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Facebook Fridays - Stop Thinking About It...Just Do It!
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~I see it all the time. Lack of follow through, paralysis by analysis, fear of failure, tech limitations, stubbornesss, inability to set aside personal bias, etc. These and other "issues" are killing our online marketing opportunities. We need to stop over thinking thing...
Deepest Sympathy to Roger Mucci and the passing of Mickey
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
It saddens me to post this but I read about Micky's passing this evening on Facebook . I know many Active Rain Members knew Roger Mucci and would read his stories about his mother Mickey . How he would play Gin Rummy with her and her antics and arguments with Mother superior . He would visit...
Happy Thanksgiving from a Time Not Too Long Ago
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
I was eight years old in 1955. I watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade and like a lot of boys my age, I watched Hopalong Cassidy and Mighty Mouse. A couple of years earlier my grandmother took me to the Denver Post to get my picture taken. The Post published photos of little guys like me decked o...
Real Estate cyber attack attempts – how to spot the newest breed
By Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties
Phishing Cyber Attack Attempts Against Real Estate Agents, How to Spot ThemI’ve been recently getting several phishing emails that take on a new tactic. They are looking for an agent to work with on a relocation this year or early next year. These have many red flags that immediately sound the ...
Sometimes When We Work With Buyers We're In It For The Long Haul
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market
(Home Jane Realty)
Working in the real estate industry is not for the faint of heart or for those who need instant gratification. In my ealier days in the biz I had my share of listings, but as my marketing graduated more and more towards focus on my website the leads that came in were primarily from buyers and ren...
Countdown to Thanksgiving--thankful to be cancer free again
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Twenty-four years after having my first bout with breast cancer, I was quite shocked in February to learn I had a second occurrence. In an instant, life changed and became a whirlwind of doctor appointments, tests, more tests, decisions to be made, action to be taken, treatment course to be plann...
Real Estate Agent Epically Destroys Competition In Jaw-Dropping Way
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
It's that time of the week, another edition in our Ask An Ambassador series. You might have noticed we didn't include our regular title this week? Why? Because the topic of the week is blog post titles!When I read through my daily news feed there are certain title buzzwords that are clear ind...
The Dilemma of "Brown" Furniture
By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
What is "brown" furniture? One of the best lines I've read this year is from an article by Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue: "Dining room tables and chairs, end tables and armoires, (brown pieces) have become furniture non grata. Antiques are antiquated." I know my two millennial aged children h...
A How-To Guide to Video Testimonials
By Home Value Leads
This article was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.In our last post, we discussed how important testimonials are as a marketing tool for your real estate business. As an agent, testimonials help paint a picture of just what it is like to work with you and how future clients will b...
Day 9 of the 12 Days of Thanks Giving - Active Rain Saved My Career
By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Day 9 of the 12 Days of Thanks Giving - Debbie Reynold's November challenge is perfect for the days leading up to Thanksgiving. It is my hope that the 12 Days of Thanks Giving will get more of us into the mindset of daily gratitude. Thanks Debbie. Day 9 of Thanks Giving ...
My Buyers' Agent Is A Pain In The A$$. I Wouldn't Have Her Any Other Way
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
My husband and I are currently on the hunt for a home. We are looking to downsize in both square footage and monthly expense. The dream is early retirement and to travel the country.The hunt has been extremely frustrating. As you all know, inventory is at a low, causing prices to rise. But price ...
Is it the Leads that are Bad, or could it be...
By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
I am a huge proponant of getting your own leads. Whatever leads Zillow can get you or Realtor.com can get you or any other vendor can get you.. you can get for yourself. Creating more websites and platforms to get leads from does not create more leads. For instances, if you are getting buyer lea...
I'm Returning Your Love Letter to Sender
By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(Supreme Lending, Marin County, CA)
I'm Returning Your Love Letter to Sender Some buyers will try anything to increase their odds of getting into contract and tugging the heart strings of the seller whose home has set their hearts aflutter. One of the most popular tools for this job is the so-called "love letter." A love letter f...
Leave a Message - Am I Showing My Age?
By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Most recently I was in the shower and being the ever attentive agent I am, my phone was on the counter, you know, just in case!! The phone rang incessantly. I hopped out to check it in the event it was an emergency. Nope, no emergency; just 6 phone calls from the same, unfamiliar number.No brea...
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain November 12- November 18, 2017.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain November 12- November 18, 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! ...
When do you know it is time to Lower your List price?
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
A question people try to avoid, especially home sellers. Before I tell you my thoughts, here is the scenario. A home is listed. The seller insists of listing at an amount higher than all sale comps in the area. For those non agents, a comp is a home that has sold in the last 6 month's or a home ...
Who Knew....Gratitude for Apple and Instant Repair !
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
We have a friend who stays wth us 2 nights a month. He lives in another state and works for a company in Miwaukee.....his "computing"can be done remotely and he comes for meetings when needed. He is our ultimate authority on all things computer. He watched me bury one PC after another.......
Second Chance Saturday: Week 43
By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feels like a roll of the dice? Not anymore. Here is this ...
Thankful for the Ability to Stop Bullies
By Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
This isn't the happy, feel good kind of post that I was thinking I'd be writing about today, especially for the Thankful Season! But a situation occurred yesterday at a professional designation meeting of leaders and I must deal with it because it is serious and can have short and long term c...
My Mortgage Wish List - Make it YOUR Wish List Too Before You Buy a Home
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)
My Mortgage Wish List - Make it YOUR Wish List Too Before You Buy a Home As a Grampa, I'm very aware of "Wish Lists". The topic is of grave concern to my 3 grandkids, especially at this time of the year ... My little cuties, Henry, Marilyn, and Evie, aren't the only ones working on a Wish List...
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