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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho)
Comments 6
Even though I am not into selfie's today is a special day.  It is National Selfie Day 2018!No this is not FAKE news, but in case you want to verify it: knows what will happen if you follow the directions (since I have not ready them...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 22
YouTube Thursdays - Just for Fun Videos   Last week, we encouraged you to have some fun with videos. First, taking the time to consider topics that matter to the core clients in your niche. Not only are you building a library of entertaining videos, you are showcasing a bit of your own personalit...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 17
Should Home Buyers Ask for Seller Concession in a Seller’s Market?Seller Concession is when the Buyer is asking for the Seller to pay all or part of their closing costs mostly associated with their mortgage. When a Buyer asks for a Seller Concession, it does not mean they do not have the Cash but...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 50
by Patricia Feager, 6/20/2018 "Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are cheese." --- Luis Bunuel A home is made of material things, i.e., bricks, mortar, wood, cement, sealants, chalking, glass windows, brass, metal hardware, etc. It is not cheese. It doesn't have feelings. However, l...

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 71
"As you sow, so shall ye reap."  What I'm going to share as my best farming technique might not be considered as traditional in the real estate farming world but it was by far my most effective technique.  I gleaned 75% of my business from this technique.  I retired in 2011, but I will share that...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Comments 32
activerainIT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!4 MILLION THANKS! I won't forget 19th June 2018!The ActiveRain journey that started on 7th February 2007.I had never imagined I'd be able to reach here.However, here I am!Once I press 'Publish' to this post,I will be the 4th ActiveRain member to react the 4M Mark!And ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 20
 I've never hid that I have TWO full time job/careers/occupations (pick your term of choice).  I can't be an engineer AND a real estate agent AND help take care of almost 20 pets (for all intents we run our own self-funded cat and dog shelter) AND take care of yard work and whatever else needs do...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 39
 Monsoon!An Arizona Summer PhenomenonBell Rock Sedona - Thunderhead Increasing Information on Monsoon - Sedona, AZ - First of all, there is no need to add season at the end of Monsoon because Monsoon is a season. Monsoon affects the west and southwest states because the pattern of the weather cha...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 44
One of the best ways to stand out from the crowd in luxury or other real estate marketing is to find the under served market niche, or filling a need in your marketplace.  In order to find it, one has to do quite a bit of research, because at first glance the market may look crowded. It is not un...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 32
Smells Can Offend a Buyer, Even Perceived Good SmellsWhen listing a property, listing agents want the seller to put the home into the best shape possible to attract the biggest pool of buyers. Agents have to be bold and share news that some sellers don't want to hear. It is our responsibility and...

By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
Comments 5
If you had the chance of joining us back in 2009 for our RainCamp experience, you know that Ben Kinney knows a thing or two about real estate. We get asked all the time if we plan on having another RainCamp. We haven't announced anything yet, but the next best thing would be spending an entire da...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 47
Observations about various subjects by a Beverly Hills Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr.Since Father’s Day is about to close for 2018, I thought I would share some observations. In fairness to disclosure from early childhood on my views and thoughts were always considered more serious than other kids of...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 74
“My Best Farming Technique” is the “tried and true” method known as Direct Mail Marketing. I’ve been participating in this method for all of the 40 years of my participating in the real estate business as a listing agent. Of course, 40 years ago, very few participated in this Direct Mail Marketin...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain June 10 to June 16, 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...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 70
My Best Farming Technique - From Start to FinishDo I farm neighborhoods? You bet! I do procure business from my monthly mailings to perfect strangers but, when you work on a nearly 90% referral basis from your sphere, the bulk of your business is going to come from the people who know, love and t...

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 o...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 32
If you are considering purchasing a home are you interested to know what the demographics of the neighborhood consists of? My take is that this question is usually secondary, the primary concern is if you like the home and can you see yourself living in it? Where do I come off with this idea? The...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 17
June is National Homeownership MonthI believe in owning real property. I believe in owning your own home. In Clarksville TN there are strong reasons that homeownership is a source of personal satisfaction and builds personal wealth. Take a look at the reasons to buy a home and realize the America...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 12
  ~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Do you use the "Your Story" feature on Facebook?If you're unfamiliar, "Your Story" is not only a great way to highlight photo(s) and/or video(s) featuring listings, open house(s), stagings, showings, testimonials, any and all eye-candy life has to offer, etc. - it's a...

By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho)
Comments 17
There have been lots of changes lately at the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  The only thing constant in this world today is in fact change itself.They thought about changing the LOGO but after spending countless hours and money, they appear to have tabled or abandoned that change.They a...