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By Kris Neese, Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain
(Trulia | ActiveRain)
Comments 0
Update: Thank you all for your participation. The survey is now closed.   Hi everyone, As part of our release on January 26th, we released a beta version of the new activity feed that we are planning to add to the home page. We set up this test page so you can look through the feed and provide us...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
Comments 29
Our global economy (and the infinite abyss that is the Internet) can make it seem like your reach has to extend far beyond the parameters of your market. And while that can be true in some cases, buying and selling real estate remains, at its core, a localized service.But these days, social media...
By Liz Froment, Real Estate Content Creation (Blogs, Emails, Copy)
Comments 45
  Still struggling to find time to market yourself online via social media? I know the feeling! That's why I thought I'd share some of my favorite tools I use for social media that are real time savers. Here they are: BuzzSumo What I love about BuzzSumo is it tackles two things at once. First, it...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 64
Hello Rainers, On January 26th starting at 8:30pm Pacific, we had a successful deployment of bug fixes and enhancements for the ActiveRain community. The site was down for approximately 50 minutes while we made these changes. Here is a list of the improvements that were made to your community. Bl...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 161
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
    As I have started to blog, I've been told to "write what you know"  (shout out to Shannon Milligan for the advice and direction). Well, I know KIDS and I know the FAN DISTRICT! So it seems only natural that I'd  write about this topic early on.   When we moved to the Fan we didn't have kids a...
By Cathy Starkweather
(La Rosa Realty, LLC. )
Comments 12
While the stated purchase price of a home in Central Florida is the starting point in an offer to purchase, other details of the offer determine the true costs to the buyer and the true proceeds to the seller. These details, along with the price, become points of negotiation.The most obvious, com...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 147
Remember when the gurus said a web page or blog post needed to be 200 words in order for Google to pay attention?  Then do you remember when that increased to 400? And now, although he does mention some high ranking sites with few words and many photos, Neil Patel recommends writing 2,000 to 3,00...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 65
This is from an older post that I wrote years ago with some new updates. Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:  1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHO...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 23
Many of my clients are business or property owners in Carmel-by-the-Sea. There are good times and bad times to try to see them. These are clients who want to talk to me about their real estate needs during the "ebb" of their business week, rather than the "flow". When are these, you might ask? We...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 90
Do you ever find yourself simply at a crossroads in your life?  I know that many of you have been there, are currently there or about to be there!  We all face those times when we must stop, take a breath and assess where we have been, where we are now and where we are going.   When life, family...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
Comments 22
We have all been guilty of attempting to make major life changes  to our diet, our exercise regime or by joining a new gym or club, just to see your efforts go to waste. But experts say that the best way to make positive changes in your life is to start small and build from there! Starting with s...
By 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)
Comments 33
People buy from people first is a well know marketing dynamic. It works off emotional energy. It is as simple as that. You engage someone at the point of sale and if a like, connection, trust, or feeling kicks in, then the sale is fast becoming a done deal with minor obstacles. The thing is, some...
By Susan Nealey, No Pressure! Ever!
(Trident Homes Realty)
Comments 67
You just love running around Saturday and Sunday and stopping in at Open Houses.  Who doesn't?  Some people do it as they are hitting all the yard sales.  It's fun!  It's enlightening!  You can see how people decorate and sometimes make yourself feel better about your own home. But, sometimes, yo...
By Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinTNHomesforSaleOnline.com)
Comments 52
Did you know that after Google, YouTube is the most used search engine on the internet? It's easy to see why smart real estate agents are taking advantage of this marketing tool.  I spent the day on YouTube viewing almost a hundred real estate videos. Some of the videos weren't videos at all--the...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
Comments 32
Training - Do it ahead of time ! As I was heading to a listing appointment in Sandpoint yesterday I noticed a group of Firemen grouped at a station.  Curious I turned around.  Cars had been stacked to represent a serious accident.  They were training for what hopefully they will never come to dea...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
Comments 21
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By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 74
Several agents have recently mentioned starting a team and asking my opinion on how to do it.  I thought I’d share my thoughts, and let me preface this post by saying there are many ways to create a team.  There are many reasons to create a team.  Every team leader has a different style and a di...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 58
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 18 to January 24 , 2015   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 co...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 72
Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not sure? After you publish a public blog post, go back to that post and at the top you will see something similar to the below information (with your own blog title and contact information): The piec...
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