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Something Learned from ActiveRain
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
by Patricia Feager, 7/24/2017 Earth, Water, Sky Something I learned from Bob Stewart at one of his visits to the Marriott for a presentation of ActiveRain in Plano, TX several years ago, is that using photographs in a blog post is an effective way to get noticed with SEO. From that day on, I did...
Sticktoitiveness - Leaving No Stone Unturned
By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Tenacity (Sticktoitiveness) - Leaving No Stone UnturnedI'll be the first to admit, in my personal life, I love the status-quo--it's a comfort zone that I could live within forever! However, when it comes to business, I remind myself that I cannot allow my personal comfort to dictate how I operat...
When Did Ridiculing Others Become a Popular Sport?
By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
So, who hasn't seen the listing of the artist's house in Richmond, Texas that has been making the rounds on social media this past week? Although admittedly, my first instinct was "WTH?" I admit, after looking at the photos a few times, I thought the house was sort of cool in a cluttered, artisti...
Darn Duck It - Agent versus Duck
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
by Patricia Feager Demonstrate composure even if you're in deep water Decide to be happy even when things seem muddy Display confidence & grounded even when you're wet Ducks, like Real Estate Agents learn to adapt. When they have to paddle, they paddle like crazy while keeping calm to all ...
Buying a home? What is the process?
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Buying a home? What is the process?Buying a home is one of the most exciting and sometimes horrifying experiences adults face. It can be exhilarating in the beginning, labor intensive in the middle and exhausting by the end. Some deals just go that way, but not every deal needs to wear you out by...
Pondering...On The Subject of Networking, Dodgeball and Stuff
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Pondering...On The Subject of Networking, Dodgeball and Stuff Because It’s Sunday And Because I Can Because it’s Sunday. I ponder. And then I digress. Because I can.There’s a contest this month in the ActiveRain community about the power of networking. So instead of yet another market report...
It’s About Time for a Meetup, 2017
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
It’s About Time for a Meetuphttp://activerain.com/groups/ActiveRainMeetupNewsFor those who are not familiar with Active Rain Meetups, they are an informal opportunity to get together with AR members and future members from your area of the country.Some are just a few people joining each other for...
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain July 16- July 22, 2017.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain July 16- July 22, 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 c...
You Know They Will Talk About You: What Do You Want Them To Say?
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
You Know They Will Talk About You:What Do You Want Them To Say? The topic of real estate always seems to be a hot one, and people love talking about it – those buying it and those selling it. They’ll talk with family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues at work, and others in their network, or...
I Can't Interfere In Your Agent's Business
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Every now and then we get asked questions we can't answer, and it's not necessarily because we don't know the answer, but because we can't get involved in another agent's business with you.Basically if you've hired an agent to help you sell your home or buy one, they're your HIRED subject matter ...
Good To Know Stuff If You Are A Real Estate Agent
By Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
"In the Real Estate business you learn more about people, you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life, you learn more about the impact of government, probable than any other profession that I know of."Johnny Jackson I have been in the Real Estate business since 1979 and fr...
Make Up To 18 Points on a Reverse Mortgage!!!
By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Make Up To 18 Points on a Reverse Mortgage! This in bold font on an email I received last night from "Barrett Financial Group" (listed location, to avoid confusion with any other companies with the same name, is Gilbert AZ). Recently, I've seen a lot of people question "why is there su...
Facebook Fridays - Where Does Your Time Go?
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~We all know how critical time is in our industry, in fact, I bet most of us think we do not have enough of it to tackle all the tasks we are working on. The truth is, sometimes a few tweaks to our management of available time can pay huge dividends if we use that newly ...
Is this the house you Sikh?
By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
I recently heard about a home-seller who was a Sikh. As some of you may know (I didn't), male Sikh's believe in allowing their hair to grow uncut, as a sign of respect for God's perfect creation. The also allow their beards to grow very long and uncut. They comb their hair twice a day with a sm...
Networking Is An Excellent Way To Increase Business
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Praful Thakkar is hosting an ActiveRain Challenge this month titled "Your Network Is Your Networth". In his challenge Praful challenges us to to write about: Who is in our network. How do we work our network. Write a post about our success through our network. Anyone who follows my blog knows ...
My Network is Simple Follow Me
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
My Network is Simple Follow Me My friend Praful Thakkar asked us to write a post about our Network . Mine is really simple to follow . I write a blog on Active Rain . I am sad that more Real Estate companies do not encourage their agents to write about Real Estate It has been a blessing for ...
Wire Fraud: What you need to know prior to Application for Mortgage
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)
Wire Fraud: What you need to know prior to Application for Mortgage An increased focus is being given to the topic of wire fraud these days ... Rightfully so, as the number of stories of attempted and successful wire fraud and scams is on the rise. On ActiveRain, a social media and blog...
The Trickle Up Effect
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Current conditions in the Fort Collins CO real estate market are the result of complex interactions between structural, economic and psychological factors. And looking at only one indicator of what is happening is unlikely to give us a complete understanding of causes and effects. But let's do so...
Your Pets Will Teach If You Will Learn!
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
I wonder if many of us fail to take the time to learn the lessons our pets teach us. Just over the past week or so I have been thinking about all the nuggets that my Boston Terrier Diesel has taught me over the past ten or so years. First lesson early on was persist and you will get noticed. ...
WHY do Amazon and Zillow want to take over Real Estate?
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
The question was posed that "Why is there a need for mega companies to take over and change the real estate industry?" I keep hearing "what are they trying to fix?" and "How can they do it better?" but the reason may simply be to make more money. You really think they care about Mr and Mrs small ...
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