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Your Pets Will Teach If You Will Learn!
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
I wonder if many of us fail to take the time to learn the lessons our pets teach us. Just over the past week or so I have been thinking about all the nuggets that my Boston Terrier Diesel has taught me over the past ten or so years. First lesson early on was persist and you will get noticed. ...
WHY do Amazon and Zillow want to take over Real Estate?
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
The question was posed that "Why is there a need for mega companies to take over and change the real estate industry?" I keep hearing "what are they trying to fix?" and "How can they do it better?" but the reason may simply be to make more money. You really think they care about Mr and Mrs small ...
Neutral Doesn't Have to Be Bland...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Neutral Doesn’t Have to Be Boring... At a recent consultation, my client was apprehensive about staging her house. She’d been told that she would have to neutralize everything and wasn’t sure she wanted her house to end up looking bland. I totally understand her apprehension because we tend to t...
What you need to know before renting a home in 2017
By Tony Lewis, RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
Are you thinking of signing a lease rather than buying a home?Stop!Read this before signing on the dotted line!Times have changed and the fear of a 40% market crash have all but disappeared. Fear of loss is outweighed by personal and financial benefits.Why did the real estate market crash in 200...
Four Ways to Buy a New Home Before Selling Your Current One
By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Four Ways to Buy a New Home Before Selling Your Current One We here in the San Francisco Bay Area --- and from what I'm gathering, in many other areas of the country as well --- have dealt firsthand with the virtual impossibility of the "contingent offer." That is, when a buyer must sell his cur...
Generational Marketing in Real Estate
By Nadine Larder, Real Estate Marketing Expert/PrinterBees Founder
Do you know who your best clients are? What generation do they belong to?This is an important question because different generations have different ideas about success, money, communication, social media, and more. If you are targeting Baby Boomers, you will need to market much differently than t...
Ask An Ambassador: How Many Posts In A Row Can I Post?
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
There are written rules for this community and if you haven't read them, it's a good idea to find out what they are and you'll understand why this community thrives.If you want to keep things rosy, there are some clear no-nos. Don't self-advertise on another bloggers post. Don't be rude! (remem...
Just Mind Your Own Business!
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
Identifying and then dominating an uncontested or under served market niche requires laser sharp focus. That means systematically minding your own business and eradicating anything from your consciousness that can distract you from your task at hand. Minding your own business is a tall order for...
Quit Claims Really Never Quit.....
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
People hear and believe what they want to believe....and as a result whether the subject is Divorce, Real Estate....or any other....there is a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding with terms that the "Lay People" may not know. To many people "Quit Claim" means that they are no long...
Can An FHA Loan Be Done On A Property In A Nudist Colony?
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Inquiring minds want to know. Can An FHA Loan Be Done On A Property In A Nudist Colony? At first my quick answer was yes, but then it hit me, it could as well be no. So why would an FHA Loan not be able to be done on a property in a nudist colony?The answer is really very simple. FHA does not...
The Formula I Use: Goals + Plans + Focus + Discipline = My Income
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
We all talk about creating a plan of attack to accomplish goals. Goals are not difficult to establish; and plans to achieve those goals are not tough to map out. So, you have goals and a plan to achieve them. Now what? Ah, the difficult part begins here. There are two skills that must be exercis...
Zillow's 'Instant Offers' Controversy Distracts Us
By Dave Fratello, Broker/blogger based in Manhattan Beach, CA
Oh, the slings and arrows Zillow invites upon itself!The "Instant Offers" controversy led my local board of realtors in Southern California (South Bay) to host a meeting last week to vent the issues.Judging from the tone in the room, agents smell a rat. People suspect they've seen Zillow showing ...
ATTITUDES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN SKILLS
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Look at your real estate business an ask yourself this question about your organization. Do I spend most of my time developing my team in the areas of skills and knowledge? I am guessing the the majority said yes. It seems that when many managers hire people they spend a tremendous amount of ti...
3 Smart Reasons To Consider Downsizing
By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
3 Smart Reasons To Consider Downsizing Living large isn't necessarily living better. Townhomes, condos and villas have become the new norm for more people than ever before. Yes, many of townhome/villa buyers are Baby Boomers but, it’s clear that other generations are beginning to prefer smaller...
What is the best vacuum for hardwood flooring?
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Did you know you're supposed to use a DIFFERENT vacuum for hardwood floors than for carpet? Did you know that your current vacuum may be scratching your hardwood? Most people don't realize this. Originally posted in full here: What's the best vacuum for hardwood floors? (Please note that ther...
It's Not Membership, It's Ownership If You Want The Good Life You Seek
By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
I'm just thinking out loud again, brainstorming ideas on how to get more out of my time in ActiveRain, provoked by recent members posting about canceling their accounts ("because AR doesn't work") and or weighing their options on to remain a Free vs. Paid account holder. I suppose I'm letting you...
Very Sad News... RIP Scott Condry
By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Our ActiveRain family has lost one of our favorite people here in the Phoenix Rain. I'm so very sorry to say that Nancy Laswick's husband, Scott Condry passed away suddenly while in the hospital for surgery several weeks ago. My heart goes out to Nancy and her family. She hasn't been in the...
And the Day Came...
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
by Patricia Feager, 7/16/2017 And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a budwas more painful than the risk it took to blossom. --- ELIZABETH APPEL Have you ever noticed that every flower embodies aspects of you,your timidness; then hopes to blossom into something biggerand brighter, ...
My Network - Priceless!
By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
There is absolutely no question in my mind how priceless my network is and has been for my entire career in real estate. Fortunately I learned early on the why and how of connecting and building a network from my Father. He was a master network. He could strike up a conversation with anyone, ab...
Getting Good Information
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Getting Good Information “Getting good information . . . . requires that you ask the right answers and listen to what is being said by the other person by following the 80-20 rule . . . . and being a proactive listener.”Lou Ludwig Sales and Management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer an...
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