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7 Mistakes to Avoid on Active Rain - 08/28/07 12:56 AM
I guess you can call these my Top 7 Pet Peeves on Active Rain. This is not a rant or a rave, it's just my way of sharing with members, what others members may feel, but never write about. Please don't take this personal if you fall into one or more of these categories. I know I did, but hopefully the TIPS I have provided below may help. AND1. It's frustrating when someone adds you as an associate, but they don't put a comment in the box. Then why are they adding you? Don't members know that this is where we (670 comments)
Is this a Hoax? Now you can find out the truth! - 08/26/07 10:34 PM
My wife and kids got really excited when I told them about the email I received, stating that on August 27th, at 12:30am, the moon and mars would look like "two moons" in the sky. When my co-worker sent me this email, we made plans to set the alarm, go outside, and witness this once in a lifetime phenomenon. This is going to happen tomorrow! Here's what the email read:*Two moons on August 27**Aug 27 the Whole World is waiting for...* Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full (61 comments)
Your Blog - Now Available In 18 Different Languages? - 08/22/07 03:48 AM
What if a single click could convert your entire Blog or Web-page to a different language? How about 18 different languages? That would be very cool. Well, I get excited about this stuff because I see there is a potential to reach more readers, have global potential with your business, and use the latest and greatest technology to enhance and grow your relationships. Possibly breakdown the language barrier between you and your clients and readers. I have a client who speaks 12 different languages. She is an Active Rain member, and I hope she'll find this post! I would love to (43 comments)
This is a nifty little service that was introduced to me by fellow Active Rain member Stephen Joos who works with HouseFront. At first it seemed to be just another widget, but after I researched it more, I found this to be quite a useful tool, not only for us industry "techies" but consumers as well. You can use this FREE widget on your Blog, or your website, but I really like that it can be used on your cell phone while you are mobile, anywhere in the world. All you have to do is text your property address, city, and state to (80 comments)
Widgets: How to Add Them to Your Blog - 08/12/07 07:18 PM
How do you add "Widgets" to your Active Rain Blog? You can only add them to either your profile page, your posts, or in the right side column on your main Blog page. These instructions are to add a Widget to your Blog under your photo, the same as you see on mine. The first step is to select a "Widget" that you'd like to add to your blog. All Widgets will require you to use the HTML code provided by that Widget, and then paste it into Active Rain. If you would like to see some samples of the Widgets I have previously used, you (231 comments)
The number one reason to incorporate Google Earth into your business is that it's FREE, and who isn't trying to save money in todays market and economy. You can download Google Earth and begin using it immediately. If you already have Google Earth, you may want to explore some of the features and valuable benefits that are available to you. I wanted to share just a few tips that may entice you to take a serious look at why more and more people are discovering and using Google Earth.Did you know that you can now create tours? That includes vacations, (66 comments)
Successful Blogging in the Real Estate Industry - 08/08/07 11:35 PM
So now you are a Blogger on Active Rain! You create content, you write, you post, you read, you comment, but do you ever wonder...where does my Blogging go from here? Is this as good as it gets? Should I have more than one Blog? My answer to you is yes! Every single person and panelists that I met in San Francisco at the Real Estate Connect last week, ALL had a Blog or write for a Blog outside of Active Rain. Don't get me wrong, I think that Blogging in the rain is great, in fact I will always be an Active Rain Alumni, (82 comments)
Roundtable Focus Group | Visits the Deferred Sales Trust Strategy - 08/07/07 02:40 AM
Today we held a meeting in Walnut Creek, CA. to introduce a strategy known as the "Deferred Sales Trust" to a group of elite Executive Level Brokers and Realtors. The program was sponsored by QFN out of Sacramento, CA. The CEO / PRESIDENT Daniel Ahmad was the presenter of this optional strategy for Sellers, that can also be used all across the Country. We had 13 Top Producing REALTORS / BROKERS from both Contra Costa and Solano Counties in attendance. There were several reasons we wanted to introduce this strategy, and have a group of trusted and reputable Real Estates Professionals as a focus group: 1. To provide (34 comments)
Inman RE Connect - I Left My Heart (and Blog) in San Francisco - 08/03/07 02:36 AM
Do you remember when you were really young, and how you looked up to your favorite mentors? I recall going to my first Rock Concert at the Oakland Coliseum, called the "Day on the Green". I was just starting out on the guitar at age 12. I will never forget Peter Frampton walking out on stage, the crowd going nuts, and Peter mastering that fret board right in front of me. I went home, put my guitar in the box, and shoved it under my bed for months. He was so good on that guitar, I wanted to quit! That's how I felt at (67 comments)
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