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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 12
 My Network is Simple Follow Me    My friend Praful Thakkar  asked us to write a post about our Network . Mine is really simple to follow . I write a blog on Active Rain . I am sad that more Real Estate companies do not encourage their agents to write about Real Estate It has been a blessing for ...

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)
Comments 9
  Wire Fraud:   What you need to know prior to Application for Mortgage     An increased focus is being given to the topic of wire fraud these days ...  Rightfully so, as the number of stories of attempted and successful wire fraud and scams is on the rise.  On ActiveRain, a social media and blog...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 16
Current conditions in the Fort Collins CO real estate market are the result of complex interactions between structural, economic and psychological factors. And looking at only one indicator of what is happening is unlikely to give us a complete understanding of causes and effects. But let's do so...

By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 6
I wonder if many of us fail to take the time to learn the lessons our pets teach us.   Just over the past week or so I have been thinking about all the nuggets that my Boston Terrier Diesel has taught me over the past ten or so years. First lesson early on was persist and you will get noticed.  ...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 25
The question was posed that "Why is there a need for mega companies to take over and change the real estate industry?" I keep hearing "what are they trying to fix?" and "How can they do it better?" but the reason may simply be to make more money. You really think they care about Mr and Mrs small ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 37
Neutral Doesn’t Have to Be Boring... At a recent consultation, my client was apprehensive about staging her house. She’d been told that she would have to neutralize everything and wasn’t sure she wanted her house to end up looking bland.  I totally understand her apprehension because we tend to t...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Comments 22
Four Ways to Buy a New Home Before Selling Your Current One We here in the San Francisco Bay Area --- and from what I'm gathering, in many other areas of the country as well --- have dealt firsthand with the virtual impossibility of the "contingent offer."  That is, when a buyer must sell his cur...

By Nadine Larder, Real Estate Marketing Expert/PrinterBees Founder
Comments 9
Do you know who your best clients are? What generation do they belong to?This is an important question because different generations have different ideas about success, money, communication, social media, and more. If you are targeting Baby Boomers, you will need to market much differently than t...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 41
 There are written rules for this community and if you haven't read them, it's a good idea to find out what they are and you'll understand why this community thrives.If you want to keep things rosy, there are some clear no-nos. Don't self-advertise on another bloggers post.  Don't be rude! (remem...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 48
Identifying and then dominating an uncontested or under served market niche requires laser sharp focus. That means systematically minding your own business and eradicating anything from your consciousness that can distract you from your task at hand.  Minding your own business is a tall order for...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 27
  People hear and believe what they want to believe....and as a result whether the subject is Divorce, Real Estate....or any other....there is a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding  with terms that the "Lay People" may not know.    To many people "Quit Claim" means that they are no long...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 34
Inquiring minds want to know.  Can An FHA Loan Be Done On A Property In A Nudist Colony?  At first my quick answer was yes, but then it hit me, it could as well be no.  So why would an FHA Loan not be able to be done on a property in a nudist colony?The answer is really very simple.  FHA does not...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 45
We all talk about creating a plan of attack to accomplish goals. Goals are not difficult to establish; and plans to achieve those goals are not tough to map out. So, you have goals and a plan to achieve them.  Now what? Ah, the difficult part begins here. There are two skills that must be exercis...

By Dave Fratello, Broker/blogger based in Manhattan Beach, CA
(Confidential Realty)
Comments 32
Oh, the slings and arrows Zillow invites upon itself!The "Instant Offers" controversy led my local board of realtors in Southern California (South Bay) to host a meeting last week to vent the issues.Judging from the tone in the room, agents smell a rat. People suspect they've seen Zillow showing ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 52
Look at your real estate business an ask yourself this question about your organization.  Do I spend most of my time developing my team in the areas of skills and knowledge?  I am guessing the the majority said yes. It seems that when many managers hire people they spend a tremendous amount of ti...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 77
3 Smart Reasons To Consider Downsizing Living large isn't necessarily living better.  Townhomes, condos and villas have become the new norm for more people than ever before.  Yes, many of townhome/villa buyers are Baby Boomers but, it’s clear that other generations are beginning to prefer smaller...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 32
Did you know you're supposed to use a DIFFERENT vacuum for hardwood floors than for carpet?  Did you know that your current vacuum may be scratching your hardwood?  Most people don't realize this. Originally posted in full here:  What's the best vacuum for hardwood floors?  (Please note that ther...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 62
  Our ActiveRain family has lost one of our favorite people here in the Phoenix Rain.  I'm so very sorry to say that Nancy Laswick's husband, Scott Condry passed away suddenly while in the hospital for surgery several weeks ago.    My heart goes out to Nancy and her family. She hasn't been in the...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 88
by Patricia Feager, 7/16/2017   And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a budwas more painful than the risk it took to blossom. --- ELIZABETH APPEL   Have you ever noticed that every flower embodies aspects of you,your timidness; then hopes to blossom into something biggerand brighter, ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 27
  There is absolutely no question in my mind how priceless my network is and has been for my entire career in real estate. Fortunately I learned early on the why and how of connecting and building a network from my Father. He was a master network. He could strike up a conversation with anyone, ab...