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A Dream Home for a Special Buyer - A Disabled Veteran
By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
A Dream Home for a Special Buyer - A Disabled Veteran What an honor to be referred a relative of a fellow ActiveRain member - and an even bigger honor when that agent's family member is a wounded American war veteran. I can't say thank you enough - and you know who you are - for the honor of be...
Marketing Tools - The Good, The Bad, and The Winners
By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
The LosersOur marketing lacked a unique value proposition. We used to try to be all things to all people, therefore our marketing efforts were all over the place. Like many agents, we worked tirelessly for our clients - of all ages and from all walks of life. Clark County is a large area too - a...
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain February 11 to February 17, 2018.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain February 11 to February 17, 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...
Your Bad News is Good News to Somebody Else
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Author: Patricia Feager, 2/17/2018 In the business world, bad news is usually good news - for somebody else. --- James Surowiecki The process of buying a home is very exciting and nerve-wrecking too, especially when the agent representing the buyer is told: No we're not working on any offers." T...
Dear Builder, Please Respect My Role
By Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury)
Dear Builder, Please Respect My RoleThis post is in response to the home builders out there who flippantly try and cut real estate agents out of their hard-earned paychecks. Yes, this is being written in response to having to time and again fight for what is right in this business. And why on ear...
Do You Know Your Buying Power?
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Know your Buying Power! Financing and Your Credit ScoreCredit is an important component in helping you find the best loan product to meet your home-buying needs. The way you handle credit obligations can greatly affect your loan choices and the interest rates you can get. In short, the better ...
When Marketing In This Sellers' Market One May Feel Robotic
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Do you run a Google search every week to see where you stand in relation to others who may be using similar or the same keyword phrases as you? We’re listing agents, and I do those searches.I don’t write 3,000 word blog posts, but I have 7 of 10 titles on the first page of the SERP for Free Mark...
Don’t confuse your prospects with misplaced apostrophes!
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Have you ever been reading along, thinking you understand those written words, and all of a sudden come to a screeching halt because it doesn’t make sense?That’s what happens when a writer uses an apostrophe to create a plural. It’s akin to putting a huge red stop sign right in the middle of the ...
The Real Estate Process - Prepare to Be Judged!
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
You have all read or heard the old "Don't judge a book by the cover." That is a very safe axiom for life. Still, in the real estate business environment, you will be judged, not by your cover, but in other ways.And that is to be expected. You see, if you are a seller, the initial convers...
Overpricing a Home. Whoa Nelly!
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(PK Real Estate Utah South)
Overpricing a Home. Whoa Nelly! A new agent secured a listing, though it was overpriced. She showed it to home buyers a few weeks later, who called on the sign. They loved it! The home's list price was $250,000. Offer was $227,000. She became excited about the idea of double-ending the sales tr...
A New Beginning In A New Home
By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
A New Beginning In A New HomeHannah was referred to me by a family law attorney that I knew through mutual friends. He already had an established relationship with an agent and we always joked at social gatherings that I was his second choice. I was his first choice with Hannah because we were si...
Facebook Fridays - Key Ways To Give Your FB Presence A Facelift
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~I did a serious purge this week on the FB groups I am a member of and it feels great to be down to a manageable list again. While they are a fantastic way to generate ideas, learn, network, and even pickup prospects, if we cannot manage them our effectiveness drops off ...
Flying High to the Top of Google
By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Most agents and brokers hire us to do two things: 1. Listing marketing, coming soon marketing 2. SEO and blogging That is followed up by social media managing, branding, graphics, logos, e-books, funnels, lead magnets and landing pages... Now for SEO- that is the long game. If you don't have t...
Activerain, the impact can be quiet !
By Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH
( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., )
Activerain the impact can be quiet. Its official I have quietly been blogging for 10 years. Since February of 2008 I have reached out to the great unknown. I have been sending text in to the black void of cyberspace, while it doesn’t always offer positive feed back. I have kept at it, because con...
A Client Needs More Than An Agent on Valentines Day.
By Corinne Guest, Managing Broker, The Best in Buyer Representation
(Barrington Realty Company)
Back in 2010 I was contacted by an English lady. She had been stalking my blog for 2 years. Finally their move back to Chicago was in process. They had lived in downtown Chicago before, had returned to England due to his job loss. With a new job here in Illinois, they were now renting in Lake Bar...
Customer Service, Some Get It, Some Don't
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
I'm somewhat a creature of habit. If a company is treating me well, I'm their client. Be it a store, a restaurant, a movie theater, you name it, you get customer service and I'm your customer.Liz is "addicted" to unsweetened ice teas from Dunkin' Donuts. Most days she or I will swing through t...
Before You Show, Get Your Ducks in a Row
By Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury)
Before You Show, Get Your Ducks in a RowMany times, real estate agents are so eager to show a prospective buyer homes they don't take the necessary steps to have the client qualified and prepared to make an offer. In this day and age of impostors, scammers, and sometimes just uniformed buyers, Se...
Purchase Offer With a Flu Contingency?
By Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA
(Safe Haven Realty)
Purchase Offer With a Flu Contingency?My client (buyer) was supposed to have a general home inspection done today. On Monday afternoon, I received a call from the inspection company, letting me know that the inspector was down with the flu. Could we reschedule or should we hope that the inspector...
Are You Original Or A Slave To Google?
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.)
"Be original. Be natural. Be good."I belong to a copywriting group on Facebook. I saw a message yesterday morning from a gentleman named Ed Estlow and it really resonated with me regarding a question David Martin asked in Q&A Monday.The question asked by David was: "Among the SEO and Blogger P...
When Love Blooms Between a Buyer and Seller
By Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS, Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513
(Front Gate Real Estate)
This is the stuff movies are made of...Years ago I represented a single mom in the sale of her home. Her family had outgrown their existing home and she wanted a larger home for herself and her two growing children. The home was perfect for a single person. The buyer was a single man who had been...
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