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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 36
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain June 17 to June 23, 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 Peter Mark, SEO Specialist, Site Architecture Design and more
(Peter Mark)
Comments 20
Are you thinking about building a new house? If you are, there are some associated costs with any new home build you should know about.  In addition, with so many hidden fees and unforeseen problems, how do you make sure you have enough money budgeted to build a new home? In this article you will...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 52
You may be too young to remember that old show, but it was entertaining. The producers staged all sorts of strange situations and then filmed how people reacted. I often wondered if some people said no when asked for permission to air the film.Today, stores and cities have cameras all over the pl...

By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Comments 19
As agents, we see a lot of houses. Day in and day out. Showing buyers. Meeting sellers. Going on tour to see all of the new listings. Most of the time, we wander in and wander out, mentally noting which clients a house might be good for, but generally forgetting the places we've discarded for our...

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 40
"Face reality as it is, not as it was or you wish it to be."-Jack WelchFirst of all, I am quick to admit I am in no way qualified to be the CEO of the National Association of REALTORS®.  I can only imagine what I might do if I was qualified.  If I was qualified, I don't believe I would go in with...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 84
by Patricia Feager, 6/21/18 Charles Krauthammer, a star reporter and American political commentator, one of the most respected voices in the media died on June 21, 2018. He was born on March 13, 1950, under the sign of the Pisces. He came into the world when Harry S. Truman was President and died...

By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
Comments 13
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:  https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-selfie-day-june-21/Who 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 39
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 46
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
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 53
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 75
"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 37
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 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 21
 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 44
 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 47
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 35
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
(ActiveRain)
Comments 7
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 78
“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...
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