• Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 1 hour ago

    You Qualify to Buy the House, But Can you Afford It?  Here in Central Connecticut we are still in a buyer's market. This adds additional value for buyers, as there are homes that are within the upper reaches...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 1 hour ago

    Spur Of The Moment Home BuyersWe've put a lot of effort into developing custom search pages for many subdivisions in our market.  Those pages place well in the search results and the good news is that means ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 1 hour ago

    A few years ago, I was at a marketing strategy session with the owner of a restaurant group who is a client of ours.  He told me he wanted to run a special dinner where he taught his diners how to make his s...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 1 hour ago

    I Want to Buy a House These are Magic Words  Magic words are spoken when I get a phone call and the person on the other end says " I want to buy a house "  What do I need to do  ? Most of the time people jus...
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  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 1 hour ago

    With foreclosures there is usually very little property information available except what a prospective buyer can glean from public records.  Additionally, a good property inspector can likely provide some o...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 1 hour ago

    I don't wanna do that (IDWDT) is THE big red STOP sign.5 Steps Before Entering Real Estate School is the title of a new book providing insight and instruction to those considering a career in real estate. Th...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 9 hours ago

    I have seen some really creative ways to run a dryer vent. We all know the dryer vent must discharge outdoors... right? Not into the garage, another room, the attic, it must be outdoors! Why? One of the most...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 9 hours ago

    Taking the Mystery Out of Internet MarketingI've had my business since 1997. Back then I promoted my services by visiting local real estate offices, designing flyers and by mailing out targeted postcards. I ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information about 8 hours ago

    Does How you Dress Affect Your Business?   When I got into the business years ago, there was a saying - Dress for Success every day.    It did not matter who your client was, or what you were showing --- you...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Mortgage / Finance about 12 hours ago

    Are Your Blogs Being Read?”  Have been reading your blogs for a number of years and it is now time for us to relocate to Connecticut to be closer to my in - laws who are getting older in age and need family ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 4 hours ago

    I saw a question that someone asked about blog topics that work for them.  I'd like to share some ideas with  you that might help you write some posts that not just get ActiveRain comments, but help make you...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 4 hours ago

    Customer Service Tips Learned from Crappy Dining Experiences I was in Orlando for the CRS Leadership Training Program and the annual Sellabration convention, and had a number of meals out with different grou...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information about 5 hours ago

    A house fire is a nightmare most homeowners won't ever have to experience. But for the unlucky few, living through the frightening occurrence and subsequent repercussions of a house fire can be upsetting and...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Industry about 9 hours ago

    MLS Data Entered Into A Listing Sheet . . . DOES NOT FORM A CONTRACT Nina Hollander wrote a post which was very wildly commented on:  Listing Agents in Danger of Misrepresentation -- a Cautionary TaleIn her ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 12 hours ago

    In response to all the homeowners who routinely overprice their homes, refusing to give weight to carefully prepared market reports and hoping to be paid extra for all the good times that transpired between ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 13 hours ago

     Are You a Hopeful Home Buyer?Did You Just File Your Taxes?         Did you just file your taxes?  Or hoping to soon?            If so, and thinking of buying an IL/Chicago-area (or Wisconsin) home in the ne...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 12 hours ago

    With Rates Down, Here's What You Should Be Doing       It's been a little while since I've heard the term "refi boom", but that's what's being floated around this week as mortgage rates are once again knock ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices 9 months ago

     Many of us became real estate professionals because we wanted to be our own bosses. However, the downside of being your own boss is that you may become the most difficult person to manage. Your success beco...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information about 7 hours ago

    Bob and Terri,just a note of caution as you are contemplating the purchase of a "yet to be constructed home" from a builder. The new construction contracts in our area are very long often 40-65+ pages, and t...
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