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By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
Comments 201
How can you judge a Realtor by their shoes?  Are they pristine and flawless?  Or are they decades old and worn?  A shoe can tell you a lot about a person. My shoes are my resume.  Here is a tour of my 3-month-old shoes that have served me well but will need to be retired.  I loved these shoes but...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain Ambassador
(ActiveRain)
Comments 220
Some of you may have already noticed, with the recent release, when you 'like' a blog post or a comment, you now get a few extra points.  8 points every time you 'like' a blog post (up to 20 per day)4 points every time you 'like' a comment (up to 30 per day) After this went live, it dawned on us ...
By Nathan Froelich, Sharer of Ideas
(breakthroughBroker.com)
Comments 191
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 article...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 104
The two most important SEO factors today are quality content and it's value to others. If other people find it valuable, they will share, talk about and respond to that content. That's GREAT SEO. But, how do you create content that someone will want to talk about? That's the toughest job of all. ...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 138
"We just wrote an offer on a house!  I hope it get's accepted!!"  -  She writes. "Yes!  Good luck!  What house is it?"  -  Her friend writes. "1234 Main St in Fort Wayne!  OMG we LOVE this house!  It's got a pool, a basement with a finished bar, and a yard to die for!  I hope we get it!  Even if ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 141
  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 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 141
Don't Be Fooled Motley Fool, We've Always Been In It For The Money. Yes, I am in it for the money. A recent article in Motley Fool,  It's Official: Agents Are In it for the Money says the secret is out. Of course we are in it for the money and many other reasons too. Being in the real estate busi...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 121
Why I Believe NAR Has Culpability in Buyers Expecting Immediate Help One of the banes of my existence as a real estate agent is having to belong to NAR (National Association of REALTOR®.)  If you want to conduct business through an MLS, you have to join a local association, the state association ...
By Todd & Devona - Garrigus Real Estate, Southern California REALTORS®
(Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters)
Comments 96
The One Thing You're Not Doing Right on ActiveRain....   ActiveRain is a great community, and the platform can help you get calls and leads for your real estate business, but there is a feature available to you that you don't even know exists. I've seen only a small portion of the ActiveRain memb...
By Rachel Hernandez
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices, PINEHURST REALTY GROUP)
Comments 94
"Be agressive." be..be.. aggressive. That's some of the brilliant advice I've received as I've begun to navigate the world of Real Estate. But there's a problem; I'm not agressive. I'm not a salesperson. There is nothing wrong with being a salesperson, I quite envy the chap that can sell a screen...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 123
On July 28th, ActiveRain released a new feature that allows you to 'tag' another member in a comment. By doing such, that person is then notified, via email, that you are speaking about them when you left your comment. In order to tag another member in a comment, all you need to do is start by ty...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 98
Staging Your Offer   Yes, it can be done. And probably should, in particular if there are multiple offers and you want your offer, like a home, to show its best.   Perhaps the subtitle should be "Dressed for Success!"   Let’s face it – you want your offer to look great! You’ve made an effort to g...
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 147
Burnout and Real Estate, What to Do This post has been on my mind for awhile and after reading one of Lou Ludwig's inspirational posts, I think it is time to write about Burnout and Real Estate, What to Do. Burnout is described by Wikipedia as "a psychological term that refers to long-term exhaus...
By Fred Griffin, Real Estate Technology
(Get There Social Media, LLC)
Comments 261
      I pulled a gun on a man one night.  I fired a shot at the ceiling. I was prepared to fire a second shot, at the man.  More on that in a moment.    What about you?  Could you shoot and kill a person if your life was at stake?  The recent tragedy involving Beverly Carter has been a reality ch...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 136
I Got Asked to Take Down a Post Yesterday   This has only happened one other time, a little over 6 years ago, but yesterday I received an email asking me to remove a post.   The email was from a new home builder in the San Diego area.   They found a post I had written about a new home community i...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 111
Attracting New Clients - What’s your Style?    Most of my business comes from referrals, and that makes me happy. It confirms my desire to offer exemplary service and an all around enjoyable experience.  Obviously, if my clients and former clients feel I’m doing a good job, they won’t hesitate to...
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 116
On Becoming a Millionaire This is the day that I become a millionaire. I have been watching others achieve this big milestone and wondered if I would ever arrive. It seemed so distant 2 years ago when I really started being consistent in my blogging. There has been so much talk lately about the p...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 100
A very important part of your ActiveRain blog is your profile page. In a recent post, I discussed all sorts of  things to consider for your profile photo. Now let’s look at the Cover Photo. I’ll follow with another post soon digging into the particulars of setting up your cover photo. In this pos...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain Ambassador
(ActiveRain)
Comments 256
In what is, without a doubt, the most bittersweet moment in my professional career, I will be stepping down from my role at ActiveRain. It's bitter because this community has meant so so much to me. It's sweet because I look forward to what my life and career has in store! I'm not even sure I ca...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 82
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...
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