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By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 27
Get Off the Fence“It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.”Jim Rohn 1930 – 2009, American Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational Speaker  As I see it . . . . . . .Get off the fence When there’s ...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 18
Do You Have a Plan If You Get a Mandatory Evacuation OrderBe PreparedThis week while I was away at a Women's Council of Realtors Conference in Northern California, my husband was at home with our two dogs.He got a knock on the door at noon and when he opened the door, it was a Deputy Sheriff lett...
By Carra Riley
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
Comments 12
Right sizing and Margaret Rome's Radio Show!  Setting the ball up and hitting it out of the park in Real Estate is what Margaret Rome does with her "Everything About Real Estate" radio show, Sunday mornings at noon EST on WCBM talkradio 680 in Baltimore, Maryland.This week Margaret had a guest fr...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 72
Yesterday I Joined a New ClubIt has been customary at ActiveRain when a member reaches a significant number of points, that said member writes some sort of milestone post.  It’s a bit like standing up at your retirement party and thanking everyone.  Or perhaps it’s like winning the Oscar or Emmy ...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 24
Communication is More than KeyCommunication is Everything in Customer SatisfactionProcess. Process. Who’s Got a Process?   I am primarily a listing agent focused on listing San Jose Homes for sale. I firmly believe that a fine tuned process-driven business will create happy and satisfied clients....
By Nicholas Scalice, Inbound Marketing Consultant
Comments 15
 Let’s face it. You’re busy. You have a real estate business to run. The last thing on your mind is sitting in front of a computer and writing another blog post or article for your website. Yet at the same time, you know you need to do it. You know how important it is to produce content on a regu...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 39
Reading the Buying Signs, The KissAgents know that words alone don't tell the whole story and you have to watch how a buyer reacts to a house to see if that is may be the home for them. Body language is a strong indicator as to whether the buyer is in tune with a property or not or whether it is ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 26
It's a gorgeous Sunday morning and a perfect day for an Open House!  But before I put curls in my hair and get ready for prime time, I wanted to share the favorite posts from last week's reads:Is Your Blog Grammatically Attractive to Your Target Market? Ron and Alexandra Seigel:  Clean it up!Come...
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-October 4 to October 10, 2015 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 Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
Comments 60
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 28
Contests and Challenges - How Do I Enter?  Why Should I Enter?Most months here on ActiveRain there is some sort of contest or challenge.  Bloggers can participate, earn bonus points, and more important, probably learn a lot in the process.So the first question is how do you participate?   To find...
By Michelle Spalding
(Transaction Management Consultants)
Comments 14
It has been said that we can always find the time for what is important to us. Yet with a busy real estate business this can often be challenging. So many agents I’ve met over the years are struggling to find the time for things other than work, or to find the time to do more of the things they a...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 35
 Paper, Paper....Put It On Paper Once the short sales and foreclosures started to happen in our market, people were forced to find other ways to house their family. Of course renting was the most common, but we have also seen the rise of lease-option contracts. I'm going to say this loudly...I wo...
By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making Real Estate EZ - REMAX
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Comments 27
Horror VacuiThere’s a poisonous trait plaguing the marketing community, and the designers we, as real estate agents, engage to deliver marketing experiences to customers. It’s called Horror Vacui, and when it comes to conversion, it’s genuinely terrifying. Horror Vacui is Latin for a fear of empt...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 14
The Final Walk - Through. Selling / Buying a Home Idabel OK 74745 The Final Walk - Through Prior to Closing the Transaction, Sale, Purchase, Buy of your home in Idabel Oklahoma should be performed during the 24 hour period immediately prior to the actual closing event.   If there were repairs or ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 31
At the end of last month I posted a blog titled "What Can Trigger A New Closing Disclosure And Waiting Period" One of the Member who commented on the blog was Fred Cope  who suggested I "consider doing a post detailing items that impact APR" since an increase in the APR of .125% is one of the rea...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 28
I recently read a post by Jon Zolsky about the topics. He brings up a great point about that I believe needs to be addressed.  Bob Stewart weighed in that some people don't tend to think about what goes where when picking a topic.  So I'd like to talk about the topics a bit and ask your opinion o...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 42
Over the last couple of months, we've all seen a lot of positive changes at ActiveRain. I recently discovered a new one that's been going on for a little while without fanfare, but is very helpful to us. One evening last week, as I logged in to Twitter for my nightly dose of laughs*, I was surpri...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 21
 MUSINGS 10/9/2015by Patricia Feager Dear Newbies,As you begin your Blog on ActiveRain, I want to welcome you and thank you for being a part of this AR Community. For me, it has been a period of growth, opportunity, and friendship with exceptional talent in every corner of the United States and b...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 25
The best advice I received as a newbie agent came from my father.  No, dear ol' dad was not a real estate agent, he was an insurance agent.  He didn't give me real estate advice, he gave me BUSINESS ADVICE, watch your money and SAVE EVERY RECEIPT.I want to talk to about the LEAST DISCUSSED ASPECT...