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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.
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Speeding Through the Real Estate Drive-Thru - 02/25/10 08:22 AM
So, there I am...sitting in the drive-thru at McDonalds. (Not that important really...everyone reading this has been there more than once, I'm sure. So, you know what I'm talking about.) I pull up to the little speaker and bark out my order from memory (probably a bad sign considering...) and wait for the voice of approval to squawk back at me with my total amount owed and telling me to pull forward to the first window...which I do willingly and with much anticipation (OK, so I might be over-exaggerating that 'anicipation' part. I mean...this is McDonalds...). I sit in my Sport (70 comments)
Ok, so my desk isnt quite this bad....but its a good second place. So, I figured I would clean it off yesterday during a little down time.... In the midst of throwing away the half eaten bagels and pizza crusts, and countless postit notes with random drivel written on them...I discovered an old issue of Broker Agent News from May,'07. Not entirely significant except that it was open to page 74...and on that page was an article written by Roselind Hejl, a Coldwell Banker United agent in Austin, TX. Her website is www.weloveaustin.com and the article I was looking at was (76 comments)
Social Media in Plain English - 02/15/10 07:52 AM
Social Media in Plain English Now that I am working closely with several people in my local area in teaching businesses the power of social media, I am constantly on the hunt for new, innovative ways to explain why they should be involved in networks like Twitter and Facebook, etc...This is one of the best examples I have ever found as to why social media exists, why it works, and why so many are turning towards it to help build their businesses!! (21 comments)
10 Potential Potholes on the Foreclosure Buying Road - 02/09/10 08:08 AM
Let's face facts...buying a foreclosure isnt exactly a simply process. In fact, some would say the entire process sucks. But, it can actually be even worse than you thought originally for your client without recognizing these 10 simple red flags. Knowing what to look for can save your clients thousands of dollars in the long run... 1. Air Quality: The air quality inside will tell you a lot about the over-all condition of the home. Musty or dirty smells can mean mold and mildew has developed. Perhaps a water leak...perhaps a leaky roof. Make sure you include air and surface testing (60 comments)
I follow a LOT of things on Twitter...and a lot of people. One of them is Toby Boyce. And, here is why...
Via Toby Boyce, MBA, Delaware Ohio (Keller Williams Consultants Realty): Okay, I've had enough. Are real estate agents adults or just children? Or maybe they've become ruthless creatures that are forced to have their ego stroked at every turn? 2010 is off to a rousing start on the "snarky" factor and may very well unseat 2007. I've been (relatively) quietly watching the events unfold the past week and it is time for me to put on my "big-boy pants" and say (2 comments)
A Held Harmless Membership Shield is a product that everyone needs to sit up and take notice of and it’s probably the best $50 (Individuals) or $100 (Businesses) that you will spend this year. We bought shields for ourselves and our businesses for 2010 and have gained peace of mind as a result. <!-- /.header --> So what does Held Harmless do? As their website says, “HELD HARMLESS lawfully shields you, your family and your business from insurance (25 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.