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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 Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 1
New Ramsey home for sale listing proudly offered by Jeana CowieThis Ramsey colonial style home for sale is offered at $579,9005 Bedroom 3 Full bath Expanded Colonial  on .34 acre lot. Close to NYC train, downtown Ramsey shopping, Ramsey high school & much moreCall Jeana Cowie today for a private ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 48
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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
There's a fun word that seems to take in a lot of the chaos all around us daily, with bad news pouring in from the web, TV, and social media, and that is CACOPHONY.It is essentially noise, but more specifically HARSH, discordant mixture of sounds. Unfortunately NOT tuning enough of this out in ou...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 31
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
Just when you thought all GPS gizmos were created equal . . . How often have you heard folks mention that their GPS is just WAY too BOSSY? If you don’t make the turns SHE wants you to make, she nags you incessantly to make a U-Turn . . . or attempts to redirect you around the block at EVERY stree...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 5
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 Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 8
 Horsey Wordless Wednesday -  My Maturing Off-The-Track-Thoroughbred  My Off-the-track-Thoroughbred mare, Pippa, turned seven years old this year.  She has matured so much since I adopted her when she was four years of age.  Her training has been coming along well, although it has been slow since...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 16
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 Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 3
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 12
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 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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 27
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 Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 49
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 Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 32
 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 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 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 Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Mobile Notary
(Texas Crosswinds Realty Inc.)
Comments 0
Today starts the beginning of our busiest two weeks of the year.  We have all of our move outs and move ins scheduled as we prepare for the 2015-2016 school  year.  Can you say STRESSFUL time of year?  Stress becomes a way of life for the next couple of weeks. As I prepare with ways to handle the...
By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 27
I can't say definitively what the strategy or purpose is of this purchase, but forms and digital signatures are meant to help facilitate real estate transactions for buyers, sellers, and REALTORS®. So is Zillow buying this because they want to acquire a tech company with upside potential? Or is t...