I Can Always Drop The Price

Ken Jones, Specializing in Luxury Homes (Realty ONE Group)
The seller said, "I can always drop the price. ' This is one of most common excuses given by sellers for over-pricing their home. And, it's also the most common excuse given by order-taker listing agents. Can an owner drop the price? Yep. Do they…

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE ~ LEARN TO EMBRACE IT

Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279 (Chevaux Group, PLLC)
CHANGE IS INEVITABLE ~ LEARN TO EMBRACE IT It seems that many of us have a first reaction to change that is negative. In some reflection concerning change, it is important to note that without change there is no LIFE As a former high school…

I Published my First Blog on LinkedIn! No, I am Not Leaving ActiveRain

Fred Griffin, Tallahassee Real Estate Broker. Buyer Brokerage and Flat Fee MLS, Tallahassee Florida Real Estate: Call 850-339-4861 (Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Today I published my first Article / Blog using LinkedIn Publisher. I am trying to expand my Blogging Horizons to include LinkedIn Publishing, Google Authorship, and WordPress. The LinkedIn Publisher editor was fairly…

Act Professional For Gosh Sakes!

Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors)
I recently watched an agent go from tears to anger and back to tears several times in a few hours. They were angry at a client… something that as professionals we should not be doing in our business. So it did not go their way and like a child…

It’s True “I’m A Virgin…

Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA (Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
It’s True “I’m A Virgin… Since this is my first-time, obviously I am a bit nervous. There are many thoughts and scenarios running through my head of how things will turn out as well as I’m anxious to see how I do my first time in (no…

Have you Been Nourishing Your Inner Child Lately?

Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Have you Been Nourishing Your Inner Child Lately? One way to help let go of stress and relive yourself from those pesky blockages is to nourish that inner child of yours. Let's be honest, how many of us do this? Let that be to go outside and…

I love comments, but I don't always leave them . . .

Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro (Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
I think most of us love comments on our blogs, but I have to admit I'm one of those people who doesn't always comment even though I may have loved a blog. I try to, but there are good reasons when I don't. Over the past year, my business life has…

Blogging Basics – Resize a Photo

Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant (Tech Training for You!)
To make a blog post more appealing, you should use images for eye appeal Often the images we would like to use are in the form of photographs. I see very often (with even experienced bloggers) a mistake with images because of not understanding…

How Google Earth Assists Crooks to Enter Your Home

Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda (Keller Williams Realty)
How Google Earth Assists Crooks to Enter Your Home We live in such a great era where technology seems to get better and better but it is sad when crooks use this technology to further their desire of becoming rich by taking advantage of…

Find Your Network Here on ActiveRain and Make More Money!!

Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
I'm a firm believer in statistics. I hated the courses in college, dry as dust. But, just like most of the things that was driven down my throat as a youngster, I have come to appreciate some of it in my older years… although liver still disgusts…

Living in the City, Transportation and Take Out

Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group)
Living in the City, Transportation and Take Out. There are many advantages to living in the city. One of them is that you can live Auto free. If you live and work in the city, especially Boston you can get from here to there in most cases faster…

From A Distance It Looked Like A Nice Shed

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
From a distance it looked like a nice shed. New siding, new windows and doors. And fresh paint. What's not to like? But before going in I had a look around the exterior. Looking at the support beside the door with the platform I sure…

What is a Short Sale?

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Hallmark Realtors)
A short sale is a home sale in which the home is financially distressed. The mortgage owed exceeds the market value of the home and we say that the home is "underwater" or "upside down. " A short sale is NOT a foreclosure. How does this happen?..

You want to write a crap post? Huh?

Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe)
You want to write a crap post? Huh? It's been awhile since I've taken any ARU classes. And I thought it was time to sharpen my writing skills. I reached out, again. to a fellow ActiveRain blogger and asked for his advice. He suggested I do…

Want More Google Juice? Use ActiveRain in Conjunction with Your Website

Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
The best way to rise in the Google rankings is to use your website in conjunction with your ActiveRain blog. The majority of my blogging is done on ActiveRain. I am happy to see my ActiveRain blog posts ranking highly in the SERPS (search engine…

Will Ghost your open" - Are MLS Bloopers Haunting Your Business?

Gwen Banta (Sotheby's International Realty)
Hey friends, it's Blooper Day! I just returned from a brief vacation loaded with hilarious MLS gaffes. Of course, it's Friday - when I usually get loaded anyway - but that's not for publication. Thanks to Jane Peters of Los Angeles for…

The Door To My House Got Knocked On Today!

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Today when I left me house for an appointment, something fluttered to the ground as I opened the front door and stepped onto the front porch. What have we here? Why lo and behold! It's a real estate agent's business card. It looked new and…

Failure to Launch |Why It's SO Easy to Get into(and Out of)Real Estate

NW Real Estate |Colleen Fischesser & CO Serving Seattle-Tacoma area Since 1990!, Serving Seattle-Tacoma Home Sellers & Buyers since (RE/MAX Select R.E | Designated Broker/Owner)
Why are the requirements for the licensing of real estate agents so low? It was question posed here on ActiveRain a few months ago by Jessica DeJarlais a Montana Realtor. In that post Jessica compared the hours required for licensing in other…
     
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