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By ActiveRain Contests
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Some Things Never ChangeNo matter how much real estate changes, and technology has dramatically altered the playing field in the last 15 years, there are still some tried and true methods of building your business. Because real estate remains, as much as anything, a contact sport, the number of p...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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“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 Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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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 Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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I have been very absent from ActiveRain for a long time.  Life has been pretty busy and so has real estate.  But sometimes you find something that is so share worthy that I feel it would be a shame not to share this video I ran across this morning. I'm making a vow to make something unexpected ha...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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I'm a procrastinator.  There, I said it.  Being a creative type, I love the ideas, the putting together of it, taking risks, not knowing exactly where something might go. Being present. Going for it. My artistic bent. Following my muse.  What I'm not good at: cleanup. Hate it! (And I'm not one to...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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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 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.)
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"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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 A Different Kind Of Decluttering  This month’s challenge Spring Cleaning- June 2018 ActiveRain Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS  has us refreshing 10 older blog posts. Many need to be cleaned up. Most of mine entail fixing broken links.This is real easy to say but quite a task to undertake....

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270,
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My buyer and I were out looking at homes yesterday, and we were at a house with showing instructions that indicated "do not let cats out." One of our jobs as real estate agents is to follow listing instructions regarding animals. Who knew? I really don't like that particular task, because in one ...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 7
Push the pace. That is something which my college wrestling coaches would say to us all the time – push the pace. It is so embedded in my head. It meant so much and so many things. It is short and sweet, but it was amazing how 3 simple words represented a tidal wave of thoughts. Push the pace. Pu...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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. This morning I woke to emails from our friendly VISA card folks at Capital One...who were curious as to whether several charges made within a few hours that all appeared to be travel related...were in fact charges we authorized.  We had not in fact gotten up at dark o'thirty and made extravaga...

By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, GMA, LAS, LUTCF, Insurance Broker
(Robert J Russell Companies)
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If you are a REALTOR in the world - you can now be a member of TheWorldRealEstateNetwork Group!Find out why so many people have already joined our Facebook Group -  LinkedIn Group - Come be a part of ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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There are two bedrooms plus a large shared bath on the second floor. And there is a pool bath as well. Just Listed, but not by me, 620 Frances Street, Key West. This is a classic eyebrow house which is located on one of the best blocks in Old Town. You can tell from the outside that the inside is...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 17
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads present and past!Let’s be real we all had a Dad and some of you who still do take time out and either do something or say something nice to him. Have a conversation with him…ask him questions you might have been wondering about. One never knows when you will get...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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I love this fable on discounting by Margaret Rome. It has an appropriate moral to the story. I'm just trying to figure out how to craft the right sign for it to apply to real estate.So many times people presume they can save money doing it themselves, with a newly-licensed "friend" or with a disc...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Top Producer Panel - Pasadena, CAThursday June 21, 2018 Here is a terrific opportunity to network with a great group of YPN (Young Professionals Network) and CRS agents in the greater Los Angeles area in Pasadena, plus learn a few things from top-producing agents from different California markets...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 More Scam...please be careful. I received the following email: 'Please find settlement statement for the purchase set for closing, Please review and advise of any corrections and/or changes which need to be made. Closing Coordinator Service LLC.'' There was a link that looked like this.  ''View ...

By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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Intercede on behalf of those you love and on behalf of those that are unloved or feel unlovable. Be an intercessory.   #godsplan

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have the misfortune of being used by the worst company in the world for some six years. That company is Spectrum or whatever else they have called themselves. I would rather be without cable, computer and telephone than to have to deal them any longer. The only thing they do consistently and wi...