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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 8
 "Of Course I Work With Military Clients" We're all celebrating Memorial Day. We are spending time with friends and family and hopefully honoring those who have fallen in service to our country. Our Veterans give us so much every day, and we should in turn give back to them. Sometimes that means ...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 13
As most of you know, my team is a team of listing agents.  We focus on listings, and it’s my job to create postcards to make the phone ring to restock the listing shelves.  Don’t think for one moment that it’s an easy task! I prepare a new postcard at the end of every month, and it’s mailed durin...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 0
Remembering the lost.I served as an Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) for 21 years. I was a liaison for the Army, seamlessly integrating air power into the Army's battle plans and bringing major firepower to the fight. It was a rewarding career but everything comes at a price. The...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 37
Memorial Day 2017 Today is Memorial Day and whatever your plans may be, I hope that you will take the time to remember what this day is all about.  In fact, at 3 PM (your local time) there is a National Moment of Remembrance.  Don’t just take the time to remember but think, share, and thank.    T...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 19
Sellers and Helping Them Cope with the Stress of MovingPeople get very attached to their homes. Though their heads tell them it is time to go and move on, their hearts are on the verge of breaking at the thought. Sometimes the reason is financial, other times it may be health issues or time to pr...

By Natalie Fallbach, Senior Loan Officer, Military Housing Specialist
(Academy Mortgage)
Comments 21
Many of our young men and women who are military have now served during a “wartime” and this matters on how we speak to them. As a daughter of two veteran parents, and the wife of an Iraq War Veteran I live this every day. I have been exposed to the military world since the day of my birth and I ...

By Bryant Tutas, Broker/Owner, Tutas Towne Realty, Inc
(Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc)
Comments 33
 Hi, folks. Well, I’m here again to try and regain my long lost blogging mojo. I figure I’ll just start writing and see where it goes. Once upon a time, there was a wee little real estate broker, Broker Bryant. He was incredibly good looking and very humble. For years he was a shining light in th...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(HomeSmart Elite Group,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
Comments 16
This past weekend while setting up showings for a buyer client, I was told to set up a showing for a specific home.  Contacting the listing agent, I was given permission to show the home and my time slot approved.  It is common place to give an hour window of time to show a home so that the home ...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 29
If grizzly bears ate your entry, you were abducted by aliens, you were preparing for your audition on The Voice, you've been binge-watching the Brady Bunch, or you had a bad case of the hiccups, you're in luck*. The contest deadline for the Before & After photo editing contest has been extended t...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 36
   As a regular part of our listing presentation  we include a NET sheet. When we take a listing we have our title company do a search and hold to determine what liens there are on the property.       No matter how educated the Sellers, how experienced the listing agents...there are unpleasant s...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 98
Not Getting Any Referrals from ActiveRain? The other day I received a call from a member looking for someone at ActiveRain. (that’s another story!) The member wanted to know how they could get referrals from this community. They are a relatively new member. After asking a few questions, I could s...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 30
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Social media marketing has always been a little bit like the movie Jumanji (with Robin Williams) to me. You have to keep playing to see results. Sometimes those results are not what you expected but the end goal is to win (i.e. receive buyer/seller clients). When the FB...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 30
Every writer has pet peeves that make him or her cringe. I actually have two.The first one is “I want to thank…” It must just be me, because I see it and hear it all the time. Every time I do, my instant reaction is “Well, then why don’t you do it if you want to?”The other pet peeve, however, I b...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Comments 33
What Can I Do to Make My Home Appraise Higher? Whether the purchase or refinance of a home, where mortgage financing is involved, you can be sure an appraisal be required in the vast majority of cases. With very few exceptions, homeowners or homebuyers seek to obtain the highest and most accurate...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 34
Strengths and Weaknesses REALTORS® Are Like Icebergs... "At any one time you are only seeing about 1/5 of what they are ACTUALLY doing!"As a real estate agent or broker, I know that most of us can relate to this saying.  For our clients sake, we do our best to keep them off the ledge. We take the...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 46
DO WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN REAL ESTATE IN THE FUTURE???I believe we do--on some level. If we open our minds and "free-associate" our thinking so that we narrow down the probabilities and possibilities we will very often find the seeds that bring the new reality into focus.That'...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 49
Use a Fake Snake and Get ResultsSpring is here and birds are nesting. Birds like high places up and out of sight places to build their nests and to stay out of sight from predators. I see bird nests in trees, gutters and other locations that are up off the ground. Birds tend to find my flower bas...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 55
The big portals make a lot of agents anxious. Z/T/ & the big brokers all have WAY more money then we'll ever hope to have.  They can out advertise us pretty easily. They make an announcement and the whole industry quivers.They're 800 pound gorillas and we're chipmunks. Seriously, how can we ...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 82
We work best, when we experience peace and tranquility from within. Real estate sales is a stressful way to earn a consistent income.  The emphasis is on “consistent!”  Every day needs to begin on a positive note. Early morning routines become a necessity and a requirement to maintain that state ...

By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
Comments 21 can you say that Jay?...well I just did...and everyday I come across professionals that tell me that my system is so good yet they still do not send out cards of thanks or gratitude....Today, I am stoked on sharing this more than ever before since those that have used my sys...