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Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain: October 16th-22nd
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
I was just about to print this when Firefox decided to just quit on me! Aaargh! Which brings me to this week's list beginning, appropriately enough with:How To Add A Youtube Video To Your ActiveRain Blog ActiveRain University: Thank you, Bob Stewart, for making this soooo easy!RRRRR; Beware of...
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-October 16 - October 22, 2016.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-October 16 - October 22, 2016. 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! O...
The Phone Call None of Us Want to Get
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
It was a quiet night, I was just finishing off a market appraisal for a short sale and the phone rang, 9:47 at night. "This is Officer Smith from the Sometown police department, your listing at 1234 Horror Street has been vandalized. I got your cell phone number off the sign and I need to cont...
Dear New REALTORS,
By Emmary Simpson, Serving Tucson AZ
(Long Realty - Catalina Foothills)
I know that getting started in real estate can be tough. Where to find your clients, how to offer them the best service, how to stay organized...the list goes on and on.One thing you'll learn quickly is that there are a lot of products out there for you to buy - from on line lead gen, to scripts ...
Google announces a Mobile first search engine policy
By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
I subscribe to Wordtracker because the articles are authoritative and always worth reading. So imagine my surprise when I read just now that Google will have a mobile first search engine index and de-emphasize a desktop first system. The article ways this is a few months away but mobile compatibi...
Write Market Reports Make Your Phone Ring
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Many agents in my office want to do floor time . Yes it is called opportunity time . I however would rather write market reports . Those local reports about communities in the area . What sold what is listed . Go out and take pictures of the area . Tell people about the local places to eat and ha...
Having a Bad Attitude is Like Having a Flat Tire
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Having a Bad Attitude is Like Having a Flat Tire “Having a bad attitude is a lot like a flat tire. If you don’t change it . . . . Your in for a unstable . . . . and bumpy ride that won’t take you very far.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author ...
Why Blogging is Like Baseball
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
I don't claim to be a baseball aficionado but my dad was a semi-pro baseball player during my early childhood. Baseball was his first love, followed very closely by football. Even though Dad only had two girls, we are grateful to him for teaching us how to love and understand sports and how it p...
Real Estate Truth – Sellers are not defined by their property
By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA
(http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com)
Real Estate Truth – Sellers are not defined by their propertyI recently worked with a seller that caused me to develop the following: Real Estate Truth – Sellers are not defined by their property, any more than when they sell any other asset. Holly and I often help sellers value and sell their pr...
Thoughts on Shiny Object Syndrome and Real Estate Agents
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Thoughts on Shiny Object Syndrome and Real Estate AgentsWhen I was a new agent, I wanted to buy everything real estate related. Books, cards, programs, signs...It wasn’t that bad at first, ten dollars here, fifty there, truly didn’t bother me that much as I used whatever it was I was purchasing.A...
Brands Have A Personality: What Is In This Box?
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
What is in this box? A ticket to London? If you put the words, "fly London" in Google, you get British Airways in the first few lines. Here is another clue. This is the inside of the box. There are illustrations of London Landmarks. No, this does not contain a First Class Ticket to London ...
Ask An Ambassador: Blogging DOES Pay (Secret Info Inside)
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Let's say you're a skeptic. You've heard about blogging as a means of building your business but it just doesn't make a lot of sense to you how posts about home buying and selling tips, local events and subdivisions and searches for houses with four car garages an in-ground pool and a barn can t...
How To Add A Youtube Video To Your ActiveRain Blog
By ActiveRain University
The always amazing Patricia Kennedy sent me an email a few days ago asking me if we could have someone do a quick demonstration of how to add a YouTube video to your blog posts on ActiveRain.In the video below, I walk you through exactly how this is done.(and I even used the same tactic to add th...
10 TECH TOOLS YOU CAN’T USE JUST ONCE
By Lee Davenport, LEARN WITH LEE REAL ESTATE TRAINING
Featured in Inman News Back in the day, I cannot truthfully say I was a fan of plain potato chips. I liked a little sizzle or barbecue heat. Despite my resistance, the Frito-Lay mantra, “Bet You Can’t Eat Just One” had me and my thunder thighs hooked to plain Lays. Have you ever noticed that s...
Housing Affordability, Student Debt, All Impact Homeownership
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
The ability to own your own home is being impacted by student loan debt and high rent prices according to participants in the fourth annual housing survey by NeighborWorks America. The perception of the burden on home buyers has increased since 2014. The group's national telephone survey found ...
3 Huge Mistakes Agents Make and How to Avoid Them
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
What Is Pipeline Planner?If you haven’t heard the news yet, I’ve launched a brand new version of my real estate planner on Kickstarter just two days ago. I’m gratified to see all the support that I’ve received thus far, and hope you will check it out. In Pipeline Planner, I’ve built on the feedb...
Is Your Listing Wearing their Pajamas?
By Gordon Crawford, Your Morris County Specialist!
(Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team)
Would you wear your pajamas to a job interview? Probably not, so why would your house? Presentation is EVERYTHING! Think about the lengths retailers go to to package and merchandise their products. Apple is the ultimate marketer. Look at the lengths they go to! Their product is sleek, unclut...
FHA Mortgage Option For Homeowners Who Are Victims Of A Natural Disaster
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
The resent and continuing devastating damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, several homeowners in the Carolina's are suffering major property losses as a result of the flooding. The water levels in coastal areas in the Carolina's have risen and continue to rise to the point of completely destroy...
Celebrating 2 Million Active Rain Points
By Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
After publishing this post today, I will hit 2 million points on ActiveRain. WOW, this is a big deal. When I first started blogging on AR, I never thought I would hit 100,000 or even one million points. Look at me now at 2 million points. I started blogging here in the Rain in November 2008. It ...
WHY DO PEOPLE FEAR SUCCESS?
By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
WHY DO PEOPLE FEAR SUCCESS? Why do so many people work with a poor attitude. Why is everyone looking for a hand out? The American people wanted change and change is here. However, we need to change in order to make it through this change. The other day I was listening to someone on the radio talk...
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