• Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices 25 minutes ago

    Barbara Todaro's (soon to be featured) post Time is Money But Only When the Time is Used to Make Money had some very good examples.  One of which was knowing the product.It got me thinking . . . and provided...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 7 hours ago

    If you're a REALTOR, you know stress. You are intimately involved with it. But what do you do when it grabs you in its talons and threatens to fly up, up, and away with you? The past few days have been stres...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information about 1 hour ago

      If you have been a Realtor for any length of time...you have had the experience of driving to a showing or a listing for the first time and while you may have had GPS or Onstar service...you want the verif...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 4 hours ago

     Previewing is a task that the majority of real estate agents did years ago on an almost daily basis.  It was “standard operating procedure” for all seasoned agents, and it was one of the first training less...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 7 hours ago

    There is a new marketing term: Greenwashing, and buyers need to be careful.  It means that a home is being marketed as energy-saving and environmentally friendly, even when it isn't.Everyone likes the idea o...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 2 hours ago

    When The Deal Dies-- Putting The Home Back On The MarketSadly, not every real estate deal ends with a closing. Literally every step in the under contract (known as escrow) process is loaded with pits and per...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 1 hour ago

    Over the past few weeks, I've been getting emails from  businesses who want to make my life easier.  For a rather hefty fee, they will organize and manage my social media life, freeing me up to spend all of ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 9 minutes ago

    I get the same questions over and over from clients. A few years ago there was a contest here on ActiveRain that addressed that and I've gotten away from using those client questions to write posts, so I'm t...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information about 10 hours ago

    Buyers and sellers are flocking to the Internet to search for homes, and get estimates of value on these properties all over the country. But, can these automated valuation models(AVMs) be trusted? I highly ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 4 hours ago

     Buying a Home? Understand and Protect Your Initial Deposit. Making an offer on a property and having it accepted is exciting. But once the contract gets signed by both parties – now it’s time (for the buyer...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 1 day ago

    There is that old question, "How do you eat an elephant?" Answer: one bite at a time. In real estate deals, large projects, weight loss goals, oftentimes the whole thing at first looks overwhelming and insur...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 10 hours ago

        So I was doing my usual feedback calls with agents that have shown some of our listed properties, and got a bit of a shock.  Usually, the calls are mostly positive, and the other agents are honest and fa...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Improvement about 13 hours ago

    As a professional Home Stager here in New Hampshire, it's my job to transform....to improve and impress!I help people dress their home for success!One of the things that people are most surprised at is how m...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 7 hours ago

    Facebook Ads - Do They Work?When it comes to Facebook ads, I have to admit that I've been skeptical. I've wondered if people actually pay attention to those ads. Do people really contact you based on an ad t...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 9 hours ago

    A Little Humble Goes A Long WayMultiple offers are happening regularly in some areas of Northern Virginia right now and while it’s wonderful for sellers it can take a toll on buyers and their agents. How the...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 4 hours ago

    Responding to Comments...Recently, I wrote  a post about commenting and its importance in the community.  There is, however, another side to commenting and that is responding to the comments made on your pos...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Industry 1 day ago

    He Wanted to Challenge Appraiser's Home EvaluationI admit I haven't always been happy with the value determined by an appraiser. There are times I question his thinking and why he came up short on value. But...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 3 hours ago

    Many years ago when I was working is Sales Promotion Marketing, I had a boss that would often say in a staff meeting:  "It is difficult to tell the client that their pet cat is really a skunk."  Of course wh...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information 1 day ago

    As a former active duty United States Marine I take pride in the comradery we have as our world's largest collective force. We may give each other a lot of grief over who's the more elite or strongest branch...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling 1 day ago

    9 Reasons Gainesville Home Sellers Need a Great AgentSelling your Gainesville home without hiring a real estate agent might be tempting, especially if you’re in an area where buyers are clamoring for propert...
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