• Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 1 hour 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 27 minutes 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 14 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 3 hours 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 8 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 22 minutes 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 2 hours 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 about 2 hours 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 44 minutes 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 3 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 22 minutes 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 1 hour 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 about 1 hour 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 about 13 hours 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 1 hour 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 2 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...
  • Featured Question in Home Buying 9 minutes ago

  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 2 hours ago

    Some days start off bad and get worse You wake up at 4:15 because the wind triggered your neighbors car alarm. Or maybe you wake up to a pounding headache or hip ache. Sometimes it's just a feeling, left ove...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 22 hours ago

    Buyer finds the home of their dreams...Offer is made...Offer is accepted...And suddenly, 'COLD FEET SYNDROME' sets in...The questions start to swirl in the buyer's head:Am I making the right decision?Can I a...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information about 2 hours ago

    Are You Ready to Thrive if Real Estate Market Shifts?Those who have been in the real estate industry for a while have seen the ups and downs. Most of us are in it to win it, others only do well during sunny ...
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