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By Brivity Platform, Manage. Market. Communicate. Convert. Get leads
(Brivity)
Comments 17
As a realtor, listings are your bread and butter. Whether a listing presentation succeeds in convincing sellers to list, is about your ability to present yourself better than the competition. However, it typically starts with the ability to overcome seller objections (to listing the property, to ...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 26
How Does the Fed Affect Mortgage Rates?       What does the Fed do to mortgage rates?  In the words of the late Edwin Starr, "Absolutely Nothin'".  Yesterday. Janet Yellen announced a .25 increase in the Fed funds rate, and those in the real estate industry seemed quick to scare the pants off of ...

By Susan Haughton, The Susan & Mindy Team...Your Concierge Agents
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 26
As a listing agent in certain price points and certain neighborhoods in Alexandria, VA, I know that as soon as I put a new listing on the market, I need to be prepared for non stop phone calls, emails and texts. Buyers and their agents are sometimes frantic - and unrelenting - in their desire to ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 100
I went for pizza last night. Pizza is a treat where I live, and I felt like I deserved it for the last couple of weeks I had lived through. A waitress I like but hadn't seen recently, was our server. We usually talk beyond the order and I had a sense that something was different and so I asked he...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 53
HOW TO SELL YOUR TENANT OCCUPIED RENTAL HOMEIt would be ideal to have your home that is for sale vacant, however, that’s not always possible. Owner occupants are motivated so they would follow the advice of their trusted REALTOR® to get their house sold fast for the most money, however, that’s no...

By Christina Steinhaus, Real Estate Agent serving the Palm Beaches
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
Comments 43
I had a SOI call this morning from a new agent who knew me from the past and was reaching out for referrals.  She was a personal fitness trainer in her previous life-mine, actually.  After we discussed that I was an agent, she inquired what worked for me when I started out 3 years ago.  Not surpr...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
Comments 45
Does it work?  Should I offer a bonus to sell my home?  Everybody wants to sell their home for top dollar and to sell their home quickly.  So would a small bonus to a real estate agent entice them to sell your home for you quicker.  Or would offering a bonus to the home buyer work better.  Let's ...

By Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 43
Happy New Day   "Agree to inspire before you expire." Selling Is Not Talking For over 30 years I interviewed folks who wanted to join the wonderful word of real estate.  During the interview I always got around to asking why they had made the decision to become a real estate agent and so many tim...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 46
We've been doing our best to put the "Active" in ActiveRain for almost 7 years, and there are many key lessons to learn.  The quicker you learn and apply, the better your Rain experience:  1.  Playing nice in the sandbox mattered in kindergarten and it matters here too.  This community isn't a pl...

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 24
  Avoiding a Homeowners Insurance Disaster When You Apply for a Mortgage When buying and financing a home, prospective Borrowers are required to produce a variety of documentation  and information to their Lender at the time of application and prior to the Closing of their loan.  In almost all ca...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 37
This is my March 2017 ActiveRain Contest #3 entry for: March 2017 challenge, Tell me the most unique or special place you have lived? by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington The most unique home I’ve ever lived in was my car, in the parking lot of my high school.I was homeless f...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 59
Many times people do not achieve theirs goals or change their bad behavior because they are paralyzed by fear. This is one serious condition that will call business owners and real estate agents to fail to move forward. Cars change, technology changes, and business practices change. What you did ...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
Comments 71
I was reading a post this week On Inman, 5 characteristics of agents who are happy in the middle.I almost didn't read the article. I mean who wants to be in the middle right?We all know it is a competition and aren't all Realtors A type personalities just raring to go and get to the top. If we ar...

By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
Comments 46
We’ve all heard how important it is to create emotional connections with buyers when your selling your home. But what exactly are they and how can you create your own without looking stagy? Most of us are visual creatures so my hope is that by using photos along with our tips and sources, you too...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 42
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ...March 5- March 11, 2017. 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 i...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 74
Don't mind me, I'm just thinking out loud... Would it surprise you if I shared I heard a *true story about a very “successful agent” who Grossed $900,000 in 2016, per his 1099, but her Net was only $135,000 and from that $135K, she still needed to pay the taxes on the $900K?  What if I shared, I ...

By Corinne Guest, Managing Broker, The Choice of Professionals
(Barrington Realty Company)
Comments 38
It's been awhile since I wrote a post about website help and this came to me this morning as I was checking my web visitors and seeing what they are doing when they visit. I'll be the first to raise my hand and say I must check my own site every now and again to make sure I am doing what I say. M...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive)
Comments 74
The Color of the Grass is What You Use to Fertilize It! At times, it seems as though the Q&A section has been hijacked by real estate students from Utah! Inevitably when a new group of students rolls through a particular instructor's class, they ask the same questions this instructor has assigned...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 50
I'm not sure what you're expecting from Active Rain, but expect something. This one site is probably the top reason our business is so successful. No, they haven't sent me a gazillion leads, and no they're not sending checks to say anything positive, but I can't help but be positive. The lion-sha...

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 20
Here is another installment in the Second Chance Saturday series.  Since we are in a new month, I also want to highlight the contests for the month as well as a few other posts.  Contests are a great way for you to reflect on your business and for the ActiveRain community to get to know you a bit...
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