• Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Technology & Tools 18 minutes ago

    Twitter is one of the most powerful social media tools used today. While Twitter has fewer active members than platforms like Facebook or YouTube, the “Twittersphere” is rapidly growing. The main point of ha...
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  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing 16 minutes ago

    What's the purpose of a real estate flyer, a brochure, or a blog post about your new listing?   To gain attention, of course. To get that potential buyer or buyer's agent to stop, look, read, and become int...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Technology & Tools 2 minutes ago

    How would you like a free and easy-to-use animation tool to create fun real estate video memes just like this?Free Easy Animator software was recently updated with animated text features. If you already down...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Technology & Tools 1 minute ago

    When I started blogging on AR 5 years ago, the blog editor was much more basic than it is today, and the platform was a tad buggy as well. When we wanted to format our posts to look better, there were limite...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying 13 minutes ago

    Closing Cost Options That Help Buy or Sell a Home          The accumulation of a Down Payment is often a First-Time Homebuyer's  primary focus once the decision to buy has been made.  Monetarily and mentally...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information 36 minutes ago

    Did you know that Real Estate business runs in cycles? Not just one, but several different cycles. The short cycles are what we call the Spring and Fall markets. In the Spring, buyers and sellers hit the mar...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 1 hour ago

    About two years ago, I attended a Social Media class hosted by a title company. It was an informative class and there was a lot of dialogue between attendees and the instructor. The instructor also reference...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 4 hours ago

     Last year was my worst ever in real estate.  I went months and months without a buyer, without a sale.  I started looking for other things to do.  I wrote a cookbook,  I created artwork, aprons, and pillows...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 12 hours ago

    First, I am not plaguerizing Scarlett O'Hara!   I used this title because after years of stressing over little things, this phrase has been popping up in my head lately.For those of you who don't know who Sc...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing 7 minutes ago

     Social Media Is "Social" Marketing Active Rain has asked us to share their greatest social media success and have created a contest to make it fun. I am happy to share how I use Social Media to grow my busi...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 7 hours ago

    This has become a major conversation on AR since the Melania Trump speech at the Republican National Convention. She was accused of plagiarism for borrowing a few words and phrases from Michelle Obama, who m...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 3 hours ago

    Lots of people seem to be asking the question ~ "Should I buy a home now or wait another year? And if I wait will it cost me more to buy?"  What does the cost of waiting actually mean? The cost of waiting to...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 7 hours ago

    So you’re the new kid on the block and you’re on the hunt for hot real estate leads.  The first thing you need to understand is the value of prospecting in your customer hunt.  Real estate prospecting is the...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 1 hour ago

    Can you handle 20 real estate listings a month successfully? Even if you understand how to get real estate listings flowing into your inbox, you better have a plan in place for handling those listings and de...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Industry about 14 hours ago

    On The Importance of Compromise  Despite the timing, this post has nothing to do with politics.   It is about real estate.    But, let’s start with the basics.  From Merriam-Webster comes this simple definit...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 20 hours ago

    Respect for diversity in humanity is something that is the responsibility of every human.  In marketing luxury real estate, we should naturally respect diversity in our clients.  The Equal Housing law requir...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 14 hours ago

    This isn't a post about politics.  It's a post about plagiarized blog posts right here on ActiveRain.A lot of people are expressing surprise and maybe even a smug outrage over the stark similarities between ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 8 hours ago

     Prepare for Your Home Appraisal.   Getting your home to appraise for the selling price can be nerve-racking for many homeowners – but with the right preparation and knowing “what” appraisers look at during ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 1 day ago

    Linking to the Past      When creating your ActiveRain blog, if you're a rainmaker, you WILL get traffic.  As long as you follow the advice of AR University/blogging bootcamp, and the structure that seasoned...
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