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Some Tips From an Amateur Website Detective
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market
(Home Jane Realty)
Since I occasionally (often) run out of ideas for a blog I tend to troll others' websites for ideas. While doing so I sometimes find problems with those sites, which I am sure the site owners are unaware of.I found one the other day and two today. Don't neglect your sites. With updates continuous...
Hiring the Right Realtor®: 10 Tips for Happy Home-buying
By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Hiring the Right Realtor®: 10 Tips for Happy Home-buying Before the onset of Internet real estate marketing, I crafted a marketing postcard titled, “Hiring the Right Realtor® makes a world of difference.” I used that card for years and it has been copied by local agents more times than I can cou...
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain May 13 to May 19, 2018.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain May 13 to May 19, 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, about a place or person! Or it c...
Listing Agents: Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds You! You'll Pay For It!
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Do you remember the first lesson you learned when you started in the real estate business? I remember my first lesson, and I’ve passed it along to other newly licensed real estate agents when I was a trainer. I was reminded by another agent that one of the first lessons she learned from me was ...
Second Chance Saturday: Week 69
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.)
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 op...
Your Calls Are Not Giving Your Brokerage a Good Name
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Your Calls Are Not Giving Your Brokerage a Good Name I had a call today from a homeowner in San Diego. She did not leave a message, but I looked up the number to see if it appeared to be spam or not, and then called her back when Google showed a name. She was not actually trying to reach me, but ...
The Race To The Bottom: $99.00 Listings?
By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Do you support an MLS that supports this? We're hired for the Big 3 Marketing Negotiating Problem Solving Sellers still need negotiators and problem solvers, but damn, why give away the MLS access and marketing? FSBO's have always been around and over 80% of them convert to a REALTOR® when they...
5 Myths When Buying A Long Island Home
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Expectations may be high when purchasing a home. If you are home buyer...remember it's still a business transaction. Here's Our Top 5 Myths For Home Buyers: 1. The Listing...
Facebook Fridays - Embracing the Algorithm Changes
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~If you are an active social media user you know how important engagement is to sustain interest and capture new leads. FB understands this too and has been making changes to their algorithm that affects the news feed. Have you noticed their "Posts from Across Facebook" ...
Just Because Someone Else is Doing It Doesn't Mean It Is Right
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Just Because Someone Else is Doing It Doesn't Mean It Is RightThere is an assumption many people will make, in any number of situations. If someone before them has done something a particular way, then they feel it is okay to duplicate it. They give no thought to whether or not the first person...
YouTube Thursdays - The Art of the Interview Video
By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
You Tube Thursdays - The Art of the Interview Interview videos allow you to promote others in your community - and it's a natural form of networking. Showcasing local businesses, educators, and community leaders is a smart way to build visibility - for them, and you. Plus it builds good will. ...
You Passed Your Real Estate Exam – Now What? Part II
By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
You Passed Your Real Estate Exam – Now What? Part IILast week we went over what first steps you should pursue after passing your real estate exam. For Part II of the series let’s assume you’ve selected a broker that has the values and culture you’re looking for, have a mentor, and that you’ve fin...
"PAY-TO-PLAY": THE REAL REASON FOR THE STRUGGLE IN BROKERAGE TODAY??
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
"PAY-TO-PLAY": THE REAL REASON FOR THE STRUGGLE IN BROKERAGE TODAY??It's a good question especially with the chaos going on within the brokerage community and with the top producers leaving in droves to go to work for their former competitors! Looking for a new "home" may not be the answer howeve...
How Real Estate Agents Are Falling into Uber Drivers' Bad Habits
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
Uber Drivers Are Changing. Are Real Estate Agents, too?I've been studying the changes that have occurred with Uber drivers. I only use them when traveling but have noticed a marked change in the last 6 months. Here are some areas that have changed. They are less customer service oriented. The day...
Ask An Ambassador: Local Rules & Social Media Use
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
There are many rules about blogging.Don't talk about this or that. Keep your post aesthetics in mind and avoid the dreaded wall of words.Know your audience. There's a lot of unwritten stuff too that you have to take into account in a forum such as ActiveRain. Play nice in the sandbox.Don't try t...
NAR Weighs in on GDPR and What it Means To You!
By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Here we are in the last weeks before enforcement of GDPR go into motion. NAR legal counsel has come out with their advice for every real estate agent and every broker. I don't like it anymore than you do. But it is here. It is part of erroneous regulations and soon this will be coming to America...
5 ways to help your child become a homeowner
By Pat & Sharon Mistowski, Horizon Lending Services, LLC
(Horizon Lending Services, LLC)
Owning a home is typically the biggest financial decision any person will make. When thinking about your child's future, this probably will ring true for them as well. As a parent, it's your job to help set your child up for success and make sure that they are ready for all of the things ahead of...
Want a Fashion Tip for Staging Your House?
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Want a fashion tip for staging your house?In my fashion-focused youth, a rule of thumb was that when you stood in front of the mirror and something screamed back at you, you needed to remove it. It might have been that large necklace you added at the last minute or the color of the shoes you chos...
ARE WE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE?
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Are you and your team on the same page or are you not even on the same book?You assume that they know what the objectives are and you are taking a course of action, assuming the team is following, but when you turn around you find no one there. I hope you know what happens when you assume! The be...
Second Homes in Phoenix
By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
A while back I decided it was time to review my database, to clean it up a bit. Scouring the database, I could easily see names that needed to be edited as they’d moved out of state, gotten married, had babies, or gotten a divorce! Databases are indeed gold mines and sometimes second home buyer...
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