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What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain- October 9 - October 15, 2016
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-October 9 - October 15, 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...
My 3 Firsts - All Roads Lead To Real Estate
By Elyse Berman, CRS, Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton,FL 561.716.7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties)
My 3 Firsts - All Roads Lead To Real Estate It was the first time I've been bitten by a dog. How does this relate to real estate? Hang on, I promise to connect the dots. This particular dog who bit me is owned by a fellow agent who lives a few houses from me. Since we moved in last year, she ...
If I Have A Question Will You Have An Answer?You May Need It !
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
I often read questions posed by new members, and a few seasoned ones, asking why members use ActiveRain. The majority of answers given are to write posts for SEO. That’s a major reason, in my opinion.However, it seems to me that the Question & Answer section of this site is not being used to...
Organization or Procrastination --Which One Do You Adhere To?
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
Donna Foerster recently wrote a post about trying something new that had been on her To Do list. She is creating some designs via Canva.com. (Design by Donna Foerster)In my comment about it, I wrote:"Donna, Good for you for tackling a new way of designing. It can be daunting. My challenges this...
Is Your Website Prepared for Your Business?
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
As the Pacific Northwest prepares for what they say is the biggest storm in 10 years I got to thinking about online preparation as well. I'm sure most of our friends on the East Coast did the same thing about a week ago and prepared their homes and their families as best they could for hurricane ...
I Was Recently Hacked & Spammed On my MacBook Air I thought Impossible
By John DL Arendsen, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments Coastal Living
(TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments, ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Developer)
I Was Recently Hacked & Spammed On my MacBook Air I thought Impossible Yesterday, in what I thought was an innocent Adobe Flash update turned out to be some pretty pesky malware that wreaked havoc with my MacBook Air until I took it to the Genius Bar at a local Apple Store. Just a word to the wis...
Our First Divorce Transaction.....was almost the last !
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
A dear friend of ours who works in a different area of divorce had just been introduced to us. Another friend was getting divorced....and he suggested that we talk with this now friend as a prospective referral source. We were not really looking at divorce as a "niche" at that time...but r...
Good People Doing the Right Thing
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
This morning I went on my daily hike in the North Mountain Preserve. Half way through the hike I changed the music to Mumbo #5 to get me rock and rolling faster. That always works for me if I need to pick up the pace a bit or just 'feeling it! I went up and down a few small hills and came acros...
The Goal is Anti Climatic - Be it Personal or Business
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
The Goal is Anti Climatic - Be it Personal or Business With the 371 mile Rotary sponsored WaCanId 2016 International Selkirk Loop Bicycle ride now complete I have one last item to share in how I most relate this ride to Real Estate, or business and personal goals. It proved itself to be true eve...
Credit Reports and History: No One Will Care More Than You
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)
Credit Reports and History: No One Will Care More Than You No one cares more about your Credit and credit standing than you ... right? Or should ... While we expect creditors (banks, credit card companies, collection agencies, student loan lenders, medical providers, retailers, et...
33 YEAR OLD MAN LOSES VIRGINITY READ ALL ABOUT IT
By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
33 YEAR OLD MAN LOSES VIRGINITY READ ALL ABOUT IT I want to share with the world how I lost my virginity in real estate at age 33. I obtained my real estate license in 2002. I worked in "Corporate America" for fifteen years with a solid work history with the following companies Toys R Us Duty Fr...
Yes My Dear, Real Estate DOES Require Communication
By Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & personality!
(Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.)
As real estate agents, we spend LOTS of time in our cars... As a real estate agent who is also a "softball mom", I spend an "extra lot" of time in my car. With 2 daughters playing in the same season, in two completely different age groups, & one spouse who also doubles as a coach, my family is ...
Did You Write Your Thank You Notes Today?
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Did You Write Your Thank You Notes Today? I closed on another property today and sent several thank you notes out the door, as I always do, to people who helped make this such a pleasurable transaction. There was no lender involved, but a couple of people at escrow, the listing agent, and his tra...
How's That Facebook Working for Ya?
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Facebook for Real Estate Some Realtors® have figured out how powerful Facebook for real estate can be.. Others look at it as the bane of their existence. Try these simple tips to get more involvement on your Facebook business page. What Should I Post? Community Information - Stay informed about ...
File under "desperately seeking content!" ...
By Jeanne Feenick, Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert
(Keller Williams Towne Square Realty)
As I sat at the most recent sales rally for my brokerage, I found myself doodling on the pad I'd brought to capture valuable content, Learn One New Thing over and over again. The meeting felt more like an infomercial to me with the steady stream of sponsors moving to the podium, But I stayed and...
SOCIAL MEDIA CAN COME BACK TO BITE YOU
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
I read a blog today from Kathryn S. titled Using Social Media. She made some really great points about the misuse of social media. Kathryn focused guarding your personal privacy. I definitely agree.In my post I focus on the dangers of using social media to check on others particularly in how i...
My First Listing
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
When I opened my commercial brokerage in 1994, my first listing was a very nice, successful B&B which was owned by some friends. I knew very little about the B&B business, but my sellers spent some time walking me through the building, the daily routine and their books, and I quickly learned enou...
Social Networking: Is it Really that Great for Generating Business?
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
It’s no secret that Real Estate Professionals have been drinking the Kool-Aid surrounding the hype and value of keyboarding our way to and through business. But are we fooling ourselves about total reliance on the tech matrix, for communication and business development? When I look back and surv...
5 Years and 5 Big Lessons Learned in the Rain
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Today is My 5th Year Anniversary on ActiveRainIn some ways it seems like ages ago and other ways it has passed in the blink of an eye. I was one of those that signed up hoping that this would be the shot in the arm my business needed. I paid for an year in advance and wrote my first post. I compl...
Get out of my Head!
By Marguerite Crespillo
If you are anything like me, there is this constant chatter going on up in my head. It is a non-stop conversation I have with who I call Negative Nelly (my alter ego).Nelly is very loud and obnoxious.I don’t really like Nelly very much as she never has anything nice to say.She is constantly telli...
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