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By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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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)
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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)
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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
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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 38
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 22
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 58
"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)
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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)
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~ 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)
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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)
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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)
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   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)
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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 )
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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)
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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...

By Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP, Buy and Sell with Confidence
(525 Realty Group)
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One, hot (yet cloudy) Oklahoma afternoon at approximately 12:00 pm, a closing was taking place between Seller Mr. Fox and Buyer Mr. Bear.Getting under contract was somewhat intense, Seller Mr. Fox tugging on the purchase price one way and Buyer Mr. Bear pulling the other.  They made it through th...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Working With Those You LoveMuch discussion has taken place in real estate forums, including ActiveRain, about working with family and friends. My comment is, and has always been, that I wouldn't want my family or friends to work with anyone else - I want to be the one to take care of them! That s...

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)
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 Do You Really REALLY Love that Home? A statement I often hear from my new mortgage clients is ...  "I found a house!  I just love it!"I think that's exactly what you should hear from clients searching for a home.  A home that will house their life ... and probably represents the single-most expe...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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 How did you find me?It's a question I like to ask potential buyer and seller clients.Now sometimes I don't need to ask.  If it's a buyer calling about patio homes, whether it's a patio home blog post or an IDX page, if they're calling about that topic, they usually lead with "I was looking for p...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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We both love referring professionals, companies, vendors, local businesses restaurants, wines, anybody or anything that matches our values. It is second nature for us to “toot their horns”! When it comes to referring real estate agents it is genuinely a pleasure to do so. Where we find agents to ...