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Lead follow up - Persistence Is The Key
By Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate, 26 years experience -Residential Real Estate Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner)
Research shows that timely follow-up and persistence will increase your chances of turning a lead into a client. Some leads take over a year to come around, which makes it easy to give up before that time and lose that customer before they can become a client.It is imperative that you stay in tou...
Location Location Location - How Does it Affect Home Value?
By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Of course location affects home value! We all know that. But I'm wondering how much in terms of actual dollars and cents. When you buy a home in a compromised location (i.e. busy street, across from commercial buildings) you know you bought at a discount. There are homes in Winnetka, Wilmette,...
A Dozen Reasons Real Estate Agents Love to Work With Certain Buyers
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Cooperative Buyers Have Real Estate Agents that Love ThemIt's Valentine's Day Week and there is talk about what to get that special someone. What comes to mind are those special home buyers and the attributes that make them so endearing and enjoyable to work with.We that are in the real estate bu...
Ask An Ambassador: My Client Said He'd Knock Me Out!
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
You may think my blogging world is turned upside down. After all, aren't my AAA posts on TUESDAYS??? (yes, normally) And WHY would my client be promising to knock me out? Just how bad did that transaction get??Well, those that follow me know that I blog with a purpose, and here it is:You need a...
Single Women: The Substantial (and Overlooked) Home-buying Demographic
By Cody Carmen, Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools
(Adhi Schools, LLC)
Your intuition can probably tell you that married couples are the largest home-buying demographic. It makes sense: between family and financial goals and the purchasing power of two people, married couples have both the incentive and the means to purchase homes. But married couples are not the on...
Digital Immigrants vs Digital Natives
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
©by Patricia Feager, 2/13/2017 Digital Immigrants are people who grew up in a world where there were no smartphones, and students carried schoolbags filled with heavy textbooks that needed to be purchased. Although many people around 40 years old and up adapted to technology because of video game...
Serious Home Sellers Are Serious About Marketing
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Serious sellers understand the importance of marketing. Strategic marketing is key to any sales business. Real estate is no exception.When you list a house for sale you are placing a product on the market, and your product will sell at it's highest price only...if buyers feel it's priced fairly,i...
Ever hear of the old Call the police on the Realtor trick?
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
You said you wanted some excitement? I Show up at a new listing. Home is vacant. I walk around this Manchester NH area home taking picture of the outside. I trudge through the near 2 feet of snow to the door, unlock the lockbox and go inside. I walk through the home, taking pictures of every roo...
HAVE YOU ASKED "HOW AM I DOING?"
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
“How am I doing?” Those of you living in New York City might remember when Mayor Koch used to ask his constituents that question. Asking that question with your business is very powerful because it tells your staff and your clients that they matter.That they matter is an understatement. First of ...
Love and passion hasn't cooled me off in real estate
By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
How much time ya got? This could be the longest post in my career. After 16 years as a retail stores owner I embarked on the love of my life at least business wise and over 26 years later the ardor hasn't cooled. Frustrations yes, egos the size of K2 yes, but no one said life is easy and even if ...
My Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings and What You Can Do About Them!
By Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
My Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings & What You Can Do About Them!As a Listing Agent, I am constantly looking at new listings to stay informed about the local markets, compare prices and features as I discuss pricing with my Seller Clients or evaluate them for prospective Buyers.Sometimes, real est...
Nosy Neighbors Spill Your Beans
By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
DISCLOSE, DISCLOSE, DISCLOSEYou're putting your house on the market and filling out the Seller's Property Disclosure that will be given to prospective Buyers. Which items are important for you to disclose?> You had a plumbing leak fixed last year so you don't need to disclose that, right?> You ha...
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 5- February 11, 2017.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 5- February 11, 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! O...
An Alley, A Sitcom, A Well Regarded Institute and a Nobel Prize Winner
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
An Alley, A Sitcom, A Well-Regarded Institute and a Nobel Prize Winner Somewhat Random Sunday Thoughts But There Is A Point “Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler” Albert EinsteinThe Old Pasadena neighborhood offers a more urban lifestyle within steps of well-known sto...
Hey Marco, I'm Enjoying The February Heat Wave!
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm is Minot North Dakota's Real Estate Guru.
(National Marketing Realtors)
Marco Giancola I told you it was going to be a scorcher in Minot ND today!It was a torrid 42 degrees this afternoon so I thought I'd enjoy a cool one on the green grass. I hope I didn't get any unsightly tan lines.I probably should put that beer down however and work out a little more.If you s...
What I love about my job . . .
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
What do I love about my job? Most things, actually. I love the freedom to set my schedule, choose my clients and to employ my skills as an investor, contractor and broker. Those are the simple things, but there are others. I love seeing that home-buyer light up when she finds that "perfect" home ...
Remove Your Broken Zillow Widgets
By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
(Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus)
Last week I received an email notification from ActiveRain that I was "tagged" in a comment on a blog post. It was my friend "Helpful Hannah" and today I received another from Praful Thacker.Unfortunatey, I can't read or see the post because they both have installed Zillow Contact or other Zillow...
Independent San Jose Real Estate Broker Is Not A Job It's An Adventure
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Bill Spear, the man with two jobs, is hosting a contest in February (the month of Love and Romance). Bill's challenge is to write a post about what we love about our job. The term "Job" to me means what I do for someone else in exchange for a wage, salary, and/or benefits such as health insuran...
Ask before you text!
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
This morning I read an Active Rain post filled with impressive statistics about texting.It told how many hours per week the average adult spends texting and said that texts were far more favorably received than emails. It was a promotion for a text-based lead generation service, so perhaps just a...
Own a condo? Do YOU have condo insurance?
By Dennis Swartz, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, MBA...experience counts!
(Rickert Property Management)
Recently a condo owner returned from a week away to find that his condo was flooded, and their ceilings fell in, and lots of personal belongings were ruined. Why you wonder? Well his neighbor, who was no longer living in his unit, had an upstairs supply line to his toilet break and flood both uni...
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