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By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 72
The Seller said they wanted to do a "FAVOR" for the Buyer and leave them some paint. What is the problem you ask? Well not really sure the buyer wants a can of paint from 1985? Not to mention there was not just 1 but over 2 dozen cans of assorted paint, some dry as a bone and others leaking like ...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 23
Growing up I was labeled "learning disabled," due to my 'un-normal' pace of reading and understanding math. My method of learning is more kinesthetic, so the typical sitting down in your chair, looking at a blackboard and writing down words or numbers was not cutting it for me.  I attended my ele...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
Comments 24
Wouldn't it be nice to have an unexpected windfall, an influx of cash to spend any way you wish? Perhaps you need to save for a rainy day fund. Or maybe, like me, you just want to cut your expenses.This really happened, and it could happen for you, too.I received a solicitation in the mail to get...
By Pamela Seley, serving Temecula Valley California (951) 491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
Comments 20
An online business card printer that I have been using for awhile lost my business the other day because after I contacted them that their website url was displaying the deadly red cross through it -- they told me their website is fine and to be assured it is safe. Uh-huh. When I see the red cros...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 13
Do Your Google+ Posts Share to Public or Private?Today as I was updating my links and looking at all my social media icons on my Activerain blog, I clicked on all the links to make sure they work. As I believe this is a good idea to do periodically I clicked on all the icons. When I got to my Goo...
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 77
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 25
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 16
 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 62
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 29
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 ...