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Ask an Ambassador: why can't I find my posts on Google searches
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
There is not just one answer to that and there is no simple solution. However, there are some things that work for me that I would be happy to share with you to try to help you get your ActiveRain posts found on Google.First, are you a rainmaker? And are you making your posts public? Google ca...
Do Garages Sell Homes?
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Many people ask me when I am listing their homes if their garages are important in the sale of their home! My answer is always - YES! When preparing to sell a home, the garage is one of the most forgotten rooms in the house. By nature, garages are places where we store many things that we don...
What is Happening : FHA Proposed Condo Rule
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Here is important information concerning condominiums . FHA has been proposing new rules for quite sometimes . Please read the latest. I think we should keep ourselves updated to the latest facts from Realtor.orgFHA Proposed Condo Rule On September 27, 2016, the Federal Housing Administration (F...
What Is a Home Staging Consultation?
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
What To Expect From a Home Staging Consultation Even though the concept of home staging has been around for many years, many still don’t understand what it is and what it can do. Many think of staging as just placing furnishings in a vacant home. It gives a buyer an idea of where to put everythi...
Facebook Fridays - Do Not Keystroke Away New Biz!
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~ I saw a reputable local biz implode on Facebook earlier this week because they refused to keep their personal politcal views off their FB biz page. All it took was a few comments, a few anti-comments, and their page was blowing up with a ton of negativity. They did not...
Why you should get personal in your agent bio...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Today’s message was inspired by an email from a client. I finished her bio last week and she was happy with it. But then… she showed it to a friend. The friend first said that (at 455 words), it was too long – nobody reads that much any more. Long copy vs. short copy is, of course, the topic of h...
What is FHA Mortgage Insurance and How Does it Work?
By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
What is FHA Mortgage Insurance and How Does it Work? Mortgage Insurance remains a hot topic for potential Borrowers, current Borrowers, and professionals alike. And of great interest, no matter which type of mortgage program it's utilized in ... Conventional or FHA (Federal Housing Adminis...
Sexy-Free Search Engine Optimization
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Sexy-Free Search Engine OptimizationSearch engine optimization (SEO) is not a sexy topic. It can be downright boring and confusing. Whatever "position" you take, a lot of it has to do with SEO terminology. If you understand what the basic terminology means, it will help you gain a fuller understa...
Commenting Based on Titles..Are You Guilty of Such Thing?
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Commenting Based on Titles..Are You Guilty of Such Thing?I received a text message from a friend of mine today that read; “I see today was an upside down kind of day”My response- “?????”My friend saw a picture on Facebook which was taken by a friend months ago attempting a headstand. My instructo...
Wordless Wednesday: A Stone Sculpture Exhibit in Carlsbad
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Stone Sculptures in Carlsbad I wrote a post back in May about creating your own rock sculptures in Carlsbad. These artistic endeavors have been common at Cardiff State Beach but I hadn't seen any until a few months ago in Carlsbad. At the time I stopped by for some photos while out walking. But s...
Buyers...Put skin in the game when making an offer in a sellers market
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Buyers... Put some skin in the game when making an offer in a seller’s market!A home is found...you love it! An offer needs to be written to win in a bidding war…. Advice to my buyers is always….put some skin in the game if you want to make it your new home! Be aggressive in pricing...review the ...
Has Active Rain turned into a waste of time?
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
As I sat here working on my blog, a buyer agent from another company walks in. She looks at my screen and blurts out "So happy to see you wasting time on your computer." Wasting time I reply, I am on Active Rain. "You play your computer games" and that leaves more customers for me" she replies an...
The 5 Fundamentals of Working by Referral
By Buffini & Company
(Buffini & Company)
By Brian Buffini One thing I’ve learned in my more than 20 years in the real estate industry is the basics never go out of style. While there may be more gadgets and apps available now than ever before—ones that tend to overpromise and under-deliver—at the end of the day, it’s the daily connectio...
Ask An Ambassador: An Engineer's View Of Points & Talking Frogs
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
"...but a talking frog, now THAT is cool!"It's no secret, I'm a dual career engineer/real estate agent. The folks at Gallup came up with their take on personality traits and it's called Strengths Finder 2.0. I take the test that comes along with the book and the assessment determines out of 34 ...
Old Methods Are Sometimes The Best Methods
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Our greatest success in promoting our business involved establishing our brand. When Mary & I decided to work together back in 1998, we had a picture taken of the two of us together. It was one of those standard couple head shots, and it was, simply stated, terrible as branding. It was boring, un...
You Don't Worry Until I tell You To
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
You Don't Worry Until I tell You ToI am working with a couple that are trying to buy their first home. A expected there are a lot of questions and with each answer additional questions arise. It's understandable that they would be concerned, but with the process of buying a home, anticipating a ...
My Condo Is a Bidding War Zone - What' My Strategy?
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Your condo went on the market and there are several sets of buyers who want it. Their agents have contacted your agent, and it's time for the offers to come flowing in. What's the best strategy for picking the "best" offer for you? Here are some suggestions: Don't get greedy! There is an old ...
Photos Increase Readership: Get the Picture?
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
One of the oldest forms of communication is sharing pictures. If you want your blog to actually be read by humans, not just crawling Internet robots, start your posts with great photos. Let your primary photo convey the overarching theme of your post. It is a well known fact that communicating ...
But is it mold?
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
It is very common to find dark staining and dirt on window frames whether those window frames are metal or wood or vinyl. Generally they can be cleaned with soap and water and a little vinegar. But what if you are concerned it might be mold?While there is plenty of confusion, myth and misinform...
WHEN IS A HOUSE NEW - BUT IT REALLY ISN'T NEW
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
©Written by Patricia Feager, 9/26/2016 When a Seller decides to move, the house isn’t new anymore; but to a new Buyer, the house is new. Expectations can be different, depending on who’s the Buyer; and who’s the Seller. Most Buyers and Sellers are cooperative, but there can be some who are more ...
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