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By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 27
  Quality is always better than quantity!Or is it? A teacher told his class of pottery students that he would grade half of them on the number of pots they produced, and the other half on the quality. In the "quantity" group, it didn't matter how good or bad their results, only the total number o...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 27
  December Challenge! Submit Your Fun & Zany Stories! Are you ready to take a laugh break? OMG so far there have been some pretty crazy real estate industry stories submitted for the Holiday Challenge!  If you're in real estate - you've got crazy, fun or just down right over the top stories. I kn...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 32
I've been contributing to the Ask An Ambassador series of posts for almost 7 years.  Every Tuesday I look for something I can blog about that will hopefully educate, shorten a learning curve, prevent someone from making a mistake, or just explaining how certain things work.Chances are I've hit so...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 16
This one has always given me trouble. My Mom and Grandmother were generally big on using good grammar, but for whatever reason, nobody in my family ever used the word “whom.”My only point of reference has always been the phrase “For whom the bell tolls.” That says that “whom” is an object word, s...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
Comments 33
"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 ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 24
A similar post was written back in 2008 and is still relevant today. Years ago, a buyer called to see one of my properties for the second time. When I told her the home went under contract a few days before, this buyer was surprised and even acted shocked. "I have been watching this listing for a...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 14
 In a recent post, I talked about the perfect client.Instead of describing the perfect buyer or the perfect seller, I made an exclusive list of favorite clients...many who are now friends. Too many to choose just one or two. When you hear me describing properties and buyers, I'm talking about bei...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 6
 Anyone being in Real Estate for any length of time has experienced either buyer or seller remorse.Not possible to prevent, but there are a few steps you can take.   Do not rush anyone into a decision, not even in a hot market, with multiple bids. It can come back to bite you.Ask questions and as...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
I came home from Egypt a bit sick and struggling to kick a cough. Yesterday was difficult but I paid attention, had chicken soup and got a lot of sleep so today is a bit better. My little pup Chico is suffering from what appears to be cancer on his lower jaw. I am struggling with what to do to he...

By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 10
In this blog series, we've been focused on our blog signatures and how we can best utilize this part of our digital presentation. You've worked hard on a blog post and have connected with your reader. What will you offer them next so they can stay with you and not move on elsewhere? This is wher...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 7
About 20 years ago my husband built a very odd custom home for a gentleman. This man, in his 60’s, had relocated to our community with his employers, who built ham radios and Morse Code keys.He had specific ideas about how he wanted his house, and it was odd for two reasons:The entry door from th...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 12
When Carol Williams and Anna Kruchten first announced their December Challenge that we write about Our Craziest Transaction, one transaction quickly came to mind. It was early in my career in 1981, when a fellow agent sitting across the aisle from me, suggested that I list her neighbor’s house. I...

By Ralph Mark Maupin, Michigan Real Estate Investors Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Comments 1
 Todd Chunn walks you through a Detroit Home and shows you...  How to get the Max Profit on an investment home with very small rehab costs.  Putting the top $ rehab cost with the new Kitchen, new carpet, and new everything is not always the best choice for Net Profit for you  Watch this step by s...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 23
 Dis And That  Dis And That Yes, I know it's not unusual for me to ponder.  Actually, it's pretty natural.  Not much effort.  Well,  let me share this:  there is some effort involved.  I mean these posts don't just magically appear.  No automatic pilot.   I have been thinking about dis and that. ...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 3
If Saturday is for fun, Sunday is perfect for relaxing and restoring some energy for the new week ahead. Enjoy the weekend everyone! #AnnNguyen #HomesinTruckee #realestateincalifornia #tahoe #weekend #weekendvibes#TahoeDonnerTruckeeCAHomesforSale #openhouse #realestate #homesforsale 

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 3
There are two types of business I will bring to your attention that require YOU full time. First, your professional arena, chosen career or current money-making situation. Why? You are trading yourself for what they offer and if you are not attending to that they will be the first to suffer with ...

By Dario Ferreira, Internet Marketing
Comments 4
Although much has been said about Active Rain's ranking power lately, ranking a blog post on Active Rain can still be done if you follow some basic steps.1) Try ranking for a long tail term and not a head or short term.Examples of long tail terms: homes for sale with pool in (area)homes for sale ...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 5
At 0755 hours on this 7th Day of December 1941, 78 years ago, our nation was viciously attacked by Japan. We must never forget.Japan also launched 5 mini-submarines to inflict even more pain.The video below is an actual newsreel of what took place that day.We must always remain a vigilant and ale...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 3
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-December 1 to December 7, 2019 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 ...

By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-507-7510
(Smart Way America Realty)
Comments 4
Believe it or not, you just can’t shred too much. If you aren’t destroying your sensitive data, my best advice is for you to start now. There are people out there who make a living diving into dumpsters in search of credit card info, bank account number, mortgage statements, and medical bills; a...