Real Estate Industry

“All the news that's fit to print,” or to click, as the case may be, can be found right here at your favorite real estate social networking site, ActiveRain. And here you thought it was merely a great place to chat with colleagues and slap up a blog post or two.

We know you're busy – whether it's trying to fill your pipeline or following up on what's already popped out of the bottom of it. Who has time to read? And, while real estate market news geared toward consumers is easy to round up on the Internet, news for brokers and Realtors is a bit harder to come by.

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By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI,Investments ,Waterfront homes,Muskegon M
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
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Since Kayak maker Hemisphere works announced they are closing. There is a new business opportunity in Muskegon. A 180,000 SQFT building used as a industrial manufacturing plant it is going to be going up for sale located on 1790 Sun Dolphin Drive Muskegon. Just off of US-31 this building is prime...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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I'm not an agent so cannot speak directly to this but I do agree with Sally. If we take the it's a lost cause approach then it surely will be one.  Read the post and please go to her post and voice your opinion there and elsewhere.     I have never been the person to accept changes ...or not want...

By Joy Bender, San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network
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The prime buying age for a first home happens around the mid-thirties......and right now Millennials are on average hitting this sweet-spot age where cocooning and nesting - and buying a first home - become a priority.Millennials have been doing things a bit later in life compared to past generat...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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 There are so many associations and partnerships across the real estate business. This is probably because of its decentralized nature.A lot of people are involved in a property deal. Agents, appraiser, buyers, sellers, to name but a few. Nowadays, this list goes on to all those who are involved ...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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I woke up this morning to some sad and frustrating news.  As another city in Montana was debating about passing an ordinance which would protect LGBT individuals from discrimination the vote came down to the tie-breaker from the mayor.  The mayor of Billings is also a Realtor, his name is Tom Han...

By Nicole & Michael Cascone, Serving Southwest Florida Cascone Realty Group
(Cascone Realty Group at Blue Gulf Realty LLC)
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TWO BRAND NEW MONTESSA II SPEC HOME!! Available for IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! Don't wait to to build new construction, this one has all the bells and whistles! Over $155,000 in upgrades! Not to mention lot, this is a highly desired southern exposure lot. Newly released lot pricing starting at 105K to 1...

By Ralph Mark Maupin, Michigan Real Estate Investors Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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DetailsDetailsOn Wednesay, November 20th at 6:30 PM, there is a real estate investing event at Baker College, Auburn HillsNOTE: This is a paid event$25 (Discount for Cash: $20)On Wednesday, November 20th @ 6:30 pm, we will present...THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF WHOLESALING REAL ESTATELearn the nuts and ...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Here is the North Texas  Real Estate market update as of 11/14/19New properties for sale 363Back on market listings 112 Price decrease listings 419Price Increase listings 41 Active kick out listings 12Active option contract listings 277Active contingent listings 39Pending listings 311Sold listing...
Real EstateInvestment advisors measure up a few parameters before suggesting a property to their clients. The renowned Property investment experts Melbourne, follow these basic criteria:• The distance of the property: — One of the foremost things that need importance is how near or far is the pro...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Homeownership is something that many individual dream of. Owning a home means putting down roots and having a space that is truly yours. For many people, owning a home is the fulfillment of the dream, while for others it is their worst nightmare. It is a significant moment of your life when you f...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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Realtor, real estate agent or broker- these are the individuals & professionals within the real estate industry who we trust to handle one of the most stressful tasks- selling or buying a house. Everyone wants to live in a house that will represent their personality, dreams. Everyone wants the pl...

By Dylan Hiler, Real Estate paperwork services in Twin Cities
(Twin Cities)
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Transaction Coordinator takes responsibility for managing all the tasks and deadlines of a real estate from contract to closing. Some of the duties of a Transaction Coordinator include: Responsible for the processing of all the real estate contracts to closing. Coordinating appointments for appra...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
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One apprehension we hear the most when it comes to hiring Virtual Assistants (VA) is: “How can I be sure that my VA is working?” We understand that concern. It can be difficult to delegate to someone if you are used to your staff’s physical presence in your office. Trust is a huge factor in ensur...

By LEONORA PRINCE CCIM, Purveryors of Fine Homes and Estates
(Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty)
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Disclaimer, I am not an economist, I am not a statistician. I'm just a Realtor who's been in the business for a long time....It's a crazy market right now. There is good news and bad news in that.Having been in the real estate profession as many years as I have, I've seen this several times befor...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Real Estate: Bonanza-Jackpot in the Greater Los  Angeles areaI have had conversations with numerous new agents who decided to become Realtors. Many were under the mistaken impression and thought it was going to be easy and fast money. They thought it would be quick and easy just like playing the ...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
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Talkin' about agency, an eternal point of contention from my first year in this blessed, infernal biz.  A respected colleague said, "Do you really want to hire the same lawyer the other guy's using to sue you?" Well . . . wait a minute. Reminded me of one of many clients we've fired over the year...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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There are so many factors that have the potential to influence buying behavior among people. Studies have shown that even though different age groups have unique factors, current trends are some of the most powerful. They are so powerful that many marketing campaigns have been built upon trends a...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
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 The third quarter has come to a close, and Keller Williams agents are making history with their winning mindset and dedication to building careers worth having, businesses worth owning, lives worth living, experiences worth giving, and legacies worth leaving.“This quarter was the most impressive...

By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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Buying or selling a house is a complicated process.Who doesn’t want to have a dream house or sell their property at the best price? Undergoing this process is not simple and implies several stages, especially for first-time buyers/sellers. There are some steps, both of them should take, to succes...

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
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Staging is one of the most important aspects of any home sale. The more attractive your home is to potential buyers, the faster you can finalize the sale and move on. With that in mind, let's explore four home staging ideas that won't cost a fortune but are sure to impress your buyers.Clean The P...