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By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 39
I consider referrals a blessing! A colleague of mine called and said someone she worked with in the past just referred a $700,000 buyer from CA! The buyer is in need of utilizing her 1031 exchange. She lost out on 5 homes in CA last week! Frustrated and angry she flew into Austin today and I’m su...

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 53
"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 o...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 26
The Right Way to Refer      Real Estate is local.  There's a lot of truth to that, and because of that fact, the real estate industry has a lot of opportunities for professionals to refer clients, family, and friends to those outside of their local area of expertise.  Clients relocate.  They choo...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 60
There are many new agents entering the real estate business, and the first question asked is how do I find business without spending any money?  Talk can be cheap, but it can also be “Free.”There are many ways to find business without spending any money.  One method of prospecting without spendin...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 22
5 Tips Selling Your Phoenix Home Selling your Phoenix Area home can be emotional roller coaster if you're not prepared in advance. Perhaps you've lived in your home for many years, raised your family and have many happy memories of your home. It's not so easy to let go of those memories, is it?  ...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 24
I've been in one of those "hair on fire" periods in business where it's early mornings and late nights. I love the business, but it does wear you down. The one thing that has come out of being on the run constantly is I've interacted with a lot of people, and that brings me to my topic. People.Pe...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 13
Why Winging It Isn't Cutting It Anymore! I have worked with hundreds of agents who all have their own style, their own personality and their own unique way of doing things. This is exactly what makes our real estate industry so special, we have a melting pot of diverse and interesting agents. Ma...

By An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 19
Vetting Agents for Client Referrals ~ The Integrity Way Vet: 1) Make a careful and critical examination2) Investigate (someone) thoroughly, especially in order to insure that they are suitable for a job requiring secrecy, loyalty or trustworthiness.  Yep, that's what I do.  When it's time to refe...

By An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 21
Six Reasons to Blog that May Surprise You First let me clarify.  By blog, I mean "write an article", something more than just posting your listings or copying and pasting information from your listing or any other source...  By blog, I mean sitting at your computer or tablet or phone even and wri...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 37
Real Estate Agents Giving Sellers False Hope On Market ValueInventory in many areas is low – extremely low, in some locations even historically low. Real Estate agents telling sellers that they can sell their home at an unrealistic price just to win the listing is nothing new but, it becomes more...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 23
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Sometimes our emotions get the better of us and we say or do something we regret. It is no different online. In fact it may be easier to go off the rails when our rant is via the keyboard and not face to face. I watched an acquaintance implode online this week and it wi...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 23
Reblogs Can Help You and the Original AuthorDo you know what a reblog is? It is sharing a post that another member that was written and posted on another members blog. You do this by using the reblog feature button that is under the written post. The ActiveRain network allows you to this if the m...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 58
 Win The Day With A Can-Do Approach  As much as I like to tackle current events, I also like to mix it up a bit with self-improvement stuff, too! One of the best ways we can separate from the pack and stand out is through the service we provide. And let’s face it – without the proper mindset, you...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 32
YouTube Thursdays -  Be sure to Subscribe to our group -   Do you have the pulse of your community niche(s)?  You should.  Video is a great vessel for owning a marketplace. Schools, major employers, restaurants, parks, neighborhoods, businesses, and people come to life via videos.  The benefits o...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 48
If you have followed our blogs, you probably are aware that besides creating brands and brand strategy for our real estate clients, we study brands day in and day out.  One of the best areas to examine brands is in the wine industry.  Competition in the global wine industry is even fiercer than i...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 21
   Very coincidentally....we had a referral to place immediately after hearing/reading Debbie Reynolds  referral contest.  We are fortunate to receive referrals every month from a variety of sources.  The information was very simple...though there was more to be explained to the respondents we we...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 86
In my current life, referrals matter more than ever before because it is the part of the business I focus most on. That said, it has always been important to insure that referrals made are real, and that spending time making the right connection is crucial to insuring success. To that end it alwa...

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 63
"It takes hands to build a house and hearts to build a home."Recent discussions about single property websites here on AR got me to reminiscing about a blog I created for some new clients back in 2006.  Wayne and Susan lived in the Seattle area and planned to have their dream home built in Wenatc...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
Comments 44
The first thing I ever "sold" was as a door-to-door 13-year old selling Current stationery to my neighbors, because I loved it and could get it for a better price if I had others' orders as well. My genuine enthusiasm for their stationery won over my neighbors and I did pretty well at my first "j...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 50
It's a brave new world, for those of you who were unaware.I learned, from my daughter, that most people who are younger than I am (and that covers MOST people, these days) will turn to the internet when considering whether to hire you, or not.They'll conduct a Google-search.  Searching the intern...