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Amber Martin Alert | A thought-out scheme of lies, deceit & thievery – Amber Martin Exposed!

Amber MARTIN Alert

A thought-out scheme of lies, deceit & thievery – Amber Martin Exposed!

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I would like share a scenario with everyone so that no one else suffers the same consequences. A few weeks ago I was approached by a virtual assistant, who goes by the name “Amber Martin”. Amber…

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Added by Pam Maglione on October 19, 2015 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

7 Tips for finding the perfect Real Estate agent for selling your property

Sometimes you have to search through the fog to find the best real estate agent you can. Here are seven key points you can look at to make sure you stand the best chance of finding that quality agent to help you sell your home. 

  • Look at Reputation – Ask your potential agent to provide evidence of previous listings sold in the past year with…
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Added by Pam Maglione on April 16, 2015 at 9:18am — No Comments

Home Staging for home sellers - Is my Real Estate Agent saying my home isn’t appealing?

If you are selling a home, your real estate agent may often tell you the something like – “we have to sell it fast, it’s in your best interests”, “get rid of this chapter of your life and start anew”. “make sure you clean your home thoroughly and give it a fresh coat of paint on the…

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Added by Pam Maglione on April 8, 2015 at 7:01pm — 1 Comment

Cash purchases for Homes in December were at 35% – Will this continue?

 

In December 2014, national cash sales on single family homes made up for about 35% of the total of all home sales. WOW!!  However, if we turn the clock back a year we find the cash sales in December 2013 made up 38.5% of the share; so why is this figure falling and should we be worried by it? Now, I’m not saying that this # is the best gage of the real estate market,…

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Added by Pam Maglione on April 2, 2015 at 12:44pm — No Comments

The Tiny House movement, what's all the hype?

Moving out of a huge house and into a property that is considerably smaller is taking off in the U.S. (as well as in many other countries) in an ever-increasing way. So why do people do it? The average floor space of the typical American home is approximately 2600 square feet, but compare that to a tiny house where the floor space can measure just 100 square feet and no…

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Added by Pam Maglione on March 20, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

Is your Social Media interaction lower than it use to be? Your not alone.

Are you like us? Seeing a decline in social media engagement over the last year? 

I have heard many say "why is my social media traffic slowing down, specifically Facebook?" and I have noticed the same with my pages, that I have built slowly but surely over the last 5 years.

So on one hand, I'm relieved that it's not just me, that there are…

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Added by Pam Maglione on March 13, 2015 at 10:41am — No Comments

Real Estate Agent Reviews and their Online Reputations

One key component to becoming a successful real estate agent is to start getting better reviews and more of them. How does a realtor get the reviews they so richly deserve? To convert a potential client to sign on the dotted line, often the defining factor is whether the agent must be well liked or well reviewed.

Most of the time the job of the potential client…

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Added by Pam Maglione on March 5, 2015 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

Real Estate Agents in the Dark about DVT Caused By Long Term Driving

We have all heard by now of Deep Vein Thrombosis, a debilitating condition caused by sitting still in one position for hours on end, often in a plane on a long-haul flight and in a tight and cramped position. But just like air passengers, who are often cruelly crammed in to tight spaces by airlines getting as many of us travellers as…

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Added by Pam Maglione on January 28, 2015 at 11:48am — No Comments

New Fannie Mae Appraisal Program - Jan 26th

Is the new Fannie Mae Appraisal Program helping or hurting? What are the basics of the program? Well, the real estate giant is planning to offer mortgage lenders access to proprietary home valuation databases, so that they can use it to assess the “accuracy and risks posed by the reports submitted by appraisers.”

So this system will…

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Added by Pam Maglione on January 23, 2015 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

How to get more BPOs the Pam'sVAS way

Part  1 of a series 

Let’s be honest, how many of us can say that when handed a Real Estate manual, we jump for joy at the thought of having to actually read it –much less understand and retain what we’ve read? “Fifty pages on how to properly complete a real estate BPO . . I’ll just wing it.” Chances are we either end up skimming over the literature while thinking of all the other things we could be doing or we “shelf it” it and scram…

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Added by Pam Maglione on January 20, 2015 at 2:13pm — 3 Comments

New Jersey - Top of the Foreclosure states list

Most organizations, people and teams like to come first, but when you are top of the league in the foreclosure division stakes, it’s not a medal your team will be proud to wear. This is the wooden spoon prize, the unwanted accolade and a position not to be proud of.

CoreLogic is a leading provider when it comes to real estate charts…

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Added by Pam Maglione on January 5, 2015 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

Rules Relaxed on Home Buys Following Foreclosure

At last there may be some relief for those that have gone through the suffering of not being able to pay the mortgage and then finding eviction looms through the foreclosure process. If you have ever been in the unfortunate situation of being a homeowner that cannot keep up the monthly payments, you will know all too well how…
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Added by Pam Maglione on November 23, 2014 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

Home Owners Association Liens and HOA foreclosures



If you fail to keep up your homeowners’ association fees or complete the annual assessments, the HOA could end up foreclosing. Its par for the course these days that when you purchase a home, condo or town house, that happens to be a communal development, then you will most likely have to pay fees to a housing…

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Added by Pam Maglione on November 4, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

News Corp. buys Move Inc. How will this affect online Real Estate

In business and commerce circles, the big news just days into October is the buy-out of Move Incorporated by the newspaper and media giant News Corporation. So who are Move Inc and why did News Corporation decide to splash out an eye-watering $950 million for the business? In the United States, Move Inc stands as the third biggest online real…

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Added by Pam Maglione on October 7, 2014 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

I use the 80/20 Principle in my Real Estate and REO / Foreclosure related business.

The 80/20 Principle is actually a concept that could change your life, or at least the very way you approach your way of living. We use the 80/20 Principle in many aspects of our real estate virtual assistant company. The principle that is sometimes primarily aimed at business people, in our case Real Estate, but the rule is easily…
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Added by Pam Maglione on August 26, 2014 at 11:29pm — 1 Comment

BPO "Certified" agents and the companies that offer them.

Many real estate agents that provide BPOs know what is entailed in the process. Many BPO agents enjoy doing BPOs and many that don’t necessarily enjoy them, but feel that it is necessary to supplement their Real Estate business and to develop relationships in the industry.

 

There are even companies that seem to offer…

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Added by Pam Maglione on August 13, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

What Does an Escrow Company Do in a Real Estate Transaction?

Escrow is that bit that makes sure all is fair in love and war when you sell your home and both parties (seller and buyer) are satisfied and fairly treated during this most testing of processes. If you have ever sold a home before – or indeed purchased one – you will have been more than aware of the term "Escrow".

 

Once…

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Added by Pam Maglione on August 8, 2014 at 11:23am — 1 Comment

Whats the Difference between a Listing Agent and a Buyers Agent in the Real Estate Industry?

The difference between a listing agent and a buyers agent can be confusing to some people. The listing agent works for the person or persons selling a property. The listing agent usually provides the seller with a market analysis of the surrounding area, opinion of listing price and property value and explain in detail all the fees that the…

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Added by Pam Maglione on August 1, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

The latest mortgage rate trends

Investors in financial commodities such as the dollar and government bonds have been watching very closely at mortgage rate trends, primarily to see if the Fed will push interest rates up. According to Bankrate.com, a national survey firm of big lenders, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage level is down from 4.31 to 4.30 per cent. It may…

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Added by Pam Maglione on July 25, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

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