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A Blog about real estate and real estate finance by Bob Mitchell who has been in the business since 1984 and who comes at the business from a different angle.
If you haven't stumbled across Kevin Bungert and his blog yet, please take a moment to check him out.  He's been writing a series of posts on his coaching and life philosophies that I have throughly enjoyed.  He really seems to have a grasp on what it takes to not only be a successful real estate...
I recently listed a two family at 3514 Connecticut  that is a great property!  As it is, it is a working 2 family with a 1400 sq. ft 2 bedroom lower unit and a 1400 square foot 3 bedroom upper unit.  The lower unit, which needs some sprucing up (paint and some updating) is rented to long term ten...
Let me ask you a question....Why are you selling real estate (or mortgages or staging or title work or one of the other ancillary services connected with real estate)?  If you've been doing it for a while, has your motivation changed?The reason that I'm asking this question is that yesterday I po...
I don't get it.  Prior to the credit and housing crises', when the economy was starting to slide due to the economic policies of the Bush Administration, the stock market kept bouncing along.  When pressed as to how this could be all of the talking heads on the business channels attributed it to ...
As often times happens here on AR, I read a post and it has inspired me to write a post on that or a similar subject.  This is the case here.  I read a post this morning by Jennifer Allan about a potential buyer calling her on a Sunday mourning to show them property.  While I subscribe to her blo...
I just read a post by Midori Miller on looking at other Realtors as "competition" and while I generally enjoy Midori's blog, I have to say that I disagree with her on this one!While her points on how being cooperative during a transaction are valid, I liken it more to what goes on in a prize figh...
Getting old is a bitch!  While I work at staying in shape by lifting weights, working out on my elliptical or riding the recumbent bike, I found out a few weeks ago that it's not possible to forestall the ravages of time completely.What happened to teach me this lesson was I went to walk down the...
I just looked at my last two blog entries and noticed that they had something in common.  They were both about something positive.  The first one, "Activerain and Search Engine Optimization" and the most recent one, "Good To Be Back In The Saddle Again" both referenced the fact that my business s...
As I have written about before, my business was one of the first victims of the credit and real estate crises.  Basically, I couldn't have timed a merger worse if I had tried.  By taking over my largest competitor I ended up expanding into a declining market.  A rapidly declining market!I was for...
Two listings in two days, thanks to my web site!  That's the power of Activerain.When I first started blogging here on AR, my website was basically a 5 page electronic brochure.  It ranked wayyyyy down on the list under just about any relevant search term that you could think of.  I think that wh...

R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham

Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
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A Blog about real estate and real estate finance by Bob Mitchell who has been in the business since 1984 and who comes at the business from a different angle.