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By Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties
Comments 1
All, Today I received the listing agent's dream email!  An over full price CASH offer on a new listing with no inspection contingencies!  Most agents would say "Time to break out the champagne!" then why am I saying "Something doesn't smell right here"? Let's take a look at the email, shall we?  ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 12
With only two months remaining before 2017, I’ve started thinking and planning for next year.  I have to admit, I’m not changing much of my existing routine.  Yes, I have a routine.  It’s structured. There’s a checklist “within my mind” for each listing that’s secured by one of the agents for who...
By ActiveRain Contests
Comments 4
Top Producer contest: How do you identify opportunities from within your sphere? Active Rain’s members are some of the savviest and most dialed in real estate professionals in the country, and hundreds of technologists, product developers and marketing professionals from across the industry visit...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 47
 I was just about to print this when Firefox decided to just quit on me!  Aaargh!  Which brings me to this week's list beginning, appropriately enough with:How To Add A Youtube Video To Your ActiveRain Blog ActiveRain University: Thank you, Bob Stewart, for making this soooo easy!RRRRR; Beware of...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 46
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-October 16 - October 22, 2016. 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!  O...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 35
It was a quiet night, I was just finishing off a market appraisal for a short sale and the phone rang, 9:47 at night.   "This is Officer Smith from the Sometown police department, your listing at 1234 Horror Street has been vandalized.  I got your cell phone number off the sign and I need to cont...
By Emmary Simpson, Serving Tucson AZ
(Long Realty - Catalina Foothills)
Comments 55
I know that getting started in real estate can be tough. Where to find your clients, how to offer them the best service, how to stay organized...the list goes on and on.One thing you'll learn quickly is that there are a lot of products out there for you to buy - from on line lead gen, to scripts ...
By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 50
I subscribe to Wordtracker because the articles are authoritative and always worth reading. So imagine my surprise when I read just now that Google will have a mobile first search engine index and de-emphasize a desktop first system. The article ways this is a few months away but mobile compatibi...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 70
Many agents in my office want to do floor time . Yes it is called opportunity time . I however would rather write market reports . Those local reports about communities in the area . What sold what is listed . Go out and take pictures of the area . Tell people about the local places to eat and ha...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 39
Having a Bad Attitude is Like Having a Flat Tire “Having a bad attitude is a lot like a flat tire. If you don’t change it . . . . Your in for a unstable . . . . and bumpy ride that won’t take you very far.”Lou Ludwig, Sales and management Consultant,Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author     ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 82
I don't claim to be a baseball aficionado but my dad was a semi-pro baseball player during my early childhood. Baseball was his first love, followed very closely by football. Even though Dad only had two girls, we are grateful to him for teaching us how to love and  understand sports and how it p...
By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA
( &
Comments 24
Real Estate Truth – Sellers are not defined by their propertyI recently worked with a seller that caused me to develop the following: Real Estate Truth – Sellers are not defined by their property, any more than when they sell any other asset. Holly and I often help sellers value and sell their pr...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 74
Thoughts on Shiny Object Syndrome and Real Estate AgentsWhen I was a new agent, I wanted to buy everything real estate related. Books, cards, programs, signs...It wasn’t that bad at first, ten dollars here, fifty there, truly didn’t bother me that much as I used whatever it was I was purchasing.A...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 43
 What is in this box?  A ticket to London?  If you put the words, "fly London" in Google, you get British Airways in the first few lines.  Here is another clue.  This is the inside of the box.  There are illustrations of London Landmarks.  No, this does not contain a First Class Ticket to London ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 44
Let's say you're a skeptic.  You've heard about blogging as a means of building your business but it just doesn't make a lot of sense to you how posts about home buying and selling tips, local events and subdivisions and searches for houses with four car garages an in-ground pool and a barn can t...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 21
The always amazing Patricia Kennedy sent me an email a few days ago asking me if we could have someone do a quick demonstration of how to add a YouTube video to your blog posts on ActiveRain.In the video below, I walk you through exactly how this is done.(and I even used the same tactic to add th...
Comments 26
Featured in Inman News  Back in the day, I cannot truthfully say I was a fan of plain potato chips. I liked a little sizzle or barbecue heat. Despite my resistance, the Frito-Lay mantra, “Bet You Can’t Eat Just One” had me and my thunder thighs hooked to plain Lays.  Have you ever noticed that s...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 48
The ability to own your own home is being impacted by student loan debt and high rent prices according to participants in the fourth annual housing survey by NeighborWorks America.  The perception of the burden on home buyers has increased since 2014.  The group's national telephone survey found ...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 17
What Is Pipeline Planner?If you haven’t heard the news yet, I’ve launched a brand new version of my real estate planner on Kickstarter just two days ago. I’m gratified to see all the support that I’ve received thus far, and hope you will check it out. In Pipeline Planner, I’ve built on the feedb...
By Gordon Crawford, Your Morris County Specialist!
(Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team)
Comments 36
Would you wear your pajamas to a job interview?  Probably not, so why would your house? Presentation is EVERYTHING!  Think about the lengths retailers go to to package and merchandise their products.  Apple is the ultimate marketer.  Look at the lengths they go to!  Their product is sleek, unclut...