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By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 119
     Where is the Listing Agent?  Your Buyer found the house they want.  They have signed the offer and written a check for the escrow deposit.   You call the Listing Agent, but he is nowhere to be found.  Your calls, text messages, and emails go unanswered.  You drive to his office; the door is ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 63
Having a sense of humor and being able to laugh easily is a must for a luxury or any other real estate marketing professional.  Given the nature of the business which often involves a life changing decision and the myriad of emotions that accompany this decision, it is important to sometimes brin...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 19
 We Are Just On Different Planets  Tuesday night was a true learning experience as I realized I was just on a different planet.  Let me give some context to this story and set the stage before I explain. For quite some time a small advocacy group is on the attack; their mission “Rent Control in L...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 8
Gone are the days of the 4 P's;  Put a sign in the yard, Put the listing in the MLS, Put a lockbox on the house, and Pray. Gone also are the days where services like ListHub and other automated syndication services where all you needed to do for your online listing marketing efforts.  The interne...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 26
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always o...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 4
THE HAMPTONS: THE BEST PLACE TO LIVEI know, this is a rather subjective topic. It really does depend on where you want to buy, how much you can afford and where your friends live out here in the Hamptons.But this post has come into being because many people who have NEVER spent time here and who ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 6
 Six months have passed since Hurricane Irma whipped through the Lower Florida Keys. I live in Key West where most of the damage here was done to our huge old trees and with little damage or no damage to most of our homes. Some of the people I know that live outside of Key West did not fare as we...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 7
Personally, I look at referrals as a sacred trust. If you call me to offer one, I take it very personally.  I will do my very best to get the job done. If I call you to offer you one, it's a sign that I have some level of confidence in you and trust you will make things happen. I may check in per...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 6
Within most organizations, there are small tribes of renegades deeply embedded in the mass of humanity  AKA “All of the workers and their bosses.” Most of the people in most organizations clock in and do their jobs just as they have done for years. Each of these folks know ways to improve the ope...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
Yesterday was National Puppy Day. For me and the numerous animal friends I have here in the Rain and elsewhere it was a bittersweet day. I don't know  anyone who doesn't love a puppy and they are very special for sure. That said everyday throughout the country thousands of animals are murdered in...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 31
by Patricia Feager, 3/19/2018 Who Are the People In Your AR Neighborhood? They are relationship builders, caring, friendly people who shows sincere interest in others and their concerns. These are the people who support you when you are happy or deeply troubled by something outside of their contr...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
One of the things I immediately see when I show a house is the electrical system.  I instinctively look at the wiring early in a walk-through because poor wiring can signal other things are not right with a home.  On a recent electrical project my contacting company did, we found some of the most...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Comments 0
5116 Walnut Garden Ct Carmichael, CA 95608  Beautifully remodeled 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a 3 car garage!!! This home boasts a great room concept with plenty of natural light and is situated on a huge lot at the end of a cul de sac. The updated kitchen and master bathroom along with many en...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 4
As Lou Saw It.....  "Progress is following your plan and continuously putting one foot in front of the other in order to keep moving in the direction of your goals."  Lou Ludwig  I love Lou's posts from his early years of posting on ActiveRain.....     Inspirational Power Quote   Don't be a Rocki...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 40
Well it has taken years but I finally picked up the phone and called Sharon Tara in New Hampshire. I was lucky that I called at the right time and the fixings for the chowder were all cut and the whole thing was simmering. Anyway, I knew Sharon was moving and since I remembered her last move I wa...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 12
 What is Red Rock Fever? West Sedona Real Estate  Those with a severe case of red rock fever, may lose some sleep, become anxious and possibly frustrated because they did not plan enough time in this wonderful area. This means a person with the "fever" may try to pack too much into their time her...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 2
          Dr Ted Jones, Chief Economist at Stewart Title, presented yesterday at Mile High Stadium in Denver on the future of the economy, housing, interest rates, and more. He also shared his outlook on Colorado.Dr. Jones has an uncanny ability to foresee the future of the economy. His insights ...

By Lisa Friedman, 28 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Comments 1
Open House - Sunday March 25, 2018 from 1:00 - 5:00!    Overview Maps Photos Description Open House $325,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,148 sqftYear Built: 1980MLS #: 4682266 Location 778 Stratton Mountain Access Road #2202Stratton, VT 05155   Beautifu...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 20
After 3 days of steady and heavy rain, we are welcoming a sunny day. On our walk this morning with Quincy, we noticed how all the foliage and flowers were glistening!  The air was fresher than ever as the rain had washed away all the remnants of the ashes from the fire, and the mud dust from the ...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 0
As you plan an event, make sure that you consider the right location on top of everything. It is best that you visit all possible location of the event so you can check it personally. You also need to make sure that your chosen location can fit your budget. Realty541...