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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 36
 It saddens me to post this but I read about Micky's passing this evening on Facebook . I know many Active Rain Members knew Roger Mucci and would read  his stories about his mother Mickey .   How he would play Gin Rummy with her  and her antics and arguments with Mother superior . He would visit...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 21
 I was eight years old in 1955. I watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade and like a lot of boys my age, I watched Hopalong Cassidy and Mighty Mouse. A couple of years earlier my grandmother took me to the Denver Post to get my picture taken. The Post published photos of  little guys like me decked o...

By Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties
Comments 25
Phishing Cyber Attack Attempts Against Real Estate Agents, How to Spot ThemI’ve been recently getting several phishing emails that take on a new tactic.  They are looking for an agent to work with on a relocation this year or early next year.  These have many red flags that immediately sound the ...

By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market
(Home Jane Realty)
Comments 22
Working in the real estate industry is not for the faint of heart or for those who need instant gratification. In my ealier days in the biz I had my share of listings, but as my marketing graduated more and more towards focus on my website the leads that came in were primarily from buyers and ren...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 65
Twenty-four years after having my first bout with breast cancer, I was quite shocked in February to learn I had a second occurrence. In an instant, life changed and became a whirlwind of doctor appointments, tests, more tests, decisions to be made, action to be taken, treatment course to be plann...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 43
 It's that time of the week, another edition in our Ask An Ambassador series.  You might have noticed we didn't include our regular title this week?  Why?  Because the topic of the week is blog post titles!When I read through my daily news feed there are certain title buzzwords that are clear ind...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 43
What is "brown" furniture? One of the best lines I've read this year is from an article by Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue: "Dining room tables and chairs, end tables and armoires, (brown pieces) have become furniture non grata. Antiques are antiquated." I know my two millennial aged children h...

By Home Value Leads
Comments 15
This article was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.In our last post, we discussed how important testimonials are as a marketing tool for your real estate business. As an agent, testimonials help paint a picture of just what it is like to work with you and how future clients will b...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 40
Day 9 of the 12 Days of Thanks Giving -  Debbie Reynold's November challenge is perfect for the days leading up to Thanksgiving. It is my hope that the 12 Days of Thanks Giving will get more of us into the mindset of daily gratitude. Thanks Debbie.   Day 9 of Thanks Giving                        ...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 56
My husband and I are currently on the hunt for a home. We are looking to downsize in both square footage and monthly expense. The dream is early retirement and to travel the country.The hunt has been extremely frustrating. As you all know, inventory is at a low, causing prices to rise. But price ...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 42
I am a huge proponant of getting your own leads. Whatever leads Zillow can get you or can get you or any other vendor can get you.. you can get for yourself. Creating more websites and platforms to get leads from does not create more leads.  For instances, if you are getting buyer lea...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(Supreme Lending, Marin County, CA)
Comments 43
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...

By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 53
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...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 36
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! ...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 60
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 ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 23
   We have a friend who stays wth us 2 nights a month. He lives in another state and works for a company in Miwaukee.....his "computing"can be done remotely and he comes for meetings  when needed.   He is our ultimate authority on all things computer.   He watched me bury one PC after another.......

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 36
"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 ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 43
 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...

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 14
  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...

By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Comments 14
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...