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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
Comments 8
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  You Like Leads Don't You? Yesterday morning the first thing we find is a "Request Showing" contact from our Wordpress site.  This wasn't someone we've knowingly nurtured for months with phone conversations, emails, listings, links to blog posts, etc., but a "hot" lead that we'...
By Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
Comments 24
You've Been Diagnosed with HGTV Syndrome - Richmond VA Real Estate HGTV is a fun escape for many of us and a glimpse into the world of all things real estate and DIY. Even though I can work up to 80 hours a week as a Richmond VA Realtor, I still can't help myself and indulge in an episode of Hous...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 4
You want to know how much your home is worth and you want to simply click a button to get the information. No salesperson, no laundry list of things about your house to submit, you simply want to know what it is worth. Right? After all, the automobile industry has these tools. Put in the year, ma...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
Comments 63
(On September 11th, my girlfriend Erin and I left for Cabo for a week long vacation. Little did we know that a few short days later, we would be in the middle of the worst Hurricane to ever hit the shores of Cabo. What follows is my girlfriend's retelling of the events of those four days in Cabo ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 30
Go Back In Time With Me - Your First Blog Post   I've been enjoying reading some of our members first posts. I think it's great to have the option from my home page to find some of these very first offerings and encourage these members as they begin their Active Rain careers. In reading these pos...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900
Comments 22
Lets give the optimists in this world a big round of applause!   Have you noticed that there is something really wonderful about optimists. They're fun to be around, aren't they? No matter how bad their situation, optimists can always find something to enjoy - usually simple things like the tast...
By Gene Mundt, Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience
( - 708.921.6331)
Comments 14
  Getting Married and Buying a Home = The Perfect Marriage        I've always enjoyed working with my First-Time Home Buyers.  Their enthusiasm is infectious ...         And I suppose I see a bit of myself buying my first home. Remembering that I probably felt much the same as they do now.  What ...
By Chad Hyams
(Ember Seminars and Keller Williams Southeast Region)
Comments 35
Let's be honest up front and say that some of these features are actually because of iOS 8. Of course many people are using iOS 8 only because they just got a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Let's have a look at 6 of the best things that I have seen already on the iPhone 6 that you will want to take a lo...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 45
Recently I was with other agents at our State Convention and was enjoying great conversations and meeting new people.  Several of us began discussing our success with blogging and one agent piped in with, "You must not be busy since you do all of that blogging!"   Those of us who are Active Rain...
By Doug Rogers, Your Pineville Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties Realty)
Comments 28
When It's Time To Let Go- Firing A Client Gracefully The excitement of working with a new client begins to fade as the showings mount up. Perhaps they write low-ball offers, or refuse to keep the listing show ready. At some point it is time to pull the plug. Questions To Consider Before Firing A ...
By Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
Comments 47
SUMMARY: Tips to communicate online with lots of short attention spans   I'm going to follow my own advice, and keep this short! Think about what you write online. Think about the photos you show, and the videos you post.  A good rule of thumb, I find, is to assume that people will pay attention ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 24
It's late in the day, and I'm going to just cut to the chase!  So here is the list: Gary San Soucie: Getting Your Family Involved in Real Estate There are some great family groups in the DC area, and Gary shares how his works. Great first post. Jeff Dowler:  Decision Points in the Listing Contrac...
By Susan Haughton, Cheerfully Helping You Buy or Sell in Alexandria
(Long & Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 48
Every six months or so, my husband and I head to the adult playground of Las Vegas...we always have so much fun, between the casinos, people watching and shows.  In fact, we are sitting in the airport right now. And every time we start getting ready to go, you know what happens...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 59
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- September 14 to September 20, 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 Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it...
By Team Mullins
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.)
Comments 28
Fred Mullins, Donna Mullins, & Erin Biby Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Company 1201 White Street Ste. 101 Key West, FL 33040 Direct: 305-745-9440 Email: Website:     We all know when showing a Buyer a home, it takes only moments to grab their a...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 19
WHAT ARE: Closing Costs The numerous expenses which buyers and sellers normally incur to complete a transaction in the transfer of ownership of real estate. These costs are in addition to price of the property and are items prepaid at the closing day. This is a typical list: Documentary Stamps on...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 50
Dear Buyers I'm so glad that you chose me to assist in your home search.  Though I'm not that pleased that you wanted to see 20 homes the other day even after I strongly suggested that 7 homes would be a much better option with enough time for you to get a good understanding and the time to look ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Comments 58
They say real estate is local, but the marketing of it better be way way beyond the town line borders. The promotion far reaching and not limited. Covering, saturating more than just the immediate area where the real estate property listing is parked on the planet. If someone tripped, unplugged t...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 37
When you stop and think about it Relationships And Credit Scores Are Very Similar.  Relationships and Credit Scores tend to follow a very close pattern. Just think what happens when you start dating.  Both parties are very polite to each other, and as the relationship develops both begin to feel ...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 21
Buying a Condo?  Here's what you need to know          In putting together a series on buying a condo with mortgage financing, I already dove into some of the more complicated property types, transactions, and potential pitfalls - those involved with non-warrantable condos & condotels.        We ...