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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 28
Crisis Management For some life seems centered around the crisis du jour.  So it makes sense that real estate mimics life in that aspect for those people.Well..that is if you let it.  Right? Please understand your crisis might not be my crisis.  And in fact -- I may not think of it as a crisis at...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 45
by Patricia Feager, 8/18/2017 A licensee in Real Estate has the best of both worlds and knows the difference between success and failure. No one who enters this profession is the same person from the time they began their career until they retire - which for most is never.  STAYING ALIVE IN REAL ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 70
FAQ  What is Open House Protocol?  Many people, whether they're in the market for a home or simply curious, enjoy attending Sunday afternoon open houses. If you've ever wondered about proper open house etiquette or have questions about the role of the agent hosting the open house, here are some s...

By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 20
I showed a house recently where the prospective buyers liked the "blank slate it offers."  The blank slate referred to this property's very neutral decor (a lot of white spaces).The prospective buyers started adding up the costs to make the house like they want (make it their house, I suppose).  ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 31
Pretty much everyone hates nasty surprises! Yep! Bad news sucks! We all experience pain and suffering at the hands of Auto-Mechanics (I’m at Lincoln Ford of Franklin and just got the news I need new brake pads and tires), doctors, REALTORS, Dentists, and the worst part about all this is that surp...

By Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP
(Keller Williams Partners)
Comments 29
 Today I went to see a new dental hygienist recommended to me. My last hygienist moved away that I had seen for over 10 years. She  introduced herself , sat me down in the chair and asked numerous questions to get to know me. I told her what was important to me, the procedure that my last hygieni...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 44
How Are You Greeting Your Buyers? How often have you heard that you only get one chance to make a good first impression? Yes, it’s become a bit overused but it’s because it’s true. When you decide to sell your home, it’s important to remember that first impressions do count. The first impression ...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 24
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~I have mentioned in the past that joining (and becoming active) in local FB groups is such an easy (and free) way to help us gain brand exposure and establish trust/rapport that can lead to new clients. Did you join any local FB groups this week? Are you consistently ac...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Comments 22
Can I Use RSU Income to Qualify for a Mortgage? Way back in 1997, Jeff Bezos set forth his bold business plan for Amazon, with proviso #9 reading:  "We will hire and retain the best people and we will not pay them with cash."  Wait.  What??? So I guess it's no longer any secret that many technolo...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 54
Delray Beach MeetUp...Our Biggest Yet! We had fun!!!  Way back in the way-back machine, I can remember a MeetUp where there were just 2 of us present. But, you know what...it was still fun.  No matter the number, whether it’s 3 or 13...it’s so much fun to catch up with those we’ve met before and ...

By Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury)
Comments 38
Real Estate and KindergartenToday as I watched my little guy heading into his first day of Kindergarten, my heart was swollen with pride, nostalgia, and a little lump in my throat.  How did these years go by so quickly? How quickly will the next few years go by? After waving goodbye, I headed to ...

By Katie B. Cullum, Bringing Family and Homes Together
(Broker Associate & Realtor® at Equity Colorado)
Comments 27
Well, today marks my first blog post on AR and I felt quite motivated to write today as earlier I was enjoying lunch with some fellow Agents and discussing the market and local happenings - there were newbies and senior Agents in attendance and I was quite surprised at where our conversation went...

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 34
 Have Student Loans? Think you Can't Buy a Home? WRONG!  Do you ... Want to buy a home? Have Student Loan debt? If you answered "Yes" to the questions above, it's important for you to know that contrary to what is commonly seen and believed, it is possible to buy a home when you have Student Loan...

By Nancy Golliday, Web Design for RE
(NancyGolliday.Com)
Comments 29
Google Analytics is a comprehensive platform that tracks and analyzes your website's traffic. But a lot of folks find it intimidating and challenging to use. Understanding how to get some basic information from the Google Analytics platform can give you a pretty good insight into how your website...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 49
Almost every state across the country is experiencing a sellers’ market. Listing agents are focused on digging deeply for new, fresh inventory. I’d like to believe all real estate professionals are “marketing like they mean it” no matter what the market conditions might be.  As we continue, every...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 32
3 Home Selling Mistakes to AvoidIf you are a homeowner selling your house in a seller’s market with high demand and low inventory, it’s a reason to be happy. However, even in a hot seller’s market, it is possible to go weeks..months without any offers and few showings. Before you know it, your li...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 32
 "No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you. All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are." --Mark Cuban  "Shallow men believe in luck or in ci...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 40
Wow... Anna Banana’s  challenge this month “ActiveRain August Challenge – Best – Business Practices,” really made me pause and go back to my early experiences as a Realtor®. It’s been an opportunity to revisit my business starting from the beginning. In 1990 I found myself a single mom and needed...

By Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling, Phoenix Real Estate Agent
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 79
 From an engineers perspective -  Facts  My main career has been engineering (aerospace industry) for 35 years. It has been very valuable to bring my perspective to our real estate business. Anna (my broker and business partner) is very organized and has had systems in place since I've known her....

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 44
 What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  August 6- August 12, 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 ...
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