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By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 55
I'm sitting here at my office with tears running down my face.  5 years and 6 months ago today was the first time I picked up the phone and dialed Liz.  I know we were on the phone for a couple of hours.  I'm just heartbroken to read her daughter's post today about her passing.  If you didn't get...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 33
It's Tuesday, and it's a "normal" week so returning to our regularly scheduled AAA schedule. Anyone that has known us in the Rain knows there's one thing they can count on:  We WILL have a new post every day.  If we didn't show up I suspect there might be a missing persons call made to Bob Stewar...

By Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee Real Estate Coaching & Consulting
Comments 24
As featured in REALTOR Mag Have you ever worried, “We are being replaced” as you examine the technological changes and advances of each new year. Yes, times are changing. Interestingly, that has not eliminated the need for expert help. The National Association of REALTOR® (NAR) thirty-fifth editi...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Comments 39
I read a post from  Wanda Kubat-Nerdin  “Their Not your friends” awhile back and it’s been gnawing at me. I’ve heard other agents commenting to beware of other agents for various reasons and one is they will steal your clients! Even our beloved Lenn Harley touted other Realtors are not your frien...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 61
A day in the life of a Beverly Hills, CA Realtor! This post was inspired by numerous threads on Active Rain, where we were bragging to our fellow Realtors how much we love our career, because we can make our own time.  How we can do things when we want to, rather than when we must. Most of you wh...

By Kevin Vitali, Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers
(EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales)
Comments 89
 I have learned the hard way over the years, that good post graphics with your blog posts increases click thrus and sharing.For many years I wrote great content.  I would spend all this time writing relevant content for my real estate blog... then sharing on social media.  Results were less than ...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 75
One aspect of Home Staging that many sellers don't fully understand is "first impression". You have heard it and read it time and time again....You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression.  It's been said millions of times, so often that it's become background noise. It's like "...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 30
Do you know a good leader when you see one? Choosing leaders for your real estate teams is the first step to creating a high performing team.  The selection of  a leader with the correct  leadership traits depends on understanding your environment.  And the environment such as type of organizatio...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 48
Selling Real Estate Makes Me The Luckiest Person In the World I just love what I do . Way back when I took a vocational guidance test and it came up Real Estate . Silly me I looked in the newspaper answered an ad and was hired , All I had to do was take Real Estate courses and pass the exams . We...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
Comments 47
I am celebrating the anniversary of my Blogging start on ActiveRain. Like so many in those early days, it was  a big move as blogging was so new to agents and the impact it would have on our business had yet to be proven.It was early in the day of Feb 19, 2008 when I received a call from a loan o...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 12- February 18, 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!  ...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 43
An open letter to myself to stay focused on the fundamentals... Dear TJ,Sometimes you suffer from "shiny object syndrome". You just get bored and want to try something new. You are a Free Spirit and routines are boring and shiny objects and new tools are momentarily distracting and even inspires ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 91
New Agents Words of Wisdom for Getting Started in Real Estate These are some nuggets I shared with new real estate students. I wish somebody had told me these when I was getting started.  Your income potential doesn’t have a ceiling. It’s yours for the taking. Hard work doesn’t stop at a 40 hour ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 52
 We got an email...quite unexpectedly from a "by chance"....meeting with someone we did not know. (Who would think visiting someone in the hospital would mean a listing from an ambulance driver ?!)     Off we went ....two children and one on the way meant a larger house was in their future and t...

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 30
"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 WilliamsHere are this week's selection of posts for our Second Chance Saturday:Blog Post Topics That Keep On Giving...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
Comments 49
I Could See That That Buyer Was Not QualifiedI had shown some higher valued properties to a buyer couple and as I often the case, I left behind my business card with the words Thank you written on it. About n hour later I received an angry call and the caller was screaming at me for taking them o...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 58
Buyers with Agents, But No RepresentationWhen someone is looking to buy or sell a home, usually the first person they go to is an agent that helped them previously.  If they have never bought or sold before, maybe they reach out to friends and family for a recommendation.  Or, they can look to th...

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 33
Earlier this week I saw a question that asked "what is your most popular post?" I saw a lot of people that I respect a lot who said I don't have time to look for that, who cares, what does it matter etc. Well I thought I might talk about why it matters, at least to me.First, defining popular post...
"Local and targeted content should be your foundation to online real estate marketing success"  -  postAprop.com Realtors have access to important information that can educate interested buyers and sellers.  Posting this information online in an interesting and easy-to-consume format can intrigue...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Comments 20
Not Your Grandfather's Stated Income Loan Stated income.  No other phrase in the realm of home lending evokes as many good and bad memories, does it?  For some --- mostly loan originators who wore an ethical stripe of a different color --- the days of the liar loans are fondly remembered as "the ...
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