Birmingham, AL Realtors, are you a socially savvy agent?

Do you consider yourself a socially savvy agent? Do you tweet, blog, or post videos on Youtube? Are you on LinkedIn, Facebook, or some other social network?  If you are not you may want to think about it.  In our ever changing business environment being knowledgeable and participating in the online social scene is becoming […]

Add Blogging To Your Real Estate Marketing Arsenal By Attending Wordcamp Birmingham

Would you like to be the local real estate expert in your market?  Would you like to be the person everyone finds online when they do a google search for people in your profession? Both of these things are possible if you learn how to operate a successful real estate blog. I am a real […]

What I’ve Learned in My First Year of Blogging

Technically speaking it has been about 18 months since I started blogging but “My First Year” sounded better so that’s what I went with.  If there was one phrase that summarized my experience during this time it would be “slow and steady wins the race”.  It has been a time of learning new things, meeting […]

Can A Pre-Listing Appraisal Be Used By The Buyer’s Lender?

I’ve done several pre-listing appraisals recently and I got a question the other day that I wanted to share with you.  The homeowner wanted to know if a pre-listing appraisal could be used by the buyer’s lender to get their mortgage.  The short answer to this is “no”,  however this was not always the case.   […]

Appraisals Are Not Just For Mortgage Financing: Non Traditional Uses

Most people only think about real estate appraisals when they are buying or refinancing a home. In truth real estate appraisals are used for many other “non traditional” uses.  Appraisals are required any time the value of real estate is needed.  The value may be as of the date it was inspected or it could […]


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