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By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 40
The Problem is Not the Problem“Your problem is not your problem. Your attitude - how you handle your problem - is your problem.”John Maxwell, Leadership Expert, Author, Speaker, Minister   As I see it . . . . . . . .The problem is not the problem The problem is not the problem . . . . the real pr...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 44
If ever there was a profession that demands attention to detail, we're in it.We'd better have our eyes wide open and our ears on high alert.Looking and listening for information that will lead to: new knowledge and skills new business new relationships Now our experience has been that ActiveRain ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 53
    ActiveRain guidelines are pretty simple and much like running a business or living your every day life.Do what is right, be honest, make others feel good, offer help when you can, educate yourself  and  make sure to enjoy what you are doing.That kind of sums up the community guidelines.   Act...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 21
FHA announced today that effective on January 27, 2017, the FHA Monthly Insurance Premium (MIP) Will Be Reduced To .55/.60.  MIP factors for LTV's 95% or less will be reduced to .55, and the MIP factors for LTV's greater than 95.01% will be reduced to .60.  This is very encouraging news in the co...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 34
FHA Mortgage Insurance Reduced January 27      HUD has announced that as of January 27, 2017, all FHA loans will be subject to a reduced PMI rate, saving home buyers and home owners potentially thousands of dollars over current rates.      For those with FHA loans set to close prior to 1/27, it w...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 30
by ©Patricia 1/9/2017 Official 2017 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge - Enhance YOUR Personal BestCommunity Guidelines - for this AR Contest my focus is on respect for the Real Estate Community and respect of the ActiveRain Community.  RESPECT FOR THE REAL ESTATE COMMUNITYIn essence, protect the credibili...

By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 50
I help a lot of folks who are moving to central Florida.  Some are familiar with the area and know pretty much what they are seeking in a home and new neighborhood.   But those having little familiarity often have lots of questions.And I try to answer as many questions as possible.Still, there ar...

By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 68
The title comes directly from the Community Guidelines, and it really describes ActiveRain very well. After all where else can you get almost 300,000 people to gather and have them play well together.Something went right with this site from the moment it started. I wasn't around for that. I don't...

By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 41
It's Sunday again, and time to look back over some of ther fun posts from last week.  Here are the ones that jumped out at mePainting with a Twist: Now Open in Kendall - Miami, FL. Lisa Hernandez: This is a fun way to have fun and create great staging props.A legendary story of standards...and fl...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 1- January 7, 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 i...

By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 133
Are you sure you want ME to Show You This House? I'm Not Your Agent!At least a half-dozen times a day, we get calls to schedule a viewing of one of "my" listings. MOST of the time, the listings are are not even my listings!  So, the homes that you, as a Charlotte home buyer, are seeing online, ar...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 75
 Low Cost Fixes for the Kitchen to Make it Look Good and Sell There are many inexpensive things you can do to brighten up a kitchen and make it look more current. Especially when you are ready to sell, you don't want to invest tens of thousands in your kitchen. Some easy, do-it-yourself ways can ...

By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Comments 45
WHAT IS FACEBOOK FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS?Facebook isn't just for friends and family; it's a great resource for growing your business online. What began as a social hangout for friends and family has evolved into a powerhouse for business pages, paid advertising, shops, and more. Here's what...

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 31
"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 WilliamsThere are always so many great posts on ActiveRain, it is impossible to feature all of those who are worthy...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
Comments 46
Official 2017 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge - Enhance YOUR Personal Best CHALLENGE YOURSELF to succeed for YOURSELF!Begins on Sunday, January 8th at 12:01 am PSTEnds on Tuesday, January 31st at 11:59 pm PST ---  Options for Everyone  --   Check out FAQs  Revised Every Day during the Challenge   Every ...

By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Comments 41
Caution - Don’t add the SSL to your website unless your IDX is also SSL compatible!Cheryl Carradini posted a great post on "2017 Changes to SEO with SSL Certificates.  Google Shaming?  No!"It’s a great post on why your website should have SSL.  I bookmarked the page and reminded myself to double ...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Comments 33
Don’t be hesitant about writing your first post in the Rain. Jump Right In! The water is fine in the Rain. The most important thing is letting the others members know that you’re on board, and ready to begin your blogging adventure. Roy Kelly, our top male point contributor in the Rain, recently ...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 36
Social Media is a Contact Sport - How to Stop Lurking and Start EngagingSocial Media Engagement TacticsSocial media is a contact sport.  Lurking in the shadows will not help you score with your followers.  Be proactive with these 8 social media engagement tactics. Engagement is #1 - Comment on yo...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
Comments 20
As you probably already know, Real Estate is not a one man or woman show. It requires a wide facet of skills: marketing, finance, sales, and legal work (just to name a few). We know this industry can be messy, which is why we have provided these 4 Friday Freebies to help you start clean in 2017. ...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Comments 19
  If It Was Easy...   As 2016 drew to a close, two seemingly unrelated events came together for me in the form of an unexpected realization.  First, I did a careful review of my past year's production in order to measure progress, spot trends and recognize where improvement needs to be made.  Sec...
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