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By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 24
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 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 30
 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 41
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 12
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 37
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 50
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 38
I am a huge proponant of getting your own leads. Whatever leads Zillow can get you or Realtor.com 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 50
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 59
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 22
   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 11
  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
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 11
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...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 36
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...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 35
~ 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...

By Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS, Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 45
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 ...

By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 15
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 ...
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