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ActiveRain Webinar Series - Farming with Facebook, with Chris Alston - 09/30/11 09:46 PM
Wow this will be a great class, I have already joined in on it, HAVE YOU? NO, WHY THE HECK NOW?????? Join it now do it!!! BUILD YOUR BUSINESS Via Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California): ActiveRain Webinar Series - Farming with Facebook Wednesday, October 5th, 10am-11am PST Presenter: Chris Alston To register for this awesome webinar https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/972236800 There are many ways to farm to get business. Farming, canvassing, walking, doordropping, etc… All of these ways takes time, and money…And will turn a profit over time. Have you ever thought about farming digitally, using Facebook? If you spend money each (2 comments)
10 Top Suggestion On How To Become A Top Producing Loan Originator: - 09/22/11 10:36 PM
OK, this was a good blog, and the advise here is not just for Loan officers, it is for any business person!!!! Take a look, Can you live by this also? Via George Souto NMLS# 65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut: We recently hired 5 new Loan Originators at McCue Mortgage who are going through a 3 month training program to get licensed and to learn about our origination system and Loan Programs. We also wanted to start them off with advice from our experience Loan Originators on what they felt that the new Loan Originators will need to do to be successful (0 comments)
I sent my customer to my "competition" | Chappaqua NY 10514 - 09/22/11 10:34 PM
This was a great customer service story, I wanted to share it. Sometimes, the job or client is not a fit for us and helping them get to a person that would be a better fit is the best thing to do. Via Debbie Gartner - Westchester Flooring -Hardwood Floors Carpet Tile Refinish - (Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Fairfield CT): Yes, I did...and it feels so good!!!! Now, let me explain...just so you don't think I'm completely crazy. This morning, I met with a customer from Chappaqua NY 10514, my home town. Turns out we both went to the same high school (Horace (2 comments)
Thursday Pictures..... - 09/22/11 10:20 PM
I was flying home last night from Austin TX. and I had this amazing view from my window, it was an amazing flight. I had the pleasure of sitting with several of my fellow Keller Williams Realty agents and review things from such a great event!!...
Remembering 9-11, Ceremony in NY & Across the Nation!!! - 09/11/11 10:45 AM
Remembering 9-11, Ceremony in NY & Across the Nation!!! Wow, I saw this and I needed to share it. The pools are amazing, the song is amazing!!!!! I also want to celebrate Our Friends & Family that are on the walls protecting us from this type of act. Thank you, are not the right words, because they are not strong enough,.... This is hard & touching, I want to also Thank our Great Nation, we pulled together and we are trying to make it right.. Lets put this same effort now into our Nation with all we do!!! Visit msnbc.com for (10 comments)
Market Trends for Homes for Sale in Vancouver, Clark County WA week ending September 10, 2011 - 09/10/11 12:06 PM
Market Trends for Homes for Sale in Vancouver, Clark County WA week ending September 10, 2011......... The Real Estate Market is always changing, up down, and the past few years down some more... The Vancouver area in Clark County Washington like everywhere else in the Nation is always changing, the number of Bank Owned Properties, Short Sale and Equity Homes (homes that are not upside down) and the percentages are a never ending cycle.If you are buying a home or selling a home in the Clark County area you need to know what is going on: What are the schools like? (2 comments)
Hockinson Home for Sale, Ranch House in Vancouver WA - 09/09/11 10:19 PM
Hockinson Home for Sale, Ranch House in Vancouver WA, Great Home put some work into this home and you could have some of that EQUITY EVERYONE IS LOOKING FOR.....This 2715sqft ranch home with a daylite basement features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on close to 2 acres of land. The home does need some work and includes a lot of room downstairs, a huge shop and a lot of room to grow. Property is private and secluded. Full Details http://www.vancouverwahousesforsale.com/listing/mlsid/210/propertyid/11301068/syndicated/1/cgltguid/9C5BBB64-6CC1-4C81-9D7C-CF99D3865EC7/?ts=crg
Listing Courtesy of Kenneth Rosengren, Keller Williams / North County Hockinson Home for Sale, Ranch House in Vancouver WA (4 comments)
8 Steps to Buying your home in Vancouver WA Area, #4 Finding YOUR Home - 09/09/11 04:57 PM
8 Steps to Buying your home in Vancouver WA Area, #4 Finding YOUR Home. You may think that buying a home in Vancouver WAarea starts with jumping in the car and driving all over town. And it’s true that hopping in the car to go look is probably the most exciting part of the home-buying process. However, driving around is fun for only so long, and with the price of gas it will get expensive – if weeks go by without finding what you’re looking for, the fun can fade pretty fast. That’s why we say that looking for your home (0 comments)
Are Flyers Useful? - 09/08/11 10:14 PM
Wow, what a great question, I have been going back and forth on this, I know an agent I Spokane WA that does use flyers all the time simple one one picture 4 sentences and phone number she get 50% of here buyers from this.... Oh yeah she does 250 deals per year!!!! I also know one that has 800 number only and he generates 50# of his buyers from that he also does about 160 deals a year!!! You need to test your market and see what works for you...... Via The Chatter (ActiveRain): Do agents still use paper flyers outside (4 comments)
What is ActiveRain? A Comprehensive FAQ - 09/08/11 10:02 PM
WOW, THIS IS SUCH A GREAT POST, I wish I ad something like this when I started AR, please check this out and read each if them! Via Tammy Emineth (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing): What is ActiveRain? If you've been on here for any length of time you probably know all this. But if you're new, like we all were once, this might be a helpful FAQ to get you started. Visit the links within the questions for more information on that topic. Q. What is ActiveRain? A. ActiveRain is an online real estate related blogging platform. (2 comments)
Using Groupon Power to Purchase Real Estate - 09/08/11 09:57 PM
Wow, that a great post, as agents and sales people we are always looking for ways to be outside the box and here is a great way to do it!!! Via Brad Andersohn (Zillow - Outreach Manager): Recently I was invited to join this investing opportunity using "Groupon" buying power to purchase Real Estate. Is this a fad, a trend, or will it become a standard in the home purchase and selling process? I've used Groupon to make "deal" purchases for smaller material items in the past but never considered investing in purchasing real property in this manner? I remember hearing that someone (0 comments)
Tips to Playing in the Rain for Newbies - 09/06/11 10:49 PM
What a great post, I wish I had this advise when I started AR... Huge tools to be a success!!!!!!!! Thank you for the post and keep it up!!! Via Brenda Mullen, Realtor® Selling Guadalupe County Real Estate (Smart Moves Realty): Tips to Playing in the Rain for Newbies Well, I just joined Jerry Newman's new group called Introducing Newbies in Active Rain. This is going to be a terrific group that helps us who have been here a little bit longer, welcome newer folks into this terrific community we call Active Rain. I am kind of jealous of Jerry as I wanted to do what he (5 comments)
ActiveRain Meet-Up in Portland Vancouver Area - 09/06/11 06:45 PM
ActiveRain Meet-Up in Portland Vancouver Area. It was a GREAT Time to meet the ActiveRain Folks in the area. We had about 10-12 people joining us and had some Great food and a great Restaurant.... We went to 50 Plates and t he atmosphere is very contemporary and relaxing, high table sin the bar. Todd Clark hosted the meeting with a co-host of Gayle C. Rich-Boxman, we also had myself, Doug Swafford with First American Title, Debbra Jane from Camas WA, Art Marine with Academy Mortgage, Patrick Krause from Lake Oswego, and several Others!! What a time to network and have (5 comments)
Homes for Sale in Vancouver, Clark County WA, View Current Market Trends for the week ending September 3, 2011 - 09/04/11 11:50 AM
Homes for Sale in Vancouver, Clark County WA, View Current Market Trends for the week ending September 3, 2011......... The Real Estate Market is always changing, up down, and the past few years down some more... The Vancouver area in Clark County Washington like everywhere else in the Nation is always changing, the number of Bank Owned Properties, Short Sale and Equity Homes (homes that are not upside down) and the percentages are a never ending cycle.If you are buying a home or selling a home in the Clark County area you need to know what is going on: What are (2 comments)
Thank You AR, I am on the First page of Google for Buying a Home in Vancouver WA - 09/04/11 11:36 AM
Thank You AR, I am on the First page of Google for Buying a Home in Vancouver WA, so I got up this morning and wrote a Blog: 8 Steps to Buying your home in Vancouver WA Area, #4 Finding YOUR Home , and then just for the heck of it i wanted to see if i will pop up on the first page of GOOGLE for, and I did!!!!! Ken's Home Team has the 3rd spot in the organic search on Google... So, how did I get there.... ActiveRain is a huge part of this, between the blogs I have written, (15 comments)
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