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By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(EXP Realty)
Comments 5
For years I've played in the so-called median price home market. One day I just decided to enter the Luxury Home market. Honestly, I was bored and I wanted to make more money.Having now worked with every type of high-end client like Celebrities, Doctors, Lawyers, Politicians and CEO's and with ov...

By Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury)
Comments 70
The Accompanied Showing ~ No Thank You!We have all been there as agents right? The Seller wants us to be present at each and every showing. Is this really feasible and the other question, is this a strategy that is conducive to a potential sale? My short answer is no on both accounts. Of course t...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 36
Are you in search of your dream home? House hunting can be an exciting experience. You get to tour different houses for sale in Kingstowne VA. But how many should you see before making an offer especially considering a house is a huge investment? The answer is there's no magic number! It depends ...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS¬ģ in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 42
 We're working on some new customized marketing plans for upcoming listings.  And while we know that the buying process is a mixture of emotions and logic, we really were struck with the Yin Yang aspect of getting a house ready to list. When things are second nature to us, we tend to forget the p...

By Tim Maitski, Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal
(Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage)
Comments 27
 Getting Your Spouse on BoardKey Points Having a supportive spouse makes all the difference  But do what you do because it feels like it's your purpose in life There's a reason for everything  I saw this posted the other day on Ryan Fletcher's Facebook. It is so true. I couldn't have said it bett...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS¬ģ, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 34
Cut From the Same Cloth?Don't you hate it when are going out on a listing appointment and a seller doesn't want to hear what makes you different from any other agent in town.  They just want to hear what you charge.  You just know, right there, that you have a penny pincher.  They fail to look at...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 12
If you read us regularly, you know we love blogging niches.  Greater Cincinnati patio homes drives a lot of my blogging topic selection.  That niche sets us well apart from our competition for any buyer (or seller) searching for patio homes.But within our niche we have another niche, and that's n...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 36
 Maintaining the reality of your public persona and your real-life persona could be a delicate balance. Hard to believe, but many agents do not get the concept of what you write about, what they post about is in the public domain. Just to give you an example, I Google Endre Barath and Endre Barat...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 63
Sorry Sellers! Buyers are not Interested in Buying, THEN LookingDon't Ask Buyers to Write¬†an Offer, THEN Tour the Property!¬†¬†If you have a tenant in place and hope to work with a buyer, only to show the home ‚Äėonce under Contract,‚Äô think again! How often have you purchased something the magnitude ...

By 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Comments 18
You Say Tomato... I Say Tomahto...We can play nice in the sandbox with others that don't quite do things the way that we do.  Who's to say which way is right when both ways are working. I do not want to work 24/7... my family does not want me too... my clients do not want me to... so what makes a...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 40
Financial Issues You Should Consider When Relocating As you begin planning for your relocation, whether you are moving on your own or with a relocation package or company through your employer, it’s important to consider the costs associated with a big move, and to plan ahead.  Having experienced...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 66
I Didn’t Want What I Bought to Be Served Up with a Spoonful of Your Opinion. While at the Delray Affair, I was enjoying walking along Atlantic Avenue...taking in all of the activity, people watching and enjoying the day. While I was making a purchase at one of the booths, I made some small talk w...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 54
Real estate agents and brokers are independent business owners.  As such you know you are accountable for your results.   In my consultation with my business owners in Westchester County we work on success through focusing on their vision, their values, and goals. Then they execute their goals an...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 23
The world of mortgage lending is confusing to many and what is even more confusing to borrowers and real estate agents is the difference in information for qualifying from one lender to another. This is why everyone must first learn the word OVERLAY.  What does overlay mean in the context of mort...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Comments 41
    I Don't Buy Leads, I work My "Spear". Oh, Do You Really?                               (Sphere)  I’m one of those Realtors that says, “I don’t buy leads, I work (or prospect) my Sphere of Influence (SOI) or my Database is the term I prefer to use. Now, in my case this is effective, because I ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ¬†April 8 to April 14, 2018.¬†I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! ¬†With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that ‚Äúlightbulb‚ÄĚ moment. ¬†It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person! ¬†Or i...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS¬ģ, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 37
The Best Real Estate Agents Are Not CheapWhat a week it has been!  Spring has sprung in the Bristow, VA marketplace and sellers are finally contacting agents to list their homes.  Those that contacted us earlier in the year and are already under contract are at a great advantage.  Sellers that li...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 66
¬†¬†We all clearly understand, it takes money to make money. Having said that, do you think twice about ways to save a few dollars, when it‚Äôs time to spend that marketing money? One needs to be ‚Äúall in‚ÄĚ when it comes to the marketing game. One ‚Äúcorner cut‚ÄĚ can amount to several homeowners missing a...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 51
A Little Kindness Goes A Long WayIn many areas the market is tight ‚Äď low inventory, multiple offers, and rising interest rates put the pressure on buyers, sellers, and agents. When the pressure is on it‚Äôs important to remember to remain calm and kind. No matter what the market conditions are bad ...

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 58
"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 ...
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