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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 16
Well! To be honest, ALL real estate markets are like a box of chocolates. Just ask any REALTOR! At any given moment, someone is moving the cheese. Just when you think: “I’ve got this!” something happens to send everyone involved into a mortifying tail-spin. Some REALTORS might tell you this is on...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 80
ActiveRain Practices: Deceased Members Newer members of ActiveRain may be surprised to discover that some of the blogs they might read are by members who are no longer alive. The names of deceased members also appear on the Leaderboard. If you die tonight, you may be remembered by your last blog ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 51
Do you invest your time or do you waste your time? If you don’t know what you want or where you want to go you will most likely waste time. Before we talk about time management decide where you want to go. Where do you want to go? What are your values? What do you believe and what are your priori...
By Robin Hobbs, REALTOR
(Front Gate Realty )
Comments 33
 I've had the pleasure of working with some of the best agents in Madison and Gluckstadt, MS that make deals run very smoothly. They make this business a little brighter. On the other hand, some agents are arrogant, lazy... you know the type. You hope you never have a client call on one of THEIR ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 24
It is hard to believe that fall is coming since it still in the 90s in Washington this week. The grass, which is turning brown from the lack of rain, looks more like mid summer but the calendar promises that it is fall.  The kids are back in school, which brings back the early morning traffic and...
By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 47
Sometimes... It's the Little Things that Help Sell a Home.As we escort our Buyers around the area, trying to find a home that grabs their attention, we find all kinds of excuses why they don't want THAT house.  Normally, it may be excuses like: The roof needs replaced The furnace is too old The b...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 48
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-September 11-September 17, 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 Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 55
So here you are on ActiveRain and you have NO idea what to do with it all. How well I remember my first day at ActiveRain. I really do! I was scared to death to post anything, to comment, to do anything. But I was fascinated by the connections I could tell people had made with each other. And I c...
By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 85
I AM SO TIRED OF BLOGGING ON ACTIVERAIN I had a thought in my head when I woke up this morning while having my first cup of coffee this morning: I AM SO TIRED OF BLOGGING ON ACTIVERAIN! Then, I was thinking of the following questions  Does anybody really read my blog posts? What am I going to wri...
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 38
  Musings, 9/17/2016, by Patricia Feager While visiting Galveston, TX, I drove through many old neighborhoods that still had the white picket fence. One home with the white picket fence got my attention because there were cats to capture and I just had to take their picture. I watched as the whit...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 58
It's important for any real estate professional to  predictably handle different situations that arise with prospects and clients.  When they ask a question, it's good to be able to predict what is going to come out of our mouths - and to make sure it is appropriate.This is what scripts are for.A...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 22
Life is a funny thing. When you're a kid, you think things will continue on forever without change and nothing could be further from the truth. The experience and view of life is radically eschewed for a kid. The first thing you know, a grandparent passes away. Then another one. Maybe a parent pa...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 27
We have all grown up with the real estate mantra of:Get it in writing!If it's not in writing, it didn't happen, right?!?This concept makes absolute sense, so we abide and get it signed off.From a legal standpoint, the written word does not have a life of its own.  While it can be "interpreted," o...
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 51
 Many times I see new bloggers not adding photos or if they do figure out how to add it's not sized or oriented to wrap the copy. There are even times when folks get those steps right, but fail to leave a margin between the copy and the photo.  This is a simple steps to show you how to size and o...
By Shaun Nilsson
(CityBlast)
Comments 21
 Creating a Facebook business page is only the first step in marketing your business online. Once your page is setup, you need to create posts that engage potential and existing clients.  Why is creating the perfect post so important? With over a billion daily active Facebook users and the majori...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 67
 Dolly rents  second floor condo  it is a three story building . One morning she receives a call .  We were knocking on your door wake up there is a flood . The lady upstairs overflowed her washer . Oh no she jumped out of bed ran out to the laundry area and water was pouring out of the ceiling a...
By Kathryn S., Rentec Direct
(Rentec Direct)
Comments 30
Can we please move on from the Millenials to.....  Generation Z Generation Z- Those born in the mid-90's to 2010. The buzz-words whether we like it or not eventually become annoying.  If I read the word "millenial" one more time I think I am going to scream!!!  It is interesting  to me how a cert...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 46
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~ There just never seems to be enough time to start something new, learn more about an application or process, or just perform routine tasks. It seems the more we try to get to that "thing" the more obstacles get in the way. Sound familiar? That happens in life and can c...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 29
The other day when I was reading posts in my newsfeed on Facebook I saw a post in the Lab Coat Agents group where an agent was seeking advice. When other agents were getting into the fray, this agent who wrote the post stated, “I did it because my sellers instructed me to do so.” To me, the subje...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 25
ActiveRain Practices: Inviting New Members In theory, inviting new members should be one of the most productive ways to earn points for advancement on the ActiveRain Leaderboard. In practice, many of have not been as successful as we would wish to be. I encourage you to give this your best effort...
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