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I'm Returning Your Love Letter to Sender
By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(Supreme Lending, Marin County, CA)
I'm Returning Your Love Letter to Sender Some buyers will try anything to increase their odds of getting into contract and tugging the heart strings of the seller whose home has set their hearts aflutter. One of the most popular tools for this job is the so-called "love letter." A love letter f...
Leave a Message - Am I Showing My Age?
By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Most recently I was in the shower and being the ever attentive agent I am, my phone was on the counter, you know, just in case!! The phone rang incessantly. I hopped out to check it in the event it was an emergency. Nope, no emergency; just 6 phone calls from the same, unfamiliar number.No brea...
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain November 12- November 18, 2017.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain November 12- November 18, 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! ...
When do you know it is time to Lower your List price?
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
A question people try to avoid, especially home sellers. Before I tell you my thoughts, here is the scenario. A home is listed. The seller insists of listing at an amount higher than all sale comps in the area. For those non agents, a comp is a home that has sold in the last 6 month's or a home ...
Second Chance Saturday: Week 43
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.)
"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 feels like a roll of the dice? Not anymore. Here is this ...
Thankful for the Ability to Stop Bullies
By Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
This isn't the happy, feel good kind of post that I was thinking I'd be writing about today, especially for the Thankful Season! But a situation occurred yesterday at a professional designation meeting of leaders and I must deal with it because it is serious and can have short and long term c...
My Mortgage Wish List - Make it YOUR Wish List Too Before You Buy a Home
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)
My Mortgage Wish List - Make it YOUR Wish List Too Before You Buy a Home As a Grampa, I'm very aware of "Wish Lists". The topic is of grave concern to my 3 grandkids, especially at this time of the year ... My little cuties, Henry, Marilyn, and Evie, aren't the only ones working on a Wish List...
Hear Time Passing Listing Property, Selling Real Estate?
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Frozen, stuck, not moving. Time is money and people needing to buy or sell real estate watch the clock constantly. Because everything is on hold in their life. Until the property gets listed on the market to start the trip to a sit down pass the paper closing. To make a move. Everything in the bu...
12 Days of Giving Thanks - Day 6
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
by Patricia Feager, 11/17/2017 I am thankful we have a tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving Day. It's a wonderful holiday for America that occurs during autumn, a season that is a catalyst for change. When family and friends can get together to have a Thanksgiving dinner, huddle together to watc...
Facebook Fridays - Gobble Up Leads During Turkey Time!
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~This is a great time of year for social media marketing! As consumers travel to see family/friends or prepare their home for an onslaught of visitors, many end up having a lot of downtime. This means they will be grabbing their electronic devices and perusing their favo...
Give of Your Time and Talents ~ You Will Be Blessed
By Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS, Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513
(Front Gate Real Estate)
With the holiday season around the corner, many individuals in nursing homes are forgotten, so what can we do to spread joy at this time of year? There is always an opportunity if we look for it. I stopped at a nearby retirement home and approached the activities director about whether they had ...
Only Two Weeks Left For the Annual Pay It Forward Challenge
By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
There are only two weeks left to get your entries in for the 4th annual Pay It Forward Challenge. Are you ready to inspire us all by sharing your good deeds? We could all use some inspiration these days with all of the turmoil going on around us. If you are involved in something that gives back ...
Does Your Agent Not Know or Will They Just Not Say?
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
In business there is a concept called risk mitigation. What is risk mitigation? It is defined as a systematic reduction in the extent of exposure to a risk and/or the likelihood of its occurrence. In the real estate business there are multiple steps and processes real estate agents take to redu...
Thankfulness (DAY 4) - My ActiveRain Family
By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Thankfulness (DAY 4) - My ActiveRain Family We've all heard the rhetoric out there about the various social media platforms--how some work, some don't and how much demand we have upon us to 'perform' on ALL of them. We've read ad nauseum, various complaints about the platform being different th...
No Pressure, No Diamonds
By Bridget Murphy, Dedicated Realtor serving Chicagoland
(Dave Murphy Team)
I am currently participating in a weekly real estate seminar that meets for full-day sessions for seven weeks. The workload is intense, but the bulk of the focus is on mindset, which I absolutely love. Learning about the power of our minds (particularly the effects of positive thinking) is empo...
Key West - Not a Knock Knock Joke
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
I am going back into my memory closet more than twenty years to relate this story. Soon after I got my real estate license in 1996 I was working with a gay couple who wanted to relocate to Key West to own and operate a guest house. There were a few properties listed for sale. I set up showings...
Stick With Something Until It Plays Out
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Financial planners have always mystified me about their "savings and investment" plans, like life is this straight line of predictability. I know probably only TWO people out of 200 who started a job after college and retired from it many years later. So too, with many things that happen to us. S...
10 Myths that Sellers Need Busted
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
Reality Check 101- Mythbusting a SellerSellers are pretty much the same. Many think they have most of the answers about how to sell their homes and can do it themselves. Professional real estate agents have two jobs. First, they have to do a reality check with the seller and once that is accompli...
A quick ? re ActiveRain, a thank you and a side note...
By marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type...
hi everyone... yeah it's been awhile since my last post. Even though I've been maintaining and moderating The Art of Marketing YOU group, the past few years have been crazy busy with new adventures and projects that didn't leave me much time for anything else, also... I want to thank everyone (in...
Is Cash Really King When It Comes to Your Home Purchase?
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Is Cash Really King When It Comes to Your Home Purchase?Accepting an all-cash offer from a buyer who has the means to purchase their home certainly has its advantages for the seller;-Quick Closing-No contingencies(in some cases)-No worries of financing falling apart For the cash buyer;-No out of ...
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