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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 11
How to Dominate for a Community with Real Estate BloggingZillow, Trulia, Realtor OH MY! How can the podunk little real estate agent compete on the search engines? They dominate all the major broad keywords and unless you've had a domain for 20+ years, have 18,000 high quality back links or a kill...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JerryNewmanSanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 8
It always astonishes me whenever I see a buyer searching for properties on my website, and they have clearly admitted that they already have a relationship with another agent/broker. That’s the first question that comes across my mind. Shouldn’t you be searching for homes on your own agent’s webs...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Florida Luxury Realty)
Comments 17
Tips To Help Your PhotographerAlright, Alright, Alright! You have decided to sell your home. You have chosen an experienced agent such as myself, who has been selling in your area for years, and who uses the latest technological tools to get your home sold. The papers are signed: what’s next?Phot...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 29
When nature calls, do you use the bathroom in homes you are selling or showing? Often it is a courtesy where you do not use the bathrooms in homes. I have some sellers who will post signs. For most sellers though, they do not give it a thought that anyone might want or need to use their bathroom....
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 34
Don't Make Your Clients Feel Stupid I recently read a terrific post by Elizabeth Weintraub, “Never Say I Told You So About Choosing the Wrong Lender.” It’s well worth a read and raises a significant issue – how saying “I told you so” could certainly set the wrong tone with your client. That could...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 25
Sellers Flipping Buyers The Bird Doesn't Lead To A SaleI get it.  You didn't like the offer.  Your house is something special and worth EVERY penny you're asking and probably a whole lot more, right?And yet.....you're still on the market for months and months.  You haven't achieved your goal, sel...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 52
What an interesting subject matter this is. It crosses over into ethics, honesty, fiduciary, fair and honest, financial dealings and just plain out making a living. However, there has to be a right way to proceed that supersedes all opinions. I am going to tell you what that is and you are going ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 28
In a fierce sellers market there's only a few ways to guarantee you'll get the home you want... 1. Know the seller and blackmail him into selling you the house over anyone else.2. Get into a bidding war and hope and pray that you get the house.3. Bid so high that the seller has no choice but to s...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 33
A unique offer came in, We will offer more than asking price, but if no other offers come in, the seller must sell to us at asking price. My first response was "WHAT?" You see asking price $199,900, the offer is $210,000 however if there are no other offers at or above asking they only want to pa...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 52
Lesson Learned from a Lead on my WebsiteWhen I learn a lesson that I think can help others I want to share it. After many years in real estate I am still learning new techniques, tricks and better practices. This weekend I learned from a potential buyer that I have been dropping the ball on my we...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 44
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-May 17 to May 23, 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 could be a po...
By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
Comments 22
We recently updated our online website and made it mobile freindy.  The Millennials are the main ones using their smart phones and tablets to access the web.  Rowlett Real Estate School's online mobile website is up and running and ready. Who are the Millennials?Millennials are persons that are 1...
By Mike Ouellette
Comments 20
For the past 9 years I've been playing professional hockey around the world. So how does a Canadian kid crazy about hockey end up in Hawaii of all places? Well, there's the the obvious answers of beaches, weather, surfing, palm trees, and adventure... but the driving force above and beyond all th...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 23
I find it interesting how our society wants to place a label and tag on all of us. From ethnicity to age all of us fall into "some" category!Why is that?Can we not just be individuals do we all have to carry a label?I don't market to millenials and never will. I don't market to elderly and never ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 30
50 Shades of CRAY! I know that this is not an original title but it fits so perfectly that I had to steal it from the show The Bachelorette! In the past few days I have been involved with a really unorthodox real estate transaction. What began as a typical offer began to unravel and show its true...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 46
Follow Through Is So Important in Developing TrustWhen you first begin a relationship and the person says, "I'll call you tomorrow" and they do, and then they follow through a second time by doing what they say they're going to do, it has a tendency to create a bond of trust fairly quickly. Maybe...
By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier)
Comments 25
   There are two relatively new practices which I admit that I don't fully understand.Real estate yard signs have been cropping up with riders that say "Coming Soon." I'm not sure what stage of the listing process those Coming Soon houses are in, but no one can find them in the MLS. So I suppose ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 67
What were your expectations when you decided to play "in the Rain"?    Did you become a member to increase your business?Learn from other professionals?Get referrals?Meet new friends and form relationships with them?Entertain yourself and have a good time? ******************** None of the above.A...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 36
So, when is a drain leak not a drain leak?  Well, when it's a wall leak.I was called to investigate a drain leak.  In addition to other things.  But this one was a biggie to this homeowner.The floor outside the master bathroom shower, a bamboo floor, was staining, bulging a bit, and decidedly wet...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 35
Is there a disturbing trend among new construction agents, or is it just me?My two latest encounters with new home sales agents have been strange.  Both were licensed by the builder's brokerage (as in ABC Homes listed by ABC Homes Realty) and both "suggested" that my buyer offer a purchase price ...
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