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By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 1
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 19
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 48
“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 40
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
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 62
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 29
"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 30
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 16
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 6
  ~ 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) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
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...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 7
Do you have clients that want to build smaller but better?  What are relative costs? Does this process make sense?  What was the 'Not So Big' phenomenon all about? Here are the pros and cons, as best as I can figure!+++++Interested Realtors, home buyers, Architects and Builders should become quic...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 33
If you want to have a successful luxury or other real estate practice, you must understand the mindset of your ideal clients and the intricacies of your marketplace that make them happy to live there.  When you take the time to really understand what they need and assure them that you can deliver...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 26
Being Our Clients' Advocate Means Empowering Them TooI recently had a wonderful young couple who have two small children who had moved to Charlotte for a new job and did not know the area at all.  They wound up with a real estate agent who placed them in a neighborhood outside of the city, neglec...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 22
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 31
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 59
 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 45
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 36
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...
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