Archive for the ‘real estate maryland’ Category

Don’t turn back time…utilize every option to market yourself

November 2, 2009

This is what makes Relify.com stand out from other Real Estate Sites!!!!

You maybe thinking that relify.com is just another real estate website…WE OFFER SO MUCH MORE.  The site is designed for people who work in all facets of real estate.  We designed a comprehensive real estate site.

Real Estate Posting section:

  • Broker Co-Op: as far as we know we are the ONLY site that makes this a required field when an Agent, Auction, For Sale By Owner, or Builder post on the site.  We designed the system to allow for either a numerical value or letter value (ie. yes or no)

Auction Posting and Search:

  • We designed a place for real estate auction companies to post upcoming auctions and criteria that is specific to auctions.  We are the ONLY site where real estate Auctions ALWAYS comes up in a search.  If you search a zip code no matter what the price the auction is always displayed.

Agent Mortage Company and Home Services (Contractor and Resources) Profile:

  • The profile on Relify.com is designed to as a mini webpage.  We allow Bio, Photos, Logo, Videos of either a property or a personal profile video (mini commercial about yourself), email, and links to multiple websites.

  • Additional features under the profiles.
  • The real estate profile offers agents the advantage to post all of their listings to be displayed  under their profile.
  • The mortgage profile displays the types of loans offered as well their States they are licensed in.
  • Home Services and Resources profile allows professionals to select the State and counties they serve.

Check out Relify.com, we are building a better real estate website for you and the consumer.  With your support we can achieve this goal.

Thanks for your support and please forward our information along!

www.relify.com

Stuart Berman

Co-founder

Relify.com


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From home owner to landlord, some friendly tips

October 23, 2009

Becoming a landlord may not be a choice in this market.  Most people prefer to sell their home and look to the future to begin the next chapter of their life.  If you are finding yourself with more than one home and in need of extra cash to cover your additional mortgages here are a few tips to help.

  1. Get a lease.  Even if you are renting to a friend or family member it is important to have something in writing.
  2. Change your locks after you move out and after each tenant moves out.
  3. Let your incoming tenant know they should consider getting renters insurance.
  4. Get some background information on your incoming tenant.

Find a company that does credit checks

Call their previous landlord

Check current employment to verify income

  1. Find a good handyman or contractor that does various types of work.
  2. If you find a company that provides plumbing, electrical services and minor repair work you might be able to negotiate a deal for using only them on your property.
  3. If you have doubts about someone financial ability to pay the rent – Remember – it can be more costly to evict someone than to have it vacant for a couple of extra months.
  4. If you are moving far away or do not want to deal with managing your property consider a management company.  It maybe worth it.
  5. Provide your new tenant with local information  including trash/recycle days and gas and electric numbers.

Remember you can post your rental properties for free on Relify.com.  If you have any questions feel free to email me at relify@relify.com

Stuart Berman

Co-founder

http://www.relify.com



Out of Beta —

October 16, 2009

Relify.com has officially launched in Maryland!

We want to thank everyone that has supported us during our Beta testing phase and encourage you to check out our updated user friendly website.

Relify.com is a comprehensive real estate website that offers you a unique place to market and promote yourself for FREE.

Our site is ideal for:

  1. Agents / property listings
  2. Auction companies
  3. Builders
  4. For sale by owners
  5. Contractors
  6. Retail resources
  7. Mortgage companies

Features on Relify.com:

  1. Post a description of yourself and your company
  2. Post promotional videos that link to YouTube
  3. Post multiple photos
  4. Post  your company logo
  5. Add a link to you website
  6. And more

The idea is to unify and simplify the real estate industry.  With support from you and your company, Relify.com will provide information to consumers for all of their real estate needs while promoting yourself.

Thank you for your support and feel free to contact us with any questions at relify@relify.com

Here is a link to a recent article about the company.  http://www.mddailyrecord.com/article.cfm?id=11310&type=UTTM

Thanks Again,

Stuart and Amy

Founders

http://www.relify.com/

First Video blog

April 30, 2009

Video blogging is one of the goals of my company, Relify.com. The idea of the video blog for Relify.com is to tell stories about what is going on in the real estate industry whether it is an agent or contractor or mortgage broker. We want to do mini interviews that would never be seen otherwise.
The website is designed with video capabilities so agents and anyone posting on the site can promote themselves as well as their product. We have developed a website which created a way for every listing to have its on mini commercial for your listings or company.
So today I am testing my first video blog and this is the start of exploring new ways to get out there. So I hope you like my first video blog giving you an idea of what Relify.com is all about. Stay tuned to more to come.
Stuart Berman
Co-founder
http://www.relify.com

Feel Free to follow me on Twitter. http://twitter.com/relify

the amount of time I spend on the computer…

April 26, 2009

the amount of time I spend on the computer… (edit/delete)
I was talking to a friend the other day about how much time I am on the computer on “social networking”. It used to be checking my emails, but now I check personal and work emails, twitter, facebook, wordpress, activerain, and a few other sites. I love to write my thoughts and read how my friends and colleagues are doing. It is amazing how often I am on the computer. I used to think about how many hours a year I spent at red-lights or waiting in line to checkout at the store was wasting my time. Now of course I have my cell phone to make calls, text, etc… but really how much time is spent on the computer. I know the value of it, but why not just use one site? Why do I check all of these sites (like most of friends as well). How many hours per year am I toggling between social networking sites? How many hours per year are you?

amy berman
http://www.relify.com

The economy and our changing needs in real estate

April 25, 2009

The other day…

I was talking to some friends the other day about the news and what is going on in the world. Many people are moving out of assisted livings b/c they can’t afford it anymore and back in with their kids. I started to wonder…what this must be like for both. How sad to have to move out of your home and into your children’s homes whose own kids are probably off to college. This ‘sandwich’ generation who are ready to enjoy life with their spouse (or go out and enjoy it with friends) are now caring for their parents. The elders most likely enjoyed their independence and are not too happy about needing to be ‘cared for’. what does this mean for real estate. Well, how is the house set up…does the parent have adequate space for themselves (like an aupair suite). Are they needing to move, maybe to a rancher? Is this a new niche market? People that needed to downsize may need to keep the size but have it all on one floor. Emotionally and Physically a lot of changes need to be made. This economy continues to ripple it’s effects downward. Maybe the silver lining is that families will be closer and we will surround ourselves with those we love.

Amy Berman
http://www.relify.com
real estate website

Mortgage Broker/Banker

April 22, 2009

If you work in Maryland and want to promote yourself for free check out http://www.relify.com You can post your company and the types of loans that you do. You can upload a photo or logo and then consumers and search for you by State and type of loan they need. I highly recommend http://www.relify.com. It is free, user friendly and another great way to get your name out there!

The Daily Record Article

April 21, 2009

It was so exciting to see the article in the daily record about relify.com. My husband and I have worked so hard trying to design a website that is user friendly, free and will draw traffic to it. We thought about what is important for agents, mortgage brokers, and contractors as well as auction companies, for sale by owners and the general public. We wanted to create a website that would consolodate all of a consumer’s needs for their home. We worked with designers, computer people and the general public. It was amazing to see the article in print yesterday, what a feeling of accomplishment. Now we are meeting with marketing people to get our site out to the public. I encourage anyone in the real estate field to post on it and anyone searching for a home to search our site. Thank you for all of your support and check out the article:
http://www.mddailyrecord.com/article.cfm?id=11310&type=UTTM