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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 30
The house next door has a newly installed “For Sale” sign.  Perhaps, you wonder who your new neighbors may be.  Will they be good neighbors?  There can be a small amount of anxiety surrounding these questions.  However, there are things you can do to improve your chances of getting a quality new ...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 50
I Still Say Start With ActiveRain      Today I had a meeting with a local, young, and successful agent in my office.  In an hour's time we talked about a lot.  Website creation, SEO, blogging, social media, video marketing, referral business, long-tail keyword use, and network growth - all in an ...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 42
 Life Lessons Horses Have Taught Me Over The Years                                           Over the many years (almost 40 years now) of being involved with horses, I have learned so much from them.  I have learned how to ride and train another living being, as well as how to care for another li...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 43
Networking is Great But Does It Produce Referral Business? CRS (Certified Residential Specialists) has some excellent training and webinars and today I had the privilege of listening to one on how to get more referrals. There was one huge takeaway in networking besides showing people you care and...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 32
 The nature of ActiveRain is that it is for many people a points driven culture.  Leave a comment.  Get points.Write a post.  Get points.Answer a question.  Get points.Reblog another's post.  Get points.Accumulate enough points, your price of participation goes down every 100,000 points.  Rinse, ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 28
  FAQ How Do Home Inspections Work in Arizona?    The Home Inspection Period can be a stressful time for both buyers and sellers. In Arizona the normal inspection period, per our AAR contact, is 10 days. If more time is needed to perform an inspection that is negotiated out by the buyer and selle...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 26
Southern Utah Small Business Spotlight: Judd's General Store  Yesterday was spent getting the quarterly mailing ready to send out to past clients. With summer in mind, I designed a 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 4-color greeting card that included an ice-cream cone coupon to a local business.  Every envelope wa...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 51
When you market like you mean it, people do not forget you.  I have never had a database of names and contact information for my past clients, and I’ve been in the real estate business for 39 years.  I have never made phone calls, written letters or made stop-by visits to past clients.  Another p...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 77
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...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 63
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...

By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 114
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...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 15
   Let us set the stage for this post with please no comments on what you don't eat and should not look at...those are very very individual choices....sometimes medically necessary and others by your own choices.  We come from all things in moderation school and you know your limitations or alle...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 46
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 ...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 16
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...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 51
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...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 46
It’s About Time for a Meetup 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...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 48
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...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 46
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...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 34
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 ...

By Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 46
  "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...