Yes, Your Contract Can Fall Out - What Can You Do?

Susan Haughton, REALTOR Alexandria VA Homes for Sale
While it's hard not to pop the cork on the champagne when you get an acceptable offer on your home, it's prudent not to get too excited or carried away until the ink is dry and the deed has been recorded. Not to dampen your enthusiasm on getting an…

Yes, you CAN overdo your SEO

Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Although Google's algorhythms are far beyond me, I know that there are two very important aspects to consider when you're trying to optimize your blog posts or your website: Getting Google to find you and give you a high ranking Getting people…


Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services)
When showing a home Monday an agent was gushing over "how I could find so much time to Blog every day". Is it even worth it they asked? They saw that I recently climbed to the #1 spot on ActiveRain for the State of NH. They then asked "What is next…


Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279 (Chevaux Group, PLLC)
IT'S A HOT MARKET ~ I THINK I WILL GET IN TO REAL ESTATE! Our south Texas market is HOT, HOT, HOT right now! With this real estate boom, I hear from more and more people that they are getting into real estate because they believe that they…

Inman Real Estate Connect San Francisco, Day 1

Jim Griffin (HouseLens: Full-Motion Video House Tours)
This week, I'm at Inman Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. If you've never been to an Inman Connect event, put the next one on your calendar! It's a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and connect with real estate innovators. I'm at…

I'm almost sorry that I showed your listing!

Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate (Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Dear Listing Agent: Put the details in the MLS sheet If you want feedback don't get defensive when I give it If I tell you that my client isn't interested, don't continue to bug me Last week, I showed houses all day for three days (25…

What's a Comment Worth?

Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area (Charlemagne International Properties)
Albert Einstein said, and I'm paraphrasing here, people fall into one of two categories. Either everything is a miracle or there are no miracles. I side with the believers in the miracles group. That said, I have my glass extended for more…

ASK AN AMBASSADOR: But I Was Going To Write About That!!

Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
ASK AN AMBASSADOR: But I Was Going To Write About That!! It happens regularly! I'm mulling an idea for a blog post and cruising around in the Rain and.. uh oh… someone beat me to it! The topic is almost identical to what I'd planned, now…

New Features Coming Soon: Enhanced Comments, Mini-Profiles and Likes

ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop! (ActiveRain Corp.)
If Everything goes according to the plan, ActiveRain will release our next round of enhancements to the community on July 28th (along with a squashing a huge pile of bugs… your 'following' button will definitely be back). On Monday the 28th,…

5 Ways Buyers Annoy Sellers In Wellington Florida

Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments LLC)
5 Ways Buyers Annoy Sellers In Wellington Florida It is very stressful to put a house up for sale. Some buyers don't make it easier either. However, selling and buying a home is a two-way street. If you are looking to buy a home…

The REAL in Real Estate

Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate)
Putting the REAL In Real Estate I've lived in Fairfield County for most of my life, and in Wilton for over 40 years, and am able to bring real local knowledge to those looking to move into or out of the area. One of the things I love about being a…

The curse of vanilla homes - boring!

Christa Ross, Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes (RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist)
I've seen quite a number of vanilla homes lately, you may know what I am talking about. White walls, white molding, beige carpet, beige countertops, beige tile. Some of these homes are priced pretty high, but they leave so little impression on a…

Selling My Home As-Is Or Make Needed Repairs

Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Selling My Home As-Is Or Make Needed Repairs As a Realtor in Huntsville Alabama I'm confronted with this topic all the time. I hope the following will shed a little light on the topic of selling your home "As-Is". Selling My Home "As-Is"..

Stick With What You Know!

Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or
I am a Kroger shopper. It's close to my home and I know where everything is located in the store. Tonight, I decided to venture out to Whole Foods in hopes of scoring some Pretzel buns; something Kroger doesn't carry. This store can be a little…

Please Understand, Your REALTOR Doesn't Show Houses for a Living!

Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Putting the Cart Before the Horse It Won't Help You Find Your Castle When it comes time to move up from a starter home to a bigger house many homeowners want answers. Figuring out what a new home is going to cost is of concern. The questions…

Making A Difference: Reporting To The Principal’s Office!

Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing (
When we had our commercial real estate firm in Los Angeles we saw an ad in the LA Times asking businesses to be a Principal for a Day and share their wisdom with the school principals! We received a call from the then principal of Manhattan Beach…

You Don't HAVE to Comment!

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
You Don’t Have to Comment! We spend a lot of time suggesting that we engage in ActiveRain by not only reading posts here, but also making comments. And, that is absolutely true. Commenting: 1. Lets people know that someone read their…

What is the Adults Children Responsibility to Parents in Housing?

Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
What is the Adults Children Responsibility to Parents in Housing? We all have different lives, responsibilities and things to do but we always have responsibility to our parents as they age. In RI real estate it becomes clear all the time as…
Want Local Real Estate Info?
Choose A State:
Important Links

ActiveRain is an independent real estate community owned by Trulia, Inc .