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GMAC, Aurora Loan Services, PNC Bank (National City) - what's your experience lately with short sales on these banks? Just curious as to what any of my Active Rain peeps experiences has been lately with short sales on these banks. I have accepted offers on a couple of short sale listings where th...
07/21/2010
Adios MotherF-er: Ever had one of these? I knew I would get your attention.  I'm sure you'd like to say this on occasion to an irrate client once in a while, but that's not what this is about. Now get your mind out of the gutter!! A friend of ours told us how she met her husband at a bar.  He cam...
07/21/2010
HOA Websites: What kind of content do you think they should have? I'm Vice President of the Valencia North Valley Homeowners Association, and it was my project to get a website up and running.  Our homes include those from the Discovery, Bungalow, and Sunrise, homes and there are over 500 single ...
07/21/2010
I'm trying to get my two boys trained NOT to act like banshees around other dogs. They are the sweetest little guys when they're at home with us, but I take them out for walks and if there are other dogs around, they turn into gremlins. I've been through several trainers and each one says the oth...
07/21/2010
Today I am doing our second run of our office group Grocery Co-Op. You're probably wondering what is is, right? Well, what I've done is start an office co-op where everyone who participates pays $20, and then I take the money to the downtown grocers district and buy some fresh produce at wholesal...
07/21/2010
For only the second time in ten years, I'm closing an escrow during which time I didn't meet the other agent.  Although he was local to the vacant property, he wasn't present at any inspections and all paperwork was handled via electronically.  It was mostly a smooth escrow with a few tense momen...
07/21/2010
Thanks Active Rain Staff for your great advice on hyper-local blogging tips - I'll definitely have more Los Angeles Homes for Sale hits! Ever since I've been formatting my blogs with hyper-local blogging format in mind, my blogs have climbed up the search engines. I used this formatting on my las...
07/21/2010
Google Voice: AMAZING!! A must have for every agent!! One of the many KEWL things I learned about yesterday at RainCamp Los Angeles was Google Voice. It is amazing!! I just signed up for it and it will actually TRANSCRIBE your voicemails into text and send them to your phone in the form of a text...
07/21/2010
When It's OK to Use The F-Word........ Knowing when to use appropriate language is a developed social skill, resulting in a highly developed social grace. I just thought I would share some of these photos with my Active Rain Peeps, because when I look at each one of them, the first thing that com...
07/21/2010
Short Sales, Foreclosures, and Assumable Loans: Client asks: "Why can't I just take over the payments on a distressed property?" I had a client with a recent bankruptcy filing ask me about buying a home where they can "just take over the payments" on a property. So this brings up the subject of A...
07/21/2010
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