• Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information 2 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 20 minutes 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 Sales and Marketing 6 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 26 minutes 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 1 minute 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 2 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 17 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 about 6 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 35 minutes 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 14 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 about 7 hours ago

  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 16 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 14 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 9 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 ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Local News and Events 8 minutes ago

     My 5  P.M.  appointment was an Exotic Septuagenarian, and did she ever take me for a ride.     My recent 5 PM appointment was a brief break from real estate as the Collings Foundation stopped off at the Pur...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 2 hours ago

     This may sound counter intuitive but I would urge you never to select someone as an employee or agent based on their experience.  That may be somewhat of an exaggeration.  What I am saying is really don't b...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 13 hours ago

    Dealing with a difficult agent is like getting sacked! Oooooof! You see it coming. Nothing you can do except brace for impact. To avoid getting blindsided by aggressive tactics, stay within the four corners ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 1 hour ago

    Can you think of a single luxury real estate marketing professional who does not love getting referrals? Based on the law of reciprocity, generating referrals begets receiving them. The more you give the mor...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information about 19 hours ago

    I'm going to tell you one of the morals to my story first. If you didn't already eat it, don't flush it down the toilet!I have clients who rent their home out for the winter months. They only use it for the ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 17 hours ago

    This week's list is a first, in that there are ten posts by eight bloggers.  A couple of you had a really great blogging week, and here is the list:The Secret Life of A Double Agent (real estate style) Dan C...
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