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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 14
This is the third time this month that a seller has told me they read a blog I wrote and decided to hire me. It makes me wonder how many other clients never say a thing. Many just say they found me online, and that could mean anything. They could have gone to one of those websites that lists top ...

By An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 14
If You Focus on the Chug Hole or Pot Hole (Location Language), You'll Fall Into It!Have you ever noticed that while driving a car, or riding a bike, if you focus on that chug hole or pothole as they are called in some areas, you'll hit it! Even though you're focusing on it to avoid it. Our bodies...

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 23
"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."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always o...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 15
Real estate agents make all sorts of claims about their listings and about their services. Some of those claims - like saying that  your waterfront listing has the finest beach or the most beautiful view on the lake - are classified as puffery and are largely ignored by the general public. (That'...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Certified Luxury Specialist and Interior Designer
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 20
Don't be afraid to congratulate your competition.I always try to congratulate my fellow Real Estate professionals when I read articles about them, or if they made a phenomenal sale or even when they get a really great listing.  We all like to be congratulated and like to be recognized for our acc...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 35
  (Bernie here) A recent shopping experience brought to mind “Singularity” and my ongoing discussions with Ron Segiel and others about the threat of advanced technology. The premise of Singularity is that technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will become so advanced that technology will tur...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 19
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~How often do you check your Facebook Analytics? Did you know you could? A quick way is via the top menu on your FB Biz Page. Click on "Insights". From there you can get a quick snapshot of your FB reach, views, likes, engagement, new followers, ad/boosted information, a...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 25
This week, we direct our focus to listing videos.  First of all, we like to use interactive 3D tours, aerial videos, and slide-shows as visual marketing pieces for listings, with the addition of a lifestyle video to highlight the “feel of the property.”  The effort is to attract the right buyer ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
Staging Myths & MisunderstandingsLast year I read a post that discussed seeing past staging when buying a home.  And that may be true when viewing a model home. A buyer needs to be realistic in that their own furniture and design may not yield the same effects as that selected by a professional i...

By Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury)
Comments 62
The Accompanied Showing ~ No Thank You!We have all been there as agents right? The Seller wants us to be present at each and every showing. Is this really feasible and the other question, is this a strategy that is conducive to a potential sale? My short answer is no on both accounts. Of course t...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 42
 We're working on some new customized marketing plans for upcoming listings.  And while we know that the buying process is a mixture of emotions and logic, we really were struck with the Yin Yang aspect of getting a house ready to list. When things are second nature to us, we tend to forget the p...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 33
Cut From the Same Cloth?Don't you hate it when are going out on a listing appointment and a seller doesn't want to hear what makes you different from any other agent in town.  They just want to hear what you charge.  You just know, right there, that you have a penny pincher.  They fail to look at...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 12
If you read us regularly, you know we love blogging niches.  Greater Cincinnati patio homes drives a lot of my blogging topic selection.  That niche sets us well apart from our competition for any buyer (or seller) searching for patio homes.But within our niche we have another niche, and that's n...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 35
 Maintaining the reality of your public persona and your real-life persona could be a delicate balance. Hard to believe, but many agents do not get the concept of what you write about, what they post about is in the public domain. Just to give you an example, I Google Endre Barath and Endre Barat...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 61
Sorry Sellers! Buyers are not Interested in Buying, THEN LookingDon't Ask Buyers to Write an Offer, THEN Tour the Property!  If you have a tenant in place and hope to work with a buyer, only to show the home ‘once under Contract,’ think again! How often have you purchased something the magnitude ...

By An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 17
You Say Tomato... I Say Tomahto...We can play nice in the sandbox with others that don't quite do things the way that we do.  Who's to say which way is right when both ways are working. I do not want to work 24/7... my family does not want me too... my clients do not want me to... so what makes a...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 40
Financial Issues You Should Consider When Relocating As you begin planning for your relocation, whether you are moving on your own or with a relocation package or company through your employer, it’s important to consider the costs associated with a big move, and to plan ahead.  Having experienced...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 64
I Didn’t Want What I Bought to Be Served Up with a Spoonful of Your Opinion. While at the Delray Affair, I was enjoying walking along Atlantic Avenue...taking in all of the activity, people watching and enjoying the day. While I was making a purchase at one of the booths, I made some small talk w...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 49
Real estate agents and brokers are independent business owners.  As such you know you are accountable for your results.   In my consultation with my business owners in Westchester County we work on success through focusing on their vision, their values, and goals. Then they execute their goals an...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 22
The world of mortgage lending is confusing to many and what is even more confusing to borrowers and real estate agents is the difference in information for qualifying from one lender to another. This is why everyone must first learn the word OVERLAY.  What does overlay mean in the context of mort...
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