• Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices 21 minutes ago

    Use That Reset Button and Start Fresh..I was fortunate to read couple of Facebook posts, spoke to a long-time real estate agent and listened to a real estate coach within the past week or so and each one sai...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 44 minutes ago

    Most people buy homes based on their emotions and then justify their choices with logic. To be a successful real estate professional in your area it is essential that you are able to romanticize your marketp...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 1 hour ago

    Just letting everyone know that commenting and your ability to post a blog have been restored!!Big thanks to our developers for jumping in and fixing things as quick as possible!
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 4 hours ago

    My phone rang and it was a client from another state.  I'd helped this client buy a retirement home for his parents here in Peoria.  They are all very nice people and I enjoyed helping them.  Seeing their sa...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling 2 minutes ago

     As a Home Stager I mention first impression a lot. It's an aspect of real estate that most agents and sellers are well aware of...."You never get a second chance at making a great first impression"When spea...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 4 hours ago

    There's no earthly way of knowing, which direction they are going, or which way the river's flowing, is it raining, is it snowing, Is a hurricane a-blowing? The best sing-songy quote of Gene Wilder's, in my ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices 5 minutes ago

    When it comes to walking through a business transaction, I have found that there are two types of people...                                                Those that seem to                             'Over...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 4 hours ago

    WHAT IS THE IOT?The Internet of Things has been an Industry buzzword in the technology sector for many years now. However, it is just finding its way into the mainstream of terminology of new homes.  For man...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 2 hours ago

    In our most recent podcast, We were joined by CJ Hays with AgentRepution.In this podcast, we dive into: How agents can get their clients to review them What sites should you focus on when getting reviews How...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 2 hours ago

    The Headline...."Real estate agent reportedly lets in jewel thieves during open house; $150,000 in loot stolen"I read the above article on the Foxnews website this morning and several things came to mind.  T...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Industry about 4 hours ago

    Being both a real estate broker and an appraiser, I'm often asked by other agents, homeowners and other appraisers, "What's the difference between a CMA and an appraisal?"As a State Certified General Real Es...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 2 hours ago

    As real estate agents we work with facts, opinions and what we think are facts, but might not be.The house has four bedrooms.  FACT...at least usually...don't get me started on that firetrap in the basement ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Technology & Tools 35 minutes ago

    Without fail we read about new products and services in our industry.  Whether it's a new app, a new gadget or a new method of working our business, there is always something new to read about and it happens...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 4 hours ago

      Property owners today have resources at their fingertips to help them determine the value of their property. Right? Yes, but if you want to understand the MARKET value of your property, be very careful whi...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing 38 minutes ago

          Each of us moves forward because of our competitive nature.  Whether we want to admit it or not, we are always cognizant of those who are around us.  We are watching them just as they are watching us. ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 22 hours ago

    How to Jump Back In to Active Rain      Monday Motivation, the Weekly Forecast, "Wednesday on the Hump", Friday Market Wraps - for a while, I was on fire here in the rain.  Hell bent on hitting the 500k poin...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 2 hours ago

    Your words, no matter how eloquent, will probably not by themselves convey your message. Communication is a two-way process and it is more than just words. Effective communication involves feelings, connecti...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 2 hours ago

    What’s the Best Way to Contact Expired Listings Without Being Intrusive and Rude?“List to Last”....I’m sure you’ve heard this before. How do you get listings? This is even more challenging for newer agents o...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 7 hours ago

    What I Should Have Done As A Home Buyer So many calls in the last couple of weeks from out of state buyers who are asking about RI home inventory and prices.  These are home buyers who always go it alone, do...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices 1 day ago

    Jay Thompson was kind enough to point me toward a really good article written by Joe Manna entitled Millenial's guide to buying your first home.  It's a fairly long article, and Lord knows that in today's in...
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