, Real Estate Agent - Pricing Specialist, Daytona Beach Florida
(The Wyse Home Team / The Wyse Condo Team)
Comments 1
June 2014 Volusia Home Sales Report The Wyse Home Team - The Right Choice to Sell Your Home – 386-562-2651 07/22/2014 June 2014 Volusia Home Sales Report. Data from the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) indicates the market for single family homes in Volusia County continued its strong...
By Nancy Moeller
(Seven Gables Real Estate)
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OC Housing – Mid Year Update The first two quarters of 2014 are in the rearview mirror and this year has been unquestionably different from prior years. Mid-Year Update: This year’s market is marching to the beat of its own drum. From 2007 through 2011, the Great Recession brought housing to its ...