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Facebook Fridays - Faking It Is Fools Gold
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Facebook has really started to step up their game to eliminate fake news stories. In fact, if you are a repeat offender you run the risk of never being able to place ads again. If you have ever seen any of these ridiculous pages you know many want your attention so you ...
Selling Starts With The First No
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
You have heard the statement..."Selling doesn't start until you hear the word no. If you only get positive responses and a yes every time, you would be more an order taker than a sales professional. This happens sometimes in a real seller's market. More buyers fewer homes...they go fast. Remem...
Are you missing out on a HUGE Networking Opportunity?
By Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Networking has been an important part of my business model from my first years in the real estate business. I was fortunate to have a broker/mentor show me the ropes and get me involved (whether I wanted to or not). He also pretty much made me (or so it seemed at the time) to join committees as...
What Makes an MLS Photo Bad?
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
What Makes an MLS Photo Bad?If you belong to any social media group of agents, you will see outrage at bad MLS photos. Real estate agents are a tough crowd. They seem to measure every listing they see against how they would better present a home. It's natural. It's our job. There are probabl...
You're Looking Out for Veterans?
By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
You're Looking Out for Veterans? In today's issue of "I love my business but sometimes hate my industry", I read today that there's a federal investigation into the "churning" of VA loans, which, if you've been in the mortgage industry for more than a few months, falls into the "duh" categor...
All Good Things Come to an End. Then What?
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Well, last week the big news was that Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway acquired local real estate giant, Long and Foster. And yesterday, the big news was that Long and Foster has acquired Evers & Company. Donna Evers has been my broker for the past ten years, and while I hoped this would last...
How I Choose My Sunday Feature Posts
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
How Do I Choose Posts for My Weekly Sunday Post? Many years ago, I decided to write a post showing that you can learn something everyday here. I’d been saying it in my comments or posts and decided that it was time to put my money where my mouth was. And so it began. Several weeks ago, Joe Pryor...
The Importance of Professional Photography when Selling Your Charlotte Home
By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
The Importance of Professional Photography when Selling Your Charlotte Home One photograph can have a greater impact on the sale of the home than any 'words' in the write-up of the home. Truthfully, one photo won’t stand alone, and never does but, remember that with the sheer volume of potential...
Avoid These Top 4 Mistakes of "Plain-Jane" Lead Generation
By Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee Real Estate Coaching & Consulting
Also featured on Inman News. You know real estate in your target area like the back of your hand. But, we all know that means very little if you have zero, zip, zilch home seller or buyer prospects. If your leads pipeline seems to have dried up like a biscuit nuked in the microwave, "then le...
What is a Safe Room
By Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, Pet-Friendly Realtor, 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties)
What is a safe room? If you live in Florida, you need to know. We live in Paradise, but once in a while Mother Nature rears her head and we have to oblige. We've been in Florida for 22 years. This is the second time we've had to really worry. But the truth is, there is something to worry abou...
Ask An Ambassdor: Search And You Shall Find
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
I KNOW I read a post the other day about __________!!I KNOW I wrote a post about _____________ a few years ago!!And now I can't find what I'm looking for! Well there are a few ActiveRain tricks of the trade for finding blog posts!Sometimes it's a simple as looking at the site's footer. For inst...
Don't Give a "One and Done" to the Equifax Breach
By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Don't Give a "One and Done" to the Equifax Breach By now, you've probably heard and seen multiple articles regarding the recent Equifax breach of security. I myself have written and addressed this breach in an earlier post. You may believe you've seen and absorbed all the details and instructio...
7 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
7 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your HomeThe expense of hiring an agent to list your home for sale is always a hot topic. For sale by owner home sales remain an extremely low percentage of the total home sales – only 8% in 2016 but, what makes hiring a real estate agent a better ide...
The Hidden Cost of Getting and Keeping a WordPress Website.
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
~By Tim EminethWe have talked to a lot of agents, that are moving from an “all in one site” to a WordPress website. I define all in one sites as websites that have a larger monthly fee and everything is provided for you, the MLS solution and the content. An example of the All in one sites are iH...
Do You Know The Difference Between Decorating And Home Staging?
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
There is a huge difference between Interior Decorating and Home Staging. If you only knew how many times I've suggested removing window treatments to sellers and had the reply " Oh no, those were very expensive. They were custom made. "Custom drapes, wallpaper, furnishings....custom bedding. It d...
Six Business Lessons Rescued from the Ironman Swim
By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Six Business Lessons Rescued from the Ironman Swim Imagine yourself standing on a beach at 6:55am. The cool dawn envelopes your senses and the damp sand to which your toes clutch feels like your only shelter. You are wearing a wetsuit, goggles and a swim cap, and though you are sharing your ex...
It's The 16th Anniversary Of 9/11 And We Must Never Forget!
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
For me it's still hard to believe that 16 years have passed since that horrific day on September 11th, 2001. This was a day that fundamentally changed all of our lives. And although on 9/11 we knew our lives had changed probably forever, we at that time really didn't yet really know how much the...
Doing More Than The Client Expects. The Slight Edge Business Model.
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Doing more than the client expects. The slight edge business model. What is your business model? Do you create a slight edge?I think exceeding expectation is an important business model. Or should be.Clients have expectations in every business. Are we, as business providers, doing less than t...
TRAIN AND THEN EMPOWER
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
We can’t seem to find anyone who really wants to put in the effort. How many times have you heard that or maybe said that yourself? I recently heard the statement from a broker that it is like chasing cats. Or you may have heard, “Unless I tell them what to do nothing gets done. I can’t trust ...
Would Like to See Property on Your Website
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Ring a ding ding Hello Hannah Williams speaking Yes we would like to see the listing located at xxx main street . I am sorry but that listing is no longer available . What do you mean the voice on the other end bellowed it is here on the website .Who puts this stuff on this website . I very...
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