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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 34
 In a time-starved world you only have a Nano-second to capture the attention of your target market and make an indelible, favorable impression about your brand. The first impression must convey the distillation of your marketing message, a message that immediately distinguishes you from your com...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 31
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Recently, Facebook updated its ad reporting and I have been pleasantly surprised how easy to use and insightful it is. If you run ad campaigns you can quickly review your click-thru rates as well as your page interactions, all from the Ads Manager. It works Rainers so g...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 20
Tick Checking, an Important Job that can be FunThough ticks are around throughout the year, we are now in the hieght of Tick Season in this part of the country.You don’t have to go anywhere near the woods to be found by a wood tick or a deer tick.  We find most of them are lurking in the grass be...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 22
How You Treat Your Customers “Treat your customers like lifetime partners.” Michael LeBount American Business Author,Former Management Professor at the University of New Orleans  As I see it . . . . . . .How you treat your customers How you treat your customers . . . . will become the foundation ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 32
 Staging FAQ’s-Is There Anything I Should Do Before My Staging Consultation? One of the questions I’m often asked by agents and sellers is what they should do before the consultation. If you stop to think about it, you’re about to allow a stranger into your home to possibly tell you things you ma...

By Brenda J. Andrew, Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX
Comments 49
If you are looking to buy a house, then DON'T DO THIS!!! Make a Car Purchase Or Lease  (Small Print - It looks good and inticing, but don't do it!!!) This message is for ALL of the BUYERS out there.  It doesn't matter if you are a Doctor making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, or if you a...

By Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP
(Keller Williams Partners)
Comments 42
Was going through my database today and checked a property in which I was competing with another agent in the area.  The other agent told the sellers they could get more than the price they wanted for their home.  I gave them what I believed was the price range a buyer in the current market would...

By Kevin Vitali, Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers
(EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales)
Comments 51
I recently wrote a post over on my main blog on how using a drone for aerial stills and video can provide enhanced marketing for our home sellers. Aerial views, for now, offer a unique view to capture a home buyers attention.  The newness and novelty alone will draw in home buyers. The other thin...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 39
When we bought our home it came with a free standing wood burning fireplace on a raised tile hearth.  That hearth was a real toe buster!  Every now and then one of us would misjudge our step and OUCH!!  We didn't use it because of concern for our pets.  While we have a near endless source of fire...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 48
If you're searching for a new home, odds are you've been using one of the big on-line search sites. And it's likely that you have seen a home you really liked, but when you asked your agent to show them to you, he told you that it was either already under contract or sold. And this has probably h...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 60
 Should I Rent or Should I Buy?This is a good question and many home buyers ask this when they move to Clarksville, TN. You see Clarksville is a military town and the Army can be very unpredictable and move soldiers around much sooner than was planned. Even with being told the job is going to las...

By Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP
(Keller Williams Partners)
Comments 15
On June 8 Florida officially entered the hurricane season. There have been many storms in the past few weeks and it only takes one hurricane to completely disrupt our lives. Follow these tips to keep your condo safe while away. 1. Leave an emergency set of keys with the management office. (make s...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 56
It is no secret, nor is it unusual, for Real Estate Professionals to encounter clients selling homes, who often remind folks of the movie, "War of the Roses."  Often the reason for selling involves divorcing couples looking to separate their lives, while also realizing living apart before the hom...

By Diana White-Pettis, GRI, CDPE, CNE, Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale
(Exit Bennett Realty )
Comments 34
Sellers, What Makes Your Neighborhood Great?When potential buyers view your home, they are just as interested in the surrounding area as they are in the property itself. So, before putting your home on the market, it's worth thinking about your neighborhood and its key characteristics.Here's a go...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 30
 Anybody can take title to a home when buying. Rick and Morty could take title to a home. It's the home selling that can get people into hot water. You've got to be a real entity and you've got to have your wits about you to sell a home in Sacramento. Sellers who are incapacitated are not legally...

By Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward
(The K Company)
Comments 42
 My main three reasons on why the rain is refreshing for me: 1.  I love reading and seeing so many wonderful posts.  Sometimes I see some not so wonderful posts on the Rain.  I don’t bash anyone on their thoughts.  That’s just it-their thoughts.  I would love to sit down and read all the posts th...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 56
On Luxury.  And Vodka.  More Sunday Random Thoughts.    You know ActiveRain is a place where real estate ideas, information and concepts are shared.    And then there are random this.  Seemingly without rhyme.  Or reason.  Maybe mere ramblings some may say. And they may be right. ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 62
In life there are always compromises. In business I call these things reconciliations because we do the best we can to bring two or more unlike things together, and then move on as best we can. There are always things I am unable to reconcile, but when I concentrate and focus on what I can do the...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 41
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  June 4 - June 10, 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 it c...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 43
 It has been a wonderfully busy week with showings, offers, new listing appointments, answering buyer and seller questions, counseling, hand holding, talking a buyer out of a particular property, talking a seller into waiting to sell their home plus a very smooth settlement that I would like to s...