That Post You Read This Morning May Pay Off This Evening!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

bRain PowerThat Post You Read This Morning May Pay Off This Evening!!

We read quite a few posts on Active Rain daily.  The breadth and diversity of the available posts is amazing.  No matter what category you want to hit, it's there!

Marketing ideas?  Check!
A good laugh?  Check!
Finance info?  Check!
Home inspections?  Check!

Again, it's ALL there and then some!  Class is always in session!

Recently, we've had a couple of cases where something we read and absorbed came into play almost immediately!

If you follow Debbie Gartner, you know she's Active Rain's resident flooring guru!  You want to know anything about wood floors, she's probably already done a post on it!  Last Saturday, she posted on distressed and handscraped hardwood flooring.  Very informative, but that type of flooring is NOT common around here.  But what do we encounter the next afternoon during a prelist appointment?  Distressed hardwood!  So do you think we got any "bonus points" with the sellers for being knowledgeable about the topic?  Sure beats going "That's purty wood you got there!!".

And the week before that Leslie Ebersole had posted a great comparison of short sale vs. foreclosure impacts.  What comes up that night during a client meeting?  Credit impacts of performing a short sale!  Again, great to be able to speak from a position of knowledge!

So keep reading and absorbing because that tidbit from this morning's posts, it just might help you serve your clients better today!

Keep on reading & learning!
Liz and Bill aka Bliz

P.S.  And as long as you're reading, might as well leave some comments!

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Rainmaker
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Cynthia Larsen
Safe Haven Realty - Cotati, CA
Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA

Yep, I am just one big sponge here on Active Rain. I especially love looking at the crazy photos the inspectors post here.

Jan 16, 2011 02:17 PM #61
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RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Ssssssynthia, Isn't amazing what people do to their homes...which reminds me, guess I'll have to remove that duct tape before we go to sell in a few years :)

Jan 16, 2011 02:24 PM #62
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Christine DeLay
Bransom Real Estate, Azle, Tarrant County, TX - Azle, TX

Bliz, I totally agree with your post. I am pretty new on AR and first did not think I would go to it several times a day, as I am not really a person for social websites (I am not posting a lot on fb as I am still a believer that no one would be really interested that I am in a good/grumpy mood today etc). However I found out that AR is totally different to for example fb. On AR you really can learn something new every day. There are so many great and informative posts every day and you can learn something new every day. I am becoming a AR adict.

Jan 16, 2011 03:48 PM #63
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Alan Wells
RE/MAX of Lebanon County - Lebanon, PA
Residential and Commercial Sales

I was once told by a mentor that if you learn just one new thing a day you will have learned 365 things by the end of the year. This is indeed a great place to do that!

Jan 16, 2011 04:06 PM #64
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Christine, We also haven't done much with FB.  We're here, we learn more here and this will be our primary focus.  And if you can tell you're becoming an AR addict...it's too late :)

Alan, Piece of cake to learn 365 new things in a year here!

Jan 16, 2011 04:45 PM #65
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
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Charita's re-blog sent me over.  And she disables comments, so I can't tell her I love her preface to your post!

And, absolutely.  I'll read something here, then it'll come up, and I've obtained the knowledge from some other knowledgable person to deal with it, handle it, not be surprised by it . . . great take on it!

Jan 16, 2011 08:02 PM #66
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Debbe Perry
Real Living Carolina Property - Morganton, NC
828.439.3084 Morganton/Lake James NC

Quoted yesterday's post on "arm's length transactions" just this morning at breakfast with clients!

Jan 16, 2011 08:13 PM #67
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Carla, It's wonderful, and sometimes the timing is just amazing between when I read it and it comes up!

Debbe, Read BB's post on that, scary what some people will do!

Jan 16, 2011 08:30 PM #68
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Karen Steed
There is always so much great info in Active Rain posts, that I agree it is a form of continuing ed. There is always so much to learn from the experiences of others in the industry.
Jan 16, 2011 08:35 PM #69
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Karen, So many stories shared, so much knowledge, just amazing how much you can gain here!

Jan 16, 2011 09:16 PM #70
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Mike Henderson
Your complete source for buying HUD homes - Littleton, CO
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Great blog.  I also use AR if I know I'm going to come into one of those situations be researching it beforehand.

Jan 16, 2011 09:59 PM #71
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Mike, No matter what the topic, seems to be here somewhere!

Jan 16, 2011 10:06 PM #72
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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You are so right. I'm not an agent any more, but the things I learn here help me to do a better job of copywriting for my real estate agent clients.

Some days I'm too busy to be here long, so I make up for it after the work is done in the evening.

Jan 16, 2011 10:06 PM #73
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Dennis & Terri Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA

And if you havn't seen the topic covered you can always craft you own post.

Jan 17, 2011 01:45 AM #74
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Marte, The  "real work" has to take priority, even though AR is calling us :)

Dennis & Terri, A post with a question usually gets some answers.  It's a little tougher initially to grab attention, but the longer you're with it and the bigger your subscriber base the more readily you can get responses.

Jan 17, 2011 06:26 AM #75
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Rhonda Abbott
Howard Hanna - Wadsworth, OH
Wadsworth & Greater Akron, OH

I completely agree that this website is a wealth of knowledge, and have used what I've learned here with my own clients in my very short career (so far!).  It is definitely uncanny how often something I read one day comes up in a real estate conversation shortly thereafter! 

Jan 17, 2011 09:20 AM #76
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Washington, DC
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Bill and Liz with 77 comments,I am very surprised this blog is not Featured yet. Just hit the Suggest button. This is one of the great reasons why I love Active Rain. I am subscribing to your blog as well as Debbie and Lesile's blog. Great post.

Jan 17, 2011 11:10 PM #77
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Rhonda, Strange how it works isn't it?  Read in the morning, apply that day or the next!  Of course, the more we read the better the odds :)

Lanre, We get some like that occassionally, just doesn't mesh with the theme for the day or two, it's all good, no complaints here :)  Any time we can pick up a new subscriber and help someone else pick up one...it's an excellent day :)  And Debbie and Leslie are certainly worth the subscriptions!

Jan 18, 2011 06:03 AM #78
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Samantha Davault
DFW Urban Realty - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
In this age of working from a virtual office it definitely helps when others share about situations they face since many of us aren't in an office setting where we hear the latest weird thing or issue that comes up.
Jan 18, 2011 03:54 PM #79
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Samantha, Similar for us.  We only go to the office to pick up the mail and a rare in person meeting.  This is where we pick up the bulk of the new and different!

Jan 18, 2011 03:59 PM #80
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