• Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun 15 minutes 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 40 minutes 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 39 minutes 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 26 minutes 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 19 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 1 hour 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 7 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 1 minute 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 7 minutes 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 5 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 2 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 about 2 hours 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...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices 7 minutes ago

    You Suck as a Salesman - New Agent Advice!Sadly, this is a true story!  I can laugh about it now but, when it happened, I went through many sleepless nights!  I shared it on one of Barbara Todaro's posts and...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 1 hour ago

    Do you know the one thing you can put in the mail that will absolutely make you stand out from your competitors?It’s not your market reports. It’s not a well-written prospecting letter. It’s not even the req...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 6 hours ago

    The most important goal of home staging, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional home stager, is to create a lifestyle that buyers aspire to and wow them the second they walk through the door. With...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Industry about 6 hours ago

    Uber and the Real Estate AgentI just started using Uber on my last two business trips. New ideas fascinate me so I have been full of questions about how it all works and why someone would do this for a livin...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 2 hours ago

    Creative closing gift your clients will love! I am always on the look out for cool, thoughtful, and creative closing gifts for my clients.  I want to give them something that will remind them of me, show the...
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