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We Don't get Paid Till We Close...Of Course I'm Doing My Best! - 10/30/08 08:12 PM
The tide has changed...and I mean drastically! Sales use to wash in and close and then wash out back to the sea of contentedness...and now what's happening? Fanny Mae, Freddie Mac are just not the same entities...they are now the boss. We, as in Real Estate Agents and Brokers and Mortgage Brokers and Surveyor's and Inspectors and Title Companies are all trying to march to a different beat. It's a new beat and the drums are rolling. Learn the facts, gain control and step up to the pump. (no puns about gas prices intended) Remember allll the waaaaayyyyy back to Real (25 comments)
Via Bob Stewart - ActiveRain: Kelan and I take you through the new ActiveRain Listing Router. Watch as I explain how we are going to increase your business and get the traffic looking in your market to your website.
IMPORTANT NOTE The "Listing Router" will ONLY show up on your pages when LOGGED OUT of ActiveRain. (6 comments)
Via Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate: As soon as I heard that RE Barcamp was coming to Houston, I was looking forward to attending. In case you haven't heard of Barcamp before (which I hadn't), it is essentially a real estate and social media conference. Actually, I heard it referred to as an "unconference", which is probably a better description. In essence, the agenda for the day is not set until everyone arrives. If you (11 comments)
Real Estate is not only a Profession ... it is our lives. Our business is an integral part of everyone's lives. Not just because we sell Real Estate but because it just is. We all must be housed.
Mama bird builds her nest for protection and comfort.
The lioness finds her security within rock and caves and even ants build magnificent cities.
One thing for sure ... we will always need to buy and sell houses, excuse me, homes. Our Profession goes much deeper within others lives than (13 comments)
Is your attitude good towards others? - 10/25/08 11:03 AM
No? Then you are losing a lot of business. EDITED ... QUOTE BY BARBARA HERSHEY; "So let them be rotten apples...they'll fall off the tree soon enough!" Yes? Then you are a wise person. We have all experienced the Agent with an attitude... What good does this do anyone? Does it help the client? Does it encourage a deal? Does it build a good relationship? Does it create a strong sphere within your "professional" relm? Could you have made contracts work if you had not run across the bad attitude?
It just seems to me that we should (31 comments)
I had a ball at Real Estate barcamp Houston yesterday! - 10/24/08 01:34 PM
I had a ball at Real Estate barcamp Houston yesterday! Some functions are fun and some are not! This was just wonderful! I didn't completely understand what to expect with a "Free form forum" but I will say it was great. The presentations were fun and informative. I was able to meet so many Rainers that I felt I was home.
Is that strange? After getting to know so many people through comments, following their lives and seeing their pictures each day I felt like it was a homecoming! Adding hugs, face to face conversation, and sharing space with (55 comments)
Calling Seth Godin!!! - 10/23/08 10:27 PM
Hey everybody, you know and love our Margaret and our BB. Let's give them some support...k? Thanks a bunch. Later in the rain~Deb Via Bryant Tutas Broker/REALTOR(R) Tutas Towne Realty, Inc: Hi folks. My good friend and fellow ActiveRainer, Margaret Rome, is getting close to launching her first book "Real Estate the Right Rome Way". I'm sure most of you know Margaret but if not....stop over and check out her profile. Margaret and I joined AR at just about the same time, July of 2006. In fact, as far as I can, tell we actually joined on the same day. Her first post (1 comments)
HUGE GREEN WORM. Citheronia Regalis (regal moth). Beauty surrounds...Huntsville, Texas. - 10/20/08 10:05 PM
I consider myself lucky each and every day the sun shines. Or, I simply awake and stretch and breathe and realize I'm here. I then take the steps I can to make it a good day. Good or great. That's all I have. I was given a gift of major magnitude today and I must share it with you. Let me qualify myself with this by saying I'm really not that great with bugs...certainly not scary big ones. This gift is a rare and beautiful sight I was blessed to see today and I want you to enjoy it too. I (32 comments)
Are you using today's technology to your best advantage? - 10/18/08 06:19 PM
Are you using today's technology to your best advantage? We, as Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, Stagers, Insurance Reps, and others have a host of Technology at our fingertips. And, if you're like me....you may not be utilizing it to your fullest advantage.
Active Rain is instrumental in opening my eyes to the archaic methodology that lingers from the past within our industries. There are so many viable ways to utilize the technological advances that are being made every single day to aid us in our businesses. I have found (15 comments)
Oh I'm Fine, I'm Fine She Says.... - 10/15/08 07:58 PM
Quickie laugh. I was just visiting with Marchel Peterson of Spring Texas. Marchy and I have been able to network and make money TOGETHER with the help of Active Rain. I was visiting with her about the Real Estate BarCamp Houston we both plan to attend on Wednesday the 22, of October... All seemed fine as we were giggling about Real Estate and other things and I heard this BLAM-thunkity-thunk-BLAM.
My reaction was Marchel are you okay??? Are you okay???? A long moment later she says...I'm fine, I'm fine, I just went over a curb! I don't see well at (21 comments)
RE-BarCamp is coming to Houston TX on October 22, 2008! - 10/13/08 10:21 PM
Debra and Scott Brooks will be introducing BuyWaterfronts.com. BuyWaterfronts.com is a Realtor Only Advertising site for agents that sell by the water. No FSBO's allowed and a great way to place high in the Search Engines and gather leads for your waterfront niche. BuyWaterfronts.com is offering the first six months free listing advertising. We will see you at realestateBarCamp Houston! Via Rich Jacobson ~ ActiveRain Community Builder: REBarCamp Houston is an exhilarating gathering of minds & passions in a spontaneous, eclectic, organic, open format event where real estate professionals and technology experts share new discoveries/trends happening in the industry, and discuss their (8 comments)
Melissa Grant's daughter. UPDATE-TODAY OCT 15... - 10/12/08 08:12 PM
Prayer vigil. Please pray for Melissa's daughter, Graycelyn. I just spoke to Melissa Grant and she is rushing her daughter, Gracelyn, to the hospital with 105.5 degree fever. I was speaking to Melissa about the economy and the future of Real Estate when her daughter came up to her and said, "mommy, I don't feel good". Melissa said we would talk again later . She then called me back to say that Gracelyn was very sick. Please pray for them. We don't know what it is. She will remain in touch with me.
It's 9:08 and the Doctor is about to (46 comments)
Yo Baby, my cheese done slid off my cracker... - 10/10/08 10:37 PM
Yo Baby, this creature of habit is lost like a mouse in a maze...I know this change in the format of Active Rain is simply "progress" but whoa. I thought I was dreaming when I couldn't find the Blog catagory and every time I click on my home the states come up! I felt as if I were in a maze like the mice trying to find my way to the end and get my cheese...
I thought my cheese done slid off my cracker!
All of a sudden the place I wake up with (33 comments)
Awake with a smile and a positive attitude and be glad to greet the day!
Be grateful there is work to be done. Boredom kills. Quit grumbling and count your blessings. We all have them. Thank our Nation for giving us the right and the choice to vote. Thank our customers for being loyal. Offer to help a friend, colleague, or client (37 comments)
ReBlog Please! Tell Ten Friends And So On... - 10/01/08 11:48 PM
There is no cause more worthy of the bonding and united strength of the masses than breast cancer or any other malignancy. God Bless anyone who has had to fight this horrible disease and I pray for the scientific solution to the shortening and brutalizing of our lives. Thank you Kim Wood and Midori Miller for your support and please count me in. Later in the rain~DEB Via Midori Miller-Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate Trainer: Today Kim Wood sent me a tweet and reminded me it is Cancer Awareness Month and make sure and spread the word. This evening in my email I (4 comments)
Don't Let the Media Cripple You...The Blinders of Faith. - 10/01/08 09:55 PM
Allowing our economy to tank is like playing "follow the leader" and not looking where we are going. I have money in the stock market...oh, well. It tanked. You won't find me jumping out of any buildings or crying "poor me" on any corner. We should be just as happy when we're broke! It just is...for now. Remember when your mom said, "honey, don't follow the crowd please. Just do what you know is right and you will come out a winner?" All of our moms said something of the sort. Keep a strong mind and "will" and you can determine (52 comments)
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