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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 49
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference."  Reinhold Niebuhr Most of us recognize this.  We've got it hanging in our home, or we know people that do.  It's a snippet from The Serenity Prayer  and under...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 37
 What Are The Rules On Raising The Rent?    Are you renting “or” are you planning on becoming a renter? If so, you should know the rules about rent increases. Those that rent will tell you “rent increases are never fun.” Yet, most renters (when it’s time to renew their lease) have to hold their b...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 66
Here’s What A Normal Day in Real EstateLooks Like For Me This month Donna Foerster has asked us to describe a day or week in our real estate world.   Many of the submitted contest posts I’ve read have written that the word normal doesn’t exist for them in describing a day(or week) in their real e...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 62
How Important is Gift Giving for Real Estate Agents?As real estate agents, it’s important for us to recognize our clients not just once a year but on a regular basis. We all have different methods of giving back to our clients, if we are genuine, our clients know so one method isn’t really better...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 39
Perception Vs Reality When It Comes to Real EstateThere is the perception with many people that real estate agents seldom earn their money and are often overpaid when it comes to selling homes. This perception of agents is drawn from the perceived reality that all we do is drive around in our too...
The building of a new home, remodeling or knocking down an old structure to remodel will result in construction and debris material, also referred to as C&D. C&D material comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be concrete, asphalt from shingles, wood, drywall gypsum, bricks, glass, plastics, paint...
By Carol Williams, "Customized Consulting & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 50
"To know me is to love me."As a real estate agent, it is important in the online arena to use a bio or "About You" page to market your professional expertise and YOU as a person.  It is your introduction to your online visitors.Have you ever been on an online dating site?  I have and when I came ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 51
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 20- November 26, 2016. 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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 48
It was a fun week with a day off to say thanks.  And there was a lot to be thankful for on ActiveRain, including these favorites:Friday's Fotos--Things that Happen at the Lake--Well, You Know the Rest Gayle Rich-Boxman: Now here's a flirtworthy guy!Black Friday & Black Cats Sale in Santa Barbara!...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 82
Nvrwrong - Lesson LearnedA friend of mine, who is married to a surgeon, bought her hubby a personalized license plate years ago, "Nvrwrong."  It took everyone NO time to understand what it meant (NEVER wrong) as we know him well!  We thought it was the funniest plate we had seen around Charlotte!...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 43
Yesterday was a quiet Thanksgiving for us.  Our relatives are all about 7 hours drive away and it's not practical every year to make the journey, so this year we stayed put with a dinner for two.Liz is a very good cook, me?  My idea of cooking is "what do you want me to pick up on the way home?"!...
By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 20
The third annual 'Pay it Forward' challenge will end on midnight - November 30th.  I don't think myself or the "Three Wise Men" will be staying up until midnight on the 30th to read your entries, so get them in now. This is a great opportunity to inspire us for the holiday season. There are many ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 36
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~ All tuckered out after a Thanksgiving feast? Perhaps you are groggy from Black Friday shopping? Maybe the travel, meal prep, too much entertaining, or an overload of clients have got you trying to catch your breath this week? If you are fortunate enough to feel refresh...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 32
Thank You Is NOT Enough For ActiveRain! ------------------------------------------------------When I subscribed to ActiveRain on 24th February 2007,Never did I imagine I would be glued to ActiveRain!-----------------------What was ActiveRain then? Just another blogging platform!Never did I know I...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 38
Debbie Reynolds (the Real Debbie Reynolds) is hosting a 10 Day Thanksgiving Post Challenge. I started the challenge on Day 1 being thankful for my Life. Day 2 being thankful for my Faith. Day 3 being thankful for my Son. Day 4 being thankful for my Health.Day 5 being thankful for my Friends. Day ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 28
An Open Letter To My Coach!Dear Vance( my business coach at Buffini & Company )Thank you for all the time and effort that you have put into coaching me.You taught me two simple, yet profound lessons:1. If I have done it in past, I can do it again.2. If you can do it, I can do it, too.I remember t...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 41
When I joined ActiveRain all those years ago (and it really doesn't seem like it was all that long ago), I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I joined because the market was slow, and I wanted to create a nationwide referral network for myself. I did accomplish that and so much more.Litt...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 108
STOP!  Please Stop 'Selling' My House!How often have you heard those words come out of a Seller's mouth?!  I can honestly say that I've never heard a seller utter those words! Many agents will 'call you off' for scheduled showings immediately following their sellers going under Contract with a bu...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 30
When we bought our current house, we were looking for many things that would add comfort to our life and give us the amenities we sought.  At the time, I was not in the real estate business so the uniqueness of our home has gotten new meaning over the years.Our house has become the focal point fo...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 45
Oh golly gee whiz....we consulted with a....oh surprise...divorcing couple about selling their property.  It was under water through no fault of their own...a nice property but just not commanding the mortgage balance owed.  Both had excellent jobs and retirement accounts that dividing the defici...