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By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 5
How to Jump Back In to Active Rain      Monday Motivation, the Weekly Forecast, "Wednesday on the Hump", Friday Market Wraps - for a while, I was on fire here in the rain.  Hell bent on hitting the 500k point mark - and doing so before Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert ; ) - I was spitting...
By Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience
( Associate Broker, Real Living --Reserve, REALTORS®)
Comments 1
  Property owners today have resources at their fingertips to help them determine the value of their property. Right? Yes, but if you want to understand the MARKET value of your property, be very careful which valuation tools you trust. The sites that create automatic values for residential real ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 20
      Each of us moves forward because of our competitive nature.  Whether we want to admit it or not, we are always cognizant of those who are around us.  We are watching them just as they are watching us.  One does not need to be a seasoned agent to be competitive.  We can create our own compet...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 17
Your words, no matter how eloquent, will probably not by themselves convey your message. Communication is a two-way process and it is more than just words. Effective communication involves feelings, connections, and other nonverbal signals. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best. “What you do speaks so...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 44
You Suck as a Salesman - New Agent Advice!Sadly, this is a true story!  I can laugh about it now but, when it happened, I went through many sleepless nights!  I shared it on one of Barbara Todaro's posts and she encouraged me to post my own blog about it for more exposure than merely a comment!  ...
By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Comments 38
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 Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 60
What’s the Best Way to Contact Expired Listings Without Being Intrusive and Rude?“List to Last”....I’m sure you’ve heard this before. How do you get listings? This is even more challenging for newer agents or for those who had to take some time off and been out of touch for some time.Going after ...
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 67
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 85
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 Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 31
Do you know the one thing you can put in the mail that will absolutely make you stand out from your competitors?It’s not your market reports. It’s not a well-written prospecting letter. It’s not even the request for feedback that you’re hopefully sending after a transaction closes.It’s something ...
By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
Comments 40
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 to San Diego Homes!
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 46
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 26
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 42
 ©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 72
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 60
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 34
 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 56
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 50
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, On a Mission to Bring Truth to Real Estate
(Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage)
Comments 36
 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...