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In this new landscape of real estate it is a challenge to stick with a marketing challenge and make it work everywhere where buyers are fence sitting. This year has been no exception given the explosion of real estate online and the way people are using social media to communicate and obtain information. So how does a listing agent break through all the clutter and position the seller's home in this market? Here is what I am doing to make a difference for my sellers. First, I advertise only in color. Why? People see in color not black and white. (3 comments)
Is your non-profit organization ready to make the leap? Here are some ideas on how you can promote your cause and organization and reach the 79 million Millennials and Generation X'ers who volunteer and engage in social networking online. Fortunately, both Facebook and Google and Flickr have discovered the good in doing social good and they want your favorite non-profit or cause to come on board with them. These profit companies are competing for your participation with a set of new social networking tools and resources designed to build your community, publicize your events and expand your audience of support (4 comments)
Start The Day With A Doodle - 06/09/11 07:46 AM
Where do you begin your day online? Do you begin with ActiveRain, the online news, your email program, Facebook or Twitter or are you like me and open your morning with the wonder and experience of the creative efforts of a new Google Doodle? I confess, I begin with Doodle. I can only encourage you to visit Google next and see how you can make your own music to accompany your java with the extraordinary tribute Google has created for Les Paul, his 96th birthday and the guitar. Go ahead, go play a tune and get your imagination going before your left (13 comments)
The Challenge of Challenges - 06/08/11 08:39 AM
The challenge of challenges here on ActiveRain is akin to those we encounter everyday in our new landscape of real estate and what we often call life. The differenence is the challenges here in the rain are often limited to the ubiquitous 30 or 31 days determined by the month of the challenge. In real estate, the challenge in selling a home is often determined by things completely out of our control such as condition, absorption rates, location, price and so many more psychological and economic attitudes and perceptions. When it comes to life, each challenge begins every day when we (11 comments)
Are you looking for a slice of heaven in Santa Fe? This idyllic private retreat is the answer to your dream of living an authentic Santa Fe lifestyle with privacy, views, comfort and luxury. Surrounded by century-old majestic trees, this elegant home combines an idyllic peacefulness with an essence of natural beauty and all our 21st century conveniences. If you love nature and beauty, imagine all you can do with this land and landscape. Your cook's kitchen is a Viking masterpiece with natural stone counter tops, fireplace and family room for any occasion. The separate elegant dining room will showcase (6 comments)
Think Big! Dream! Then take the time it takes to make a difference in how you sell real estate. There is no reason to bend to the economy when you can engage your imagination and make a difference to sell real estate. The housing market crash did change the landscape of real estate. The internet and the mobile technologies moved the advertising business of buying and selling homes online to the gigantic real estate portals of realtor.com, trulia, zillow, yahoo and numerous corporate brands. Newspapers and magazines can not compete with the cost-savings and timely distribution of real estate information. (11 comments)
NEW PRICE: $275,000! This new on market home is your solution to age in place in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Located in the popular Rancho Viejo subdivision, near the Santa Fe Community College, this home is an earlier version of the popular Wild Iris model open concept style. It is all on one level with no interior or exterior steps with good separation of the master suite from the other 2 bedrooms. The home was purchased new by the seller and modified to age in place with a handicap access bathroom in the master suite. The Wild Iris model benefits (2 comments)
This fine home has views worthy of painting. Custom built by Tierra de Zia with an exceptional well-designed floor plan, it is an example of how to maximize your indoor serenity and outdoor pleasure. This is the first time this home has been on the market. It was the current seller's dream home and now it is your opportunity to purchase a dream come true in Santa Fe. The rooms and windows were sited to bring in natural light and start your day with a view. The home offers a separate master suite retreat and 3 additional bedrooms on one (5 comments)
I am still thinking about real estate advertising and copy writing after digesting the news about the weather in the East, the stock market dip and of course the latest headlines on the new normal of real estate prices. If I had stayed glued to my screen I would have missed these extraordinary clouds passing over head before the sun decided to settle in the West. Without the experience of looking up, I would have missed the headline for my next new listing... A Slice of Heaven. Sometimes, it pays to look up and walk outside and stretch when thinking (11 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.