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By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 30
Isn't it impressive when you see another agent's profile with a long string of initials behind his or her name?  It might be GRI, or ABR, or SFR, CDPE, CHS, CFS, TRC or a host of other alphabet soup characters.  Being one with multiple Master's degrees, I am a big fan of education.  Not only shou...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 37
     Is Google about to pull the plug on Google Plus?  Google quietly stopped forcing people to connect their Gmail account to a Google+ Profile just a few days ago.  Many believe that Google is about to terminate Google Plus.      Google denies that they plan to terminate the Google Plus social ...
By Tom White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN--South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 870-8169 or
Comments 20
Quid Pro Quo..or Is This A Fair Trade? Rick Snow asked us this month to consider what we trade in order to obtain information from buyers or sellers. In any exchange there is an understanding that both parties will receive something. In fact, that's literally what quid pro quo means, "something f...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 34
Perhaps you've seen my tutorial video on customizing Google Maps. I recorded that back in 2011. Over the past year, Google Maps received a pretty big makeover in how it looks. Just in the past week, one of the last pieces was upgraded. This is the piece where you can create "My Maps". A custom ma...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 10
Your Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent Wishes Everyone a Happy 1st Day of Fall!                                       About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Car...
By Mike Mueller
(Tech and Social Media Consultant)
Comments 12
The premise is pretty simple. I ask a successful blogger 5ive questions. They answer. Not the normal questions you might think but deep thought provoking questions. I hope this will show how diverse we all are and how there is no single right answer to success. Name: Matt StiglianoWebsite: http:...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 45
Your help has provided a new ActiveRain Milestone for me   This week marked a new ActiveRain Milestone that I reached after years of your help and your constant support. I now have over 2 million points and am ranked at number five in the points totals.  Even though I have a feeling of personal a...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 22
Starting a new career as a real estate agent can be intimidating to say the least. Gone are the days of that “guaranteed” paycheck that most people depend on to survive. This is one of the main reasons that many people decide to “test the waters” before devoting themselves full time as a new age...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
Comments 24
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  You Like Leads Don't You? Yesterday morning the first thing we find is a "Request Showing" contact from our Wordpress site.  This wasn't someone we've knowingly nurtured for months with phone conversations, emails, listings, links to blog posts, etc., but a "hot" lead that we'...
By Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
Comments 89
You've Been Diagnosed with HGTV Syndrome - Richmond VA Real Estate HGTV is a fun escape for many of us and a glimpse into the world of all things real estate and DIY. Even though I can work up to 80 hours a week as a Richmond VA Realtor, I still can't help myself and indulge in an episode of Hous...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 13
You want to know how much your home is worth and you want to simply click a button to get the information. No salesperson, no laundry list of things about your house to submit, you simply want to know what it is worth. Right? After all, the automobile industry has these tools. Put in the year, ma...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
Comments 77
(On September 11th, my girlfriend Erin and I left for Cabo for a week long vacation. Little did we know that a few short days later, we would be in the middle of the worst Hurricane to ever hit the shores of Cabo. What follows is my girlfriend's retelling of the events of those four days in Cabo ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 40
Go Back In Time With Me - Your First Blog Post   I've been enjoying reading some of our members first posts. I think it's great to have the option from my home page to find some of these very first offerings and encourage these members as they begin their Active Rain careers. In reading these pos...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900
Comments 25
Lets give the optimists in this world a big round of applause!   Have you noticed that there is something really wonderful about optimists. They're fun to be around, aren't they? No matter how bad their situation, optimists can always find something to enjoy - usually simple things like the tast...
By Gene Mundt, Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience
( - 708.921.6331)
Comments 15
  Getting Married and Buying a Home = The Perfect Marriage        I've always enjoyed working with my First-Time Home Buyers.  Their enthusiasm is infectious ...         And I suppose I see a bit of myself buying my first home. Remembering that I probably felt much the same as they do now.  What ...
By Chad Hyams
(Ember Seminars and Keller Williams Southeast Region)
Comments 39
Let's be honest up front and say that some of these features are actually because of iOS 8. Of course many people are using iOS 8 only because they just got a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Let's have a look at 6 of the best things that I have seen already on the iPhone 6 that you will want to take a lo...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 50
Recently I was with other agents at our State Convention and was enjoying great conversations and meeting new people.  Several of us began discussing our success with blogging and one agent piped in with, "You must not be busy since you do all of that blogging!"   Those of us who are Active Rain...
By Doug Rogers, Your Pineville Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties Realty)
Comments 36
When It's Time To Let Go- Firing A Client Gracefully The excitement of working with a new client begins to fade as the showings mount up. Perhaps they write low-ball offers, or refuse to keep the listing show ready. At some point it is time to pull the plug. Questions To Consider Before Firing A ...
By Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
Comments 51
SUMMARY: Tips to communicate online with lots of short attention spans   I'm going to follow my own advice, and keep this short! Think about what you write online. Think about the photos you show, and the videos you post.  A good rule of thumb, I find, is to assume that people will pay attention ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 24
It's late in the day, and I'm going to just cut to the chase!  So here is the list: Gary San Soucie: Getting Your Family Involved in Real Estate There are some great family groups in the DC area, and Gary shares how his works. Great first post. Jeff Dowler:  Decision Points in the Listing Contrac...