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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 58
Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 44
BananaTude Group Update 7/29/15 - MUST Read for Members Welcome to A+Tudes! In case you didn't notice the BananaTude Group disappeared last week. We  were updating the information and poof - it was gone. It broke.  We quickly put in a new name for the group - Social Group - and it popped back ont...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 29
I have a new friend. Her name is Cheryl, and I met her through the ActiveRain Referral Network.Yes… there is a national referral network on ActiveRain. Did you know that? You can post your referrals for anywhere in the US and parts of Canada on ActiveRain and other agents—local agents for those a...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 10
Last week, I had to laugh when I was running sold comps to determine a sale price on another property. When I looked over those comps, I found one comp that was very interesting. That particular house belonged to a lady who has been grilling me for information for two years. She called every so o...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 12
I am always thrilled when a new buyer or seller calls and one of the first things out of their mouth is that they have been following me on Facebook and want me to help them with their real estate needs. Those little marks of affirmation are a great sign my social media marketing is effective. Wh...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 11
Be Yourself“To be nobody – but- yourself – in a world which is doing it’s best night and day, to make you someone else –means to flight the hardest battle which and human being can flight; and never stop fighting.” E.E. Cummings 1894 – 1962, American Poet         As I see it . . . . . . .Be yours...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 26
Everyone had its own unique or common triggering force, push, poke, nudge or thrust that made him/her join Active Rain. I joined AR during the time of desperation. I attended courses to propel me back into the business as I lost the MOJO in the midst of life's imposing circumstances. AR was preac...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 2
I have this conundrum, and rather than toy around with theory I thought I'd bring it right to the experts.  True or false: The seller's agent should NOT be present during showings. Here's what was shared by a selling agent:  "(having the seller's agent present) is a huge turnoff for people. They ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 48
Yelp is the Least of Your Worries!  My Big Mouth is Another Story. Last week I fired a landscape company because they failed to show up for my job on three separate occasions.  Each time, the owner called me and assured his crew would be there the next day, so we jumped through hoops to board our...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 8
Due to the many problems with the house, which had been on the market for a long time, following our home inspection I heard from the buyer's agent that the sellers said, "We are 99% certain the home inspector did it..."Did what?That.Someone pushed on the wall of this very unprofessional repair a...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 81
Someone mentioned to me the other day that Facebook marketing is a waste of time and it does not work. I agreed with them. Not because I believe what they said but because I know the methodology they have used is not going to increase the bank account or bring prospects their way. Throwing an art...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 31
 This scenario brings up a lot of questions. ( 1) At what point did the agent notice the potential buyer was a man dressed like a woman? (2) Would she be accused of discrimination and face disiplinary action if she refused to work with this person and not show him/her the house? (3) Did they meet...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 0
If you play games with your client's listing, your client will lose. I guess it's the new thing lately. I've had multiple agents play games with their client's listings and my clients ended up walking away. They weren't interested in playing games. There's negotiating, and then there is this.The ...
By Jack Solloway, There's Only One Right Choice in Real Estate
(Right Choice Realty)
Comments 0
Right Choice Realty  Here’s what we offer: E&O Insurance on every transaction – NO CHARGENo reoccurring monthly franchise fees or commission deductions - ZEROOur SmartListing Marketing Plan – FREE (Realtor may charge additional $495 for SmartListing or pass through to client-optional)For ALL Agen...
By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 30
Ask an Ambassador:  But What If I’m Not a Good Writer?Yesterday Jon Yturralde wrote “Sometimes While Writing I Feel So Damn Weak” and so I was inspired to write this post.  The issue is that Jon felt that he wasn’t a good writer, due in part to all of those English classes he skipped (lol) by his...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
This is an example of freeze vulnerable plumbing.But things can be done to prevent it.This is a pre-drywall inspection (my third this week) and one of many issues about which comments were made.This is the service line for the rear hose bib.It goes up through the sub floor and out the exterior wa...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 33
Yesterday I saw a local television commercial that featured a car dealer talking about vacations and how well people were treated for a couple of thousand dollars and how good it made them feel. He related that to his business and said for 30K plus they wouldn't rush the process but allow the cus...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 4
  West Towson...A Wonderful Place To LiveAnd Walk This wonderful home built in 1815 is located in West Towson.   Click to see more about 577 Woodbine Ave 577 Woodbine AveTowson, Maryland 21204MLS BC 8637570    Click for photos      Within one mile from 577 Woodbine Ave 21204.... you can find  all...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 7
GET IN GEAR as they say, and MAKE IT HAPPEN, putting your own change into the world. They say death and taxes in life are constant, so is CHANGE. We may fight change all the time, like restaurants going out of business, your favorite brand at the store disappearing, people leaving your life, new ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 40
When you have three consecutive days with temperatures above 90 degrees, it is considered a heat wave. And so in this heat wave that has settled in my area, my gang is on strike. They are in their element and have decided to spend their day in bed. They are chilling and I can't help but get a kic...