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By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 38
You can't be the market expert if nobody knows you exist.You can't be the real estate market expert if nobody knows you exist. In a case like that, you may be a really smart person with a head full of knowledge that benefits very few, if any. I love helping people learn about my real estate marke...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
The days are getting longer. Ice cream truck jingles echo up and down the block. But the surest sign that summer is here? It just might be those "For Sale" signs popping up like dandelions in your neighborhood.Yep, we're smack dab in the middle of the most popular time of the year to buy and sell...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 6
This special home will be featured on Sunday's Radio show and the seller will be in the studio talking  with Margaret Rome about their custom two story contemporary.  click to seeLots of photos      Join us at the OPEN HOUSE from 2:30-3:30 Sunday June 25th 3422 Old Walnut AveOwings Mills 21117 Di...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 29
 What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  June 18 - June 24, 2017. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 8
After 26 years of selling Oklahoma City rental property I finally got fed up with working with many of the property managers in Oklahoma City. Too many had gotten large and the level of service went down, rents went down, and the quality of employees also where they were just filling positions wi...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 11
  You will just have to wait til the photography is done and I can get you a peek behind the green door. Such interesting space in Baltimore's Butcher's Hill. This townhouse will be on the market in the next day or so.Wait til you see the new kitchen with copper sink and matching back-splash, lig...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
My client asked if there was no insulation in the wall.Often during a home inspection my client follows me around when I do a thermal image sweep to check for insulation issues or roof leaks.  They like looking over my shoulder and listen to my explanation of what they are seeing.Sometimes I show...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 19
FAQ: Who writes the best local real estate blogs? Those who wish to improve the quality of their blogs on local communities should do some searching on ActiveRain to find the best models. Fortunately, we have many outstanding bloggers in the network. As I write this blog, I am thinking that this ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty)
Comments 1
Using a third party showing companies is a reality now.In fact, I have used them for a long time now.A post from archives - thanks, Randy Ostrander for this question/title:Could E-Scheduling Showings  Be The Cure? Could E-Scheduling Showings Be The Cure?   We've all been there. Driving clients ar...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 76
There is one type of post to write that is more likely to generate business than any other post you can write.  And yet many of us (me included) don't write nearly as many of them as we could or should.What's the secret to making our phone ring from our blogging?  What puts money in our pocket?It...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Home4Investment Inc.)
Comments 0
2505 California St #A, Everett 98201One of the cleanest and nicest condos in Everett. Lovely craftsman style fully remodeled in 2007! Quiet and secluded feel. Close to stores and restaurants. Self managed complex of only 6 units with pride of ownership! Warm and inviting entry. Nice neighborhood ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty)
Comments 2
At a social get-together, one of the topics discussed was -Are Real Estate Agents paid too much?The answer lies in this re-post from Mollie Wasserman -Stop Explaining a Commission as a Payment for Services. It's Not! "Don't get too close to me...I have a cold!" We have believed for so long that b...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 40
Tonight I am working at Tanglewood and Chris Botti will be performing with The Boston Pops Orchestra. It is ungodly hot and humid now and there has been a lot of rain and wind. There is a respite now but more rain is on the way. It is an ominous sky that gives me an eerie feeling.Whoops the rain ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 92
  Break Into Summer - FAQ Organized Contest!  If you're like most real estate professionals you get asked the same questions over and over, year after year.  Questions like, what do I need to do to get my home ready to sell or I'm a first time home buyer and I have no idea of how to buy a home - ...

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 18
"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  Here is the latest batch of excellent posts deserving a little extra attention. You all must be quite bus...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 24
I was working at Tanglewood last night. I was put at a gate where folks buy season parking passes for big bucks. At some point a car came in that had rear wimngs rather than doors. When the wings were automated out came a wheelchair and a caretaker. When the people left I looked at the car and sa...

By Erica Simpson, www.MyNewRealEstateCareer.biz
(Erica Homes, LLC)
Comments 1
http://ericahomes.com/blog/2017/05/27/real-estate-agent-training/

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
I had planned a me day yesterday. It didn't happen. I am mindful of an expression I once heard: "man plans and G-d Laughs." It is an apt expression and sort of describes my efforts yesterday. So I have decided that on this really hot and humid day I will try again. My pups are near, my spirit is ...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 41
I was surprised this morning when in the Q&A Nathan Gesnar posted my approach to 1 million points. Last October I decided that after a brief hiatus from Active Rain I would go whole hog and get back into spending some time here. Did I do it for more business? The answer might surprise you and tha...

By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 2
View the Tour Welcome home to 356 Spring Street, a cozy 3 bedroom home located in the heart of Davidson, NC – just steps from shopping, retail, the library, Farmer’s Market, and more! This two-story home offers an open floor plan, gleaming hardwoods, kitchen with granite countertops and stainles...