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By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 23
I receive calls with this question all the time! Why? I’m a listing agent and my marketing area and sphere know my listings sell. They see my listings go up and soon are under contract and sold. The Buzz is I carefully prepare my listings and price them right. My listings stand out from the compe...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 46
It is very late, well actually it's very early...almost 2 AM  and these first time home buyers submitted an offer at midnight.  I will blame this on AR because John Meussner asked me to help this couple. Our plan... buy a home in the next two days.We made appointments to see four houses this even...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 18
Part of our job as listing agents is to get your home for sale information out to as many buyers as possible.  Of course the local MLS is the primary means of spreading that information.  In general, our MLS is the source of all data regarding homes for sale.  There are standard data fields that ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 68
What It Feels Like to Be a 3 MillionaireSpeaking in ActiveRain jargon, points seem to be the catalyst to get bloggers interested in blogging on a regular basis. The founders were smart in putting this point system in place because as sales agents and independent business people working in an agre...

By Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward
(K1 Realty Group)
Comments 44
 This is one of my favorite testimonies.   When I would hear the word public speaking, there was always that third word connected.  Public Speaking:  In 1996, I published a teen magazine where it allowed teens to  interview celebrities and athletes, attend concerts with press passes.  The student...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 44
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  June 11 - June 17, 2017. 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 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 31
"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  Another week has flown by and here is another batch of excellent posts deserving a little extra attention...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 91
What Does a Successful REALTOR® Look Like? Are You One?I’ve been in sales since I started college and in real estate for fifteen years. I can tell you my goals are a lot different today than they were when I was a new agent. I think part of that is growing up and understanding what’s important. N...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 58
I Don't Want a Listing Agent, But You Can Bring Me a BuyerWhen I first got my license I remember vividly talking with acquaintances who wanted to sell, but didn't want to hire me to list their home.  In their mind, I could still get a piece of the action by bringing them a buyer.  They had no ide...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Long and Foster)
Comments 30
Does this story sound familiar? You started thinking about buying  a home. You didn't think you were serious enough just yet to bother with a real estate agent. You thought that a real estate agent would not work with you since you were only casually interested in buying a new home... maybe next ...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 30
In Colorado, metropolitan districts are special tax districts, a form of local government, created to provide municipal services in areas where these do not exist. These services most typically include water, sanitary sewer, transportation improvements, and parks and recreation, but there are sev...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 46
 Staging FAQ’s-What is the Difference Between a Designed Home and a Staged Home? Many times I’ve been told that a client’s home didn’t need staging because the seller had employed a professional interior designer when they moved in.  In fact, an agent once told me that the client had spent quite ...

By April @ Chime Technologies, We market for agents, build CRM and tools. Ask me!
Comments 9
There are a handful of sales statistics floating around that are designed to inspire persistence. Most sources will claim 70 to 80 percent of leads drop off after the first call or half of leads are never touched. Although leads abandon sales funnels at each stage and agents sometimes have too ma...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 34
 In a time-starved world you only have a Nano-second to capture the attention of your target market and make an indelible, favorable impression about your brand. The first impression must convey the distillation of your marketing message, a message that immediately distinguishes you from your com...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 31
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Recently, Facebook updated its ad reporting and I have been pleasantly surprised how easy to use and insightful it is. If you run ad campaigns you can quickly review your click-thru rates as well as your page interactions, all from the Ads Manager. It works Rainers so g...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 20
Tick Checking, an Important Job that can be FunThough ticks are around throughout the year, we are now in the hieght of Tick Season in this part of the country.You don’t have to go anywhere near the woods to be found by a wood tick or a deer tick.  We find most of them are lurking in the grass be...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 22
How You Treat Your Customers “Treat your customers like lifetime partners.” Michael LeBount American Business Author,Former Management Professor at the University of New Orleans  As I see it . . . . . . .How you treat your customers How you treat your customers . . . . will become the foundation ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 32
 Staging FAQ’s-Is There Anything I Should Do Before My Staging Consultation? One of the questions I’m often asked by agents and sellers is what they should do before the consultation. If you stop to think about it, you’re about to allow a stranger into your home to possibly tell you things you ma...

By Brenda J. Andrew, Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX
Comments 50
If you are looking to buy a house, then DON'T DO THIS!!! Make a Car Purchase Or Lease  (Small Print - It looks good and inticing, but don't do it!!!) This message is for ALL of the BUYERS out there.  It doesn't matter if you are a Doctor making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, or if you a...

By Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP
(Keller Williams Partners)
Comments 42
Was going through my database today and checked a property in which I was competing with another agent in the area.  The other agent told the sellers they could get more than the price they wanted for their home.  I gave them what I believed was the price range a buyer in the current market would...