ASK AN AMBASSADOR: We Share The Highs And The Gut Punches

Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
ASK AN AMBASSADOR: We Share The Highs And The Gut Punches If you've been around the Rain for any length of time you'll start to get it. What makes the Rain different. You can find real estate information in other places. Tutorials, coaching,…

Don't Blow up Your Closing before you Even Buy!

Larry Bettag, Regional Vice-President (Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage)
There are a few common mistakes that borrowers do wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy toooooooooooooooo often. I see it time and time again. Don't make the mistake that a lot of buyers make. 1) DON'T BUY A CAR BEFORE YOU GET YOUR NEW HOME: I CANT…

A Slogan to LIVE by!

Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279 (Chevaux Group, PLLC)
I love this idea of sharing our tag line or slogan. Understanding the essence of the slogan is really important and can shed some great insight on one another and our businesses. Thanks Richie for inspiring this contest to share. I have…

If I had to give ONE piece of advice to all new agents...

Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Every month baby Realtors come shooting of the real estate womb like a cannon ball. I remember desperately looking for solutions, answers and of course, clients. Over the last ten years I've been lucky enough to find mentors, ActiveRain (virtual…

Housing In US Is Not Set Up To Handle Aging Population

Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor (RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Housing In US Is Not Set Up To Handle Aging Population Did you notice this article about how housing in the US is not set up to handle an aging population As an early baby-boomer, myself, it sure caught my attention. The article made…

ActiveRain, we're more than just friends, we're family!

Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668) (Lane Realty)
When you log on to your computer each morning do you stop by ActiveRain and Faceook first before you check your emails? I do. It's a habit that is about 6 years old. I've met some of the best people I know as a result of ActiveRain. Some of the…

SCRATCH THE ITCH WITH RICH contest

Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too! (People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
I want each contestant to come up with their personal, unique, one of a kind tag-line, slogan or short mission statement for themselves. It can have to do with your business product, service or name. It has to be short, sweet and pack punch. Choose…

Why Would Anyone be Willing to Keep Paying Higher Rental Rates?

Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“Why Would Anyone be Willing to Keep Paying Higher Rental Rates? ” She told me she was paying $1450 per month for rent, renting the same home for 4 years and a home that doesn’t fit their needs. OK, so why rent? She told me, no one in her…

I Will Dearly Miss My Friend Russell Lewis

Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
I lost one of my favorite people in the world today. My good friend, Russell Lewis passed away this morning from esophageal cancer. Thanks to his wife, Margaret, I was able to see him Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours. He apologized so…

Instagram Releases Hyperlapse App- Awesomeness!!!

Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments LLC)
Instagram Releases Hyperlapse App- Awesomeness!!! Instagram just released their new stand alone app called Hyperlapse. This is like have a $15, 000 Steadicam and tracking rig all rolled into one app. No longer do you need expensive over the…

Have you Proofread your ActiveRain Profile Lately? Are you Sure?

Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker (Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
I got an email asking if I have enjoyed my 3 years in Real Estate. Huh? I've been in Real Estate for 30 years. They must have made a typo. Then, I was mentioned in a Blog; the author states that "Fred has been in Real Estate for 3 years. " …

You Don't Want to Know the Closing Costs

John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852 (Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
You Don't Want to Know the Closing Costs It's true. You DON'T want to know the closing costs. You want to know exactly what a mortgage is going to cost you. When comparison shopping amongst different lenders, it can be very…

If You Want Shoes Off In Your Listing ...

Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
We really want to obey your wishes of no shoes on inside of the home but I have a suggestion. If you want shoes off in a vacant home or even an occupied home it would be wise to provide a chair in the foyer for consumers and their agent so they…

Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain: August 24th-30th

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
OK, this is late once again. You know how it is with real estate and planning for a vacation. So here are the favorites for this week: Marie Graham: Buyers Can't Buy It if They Can't Find It! This might seem really obvious, but I'm amazed…

Why Are We So Attracted To Sunrises and Sunsets?

Tom White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN--South of Nashville (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 870-8169 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Why are we so attracted to Sunrises and Sunsets? I was reading a post by Kathy Streib this morning and I realized that I'm a sucker for any post that includes pictures of sunrises or sunsets. I started wondering what the heck is it that so…

Best Comments On Your Blogposts-What They Say About Your Writing Style

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon (Vernonia Realty)
Best Comments On Your Blogposts-What They Say About Your Writing Style Sometimes when writers write, they are baring their souls to the readers. Other times, it's "strictly the facts, ma'am. " Whatever it is, the comments that you get from your…

Did you need an address where to send that subpoena?

Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Most real estate agents I know are very cautions about giving out any information about their clients, past or present. Of course, there is the occassional social media, or blog post blunder, but that doesn't happen too often. As a group, we tend…

Which ActiveRain Yearbook Page Are You On? 2014 Edition

Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant (Tech Training for You!)
From the home page of ActiveRain, there is a link that you can click "Membership Roster " that is a neat tangent to explore when you are surfing the site. As you click on each of the years of ActiveRain's existence, you realize it looks a lot like a…
     
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