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Where does that TinyURL link go to and how to spot a potential attack
By Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties
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? ...
Don't Reinvent The Wheel in 2017, Just Oil It !!!
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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...
How to Get 5 Years of Experience in 1 Year
By Tammy Adams ~ Realtor Maricopa, AZ, A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
You Need to Learn from Other's Success & Failures When I started my real estate business, I knew early on that I would need to study what other real estate agents did and how they handled not only their business, but more importantly, how they handled the roadblocks they ran into. I wanted to ge...
Contest: How To Identify Opportunities From Within Your Sphere?
By ActiveRain Contests
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...
Is it 'Good' Feng Shui to Keep Objects Under My Bed?
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Question: I have a one bedroom apartment in Sherman Oaks, CA. I read in an a Feng Shui article that its not good to store items under the bed. Since space is limited, is there a Feng Shui cure that could still allow me to keep things under my bed and not negatively impact my energy? You always h...
Elkhart, Indiana Active Rain Meetup, October 30, 2016
By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Elkhart, Indiana Active Rain Meetup, October 30, 2016The Fall AR Meetup is going to be a bit different this year, with Evelyn and I co-hosting the meetup at our home, instead of at a restaurant, like we have had in the past.I hope you can join us for this informal get-together in the early aftern...
Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain: October 16th-22nd
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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...
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-October 16 - October 22, 2016.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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...
The Phone Call None of Us Want to Get
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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...
Dear New REALTORS,
By Emmary Simpson, Serving Tucson AZ
(Long Realty - Catalina Foothills)
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 ...
Google announces a Mobile first search engine policy
By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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...
Write Market Reports Make Your Phone Ring
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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...
Having a Bad Attitude is Like Having a Flat Tire
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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 ...
Why Blogging is Like Baseball
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
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...
Real Estate Truth – Sellers are not defined by their property
By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA
(http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com)
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...
Thoughts on Shiny Object Syndrome and Real Estate Agents
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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...
Brands Have A Personality: What Is In This Box?
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
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 ...
Ask An Ambassador: Blogging DOES Pay (Secret Info Inside)
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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...
How To Add A Youtube Video To Your ActiveRain Blog
By ActiveRain University
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...
10 TECH TOOLS YOU CAN’T USE JUST ONCE
By Lee Davenport, LEARN WITH LEE REAL ESTATE TRAINING
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...
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