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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 20
Approximately 60 miles east of Sacramento, Sly Park Recreation area exists.  During most months of the year it is enjoyed by visitors from the Greater Sacramento region and other places as well.    Yesterday, I rode past here on my way with other family members who wished to do a little fishing o...

By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market
(Home Jane Realty)
Comments 23
I haven't entered a contest in a long while so I thought I would see if I could use any of my photos to enter this one, after all they are just sitting on my computer. I am certainly far from the world's best photographer but now an again the camera does the work for me. This entry is to for the ...

By Gulf Coast Experts Realty Group, Serving the Alabama Gulf Coast
(Gulf Coast Experts Realty Group)
Comments 2
410 Fortune Drive, Fairhope AL 36532PRICE: $419,950This 1.5 story open floor plan home built by Truland Homes has it all- upgrades & space with 4 bedrooms, 3 & half baths, with an upstairs media room & 4th bedroom absolutely perfect for the kids or overnight guests. But the BEST part is this home...

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 13
Recently read an article in Miami Herald “Condo rip-off: Tenant sues association over high fees”. If you deal with condos, you, probably, run into those high fees charged to Sellers, Buyers or Tenants.In Florida we got to the point that recently enacted legislation governing Estoppel fees…But the...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 19
Dick Greenberg's 2017 Activerain Photography Contest - (The Real Life Edition) Living Near Northport Village Mariner and The Long Island Sound was a dream for our buyer clients.   Last year we shared a photo that was taken right before our out-of-state buyer bought a home near the Port Jefferson ...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 13
Active Rain has a 4 part series challenge about what our value proposition is except I don't like the word proposition. I would rather hone in on what my value is rather than making it a market proposition of how I get the message out. For me, value comes with 27 years of a constant hunger to kn...

By Erika Albert, Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire in Austin, Texas
(E*Rae Realty- Powered by eXp Realty LLC)
Comments 11
October Contest- Real Estate- ExteriorI would like to start out by acknowledging I never photograph my own listings.  While I may be quite talented with my iphone, there is simply no comparison to great professional photographs from someone who snaps home pics for a living all day every day.  I w...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 26
Top Banana Best Practices Challenge ActiveRain Ambassador Anna "Banana" Kruchten has issued an August challenge for member bloggers to write about some of their best business practices. We have a rainy afternoon in Maryland and I decided to participate in the three parts of this challenge.The fir...

By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS )
Comments 168
 It had not been a good year. 1974 started with a brutal rape. It was followed shortly thereafter by the heartache of a broken engagement. When I thought I was getting my life back together, it appeared as though my year was going to end with an unwanted pregnancy. Colorado was one of the few Sta...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 34
Maryland ActiveRain MeetUp Memories Mary Yonkers is one of my favorite bloggers in the ActiveRain network and I subscribe to her blogs.  Mary teaches real estate classes and is always on the leading edge of what is happening in the industry. In January, 2013 Mary told me that she and her husband ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 101
You want me to WHAT? You Little "Fockers" I am the listing agent for a San Jose Short Sale that is due to close escrow on 4/13/2011. Contingencies are due to be removed on 4/4/2011. This is the day I received a call from the buyers' lender. Purchase is "as is" and the short sale lender approved t...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 81
Do you want my client’s underwear too?We recently received short sale lender approval on a San Jose Short Sale. The buyer’s agent ordered inspections and returned the signed disclosures. Prior to removing the contingencies, the agent sent me the following email message:“My client wants the seller...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 23
I know many folks think that Jack London is a man's author.  There are probably far fewer women who cozy to his words.  I am one that does!From the first time I picked up a Jack London book, I was hooked.  Visions invoked from his artfully crafted words came to life. "The Call of the Wild" - "Whi...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 13
Felon Finder Have you ever wondered how many felons live in your neighborhood? I actually never have until a friend told me about Felon Finder. I have lived in my neighborhood for over 30 years. It certainly feels like a safe neighborhood. I imagine just because the felons live in my neighborhood...

By Marianne Cherico, Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island
(Interiors by Marianne Cherico)
Comments 18
Foxboro Massachusetts Interior Decorator's Home  Welcome to my home-in particular my latest project, my dining room. It is sometimes difficult as a busy Massachusetts Home Stager and Interior Decorator to find the time to work on my OWN house. (You have heard of the cobbler's shoes....?). And wit...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 50
Disclosure - Where and HowI recently attended a termite and roof inspection on a Cambrian Home in San Jose, Ca.I represent the buyers. At the time the offer was presented all disclosures were required to be downloaded and signed upfront and submitted with the offer.Not a problem. This is a privat...

By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
Comments 2
Raleigh North Carolina, City of Oaks and lots of other trees. If you have ever flown into Raleigh from a city like New York or Philly or Boston you know what I'm talking about.After living in Philadelphia for years I got used to flying in over row upon row of houses, warehouses, massive snake lik...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 88
It's time for a shameless plug for AnotherME.com - the company led by Patty Keller who provides assistance with our Short Sale Listings and Short Sale Closings in Phoenix Arizona. Our contract is with AnotherME (the company) not with specific individuals within that organization, which means that...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 7
You want me to What? You Little "Fockers" - What Happened? When I wrote You want me to WHAT? You Little "Fockers" I was venting at the unthinkable position my clients were in because the buyers' agent, the buyers and the lender wanted me to kick back money to the buyers out of escrow. Thanks to e...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 15
Closing Gifts This week was truly an amazing week. In the crossfires of office drama I put my head down and focused on what needed to be done for my clients. Nothing else mattered except focusing on my clients. We closed three San Jose Short Sales this week – YEAH! It’s a joyous blessing to close...