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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 20
August 15, 2010.That's the last date that I didn't post.Vacations, holidays, totally unexpected life events, something got posted.  When I knew something was coming, a post would be prepared in advance, but most days it's write that day, post that day.Routines help.  I know what to post on the 1s...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 31
     Sellers!  The Home Inspector for the buyer is coming to inspect your house.  What is the absolute WORST thing that could happen during the inspection (aside from finding serious structural problems)?     The WORST thing that can happen is to get an "INCOMPLETE REPORT", because your house was...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 33
Be On Alert When Something Sounds Too Good To Be TrueThe scams are many and they keep coming. They are extending to mail fraud and require sending money with expectations of getting even more money back. One call I got this week was a call supposedly from the IRS about a debt I owed. The threat c...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
Luxury New Home built by Jon Rocker of J. Rocker Associates, http://jrockerassociates.com/one of NJ'S top custom home builders. This home is 1 of 5 new construction homes on Arvidale and features 5 generous sized bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms plus an office/playroom, all w/ the finest finishes througho...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 24
It’s no secret there are advantages as well as disadvantages, when we navigate the realm of blogging and social networking. And, there is the potential that prospective employers (and clients) can simply Google a name and discover what one has been up to! There are issues with cyber-bullying, and...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 13
   A single gold star is only good on AR...it is the mark of  a featured post.  But a one star review is not what you strive for.     This month's contest about reviews got me thinking about less than stellar reviews and how to handle them. I received a 1 star review from someone I never met and ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 45
 This question was asked by my friend Praful Thakkar "How often do you suggest your buyers...back out after not-so-happy-results from the home inspection?"    Most of the answers were...it's the buyer's decision...not up to me, I would never suggest a client to withdraw.  My answer: ""When workin...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
Luxury new home READY IN SEPTEMBER by Jim Brenn of Distinctive Domain, floor plan shown is 5986 including finished walk out basement. 1st & 2nd Floors are 4500 sf. Custom design & build your new home amongst 8 luxury new homes on a cul de sac by renowned builder, Jim Brenn. Pick your lot and choo...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in Real Estate Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 0
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By David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
Comments 1
I was just reading this article that is celebrating the fact that foreclosures are at a 12 year low.  This is wonderful news!!!!   Foreclosures at 12 year low! But there are still things that life throws at people:  Separation, Divorce, Illness, Job Loss, Death - all of these things and more can ...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 24
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always o...

By JM Padron, CCIM, MRICS, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
Comments 2
Leave voice messages on your mobile or not?When people call my mobile phone and do not leave a voice message, I tend not to call again. I think this depends on the culture of the hertzian waves of each place. What is the generalized cultural expectation? If they do not leave a voice message, shou...

By Dorothy Mitchell, Writer and real estate agent
Comments 5
There are many reasons why you might want to conduct a background check, ranging from employment procedures to the needs of academic, medical and other organizations to ascertain the history of people with whom they are interacting.Background checks can be very delicate things though, and it’s im...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 22
There has been an annoyance which has been percolating inside my head for quite some time now. And, that annoyance is expanding based on the increased usage of an internet marketing tactic (I won’t label it as a technique) called, “Clickbait.” Am I the only one that hates this stuff? You likely k...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Comments 2
Having recently gone through property inspections with both my sellers and my buyers, I would have to say that this is a most impressive and detailed list by Fred Griffin on things that sellers must do before the home inspector arrives. Whenever I get a report back from the inspector with 20 page...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
I have a new camera for about three weeks now. It happened because I broke my older one and needed a new one. It took me a couple of weeks to find one that I was comfortable with and was portable. I finally bought a Canon that has more features than I will ever use and is fairly complicated. I co...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
Custom design & build your new home amongst 8 luxury new homes on a cul de sac by renowned builder. Pick your lot and choose your floor plan.Priced from $1, 295, 000. Design to build, houses shown are possibilities of what can be built. Ask for floor plans. These homes will boast top quality and ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 14
I enjoy following the blog of Myrl Jeffcoat , she always has something good to say and I agree with her on this post, we certainly have to be more careful with what we say and do these days. It’s no secret there are advantages as well as disadvantages, when we navigate the realm of blogging and s...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
The Denali Model in Building #3 at Warren Crossing, a premier community of 35 luxury townhome style condominiums in a tranquil cul de sac setting.29 of the 35 homes will have 1st floor master Bedrooms. Amenities & upgrades include:9 ft ceilings on main floor & Hardwood floors on 1st & 2nd levels,...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
Acadia Model at Warren Crossing, a premier community of 35 luxury townhome style condominiums in a tranquil cul de sac setting. 29 of the 35 homes will have 1st floor master bedrooms. Amenities & upgrades include: Amazing finished basement include a kitchenette, full bath & French doors leading t...