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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Comments 19
Creative closing gift your clients will love! I am always on the look out for cool, thoughtful, and creative closing gifts for my clients.  I want to give them something that will remind them of me, show them how much I appreciate their business, relates to their new home or sale of their home, a...
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 38
What Sellers Should Expect from You as Their Listing Agent, Plus 1 While we may not always know all the expectations sellers may have – and there’s something to have a conversation about if they don’t share their expectations with you - there are certain things sellers deserve.  Representation: Y...
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 75
I just read a post about posts and routines on AR by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor , you should read it if you haven't. Achieving 1,000,000 or More Active Rain Points  He talks about the points looking like a "show of dedication" and I guess they are a little.  What the points mean and have meant to ...
By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
Comments 21
The most important goal of home staging, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional home stager, is to create a lifestyle that buyers aspire to and wow them the second they walk through the door. With our many years of experience and through trial and error, NJ's Elite Staging has honed th...
By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, Connecting Good People w/ the San Diego Lifestyle!
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 41
I'm going on record, as a daily author on ActiveRain: I admire those that crossed 1,000,000 - 2,000,000 and 3,000,000 points. I believe most would blog with or without the points. I interact with many of them weekly, if not daily and they are unique group that stand out in part due to the points ...
By Nadine Larder, Real Estate Marketing Expert and CEO/Founder of Pr
Comments 24
As a Realtor® in today’s market, it’s extremely important to not only establish an online presence but also maintain that presence across multiple social media platforms.And as you most likely know, some of the most common of those platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, jus...
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 40
 ©Patricia Feager 8/25/2016 Commitment for Excellent Customer Service   The Dancing HorsesLAKE GENEVA, For my granddaughter's 4th Birthday, my son, his family and I went to see the Dancing Horses in beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to celebrate her sp...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 69
And Sometimes...All It Takes Is to Just Show UpThe Olympics are over and the athletes are headed home, some with many medals and some without the coveted medals who are winners nevertheless.Whether or not you’re a sports fan, player or casual observer (or none of the above) sports and the athlete...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 56
Adopt a Lockbox for the Fall Selling Season  Have you been thinking of selling your Bristow home?  If you have, perhaps you would like to consider adopting one of these lockboxes.   These guys and gals are not used to being spending time in their box, sitting on a shelf in my office closet.  They...
By Buffini & Company
(Buffini & Company)
Comments 26
 By: Brian Buffini Learning is essential to success; and one of the best ways to gain new information and perspective is in a book. I’ve always been a voracious reader. And, like many people, there are books that have had such a profound impact on me that I’ve read them several times and learn so...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 51
Self-promotion is a topic that I love to discuss and encourage.  I don’t think real estate agents do enough self-promotion.  The “top dogs” are always in the limelight.  How do the rest of the real estate agents fit into that blueprint? In my area, we always see the same photos in the newspaper, ...
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 49
Earlier this week I went into a local pet store.  And shame on me, I made a mistake.  There is a store a couple of towns over that shares the same color scheme and I mistakenly thought it was part of the same chain.  I'd bought a product in the out of town store that I was looking for locally.If ...
By Tim Maitski, 50% Commission Rebate with Experience & Expertise
(Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage)
Comments 26
 360 Panoramas Get Turned Into Fly Thru Video  Key Points So easy a caveman can do it. Super WOW factor for listing presentations System is expensive enough to keep many from adopting it.   Take a look at my first 3D virtual tour.  I received my camera on Friday morning and had to do the shoot on...
By Dawn and Chris Kirkpatrick, PLLC, “Service that Exceeds Your Expectations”.
(Realty Executives - Premier Marketing Group)
Comments 34
Let's face it, the world today is full of technology and apps to make life easier for the consumer. Technology websites and apps have become a supplemental part of our professional. I think almost every person on earth has searched Zillow at least once looking at homes in their area for home valu...
By Joel Jadofsky, One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area
(Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach )
Comments 16
New arenas, giant swimming pools, an entire village full of furniture - these are but a few of the high ticket items that are required to host an Olympic Games.  But what happens when the medals have been handed out, the athletes have flown home, and the tourists have all left?   In recent years,...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 35
 This is the second day that begins with an absence and leaves me feeling hollow. My usual routine of pulling up Gawker first thing every morning, checking in several times a day - much like AR - and taking one last look before bedtime is no more. I am rudderless and adrift, and I'm sad. Most of ...
By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes For Buyers & Sellers Phoenix AZ Area)
Comments 27
Real Life vs. Reality TV -  Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV 'show hole'*? We've all been there... watching entire seasons of "Love it or List it," "Fixer Upper," "House Hunters," "Flip or Flop," "Property Brothers," and so many...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 45
Last week was a really interesting week for me in the real estate business, as I got 6 awesome real estate referrals that I was able to share with the agents at my office. Lots of agents are seeking referrals in order to add more buyer and seller leads to their sales pipeline. So, I thought it m...
By Nadine Larder, Real Estate Marketing Expert and CEO/Founder of Pr
Comments 23
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has registered a trademark on REALTOR®, and they’re very serious about protecting that trademark. Properly using “REALTOR®” in your marketing can save you from a lot of headaches, problems, and financial liability.If you do misuse the term REALTOR® in a...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 25
Uber and the Real Estate AgentI just started using Uber on my last two business trips. New ideas fascinate me so I have been full of questions about how it all works and why someone would do this for a living. The Uber drivers have characteristics similar to those of us that choose to sell real e...