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By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, Connecting Good People w/ the San Diego Lifestyle!
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 30
Do You Suffer From Call Reluctance? Here's 40 Reasons to Call Your Database! The gold in your business is in your database. The sold clients, the active clients, the family, friends, coworkers, businesses you patron and networking partners all have referrals for you. But here's the cold, hard tru...
By Cody Carmen, Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools
(Adhi Schools, LLC)
Comments 6
Homelessness is a serious problem. Despite efforts to curb it—from government housing programs to charitable organizations and shelters—it persists. A recent federal House bill (with bipartisan cosponsorship) has been written that aims to help homeless and formerly homeless students and student v...
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 63
I’m a guy that likes to try stuff out... I’m not usually first, but early and if I hear about an app or a website that looks like it might help me to get things done I’ll try it out. That said, over the past 2 years I’ve downloaded a lot of apps for my iPhone 6 Plus. I tried them out, then later ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 46
Facebook Marketing TipsFacebook has spent a lot of time lately improving their video functionality with new changes taking place again this week. If you use 360 video you will be pleased that Guide and Heatmap are out, with one helping viewers take a guided tour of your video as it plays. The oth...
By Amy Kramer, Realtor serving Austin and surrounding communities
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 61
I've always been intrigued with blogs and especially with those who write them.  The commitment, not to mention how open people are with their lives.  It is a truly authentic way to lead your life and your business.I've decided to start a blog after getting an immersion one afternoon on Active Ra...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 88
  Of course I look forward to engaging and reading your comments on my daily blog posts. What I do not want is your honest opinions on a specific property.    As many of you know, I specialize in unique, unusual  and even hard to sell real estate. They are certainly not for the average buyer and ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 61
You're having your best year ever. The phone is ringing off the hook, everyone wants you. You're headed for the Olympic Gold in your own world. Are you heady with success or heading for disaster? Here are some tips for avoiding mental breakdown, when you have to have every  bit of mental/physical...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 42
This is a very important subject matter to those who are are personally or professionally risking or investing or just plain out purchasing a service or product, large or small and when activated, serves the one who activated it quite well. You see if done correctly, it eliminates error, failings...
By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties Realty)
Comments 50
Why Can't We Move In Early?After an escrow process that resembled more marathon than sprint, closing day is right around the corner. Alexandria, La home buyers will from time to time inquire if early move in is possible. After all, the apartment they were in let them in before the lease date, why...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 63
Editing       As an English major, I've always been accustomed to having my written work edited.  Peer review, professional editing, and even doing a second (or third..or fourth) take myself are all ways I've caught errors, improved works, and put a best foot forward.  In real estate, editing isn...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 69
Have Your Duh-huh Moment Privately! Yesterday I received a call from our sales manager, telling me that I was going to have a good laugh at a call she had just received!  An agent/owner (seller) phoned her absolutely IRATE because "DEEb [my name is pronounced Debbie!] Maxwell, one of your agents,...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
Comments 21
 Each week, we have been interviewing people in the real estate industry and getting them to share their secrets for success for our Insights For Success Podcast. When we do an interview with a real estate agent (a real life practicing agent, who is out in the trenches just like many of you) we u...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 41
A Television and a Refrigeratorwith No Sellers Disclosure!Who Knew?  The Seller Did!I remember long before I entered the Real Estate profession, I found a home For Sale listed in the newspaper. (Remember those?)  I found that, the owner had passed away and left the home to the three adult childre...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 40
The internet is a competitive landscape for real estate bloggers.  We're going up against the big 800 pound gorillas of real estate trying to carve out a piece of the pie adequate to support our business.  It wasn't always that way, and once upon a time if you blogged anything at all you'd probab...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 39
I recently wrote a post titled "Honey, Let's Not Use a Realtor!" and was inspired by a comment left by Karen Feltman to write one more post about FSBO's. No, I don't want to beat a dead horse but I think this is really an AH HA moment. Thank you Karen, your comment spoke volumes to me about a FSB...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 28
Sometimes I sit down to write a blog post and I think my reader might say back to me, "Well DUH!" Statement of the obvious. But bear with me. The coming out of elections thought, elections have consequences, made me think ALSODecisions Have Consequences.Nothing more foremost in the mind in real e...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 32
Home buyers, home sellers, and even agents call me all the time to ask my advice on some real estate matter. These aren’t necessarily homebuyers or home sellers that I am already working with, and these aren’t agents from my own brokerage. These are people who’ve come across my name or heard that...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 136
I have always wanted to be a millionaire and now I have joined that select group on ActiveRain! It has taken me a few years and I took a few years off but then I came back to the Rain and set my eyes on the prize of participation!I joined Active Rain in December 2008 when I wrote a blog about att...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 91
It’s August and You Have No Business in the Pipeline! What’s a Realtor® to Do? Those who currently have listings or working with buyers are in a happy place and keep growing their portfolio while others without any business are scratching their heads and wondering what they could do to make their...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 102
So how is everything going I asked my neighbor, who I have known for 8 years why is he selling his home. I got over the shock of seeing a For Sale sign on his front lawn one day and wondering why he didn't contact me? My wife, using her intuition said he probably owed a favor or had a friend and ...