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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 53
It's getting harder and harder to rise above the competition but it can be done. It takes time and commitment. It's consistency. It's being in front of your audience all the time, never letting more than a few days go by without them knowing who you are, what you do and where you do it. Now, this...
By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 68
As the managing Principal Broker of a mid-sized independent Brokerage, I am in the position to regularly hear agent complaints concerning the lack of basic salesmanship of other agents. Not a day goes by that I don't hear the frustration of my agents complaining that the agent on the other side o...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 39
ActiveRain is a fantastic community.  Supportive beyond anything you might ever expect the day you first create your profile.  Sharing is the norm, not the exception.  Paths to building your business are routinely published both by the AR Staff and by Rainers.  Doesn't matter if you sport the ora...
By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 59
INCREASE YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS BY MEETING TWO NEW PEOPLE PER WEEK CHALLENGEExperts tell us that they key to any successful business is networking with other professionals. How many of you are networking with professionals on a weekly basis? I have decided to meet two new people per week since...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 38
Is there a difference what can be left as opposed to what should be left behind by the seller after closing? Some sellers love to leave things behind because that way they do not have to move them. Other sellers take everything including what is nailed down. SO what is right answer? First, what i...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
Comments 50
How many 'Little' things are we overlooking for our clients?This past weekend I stopped in a local General Store in Garfield Bay Idaho.  It was early morning with no one but me shopping.  I made a purchase to serve as my breakfast and headed outside.  While enjoying one of the two picnic tables w...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market
(Home Jane Realty)
Comments 48
In my market, with the high cost of home ownership, renting is sometimes the only way to go. In most markets it does not pay for agents to do rentals. They are very time consuming and most of the time we spend a lot of time, energy and gas driving renters around only to end up with them disappear...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 78
Are You Ready to Thrive if Real Estate Market Shifts?Those who have been in the real estate industry for a while have seen the ups and downs. Most of us are in it to win it, others only do well during sunny days. Which category do you fall in?Are you ready to thrive if the real estate market shif...
By Bruce Walter
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
Comments 72
 My 5  P.M.  appointment was an Exotic Septuagenarian, and did she ever take me for a ride.     My recent 5 PM appointment was a brief break from real estate as the Collings Foundation stopped off at the Purdue University Airport in West Lafayette, Indiana to give the community a chance to view a...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah South, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 40
Dealing with a difficult agent is like getting sacked! Oooooof! You see it coming. Nothing you can do except brace for impact. To avoid getting blindsided by aggressive tactics, stay within the four corners of the Real Estate Purchase Contract. You can successfully accomplish the goals set forth....
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 42
 This may sound counter intuitive but I would urge you never to select someone as an employee or agent based on their experience.  That may be somewhat of an exaggeration.  What I am saying is really don't base your decision solely on experience.  One of the biggest mistakes a business and hiring...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 56
Can you think of a single luxury real estate marketing professional who does not love getting referrals? Based on the law of reciprocity, generating referrals begets receiving them. The more you give the more you get. Yet, few agents make it their business to source referrals to non-competitive b...
By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 59
Buyer finds the home of their dreams...Offer is made...Offer is accepted...And suddenly, 'COLD FEET SYNDROME' sets in...The questions start to swirl in the buyer's head:Am I making the right decision?Can I afford this?What if...??The most experienced and seasoned buyer agents report that 'Cold Fe...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 63
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-August 14-August 20, 2016. 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 it...
By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(Real Living | At Home)
Comments 22
My expectations for the Rio 2016 Olympics weren't as high as prior games, and I am very happy to say I was wrong.  The athletes and Rio have rewarded with true moments of exhilaration, athletic grace and raw power. Prior to the games starting, the ActiveRain community had a contest, which challen...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 37
This week's list is a first, in that there are ten posts by eight bloggers.  A couple of you had a really great blogging week, and here is the list:The Secret Life of A Double Agent (real estate style) Dan Carpenter: Dan wrote his first ActiveRain post on one of my favorite subjects: double dippi...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 60
I'm going to tell you one of the morals to my story first. If you didn't already eat it, don't flush it down the toilet!I have clients who rent their home out for the winter months. They only use it for the summer, it works out perfectly for them. Well, maybe not perfectly. Every year they learn ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 23
You might have heard of the term CAVERS in the past, but not really understood what it is or even what it stands for.  CAVERS stands for Credit Alert Interactive Voice Response System (CAVERS).  CAVERS was a system originally created by HUD for Lenders to run a Borrower through before processing ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 25
When I was growing up, I had a sense that I was different in someway, but I couldn't put my finger on it. No, it wasn't some super athlete talent or a math-wiz or some kind of artsy thing. It was just a gut feeling that I wasn't going to be like most of my friends. It wasn't a positive or negativ...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 41
When Opportunity Knocks, Don’t Be In the Backyard Searching for 4-Leaf Clovers! Yes, our business is shifting - it is a constant.  If you survived The Great Recession, you know that not only was it not ‘great’ but, it was the single largest shift in our business in our lifetime.   Much has been w...