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By Mary Jo Quay
(Remax Results)
Comments 14
Every morning I wake up with my head exploding with brilliant Instagram images on rehabbing houses. It's not an easy work, it takes a village. There are project plans, the decor has to be gorgeous, crew lined up, and buyers vetted. Hair and wardrobe make or break the image. What should I wear swi...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
Comments 16
While going through my continuing education course to keep up with Oregon's law for REALTOR®s every two years, I just finished several chapters on mediation. As REALTOR®s, we face this constantly, and each case is different. Here are some of my thoughts about how to come to "yes" as the book "Get...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
Comments 26
The Only Action Rule that Matters, Mel Robbins; The 5 Second Rule!  Ok so we are all busy, rushing here, rushing there, demands from this person and more demands from that one, so busy that many of the things we want to do never get done.How many great ideas did you have a year ago that never hap...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 45
  While I was in line at my local grocery store one day, I looked up and saw a gentleman I recognized at the front of the line. I couldn't quite place him, but I knew I had seen him before. He was somewhat unhappy with whatever was transpiring at the register and as a result he spoke very harshly...

By Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940
(Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska)
Comments 18
I read a blog earlier today that was written by Marte Cliff.  I learned that I can always learn new techniques and re-learn some old ones.It gave many great pointers on how to get out of a rut or to get started finding new and more clients.I recommend reading this blog for both old and new agents...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 26
by Patricia Feager, 3/19/2018 Who Are the People In Your AR Neighborhood? They are relationship builders, caring, friendly people who shows sincere interest in others and their concerns. These are the people who support you when you are happy or deeply troubled by something outside of their contr...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 52
We Are SO Not Like That! (Thank Goodness!)First of all, take a minute to pat yourself on the back!  I’ll wait….Thank you for not being like that. What is THAT?Let me explain.Recently a local Facebook group was recommended to me and I joined. It is a closed group so I wasn’t able to see all of the...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 27
I'm overwhelmed with your good wishes this morning (Thanks, Praful, Ron & Alexandra for the Q&A mentions!) and felt that the only proper response would be a Grab Bag post to express my appreciation for everyone's thoughtfulness here, on FB and many e-mails - you have added a lot to an already spe...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 44
by Patricia Feager, 3/18/2018  Professor Stephen Williams Hawking was born on January 1, 1942 and died on March 14, 2018. I'm just waking up to the news and didn't even know he came into this world "300 years after the death of Galileo." Like most people, Stephen's parents hoped for a healthy bab...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 39
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  March 11 to March 17, 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!  Or ...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 33
When you’re selling real estate (or providing any other service), you naturally want to do a little better each year. After all, your living expenses do rise each year. Unfortunately, sometimes it doesn’t happen. Sometimes you get stuck. Your income might not go down, but it doesn’t go up, either...

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 60
"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 feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always o...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 37
Inquiring Minds Want to Know. This is a point of discussion in almost every showing when a buyer is really interested in a property. How long has this property been on the market? In a hot market, buyers may be asking it because they know properties sell fast and if they don't act quickly, they m...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 23
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~I was derelict in my Facebook Fridays group management duties recently and there was an uptick in spammy articles posted to the group that really were better suited elsewhere. It got me thinking...when we bombard consumers with the same things over and over again on soc...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 53
Observations about the importance of ‘Priorities’ and ‘Time Blocking” by a Beverly Hills Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr.  Having had my own business aka being a Beverly Hills Realtor for over 24+ years, I have learned that “Priorities” are key for long term survival and prospering, not just in Real Es...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 38
YouTube Thursdays - Create a Template                                               We're focusing the next video series on building a library of community videos to help brand you as the local expert. However, if we're selling real estate full-time, we don't necessarily have the hours available ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 38
   If you read this blog with any regularity, you know that the purple envelopes we send out thru snail mail are a part of the "fertilizer" we use for fostering the growth of our niches.  People know when they see it...that the content...come rain or shine...cold or flu (we remove the germs) on o...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
Don’t Let Your Staging Be Like a Bad Comb Over.Many moons ago we had a friend who was so much fun and a mainstay of our group. However, he had a bad comb over.When you first met him it was a big distraction. I always wondered who he thought he was fooling. When you’re preparing your house for sal...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 40
Don’t Worry About it, Be Proactive While a well-know song may proclaim Don't Worry Be Happy, I like being proactive whenever I can be, rather than worrying. I suppose that makes me happy. While I’m not really the worrying sort in my real estate transactions, as far as dwelling on issues particula...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 41
Pretend Your Mother-in-Law is Coming to VisitWhen talking to my Bristow home sellers about preparing their homes for market, there is a lot of talk about making sure the home is neat and tidy.  Sometimes, the message that resonates with a seller will be, "Make it look so neat that buyers think no...