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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 17
Since it's that time of year for decorating our homes for the season, I thought I would share some of my favorite past Christmas tips and ideas for decking the halls. Whenever possible I use what I have on hand to create holiday decor. Tree branches are a really easy resource for Christmas decora...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
Comments 30
After reading Bill and Liz Spear's "epic post" about titles and what gets the google juices flowing, it made me think of these three iconic figures as examples.  Do you want sexy?ORDo you want ethical?ORDo you want to educate and  decorate?  Maybe all four!  To explain, you can have titles filled...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 13
Many years ago, I had a friend who gave me a lot of headaches over my difficulty receiving gifts. It's not that I didn't like gifts, but if someone offered something to me, I would always say, "Oh, that's OK. I'm doing fine." The reality could have been much different, but I was one of those peop...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 11
I just couldn't wait to grow older, and not have to go to bed so early.  I was so certain that so many exciting things happened after I was sent to bed.. I could hear my parents laughing downstairs.  No fair.I couldn't wait to grow older, to get my driver's license.  C'mon, driving around in a li...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 34
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  December 3- December 9, 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!  O...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 52
  In Wisconsin...finished lower levels are HUGE...it is what we do....it is what buyers want...man caves, workshops, play rooms. If you have an exposed lower level...it is a whole extra level of living...with those people who  count "square feet" ...able to include bedrooms, baths, kitchens, rec...

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.)
Comments 22
"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."Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always open to member sug...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 58
BY PATRICIA FEAGER, 12/8/17REALTOR® with DFW FINE PROPERTIES ATTITUDESelling a home is really more about "attitude", as so many things in life are. It all begins with cleanliness, functionality, and making your home comfortable enough so others see themselves having what you have now. ACCESSORIES...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
What is consistency?Being consistent is something that is discussed often, especially here with regards to our marketing efforts. Barbara Todaro, a constant source of marketing information as well as support, suggests we “market like we mean it” and part of that involves being consistent.  When I...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 32
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~As 2017 is winding down, how would you rate your Facebook presence this year? Did you accumulate plenty of quality leads? Pickup new clients? See an improvement in interactions, followers, and/or positive results from your call to actions? Did you effectively try out a ...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 16
DMCA Safe Harbor- keep you and your agents safe from copyright lawsuits.  Your DMCA must be completed by December 31, 2017.  Time is ticking!  Every website you have - needs to have a seperate filing for protection.  What is the DMCA Safe Harbor? The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a f...

By Joel Jadofsky, One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area
(Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach )
Comments 17
When I saw this contest come up today, it instantly brought a smile to my face!  Christmas has always been by far and away my favorite holiday, and the memories I shared with my parents, and now with my children, are something I will cherish for the rest of my days.  The festivities always got st...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 7
6 Ways to Capture and Keep ContactsThere are several methods for getting people to sign up for your widget.  Here are some techniques you can use to capture and keep contacts.Mailings - Decide on a compelling title for your mailings.   Give your newsletter and other mailings attention-grabbing ti...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 26
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland wrote a post on Time is of the Essence and it reminded me of the three principles I learned from my teacher in 1989. The second was location location location, but the third is what I am writing about. I commented to Margaret about and I put the third principle i...

By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 44
I got to thinking yesterday the ineffectiveness of one of our phone tools, with the question,Does Anyone Use Voice Mail Anymore?You know, the modern day equivalent of the old answering machine tied to phone. Now with cell phones, you set up a voice mail "box" to hold your messages, but is anyone ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 21
Instead, lead with KNOW! I know a lot of people who lead with “no”. Yeah! These are the folks who, every time someone brings them a new idea or an invitation to an event or meeting, immediately say “NO!” before they have any clue whatsoever as to what they are saying “NO!”. “NO!” is a complete se...

By Nadine Larder, Real Estate Marketing Expert/PrinterBees Founder
(www.PrinterBees.com)
Comments 17
You’ve probably heard how much a blog can help with your business. It helps you be found when people do website searches for homes in your area. It also helps you build trust and authority with your prospects as they visit your site.But many Realtors® are held back from starting a blog for one si...

By Karen Briscoe
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group - Keller Williams)
Comments 26
It is a tradition in our family every year during the holiday season to watch the Frank Capra classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”. In fact I’ve seen it so many times that I can quote word-for-word many of the scenes. Perhaps it is because of all the real estate lessons contained within!The heart of w...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 51
Reduce the risk by hiring a local agent. Just yesterday, I met with an out-of-towner looking to purchase in the southern Utah area. He agreed that home buyers need the guidance of real estate agent professionals who have local understanding. A local agent: Minimizes risk with local knowledge Has ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 39
I found the above photo while surfing the internet last week. It reminded me of a time in the 1950s when I was a wee lad living in a western suburb of Denver. I was probably ten or eleven when my parents and I went to a trailer exposition like the one shown above. We were not planning on moving i...
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