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By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 23
Professionalism Is Not An Orphan"She makes too many jokes - how unprofessional!""She doesn't think exactly like me - how unprofessional!" "Why is he dressed like THAT? How unprofessional!""You can't POSSIBLY know as much as I KNOW!" We humans love to pass judgement, don't we? In our business, the...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 35
 The ActiveRain watercooler/Q&A section recently had a question about the many missing Rainers that have passed the 500,000 point milestone.  Where did they go and why?The answers are varied.  Agents come and go.  Business reasons.  Personal reasons.  Out of the business reasons.  Life happens.So...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 16
How Much Should I Offer on a Home?Buying a home is a major event in our lives and we want to make sure we’re doing everything right and not overpaying for our dream home. How do we know what that price is? It’s really not that complicated but time isn’t on your side as a buyer, just don’t take to...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 60
Are You Presenting When You Should be Having a Consultation? While the difference may seem subtle, the value and impact of having a consultation is far more significant from a seller's perspective.  And it’s a mindset shift for many listing agents. I recently attended the CRS Sellabration in Dall...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 30
  If you stick around in this business long enough you will get to see and hear a lot. If you're new and you haven't gone through very much on your own just yet, hang in there, it's coming. If you want to know what's on the horizon, go find a seasoned agent in your office and ask them what's the ...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 52
"You can not be very smart if you have to ask Facebook how much your property is worth," Those were the fierce words the caller went on to say. What question? I wondered. They said "You know, you posted on Facebook WHAT IS MY FOX HOLLOW CONDO WORTH?" How can I not know and why would I ask on Fac...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 73
Anyone Can Fall Down, But It Takes a Winner to Keep Going. Don’t you love the Olympics!?! We love watching all of the athletes as well as hearing the backstories. They all work so hard and make so many sacrifices. One event we were watching this weekend...cross-country skiing...offered a lesson t...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 88
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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 29
Although things are always changing many of us say we hate change. We know we must change but we don’t like doing it. We are creatures of habit and we will explore that thought later. We also have heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a differen...

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
( | 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
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 ...