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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 94
My Realtor Wants Me to Lower My Price - Should I?       Has your Realtor told you that you need to lower your listing price?  Do you wonder if you really need to lower it, or does your Realtor just want to sell your house quickly, get their commission and move on to the next sale?   What should y...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 64
  Lack of Insurance Trend   When hiring a local company to do work on your home, be sure to verify that the company has proper insurance coverage to handle any problems that may occur during the repairs and improvements done by the contractors. Many will assume that if the contractor is licensed ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 37
Saturday Subscriber Finds 88  It's Newbie Week in the Rain and many new faces are being seen and new people are joining in on the fun. Could it have to do with New Year's Resolutions or the word getting out that ActiveRain in the best Real estate blogging community on the web? I think it may be s...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 37
There Are Two Kinds of People  “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” Indira Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister     As I see it. . . . . . . . T...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 55
Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 71
Well, I finally sucked it up and bought a new car. I hate car shopping. I don't like to test drive. I don't like to compare dealers and cars. I don't like dealing with salesmen. During this event, I let the salesman know that I was going to trust him, and I peppered that with numerous horror stor...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 51
Recently, I received an inquiry from a fellow Active Rain Member asking, "How do I Add the Search For Homes in my Post?" I like to add a photo with a live "IDX Link" from my website to make it easier to drive potential customers to my website. Many of my Market Reports will have this Search for H...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 54
The ActiveRain OC Meet Up in Newport Beach What a great time!!! Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor and I hosted this fantastic event at the Yard House in Fashion Island in Newport Beach. I have attended other ActiveRain meet ups and this was my first time to co-host with Karen. Karen and I work at the...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 46
  We can learn a lot from animals. Please watch the video and see how the horse and his trainer manage to overcome his fear. Blogging is a lot like testing the waters. Notice that when the trainer goes in and splashes around, the horse is curious and when trust is built, the horse has no problem...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 72
Beware of Dropbox Phishing Attempt   As Realtors we are definitely used to receive our share of dubious email scams promising us the moon and the stars in exchange for some small "favor" on our part.  These are easy to recognize and usually dismissed and deleted quickly.  It seems though that the...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 56
Back in November, we made some significant updates to the Question & Answer site on ActiveRain.  The results have been impressive, we are seeing hundreds of answers every day and the traffic to that area has increased by 12X. But, we still feel like something is missing. Great conversations are s...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 58
What Do You Tell a New Blogger?   Recently I’ve been in conversations with several  new bloggers. They’re interested and want to get started with their blogging, or had already done a little, but are uneasy about the path to take and what to do.   Just Do It If you angst about it too much and wor...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 145
Deflated Balls, Big Egos and Real Estate   This week, everywhere I turn, the talk seems to be about balls. The handling of them.  The pressure, oh yeah, the pressure.   The size.  The weight.  The feel.  The grabbing and the handling of them.   Even the altering of balls(really, who would do that...
By Cindy Davis
(SD Home Source Realty)
Comments 38
Your Relationship with Your Realtor– You’ve probably never given much thought to your relationship with your Realtor. But I spend my days with buyers and sellers…or at least those thinking about doing a transaction! With over 11 years of real estate behind me, I still marvel at all the different ...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 40
Play to your audience:  know who they are, understand why they are where they are and what they need to do. Inspire trust with truth. Gain confidence with professionalism. Tell them what they need to know and why. Help them achieve their goals. When writing marketing or informational material for...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 41
We work with a lot of different agents that have many different and unique situations with their website, domain, hosting and more. There are so many details to building and keeping your online presence that everyone has a different set up it seems.   Something that we are running into more and m...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 78
Just Because You Get Quick or Multiple Offers... Every day in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market brings something different.  As usual, I am working with a combination of buyer and seller clients.   One of my sellers is ready to wave a white flag.  He's in a multiple offer situation becau...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 47
Drastic times require some hard core writing in today's blog. When a new Bank Owned listing hits the market, it is a given my marketing will attract a HUGE response filled with showings and multiple first day offers. Buyers and their Buyer Agents will jockey for the best offer. Some will opt to p...
By AZ SEO Expert: Phoenix SEO Consultant
Comments 33
As marketers (and consumers), we know that testimonials are one of the most effective ways to turn prospective clients into actual buyers. Yet, as valuable as this marketing tool is, most websites do it ineffectively and some actually harm their own rankings with on-site testimonials. Mistake #1:...
By Holly Weatherwax, Moving Your Dreams Forward...
(Momentum Realty)
Comments 21
  This week I got an email from a customer who said that over the weekend they had purchased a new construction home. We had plans to meet and review my services, but before we got a chance, they bought a new home and gave up their right to Buyer Representation.   This brought up a point that I t...
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