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As Realtor's we generally try to keep our comments to ourselves,but I do see a few posts on the upcoming election here on Active Rain.  I keep reading all these comments about Obama vs. McCain and of course everyone has an opinion, so I just believe I'm gonna give mine. After all that's what the ...
09/09/2008
I have encountered an issue never encountered before.  It involves electromagnetic radiation testing.  I have a client who LOVES a particular house that is located approx. 200 ft. from a cell tower.  As there are small children that will be in the home, it raised a concern over cancerous tumors c...
07/23/2008
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OK, while networking with some other Realtors who are much better at it than I & against my better judgement, i joined Twitter. I don't get it! What's it for? Where do you find the contacts?  When do you have time to sit around and talk all day without saying anything at all.   I used to fuss at ...
07/16/2008
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I have found that unlike 2-3 yrs. ago, homes now have to be pristine inside but also you need to think about exterior staging. It's just as important as interior staging, (maybe more). First impressions are HUGE and the home needs to stand out from the crowd to draw in those prospective Buyers. C...
07/16/2008
I recently read an article on the top  reasons to buy a house NOW! While I agree with parts of the article, I have to disagree with the part that says, "this is a Buyers market & a Seller will not be offended by a low offer."  This is true in some instances, but you have to know your market, rega...
07/14/2008
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I have got to give a shout out to the Active Rain community!  I have received so much feedback on acquiring an REO database and I can't thank you enough. Most folks are sending it directly to my email instead of posting comments on the blog, but hey....whatever help I get is GREATLY appreciated. ...
07/14/2008
Does anyone know how to get on approved lists to sell REO properties?  I'm just now trying to acquire REO's. I have been to individual lender sites, signed up and do receive a few listings (about 1-3 a yr) but find most "internet searches" want a monthly fee to place you on a list for your partic...
07/10/2008
I have seen alot of new  profiles for Montgomery County and Blacksburg area Realtors lately!  That's great! Jeremy started a New River Valley Group so we can have a place to interact with each other and discuss issues.  Spread the word and lets make Active Rain the "place to be" in the NRV :)
07/09/2008
Anyone looking to move to SW Virginia and especially the New River Valley or NRV as we call it, WELCOME! The New River Valley is made up of several counties, towns & cities. Amoung those in Montgomery County are Christiansburg- the county seat, Radford-home of Radford Univeristy (RU) and Blacksbu...
05/08/2008
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