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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 26
If you don't have a Wordpress site, you can probably skip this post.If you're super sharp on running and modifying your Wordpress site, you can just click Next!But if you've got a Wordpress site and know just enough to be dangerous to yourself, then this post MIGHT be for you!  Consider this a bo...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 66
Your Photos Create Expectations... But What Are They Saying? We all know the value of photos in real estate marketing. They are particularly important in today’s real estate world given the high percentage of buyers looking online at listings in their home search. Listing photos create expectatio...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 26
YouTube Thursdays - Just for Fun Videos  Today, our YouTube Thursdays suggestion is to have a little fun. In other words, we encourage you to produce videos that truly connect you to your core audience. Building connections is pretty effective when you tap into your own passion. Once again, this ...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 61
 When listings are scarce, we will search for fresh inventory wherever and whenever we can.  When I drive past a For Sale by Owner Sign I would ask one of the agents if he had seen it.  The response would be that it was not his favorite method of finding listings. When listings are scarce, we lea...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 16
Have you ever thought something out in so much detail that you may have forgotten the point of it all?+++++++++++++I had a great partner in my first startup in Austin Texas. He was smart, complete, thorough, detailed.  An Aggie classmate.We needed work, new clients, in order to make the architect...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 49
Recently I happened to meet Dan Dizzino, Mayflower Moving.  We chatted about his vast experience with assisting helping people move from place to place.  These are his "Moving Tips from a 30 year industry Pro."   MOVING TIPS FROM A 30-YEAR INDUSTRY PROVIDER As summer begins, beside all of the won...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 38
What Happens if Your House Doesn’t Appraise For the Contract Price?If there’s financing, it’s common to have an appraisal contingency in the contract. In most cases, the appraisals come in just fine but then, there are those instances that can cause the contract to fall apart. There are many reas...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 23
I think it's apparent to most of the community that ActiveRain doesn't have the biggest support team in the world.  I couldn't tell you how many, or where they physically work, or if they're full time ActiveRain employees or a contracted service,  but there ARE some people out there to help.  But...

By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 34
Some Things Never ChangeNo matter how much real estate changes, and technology has dramatically altered the playing field in the last 15 years, there are still some tried and true methods of building your business. Because real estate remains, as much as anything, a contact sport, the number of p...

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 13
Okay, I know I'm late but I thought I would still put my 2 cents about this GDPR business. There have been a few posts on it, which are informative but now since I've received probably my 50th email about an update to someone's privacy policy, I thought I'd better say something.  What is it? GDPR...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 37
We recently went on a brief vacation with another couple. When we get together, the hours zoom by, but seem to stand still too, it's hard to explain. Regardless, we pack in a lot of living, and a lot of laughter in a few short days.  We certainly encourage our inner kids to come out to play.  Zip...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 18
Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes to C, C, C, Condos At various times over the last 10 years, getting a mortgage on a condominium in California could have been quite the challenge for a homebuyer.  However, some changes that will go into effect at the end of June, 2018, will reflect Fannie Mae's (FNMA) increas...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 58
My buyer and I were out looking at homes yesterday, and we were at a house with showing instructions that indicated "do not let cats out." One of our jobs as real estate agents is to follow listing instructions regarding animals. Who knew? I really don't like that particular task, because in one ...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 38
Your real estate prospecting letters can bring good results, or they can do nothing at all. It all depends upon whether you follow these five rules.1 – Never, ever begin with “I” or “We.” It’s your prospecting letter, but if you want your potential client to read it and respond, it has to be abou...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 23
Buying A Home vs. Renting A HomeIn the spirit of June being National Homeownership Month I thought I’d revisit the topic of buying a home vs. renting. Long before I became a real estate agent I was a big believer in buying a home or multiple homes. My belief has only strengthened as the years hav...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Comments 49
The planning is well underway for the 3rd Annual Meet Up in conjunction with the NAR Conference.  This year we will be having our ActiveRain Meet up in BOSTON on Friday, November 2nd at 6:00pm.  We will be meeting at the Sheraton Boston (NAR Co-Headquarter Hotel) and more details will follow as t...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 51
Home Seller Tips: Marketing the Community Around Your Home to Prospective Buyers Selling a home is more than a simple MLS real estate listing and making the home appealing to potential buyers. One factor to take into account when buying a home is its location, meaning the community that surrounds...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 67
  I know the title itself seems like little more than shameless click bait and in a way it's meant to grab attention. But in the interest of not disappointing anyone that may have rushed onto this post looking for an honest answer to the question, I feel like I should at the very least make an ef...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 53
by Patricia Feager 6/10/18   Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong - Norman Vincent Pearl -   An optimist is the human personification of spring - Susan J. Bissonette -  One spring morning a magnolia bloomed on a tree at the Dallas Arboretum. I saw...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 35
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain June 3 to June 9, 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 or the other professions that I never k...
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