Is Google Plus on Death Row? Is Google going to Kill Google Plus?

Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker (Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Is Google about to pull the plug on Google Plus? Google quietly stopped forcing people to connect their Gmail account to a Google+ Profile just a few days ago. Many believe that Google is about to terminate Google Plus. Google denies…

Realtor Certification Soup

Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro (Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Isn't it impressive when you see another agent's profile with a long string of initials behind his or her name? It might be GRI, or ABR, or SFR, CDPE, CHS, CFS, TRC or a host of other alphabet soup characters. Being one with multiple Master's…

Happy 1st Day of Fall from Your Raleigh, Cary Apex Real Estate Agent!!

Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition)
Your Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent Wishes Everyone a Happy 1st Day of Fall! About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina…

Quid Pro Quo... or Is This a Fair Trade?

Tom White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN--South of Nashville (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 870-8169 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Quid Pro Quo.. or Is This A Fair Trade? Rick Snow asked us this month to consider what we trade in order to obtain information from buyers or sellers. In any exchange there is an understanding that both parties will receive something. In fact,…

5ive Questions with Matt Stigliano

Mike Mueller (Tech and Social Media Consultant)
The premise is pretty simple. I ask a successful blogger 5ive questions. They answer. Not the normal questions you might think but deep thought provoking questions. I hope this will show how diverse we all are and how there is no single right…

How to be successful as a “part time” agent

Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real (Keller Williams Realty)
Starting a new career as a real estate agent can be intimidating to say the least. Gone are the days of that “guaranteed” paycheck that most people depend on to survive. This is one of the main reasons that many people decide to “test the…

Your help has provided a new ActiveRain Milestone for me

Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals)
Your help has provided a new ActiveRain Milestone for me This week marked a new ActiveRain Milestone that I reached after years of your help and your constant support. I now have over 2 million points and am ranked at number five in the points…

Customizing Google Maps - What's New 2014

Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant (Tech Training for You!)
Perhaps you've seen my tutorial video on customizing Google Maps. I recorded that back in 2011. Over the past year, Google Maps received a pretty big makeover in how it looks. Just in the past week, one of the last pieces was upgraded. This is the…

Your Home's Value? I Just Need The Make, Model, And Year ...

Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate (Joe Manausa Real Estate)
You want to know how much your home is worth and you want to simply click a button to get the information. No salesperson, no laundry list of things about your house to submit, you simply want to know what it is worth. Right? After all, the…

ASK AN AMBASSADOR: You Like Leads Don't You?

Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
ASK AN AMBASSADOR: You Like Leads Don't You? Yesterday morning the first thing we find is a "Request Showing" contact from our Wordpress site. This wasn't someone we've knowingly nurtured for months with phone conversations, emails, listings,…

You've Been Diagnosed with HGTV Syndrome - Richmond VA Real Estate

Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity. (RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
You've Been Diagnosed with HGTV Syndrome - Richmond VA Real Estate HGTV is a fun escape for many of us and a glimpse into the world of all things real estate and DIY. Even though I can work up to 80 hours a week as a Richmond VA Realtor I…

We Can Get Through Anything Together - Even Hurricane Odile

Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist (ActiveRain)
(On September 11th, my girlfriend Erin and I left for Cabo for a week long vacation. Little did we know that a few short days later, we would be in the middle of the worst Hurricane to ever hit the shores of Cabo. What follows is my girlfriend's…

When It's Time To Let Go- Firing A Client Gracefully

Doug Rogers, Your Pineville Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties Realty)
When It's Time To Let Go- Firing A Client Gracefully The excitement of working with a new client begins to fade as the showings mount up. Perhaps they write low-ball offers, or refuse to keep the listing show ready. At some point it is time to…

Getting Married and Buying a Home = The Perfect Marriage

Gene Mundt, Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience (www.genemundt.com - 708.921.6331)
Getting Married and Buying a Home = The Perfect Marriage I've always enjoyed working with my First-Time Home Buyers Their enthusiasm is infectious.. And I suppose I see a bit of myself buying my first home…

A New Day - To Applaud The Optimists

Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY (RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Lets give the optimists in this world a big round of applause! Have you noticed that there is something really wonderful about optimists. They're fun to be around, aren't they? No matter how bad their situation, optimists can always find…

Go Back In Time With Me - Your First Blog Post

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Go Back In Time With Me - Your First Blog Post I've been enjoying reading some of our members first posts. I think it's great to have the option from my home page to find some of these very first offerings and encourage these members as they…

6 iPhone 6 things to know

Chad Hyams (Ember Seminars and Keller Williams Southeast Region)
Let's be honest up front and say that some of these features are actually because of iOS 8. Of course many people are using iOS 8 only because they just got a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Let's have a look at 6 of the best things that I have seen…

You Must Not Be Busy Since You Do All of That Blogging!

Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279 (Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Recently I was with other agents at our State Convention and was enjoying great conversations and meeting new people. Several of us began discussing our success with blogging and one agent piped in with, "You must not be busy since you do all of…
     
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