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By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 5
by Patricia Feager, 8/18/2017 A licensee in Real Estate has the best of both worlds and knows the difference between success and failure. No one who enters this profession is the same person from the time they began their career until they retire - which for most is never.  STAYING ALIVE IN REAL ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 11
FAQ  What is Open House Protocol?  Many people, whether they're in the market for a home or simply curious, enjoy attending Sunday afternoon open houses. If you've ever wondered about proper open house etiquette or have questions about the role of the agent hosting the open house, here are some s...

By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 5
I showed a house recently where the prospective buyers liked the "blank slate it offers."  The blank slate referred to this property's very neutral decor (a lot of white spaces).The prospective buyers started adding up the costs to make the house like they want (make it their house, I suppose).  ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 5
Pretty much everyone hates nasty surprises! Yep! Bad news sucks! We all experience pain and suffering at the hands of Auto-Mechanics (I’m at Lincoln Ford of Franklin and just got the news I need new brake pads and tires), doctors, REALTORS, Dentists, and the worst part about all this is that surp...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 16
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~I have mentioned in the past that joining (and becoming active) in local FB groups is such an easy (and free) way to help us gain brand exposure and establish trust/rapport that can lead to new clients. Did you join any local FB groups this week? Are you consistently ac...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Comments 19
Can I Use RSU Income to Qualify for a Mortgage? Way back in 1997, Jeff Bezos set forth his bold business plan for Amazon, with proviso #9 reading:  "We will hire and retain the best people and we will not pay them with cash."  Wait.  What??? So I guess it's no longer any secret that many technolo...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 52
Delray Beach MeetUp...Our Biggest Yet! We had fun!!!  Way back in the way-back machine, I can remember a MeetUp where there were just 2 of us present. But, you know what...it was still fun.  No matter the number, whether it’s 3 or 13...it’s so much fun to catch up with those we’ve met before and ...

By Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury)
Comments 35
Real Estate and KindergartenToday as I watched my little guy heading into his first day of Kindergarten, my heart was swollen with pride, nostalgia, and a little lump in my throat.  How did these years go by so quickly? How quickly will the next few years go by? After waving goodbye, I headed to ...

By Katie B. Cullum, Bringing Family and Homes Together
(Broker Associate & Realtor® at Equity Colorado)
Comments 23
Well, today marks my first blog post on AR and I felt quite motivated to write today as earlier I was enjoying lunch with some fellow Agents and discussing the market and local happenings - there were newbies and senior Agents in attendance and I was quite surprised at where our conversation went...

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 28
 Have Student Loans? Think you Can't Buy a Home? WRONG!  Do you ... Want to buy a home? Have Student Loan debt? If you answered "Yes" to the questions above, it's important for you to know that contrary to what is commonly seen and believed, it is possible to buy a home when you have Student Loan...

By Nancy Golliday, Web Design for RE
(NancyGolliday.Com)
Comments 25
Google Analytics is a comprehensive platform that tracks and analyzes your website's traffic. But a lot of folks find it intimidating and challenging to use. Understanding how to get some basic information from the Google Analytics platform can give you a pretty good insight into how your website...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 49
Almost every state across the country is experiencing a sellers’ market. Listing agents are focused on digging deeply for new, fresh inventory. I’d like to believe all real estate professionals are “marketing like they mean it” no matter what the market conditions might be.  As we continue, every...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 31
3 Home Selling Mistakes to AvoidIf you are a homeowner selling your house in a seller’s market with high demand and low inventory, it’s a reason to be happy. However, even in a hot seller’s market, it is possible to go weeks..months without any offers and few showings. Before you know it, your li...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 31
 "No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you. All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are." --Mark Cuban  "Shallow men believe in luck or in ci...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 40
Wow... Anna Banana’s  challenge this month “ActiveRain August Challenge – Best – Business Practices,” really made me pause and go back to my early experiences as a Realtor®. It’s been an opportunity to revisit my business starting from the beginning. In 1990 I found myself a single mom and needed...

By Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling, Phoenix Real Estate Agent
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 78
 From an engineers perspective -  Facts  My main career has been engineering (aerospace industry) for 35 years. It has been very valuable to bring my perspective to our real estate business. Anna (my broker and business partner) is very organized and has had systems in place since I've known her....

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  August 6- August 12, 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!  Or ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 56
Communication Preferences - What's Yours, and Theirs?  The world of communication is filled with different types of people. Some prefer to text, some want to email, others want to call, a few may even prefer or need face-to-face. And then there are some non-responders…the most challenging.  With ...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 37
           You can't buy the first house you look at, can you? You can't buy the first house you look at, can you? I hear that question a couple times a year. As a matter of fact, my Friday closing was a first-time buying couple who bought the first house they looked at. OK, that's not completely...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 67
A different perspective: “Why is inventory the lowest in 20 years”One of our AR friends from a previous time, wrote on the surface, a convincing article(on another National Real Estate Platform) and tried to explain “Why housing demand continues to outstrip supply, with shortages now at their wor...
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