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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 16
Blogging can be a very cost effective method of lead generation.Combine niche blogging with IDX pages and you can have something attractive to home buyers, and some of those home buyers need to sell a home too.Or you may find that blogging to other agents to attract referrals is more effective fo...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 2
Trust is one of the most important qualities you can give your clientele. It’s the one thing that helps them feel good about doing business with you.Here are a few quick ways you can earn their trust from the start: Publish Content Regularly – Showing that you’re consistent and dependable will go...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 18
I hate to leave negative reviews, but sometimes, it's warranted. I have an elevator in my office building. We've been pretty consistent in having it maintained throughout the years. Recently, the company that maintains it blew apart and formed two companies. The owner of the new company immediate...

By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 0
New Mildland Park home for sale listing ~ 1 Hampshire Rd, Midland Park, NJ 07432Proudly offered by Jeana Cowie, a top Bergen County REALTOR© for over 26 yearsContact Jeana today cell 201-982-2200 for your private viewing of this lovely Midland Park home for sale ~ $664,900View the virtual tour at...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 1
Southernmost School of Real Estate   CORE LAW plus negotiating tactics not taught elsewhere Offering Hands-on Negotiating Tactics  Principals of Leveraging Power Presentations Chaos Theory  Gender Differential Theory Bad Faith Winner and Losers. It's Always Best to Be a Winner!    Now Open - Key ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 5
The first time I brought a friend to visit my Father, the first words out of Dad’s mouth were:“Ask me anything – I know EVERYTHING.” Everyone in the family rolled eyeballs and left the scene, so my friend could receive the full “treatment”. Of course, Dad was right . . . He’s always right! Dad’s ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 5
Real estate life can be an up and down life.And part of that life means you'd best develop an elephant caliber skin thickness. Daily life involves (to borrow a bit from Hamlet) a decision to be made:"Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 17
 The Not So Strange Case Of Fat Fingers...    The Not So Strange Case Of Fat Fingers    It seems like an odd plot from an old Perry Mason television episode.  ActiveRain members who I have been following disappear. Without a trace. Hmm...maybe it's Miss Scarlet and Colonel Plum up to their old hi...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 0
Everybody wants a deal in real estate, especially in Key West. The newly listed Bank Owned property located at 2905 Venetian Drive may be the deal you have been hoping to find. I took a few exterior photos which you can see below.The listing Realtor describes the property and the sales rules belo...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 7
I love gardening. I have learned a lot about it and learning means growth but also often requires hard work. In gardening that hard work is physical and exhausting. I have more lilies than most and while they are magnificent, they require more time to clean up than the time they are in bloom. So ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 11
 A Bit Of San FrancisoArrived In Pasadena This Week...    A Bit Of San Francisco Arrived In Pasadena This Week... After some time away I ventured to my post office box this week and in it among junk mail and assorted  miscellany, I saw a hand-written envelope with a San Francisco postmark.   Insi...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 34
What does STOP really mean? The other day Gary and I were leaving our home and going through the neighborhood (which has a lot of twist and turns). Just as we were going up a little hill a HUGE garbage truck was coming down the hill. I said to Gary - well that guy is bigger than your truck so be ...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 3
" I " as in me has made itself at home in our language, communications and our personal vanity. Using the ' I " is not bad but acceptable and useful. Misusing it however indicates and signals to those in the know that the person speaking is the center of what is being said first and then the subj...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 15
Liquidating my space at the Antique Gallery is hard. Here are three neat objects someone here may like and want.  The first is a very neat old brass pot with a handle that could be used for any number of things including but limited to firewood. It is $50.00This next item is a silver pot without ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 20
I am leaving the antique gallery where I have a space at the end of next month. Long story short the building was sold and while the owner is giving my boss several more months, she is leaving shortly and didn't tell anyone. It is a big job to liquidate the thousands of items I have but yesterday...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 8
We can only process so much data whether it is deliberate (seeking) or submitted (awareness) at one time keeping in mind how much can be retained? What is necessary? Do we allow ourselves to drift or be distracted or do we maintain a reachable and inviting alertness until an interest or prompting...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 3
If all a gunman, who opened fire and randomly killed nine people, wanted was 15 minutes of fame, he could have achieved this running naked into the field at a major league baseball game.At least one criminologist believes that the driving force behind mass shootings is a desire for celebrity stat...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 0
Have you ever heard about bi-fold doors? They are innovatively designed doors that are being loved and popularly used throughout the world. There are plenty of benefits of these type of doors. For home and garden improvement, you can consider installing bi-fold doors. Let’s tell you some good rea...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 11
The 2018 Conforming Loan Limits for Colorado were announced and are going up significantly to $453,100 nationwide!The 2017 limit was only $424,100 and was $417,000 for several years before that. This is yet another indication that home values are increasing in Colorado and nationwide in the hot r...

By Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI 623-582-4444
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 158
4 Ways People Who Successfully Fix and Flip Arizona Properties Think Differently We were lucky enough to speak with Jenna Jacques, who specializes in fix and flip Arizona real estate properties. In this second part of a four-part series, we’ll reveal some of her keen insights that have led to her...