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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Legal Issues With Taking Over Payments - 09/30/10 07:50 PM
OK, all you smarty-pants REALTORS® out there. I've got a question for you about the legal issues with taking over payments on a house. In a few weeks, my family and I are relocating from Southern California to the Boise, ID area due to family issues. We were going to rent a home and look for a house to purchase. However, we found a home in the perfect location for us. The owner had a sudden death in the family and moved out of the house. They are three months behind on their mortgage payments. We are willing to pay the (5 comments)
LOL Friday: A Cardiologist's Funeral - 09/24/10 09:55 AM
An acceptable reason to laugh at a funeral... A very prestigious cardiologist died and was given a very elaborate funeral by the hospital he worked for most of his life. A huge heart covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service as all the doctors from the hospital sat in awe. Following the eulogy, the heart opened and the casket rolled inside. The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever. At that point, one of the mourners just burst into laughter. When all eyes stared at him, he said, 'I am so sorry, (16 comments)
Hyper-Local Sponsored Community Posts - 09/14/10 11:45 AM
Not so long ago, Active Rain started offering up community sponsorships so that members could start writing hyper-local posts about the communities they serve and get an extra "bang" for their buck. As you know, hyper-local posts are SUPER for Google juice. The more you write about the communities you serve, the more of an authority you appear and the higher the likelihood that you will receive inquiries from potential clients looking for a home in the area. A question that has popped up with my clients is "How do I get my post added to my sponsored community page"? It's (8 comments)
LOL Friday: Spider Cats - 09/10/10 12:04 PM
Spider Cat, Spider Cat, does whatever a Spider Cat does. I wish I was as nimble as these little guys. Spiderman ain't got nuthin' on 'em. Even if you are a dog lover, you've got to love this video. Happy Friday, my Active Rain peeps. Oops! I better not "peep" around the cats or I might get gobbled up!
Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual Assistant (5 comments)
Bob makes a good point about making sure MLS numbers are added to your listing blog posts. Do you agree or disagree? Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual Assistant
Via Bob Haywood, www.BobHaywood.com (McGraw Realtors): Including an MLS Number in Your Home for Sale Blog is Important! You see blogs marketing homes for sale all the time here at Active Rain, right? But of all those blogs, have you noticed how many of them often to do not include the MLS number of the listing? To me, it seems like quite a few. I didn't used to worry about the MLS (4 comments)
At a Loss for Keywords? - 09/02/10 11:24 PM
Are you at a loss for keywords when optimizing your website for search engines? There is an easy tool available for free and online that will help you find synonyms for keywords you wish to optimize for: GoRank.com. At Go Rank, simply type in a keyword or phrase you wish to focus on and it will search for similar words or phrases that rank highest in the search engines. It's easy and it's free. If you're at a loss for keywords on your website, give GoRank.com a try. Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual Assistant (22 comments)
WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: Morning Coffee - 09/01/10 12:25 PM
Yes, I realize there is no actual "coffee" in this photo. But I took it while drinking coffee with my hubby. It's a beautiful day today. I am starting out slow. I'm feeling a bit decadent and just can't help it. You gotta go with it when it comes along.
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