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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 12
 We're on a social media platform that encourages interaction.  I comment, you comment, we comment, the community grows.  When I first started blogging many moons ago the number of comments were a measure of whether or not I considered a post a success.Comments validated the work (someone liked i...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 11
  So we all know the obvious things that we shouldn't do on Social media, like posting pictures of ourselves having fun during a work day when we called in sick. But there are few things that you should think about when you are selling your home and you are also active on social platforms like Fa...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 12
"Respect the Real Estate IndustryActiveRain is a place where real estate professionals can network with their peers and discuss industry insider topics. It is also a public forum where consumers can pull back the curtain and see what the real estate industry is really about"One of the community g...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 26
Advice to New Agents Getting into the BusinessMany members of the public look at a real estate agent's job as glamorous with days of looking at pretty houses and taking clients to lunch and dinner. The fancy cars and expense accounts allow agents to play golf, take frequent vacations and wear hig...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 29
 In a booming market, you can sit by a phone, and it rings. If you want your phone to ring in our current sellers’ market, you must market online and offline to cover every socio-economic class. For new agents just beginning the race, getting off the blocks is difficult in this market. Unless you...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 27
I have been a Greater Sacramento Realtor for 36 years. I made the choice to enter this profession for a couple reasons.  (1) As a woman, I wanted to find a profession where gender was not a handicap.  I wanted to be compensated for the service I provided and not penalized for being female.  (2) I...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
Comments 18
Keeping Your Eye On The Target Tree in the DistanceI first started driving tractor when I was seven as many farm kids do and by the the time I left for college a decade later I had clocked an untold number of hours perfecting the art of working farm fields.One of the techniques that my father and...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 43
Advice for New Agents Getting into Real Estate  - An Active Rain Challenge.  There are a few things I would do differently starting a career in Real Estate today. For example, I would do a lot more self-reflection before jumping into a brokerage. The lure of a big office name was pretty compellin...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 44
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  January 14 to January 20, 2018. 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 George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 26
As I look into my crystal ball and look ahead, at What I Expect To See In 2018 is much like What I Expected For 2017.  First, I think this is finally the year interest rates will start to increase again. Second, the year has just started and we have already seen major manufactures announce they ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 85
Who Said Open Houses Don't Work?Reading online discussions about open houses, inevitably the majority of the discussions go to the negative viewpoint: "They don't work in my area," "Open houses are a complete waste of my time," "I'm not looking for buyers, I'm trying to sell my listing!" Yes, nay...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 50
Real estate agents are marketing agents. Real estate agents don’t sell homes, they market homes in search of potential buyers and sellers. Once the buyer agent shows the home, the home will either sell itself or not. The buyer likes it or doesn’t. No one can convince a buyer to buy. The home will...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 48
After 10 Years of Staging...Where Is It Going? After being in the Home Staging business for just over 10 years, I have seen many changes. The basics are the same but just as in any other business, things change. The Basics are still important…~Removing distractions~Removing detractions~Improving ...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 36
                                       What makes one person a success and another a failure? What makes one person a great success and another less successful or even a failure?  There is the theory that some are just born with the ability to be successful and others are not.  There is also the ...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 45
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~There has been a LOT of discussion all over the Web this week concerning the new FB news feed changes. If you are marketing on FB, it makes sense to read up on how those changes "may" affect your marketing methods and approach. One of the articles below will help you tr...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 47
Local Posts Get Read and Can Lead to BusinessIt happens over and over. I get calls, emails or texts based on the local "What's Happening" information I have posted on my blog or personal website.  The one I posted a couple of years ago on Serendipity Sundays featured a field of flowers. The photo...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
Comments 25
"If You Want To Increase Your Success Rate, DOUBLE Your Failure Rate" a Thomas J. Watson Quote by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweIf you think of yourself as successful, I would guess that you're picturing a version of you that lives in a dream house of your design with little to no fin...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 60
What They Won’t Teach You in Real Estate SchoolsIf you meet all the requirements, the first step to becoming a real estate agent is to attend a pre-licensing course. Please note that licensing requirements may be different for each state so be sure to check your state’s commission.Regardless of w...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 38
 (This video give you various examples of different introductory style videos...we are not promoting the company, rather offering you food for thought.) Our focus at YouTube Thursdays is building our real estate video library for 2018. To recap, we're going to produce an introductory video, a com...

By Home Value Leads
Comments 11
This article was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.What exactly is the goal with any Instagram hashtag you use? In a word, it's engagement. Hashtags help people discover the content you post. The more you use, the more engagement you will get. The rules have changed over the years...