Pinterest Delicious and SEO Too

Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Re/Max Sunset Realty)
Pinterest Delicious and SEO Too I'm still fairly new to Pinterest and I have a lot to learn but I found that boards (pages to the uninducted) have quite a bit of power. Some of my boards show up on Google in first or second place positions…

My Quest for a 5% Conversion Rate of Internet Leads to Closings

Christopher Lotte (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
I am on a quest to find a formula that yields a 5% Conversion Rate of Internet Leads to Closings. My background for the last 12 years has been generating internet leads for real estate agents.. and then almost 5 years ago I first got my real estate…

Sometimes A Testimonial Will Leave you Humbled

Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
A testimonial From A Repeat Client I had a client close on their Cheshire CT home recently, after waiting for the buyer to close on their home as well. After 3 years in their new home, the family was forced to relocate because of a job…

The Home That Remains With Us Like A First Love.

Kathleen Vetrano, Luxury Home Real Estate Consultant (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
It was all about The Home we were in. On July 20, 1969, forty five years ago Neil Armstrong took his famous walk on the moon. Last weekend was a weekend of reflection as so many recalled where they were on that evening and how they…

Famous Last Words...Won't Last Long

Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
The past week or so has been filled with looking at listings that have uhmmm "matured" in the "Days on Market" category. The buyers I'm working with are interested in houses with character and personality and while there is something to be said for…

10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move

Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move There are no two ways about it, moving is a stressful event, regardless how far away your new home will be. That is why it is very important to have a plan of attack leading up to the big day as well as…

3 Ways to Sharpen Your Strategic Thinking Part 1: Or Sex on the Beach!

Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing (ra@napaconsultants.com)
If you are going to respond pro-actively to the ever-changing world we live in, it is important that you sharpen your strategic thinking. This will help you to outthink your competition. Take time to reexamine your opinions Challenge…

Do You Want a Home Warranty with Your Home?

Larry Johnston, Real Estate Agent (Associate Broker, Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Do You Want a Home Warranty with Your Home? The best advice I can give a Buyer is, "Get a Home Warranty". Remember, when your Buyer is buying a new home, it is only new to the Buyer, unless he is the first owner of the home. It's just like buying…

Here It Is! The Post That Makes Me A Millionaire

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Here It Is! The Post That Makes Me A Millionaire I've thought about this post for a long time. It seems that it should be something special, meaningful. Truth is, the post is not what is meaningful or lasting… it was the journey; this…

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) HFA 3% Down Conventional Mortgage

George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) has introduced their new Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) HFA 3% Down Conventional Mortgage. This is great news for Connecticut First Time Homebuyers, and for the housing market…

Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 29 July 2014

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Free Enterprise Encourages Everyone To Set And Achieve High Goals! "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving it. " Michelangelo (1475-1564) This defines the…

What Does Zillow's Aquisition of Trulia Mean for ActiveRain?

ActiveRain Real Estate Network (ActiveRain)
As I'm sure many of your have heard, today Zillow entered into agreement to purchase Trulia. As part of the Trulia family, ActiveRain will be included in the purchase. If you'd like to hear about what the Zillow purchase of…

Radon, Mold, Sewer, and Mold. Oh, My? By Dan Polimino

Colorado Dream House Team, Real People. Real Professionals. Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty DTC)
Do you remember the good old days when all you had to do before buying a home was an inspection I am sure that there are people who are reading this and were saying, “Inspection? We didn’t need no stinking inspection! ” do buy a home. Yes, I…

New Features Now Live on ActiveRain: Comment Enhancement, Likes and Mini-Profiles

ActiveRain Real Estate Network (ActiveRain)
Big week around these parts! Maybe you heard about this? And as promised, we continue to march on to make ActiveRain even better. This latest round of enhancements has a core focus on allowing our members to more effectively connect with and…

When is the best time to thank someone for a referral and how

Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
Some neighbors recommended me to someone they knew who was looking for a real estate broker. Since then, we've worked together and just a few days ago the transaction closed. The client is very happy and we are already working on another one that…

REALTORS Get a Bum Rap from the Public

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
REALTORS ® Get a Bum Rap from the Public I read a post about agents not showing houses for a living and it got me to thinking that REALTORS® get a bum rap from the public. I have heard all kinds of statements over the years and have politely…

Murphy's Law And The Hot Air

Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Evers & Co. Real Estate)
I'm not entirely sure whether last Wednesday was the hottest day of the century in DC, but it sure seemed that way when the AC in my house stopped working in the early afternoon, just as the outside temperature reached the mid-90s. By the…

8 Eye Catching Photography Tricks

David Bailey, "Creating Clients for Life" Cell # 631-767-8948 (The Mortgage Outlet NMLS # 36861)
8 Eye Catching Photography Tricks Getting great pictures can provide customers with the information they need to make a purchase decision. At first glance, real estate photography seems to be an easy task. Some real estate agents will…
     
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