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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 38
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  May 6 to May 12, 2018. 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 co...

By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
Comments 14
A headline in a April 2018 St Paul Pioneer Press article reads, "White Bear Lake Man Believes Old Batteries Robbed him of Health and Home". The foundation of his 1939 built lake home and surrounding retaining walls around the property were constructed using emptied out battery casings filled with...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 24
My receptacles aren't working in my living room. Why?My receptacles aren't working in my living room. Why? I get that call about a dozen times a year, and I always follow it with a question. Have you been using a space heater, or, do you have a window air conditioner plugged into the wall? Why wo...

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 43
  "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...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 22
The Home Inspector is Coming, What Do I Do?Preparation will help eliminate problems with the home inspector and take items off the list that really shouldn't be there. Start with this dirty dozen on the preparation list.  All utilities need to be on even the ones that you don't use out of season....

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 47
Why do we continue to do this? We post flyers and real estate ads with a great deal of information, but we often purposefully exclude price. Years ago we did it because we hoped our flyers and yard signs would make our phone ring. However, with the advent of Zillow, Trulia and other on-line websi...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Comments 25
  Myth-Busting Mortgage Credit Scoring Over the years, Mortgage Credit Scoring has evolved.  It continues to do so at a fairly constant and rapid rate ...   As a result, a large supply and wide variety of updated articles and reports regarding the topic of Credit Scores (Fair Isaac Corporation (F...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 51
I love to reblog a post that is more than 2,000 words. The blog post written by Peter Mark was 4,814 words, and within minutes it was indexed by Google as #9 on the first page of a search for “How Much Home Can I Afford in Franklin MA? What Every Homebuyer Needs To Know.”   That’s fantastic!!I ad...

By Peter Mark, SEO Specialist, Site Architecture Design and more
(Peter Mark)
Comments 37
The question, how much house can i afford, is one where a lot of people have gone wrong in calculating their house affordability. Unfortunately if you get this wrong, it can end up ultimately ending in foreclosure. You need to fully understand how much a house will cost not only upfront but long ...

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 63
"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life.  You can get bad breaks from good shots and you can get good breaks from bad shots.  But, you have to play the ball where it lies."-Bobby Jones Yesterday I had the opportunity to play in the 47th Golden Apple Invitational Golf Tournament at Thre...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 23
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Do you sometimes feel like your FB marketing is like being in the Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day? Eventually, even successful choices if done over and over will begin to become less effective. This week try something out-of-the-norm and see how your readers react. It ...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 38
While the two terms are usually used interchangeably, and my Prospecting Letters page really contains more farming than prospecting letters, there really is a difference.Think about it.A prospector goes out into the hills, the desert, or the river beds in search of gems, gold, or other precious m...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 35
In 2014, we are asked by then Trulia/ Active Rain to present a webinar for the members on Niche marketing. Shortly thereafter, we did it again for Zillow.  That experience spurred a video course that is part of our website.  Although, many of the examples in this course pertain to the luxury real...

By John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA
(Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty)
Comments 81
The New Tax Law that was recently passed may have an unintended consequence of slowing the Divorce rate!!The information I am providing is intended to provide some food for thought that would spur people to contact their Attorney and Tax Consultant before filing for divorce.     Divorce is often ...

By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
Comments 25
      Becoming thinner is a side effect of eating well and exercise. The common ingredient to all of your effort is YOU and where you want to end up. It's easy to say swimming for an hour burns 510 calories or running an hour burns 560 but individually speaking that's just not the case. Your abil...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 45
In looking for a new home, many people choose a neighborhood first and then a house.  It makes sense that a buyer focus on the neighborhood because we all know that it is all about location, location, location.  So what do you look for in a neighborhood?  Good restaurants aren’t the only amenitie...

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 34
SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer). That's the httpS at the beginning of your website domain address. They've been around for a couple years now but they are getting more and more important and if you don't have one, you're already behind the times. I haven't blogged in a while but the ideas ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 72
by Patricia Feager, 5/8/2018 Some homeowners and their Agents use music to market homes. While some music is for selling, some is not... Why Should I Use Music? Improve buyer's memory about houses under consideration Create a sense of inner peace for help in decision-making Bring a sense of cheer...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 39
I was reading a post recently Why is it so Hard to sell your home? by Patricia Feager.  She got me thinking why so many sellers don’t understand when they decide to sell they have to take the emotion out of the process. It’s important to look at their house as a “product” to sell. Packaging a pro...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 66
Many Westchester County business owners have told me that they feel like a hamster on a wheel. They are overworked and overwhelmed. Many blame the rapid pace of business or the economic fact that business must do more with less. Technology has made our lives easier, right? Yes, but it has also cr...
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