• Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 27 minutes 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 3 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 6 minutes 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 39 minutes 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 4 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 about 8 hours 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 about 10 hours 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...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 3 hours ago

    When I was actively working in real estate sales, I was a listing agent for 37 or my 38 years.  When all real estate agents were seller’s agents, I asked for feedback.  We were all on the same side when it c...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 5 hours ago

    Advice For Newbie Agents-- Beware of Social MediaWhen I did not recognize the agent's name on the purchase agreement, I decided to look them up on Facebook. Two profiles appeared, one was "Bob Smith local re...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 5 hours ago

    I've written before about the importance of your home 'speaking' to the buyer as they view it. Today let's talk about the male buyers out there. I was just consulting on a home with a very feminine feel to i...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 13 hours ago

    People come and go in the Rain.Some have been here for years and years.Others take a sabbatical and return.Others streak across the Rain like a meteor, burning out after a short burst of glory.Others lurk in...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling 1 day ago

    If you are planning to sell your home, there are a lot of details to consider, especially when it comes to your listing, and any open house viewings. There are common catchphrases used across the real estate...
  • Featured Question in Real Estate Best Practices about 10 hours ago

  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Industry about 10 hours ago

    Over the years, I've been observing the ways in which agents tell the world about their credentials. Certain individuals have their degree title (e.g., B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.) immediately after their name in si...
  • Featured Question in Real Estate Best Practices 1 day ago

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  • Featured Blog Entry in Mortgage / Finance about 11 hours ago

    Stupid Things Sellers Do That Cause Sales To Fall Apart.  There are several things Sellers do or do not do which can result in their home not selling.  Most of them are things which the Listing Agent/Realtor...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 10 hours ago

    Conversation, Commenting and Listening.  Did you ever think you were having a conversation with someone but realized that while they appeared to be listening to you, they were really thinking about what they...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 22 hours ago

    Ok, with all the Comic Con news coming out this week, I decided to take a little detour from my normal posts and try something with a little more humor today.  Take a little break and read on to see how we c...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 3 hours ago

    This is just annoying. You find a post written by a new blogger on ActiveRain in the First Timers section.  Looks pretty good.  I start reading and am sort of hooked, thinking to myself, "Good job, Newbie!" ...
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