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By Kelly at BoomTown
((866) 319-3771)
Comments 9
I’m sure you’re familiar with the expression you can attract more flies with honey than vinegar? Well this week we’re putting it to the test. And the winner of this test receives an Apple Watch and 5000 ActiveRain points. Sounds like some pretty sweet honey.We’re taking it to the streets, on soci...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
A closet case or not? Defining the Bedroom.Wenatchee Home Inspections This comes up often in many forums and discussions. I even recently had a discussion with a very good builder I know.  Like so often I hear “Closet” attached to the defining a bedroom. Now I know many in the appraisal industry ...
By Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R)
(Springer Realty Group)
Comments 12
Yesterday was a monumental day in the life of Faith LaRosse My family and I have always been quite active- kayaking, camping, hiking. My children and grandchildren are all runners. My husband ran track in school and had always loved it.   Running has never been something that had the slightest bi...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 14
Most of us use a GPS every day.  We have them in our cars but that is not all.  We use them on our phones to know where we are now. We use them to order a car on Uber or we use them to find a restaurant nearby. We have become more productive and less stressed because we have used this very simple...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
(Power Brokers Int'l)
Comments 20
Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Los Angeles with its extremely low inventory, you will need to pay attention to the value of comps, or how the list price of a home is calculated. I am sure you have heard the term "comps" bandied about. Comps are comparison properties, and ...
By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 26
    This particular subject costs Home-buyers, Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors, a substantial amount of money annually when the buyer's expectations are not met after their HVAC system, which is a mechanical device that can fail at any moment, does in fact fail. So who is to blame? Often, ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 58
10 Lessons Learned from Writing Localism PostsI write localism posts and enjoy doing so. There are some members that choose to not spend time on this and don't want calls unrelated to real estate. Today my phone rang  and the caller asked if I had all you can eat crab legs?I asked who he thought ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 43
Some like me made a business decision to market a Geographical area as a business model. Does that mean you will have instant gratification in obtaining listings? No. Why would you decide to market to an area if you might not achieve immediate results? Because you are in this for the long haul, y...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 48
Home Buyer Tax BreaksTax season is here and many consumers are not completely aware of the home buyer tax deductions and breaks they may be entitled to. While we all need to pay our fair share of taxes, it is nice knowing we may get a refund  if we are able to itemize and claim some of the homeow...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 24
Most people who have experienced a life threatening accident say that things seemed to happen in slow motion. Have you ever noticed that when you’re traveling in unfamiliar territory towards a new (to you) destination, it seems to take FOREVER to get there . . . And when returning home from said ...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County)
Comments 27
I got a call yesterday from prequalified , first - time buyers. They are newly married and have been saving to put down a down payment. They have done their research.. online. I asked , "whom may I thank for giving you my number" ? She said, "Zillow reviews ".  Wonderful. I find it helpful when c...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 24
Representing a higher standard of professionalism. That's me! The author of a denigrating real estate article decided to debut it twice, in 2010 and again in 2015 after changing it up. Perhaps he did not receive the attention he was seeking the first time.  I have the power to change the public's...
By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 20
Activerain Meetup Denver had Lots of New Faces - It is always great to get together with fellow Activerain members and this past thursday was no exception even if there was a noticeable absence of some of the usual suspects..... apparently there is a big footbll game this weekend and some of the ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 48
Business Advice From A Toothache I broke a tooth last weekend. Ouch! It was almost worth it because it was on a fantastic Chicken Fried Steak breakfast....but one of the poached eggs on top had a little piece of shell....oops.The tooth didn't hurt as long as I chewed on the other side of my mouth...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 74
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 98
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 26
    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...
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