• Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 1 hour 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 22 minutes 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 23 minutes 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 1 hour 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 41 minutes 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 1 hour 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 19 minutes 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 1 hour 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 41 minutes 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 12 hours 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 1 hour 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 3 minutes 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 3 hours 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 20 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...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 11 hours ago

    The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and Realtors are here to stay - no need to work on their Eulogy! This post is intended as a counter-post to an Active Rain member’s post in which he was ready to bury the p...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 11 hours ago

    Don't Make These 7 Mistakes, Newbie. Don't Make These Mistakes, Newbie... Dear Newbie,Two words that will lead you to happiness and success - Eric Barker.The word 'YES' leads to HAPPINESS.The word 'NO' leads...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing 38 minutes ago

    INCREASE YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS BY MEETING TWO NEW PEOPLE PER WEEK CHALLENGEExperts tell us that they key to any successful business is networking with other professionals. How many of you are networking ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Industry 1 day ago

    Homelessness is a serious problem. Despite efforts to curb it—from government housing programs to charitable organizations and shelters—it persists. A recent federal House bill (with bipartisan cosponsorship...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 9 hours ago

    How many 'Little' things are we overlooking for our clients?This past weekend I stopped in a local General Store in Garfield Bay Idaho.  It was early morning with no one but me shopping.  I made a purchase t...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 20 hours ago

    In my market, with the high cost of home ownership, renting is sometimes the only way to go. In most markets it does not pay for agents to do rentals. They are very time consuming and most of the time we spe...
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