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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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You welcome and very true Bill Gassett, That a way forward.
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Seneca Real Estate Group

General Real Estate  - 
 
What are the best ways to tap into the opportunities in commercial real estate without taking on too many of its risks? The Cyprus Weekly breaks it down for us.

#CommercialProperty #Investment #Opportunity
By Andrew Lumley-HolmesMany investors approach commercial property with caution. Memories of the crash of 2008-09, in which many office developments ground to a halt, are still strong.So for those
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Lisa kohl

Short Sales & Foreclosures  - 
 
Buying a Foreclosure? Here’s What You Need to Know
Facts, Fiction and More

Part of our job as real estate agents is to help buyers and sellers understand the real estate process. Lately I have noticed more confusion and misconceptions around foreclosures than just about any other topic. This is a post to try and shed some light a topic that has been intriguing to many buyers over the last few years.

Topics include:
·         Pre-foreclosures
·         Foreclosure Auctions
·         Government and Bank Owned Foreclosures
·         Tips for Buying a Foreclosure
·         Foreclosure vs. Traditional Sale

Please take a look and share if you found it helpful http://www.weknowboise.com/buying-a-foreclosed-home
Here's what you need to know if you are considering buying a foreclosure. From pre-foreclosures, foreclosure auctions to bank owned homes, we cover it all.
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Great information!
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Thomas Henthorne

General Real Estate  - 
 
Recently I had the opportunity to try a virtual reality headset sent from a manufacturer for evaluation, and I was blown away. As a luxury real estate agent in Marin County, California, my mind immediately jumped to how this will likely transform the home buying experience — and the entire real estate industry — in the coming years. http://www.thomashenthorne.com/virtual-reality-and-real-estate/
Virtual reality and real estate are a natural pairing and I'm excited about the potential. Read about this exciting new technology.
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Tonya Peek Group

General Real Estate  - 
 
 
5 Ways to Get Ready to Buy Real Estate. #realestate #plano http://goo.gl/ezkRbY
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Thanks for sharing!
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Sylvie Zolezzi

General Real Estate  - 
 
For homeowners lucky enough to have experienced large gains in the values of their homes in the last decade or two, even in the past few years, there are growing worries about how much of this upside they will have to share with Uncle Sam when they sell their home.

Here are six ways to help home sellers keep Uncle Sam's hand out of their pocket when selling their hone. 
It is important to plan carefully on ways to minimize your capital gains taxes when selling your home: here are six options to help you do just that.
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Great money saving tax tips!
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LawDepot

Home Staging  - 
 
Selling in the spring?

Gain a competitive advantage during the spring rush by planning ahead for renovations, clearing up clutter, and renting statement pieces to spice up your space.

See more tips to make your property stand out from the rest: http://bit.ly/1Dn7Epp

#realestate #homestaging  
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The spring market is upon us!
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Sharon Lee

General Real Estate  - 
 
Who wouldn’t prefer a house which is semi-furnished having furniture like tables & chairs, bed, couch etc? It certainly avoids the hassle of purchasing all these stuff for a tenant. All these will be one time investment for the landlord; a cost effective attraction for quality tenants.
Let’s have a brief look at few pointers which won’t let your rental property go unnoticed.
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Alicia Fidelman

Technology Tools  - 
 
Here is a great App for tracking your miles. So much easier using this and handing in the reports to my accountant.

https://dashboard.mileiq.com/signup?ref=SWHEV
And get your 20% referral discount. Create my account. What is MileIQ? MileIQ is the smart mileage tracker—available on iOS and Android—used by hundreds of thousands of self-directed workers in the U.S.. "It's so much easier than having to keep up with mileage on a log sheet." - Jhendu26.
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drone operator

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Thumbnails, act as mini-marketing posters for your listing.

http://droneoperatorsadvisor.com/real-estate-thumbnails/
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Paul Sian

General Real Estate  - 
 
Real Estate Negotiating Expert Tips

Once you find that home you want to buy or a buyer finds your home and wants to buy then the process of negotiating begins.  If you view the process as a winner takes all approach then chances are the process will bog down and the offer may be pulled.  In this article I provide some tips for both buyers and sellers on how best to approach a real estate transaction where both sides can come out a winner.

Also includes great resources from +Karen Highland and +Bill Gassett .

#realestate   #homebuyingtips   #sellingyourhome   #negotiation  
8 Great Negotiating Tips For Real Estate When attempting to sell or buy a home often times emotions and the competitive spirit can get the best of people resulting in a failure for anyone to reach their goals. What brought you to the negotiating table in the first place is a desire to sell or …
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Great Negotiating Tips +Paul Sian !
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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
moderator

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How Do Home Improvement Projects Impact Home Values?
Did you know that some home improvement projects can actually negatively impact home values?

Well you do now if you didn't!  One of the best things about owning a home is the ability to change it and make it yours!  

There are hundreds of home improvement projects a homeowner can choose from!  Some can positively impact values, others negatively impact values, and other do nothing.

Over on +Behance find out how home improvement projects impact a homes value.  The article can be found at https://www.behance.net/gallery/33986122/How-Do-Home-Improvement-Projects-Impact-Home-Values

Be sure to check out the +Bundlr resource that provides information from top real estate professionals on home improvement projects with contributions from +Bill Gassett, +Ryan Fitzgerald of +Raleigh Realty, +Debbie Drummond, and +Anita Clark!

Please consider sharing socially if you believe others would benefit from this information!

#realestate   #homeimprovement  
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150 Points

Home Staging  - 
 
Top 15 Bathroom Remodel Ideas and Their Costs in 2016: http://www.150points.com/advice/top-15-bathroom-remodel-ideas-and-costs/ - many of these upgrades can be completed by a handy DIY homeowner during pre-staging/still enjoying my home stage!!!

#RealEstate #Home #homedesign #homeimprovement
Your bathroom is the first thing you see every day. Bleary-eyed and groggy. And you are tired of it! What can you do? First, come up with between $5,649 and $12,938 which is the low-end cost most h…
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150 Points

Home Staging  - 
 
Top 15 Basement Remodel Ideas and Their Costs in 2016: http://www.150points.com/advice/basement-remodel-ideas-and-costs/ - many of these upgrades can be completed by a handy DIY homeowner during pre-staging/still enjoying my home stage!!!

#RealEstate #Home #homedesign #homeimprovement
Ready to remodel that basement? What should you do with it? Basements can deliver some of the best returns on remodeling dollars and time, but they are often left neglected. Finishing the basement …
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+HGTV put together a wonderful list of the 25 biggest real estate mistakes to make when buying or selling a home. Enjoy!

#buyingahome #sellingyourhome #realestatetips
Get the insider secrets to avoid costly blunders on the most important investment of your life.
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Kyle Hiscock
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Detailed Guide On How To Sell A Home During Divorce
Getting a divorce and selling a home is not a pleasurable experience.  I don't know of anyone who jumps up and down with excitement about the thought of having to selling a home while getting a divorce.

The reality is that some people will face this situation in their lifetime.  Those who are prepared and know what to expect when selling a home during a divorce greatly increase the chance that the experience isn't absolutely horrific.

There are certain steps and tips that should be followed when attempting to sell a home while getting a divorce.  Over on +ActiveRain you will find some excellent information and a guide on how to sell a home during a divorce.

Check it out at http://activerain.com/blogsview/4831524/guide-for-selling-a-home-during-a-divorce

There are some excellent resources in this article from other top blogs including +Dustin Brohm - Salt Lake's Favorite Realtor, +Paul Sian, +Bill Gassett, and a few others!

Please consider sharing this guide socially if you find it helpful.

#divorce   #realestate  
Are you getting a divorce and need to sell a home? It can be very frustrating. Check out this guide for selling a home during a divorce to help!
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Great post +Kyle Hiscock !

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Are You an effective negotiator? This article highlights strategies to ensure a successful negotiation for all parties involved.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/keep-playing-field-calm-christopher-pagli-abr?trk=mp-author-card
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George Krischke

General Real Estate  - 
 
Find out how the wealthy benefit from many unique and generous real estate tax breaks. Here is an up-to-date Reference Guide including the most recent PATH 2015 tax provisions.
Real Estate – Tax Benefit Guide – includes the most recent up-to-date 12/18/2015 PATH Act 2015 provisions (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes). Imagine purchasing your home, enjoying pride of ownership and creating priceless fond memories. The American Dream of owning your own home does also come with some real measurable benefits that over time could increase your net worth and be a wealth builder via equity build-up, rental income, appreciati...
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Great information. check out my blog for more real estate posting
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Kelvin Orandi

General Real Estate  - 
 
I have been trying to work as a young and independent real estate realtor online and I have to say its awesome. . though to get a client and convince him accept your offer is not such an easy task. I have been selling and seeing my clientele number grow day by day. One of the greatest mistakes I ve observed so far is ignoring a client. Never ignore your client by the perception you get from the first interaction, you might end up losing your chance of your lifetime.
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Great advice, as an assistant I have been experience the same thing. Even a small rental can lead you to a sales referral so no work is too small under my perception.

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Janis Borgueta

General Real Estate  - 
 
Buying a Home? PLAN Ahead!
Valentine's Day and Home Buying have a lot in common. Be sure NOT to let your emotions get the better of you. Impulsive Behavior is not going to get you the best home and often not at the best price. Tips on how to NOT let your emotions ruin your experience. The similarities are many.  Common sense rules.
#valentinesday   #homebuyingtips  
 
Don't Let Your Emotions Ruin Your Day!
Whether you are buying a home or beginning a romance on Valentine's Day, the mindset is similar. Be sure to plan ahead and think it through. Don't end up in the dog house on Valentine's Day or at the closing table. Choices are many and planning ahead works best to reach the ultimate goal. Check out these tips on Home Buying, passion and avoiding the pitfalls of impulsive decisions. 
#valentinesday #homebuyingtips
Home Buying Can Be Like Valentine's Day Gone Wrong. Don't Let Emotions Ruin Your Home Buying Experience. Don't miss these tips on falling in love.
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