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Tuesday Truths............ Fake or Real~ Follower or Leader; Marketing Yourself - 04/29/08 11:45 AM
What is Self-Marketing exactly? As Real Estate Professionals we put our information on websites, networking sites, Classifeied Ads, and everywhere and anywhere online that we think can help us. The goal being to get people to want to call us. We want people that have a Real Estate need to contact us, and we want to help our business. The other day I got a phone call, someone was calling me for Information. This is why I have my Blog, and why I have given up a certain amount of privacy....for the CALL. Anyway, so I get a call. This isn't anything new, but (26 comments)
Active Rain Gifts of Appreciation Contest ..Entries are in ~ Updated - 04/29/08 10:05 AM
This is the Official Post for the Contest entries in the Active Rain Gifts of Appreciation Contest.... I will leave it on the e-PRO Dashboard, and it will also be in the Positive Attitudes for the Weary Soul Group. That way you can find it to read the entries...see who has acknowledged who and for what. This contest is a win-win, my favorite kind of interactions whether Real Estate related or not. *** A true gift is one given without expectation of reward *** The Gifts of Appreciation Contest is being held for 2 weeks....We hope to get several entries....as this is a way (43 comments)
Monday Morning Gifts...An Attitude of Gratitude Contest - 04/28/08 02:28 PM
It's Monday Morning again ....did you have a good week-end? Today another beautiful spring week is about to begin. MY coffee is brewing, the sprinklers are watering my flowers, and I am preparing for a phone call that I think will finally put my REO House into Contract.....all in all a good way to be starting the week....cool, refreshed, with expectations of positive things to happen. Sort of like spending time here in the Rain.
We give because we want to, not to get something in return. Look at all the sharing people here on Active Rain that have given advice, laughter, inspiration, maybe a few words that helped (38 comments)
Tuesday Truths....As the Winds Change so do I........ - 04/22/08 04:54 AM
We are the Keepers of the Earth. Sometimes we hear or see something that sort of sits on the top of our mind for a second, or a millisecond, but it doesn't penetrate, then we hear it again later and wonder what it's about. If you haven't lived in a Communist Country you might be tempted to believe what our Government tells you, or any Government for that matter. But is it the Truth? *** We are the keepers of the Earth, and what we do or don't do will affect generations*** Earth Day 2008 I
I think most of you know that in 1997 I joined (20 comments)
Monday Morning Gifts.....Appreciation and Recognition - 04/21/08 02:51 AM
It's Monday Morning again ....did you have a good week-end? I hope everyone got their batteries charged for the week. Many of us worked over the week-end, and many enjoyed time with Family and Friends.....but whatever we did, the week-end is over and time to move on with a new week :) ***Today I want to give the gifts of Appreciation and Recognition*** How many times have we run across someone that has really touched us in some way, or someone that has really made our life a little better by their attitude, but we never really tell them how much they mean to (16 comments)
We don't have Storks in America, or at least not in my part of California, so I was ecstatic to see them every Spring when I lived in Romania. Did you ever tell your child that a Stork brought the baby? More interesting is how many of us actually believed this as a child :) :) ***Photo by : Ioana Negrau*** (29 comments)
Tuesday Truths.....All of Us Judge each other rightly or wrongly..... - 04/15/08 11:28 AM
How many times have you bought something on e-bay, or anywhere else on the Internet, but once you received it you were disappointed - it wasn't really what you thought it was. Think about our jobs, our clients, the homes we list, finance, sell, everything we do including blogging here on Active Rain. How many times have you been disappointed? For Today's Tuesday Truths I have decided to repost something I wrote many months ago.......I think it is as Relevant today as it was then, maybe even more so. I have often wondered why someone would write some of the things they do, or (40 comments)
Monday Morning Gifts......contracts are perfect with your coffee :) - 04/14/08 02:32 AM
Good Morning...., it's Monday again, and today I am anxiously awaiting 9am....the time most people start work :) :) I hope everyone is ready for another good week. I am not sure why I like Mondays so much, maybe because so many people are off on the weekends, and on Monday they all come back, and today hopefully several of us have calls to make and contracts to write :) :) Today I will be busy following up on a couple possible sales from the Week-end. Yes, I might have a land sale, and a residential one.......I negotiated with both the buyer and (23 comments)
Tuesday Truths........We're all just trying to do our job!!! - 04/08/08 11:45 PM
Tonight I am writing just a short blog on Office Managers, Brokers, and the Up Person that is rude to our Title, Inspection, and Staging Friends. After going to several offices last week with a flier, I was shocked at some of the rude behavior I encountered. There is no excuse for Office managers, Agents, Brokers, etc. to be rude to anyone that comes into an office trying to do their job. If you're busy then say so, and allow someone to meet with Agents if the Agents don't mind. Last Friday when I ran into my Title Rep, and told her what (32 comments)
Monday Morning Gifts... perfect with your coffee or anytime :) - 04/07/08 01:37 AM
Well after a weekend of Active Rain technical difficulties....the perfect way to start today would be if all our technology worked....websites, blog sites, cell phones, computers, everything :) Another thing would be to realize that even when technology breaks...life goes on. I know, my website was down for over a week.....and hey, I'm still here, alive and well. All of us depend on our websites, and our blogs to do what we want them to do. But when this doesn't happen, it can be very frustrating. My website went down 2 weeks ago, and I had no idea what to do......Here were my attempts to (21 comments)
Virtual Open House.....It's Over and I would say a rousing Success :) - 04/06/08 04:20 PM
The other day I posted the final step we were doing to make this a reality Virtual Open House....A Real Estate Win-Win for Everyone including clients....:) and now the Results are in. For those of you that might not know , this idea was a Marketing Contest Entry from Misty Lackie CEO Go Smart Solutions . This is the page that Misty and Candice developed that stayed up all week until the actual time of the Virtual Open House . I have to tell you I was very nervous.....yes, nervous. I felt like I was giving a Party, and was afraid no one would show (54 comments)
Virtual Open House....A Real Estate Win-Win for Everyone including clients....:) Updated 4/6/08 - 04/04/08 02:17 AM
Ahh, what is on everyones mind....the client. Guard them, protect them, treat them right so they will eventually either buy or sell a home with you. Isn't that what Real Estate is all about? We help people get into or out of a home, and get paid for knowing the in's and out's of the Profession. So if this is the case why would you want to tell your clients about my Virtual Open House? Misty Lackie CEO Go Smart Solutions came up with a great idea of a Virtual Open House in a recent Marketing Contest on Active Rain. I wrote this Post (27 comments)
Tuesday Truths....Lenders are now being Scammed; and don't they deserve it? - 04/02/08 12:03 AM
Todays Market.....What does that really mean to the Average Home Buyer or Seller? There are a ton of Articles on buying and selling....but what about the newest scams that have popped up? And yes, these scams have to do with Lenders. I just learned about it today, and I'll be a SOB.... I just couldn't believe it. REO (Bank owned) Properties......I have one currently listed, and had written about it back in December. Most of them need work as people leave in the middle of the night, or damage the place out of anger. The issue isn't that the work needs to be (26 comments)
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