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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 101
Selling a house requires quality photos of both the interior and exterior of a property.The majority of today's buyers start their home search looking at mls photos online.There have been a lot of articles and blog posts written regarding the value of quality photos.This post will not be one of t...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 43
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  October 8- October 14, 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!  Or...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 40
Focus on the Details Every real estate professional knows that the success of every transaction requires great attention to the details. Many of us have polished our skills with thousands of transactions.Some of us do forget to pay attention to the details of the quality of our lives and the deta...

By Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 28
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Harstine Island, Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerOne's destination is never a place; but a new way of seeing things! Henry MillerTo find out how much your Harstine Island, Washington house is worth, click HERE!Paul S. Henderson...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 69
Are you a János Háry Realtor in real life or just on the internet?You must be thinking what on earth is Endre Barath, a Beverly Hills Realtor talking about with a headline like that? Please bear with me as I give you a little Hungarian folklore and music history.There exists a folklore about a Hu...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 128
The Best Way to Destroy Your Reputation...Oh, I'm sure everyone has their opinion of real estate agents and particularly, those characteristics that bring our profession's reputation down to one of the least respected of all professions.  My biggest beef with my peers is poor communication. I use...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 35
We returned to Jupiter last Friday and took our first ocean walk on Saturday morning. We had left the Wednesday before Irma and wanted to see what everything looked like. We saw a lot of wind damage and in combination with the Harvest moon the tide was bringing in powerful waves to a beach that w...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
Comments 54
I am still fine and in my Yountville home but things are getting scary. Fire is at the crest of the Hill above Mondavi Winery and they have issued an advisory evacuation alert for that area but the Town as of 7:30 am this morning said things are still ok here. The fire is about 1.5 miles away but...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 36
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Facebook will be rolling out a new feature soon that gives you a closer look at your friend's friends...I imagine the intent is to make it easier for them to become your friends too. Add that with their "Discover People" feature that rolled out earlier this year (aimed ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 38
A big thank you to everybody who sent their prayers and love my way.  The power in my neighborhood came on this evening at about 7pm just as I was getting all the candles and lanterns lit.  We've been without power since early Monday morning.  I threw out most of the refrigerator stuff out Wednes...

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)
Comments 30
  2017 - Safety Tips for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters & Family Pets Halloween and Trick-or-Treating is supposed to be lots of fun ... And scarrrrrryyyyyy!  Outlandish costumes.  Free candy.  Parties.  Trick-or-Treating with friends.   It's the perfect holiday for kids ... right? But danger and dan...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 41
The Feeling that Comes After a Contract is AcceptedIt doesn't happen every time after a contract is accepted but does happen every so often. The buyers seems so excited about the home they chose and were elated when the offer was accepted.Now a few days have passed and attitudes have changed. The...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 49
Are You So Focused On The Process, You’re Forgetting The Goal?Last week Larry spent several hard days working on the top to our convertible. He could have taken it to someone who does this all of the time but like many men I know, he’d rather have a root canal than trust his car to a dealership o...

By Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH
( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., )
Comments 54
 I look forward to Foliage season every year... I'm extremely lucky to have this beautiful subject matter close by and at the ready to shoot.  Rte 112 known at the Kancamugus scenic highway offers some of the most stunning vistas in the Northeast. again as luck would have it my real estate office...

By Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming
(Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming)
Comments 54
Held Hostage by Emotional Support Animals, How Far Will It Go?! Let's get real about ESA - Emotional Support Animals.  Everyone and their dog (ha ha, I'm hilarious, I know!) has one anymore.  They are everywhere - planes, apartments, stores, Dr. offices, etc.  You name the place - someone will ha...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 25
by Patricia Feager, 2017  NEW CONSTRUCTIONAs the trend of low inventory and choice selections of older homes continues in Flower Mound, buyers may want to consider new construction. Buying new is a completely different process than buying pre-existing homes. There are advantages and disadvantages...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 27
"Hello, My name is Waldo."Okay, it's not, but if you're a real estate agent doesn't it sometimes feel like you're the Waldo in a crowd of thousands and you're hoping that home buyers and sellers will find YOU instead of your competition?I don't know the latest total count of agents in our direct ...

By CJ Hays, Reputation Marketing & Websites for Realtors
(Agent Reputation)
Comments 29
I was reading posts in the Lab Coat Agents Facebook group and came across a discussion about real estate website designers. One company had mentioned their sites were WordPress which is a good thing. So, if I buy their website, and if I was already familiar with WordPress, then I would assume the...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 96
So I've been watching my ActiveRain point total inch up over the last month or so, as it neared the one million point mark. Yesterday I told my husband I almost reached a million points on ActiveRain, and he looked at me with a big question mark on his face. In explanation, I said, "It doesn't bu...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 34
Nature understand the importance of brand signals in order to thrive. Here is a lesson from orchids. There are more than 25,000 orchid species and over 100,000 hybrids. Each species has a specific flower suited to a particular insect that will fertilize it.   Each type has its own signal to attra...
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