Find Real Estate Blog Posts

Use the filters and sorting options below to find new blog posts and bloggers to follow.

Blog Post Filters

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,
Comments 52
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 22
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
( | 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
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...

By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Comments 41
Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Robin Williams...what can be done? As soon as I heard about the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain yesterday, the first thing that came to my mind was " I should have asked him to come to my house.  I should have made him breakfast."   That might be a strange thing to ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 65
THE CASE AGAINST ZESTIMATES--CASE CLOSED??I know this is an emotional issue, at least it is to me and everyone else out there who have been harmed by the Zestimates put out there as valid assessment of value on a piece of real estate. The public is up in arms--as much as they can be with so littl...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 39
We often look at some events as being difficult. Clearly Real Estate can bring out difficult situations and a good Realtor tries to come up with some solution to mitigate the difficulties. So with that said what is the most difficult or most challenging event you had to face? The answers will be ...

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 47
"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 o...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 57
     The following post is in response to the ActiveRain Contest, "YOU are the CEO of NAR.  What will you Change?"       As the hypothetical CEO of NAR, here is my decree:    Ladies and Gentlemen, Members of NAR, we must face reality!  The National Association of Realtors, and the traditional Mul...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 32
The first "first impression..."Today in real estate, and in many other professions, your initial “first impression” is either via a prospecting letter or card in the mail, a blog post, or a page on your website.That means your words need to be “right.” They have to sound friendly and conversation...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 33
DON'T READ THIS BLOG!! GET BACK INTO THE GAME!!If you are reading this blog you are procrastinating.  Don't argue.  I know because I am too.  What has happened to your marketing campaign?  WHAT??  You ARE done?  No sir.If you have been on autopilot after a successful run of a few months or years ...

By JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware
(The Mortgage Market of Delaware)
Comments 24
  Benefits of a Reverse MortgageOver 12,000 Americans turn 62 every day. One of the biggest concerns of those retiring from the workplace is how to maintain their lifestyle and manage their finances. Many people in this demographic prefer to continue to live in their own home and age in place. On...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
Comments 40
I've been reading a book called Simple's been around for years, but I finally got a copy of it early this spring. It's a daily missive on simple abundance, whatever direction that takes. June 7th was "The Joy of Living Rooms". I loved this quote of Lucy Abbot Throop:Some living roo...