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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Jury Duty Dilemma: Civic Responsibility and Work Responsibility, which one do you choose? If you work at a “Regular Job” 32-40 hours as a full time employee, depending on what your employer considers most beneficial from their perspective i.e.: what the healthcare, retirement and other benef...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
Your Persistence Prevails “Persistence prevails like a stream that is temporarily blocked by boulders and their collected force enough to overflow onward.” Vernon Howard 1918 – 1992, American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher As I see it . . . . . . . Your persistence prevails A...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
One thing we learn early in real estate, we have to take the initiative when communicating. We have learned not to trust others when there are deadlines to be met, information to be imparted that impact a transaction, and keeping your clients informed of good and bad news. THE COMMUNICATION BUCK ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Do Salespeople Like to Be Sold? This question struck me as I once again took a phone call from one of those website placement services that promised me to get me at the top of the search engines. You all know what I am talking about and if like me, get these calls a couple of times a week. Do Sal...
Like free things? Great, you've come to the right place. In this quick, 30-minute webinar, ActiveRain Community Evangelist Bob Stewart and Trulia's Dan Hang share five helpful, efficient, and - did we mention? - FREE tools offered by Trulia to help you build your personal brand, bolster your onli...
We all know how valuable it is to have our content show on the first page of Google. We all also know that Google likes to keep us on our toes by changing things up. As 2014 unfolds, we believe an emerging trend in SEO, Google Author Authority, is going to start playing a more significant role in...
Open house events are a way of life for The Kuney-Todaro Team members. We have subdivisions with new condominiums and new single family homes, and we provide open house events every weekend at all of our sites. My daughter, Tammy, does not have any subdivisions but open house events on her r...
As the market continues to heat up, agents are thinking of ways to capture more of that future business. As a listing agent, our goal is to sell every listing as quickly as possible for as much money as the market will bear. The more listings we place under agreement, the more fresh listing...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
In my years of selling Real Estate, there have been clients in the past that have asked me questions like: We are looking for a home in a neighborhood with no ______ people. When these clients used these words while they were talking with me, I looked at them with a puzzled look on my face. I d...
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I hosted a webinar this morning about finding your perfect customer - or customers! - match. Some of the keys to connecting with home buyers online are understanding their motivations and habits when searching online. Watch the clip below to see an ex...
Three simple rules for real estate success, you already know. Or I could have said three simple rules for success in life, you already know. Real estate and life are simple, we all know those extremely mentally impaired that function. I’m concerned with the esoteric version of a successful care...
This is the postcard that will be mailed to 7,400 single family homes in Franklin MA for Tammy Todaro. The RE/MAX Executive information will be on the backside of the postcard. This is a simple card that is easy to read and relays the message that Tammy is offering a Free Market Analysis. Sp...
By Will Hamm, Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
I like to think that most of us give great service, I try to wow the socks off of my clients by giving more services then they expect. I wonder what is happening in other professional areas. I remember many years ago a Doctor would follow up with a phone call to see is I was getting better. ...
Why Have Voice Mail You Don't Return Calls. I really don't understand why some agents have voice mail. I was out showing condos this weekend and one of the properties had two lock boxes on it . I open the first lock box and there was no key in it .The second lockbox keys did not open the door . ...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
Self-Worth “If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” Author Unknown As I see it . . . . . . . Self-worth The value that you place on yourself . . . . is projected to the people that you come into contract with. As a result t...
Search current inventory of Waterfront Condos for Sale in West Seattle Listing Details Waterfront Condo For Sale in Seattle 123 Main Street, Seattle WA, 98109Price: $685,000MLS number: 429864Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 1.5Square Footage: 2700 Call John Agent at 206-555-7600 to see if this property is s...
Yep, it's true. The National Association of Realtors' requirements for lock box security includes one that states: Associations shall adopt written, reasonable, and appropriate rules and procedures for administration of lock box systems which may include appropriate fees, not to exceed $15,000. N...
By Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead
(Women of Westchester Working Together)
In case you missed this info. Some real helpful tips for Agents. These are tools you can leverage for free. Not a ton of applicability for non-agents. Like free things? Great, you've come to the right place. In this quick, 30-minute webinar, ActiveRain Community Evangelist Bob Stewart and Truli...
By Christian Penner, Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
Micro apartments, once considered a momentary fad, are become an increasingly popular choice for city residents across the nation. It's a trend that might signal the beginnings of a shift in Palm Beach County apartment living as well. The tiny apartments known as “micro apartments” generally fea...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
Today we’re sharing an article that was written by IXACT Contact partner and real estate trainer Richard Robbins of Richard Robbins International. It appeared in REM Magazine. It’s an important piece because a real estate contact management system is essential to much of what he discusses. We’ll ...