the temple team: Ask an Ambassador-How Do I Get Points and What Do They Really Do for Me - 04/10/13 03:38 AM
I'm re-blogging this GREAT and INFORMATIVE BLOG because I found it to be so inspiring and helpful ini understanding how and when you acquire points and what it all means. I am rather new to this ... only about 2 1/2 months into it and I'm up to 27,000 points which I know isn't much but it's a start! Thanks for the helpful tips! I've learned so much from just my short time here on Active Rain ... definitely worth it!
Ask an Ambassador-How Do I Get Points and What Do They Really Do For Me
  Dear Ambassador, I am … (1 comments)

the temple team: Should your Small Business Hire a "Social-Media Specialist"? - 04/08/13 01:43 PM
Absolutely! Small businesses are increasingly recognizing the value in developing and maintaining an active social-media presence. Because the tools are inexpensive, small businesses often prefer them over more traditional means of promoting a company, such as paid advertising and trade shows. 
It’s not as simple as posting every other day or sending a few tweets a month. You must have a steady, consistent and daily activity to stay in front. time spent using social media can also be more effective than techniques such as cold calling or sending direct mail in bulk.
Effective use of social media combines excellent customer service, expertise and … (7 comments)

the temple team: Get it NOTICED!! - 03/25/13 11:03 AM
Here are a few "Key Tips" for getting the most out of your BLOG! Great advice and information on points that I wasn't aware of until I read her post. For example, I never realized you recieved points for comments received on your own BLOGS after 3 comments. Very good to know! So ... now the goal is to make the article intersting, informative and intriguing to get it noticed!! 
One of the basics here on Active Rain is attracting readers.  And we hope that once they find out posts, they will comment and come back for more.  But I've noticed … (5 comments)

the temple team: It's SPRING!! - 03/22/13 02:37 AM
It's FINALLY HERE ... IT'S SPRING!!!   Time to "Lighten and Brighten" your Home ... Inside AND Outside! Time to clean out, clean up and re-arrange your surroundings! The Temple Team is ready to help you with all of your Real Estate Needs!
Decorate Your Home For Spring!
It is officially the first day of spring and it's time to freshen up the house with spring colors. This is the perfect time to prepare your house and yard for the spring market if you're planning to sell.
We provide home staging tips for all our clients with … (1 comments)

the temple team: The Famous Question ... "How's The Market"?" - 03/22/13 02:04 AM
 “How’s the Market?” 
One of the best things about being in the real estate business is that people always want to talk to you and the number one questions is always “How’s the market?” Well ... I'm sure much to their surprise ... the answer is "The market has shifted"! Compared to the market in 2004 when anyone that could fog a mirror could buy a house. The market shifted toward the end of 2007, and the real estate business became much more complicated. Mortgages became much tougher to obtain, property values decreased, and distressed properties became a big part of the … (2 comments)

the temple team: Home Inventory at an All-Time Low! - 03/21/13 02:22 AM
All signs point to a powerful second quarter when it comes to home sales in the Carolinas!
With buyer activity and homes sales on the rise and available inventory at an all time low, it is now truly a "Sellers Market" in many areas  Due to the lowest inventory of homes in history, homes that are well prepared and priced right are selling with multiple offers.  The counties with the highest home sales and lowest inventory of current homes on the market are in areas that are also seeing an increase in job growth but the overall increase of home … (1 comments)

the temple team: "You Never Get a 2nd Chance to Make a 1st Impression"! - 03/17/13 11:16 PM
Selling Your Home is Like YOU "Going on an Interview"!

Just like YOU would put on your BEST CLOTHES, have your hair, skin, nails, resume JUST PERFECT ... the same hold true for SELLING YOUR HOME!
Each and every time you have a showing appointment on your home you must treat it like it's going up against BIG COMPETITION FOR THE JOB! It's no different because you are in fact competing against other very qualified candidates just like job interviewing.
So .. stand in front of your home and take a picture from near the street … (2 comments)

the temple team: What's my Home Worth??? - 03/17/13 10:22 PM
A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is a report prepared by a real estate agent comparing your property to similar properties on the market.   Included in the report are homes currently for sale and homes recently sold through the local listings database typically within the past 6 months.   Although it is NOT an appraisal and merely an estimate of value based on features and condition of your home compared to other homes in your area it is still a great way to determine whether now is a good time for you to list your home.The Temple Team offers a free Comparative … (0 comments)

the temple team: The Market is Prime for Selling Your Home in Charlotte, NC ... - 03/14/13 02:09 AM
This is the Best Time to Sell Your Home!   Big News for Homeowners in the Charlotte NC area!!   The market is prime for selling your house in the Charlotte NC market.   Here's why:
1. Home prices are rising
2. Demand is stronger
3. Inventory is low
... Buyer traffic is 40% above last year
Many homeowners cannot afford to sell
Banks have slowed their foreclosure process
I have many buyers right now in the Matthews, Mint Hill, Indian Trail and Charlotte NC areas but not enough homes....Get your house listed now and get it SOLD now!
Call Tommy at (704) 575-2736 or go to … (0 comments)

the temple team: It's time to START "PINNING"! - 03/11/13 03:21 AM
Top 5 Reasons to Use Pinterest ...

They say that a picture is worth a 1,000 words.  So that got me thinking, I wonder how how many clicks a picture is worth?
Top reasons to use Pinterest for your business or blog...
1.   It’s Visual  - Again, it’s the pictures.  Let’s face it, we live in a world of headlines and pictures.  Most of us now get our news either from a great headline or a great picture or both.  
2.  Showcase Your Properties  – Show off your new listings and put the BEST picture you have as … (4 comments)

the temple team: You can pull your own teeth ... but should you??? - 03/08/13 09:13 PM
The same can be true for listing your home yourself vs enlisting the help of an experienced and knowledgeable Real Estate Agent!
With the increase of current home inventory being depleted, it is creating somewhat of a shortage of homes and becoming more of a "Sellers Market". Therefore, if history repeats itself, FSBO's will be on the rise.
The primary reason for the success of a Realtor vs a FSBO is that a qualified realtor knows and understands the dynamics of the market and can more accurately advise and assist home sellers in the pricing and preparation and getting the most for … (1 comments)

the temple team: HUGE Window of Opportunity for Sellers! - 03/04/13 10:24 PM
Huge Window of Opportunity for Sellers
  A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Existing Home Sales Report is that there is a shortage of housing inventory being reported throughout much of the country. At the same time, buyer demand is dramatically up over last year.
Here are some key points noted by NAR:
Total housing inventory at the end of January fell 4.9 percent to 1.74 million existing homes available for sale. This is the lowest housing supply since April 2005 when it was also 4.2 months. Listed inventory is 25.3 percent below a year … (1 comments)

the temple team: New to ActiveRain, This is for YOU. - 03/04/13 05:11 AM
If you are a "newbie" or been a little involved but not really engaged yet or signed up but afraid to "jump in" .. this is a GREAT POST and so true!! Everyone is super nice, encouraging, helpful, etc... Can't really say enough nice about it! Jump right in and ENJOY!!
New to ActiveRain, This is for YOU. I remember being new to ActiveRain. I signed up because someone told me I should and it would help my business. Beyond that I had no idea what I was doing. The memories are still really fresh of not knowing and what … (1 comments)

the temple team: Insurance Companies Not Issuing Policies based on Dog Breed you Own - 03/04/13 05:00 AM
This is certanly VERY interesting and valuable information to pass along. Not only can it effect where you might live, your insurance policy but it can also come into play when renting a vacation home as well. Definitely worth thinking about when adding a furry family member!
Insurance Companies Not Issuing Policies based on Dog Breed you Own!
Insurance companies are getting pickier about what breed of dog you have before issuing a homeowners policy based on the carriers new restrictive rules. Now when a potential homeowner contacts a company, one of the first questions they ask is do you … (0 comments)

the temple team: Reach out & touch an Ambassador! - 03/04/13 04:52 AM
I think what Active Rain does with the Ambassador Program is AWESOME!! Having someone mentor you and be there when you're first starting out is an amazing help! Thanks Active Rain!!
I recently had a "direct contact" from a newbie, here on Active Rain.
He was brand-spankin'-new, and had a question about his blog, so he reached out to an Ambassador, and asked me to review it and give him some suggestions.
I was thrilled that he reached out, viewed his posts and gave him some advice.  He was pleased, as one of my suggestions really clicked with him, and the … (2 comments)

the temple team: First Impression! - 03/03/13 07:50 PM
You've probably heard the old saying ... "You don't get a second chance to make a first impression"!
Well .. the same holds true for your home ... especially your FRONT DOOR!

Well, this applies to selling your home as well.  You may not agree that color will make a difference on your home but it sure does!  If prospective clients are seeing five, ten or even 15 homes in any given day ... why not give them something to remember you by (in a good way)!   A freshly painted front door can add an instant ‘pop’ of … (0 comments)

the temple team: Give Those Reblogs a Kick-Getting the Most Out of a Reblog - 03/03/13 11:51 AM
I loved this post ... thanks so much for sharing! I learn so much here on Active Rain and this post is certainly a GREAT ONE and VERY INFORMATIVE!! AWESOME ADVICE!
Give Those Reblogs a Kick-Getting the Most Out of a Reblog

There are many reasons why someone would want to Reblog a post.  Sometimes you see something that inspires you and you feel it needs to be shared with those who follow you.  Sometimes a post will really speak to something in your particular market and you can Reblog and let your Real Estate Market area get this helpful … (2 comments)

the temple team: We are "SPRINGING FORWARD" BUT .... Do you know WHY??? - 03/03/13 10:27 AM
You know that we changed our clocks twice a year, but do you know why??? How Daylight Saving Time Works ...
During the late part of Winter just before Spring we move our clocks one hour ahead and "lose" an hour during the night and each Fall we move our clocks back one hour to the original time and "gain" an extra hour. But Daylight Saving Time wasn't just created for fun or to confuse our schedules.
The phrases "Spring forward, Fall back" were created to help people remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks. At 2 a.m. on the … (1 comments)

the temple team: "BLOGGING" TRUMPS THEM ALL!!! - 03/02/13 02:58 AM
The importance of Social Media has immensly grown in recent years with Facbook and Twitter being Top Dogs and now Pinterest being in 3rd place.
But, what many fail to realize is that a "BLOG" is forever!
A good article will continue to be read every week by lots of folks. It is like having marketing on auto pilot. I equate it's similarities as "Residual Income" from a well run MLM ... you do the work once and it continues to pay and pay and pay for years to come! A Blog is much the same in that you write it … (1 comments)

the temple team: Michael Jordan Buys Lake Norman Home - 02/27/13 09:00 PM
Michael Jordan New Home Owner in Lake Norman ...  
The Owner of the Charlotte Bobcats - Michael Jordan has purchased the former home of NHRA Top Fuel Drag Racer - Doug Herbert for $2.8 Million. The 6 Bedroom - 8 Bathroom 12,310-square-foot lakefront home which is located along the 7th Hole of The Peninsula Golf Club in Cornelius also includes enough garage space to house 5 cars.  His new property s situated on 1.1 acres of land with an incredible panoramic view of Beautiful Lake Norman. Although the property holds many fond memories for former owner Doug Herbert, it is the … (1 comments)

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