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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 79
The majority of us are tired of the politically correct noose that has reduced our language to torturing synonyms, inventing hyphenated labels, and ridiculous expressions like “vertically challenged” for someone who is very short.  We think the antidote to all that is to focus on being polite and...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 107
Last night a fellow Realtor of mine was telling me about a situation where she received two very similar offers on one of her listings. The difference was important. The first offer was presented from a seasoned & trusted area agent. The second agent still had his real estate school umbilical cor...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
Comments 21
Every single thing you do regarding online marketing for your real estate business should have Search Engine Optimization at the forefront. No matter how pretty your page, how stellar your images, or how eloquent your content, your efforts will be moot if potential clients cannot find you online....
This article was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.Have you been at a loss lately with your Facebook ads for your real estate business? You're not alone. Many real estate agents test their ads time and time again, but targeting can get stale. Have you tried targeting your ads with...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 27
    As agents, we are all very aware that our career is very much about building relationships. Buying and selling a home is one of the most important decisions in a person's life, so it is detrimental that we, as their real estate advisor, make each individual feel comfortable and confident abou...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 21
A large part of the formula for a successful real estate career is identifying a need in the market and finding a way to fill it.  Whether you do that by developing a niche for "two story homes with pools on over 6 acres in the most fantastic school district ever" or creating a marketing plan tha...
By Tamara Elliott-Deering
(Central Metro Realty)
Comments 24
 Aging in Place and to a lesser degree Universal Design are buzzwords that we've been hearing a lot lately. The intent is that you remain in your home as long as possible after retiring in order to continue enjoying your independence and contact with your friends and community. Isolation is a lea...
By Deborah Laemmerhirt, CT, Ridgefield,Wilton,Greenwich,NewCanaan, Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman, Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes International)
Comments 8
How to Make House Hunting More Fun for Children It is important to involve children in the search for Candlewood Lake waterfront homes for sale as much as possible. Doing so will help them feel excited about finding a new home or vacation destination and lessen the stress for both you and the kid...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 84
Today is National Wear Red Day as part of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® campaign. We tend to think of heart disease as primarily a male problem, but heart disease and strokes kill one in three women every year and are often referred to as the "silent killers." Fortunately in ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
Just Why Aren’t You Staging Your House?  Agents are often asked if they suggest staging when listing a home.  And, as a Home Stager, my ears perk up because I am interested in their opinion and perception of Home Staging. Some have never worked with a stager and don’t suggest it unless their clie...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 57
Those who know me pretty well, also know I have a fascination and admiration for those guys over at Pixar Studios, in Emeryville, who create digital animations and films like, Finding Nemo, etc. In addition to Pixar Studio magic, I also get a kick out of the process which has real animals talking...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Comments 46
Save A BLOG Post For LaterOh the GEMS that are found on ActiveRAin! Have you ever read a blog post that seems to have a ton of great ideas? IF you are an active member of ActiveRain, of course you have. That was a rhetorical question. On any given day after reading a quality post, maybe I might w...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
Comments 66
  When running a business, one of the biggest things you need to keep in mind is how you are going to market your business. You do not have to do this process alone, but when you’re first starting out, the budget for an online marketing team and additional resources may not be the main focus. . ....
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 49
Fannie Mae will be coming out with Desktop Underwriter (DU) Version 10.0 the weekend of June 25, 2016.  DU Version 10.0 will begin to incorporate additional credit information in evaluating mortgage applications.  DU Version 10.0 will look at a snap shot of a Borrower's credit history by looking ...
By CJ Hays, Online Reputation Marketing for Realtors
(Agent Reputation)
Comments 26
I am writing this series as an active Yelper and as one who gets invited by Yelp to attend their local and regional gatherings. I have access to their regional managers. When I or clients have questions, I go right to the source. Plus I am in the reputation and review business.Prior to writing th...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 52
The High of the Accepted Offer...Back to Reality! Once the excitement of the accepted offer wains down, it is time to get back to work.  I mean, now the real work begins.   Over the weekend, I wrote an offer with a first time home buyer.  We were able to get our offer accepted with a couple of co...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 54
Whether you're purchasing a brand new construction home or a resale property, one of the decisions you are most likely to be faced with is the option to upgrade counter tops. Very rarely will a home come furnished with your exact taste, style, color, or type of counter top and there are multiple ...
By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Comments 34
Did I ever tell you a dirty little secret I've been keeping? The money is in the benefits!It has been THE secret weapon countless times.Some years ago Michael Miller profiled me in his book "Youtube for Business." The link is here or here. https://goo.gl/S7qoMCIt was unnecessary for me to write t...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 64
ActiveRain Palm Beach County MeetUp- A Surprise Guest! I hope you’ve had the opportunity to attend an ActiveRain MeetUp because they truly are fun.  Five of us met on Tuesday at Miller’s Boca Ale House and we’re already planning the next MeetUp! We all caught up with what everyone was doing.  Ely...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 49
Maryland has the best crab cakes! One of the best places to eat Maryland crab cakes is at G & M Restaurant in Linthicum Heights. And the best people to enjoy those crab cakes with are my ActiveRain friends!This was the second time that we held our ActiveRain Meet-Up at G & M Restaurant and I susp...
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