Real Estate Industry

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By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     I have been in the real estate long enough to know that successful transactions = money for all parties involved. I do my damnedest to get both sides of the transaction on the same page. I want what everyone wants: do what is right for the clients. Be fair and equitable in the transaction - ...
By Holly Weatherwax, Keller Williams Realty, Northern Virginia
(The Momentum Group )
Comments 50
What differentiates a GREAT Realtor from a good one? I have been giving this some thought lately. My office is a new Keller Williams office and many of the agents who have joined are new to the business. Are there ways to know who will succeed and thrive and who will quietly pass up their license...
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Comments 33
Friday I was asked by an agent if I knew "so-in-so" another agent in the area.  He was surprised that she dare ask to show a property on Easter Sunday, one of his listings.  It was owner occupied so it matters. In this area we have a lot of season residents so many homes are vacant starting in Ap...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 0
  How much do you imagine?   As for myself, I am continually imagining things minute after minute, and I would think you are also, I have heard we have a few thousand thoughts a day, and I would think around 51% of them would be imagining different things we expect to happen. http://DanMcGinnisAZ...
By JM Padron, ACP, CCIM, CDPE, CRB, Ft. Lauderdale-Doral-Sunny I
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
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In the Heart of Oakland Park's Downtown Revitalization ProjectGreat Conversion Potential19,000 SF Lot Allows for Future DevelopmentIn the Heart of Oakland Park's Downtown Revitalization ProjectGreat Conversion Potential19,000 SF Lot Allows for Future Development1968 Single-Family Home - Great fo...
By Myra Gouger
(Realty ONE Group)
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  (Full Disclaimer: I am not an accountant nor an attorney and I am not giving you accounting or legal advice).   There is a recent change to the Tax Code and it affects many of us. Our contracts in NV have recently changed. A box is now added whereby the sellers must check:   FIRPTA DECLARATION:...
By Morris Massre, Realtor Broward County Florida
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services )
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Dania Beach condo for rent. This lovely 2/2 waterfront condo has been completely remodeled and boasts a beautiful new kitchen with granite countertops, wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances.  Located on the third floor, the unit has a fantastic view of the lake from its very own screened-...
By JM Padron, ACP, CCIM, CDPE, CRB, Ft. Lauderdale-Doral-Sunny I
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
Comments 0
Description 100% Leased Professional Office/Retail Building in North Miami Beach is located in the SE corner of NE 172nd Ave and NE 19th Ave just a few blocks from Biscayne Blvd. Excellent investment opportunity. BISCAYNE BLVD TO NE 172ND STREET, WEST ON NE 172ND STREET TO NE 19TH STREET, BUILDI...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Asociates)
Comments 5
SOUTHBRIDGE $137,500 OverviewMapsPhotos $137,500 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 998 sqftLot: 26,400 sqft Location 243 CLEMENCE HILL RD.SOUTHBRIDGE, MA 01550USA Conrad Allen (508) 400-0438CAllen1995@aol.comhttp://www.ConradAllen.com    Listed by: CONRAD ALLEN...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Projects Don't Get Hung Up When Hanging Curtains >>    Wood Is Good: The Must–Have Material For Your Spring Home Spruce-UpThinking of sprucing up your home for spring? You're not alone; one in three homeowners say they'll take on at least one home improvement project in the first half of 2014, a...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 5
    4-10. Growing up in rural GA, I have fond memories of the first shotgun I ever owned. Yes, dear ‘ol Santa delivered it and placed it under the tree. It is a keepsake that I still own and treasure. Every now and then, I still take it out to a friends farm and fire off a few rounds just for old...
By JM Padron, ACP, CCIM, CDPE, CRB, Ft. Lauderdale-Doral-Sunny I
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
Comments 0
Description This offering consists of a freestanding building in great condition with a total of 13,534 Sq. Ft. including office space. The property features 3 street level doors facing E 10 Court. 18' Clear ceiling height and ample parking in front of the building. Ideal for a storage/distribut...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & Foreclosure Realtor
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
Comments 4
Every new agent or wannabe new agent should read this.  Full-time real estate is definitely not for the faint of heart.  It takes a lot of work, energy, and money to get established and make a profit.  And then a recession comes along and messes your whole business up anyway.  I've been through 2...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
Comments 55
Business cards in real estate are a very important business tool. Until yesterday when someone said my business card was "ugly", I had not thought about it so much except that my business card has to: 1. Stand out - it's bright red and the type is white. 2. The type is big - the name and phone nu...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 1
  First you have to make a move forward   This will sound silly to you, I know because it took me 20 years myself to make the move forward. But who am I to talk with you? No don’t read this, don’t listen to me, I am just a person who has published two books, sold several hundred homes and a few o...
By M.C. Dwyer, Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist
(Century 21 Showcase REALTORs)
Comments 2
  This is a hilarious and all-too-true list of the pluses and minuses of being a real estate agent, written by a fellow agent in Houston. I'm going to add a few points: 43: You have to learn all the shorthand used in texting.   And you better be a good typist and proofreader when you're writing c...
By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 1
Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Key Colony Beach Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Indigo Reef Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Coral Lagoon Florida Keys Vacation Rentals     Weekly Vacation Rental ~ Ivory Heron OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main Features ...
By Oleg Ross, Real Estate Expert Miami, Broward, Palm Beach
(SIB Realty)
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850 15 TH STREET $1,295 BEATIFUL ART DECO BUILDING TWO BLOCKS FROM LINCONL ROAD,JUST PAINTED, NEW BATHROOM, REDONE KITCHEN, SOME FURNITURE AVAILABLE Oleg Ross 305-934-4191  Cell/Text OlegRoss@gmail.com SIB Realty     Exterior Front Exterior Front Exterior Front Exterior Front Exterior Front Exter...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 300
Several times a year I am approached by people who want to become a Realtor. Many of them think it's a great way to supplement their income while they keep their day job. A lot of others are interested in a career change. I decided to type this blog to save myself time. Each time I'm asked I'll s...
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 60
Oh How It's Changed, Real Estate in 1980 A look back may make you glad you didn't practice back in 1980 or it might make you wish you could go back in time. All agents worked for the seller. Their was no buyer agency. No disclosure was required.  The first year I was in business my license, MLS a...