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activerain Writing about Con Artists: The Double-Edged Sword - 07/28/07 06:35 PM
Writing about Con Artists: The Double-Edged Sword I recently co-authored a book about real estate and mortgage fraud called Protect Yourself from Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud: Preserving the American Dream of Homeownership with attorney Rachel Dollar. In the book, we offer detailed descriptions of how various scams are pulled off. The intent was not to provide a how-to manual for con artists but to educate real estate professionals and consumers, so they are better equipped to defend themselves against these crooks. As soon as the book hit the market, several people posted messages on my blog FlippingFrenzy.com claiming that our (6 comments)
activerain "Agent Team" Building Spotlighted at RISMedia’s 2nd Annual CEO Exchange - 07/21/07 09:46 PM
Agent Team Building Spotlighted at RISMedia's 2nd Annual CEO Exchange By Ralph R. Roberts July 21, 2007- activerain, "the network for real estate's top-producing agent teams" kicks off its 2nd Annual CEO Exchange today at Sanctuary Golf Course and Clubhouse in Sedalia, Colorado (owned by RE/MAX Founder Dave Liniger), where much of the discussion, both on and off the golf course, will likely center around the changing face of the real estate industry. With new online lead generation services popping on the virtual landscape and non-traditional agents offering cutthroat rates, the real estate industry and the people affected by it most-real estate (5 comments)
activerain This is my "Flip This House Casting Call" - 07/21/07 09:11 PM
Flip This House Casting Call Team Ralph Macomb County, Michigan Ralph R. RobertsAuthor of Flipping Houses For Dummies When I heard that Flip This House was having a casting call, I practically flipped right off the Pilates ball I sit on when I'm working out of my office! As a sales coach, consultant, real estate investor, and regular guy, I constantly advise students of real estate to look for win-win opportunities, and I see this is the mother load of win-win opportunities. I am the author of Flipping Houses For Dummies and Foreclosure Investing For Dummies. I wanted to call the second (8 comments)
activerain i will be Crusading against Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud, 100 People at a Time - 07/19/07 06:55 AM
Crusading against Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud, 100 People at a Time To help kick off RISMedia's 2nd Annual CEO Exchange (July 23 & 24 at the Sanctuary Golf Course and Clubhouse in Salida, Colorado), I will be providing each attendee a complimentary copy of my latest book, Protect Yourself from Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud: Preserving the American Dream of Homeownership, co-authored with Rachel Dollar, a legal expert in the mortgage lending industry. If you're unfamiliar with the CEO Exchange, it's an exclusive gathering of over 100 top brokers and Real Estate industry leaders for the purpose of discussing the most pressing (2 comments)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Megan Neher July 19, 2007 (913) 599-5539 firstname.lastname@example.org REALTY EXECUTIVES AGENT CONTRIBUTES TO BOOK ON FORECLOSURES Michael Maher helps consumers learn the ropes in new book "Foreclosure Investing for Dummies" LEAWOOD, Kan. - Successful local real estate professional, Michael Maher, has recently been published as part of the newest member of the popular book series "For Dummies." Maher, leader of The Maher Team at the Realty Executives office in Leawood, Kan., was a major contributor to Foreclosure Investing for Dummies, written by Ralph R. Roberts and Joe Kraynak. The book covers foreclosure rules and regulations for all 50 states. This hands-on guide covers all (5 comments)
activerain Fueling Exponential Growth with the 10/10/20 Technique - 07/10/07 07:44 AM
Fueling Exponential Growth with the 10/10/20 Technique By Ralph R. Roberts activerain, July 10, 2007-One of the not-so-secret secrets to sales success is to build on past success. That is what the 10/10/20 technique is all about, and here is how it works:When you list or sell a house, knock on the 10 doors to the left and right of the house you just sold and the 20 doors across the street and distribute your postcard with a handwritten note letting the neighbors know that you have listed or sold their neighbor's home. That is it. That is all it takes to start generating new clients. (8 comments)
activerain members BLOCK YOUR DRIVER LICENSE - 07/05/07 09:05 PM
Subject:ACTIVE RAIN "Block Your Drivers License" Thought I should pass it along. Check your drivers license...Now youcan see anyone's Drivers License on the Internet, including your own! Ijust searched for mine and there it was...Picture and all! Thanks HomelandSecurity Privacy; where is our right to it? I definitely removed mine,I suggest you all do the same... Go to the website and check it out. Justenter your name, City and State to see if yours is on file. After yourlicense comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove." Thiswill remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement. Click here: Drivers License (19 comments)
Add a Revenue Stream: Launch a Foreclosure Division - 07/05/07 08:56 PM
By Ralph Rowland Roberts activerain, July 6, 2007-On June 12, 2007 Reuters reported that "U.S. home foreclosures in May jumped 90% from a year earlier, reflecting a poor spring housing market and foreshadowing even higher levels later in 2007." And this was only one of dozens of articles I read in June declaring the current foreclosure crisis and presaging worst times to come. As a real estate professional, you probably find these headlines more than a little scary, but just think how scary they are to homeowners in your area, a majority of whom are probably a layoff or an accident away from (7 comments)
activerain How to Generate Positive PR This Fourth of July ??? - 07/01/07 09:39 PM
activerain How to Generate Positive PR This Fourth of July by. Ralph R. Roberts activerain, JULY, 2007-If you are like most Realtors, you plan on taking a little break this Fourth of July to celebrate with family and perhaps even mingle with fellow residents of your community. However, you could be missing out on a tremendous marketing opportunity. While local stores are stocking up on flags, ribbons, and fireworks, you may want to think about purchasing a couple cases of flags yourself and distributing them in your area. My brother David has made a tradition out of it in his market the Royal Palm Yacht (7 comments)
activerain Do You Want 2 Eliminate Your Mortgage in Less Than a Year? - 07/01/07 08:45 PM
Eliminate Your Mortgage in Less Than a Year?by Ralph Rowland RobertsBanks, mortgage companies, and other lenders offer plenty of legitimate ways to eliminate a mortgage. You can borrow less, refinance for a shorter-term loan at a lower interest rate, make payments every two weeks rather than every month, pay a little extra each month toward the principle, or sell the property. Now, there's an even better way. Dozens of companies promise to help homeowners completely eliminate their 30-year mortgages in a matter of months for a flat fee of only a few thousand dollars up front! What a deal! For three thousand (7 comments)
activerain "Family" A Simple Thank You Goes a Long Way - 07/01/07 08:25 PM
A Simple Thank You Goes a Long Wayby Ralph R RobertsOver the years I have used thank-you's to cultivate more futile ground for business. Although not everyone mines for gold this way, there are many who understand the value of being pleasant and letting everyone know who you are and what you do. When you leave a tip after a good dinner you are thanking them for good service. When you leave your tip and your business card you are thanking them and offering the same good service in return. This technique has proven to serve me well. I sell real estate (9 comments)
ACTIVERAIN How the ‘Assembly Line System' Helps in Selling Real Estate - 07/01/07 08:09 PM
How the ‘Assembly Line System' Helps in Selling Real Estate By Ralph R.Roberts Back in 1901, Ransom E. Olds created the assembly line. Soon after that, Henry Ford and his employees took the concept to the next level by creating the moving assembly line with the use of conveyor belts and by pushing for the standardization of parts. Since I hail from Michigan, I figured I would apply these same concepts to selling houses. Instead of doing all of the work myself, from meeting with buyers and sellers to actually filling out all of the paperwork required for closing, I would create a system (1 comments)
Second Home Scam Self Defense for activerain family - 07/01/07 07:43 PM
Second Home Scam Self Defenseby Ralph R RobertsIf you are a member of the so-called "Greatest Generation" or an older baby boomer, I have great news for -- you are part of the most affluent group of Americans who have ever lived. The bad news is that everybody knows it, including con artists. While you earned your comfortable lifestyle the old fashioned way, con artists are determined to take a shortcut to their lifestyle of the rich and famous by fleecing you out of your fortune. My advice? Keep one hand on your wallet, a close eye on your bank account, (3 comments)
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