Real Estate Sales and Marketing

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By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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What is the job of a listing agent?  Most will say it’s to market, and I agree with that mindset.  The main focus is marketing, but to whom?  I’d like to think that most buyers have the common sense to attach themselves to a buyer’s agent before they begin their home search. Assuming most buyers...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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Are you looking for a 24 Hour Guard Gated Community With Single Family Homes?   Would you also like:   •A Gated Golf Community? •Two or 3 Car Garage? • Full Basement? •Amenities Including Clubhouse, Gym, Pool, Tennis, Play Area? •Landscaping Maintained For You? •Suffolk County Location?   That’s...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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  Using Panoramic Shots in Tight Spaces     When I think of a panoramic shot I think of mountain ranges or ocean front views, not tight spaces. I learned something new that now makes a lot of sense. I will be using this function on my iPhone more often now.   I wanted to get the entire visible co...
By Esperanza Butler Realtor ®-, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Exit Platinum Realty )
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  365 Things to do in West Hills, Ca / Woodland Hills/SF Valley Real Estate   Please allow me to introduce myself.       I'm a full service Realtor ®   Listing Agent / buyers agent, serving the West Hills, Woodland Hills, and in general the San Fernando Valley Every now and then clients ask m...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(, covering California & most other states)
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203k consultant approval in under four days Wow, HUD is getting very good at the approval process. There has been a distinct change of late in the approval process likely due to the larger number of FHA 203k renovation loans being processed but we are seeing several new consultants being approved...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(, covering California & most other states)
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Can I use the 203k to fix up my manufactured home? Upgrading a manufactured or factory built home is possible not just stick built homes. Keep it in mind. We are doing two right now and they are coming together rather nicely. Keep the foundation in tact and you should be fine. This opens up a gre...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(, covering California & most other states)
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I'm still amazed at the number of asset managers that still insist that they won't take FHA offers. I was just listening to the Mitchell Churnock's weekly radio show featuring the 203k and he hits them right between the eyes...  Asset managers, wake up please. If you are excluding the...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! With the various social media sites that we "should" be using, and all the talk about SEO and how to and not to post and interact, the intent of our online efforts can get blurry. That is why it is sometimes good to take a quick pause, re-inventory our ...
By Stacy Ann Stephens, Realtor, New Haven & Hartford CT Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty CT - 860-704-9070)
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Renee Zellweger CT Home For Sale   While many celebrities head to Greenwich CT  and away from the bright lights of Hollywood, others flee to more rural areas for relaxation. Renee Zellweger chose Windham County, Connecticut. The Bridge Jones’s Diary star’s Pomfret CT vacation home is presently o...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
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You sleep. You wake. You eat. You go to the gym. You spend time with family. You show property. You write contracts. And at the same time you must generate more leads so that you can do it all over again—day in and day out. That’s where the Internet can help you. When you leverage the tools avail...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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    Yesterday, every RE/MAX agent in New England received an email from RE/MAX of New England, and one of the topics was “Associates Recognized by REAL Trends and Trulia as America’s Best Real Estate Agents.”  The Kuney-Todaro Team and The Mary and Chuck Team of RE/MAX Executive Realty were both...
By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
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    The Retreat’s Grand Re-Opening, Lots for Sale in Gated Community - Caldwell, WV 24925     Grand Re-opening The Retreat will be on August 9, 2014.  Home sites are for sale at The Retreat, a gated-community.  The Retreat has underground utilities, paved road access, city water, private communit...
By Sidney Kutchuk, Temecula Short Sale Specialist | 951-217-6745
(Temecula short sale specialist at Realty Works Temecula,CA)
Comments 3
Harveston Lake Home For Sale with Landscaping in Temecula CA | 40051 Annapolis Dr Welcome to your perfect home in Harveston Lake! This 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom dream home in Temecula CA boasts of more than 1,900 square feet of stunning living space that features gleaming wood floors on its entir...
  "The Red Pill Condensed"  Video Montage of The Matrix   In the following few blog posts,  I will attempt to lay out a systematic way to assign real estate contracts (AKA “Wholesaling”) real estate for profit. I believe that if you are a Realtor® or an Investor and you choose to add as...
By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - San Antonio Tx Real Estate
(Real Estate Muses)
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San Antonio Hilltop Home For Sale with Amazing View | 14410 Edens Creek San Antonio, TX 78233   San Antonio Hilltop Home For Sale with Amazing View | 14410 Edens Creek San Antonio, TX 78233   Get amazing views of San Antonio with this beautiful hilltop home for sale in  Edens Creek San Antonio TX...
By Torey Eisenman, Realtor CDPE Orlando Real Estate Homes For Sale
(Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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  Longwood FL Condo For Sale - 404 Summit Ridge Pl     Home Photos Local Schools             Torey Eisenman Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc 321-422-4729 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:Florida License #:BK0544770       404 Summit Ridge Pl #114 Longwood, Florida 32779 Bedrooms: 2 Bathr...
By Janet Kuehn- Charleston SC Homes Call 843-225-8890, Charleston SC Homes
(Southern Breezes Realty)
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Summerville SC Home for sale - 317 King Charles Cir   This lovely Summerville SC Home for sale will surely put a smile on your face! Come see this amazing 2 story home located in the beautiful community of Newington Plantation! This home features 4 lovely bedrooms, 2.5 bathroom(s), laundry, pant...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
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    When Paula and I started our house search we had champagne taste with a beer pocket book.  We didn’t know what we couldn’t afford.  When we did find out it was kind of a downer.  No single family for us.  Not enough down payment and not enough income. So we had to postpone single family owner...
By Cheryl Dukes, Realtor, South Fulton Georgia Homes For Sale
(Solid Source Realty, Inc.)
Comments 2
Beltline Home in Reynoldstown Atlanta GA for Sale | 131 Walthall Street, Atlanta, GA 30316 This Beltline home for sale in Reynoldstown Atlanta GA is a wonderful home with stunning features. This home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms that are designed with grace and sophistication. Its open floor...
By Art Welch, Broker
(Realty World Superstars)
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This is a very unique location this Awesome 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Loft Home in Buckeye only has one neighbor with green belt in the back and sides. This Awesome 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Loft Home is in like new condition with custom window coverings, stainless steel appliances, new flooring and paint. The rea...