Robots Come as Standard Equipment in a Home - Welcome to My Planet!

Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB (Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Robots Come as Standard Equipment in a Home - Welcome to My Planet! Programmable Robots are standard equipment in homes. Home Depot and Lowes stock them right next to the Refrigerators, Ranges, and Vacuum Cleaners. Programmable Robots…

Ah....The Early Days of My Real Estate Career

Carol Zingone, Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
One of my very early real estate transactions involved a young lady, who was looking for a house close to the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL. We would put our heads together to figure out what areas made sense, and we knew what…

Time To Say Goodbye To Your House

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome (HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Time To Say Goodbye To your House Do you remember saying goodbye to a close friend? Can you imagine how you would feel if you never saw that friend again and did not have a chance to say a last goodbye? Everyone knows…

Follow Your Bliss - Keep Your Dreams Alive!

Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could (Keller Williams Realty)
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” - Joseph Campell I like to write, to express my ideas, send notes and letters to friends, produce photo journals of the exciting…

What Would You Do If You Lost Your Database?

Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
What Would You Do If You Lost Your Database? No. It didn’t happen to me. Or anyone I know. But what if it did? What would I do? How about you? Could you… Would you… Simply start over? ..

Last Week's Favorites on Active Rain: April 13th-19th

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
First, happy Easter Sunday! It looks like we're going to have a beautiful day here in Washington! But before I can go out and enjoy it, here are my picks from many great blogs I read last week: Winston Heverly: The 041514 Daily Hot Sheet of…

Buying/Selling a Home ~Will Your Neighbors Know More Than They Should?

Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
Imagine for a moment, a perfect world - one in which you had access to absolutely everything you need to know about the purchase of a potential new home. And by everything, I mean exactly that. Access to listing information, county data, mortgage…

The Clutter Doesn't Come With The House

Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio (RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
The Clutter Doesn't Come With The House In a perfect world, every home for sale would be staged and presented like a builder's model. But no one lives in a builder's model, just visitors that never sleep in the bed, the kitchen is only used for…

What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-April 13 to April 19, 2014.

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- April 13 to April 19, 2014. 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,…

Do You Want Quantity or Quality?

Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or
On Wednesday, I received a call from a woman moving to our area. I was with a client writing an offer and, of course, I let the call go to voice mail. After completing the offer and sending my client on his way, I returned the call. This time my…

"Is Price Just One Factor?"

Steve Hoffacker, New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author (Hoffacker Associates LLC)
Many consumers are price shoppers. In fact, many people are sleeve shoppers when picking out the latest fashion to wear. They see something they like. Then they look at the price tag hanging from the sleeve. Then they decide how much they "really"…

Document, document, document!

Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Document, document, document! Yesterday, I mentioned in my post that a customer went into the store on my day off and lied to the owner about the price I had quoted them. Since I had documented what I quoted them, my boss was able to check my…

OK You've Done It Now, The Alarm is Going Off

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
OK You've Done It Now, The Alarm is Going Off. It has happened more than once and it is one of the most dreaded outcomes of a showing. You the agent listened very carefully and even wrote down on paper the instructions for showing but for some…

Is Your Target too Large?

Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting)
If you're out there marketing for new listings but not having much luck, the problem could be that your target is too large. In an effort to market to an entire city, your message must necessarily be generic. Probably TOO generic to appeal to any…

Are you an Orange or a Tangerine ?

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS (Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Some peoples say you have to have a thick skin… let it roll off your back… it's ONLY business… don't take it personally… yadda yadda. While I think that the word "passionate" is over used… a lot like awesome and a collection of others…

Prepare Your Buyer for the Appraisal

Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training (Online Real Estate Agent Training)
As the Spring market heats up, it is easy for real estate agents to forget to educate their buyers on what happens when the Appraiser visits the property and how their valuation of the property can have a huge impact on how the transaction moves…

Baptism by Fire - My First Real Estate Deal

Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Baptism by Fire - My First Real Estate Deal Green as the summer grass I was standing by the administrators desk in my newly joined real estate office when a lawyer came flying in the office saying I need a Realtor! I'm a Realtor I said. So we…

My First Home Purchase

Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663 (Woodland Management Service)
My First Home Purchase 1989, after several years of traveling the country working for the US Forest Service, we had just had our third child, I had started my forestry consulting firm a few months earlier, and now it was time to really settle…
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