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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 11
Most people who have experienced a life threatening accident say that things seemed to happen in slow motion. Have you ever noticed that when you’re traveling in unfamiliar territory towards a new (to you) destination, it seems to take FOREVER to get there . . . And when returning home from said ...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County)
Comments 18
I got a call yesterday from prequalified , first - time buyers. They are newly married and have been saving to put down a down payment. They have done their research.. online. I asked , "whom may I thank for giving you my number" ? She said, "Zillow reviews ".  Wonderful. I find it helpful when c...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 19
Representing a higher standard of professionalism. That's me! The author of a denigrating real estate article decided to debut it twice, in 2010 and again in 2015 after changing it up. Perhaps he did not receive the attention he was seeking the first time.  I have the power to change the public's...
By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 13
Activerain Meetup Denver had Lots of New Faces - It is always great to get together with fellow Activerain members and this past thursday was no exception even if there was a noticeable absence of some of the usual suspects..... apparently there is a big footbll game this weekend and some of the ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 45
Business Advice From A Toothache I broke a tooth last weekend. Ouch! It was almost worth it because it was on a fantastic Chicken Fried Steak breakfast....but one of the poached eggs on top had a little piece of shell....oops.The tooth didn't hurt as long as I chewed on the other side of my mouth...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 62
The majority of us are tired of the politically correct noose that has reduced our language to torturing synonyms, inventing hyphenated labels, and ridiculous expressions like “vertically challenged” for someone who is very short.  We think the antidote to all that is to focus on being polite and...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 90
Last night a fellow Realtor of mine was telling me about a situation where she received two very similar offers on one of her listings. The difference was important. The first offer was presented from a seasoned & trusted area agent. The second agent still had his real estate school umbilical cor...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
Comments 18
Every single thing you do regarding online marketing for your real estate business should have Search Engine Optimization at the forefront. No matter how pretty your page, how stellar your images, or how eloquent your content, your efforts will be moot if potential clients cannot find you online....
This article was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.Have you been at a loss lately with your Facebook ads for your real estate business? You're not alone. Many real estate agents test their ads time and time again, but targeting can get stale. Have you tried targeting your ads with...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 26
    As agents, we are all very aware that our career is very much about building relationships. Buying and selling a home is one of the most important decisions in a person's life, so it is detrimental that we, as their real estate advisor, make each individual feel comfortable and confident abou...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 20
A large part of the formula for a successful real estate career is identifying a need in the market and finding a way to fill it.  Whether you do that by developing a niche for "two story homes with pools on over 6 acres in the most fantastic school district ever" or creating a marketing plan tha...
By Tamara Elliott-Deering
(Central Metro Realty)
Comments 22
 Aging in Place and to a lesser degree Universal Design are buzzwords that we've been hearing a lot lately. The intent is that you remain in your home as long as possible after retiring in order to continue enjoying your independence and contact with your friends and community. Isolation is a lea...
By Deborah Laemmerhirt, CT, Ridgefield,Wilton,Greenwich,NewCanaan, Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman, Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction
(Keller Williams Luxury Homes International)
Comments 8
How to Make House Hunting More Fun for Children It is important to involve children in the search for Candlewood Lake waterfront homes for sale as much as possible. Doing so will help them feel excited about finding a new home or vacation destination and lessen the stress for both you and the kid...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 72
Today is National Wear Red Day as part of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® campaign. We tend to think of heart disease as primarily a male problem, but heart disease and strokes kill one in three women every year and are often referred to as the "silent killers." Fortunately in ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 39
Just Why Aren’t You Staging Your House?  Agents are often asked if they suggest staging when listing a home.  And, as a Home Stager, my ears perk up because I am interested in their opinion and perception of Home Staging. Some have never worked with a stager and don’t suggest it unless their clie...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 46
Those who know me pretty well, also know I have a fascination and admiration for those guys over at Pixar Studios, in Emeryville, who create digital animations and films like, Finding Nemo, etc. In addition to Pixar Studio magic, I also get a kick out of the process which has real animals talking...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Comments 44
Save A BLOG Post For LaterOh the GEMS that are found on ActiveRAin! Have you ever read a blog post that seems to have a ton of great ideas? IF you are an active member of ActiveRain, of course you have. That was a rhetorical question. On any given day after reading a quality post, maybe I might w...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
Comments 60
  When running a business, one of the biggest things you need to keep in mind is how you are going to market your business. You do not have to do this process alone, but when you’re first starting out, the budget for an online marketing team and additional resources may not be the main focus. . ....
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 45
Fannie Mae will be coming out with Desktop Underwriter (DU) Version 10.0 the weekend of June 25, 2016.  DU Version 10.0 will begin to incorporate additional credit information in evaluating mortgage applications.  DU Version 10.0 will look at a snap shot of a Borrower's credit history by looking ...
By CJ Hays, Online Reputation Marketing for Realtors
(Agent Reputation)
Comments 22
I am writing this series as an active Yelper and as one who gets invited by Yelp to attend their local and regional gatherings. I have access to their regional managers. When I or clients have questions, I go right to the source. Plus I am in the reputation and review business.Prior to writing th...
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