AR BLOGGING REAPS BIG RESULTS ON LOCAL BOARD

Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279 (Chevaux Group, PLLC)
My real estate board, Houston Association of REALTORS has what I believe to be one of the best MLS sites in the country. Now I may be the slightest bit biased but from what I hear from our clients and other agents who visit our site, many agree…

Fishhawk Lake-Who Knew I Had Such a Big Family??

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon (Vernonia Realty)
Who knew I had such a big family? Recently I lost a part of my family and my “family” of ActiveRainers came to my side to deliver virtual hugs, share tears, and stories of their own firsts, their own horse stories their own lost pets. I vowed…

Half Empty or Half Full

Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Half Empty or Half Full Everybody has heard the saying, do you see the glass half empty or half full a million times or more. And yet somehow it always comes down to seeing things half empty or half full. Think about it -- I mean really…

Please Keep This Confidential. You Don't Have To Ask!

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome (Broker/ Owner HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Please Keep This Confidential You Don't Have To Ask! A call received this morning was a referral from a mutual friend. This potential client was guarding her words not wanting to share any information and asking… 'Please Keep This…

Saturday Subscriber Finds 61

Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company)
Saturday Subscriber Finds 61 Thanks for stopping by the 61st edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. Here we feature the active and personable members of ActiveRain, and give them a shout out for the week. Hey ladies watch out… this week we have…

You Will Come to Mirror the People You Associate With

Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO (Ludwig & Associates)
You Will Come to Mirror the People You Associate With “It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better then yours, and you’ll drift in that direction. ” Warren Buffett, Berkshire…

More Bad News

Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC)
There was some startling news in the New York Times yesterday. Okay, actually there was a hell of a lot of startling news in the New York Times yesterday, and most of it is way more important than the story I wanted to share with you. But this…

Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain: July 20th-26th

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
This has certainly been an interesting week on ActiveRain, and we're all wondering what it will look like in another couple of weeks. But this is what it looked like last week, and here the posts that caught my eye: Kathleen Daniels: You've Just…

Is it just me???

Janet Fetterman, Selling Luxury Lifestyles... (Royal Shell Real Estate Inc)
Somewhere, someone must have "written the book" on how to engage and convert on line marketing leads to sales. Apparently, this is one book I've missed. You know the situation, something- you see on social media peaks your curiosity so you click…

Sorry. The house went under contract late last evening. It's gone.

Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Sorry. The house went under contract late last evening. It's gone. It's tough for a buyer's agent to have to tell their buyer/client "Sorry, the listing agent just called and they accepted an offer late last evening. The house is gone. " The…

Did You Know? 7 Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Did You Know? 7 Stages of Alzheimer's Disease As a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association I continue to learn more and more about the disease. I believe it is often misunderstood. Many believe it's something that only affects older adults and…

What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain- July 20 to July 26, 2014.

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- July 20 to July 26, 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, about…

Why Would You Disable Comments on your ActiveRain Blog? Or any Website?

Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861 (Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
"Comments have been disabled by the author". I just read a killer Blog. A great explanation of the subject matter, with incredible insights and superb advice. Throughout the blog, questions were posed. "What should the average person do in…

Buyer or Seller - Who Makes the Choice of Title Company

Teral McDowell, I am a Texas Realtor selling homes on land I love. (Keller Williams Central)
Ever wonder who makes the choice of title company on a purchase contract for the sale of a house? It's a choice that both the buyer and the seller make at two different points of interest. The listing agent and the seller will select a title…

Days Are Filled with Flood Zones

Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Days Are Filled with Flood Plains This is a broad statement but remember I live, work and market in the ocean state, Rhode Island. So yes, my days are filled with flood zones and their impact upon the RI coastal real estate properties I list…

TAX DEED AUCTION SALE vs FORECLOSURE AUCTION - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney (THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
Several times a week I get calls from people that have purchased or want to purchase at a Tax Deed Auction or a Foreclosure Auction. Often they ask which is better. The answer itself is not all that difficult, but the issues behind the…

The Hidden Truth about Bi-Weekly Payments...

David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs (US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
So you just got your mortgage and saved some money or moved into your new home, CONGRATULATIONS! What typically happens in the next 1-2 months? A letter arrives talking about Bi-Weekly payments and how you can get out of debt and save tens of…

Blogging Basics - Inserting Images Into Your ActiveRain Blog Post

Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant (Tech Training for You!)
Having an image or two in a blog post makes a huge difference as to the drawing the reader’s interest to the page and capturing their eyes. The method to add an image is not hard and in this post I wanted to walk you through the steps so that you…
     
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