Frisco's Real Estate Tornado

Jeff Fritzson, Your Success is My Focus - Frisco,TX Specialist (Jeff Fritzson Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors)
Frisco Texas is experiencing a tornado of a real estate season. This happens when any market gets too hot. Whether a market is too cold or too hot it can cause problems for buyers and sellers. In this case there is just not enough homes on the…

Is it unethical for a real estate agent to take an overpriced listing?

Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Is it unethical for a real estate agent to take an overpriced listing? While to many the answer might be obvious at first if we dig a little deeper into the topic things might not always appear in the same light. I believe that most agents…

New Realtor tip of the day. Your success is on you, not your broker.

Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley. (Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Besides selling real estate with Century 21 Bradley here in Fort Wayne, I (Jared) also mentor new agents. I enjoy the challenge and love to see the "newbies" succeed. I decided to write a series of blogs with tips for new Realtors. Your…

Great Innovation All Comes Down To This One Thing

Bryan Robertson, Innovator, Writer, Speaker (Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
Innovation is a wonderful concept. Anyone can innovate. Good ideas can come from anywhere at any time. In real estate and most other industries, the greatest innovations eventually serve the same thing. Do you know what it is? As it turns…

There are Motivated Sellers...and there are OVERLY Motivated Agents !

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS (Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
One of our pet peeves… in residential or commercial real estate is when an agent "MUST be Present" during showings. To us, most homes and/or buildings are not that difficult to explain. Special features can be well illustrated in a…

How much Do I appreciate ActiveRain?

Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
How awesome is that we, as ActiveRain members, have an endless supply of resources and knowledge available at our fingertips? Yes, everyone has Google, but seriously, this vast collection of real estate agents, tips, tricks and MILLIONS of years of…

Never let a buyer move in early, my real estate lesson learned!

Russell & Tracy Lee Parker, Experienced Property Managers Since 2006 (RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs)
I started my real estate career in May 2005. I bought and sold a home that year and thought this is something I think I can do! In the first 5 months I sold 12 homes! I was a big shot and earned more in those 5 months than I had in my whole life…

The Antique Internet..... you didn't even need a password!

Larry Johnston, Real Estate Agent (Associate Broker, Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
The Antique Internet… you didn't even need a password! We are so familiar with sending messages all over the world in a matter of seconds with the modern age internet. We send pictures of a home for sale, with all the details, for everyone…

Remember, your sphere of influence has a sphere of influence.

Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro (Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Remember, your sphere of influence has a sphere of influence. I received a call this week from a delightful couple. They want to buy a house. Great! That's what I do best. I always ask how a new client found me, but before I could get that out…

I should have a master's degree in humility by now.

Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro (Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Rookie mistakes are the price of admission for any business professional. Hopefully, we make less and less as we get more experience. It's painful to do something that costs you money, time or both. I've heard horror stories of agents having to…

20 Tips to Win a Bidding War

R. Bruce Lynn, Broker Associate and Your Realtor (Keller Williams Realty)
It's getting brutal right now in the DFW market. Lots of cash offers and lots of homes getting multiple offers. Here are my bull whacking tips for winning what is quickly becoming all out war for home buyers or in Texas terms a Steer…

Free internet is over folks……don't say I didn't warn you

Alex Popovic MRP (Semper Find My Home)
Update. So in reading your comments I think they're might be some confusion. The internet is not free guys, we pay for it right, via Cox, Comcast or some other ISP (Internet Service Provider). What's not going to be free anymore is certain…

Can I Borrow Your Brain?

Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist (ActiveRain)
Kris, Kerrie, Alicia and I have been kicking around ideas of ways to increase the membership on ActiveRain. For years (probably the first four years, if I had to guess off the top of my head) we never did any kind of advertising and very little…

You never know who's listening... best to be at your best all the time!

Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate (Coldwell Banker Residential)
The name didn't sound familiar. "So, who was it, again, who recommended that you call me? " Again, they mentioned the name, and it still didn't sound familiar. I asked for their contact information, and made the call later that afternoon, to…

Meet the “Happiest Agents on the Block”

Andy Fulton (Market Leader)
A Study of Agent Happiness The happiness of real estate professionals is a surprisingly under-discussed topic. Industry-focused real estate publications tend to harp on things like lead generation methods, email marketing best practices, and the…

YouTube Thursdays - Tell me a Good Story!

Debb Janes, Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker (The Carl Group, LLC)
YouTube Thursdays - Video storyboards bring your script to life. ( First of all, if you don’t have a script for your video - start here ) If you want to make your video marketing efforts more productive, and easier, don’t forget to come up with a…

Sorry Buyer, Not Your Way but Mine

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Sorry Buyer, Not Your Way but Mine It happened again today that a buyer called and wanted to look at some houses without going through the proper steps. She had seen my sign in front of a property (having signs up really works, that is another…

A Call From The Anonymous Buyer

Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor (Living A Dream Real Estate)
A Call From The Anonymous Buyer I had a call last weekend from someone that wanted to see two condos in a certain building and found me online. I was driving at the time and let her know I’d give her a call back in a couple hours. I could…
     
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