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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 79
Oh, When Will We Learn - It's All About Me THEM?  Before building a new website back in the day, I checked out, probably hundreds of real estate websites, and also took an informal poll from several of my then, current clients, former clients and friends pertaining to functionality and content of...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
Comments 56
The letter was not friendly. It said, "Pay us $5,000 and we won't sue you."The letter was from a law firm in Los Angeles and the attorney represented an artist who artwork we used in a blog. The letter explained that we had used the artwork with out the permission of the artist.We got the artwork...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 56
" There's no such thing as bad publicity. " Would you consider this a true statement? Is all publicity good for business? "The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about."   Oscar Wilde Certainly in some professions it may be true.  In Hollywood and in Washington publicit...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 33
 We are asked to share a transaction that was special to us - what we LOVED about it and share what we learned from the transaction without compromising confidentiality.  When I read the contest rules there were several transactions that come immediately to my mind. Here is one of them:  Kathleen...

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  February 4 to February 10, 2018. 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 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 59
"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 Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always o...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 28
Howdy Active Rainers,Addicted to Facebook? You're not alone. Instead of mindless scrolling, aimlessly perusing, and merely "reacting" on the social media giant - why not make the most of your time there? With that said - we're back again with another infographic, based on previously featured cont...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 66
You Can Have the Participation Trophies & Corner OfficesReading JL Boney, III's post on his start in the business reminded me of a turning point in my own career. (Thanks, JL!)  I was quite comfortable in my boutique brokerage during the recession; I had sales, was cautiously optimistic on the in...

By Wade Micoley, CEO/Founder of RealtyHive
(RealtyHive)
Comments 43
Last month Forbes magazine published an article online about the ways blockchain tech could impact the real estate industry. This caught my interest as there's been a lot of buzz about blockchain technologies and I was curious if they could represent a new tool to may our lives easier without thr...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 32
 One of the sites where we have a profile sent out an email today prompting us to answer a question posed by a marketer.  Here is the question.  "I speak to a lot of Realtors and brokers every week. Most are closing 20-40 transactions/year, while some others close 80-100+. What makes these higher...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 66
7 Ways Buyers Sabotage Their Offers Chances are when you decide to make an offer on a house you love, you want it accepted, or at least to reach agreement with the seller after some negotiations.  It can be challenging enough when it’s just you and the seller, but when there are multiple offers, ...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 29
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~I sure wish everyone bashing FB would take their own advice and actually leave the platform. There, I said it! I must have read 10 articles/FB threads this week about Facebook's demise, rants about their newsfeed changes, security concerns (for the umpteenth time), the ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 54
 Have you ever had one of those days when someone just can't stop themselves from rehashing negative stuff blah blah blah?   I ran into a friend at a meeting that I have known for a couple of years. He's always seemed pretty cool, calm and collected at other meetings -  but whoa - talk about MR. ...

By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 27
This has been a cold winter with snow, ice and single digit temperatures sweeping the country. The flu bug has bitten but even that is not enough to take down true Real Estate Olympians. The Winter Olympics is the showcase of the best athletes in the world. They have been practicing, working long...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 67
 Below are three recent scenarios from three different agents. #1 "We're writing an offer.  When would the seller like to close?" This  along with a few more questions.  " So let us know if anything else comes in."  #2 My buyer is interested in your listing. She cannot afford the asking price and...

By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 25
The ActiveRain Network prides itself for its role in the creation of one of the most amazing communities of real estate professionals in the world. The wealth of knowledge from experience that has been generated in the Rain is outstanding, to say the least, and we're constantly amazed at the gene...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 24
Today, YouTube Thursdays looks for some inspiration to help those of you who are working on an Introductory, or About Me, video. Here's some tough love before we continue today. If you aren't going to utilize the basic principles to produce a good video - the right equipment - a storyboard - good...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 33
What You Can Do BEFORE Your Staging Consultation.When you decide to sell your home you’ll want to prepare it for sale.  That is to say, you’ll want to do everything in your power and budget to make your home stand out. And you’ll want your buyer to see be able to see the value that you’ve placed ...

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 49
"There are no losers.  There are only lessons."-Carol WilliamsAlthough I retired from active sales over 6 years ago, some of my most effective marketing tools will probably still work today. So, this is my entry in Jeff Dowler's Best Marketing Tools Challenge for February.  PART 1 - LOSERS:Direct...

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)
Comments 20
  Selling & Buying a Home at the Same Time? It Can Be Much Like Juggling   The definition of juggling is ...  A continuous tossing into the air and catching  (of a number of objects) so as to keep a minimum  of one in the air while handling the others ...   For those trying to sell a home while b...
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