Real Estate Industry

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry

 
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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2015 February Home Sales Report Home Sales and Median Prices Grow in February 2015 February Home Sale Release Downloadable 2015 February Home Sales Supporting Data Downloadable Home Sales Reports Glossary of Terms Wisconsin Housing Statistics Date: March 23, 2015 MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin hou...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 14
     Over the past several weeks, I have read several posts on what folks are going to stop doing in 2015. Depending upon the individual, the stops vary greatly. As we all may know, Keller Williams is great on training their agents for success. Last week, I started a MAPS training class on the bo...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 3
Passion and Real Estate   Last week, I read a post by Lyn Sims  I thought would surely receive a gold star Are you Enthusiastic?  In her post, she described a listing appointment with a less than realistic seller.  Lyn’s post happened to coincide with a recent office meeting where we discussed th...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Buckingham North Estates $155,000 4 3 0 Camelot Sec 08 $117,500 3 2 0 Centre Villa $54,900 3 2 0 Crest Ridge Estates $74,900 4 2 0 Fairways At Firewheel $404,900 4 4 1 Forest Ridge 02 $80,000 3 1 0 Freeman Heights $58,000 4 2 0 Lakeview Villag...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 2
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Highland Park  A C Bookout $4,300,000 5 5 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,100,000 5 5 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,200,000 5 5 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,225,000 4 3 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,497,000 5 6 Highland Park  Highland Park $3...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
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City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Carrollton   Countryside Section One $144,000 4 2 0 Carrollton   Estates Of Indian Creek Phase One Aa $314,900 4 4 0 Carrollton   High Country Number Two Phase Six $189,000 3 2 1 Coppell   Magnolia Park $664,900 4 4 0 Denton  Laurel Addit...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
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Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Azure Condos $4,900,000 3 4 B E Miller $3,995,000 8 8 Baron $33,500,000 4 6 Batesons $12,750,000 5 4 Bleu Ciel $3,465,000 3 3 Bleu Ciel $4,198,000 4 4 Bluffview Estates $4,899,000 5 7 Bowling Greenwood $3,300,000 5 5 Bowling Greenwood $4,299,000 5 6 City...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Arbor Valley $121,000 3 2 0 Arlington Downs Twnhs $90,000 3 2 1 Arlington Gardens Add $80,800 5 3 0 Arlington Terrace Add $60,000 3 1 0 Brighton Estates $141,900 5 2 1 Cloisters Condo The $37,900 2 1 0 College Hills Arlington $79,000 3 1 0 Cre...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
Allen, Mckinney, and Plano TX foreclosure report   City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Allen  Windridge Number Two $99,640 3 2 0 McKinney  Eldorado Pointe Number Three $199,900 3 2 0 McKinney  Franklin Heights $170,100 3 2 1 McKinney  Harvest Bend $159,700 4 2 0 McKinney  M...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Bedford  Brook Hollow Bedford $125,740 3 2 0 Bedford  Oak Shadows Twnhms $136,900 2 2 1 Bedford  Realistic Add $142,500 2 2 0 Bedford  Shady Brook Add $100,000 4 2 0 Euless  Northgate Add $135,700 3 2 0 Hurst  Anderson Hurst Add $80,000 3...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Grand Prairie   Cross Timbers $124,900 3 2 0 Grand Prairie   Forum Terrace Add $93,660 3 2 0 Grand Prairie   Inglewood Park 01 $58,900 3 1 0 Grand Prairie   Lake Crest 03 $58,000 2 1 0 Grand Prairie   Lake Parks West $229,900 5 3 1 Grand ...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Ascot Court $399,995 2 2 Beverly On Turtle Creek $251,000 2 2 BLK 1846 $10,000 1 1 Boulevard Terrace Rev $183,900 2 1 Bruton Ridge Estates $84,000 3 2 Bryan M A $83,000 3 1 Casa Vale $94,750 3 2 Casa View Hills Rev $39,300 2 1 Cedar Crest Village 03 $30,...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Bear Creek Vista $174,900 4 2 0 Beechwood Creeks $265,000 5 3 1 Candleridge Add Ph 15 $59,000 2 1 1 Chamberlain Arlington Heights 1st $241,300 4 2 1 Couch J T Add $75,900 3 1 0 East Green Hill Add $71,000 4 2 1 Edwards Ranch Riverhills Add $1,...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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How to Introduce a Mentee or New Agent to Your Trusted Advisors by Michelle Carr Crowe Experienced agents eventually become mentors and obtain new agents as mentees. When that happens, it's time for the mentor to introduce the mentee to their trusted advisors, including lenders, title company sta...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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  This Past week I showed 2 homes and wrote an offer   That is how it has worked for me for well over 15 years.  I only show a buyer one to three homes and they buy! Except for one client just the first of this year, we must have looked at 12 homes, before we wrote an acceptable offer. And if it ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 3
      As a home inspector, I hate getting those complaint calls. If anyone has been in business long enough, they will come because we are dealing with the public and everyone has a perception of what entails good service and job expectations.    It is rare that I get complaints and when I do, I ...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
Comments 2
  Buying new has its advantages, particularly in Alberta. Last year, the provincial government implemented the New Home Buyer Protection Act. This act is intended to improve the standard of residential construction and offers consumers a higher level of security. Single-family homes, condos and ...
By Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker ABR, GRI
(Coldwell Banker Coast)
Comments 12
This post was an idea that came to me after I read a blog this morning by Robert J Russell titled "How far would you drive to take a listing"?  I was thinking "how far would you drive showing homes that are NOT really in area? I was thinking lots of liability when you are out of your market area ...
By Susan Scavelli
(John R. Wood Island Real Estate)
Comments 0
Yes, the real estate market is doing exceptionally well here in SW Florida -so well in fact, inventory is low and prices are rising. That said, buyers that are on the fence and waiting another year for a deal are finding that they will come back the following year and wish they hadn't waited. I k...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 103
What are "Pocket and Coming Soon" Listings  I was surprised when I read this in my Trend MLS today Zillow's new  "coming soon " listing feature allows  certain agents to post homes for sale that are not yet available for sale on the site up tp to 30 days before they are added to the MLS The prim...