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By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 4
Enjoy the Recording (Description Below)HANDOUTSIf you weren't able to grab the call to action images from the webinar, you can grabe them here!Simply right click on the image and then 'save as' to your desktop for your own use later.      RECAPOn Thursday, May 5, 2016, ActiveRain University held ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 44
An ActiveRain MeetUp...You Call THIS Work? We had a fun MeetUp today at Evergrene, thanks to Donald Urschalitz .  We met by the pool and after yesterday’s storms, we had sun, warm weather with blue skies and no humidity.  It’s hard to plan to attend these MeetUps because closings and showings do ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 30
Facebook MarketingWhat's happening Rainers? The weather in Facebook land is bright and sunny, especially if you have been using the platform this week to spread the good news about your local real estate market! Shares about local events, reviews, and the communities you provide RE service to are...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 44
How not to attract expired listingsAfter the listing expired on my son's duplex a couple of weeks ago, he got one postcard. As I may have mentioned before, folks around here don't do much prospecting.Here is what that postcard said:"We noticed that your property was listed for sale and that listi...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 24
Is Knowledge the Power to Success in Real Estate?We all have heard that anyone can sell Real Estate and the agents are wealthy, with money hanging out of their pockets, as we drive our new shiny new cars to the showings and looking like a million dollars. First of all, that's a myth.  Just ask an...
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Comments 80
A Day That Changed My Life Forever  One hundred and sixty-eight people died on a day that would influence my life forever.I spent most of my adult life self-employed and considered work and career a major part of my life. There was a time I wore 3-piece suits ad drove new or late model vehicles. ...
By Jaycie at BoomTown
((866) 319-3771)
Comments 32
Shiny new.... what? How many times have you heard the you-MUST-be-doing-this-one-thing-or-you-will-FAIL speech? Real estate has no shortage of great technologies. And behind those technologies lie companies making hard pitches on sales tactics, conversion tactics, closing tactics … all centered a...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 110
I received a phone call yesterday about a house for sale in Melbourne, Florida.  Since I was going into an appointment I asked the caller if I could return the call in an hour.  No problem, she repliedAfter returning to my office I called her and after she identified the property I let her know I...
By Eugene Kanciar
(EKAN Home & Property Inspections)
Comments 43
Recently I was asked to do an inspection on a four year old townhouse that did not have a certificate of occupancy. The buyer wanted a property inspection done along with a cost estimate to complete the outstanding work. To further complicate the issue, the building was being lived in, which is i...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 41
Should a home inspector have to move things to be able to inspect properly?The gate was locked and I had not been able to see the back yard of this house.We started inside and began looking around.It occurred to me that the panel box was not where it usually is in a townhouse - at one rear corner...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 30
 In the Business  World It’s Performance That Counts“In business, words are words, explanation are explanation,promises are promises, but only performance is realityHarold Geneen 1910 – 1997, American Businessman, President of ITT    As I see it. . . . . . . .In the business world it’s performanc...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 44
I'm Looking For a Real Estate Agent   Thank you ActiveRainWhile doing some work in the house this morning, I received a very nice phone call. The opening words by the person on the line were: I'm looking for a Real Estate agent. My quick reply was just I just happen to be one.The caller then star...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 38
8 Carpet, runner and area rug trends for 2016  Carpets, area rugs and runners play a big role in our homes from style, comfort to warmth. Over time, carpets and runners (which are fashion items as well as functional), styles and colors continue to evolve. Some trends overlap and create synergy wi...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 34
We heard about blogging long before we ever started.  We KNEW we should do it, but we just didn't.  It's one of the regrets I have, the wish that we'd started when we first found ActiveRain instead of posting a profile entry and promptly disappearing for three years.  This year we're really seein...
By Kenneth J. Jones, Broker of Record, REALTOR®, SFR, SCGREA
(Kenneth J. Jones, REALTOR®)
Comments 70
Are real estate teams more hype than help?That's a question many consumers and many real estate agents are asking.In today's residential real estate world, it's become common to see real estate agents advertise themselves as being part of a "team" with names like, The Smith Team.These real estate...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 58
Say good-bye to mindless luxury real estate blog posts! Google has a brain! Now it can differentiate between worthwhile content and self-congratulating posts or mind numbing real estate information. Google does its best to match the best answers to its users search queries, and then displays its ...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 38
 It’s no doubt that writing market reports is tedious work. From running numbers to creating the graphics to writing the reports and posting to blogs and social media, it’s a lot of work. There are times when I really don’t relish the fact that the monthly reports are due since they do take a lot...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 57
What those Ad Words REALLY mean....  Whether you are a buyer, seller or a Realtor, we have all seen those descriptive words to paint that picture in your mind of a specific property.      But, when you get to the property, it was totally and completely different!      Realtors can come up with so...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 101
The Open House Visitor Who Stayed Too LongI have been reading a lot about safety in our business.  This is not one of those stories. Recently, I was helping an agent in my office with an open house at her new listing.   It was the first day available for showing and as is typical in our low-inven...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 26
We have so many choices when it comes to TV entertainment these days! Why, we can even go the old school route with a HD antenna.... you may only get some local channels, but it's free! Well, except for the antenna investment. Also, we have many cable choices as well. And, we have the satellite d...