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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 17
 The nature of ActiveRain is that it is for many people a points driven culture.  Leave a comment.  Get points.Write a post.  Get points.Answer a question.  Get points.Reblog another's post.  Get points.Accumulate enough points, your price of participation goes down every 100,000 points.  Rinse, ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 16
  FAQ How Do Home Inspections Work in Arizona?    The Home Inspection Period can be a stressful time for both buyers and sellers. In Arizona the normal inspection period, per our AAR contact, is 10 days. If more time is needed to perform an inspection that is negotiated out by the buyer and selle...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 54
by Patricia Feager, 7/24/2017  Earth, Water, Sky Something I learned from Bob Stewart at one of his visits to the Marriott for a presentation of ActiveRain in Plano, TX several years ago, is that using photographs in a blog post is an effective way to get noticed with SEO. From that day on, I did...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 63
Tenacity (Sticktoitiveness) - Leaving No Stone UnturnedI'll be the first to admit, in my personal life, I love the status-quo--it's a comfort zone that I could live within forever!  However, when it comes to business, I remind myself that I cannot allow my personal comfort to dictate how I operat...

By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 79
So, who hasn't seen the listing of the artist's house in Richmond, Texas that has been making the rounds on social media this past week? Although admittedly, my first instinct was "WTH?" I admit, after looking at the photos a few times, I thought the house was sort of cool in a cluttered, artisti...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 45
by Patricia Feager   Demonstrate composure even if you're in deep water    Decide to be happy even when things seem muddy  Display confidence & grounded even when you're wet  Ducks, like Real Estate Agents learn to adapt. When they have to paddle, they paddle like crazy while keeping calm to all ...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 16
Buying a home? What is the process?Buying a home is one of the most exciting and sometimes horrifying experiences adults face. It can be exhilarating in the beginning, labor intensive in the middle and exhausting by the end. Some deals just go that way, but not every deal needs to wear you out by...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 51
Pondering...On The Subject of Networking, Dodgeball and Stuff  Because It’s Sunday And Because I Can Because it’s Sunday.  I ponder.  And then I digress.  Because I can.There’s a contest this month in the ActiveRain community about the power of networking.  So instead of yet another market report...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 42
It’s About Time for a Meetup those who are not familiar with Active Rain Meetups, they are an informal opportunity to get together with AR members and future members from your area of the country.Some are just a few people joining each other for...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  July 16- July 22, 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 it c...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 43
You Know They Will Talk About You:What Do You Want Them To Say? The topic of real estate always seems to be a hot one, and people love talking about it – those buying it and those selling it. They’ll talk with family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues at work, and others in their network, or...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 33
Every now and then we get asked questions we can't answer, and it's not necessarily because we don't know the answer, but because we can't get involved in another agent's business with you.Basically if you've hired an agent to help you sell your home or buy one, they're your HIRED subject matter ...

By Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 46
  "In the Real Estate business you learn more about people,  you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life, you learn more about the impact of government, probable than any other profession that I know of."Johnny Jackson I have been in the Real Estate business since 1979 and fr...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 32
Make Up To 18 Points on a Reverse Mortgage!      This in bold font on an email I received last night from "Barrett Financial Group" (listed location, to avoid confusion with any other companies with the same name, is Gilbert AZ).       Recently, I've seen a lot of people question "why is there su...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 25
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~We all know how critical time is in our industry, in fact, I bet most of us think we do not have enough of it to tackle all the tasks we are working on. The truth is, sometimes a few tweaks to our management of available time can pay huge dividends if we use that newly ...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 42
 I recently heard about a home-seller who was a Sikh.  As some of you may know (I didn't), male Sikh's believe in allowing their hair to grow uncut, as a sign of respect for God's perfect creation. The also allow their beards to grow very long and uncut. They comb their hair twice a day with a sm...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 27
Praful Thakkar is hosting an ActiveRain Challenge this month titled "Your Network Is Your Networth".  In his challenge Praful challenges us to to write about:  Who is in our network. How do we work our network. Write a post about our success through our network. Anyone who follows my blog knows ...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 55
 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 27
  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 35
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...