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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 30
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  December 10- December 16, 2017. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person! ...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 27
 Have you ever wondered how many songs there are with the word "home" in the title? We know there are quite a few, but couldn't find a definitive answer when we did a search. Nonetheless, it's easy to understand why songwriters pen lyrics, and titles, paying homage to the place where we feel the ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 28
      When  we talk "around the rain"....and look at the time we spend, the things we learn....there are always things that we wish we could add to the Rain.....not always knowing whether or not they are technologically possible but know that "Active Santa" would want to know the items on the lis...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 35
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always op...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 21
On page 90 of his book "The Odyssey .... Pepsi to Apple" John Sculley who was at the time 38 years old and the President of Pepsi-Cola, gives an account of a meeting he had with Steve Jobs when Jobs was trying to recruit him to come work for Apple.  Sculley quotes what Jobs asked him at their me...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 52
 When I was reading a post by Jeff Dowler  wrote about cookies it was for the contest that Debbie Reynolds asked us to write  what we are thankful for . I told Jeff I would be watching the mail for my cookies .  I had a very busy week last week with closing and if you read my Q&A question had a p...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 12
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~By now you have probably gone through your list of Facebook "things" that either worked well or bombed in 2017. I know I have. For me, there will be increased emphasis on targeted listing ads and less boosts of general articles (although I will be boosting a few specifi...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 21
Updating Your Email CampaignsHave you noticed the change?  Today's email campaigns have become more interactive.  They're more creative and speak in a more personalized tone.  You're seeing more slides, videos, and animations. Updating your email campaigns makes them more interesting.  The person...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
Comments 48
What does retirement mean to you? As much of our population of Boomers ages, this word comes up often in conversations, in both personal friendships as well as with clients. When? Will you?? What do you intend to do IN retirement, i.e., what does the rest of your life hold? The word retire came a...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 40
The Premier Agent Never Called I have a listing and as is the case with all of my listings, it was borrowed by zillow so that they could advertise it on their web site. An interested potential buyer saw my listing on zillow and decided to inquire about it. Instead of contacting me directly, the p...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 52
 If you’ve been on AR for more than a year or two, you realize how many people go into making this platform so special. Everyone who regularly blogs has a special way of giving to the community. One of these members  has gone a step further. Remember when daily someone would ask how to you get a ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 35
    Far too many times with an ear to the marketplace...if it is your own....or you are on an internet forum....you hear/read that an agent just got a listing that is.....name that special area of practice....luxury, short  sale, commercial, relocation, vacant land, new construction, agricultural...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 19
It has been known that I am NADOTA Not a Duplicate of the Average.I used to have fun, calling and sending everything I could find to my sister, when she was alive, a few years ago.After a few days and about 20 pieces of junk mail, she figured out it was me that started this kayo.Well someone sign...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 43
Are You Memorable? A marketing email I got yesterday, and still haven’t read, asked this question. It started me thinking. Of course I want to be memorable, don’t you? And in a positive way, not because of doing a bad job during the transaction. There are abundant opportunities to become memorabl...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 70
Home Seller Tips - Buyers Buy with Their Senses - Including Auditory I find that some of the best tidbits in our business come from our clients. As an education junkie, I love learning those priceless tips in class. However, when you hear it from the buyers and sellers who are in 'boots-on-the-gr...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 39
Since it's that time of year for decorating our homes for the season, I thought I would share some of my favorite past Christmas tips and ideas for decking the halls. Whenever possible I use what I have on hand to create holiday decor. Tree branches are a really easy resource for Christmas decora...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 43
Developing a great sales team starts with communicating clear vision and values and seeing that each member shares the values and is on the same page.    Once aligned a leader inspires those on the team to be the very best they can be.  Remember that not every person is the same but a diversity o...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
Comments 48
After reading Bill and Liz Spear's "epic post" about titles and what gets the google juices flowing, it made me think of these three iconic figures as examples.  Do you want sexy?ORDo you want ethical?ORDo you want to educate and  decorate?  Maybe all four!  To explain, you can have titles filled...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 30
Many years ago, I had a friend who gave me a lot of headaches over my difficulty receiving gifts. It's not that I didn't like gifts, but if someone offered something to me, I would always say, "Oh, that's OK. I'm doing fine." The reality could have been much different, but I was one of those peop...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 37
I just couldn't wait to grow older, and not have to go to bed so early.  I was so certain that so many exciting things happened after I was sent to bed.. I could hear my parents laughing downstairs.  No fair.I couldn't wait to grow older, to get my driver's license.  C'mon, driving around in a li...
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