• Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing 6 minutes ago

    Self-promotion is a topic that I love to discuss and encourage.  I don’t think real estate agents do enough self-promotion.  The “top dogs” are always in the limelight.  How do the rest of the real estate ag...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 1 hour ago

    Real Estate In Small BitesA lot of people would like to invest in real estate, but they just don'thave enough money.A "typical" investment property might be priced at $1,000,000.00 ormore, which is more than...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Market Trends about 3 hours ago

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, owner-occupied households fell to 62.9% of total households in the second quarter of 2016, the lowest rate of homeownership in the U.S. since 1965. This statistic raises ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 4 hours ago

    How Much Cleaning Of My North Shore Long Island House Must I Do Before Moving Out?This is a great question. Being Realtors on The North Shore Of Long Island, we see houses being left in all kinds of conditio...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 1 hour ago

     ©Patricia Feager 8/25/2016 Commitment for Excellent Customer Service   The Dancing HorsesLAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN262-728-8200www.thedancinghorses.com For my granddaughter's 4th Birthday, my son, his family an...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Technology & Tools 2 days ago

    Even if you prefer to work with buyers, having an inventory of listings gives you a lure to start buyer conversations so almost all agents will benefit by getting more listings into their inventory. Past cus...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 3 hours ago

    I enjoy going to REALTOR gatherings - big expos, big meetings, big events, and at them, my favorite thing to do is people watching.  You see, there isn't a formula for what makes a good real estate agent.  T...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 6 hours ago

    Adopt a Lockbox for the Fall Selling Season  Have you been thinking of selling your Bristow home?  If you have, perhaps you would like to consider adopting one of these lockboxes.   These guys and gals are n...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 4 hours ago

     By: Brian Buffini Learning is essential to success; and one of the best ways to gain new information and perspective is in a book. I’ve always been a voracious reader. And, like many people, there are books...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 2 hours ago

    Earlier this week I went into a local pet store.  And shame on me, I made a mistake.  There is a store a couple of towns over that shares the same color scheme and I mistakenly thought it was part of the sam...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 2 hours ago

    The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has registered a trademark on REALTOR®, and they’re very serious about protecting that trademark. Properly using “REALTOR®” in your marketing can save you from a l...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 2 hours ago

    Real Life vs. Reality TV -  Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV 'show hole'*? We've all been there... watching entire seasons of "Love it or ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 6 hours ago

     This is the second day that begins with an absence and leaves me feeling hollow. My usual routine of pulling up Gawker first thing every morning, checking in several times a day - much like AR - and taking ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 5 hours ago

    New arenas, giant swimming pools, an entire village full of furniture - these are but a few of the high ticket items that are required to host an Olympic Games.  But what happens when the medals have been ha...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 2 hours ago

    Last week was a really interesting week for me in the real estate business, as I got 6 awesome real estate referrals that I was able to share with the agents at my office. Lots of agents are seeking referra...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information about 1 hour ago

    Is there a difference what can be left as opposed to what should be left behind by the seller after closing? Some sellers love to leave things behind because that way they do not have to move them. Other sel...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 6 hours ago

    ActiveRain is a fantastic community.  Supportive beyond anything you might ever expect the day you first create your profile.  Sharing is the norm, not the exception.  Paths to building your business are rou...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 8 hours ago

    As the managing Principal Broker of a mid-sized independent Brokerage, I am in the position to regularly hear agent complaints concerning the lack of basic salesmanship of other agents. Not a day goes by tha...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 1 hour ago

    It's getting harder and harder to rise above the competition but it can be done. It takes time and commitment. It's consistency. It's being in front of your audience all the time, never letting more than a f...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 6 hours ago

    I believe anyone who works really hard and really smart can accomplish almost anything they want. Ironically I was a shy kid. Now I understand that sales is about continuing to work it, and work it, and work...
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