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Colorsplash- Yet Another Reason We Love Photobucket! - 08/31/10 03:00 PM
This is yet another reason why I love Photobucket! Before we get all into the educational posts we wanted to share a couple of fun ones first. The photo editor in Photobucket is innovative and they keep adding new features to jazz up your photos. This newest tool is right off of the Photobucket blog press- "Colorsplash" You can take an image you own and upload it to your free account in Photobucket. In Photobucket you can then click edit and choose the new COLORSPLASH tab. The Colorsplash tool turns your image into a black and white image. From there (20 comments)
Florida Realtors® Convention Was FABULOUS This Year! - 08/31/10 12:47 AM
Florida Realtors® Convention was FABULOUS this year. Thank you to all of you who put this year's convention together. Usually these conventions are geared towards newbies but this year there was so much good information for Brokers and veterans. We used to wonder what all our dues went to pay for. We just got a glimpse of the benefits of the Florida Realtors® Association- you are getting so much more than what you pay for. There are so many benefits you get just for being a member from free e-faxes to the new Simple Forms all ready for adding your Docu-sign (12 comments)
WOW, Orlando ReBar Camp was today and it was fantastic! We had a blast, we learned a lot, we met a lot of our Active Rain subscribers and those who follow our blog who are not AR members. Debbie Kirkland put on this fabulous event and we are so grateful she took on this task. My dear friend Cyndee Haydon who was one of the first people to reach out to me when I was a newbie on Active Rain. She encouraged me to be a presenter at ReBar Orlando on SEO. I am SO glad I did! The first class I taught (23 comments)
Newbies- Answers To Your Top Active Rain Blogging Questions - 08/22/10 11:52 PM
Newbies- here are the answers to some of your most asked questions. I have included the links where you can find the tutorials in detail. Question #1- How do you get colored text, different sized fonts on your blog? How To Jazz Up Your Blogging- Free and Easy! Update: Since writing that post there is another great tool that has actually become my favorite Active Rain blog editor. It is using Gmail as an editor. With the Mac- you just drag and drop right from Gmail into your Active Rain WYSIWYG editor. You don't need to know html. It will cut (47 comments)
What Clients Say- Successful Palm Beach County Short Sale Testimonial - 08/21/10 02:42 AM
Palm Beach County Short Sale Agents Nestor and Katerina Gasset get short sales closed. We just closed on this listing with these sellers who are a retired couple in Boynton Beach Florida. Here is the wonderful Testimonial that they sent to us this week after the successful closing of their investment property. Don't listen to people who tell you that you can not do a short sale on your investment properties. We list investor owned short sales and we get them accepted, sold and closed. If you are considering the option of short selling your Florida home in Palm Beach (12 comments)
Port St Lucie Homes For Sale - 08/21/10 01:00 AM
Port St Lucie Homes For Sale- Port St Lucie is one of the hardest hit markets in the state of Florida. The housing prices dropped in half from 2006 prices. Developers and new home builders walked away from new housing developments many were forced into bankruptcy because of the bust. You can hardly give away a vacant lot. These same lots that are currently listed less than $8,000 were selling for over $125,000 in 2006. If you are a homeowner in Port St Lucie and you have to sell your home, there may be an option for you- a short sale may (0 comments)
SEO Is Not For Wimps- The Down and Dirty Of Getting To The Top With Staying Power - 08/20/10 01:52 AM
SEO Is Not For Wimps- The Down and Dirty of Getting To The Top With Staying Power Have you ever done the happy dance when you get your Active Rain post to the top of Google's page one for your particular keyword phrases only to find yourself completely off Google's radar a few days later? First of all, let me share a little listing presentation secret- when you do find yourself at the top of Google for anything you do- take a screen shot of it right away! Then you take those screen shots and you put them in your listing (26 comments)
ActiveRain=Website Visits... Check Out The Google Analytics For My Website! - 08/20/10 12:06 AM
Bob shares more proof in the pudding in his post below. He is one of my newest coaching clients and is a sponge. He really has a passion to learn how to do his SEO the right way so that he can get paycheck results. Thanks Bob for the nice blurb! Via Bob Hertzog (Summit Home Consultants): ActiveRain=Website Visits... Check Out The Google Analytics For My Website! I've always wondered how many visits I get as a direct result of my blogging on ActiveRain. Well, today I decided to find out (in all my spare time). First, a little history. We started Summit (8 comments)
Florida Realtors® Convention- Orlando- Will We See You There? - 08/18/10 10:00 PM
Join us at the Florida Realtors® Convention and Trade Expo next week! If you see us walking around, please come up to us and introduce yourselves! We look forward to meeting you in person! ( We look just like we do in our photo.) Call Katerina on her cell at 561-502-1577 or text her during your stay. (10 comments)
Is WORK A Four Letter Word? - 08/18/10 01:32 PM
After having three conversations today with different people from different backgrounds I pondered about how far have we strayed here in America from the concept of good honest work. I felt compelled to write my thoughts about those conversations for they are really tugging at me to get out and into words. One person I spoke with is an immigrant from Romania who moved here to escape Communism. This person lived under communism and is extremely concerned about the apathy permeating our society and more about the "give me a hand-out syndrome" that has infected our country. When people would rather go and (41 comments)
Since When Did Active Rain Become A New Matchmaking Site? - 08/16/10 07:33 PM
Since when did Active Rain become the new matchmaking website? See, this girl's in love with me. She wants to have a relationship with me, either she likes older women or likes older men since both Nestor and I are in the profile photo. This hacker is pretty good because the email posted above went right into my gmail account and not the one that I have tied to my Active Rain account. That means that somehow they are able to phish the contact boxes for emails or even physically find one of our posts that give partial email addresses with (77 comments)
Rain is getting ready to pour down upon us! We hope to see you there! Tuesday August 24 bright and early in the Florida sunshine- welcome the rain! RainCamp is going to be at Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando Florida and starting at 9 a.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. And don't miss out on the VIP After- Party starting at 5 p.m. For all Active Rainers that are either in our private coaching program, our Expired Listing Secrets program or any of our SEO For Agents webinar students- (25 comments)
12470 World Cup Equestrian Club Wellington Florida Home For Sale - 08/15/10 07:49 PM
12470 World Cup Equestrian Club Wellington Florida Home For Sale. As you drive through the gated and lush yet small community of the Equestrian Club you are welcomed with tall tropical Palm Trees. The Equestrian Club in Wellington Florida is a small neighborhood with luxury homes close to 441- State Rd 7, close to the Florida Turnpike and very close to shopping and the Wellington Green Mall. The Equestrian Club is also near all the Equestrian events in Wellington Florida. You will feel relaxed in your new home. This home has over 5000 square feet under air conditioned living space but even (2 comments)
HFA -Another Government Foreclosure Help Program For Homeowners - 08/14/10 10:43 PM
The US Department of Treasury has another government help program for homeowners who are underwater. We can be sure of one thing, what ever the program says it is going to do, rarely does. We learned from the HAMP program that it never even touched the total number of projected homeowners it was supposed to help. HAMP is the government Home Affordable Loan Modification Program. Read here for more details- Has Your Short Sale Or Loan Modification been turned down? Then we had the US Treasury Department roll out the HAFA program- How's That HAFA Program Working Out For You? That was another (14 comments)
Nekilnojamasis turtas JAV -Floridoje - 08/14/10 01:57 PM
Port Saint Lucie yra plačiai išsidėstęs 75,5 kvadratinių mylių (~120 kv.km) plote rytinėje Floridos pakrantėje, prie Atlanto vandenyno. Arčiausias tarptautinis oro uostas yra West Palm Beach mieste, kuris yra tik už 50 mylių. Stipriai augantis ir besiplečiantis, Port St Lucie miestas, per paskutinius ketverius metus “padvigubėjo”. Pagal statistinius duomenis, žmonių populiacija 2009-ais metais siekė apie 160 tūkstančių gyventojų, kai palyginus su 2004-ais metais žmonių skaičius nesiekė 80 tūkstančių. Naturali gamta, gražūs pliažai, geros mokyklos ir patrauklios nekilnojamo turto kainos, veikia kaip natūralus ekonomikos dėsnis. Dauguma pirmo būsto pirkėjai-tai šeimos su vaikais iš šiaurinių valstijų. Palankiom nekilnojamo turto kainomis domisi investuotojai, ypatingai iš Vokietijos, Anglijos, Prancūzijos ir Rusijos.
Недвижимость Флорида США - 08/14/10 01:41 PM
Порт Сент-Люси (Port Saint Lucie) расположен нa 75,5 квадратных миль (~ 120 kv.km) территорий южнo восточного побережьяФлориды, вoзле Атлантического океанa. Ближайший международный аэропорт находится в Bэст-Палм-Бич (West Palm Beach) городe , который всего 50 миль от Порт Сент-Люси. За последние четыре года, Порт Сент-Люси город увеличелся в два раза. Согласно статистическим данным в 2009 –oм году в городе проживали около 160 тысяч жителей, по сравнению с 2004-ым, популяция недостигaла 80 тысяч людей. Нетронутaя природа , прекрасные пляжи, хорошие школы и привлекательные цены на недвижимость, служат естественными экономическими факторами. Большинство покупателей первого жилья семьи с детьми из северных штатов. Низкими ценами на недвижимость заинтересованы инвесторы, в частности из России, Англии, Франции и Германии.
Порт Сент-Люси, присваивается имя как город для отдыха и туризма. Северной и Южной Хатчинсон Айленд (North and South Hutchinson Island), которая соединяет Сент-Люси и Мартин районы , классифицируется как одни из лучших пляжей, лучших курортных отелей и интересных воденых мероприятий, как (2 comments)
The Washington Post Interviews Me About A Blog I Wrote... - 08/14/10 01:08 PM
How cool is that! Greg Nino is picked up by Washington Post and interviewed for a post he wrote on Active Rain! The power of the rain at work along with tried and true work, you know, that little dirty word most people are learning to avoid? Yep, it takes work to rise to the top but ah, the view from the top is amazing!!! Via Greg Nino Houston Texas (RE/MAX West Houston Professionals): One of the sweetest featured blogs you can get is one that's public. The search engines really like the attention, too. One of my recent posts was featured and (1 comments)
Giedra Kavaliauskas Realtor® Giedra was born in Lithuania. In 1997 her husband won the Diversity Visa lottery (green card) so in1998 the Kavaliauskas family emigrated in U.S. Giedra earned about AAS degree in engineering. She worked in the dairy industry and did a lot of sales presentations and handled the trainings of the employees. After moving to the United States- Giedra went into property management. She managed over 56 units where she (1 comments)
Russian Language Speaking Real Estate Agent- Palm Beach County-St Lucie County- Martin County- Broward County - 08/14/10 02:39 AM
Russian Speaking Realtor® Palm Beach County- St Lucie County- Martin County- Broward County International Properties and Investments Inc, a full service Real Estate brokerage is pleased to announce that we now offer real estate services in Russian with one of our agents, Giedra Kavaliauskas. If you are moving to St Lucie County, Martin County or Palm Beach County and are in need of an agent who speaks fluent Russian contact our office at 561-753-0135 or call our toll free number at 800-444-3316. Порт Сент-Люси (Port Saint Lucie) расположен нa 75,5 квадратных миль (~ 120 kv.km) территорий южнo восточного побережьяФлориды, вoзле Атлантического океанa. Ближайший международный аэропорт находится в Bэст-Палм-Бич (West Palm Beach) городe , который всего 50 миль (10 comments)
Lithuanian Language Speaking Real Estate Agent - South Florida Real Estate - 08/14/10 01:51 AM
International Properties and Investments Inc, a full service Real Estate brokerage is pleased to announce that we now offer real estate services in Lithuanian with one of our agents, Giedra Kavaliauskas. If you are moving to St Lucie County, Martin County or Palm Beach County and are in need of an agent who speaks fluent Lithuanian contact our office at 561-753-0135 or call our toll free number at 800-444-3316. Port Saint Lucie yra plačiai išsidėstęs 75,5 kvadratinių mylių (~120 kv.km) plote rytinėje Floridos pakrantėje, prie Atlanto vandenyno. Arčiausias tarptautinis oro uostas yra West Palm Beach mieste, kuris yra tik už 50 mylių. Stipriai augantis ir besiplečiantis, Port St (7 comments)
How's That HAMP Loan Modification Program Working Out For You? - 08/13/10 12:31 PM
How's that HAMP Loan Modification Program working out for you? Here is the utter stupidity, disconnect and total disregard for the homeowner in the HAMP program- If you live or own a home in Florida- not so good I would say. While there are the very few that get their loan modifications approved most do not. The numbers just don't work. We just listed a very nice home as a short sale. This was not a happy day for our seller. He wants to keep his home but no longer can because of the total - I don't even know the (16 comments)
FHA Refinance Program Announced! Wait, Don't Get Too Excited... - 08/12/10 09:18 AM
I'll be writing more about this later on this weekend, stay tuned. Via Bob Hertzog (Summit Home Consultants): FHA Refinance Program Announced! Wait, Don't Get Too Excited... In yet another futile attempt to show homeowners how much FHA and the current administration cares about actually turning around the real estate market, HUD announced yet another program that they claim will help 3-4 million homeowners stay in their homes. The program will be an "enhancement" to the Making Home Affordable Program, so they say. It's intent is for lenders who own non-FHA loans to reduce the principal balance by at least 10%. Please read (2 comments)
Wanna Learn About SEO? Call Coach Katerina! - 08/11/10 10:31 PM
Another fun testimonial! Thank you Bob! You are learning so much so fast too! You are on the fast train to the top! You have a lot of good solid competition however, with your tenacity, you will be at the top before you know it! We have our work cut out for us, but that never stopped those that thirst for success before! Thank you for sharing about the class! Via Bob Hertzog (Summit Home Consultants): Wanna Learn About SEO? Call Coach Katerina! Ok guys, I'll preface this by saying that I'm definitely not what most would call "computer literate". As you can (5 comments)
Got Phish? If you get emails from me.... - 08/11/10 06:51 PM
I got phished from one of my email accounts. If you get my katerinag emails, those are the ones that got phished. I did NOT send you that email! I am really sorry- please DO NOT open any emails that start with Katerinag and then bellsouth.net. Nestor's account is fine. My coach katerina and all my gmail accounts are fine. If you are one of our clients or an agent communicating via email over one of your short sale offers on one of our listings, all the gmail accounts are fine and nestor's bellsouth account is fine. Just my katerinag is (6 comments)
Organic Traffic- There Are Only Ten Spots On Page One On Google - 08/08/10 11:14 PM
Organic Traffic- SEO is not a vacuum. There are only ten spots on page one on Google. Are you on one of those ten spots? Do you have more than one of those ten spots? Do you have more than 8 of those ten spots? The good news is that SEO is back, well, I never believed that it left. But many people in internet marketing did not want to do the work it takes to build good solid organic traffic. There are a lot of people who hate to blog and hate to use the white hat ways to build a (68 comments)
Appreciating Talent- Gifts To The World - 08/08/10 08:21 PM
It is good to take a break once in a while, sometimes even a few times throughout your day to enjoy a moment or two. While taking time to smell the roses is a common show of appreciation for the blessings that are here on earth for us to enjoy sometimes we can look to the talents of other people to edify our spirits. We had a lesson in our Sacrament meeting today about our talents and the question that will be asked of each of us as to what did we do with our talents. Do you remember the (7 comments)
It must run in our genes because I am a liberty loving, freedom loving independent person. Throughout the amazingly rich and deep history of Latvia no one has been able to breed out the Latvian quest for independence. It has always been a priority to fight for freedom and independence for the Latvian people. My mother was very good at teaching us Latvian history because my siblings and I grew up with the Iron Curtain keeping us from going to Latvia. My mother made sure that we understood where we came from. I (12 comments)
SEO Basics to Intermediate- Webinar Classes Open Now - 08/06/10 10:48 PM
How much would you pay to be on the first page of Google for keywords that your buyers and sellers are REALLY searching with? We are constantly keeping up with Google updates and learning more and more about SEO. The only roadblock is time. The time it takes to apply all the strategies. Of course, there are the basics- those are tried and true. Those we know are the HAVE TOs. But then there is the icing on the cake SEO action steps that will solidify your place on the top spot on Google for the keywords that matter. The keywords (4 comments)
Did I Really Write 1500 Posts? An Active Rain Milestone - 08/05/10 05:51 PM
I went to our Active Rain home page as I do throughout the day. Tonight I noticed that I had written my 1500th post. Taking a step back to actually think on that for a moment. The very first post I ever wrote on Active Rain was a hope and wish that I could add value to this community and pay it forward for all the goodness and countess blessings in my life. That was a little over 2 years ago. Out of those 1500 posts, 160 of them have been featured. We have received 42,505 comments and I have left 26,265 (51 comments)
Say No To National Standards For K-12 Learning - 08/05/10 11:44 AM
Say no to National Standards for K-12 learning. If you are a homeschooler pay special attention to any legislation that can become in the future a means to control what you teach your children. Right now, we are very fortunate that in the state of Florida. We are free to homeschool our children with whatever curriculum we feel is best for our families and children. While the argument to standardize everything on a National level is being met with not much opposition does not make it right. You have to dig deeper into seeing why those that support this do support it. Federal (10 comments)
Hurricane Preparedness- What Are You Doing To Make Sure You Are Ready? - 08/04/10 09:44 PM
Hurricane Preparedness- What Are You Doing To Make Sure You Are Ready? We are in the peak of our Hurricane season. While we always hope and pray that this year we will escape a big one like Wilma or Andrew- we must be actively engaged in preparing for a storm and its' aftermath. I am a very compassionate person and have a gift of empathy. But this empathy is a human empathy that reaches out towards those who are victims of circumstances beyond their control or outside of their scope of being able to deal with whatever is going on. (14 comments)
Wellington Florida News- Wellington High School Ranks Among America's Best Schools Newsweek magazine ranked Wellington High School based on how high the students ranked on Advanced Placement and College placement tests. Wellington High School ranked in the top six percent our of all the public high schools in the United States. Wellington High School was ranked number 842 and was one of 11 Palm Beach County high schools to receive this recognition. The Principal at Wellington High School said that this year it is going to be even higher. The score is based on taking the toal number of Advanced (0 comments)
Homeschoolers-Parents-Please Call Your Local Senators To CoSPonsor S.R. 519 - 08/03/10 05:31 PM
Homeschoolers- Parents- Grandparents- please call your local Senator today and ask him to sponsor S.R. 519. In fact, even if you are not a homeschooler but are a parent or a grandparent please call your local Senator today to sponsor S.R. 519. This is a resolution in opposition to the United Nations Convention on the Rights Of The Child. The target number of signers is 34 co-sponsors. For Florida Parents: Please contact Senator George LeMieux (R) at his D.C. office at 202-224-3041 Please contact Senator Bill Nelson (D) at his D.C. office at 202-224-5274 The U.N. Convention of the Rights (0 comments)
I Did It! I Am No One on Google. - 08/02/10 01:57 PM
Congrats to Corinne like a million times! Here is the comment I left on her blog before I reblogged her post! Do you know how hard it is to beat homes.com! -Yes, you know, it takes work, effort and common sense strategies that are white hat so you don't fall off of your SERPS but also it takes the knowledge you gained through learning the SEO that works. I just had a competitor who is on top of some google searches in another area move into town. This person is friendly competition and plans to take over Wellington. Well, after I (18 comments)
Wellington Florida Land For Sale - Pending In 2 Days On The Market! - 08/01/10 02:20 AM
Pending in 2 days and closing in 3 weeks! We just listed these two lots for sale in Wellington Florida. Each lot is listed at $595,000. As soon as our signs for sale were placed on the lots we got a call from a buyer. We got 2 full price offers on these lots from the buyer- all cash- no financing- closing in 3 weeks. Here in Florida we do not have dual agency so we are transaction brokers and are assisting both buyer and seller in this transaction. Very few areas around here allow agents to put up for sale (10 comments)
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