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Real estate for sale by sheriff's auction to home buyers, realtors and real estate investors
Real estate for sale by sheriff's auction to home buyers, realtors and real estate investors


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The Real Estate Community of Google+ Under New Ownership
It is with some reluctance that I wish to announce my resignation as the owner of the Real Estate Community. I am doing this, for no other reason than to provide more time for other business activities. Starting tomorrow, Saturday May 16th, ownership of the Community will be transferred to my good and capable friend +Luke Skar of +Inlanta Mortgage - Madison. I feel confident that under Luke's leadership and direction, the Community will continue to prosper as it has over the past few years.

In the interest of full transparency, there are several issues I'd like to address:

1. This is not a sale. I am transferring ownership, for no financial or other considerations whatsoever.
2. I intend to continue my full and active presence on social media. You are not likely to notice any change.
3. Passing the baton to +Luke Skar is an easy decision. Luke is a friend and an active member of the Google+ real estate community at large. He has the necessary knowledge and experience to forge ahead with the Community. I have confidence that he will be diligent in upholding the high principals under which the Community has flourished.

I want to thank +Janis Borgueta +Connor T. MacIVOR +Melissa Marro and +Deborah Lamb for all their contributions in helping make the REC the great Community that it is. With the largest membership of only North American real estate professionals and the highest number of posts per member, the REC is easily the premier real estate destination on Google+.

I look forward to seeing you all on Google+ and the other social media networks.


Elias Nathaniel
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Mortgages and their Pros and Cons
Here's an easy to read overview on the different types of mortgages available to homebuyers. A review of the pros and cons of each type should help a borrowers understand their options.

Can you think of any important pros or cons that can be added?

#mortgage   #homeloan  
Types of Mortgages and their Pros and Cons
Types of Mortgages and their Pros and Cons
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Infographic on Renting Vs. Buying a Home
There a number of factors that can impact a decision to buy or rent. The following infographic is designed to highlight those. Are there other factors that should be considered? What advice would you give?

#buyingahome   #renting  
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How To Motivate Your Realtor
A motivated real estate agent will more than earn the commission charged. Just follow these few tips and you should be on your way to motivating your agent and keeping your relationship on track. 
1. Be Respectful and Polite
2. Don't Undermine Your Realtor
    - By Talking to Other Agents Directly
    - By Talking to Potential Buyers Directly
3. Avoid Haggling Over Commission Rates
4. Don't Waste Your Agent's Time
5. Don't Judge or Criticize with Hindsight
6. Be Encouraging and Grateful

Anything else you can think of?

  #realtorslife   #realtorhelp  
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The Fair Housing Act Basics
Have you come across a property owner that discriminated against any of these groups?

1. Race or Color
2. National Origin
3. Religion
4. Sex
5. Family Status (Including children under the age of 18 living with parents or custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18.)
6. Handicap (Disability)

Discrimination of any kind should be discouraged, but going against the Fair Housing Act could mean trouble. How do you personally handle discrimination, whether it is overt or covert?

Read More About Fair Housing: Equal Opportunity for All

#fairhousing   #landlords   #tenants  
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Real Estate Agents Listing Responsibilities
Here's an infographic highlighting real estate agents' basic responsibilities in listing a property. Is anything missing from this list?

Suggest a Listing price
- Comparable Sales
- Competition From Other Listed Homes
- Market Trends

Promote the Listing
- Prepare Marketing Material
- Devise Marketing Program
- Staging the Home

Deal With Prospective Buyers
- Show the Home
- Provide Property Information
- Promote the Home to Prospects
- Follow Up With Prospects
- Proper Disclosures

Negotiate the Sale
- Review Offers
- Explain Areas of Concern
- Recommend Response
- Ensure Proper Documentation

Ensure a Smooth Closing
- Ensure Contingencies are Met
- Troubleshoot Problems
- Ensure Closing Documents in Order
- Advise Seller on Responsibilities
- Be Present for Last Walkthrough
- Be Present at Closing

#listingagent   #listingconsultation   #listings  
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Join the the more than 16,000 Real Estate Pros
at the Real Estate Community of Google+

It's easy. Just click .

Why join?
1. Your posts can reach a large real estate audience.
2. You can network with a large pool of like minded professionals.
3. Member interaction is high.
4. The Community is strictly focused on North American Real Estate.
5. If you have a question, Community members are quick to jump in and help.
6. The Community is carefully moderated to keep out spam.

Join now at .

#followers #realestatemarketing
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I don't always interact on social media, but when I do, I prefer the Real Estate Community of Google+

#realestate #realtor #mortgage #humor  
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Should I buy or should I rent free calculator.
FREE Rent Vs Buy Calculator
This FREE calculator will help you to compare the costs of renting to the costs of buying a home. Since there are all kinds of forces at work behind the scenes (interest, property taxes, tax savings, appreciation, opportunity costs, closing costs, selling costs, etc.), comparing the cost of renting to the cost of buying is a lot more complicated than just comparing the monthly mortgage payment to the monthly rent payment. The online calculator is at

#homebuying #buyingahouse #realestatecalculator #realtor   #calculator  
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Check Out Sheriff Sales Net Directory
The directory at lists available sheriff sales and auctions by state. It is a quick way of finding public auctions in the counties that interest you.

#sheriffsales   #realestate  
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