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Bill Gassett
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The Real Estate Group Rules

The group has been growing rapidly so I wanted to take the opportunity again to review some of the most important rules of the group. It seems there are a growing number of people that fail to read rules when they join groups on Google Plus.

I am starting to get really irritated that some continue to want to do as they please instead of following rules. From this point forward if I have warned you about breaking the rules you will not get a third chance. I will BAN you from the group! So if you don't want to listen then do so at your own peril.

1. NO REAL ESTATE LISTINGS - This is not, I repeat not a place to post your listings! Nobody cares you just listed a 3 bedroom ranch in India, Idaho or anywhere else! There are plenty of places to post your listings. Don't do it here. This is a place to learn NOT a place to advertise.

2. No link-litter. If you've found or written an interesting article, or found something to re-share that you think the community needs to see, please share it! But we want to know why you think it's share-worthy.

Not all of us have the time or inclination to click through and see if it means anything to us personally. So write something of value that summarizes why you were intrigued.

This means you MUST have a description with your post or it will get removed.

3. No ads or SPAM. This group is not about personal promotion! It's ok to cite your own work as examples, so long as they are relevant to the community.

For example if you own a tool that will help increase a real estate agents business by all means tell the group about it.

This isn't a place to shout LOOK AT MY WEBSITE! I am a bad ass Realtor - I am the BEST SEO DUDE, Look at ME over here.

No LOCAL Posts - Do you think when you post about the real estate market in California that anyone else cares but maybe those in California? Trust me they don't. You won't get any interaction on it so don't post it.

Posts to the group should be relevant to the masses not a small segment of readers.

If you're not sure, ask yourself this question: Will what I'm about to post encourage discussion within the community? If not, it's SPAM!

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When was the professional component of real estate lost? I world like to see more professional, less well ...used car sales
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Adrienne Hollis

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*When to Downsize Your Home
This is a questions that a lot of homeowners ask themselves.

Should I downsize my home now or wait? Take a look as +Bill Gassett provide some helpful tips on when downsizing your house might make the most sense.

If you enjoy the post, share it socially.

#realestate #downsizing
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Thanks for sharing +Adrienne Hollis 
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Bill Gassett
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SEO & Social Media  - 
 
Rapidly Increase Your Social Shares on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube by Joining CO-PROMOTE!
Do you have a real estate blog and want to get more social shares?

Get your blog heavily promoted for FREE at Co-Promote. There is also a paid version I would highly recommend as well.

https://goo.gl/ECKO6S

#realestate #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing
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ProAPOD

General Real Estate  - 
 
Property Management
A few simple tips to help real estate investors understand how they should evaluate a professional property management company.

What real estate investors should consider once they decide to turn over the property management of their real estate investment to a professional property management company.
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Kevin Vitali

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Escrow Monies- What Happens To Your Deposit in a Real Estate Transaction?

Typically, by contract your deposit money ends up in an escrow account. Learn what an escrow account is and understand what can happen with escrow monies when a buyer or seller defaults on a contract.

It isn't always as simple as the money gets turned over to one party or the other.

Other Resources from +Lynn Pineda +Bill Gassett +Kyle Hiscock, +Angela Duong and +Investopedia

please share if you find this post useful

#realestate #homebuying #homeselling #escrow
Escrow Monies, Good Faith Deposit, etc... they are all the same thing. How are your escrow monies protected and are they ever at risk of being lost?
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Your welcome +Lynn Pineda and thanks for reading +StynesGroup Real Estate Services 
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Seth Williams

Technology Tools  - 
 
+InvestorCarrot is a website platform that has exploded in popularity over the past few years. Could this be the right fit for your real estate business?
Investor Carrot is a solid website building platform that a lot of real estate investors are moving to. Could this be the right fit for your business too?
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Kait Shiels

Business Tips  - 
 
How do you start the year winning? +Lee Davenport is sharing how you can enrich the lives of others while effortlessly growing your clientele!
 
How do you plan to make this year in real estate your greatest yet? The most gratifying way is though service! So in honor of Dr. King’s humanitarian service (btw today’s the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service), click below to read the full blog +InmanNews post featuring a helpful video from +LeighBrownInstruction to see what’s what. Here’s to your success! #learnwithlee

http://www.inman.com/2017/01/16/make-real-estate-selling-great/



#realestatecoaching #realestatelesson #homebuying #homeselling #realtor #realestateagent #realestate #MLK #MLKday #IHaveADream #InmanNews #martinlutherking #martinlutherkingjr #philanthropy #realtor #makeamericagreatagain
Make real estate selling great with service to others in the community.
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Bill Gassett
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General Real Estate  - 
 
The Risk of Purchasing a Home Without a Realtor
Are you thinking about buying a for sale by owner home and think it is a good idea not to use a real estate agent?

Well you might want to think again as a real estate agent does much more than show you homes!

The best buyer's agents are true advocates for their clients. They point out everything you need to know about towns, neighborhoods, schools and the potential downsides of homes you are looking at!

Take a look at these things and more that an exceptional buyer's agent does for you when buying a home.

Be sure to also check out the excellent references in the article from other top real estate pros including +Lynn Pineda, +Kevin Vitali, +Just Close, +Nathan Garrett, +Paul Sian, +Kyle Hiscock, +Investopedia, +realtor.com and others.

Take a look and if you enjoy the article, please share it socially.

#realestate #homebuyers #homebuying
See the risk of buying a home without a real estate agent. Buying a for sale by owner home without representation can create problems you don't need!
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I appreciate the comps +Nathan Garrett !
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Shiene Lopez

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If you still have a hard time deciding if whether or not to use solar at #home, then below are some benefits you can get when you use them
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Anita Clark
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General Real Estate  - 
 
Are Drones A Good Idea For The Real Estate Industry?
With all the technological advances in recent years, there are a plethora of marketing options available to real estate professionals.

In this article via +Academia.com, drone technology is discussed to include the rules for commercial use and the advantages it provides for real estate marketing.

Also included are links to references by +Bill Gassett, +National Association of Realtors, +Federal Aviation Administration, and more.

The article can be found here: https://www.academia.edu/30927853/Is_Drone_Technology_Good_For_the_Real_Estate_Industry

If you found this information helpful, please socially share it. Feel free to download it to share as well.
#dronetechnology #realestate 
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A great article.I have a similar aricle on my blog if someone is interested housesinsale.co.uk - Drone In Real Estate Photography | Property Portal
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About this community

Using Google Plus to discuss anything related to Real Estate whether it be general in nature or more specific topics including financing & mortgages, home staging, short sales & foreclosures, social media & SEO, as well as tips to improve your business. This IS NOT a place for personal promotion! Please do not post your website saying how awesome it is and why we need to visit it. This is also not a place to promote Real Estate listings or local market reports!! Trust me nobody cares about your listing or your local market. Share Real Estate articles that will make people want to engage with you. When you add an article in the Real Estate community please don't just post a link but write at least a few sentences about your views on the subject and why someone should care. If you just link drop the post will be removed. This is a place for real estate social media. Please don't think dumping your link here has some magical benefit. It does not! Lastly, please be considerate of all the members of this Real Estate group. Below you will see links to the moderators of the group. If you have a question about the Real Estate community please feel free to ask either myself or one of them. Owned by Realtor Bill Gassett.

Kyle Hiscock
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Mortgages & Financing  - 
 
12 Mortgage Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Home
Buyers too frequently make big mistakes when getting a mortgage to buy a home.

It's way to frequent that buyers will pile up a ton of debt just before or during the mortgage process. This is a surefire way to NOT get a mortgage!

Over on +Rochester's Real Estate Blog find out what the top 12 mortgage mistakes are. The article can be found at http://www.rochesterrealestateblog.com/12-mortgage-mistakes-avoid-buying-home/

Additional resources include a killer video from +Luke Skar of +Inlanta Mortgage - Madison, +Xavier De Buck, +Credit Karma, +Bill Gassett, +Investopedia, and a +Listly mortgage resource with contributions from +Anita Clark, +Matt Minor, +Credit Sesame Inc., +Wendy Weir, +Teresa Cowart, +Kevin Vitali, +Lynn Pineda, +Karen Highland, +Andrew Fortune, and a few others!

Please share socially if you believe others would benefit!

#realestate #homebuying #Mortgages
There are several mortgage mistakes that many buyers make when buying a home. Find out here what the top mortgage mistakes are when buying a home!
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You bet +Kevin Vitali !
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Greg Lyles

Business Tips  - 
 
Want to double your income?

Forget the advice to "Think Big". Instead, learn to think small. . .
Everyone tells real estate agents to think big. If you really want to double your income, think small. Learn how small gains can double your income.
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jaki watsonn

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Lucky 7’s of Buying a Home

Buying a home is a huge decision. For most, it is the largest purchase made in a lifetime. But, it doesn’t have to be difficult or cumbersome. In fact, this can be one of the best experiences in your life. Here are a few tips to help along the way.

http://megahomefinder.com/lucky-7s-buying-home/
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Are you considering having a #mobileapp built for your #smallbusiness or #realestate business? This article has some good suggestions to help keep costs down.

https://www.total-toolbar.com/how-to-minimize-your-app-development-cost/
Cost-effective factor makes sense everywhere including the app development industry. Let’s explore some of the ways to reduce app development costs.
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David O'Doherty

General Real Estate  - 
 

With The Holidays Behind Us How Did Your House Hold Up? Were there throngs of people in your kitchen day and night did any of the appliances give out under the added pressure, is it time to think about that big remodel you've been thinking about. This is a good time to make some notes about what you would change or what you'd like in a new house. With additional resources about real estate from industry professionals +Bill Gassett +Teresa Cowart +Paul Sian and +Anita Clark. Hope you enjoy it.
http://livinginnc.com/real-estate-blog/how-did-your-house-hold-up-over-the-holidays/
How Did Your House Hold Up Over The Holidays
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Great tips and thank you for the mention +David O'Doherty 
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Ryan Fitzgerald
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10 Tax Breaks for Homeowners!

If you own a home here are 10 tax deductions you need to know about!

There are several common tax breaks that many people know about such as deducting the interest on your mortgage... but there are many people are unaware of!

#taxes #realestate #home #realtor

http://www.raleighrealtyhomes.com/blog/10-tax-breaks-when-you-own-a-home-infographic.html
Are you leaving thousands of dollars on the table? Check out these tax breaks for homeowners!
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Michele Cooper

Mortgages & Financing  - 
 
Easy ways to increase credit score to get lowest mortgage rates.The most important aspect in getting lowest mortgagerates is creditscore.Do you wanna know how to increase credit score ?See the video
#lowest #mortgagerates #creditscore
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Mike Gobblin

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If you are one of those people who are still not convinced of having or putting some lights on their landscape, then here are some reasons as to why you need to install such. You will eventually realize that lights are an important thing to have.
Having a dark and boring landscape? Why don't you try adding up some lights to the place? Lights are one of the many things you can do to make your landscape more appealing. Whether you are sitting outside of your house in Amaia Homes , you'd definitely appreciate the beautiful…
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Anita Clark
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General Real Estate  - 
 
Tips To Help You Buy Rural Property
If the idea of living in the country is appealing to you, or if you just want to find out what all the buzz about rural living is about, this article will help shed some light on the topic.

While buying rural property is not ideal for everyone, many are finding the slower pace a welcome relief from the hustle-bustle of city living.

Please socially share this article if you found the information useful.
#realestatetips #countryliving 
Questions To Ask When Purchasing Rural Property Looking to purchase rural property? Wanting a piece of land to call your own? Ready to escape the hustle and bustle of suburbia? Whether this is your first, next, or last time buying land there are important questions and other miscellaneous items to c…
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Absolutely +Kirby Ehrreich.
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