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By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 19
Use That Reset Button and Start Fresh..I was fortunate to read couple of Facebook posts, spoke to a long-time real estate agent and listened to a real estate coach within the past week or so and each one said the same thing;“You need a large database to be successful”Unfortunately, this is not po...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
Comments 36
Just letting everyone know that commenting and your ability to post a blog have been restored!!Big thanks to our developers for jumping in and fixing things as quick as possible!
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 30
Most people buy homes based on their emotions and then justify their choices with logic. To be a successful real estate professional in your area it is essential that you are able to romanticize your marketplace by succinctly conveying these emotional reasons to buy.  Apart from the home itself, ...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 31
There's no earthly way of knowing, which direction they are going, or which way the river's flowing, is it raining, is it snowing, Is a hurricane a-blowing? The best sing-songy quote of Gene Wilder's, in my memory.  C'mon, you can all hear it in your mind's eye.... er, mind's ear.Gene Wilder had ...
By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
Comments 11
WHAT IS THE IOT?The Internet of Things has been an Industry buzzword in the technology sector for many years now. However, it is just finding its way into the mainstream of terminology of new homes.  For many, they still haven’t even heard of the IoT (Internet of Things). What is it anyway? Basic...
By ActiveRain Podcast, ActiveRain 'Insights For Success' Podcast
Comments 11
In our most recent podcast, We were joined by CJ Hays with AgentRepution.In this podcast, we dive into: How agents can get their clients to review them What sites should you focus on when getting reviews How reviews can enhance your existing marketing (hint: people are googling you ALL THE TIME a...
By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 69
When it comes to walking through a business transaction, I have found that there are two types of people...                                                Those that seem to                             'Over-Complicate Everything'                                         and those that            ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 30
 As a Home Stager I mention first impression a lot. It's an aspect of real estate that most agents and sellers are well aware of...."You never get a second chance at making a great first impression"When speaking about first impression, people are usually referring to mls pictures online, curb app...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(RE/MAX Excalibur,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
Comments 23
My phone rang and it was a client from another state.  I'd helped this client buy a retirement home for his parents here in Peoria.  They are all very nice people and I enjoyed helping them.  Seeing their satisfied grins and exchanges when the sale was complete was a great feeling. So it was a co...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 32
As real estate agents we work with facts, opinions and what we think are facts, but might not be.The house has four bedrooms. least usually...don't get me started on that firetrap in the basement with the small window the listing agent called a bedroom.Your home should sell for X dolla...
By Ken Jones, There's no substitute for Experience.
(Kenneth J. Jones, Commercial Real Estate Services)
Comments 22
Being both a real estate broker and an appraiser, I'm often asked by other agents, homeowners and other appraisers, "What's the difference between a CMA and an appraisal?"As a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, and having written and instructed both pre-licensing courses and post-lice...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 46
The Headline...."Real estate agent reportedly lets in jewel thieves during open house; $150,000 in loot stolen"I read the above article on the Foxnews website this morning and several things came to mind.  The first...Glad it wasn't me! The headline makes it sound like the agent was almost a will...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(RE/MAX Excalibur,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
Comments 40
Without fail we read about new products and services in our industry.  Whether it's a new app, a new gadget or a new method of working our business, there is always something new to read about and it happens constantly.  Whether you're new in the business or have been in business for decades, new...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 46
How to Jump Back In to Active Rain      Monday Motivation, the Weekly Forecast, "Wednesday on the Hump", Friday Market Wraps - for a while, I was on fire here in the rain.  Hell bent on hitting the 500k point mark - and doing so before Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert ; ) - I was spitting...
By Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience
( Associate Broker, Real Living --Reserve, REALTORS®)
Comments 19
  Property owners today have resources at their fingertips to help them determine the value of their property. Right? Yes, but if you want to understand the MARKET value of your property, be very careful which valuation tools you trust. The sites that create automatic values for residential real ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 58
      Each of us moves forward because of our competitive nature.  Whether we want to admit it or not, we are always cognizant of those who are around us.  We are watching them just as they are watching us.  One does not need to be a seasoned agent to be competitive.  We can create our own compet...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 49
Your words, no matter how eloquent, will probably not by themselves convey your message. Communication is a two-way process and it is more than just words. Effective communication involves feelings, connections, and other nonverbal signals. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best. “What you do speaks so...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 57
You Suck as a Salesman - New Agent Advice!Sadly, this is a true story!  I can laugh about it now but, when it happened, I went through many sleepless nights!  I shared it on one of Barbara Todaro's posts and she encouraged me to post my own blog about it for more exposure than merely a comment!  ...
By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Comments 47
Creative closing gift your clients will love! I am always on the look out for cool, thoughtful, and creative closing gifts for my clients.  I want to give them something that will remind them of me, show them how much I appreciate their business, relates to their new home or sale of their home, a...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 82
What’s the Best Way to Contact Expired Listings Without Being Intrusive and Rude?“List to Last”....I’m sure you’ve heard this before. How do you get listings? This is even more challenging for newer agents or for those who had to take some time off and been out of touch for some time.Going after ...