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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 83
When I was a teenager, I would clip pictures of my favorite teen idol, clothing, sayings and other graphics out of magazines.  They would then be taped to my closet doors so I could look at them any time I wanted.  When my friends came over, they would be able to ooh and aah over them, too.  Too...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 74
The Importance of the Sound Check During my days in broadcasting, the station engineers were neurotic about our microphones. They consistently checked the on-air talent’s mic settings and fussed over the sound. It’s that important. Naturally, I learned many terms during that time and one is  call...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 40
Start 'Em Young Moms! Buyer's Agency in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area! When your parents bought their first Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home, they hired a buyer's agent. When you bought your first Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home, you hired a buyer's agent. And, now, many years later you...
By Tom Gilliam, Tom Gilliam
(Re/Max Classic)
Comments 26
To Pay or Not to Pay : Among the first things people ask when shopping for a mortgage loan is: What’s the interest rate? The answer is often a percentage rate with points—for example, 4.5% plus 2 points. Here’s what those points are all about. A loan discount point is equal to 1% of the loan amou...
By Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People
(Tierra Antigua Realty - Downtown)
Comments 39
Yesterday, I co-hosted a class on Downtown Growth Trends (poolside at a condo complex I have the exclusive on).  Tucson's Downtown is undergoing a huge surge of interest due to the new streetcar connecting it with the University of Arizona - between public & private investment, upwards of...
By Jordana Tobel
Comments 55
As territory manager for Carrington Real Estate South Florida, we have sales meetings via conference call every Wednesday for 30 minutes. Every week, I keep track of things that I feel are important to discuss on an upcoming call such as: commission issues that come up, compliance reminders, prob...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 58
Home Sellers in Palm County-Here Are 6 Things You Can Do Now Before the Start of the Season!  For those of us who live in Palm Beach County, our season is just around the corner.  That means that our SnowBirds will be returning, and the activity level for everything picks up. If you plan on putti...
By Tara Winfield
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Comments 84
Well, an upcoming TV appearance seems reason enough to revive the blog, right?    In case you haven’t heard; I’m going to be on HGTV’s House Hunters!  (Did you know that’s the #1 ranked show on HGTV?!?!) In mid-July, my buyer-clients filled out a general casting application on HGTV’s website.  Th...
By Trulia Pro Blog, Real Estate Advice From Real Estate Professionals
Comments 36
Summer is generally the busiest time of year for real estate professionals. Overall, the weather is good. Prospective buyers want to be out and about looking at properties. The flowers are in bloom. The grass smells good. Agents generally find that it’s a pretty good time of year to sell property...
By Nathan Froelich, Sharer of Ideas
(breakthroughBroker.com)
Comments 175
If you're a celebrity real estate agent this article is NOT for you. If you have a team of agents and you sell hundreds of homes a year this article is NOT for you. If you have a big social media marketing budget and 20 hours per week to dedicate or delegate to Social Media marketing this art...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 33
  I was lucky. When I got into real estate in Las Vegas in 2007, I already had run a successful business.  I came into the industry with experience in business, employees, marketing, sales, numbers etc.   I was able to sort of ‘plug and play’ my knowledge and experience into the new industry. Ins...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 35
  There will be some benefits for buyers using FICO credit score model 9, but in many cases it won't make much difference. On first glance the benefits look attractive (1) " The new FICO Score 9 will no longer count medical debts as it did in previous iterations". (2)"  the new...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 121
  I have experienced the dirty side of the world of real estate!   I can recall numerous situations that we as agents, inspectors, appraisers, surveyors and others find ourselves in on a daily basis.  This can be a dirty business for sure!   Some of my dirty little secrets in this business that ...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 79
“10 Years After Being Fired”   Life is often strange with many twists and turns. 10 Years ago a Realtor notified me by email that even though I had done a preapproval for a client, that the client was going somewhere else for the mortgage.   I told her that is fine, but will need to follow up wit...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 60
Listing Agents, Use the KISS Principle You have a great listing and want lots of showings. So why make it hard on the other agents to show. Listing Agents, Use the KISS Principle. Make the access easy and the instructions simple. Do whatever you can to make agents want to show your listings not d...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 41
Procrastination is something I must admit I have struggled with in my life. This complex psychological behavior affects almost everyone I know to one degree or another, and it seems a most difficult habit to break. Indeed, most of us even tend to procrastinate about getting rid of our practice o...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 54
When Listing a Home is not the Best Choice     Love when the call comes from a homeowner that would like to talk with you about listing their home!  Wonderful!   Prepare all the data, put together a great listing presentation and even preview the actives in the area so you have a solid snapshot o...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 75
It used to be that real estate agents, and sales people in general were judged on how successful they were based on the car they drove. First Impressions Although I never bought into this notion, I knew a lot of sales people and real estate agents who did...and still do.   I was sometimes asked w...
By Erin Bates, Your Colorado Home Source
(Aspen Lane Real Estate)
Comments 21
Are you thinking of buying a home … consulting your “Home Buying Horoscope” can be a fun part of the process and give you a little insight as to how best to proceed!   Let’s explore the sign of the Sagittarius, born between November 22nd and December 21st. Now, this one is my favorite because I a...
By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114)
Comments 83
Comments are the key to community-building on Activerain. Or should I say they "can be" the key. It's not automatic, but it is simple.    Someone comments on one of your blog posts. You comment on one of theirs. They comment on one of yours. You comment on one of theirs. Etc., Etc.,...
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