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By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, Connecting Good People w/ the San Diego Lifestyle!
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 15
I'm going on record, as a daily author on ActiveRain: I admire those that crossed 1,000,000 - 2,000,000 and 3,000,000 points. I believe most would blog with or without the points. I interact with many of them weekly, if not daily and they are unique group that stand out in part due to the points ...
By Nadine Larder, Real Estate Marketing Expert and CEO/Founder of Pr
(www.PrinterBees.com)
Comments 8
As a Realtor® in today’s market, it’s extremely important to not only establish an online presence but also maintain that presence across multiple social media platforms.And as you most likely know, some of the most common of those platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, jus...
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 37
 ©Patricia Feager 8/25/2016 Commitment for Excellent Customer Service   The Dancing HorsesLAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN262-728-8200www.thedancinghorses.com For my granddaughter's 4th Birthday, my son, his family and I went to see the Dancing Horses in beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to celebrate her sp...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 52
And Sometimes...All It Takes Is to Just Show UpThe Olympics are over and the athletes are headed home, some with many medals and some without the coveted medals who are winners nevertheless.Whether or not you’re a sports fan, player or casual observer (or none of the above) sports and the athlete...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 49
Adopt a Lockbox for the Fall Selling Season  Have you been thinking of selling your Bristow home?  If you have, perhaps you would like to consider adopting one of these lockboxes.   These guys and gals are not used to being spending time in their box, sitting on a shelf in my office closet.  They...
By Buffini & Company
(Buffini & Company)
Comments 25
 By: Brian Buffini Learning is essential to success; and one of the best ways to gain new information and perspective is in a book. I’ve always been a voracious reader. And, like many people, there are books that have had such a profound impact on me that I’ve read them several times and learn so...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 44
Self-promotion is a topic that I love to discuss and encourage.  I don’t think real estate agents do enough self-promotion.  The “top dogs” are always in the limelight.  How do the rest of the real estate agents fit into that blueprint? In my area, we always see the same photos in the newspaper, ...
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 49
Earlier this week I went into a local pet store.  And shame on me, I made a mistake.  There is a store a couple of towns over that shares the same color scheme and I mistakenly thought it was part of the same chain.  I'd bought a product in the out of town store that I was looking for locally.If ...
By Joel Jadofsky, One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area
(Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach )
Comments 16
New arenas, giant swimming pools, an entire village full of furniture - these are but a few of the high ticket items that are required to host an Olympic Games.  But what happens when the medals have been handed out, the athletes have flown home, and the tourists have all left?   In recent years,...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 31
 This is the second day that begins with an absence and leaves me feeling hollow. My usual routine of pulling up Gawker first thing every morning, checking in several times a day - much like AR - and taking one last look before bedtime is no more. I am rudderless and adrift, and I'm sad. Most of ...
By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes For Buyers & Sellers Phoenix AZ Area)
Comments 26
Real Life vs. Reality TV -  Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV 'show hole'*? We've all been there... watching entire seasons of "Love it or List it," "Fixer Upper," "House Hunters," "Flip or Flop," "Property Brothers," and so many...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 44
Last week was a really interesting week for me in the real estate business, as I got 6 awesome real estate referrals that I was able to share with the agents at my office. Lots of agents are seeking referrals in order to add more buyer and seller leads to their sales pipeline. So, I thought it m...
By Nadine Larder, Real Estate Marketing Expert and CEO/Founder of Pr
(www.PrinterBees.com)
Comments 22
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has registered a trademark on REALTOR®, and they’re very serious about protecting that trademark. Properly using “REALTOR®” in your marketing can save you from a lot of headaches, problems, and financial liability.If you do misuse the term REALTOR® in a...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 53
It's getting harder and harder to rise above the competition but it can be done. It takes time and commitment. It's consistency. It's being in front of your audience all the time, never letting more than a few days go by without them knowing who you are, what you do and where you do it. Now, this...
By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 64
As the managing Principal Broker of a mid-sized independent Brokerage, I am in the position to regularly hear agent complaints concerning the lack of basic salesmanship of other agents. Not a day goes by that I don't hear the frustration of my agents complaining that the agent on the other side o...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 37
ActiveRain is a fantastic community.  Supportive beyond anything you might ever expect the day you first create your profile.  Sharing is the norm, not the exception.  Paths to building your business are routinely published both by the AR Staff and by Rainers.  Doesn't matter if you sport the ora...
By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 58
INCREASE YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS BY MEETING TWO NEW PEOPLE PER WEEK CHALLENGEExperts tell us that they key to any successful business is networking with other professionals. How many of you are networking with professionals on a weekly basis? I have decided to meet two new people per week since...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 38
Is there a difference what can be left as opposed to what should be left behind by the seller after closing? Some sellers love to leave things behind because that way they do not have to move them. Other sellers take everything including what is nailed down. SO what is right answer? First, what i...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
Comments 50
How many 'Little' things are we overlooking for our clients?This past weekend I stopped in a local General Store in Garfield Bay Idaho.  It was early morning with no one but me shopping.  I made a purchase to serve as my breakfast and headed outside.  While enjoying one of the two picnic tables w...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market
(Home Jane Realty)
Comments 48
In my market, with the high cost of home ownership, renting is sometimes the only way to go. In most markets it does not pay for agents to do rentals. They are very time consuming and most of the time we spend a lot of time, energy and gas driving renters around only to end up with them disappear...
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