Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA (Dockside Realty)
Hey agents, haven't you ever heard of a referral? Sometimes I have a feeling that there are some agents who will say they are looking out for the interest of their clients when in fact they are thinking of their own bank account instead. Why do I…

Keep control over your client's emotions during the contract period

Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
Certain potential buyers often go in all directions from one day to the next as to what they want to do while they are looking for houses. At some point in time, they will make a decision and have their agent make an offer. MAKING AN OFFER THAT…

Facebook Fridays - The Secret Sauce Formula!

Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Ya'll are a fascinating bunch! I often get sent emails about this or that concerning FB but 2 of the things that have stuck out recently are: a) Those that ask me not to showcase their Facebook Fan Page yet…

Buyer Agents, Please Be Considerate of Sellers

Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN® (Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills)
Buyer Agents, Please Be Considerate of Sellers - Our first showing today on a new clients home didn't go so well. This couple and their 2 year old and 2 dogs left when told to leave. They stayed away and the husband circled back a few times. It…

Blatant self-promotion? You know it!

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent (Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374)
Blatant self-promotion? You know it! To stay in business, owners must actively and consistently market themselves, to speak of their abilities and strong suits in order to direct traffic to their company. It is not enough to show up and just stand…

The Difference Between "An Act of God" & "An Act of Gawd."

Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Most time before a closing the buyer and seller are binding. Unelss there's a material breach the buyer is contractually and legally obligaged to perform. Performing means getting your butt to closing and signing paperwork. But what is an Act of God…

How I use blogging and my camera to help my community

Sondra Meyer, Colorado Horse Property Specialist (Star View Real Estate)
This month Donna Foerster has challenged us to think about how we give back to our communities via her contest, " What Have You Done to Make a Difference in Your Community. " In addition to staying informed about what is going on my community/city…

What Is The Number One Complaint Sellers Have About Their Realtor?

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
The Number One Complaint Sellers Have About Their Realtor You probably know the answer to this one… The Number One Complaint Sellers Have About Their Realtor Is That They NEVER Hear From Them! Some agents get the listing,…

Home Tour Caravaning ~ Are REALTORS Missing the Boat?

Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
Let's start with a confession. The last time, a Broker required my participation in a Home Tour Caravan (you know, the Tuesday Morning meeting that used to be standard operations back in the day) was almost two decades ago. My generation of..

3 Tips for Lazy Prospectors

Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe)
3 Tips for Lazy Prospectors Did you know that there are some real estate professionals that hate prospecting or just never seem to get around to prospecting? Yes it's true! Every month while teaching CE courses I purposely bring up the…

Facebook Ads: Friend or Foe?

Jenn Tervo (Trulia)
Facebook Ads: Friend or Foe? Ever since Craigslist tightened their reigns, it made it close to impossible for us to generate a steady stream of leads from the infamous classifieds website, we’ve had to start thinking outside the box for new and…

Who knew Facebook was sucking up all my data with autoplay?

Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668) (Lane Realty)
I was hanging out with my daughter yesterday afternoon and we were discussing our "data" plan with our carrier. Can we get the cheaper plan that allows for only 10GB a month and change over from "unlimited" data and save money? How much did we use…

Who's in San Fran next Thursday Night?

Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Hello Rainers! Bob and I are headed to San Francisco next week. You know me, I'll seize any opportunity to have an AR MeetUp so I'm calling all Bay Area Rainers and visitors in town for Inman. Just a little informal get together to hang out…

Why I Stay Active in ActiveRain! Clients, of Course!

Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.)
This is a great platform to meet potential clients. Clients see your posts, they keep you as a favorite (hopefully), they get to know you. I have a website. And, I get clients from there as well, but here I can comment, and the clients can…

Fishhawk Lake Real Estate--I'm ALL OVER GOOGLE!

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon (Vernonia Realty)
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate --I'm ALL OVER GO OGL E In lieu of Bob Stewart's recent blog about our ActiveRain Traffic skyrocketing numbers, it prompted me to check out Fishhawk Lake on Google. This was page one of Google (see below). Check…

Write Something Worth Reading or Do Something Worth Writing.

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
" Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. " Benjamin Franklin There’s an article in Copyblogger a content marketing company, I read just the other day that I wanted to share with you. The title was “How to Be…

I know it's an expense...but

Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Showing vacant homes this time of year can be a challenge in many areas. Here in Maryland, the temperatures outside have been in the mid to high 90's the last couple of days. I've shown two houses where the air conditioning was turned off… not just…

Great Condition, Great Location... Why Didn't My Home Sell?

Stacy Ann Stephens, Realtor, New Haven & Hartford CT Homes For Sale (Keller Williams Realty CT - 860-704-9070)
As a real estate agent that helps home owners with expired listings, the most frequent question I get is “why didn't my home sell? ” These sellers know the basics such as condition and location. But when your home is well maintained, in a…
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