Agents of Change

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Agents of Change

Think about what happens when you conduct a successful short sale: the homeowner is spared the emotional and economic trauma that comes with foreclosure and eviction; the lender saves tens of thousands of dollars in legal and processing fees; a home buyer gets a property below market value; and you make a commission. Who loses in that transaction?

There will be over 1 million REOs on the market by the end of this year. Until this inventory is exhausted, home prices and new home sales will continue to languish. Bank-owned homes can quickly ruin a neighborhood-nothing drives property values down more rapidly than vacant homes, and nothing is more of a safety hazard than an empty, boarded-up property. The faster you can help a first-time home buyer take possession of an REO, the faster the neighborhood has a chance to stabilize and recover. Foreclosure sales, in today's troubled market, present a rare opportunity to do well for yourself while doing good for others.

The current problem isn't a battle between Main Street and Wall Street; it's a systemic problem that threatens both. Like it or not, your role in this drama has shifted from "real estate agent" to "agent of change." And you are uniquely positioned to help affect the recovery for which the powers-that-be have provided massive financing. Start flapping, and let's see what happens.

bt Rick Sharga, senior vice president at RealtyTrac.

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Greg Steffens
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Hey John - Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here - it is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you're off to a great start...keep it up!

November 08, 2008 12:55 PM
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David Matney
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Hi John, welcome to Activerain.

November 08, 2008 02:47 PM
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Kevin Sandridge's Facebook profileHey John, Welcome to the Rain!

Kevin Sandridge, here.  I joined the Active Rain community not too long ago myself and wanted to drop a line to share some of the good vibes and welcome wishes I have received already.

I'm very excited about this community - basically because folks seem so willing to help out, provide industry insight, and share their good news and experiences!

A few things: 

One:  Be sure to include a good amount of information on your profile page.  Check out the profiles on other Realtor's sites here on Active Rain who are listed as "Featured" or "Tops" in their area (look for high point totals).  You'll find that this will seriously boost your presence on ActiveRain - via the added points. 

Two: I urge you to keep blogging on this site!  You will be AMAZED at the awesome feedback you receive very soon after they hit the network!  I use Google Reader to subscribe to blogs that provide me with ideas about what I'd like to comment on - both industry wise and just for fun!  Check it out I am more than willing to step you through the site and to help you get a few more blog posts generated if you wish - as a way of adding some value and paying forward some good networking vibes!  :)

Three: Be sure to add in a good number of posts about what you think and consider pertinent regarding your area of expertise!  You'll notice that many if not all of the Featured posting bloggers here on AR do this.

Lastly, I do quite a lot of work via social networks, email campaigns, and relationship building.  If I can ever be of any assistance, don't hesitate to ask.


Looking forward to what you'll share with us all here on Active Rain!  :)

Blessings,

Kevin Sandridge

Winter Haven, FL


November 08, 2008 06:45 PM
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John....Welcome to ActiveRain.  This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge.  I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.  Congrats on your first post.

November 08, 2008 07:08 PM
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Yvette & Dennis Gardner
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Welcome to the Active Rain community. This is a great site with lots of information.  Have fun with it and hope to see more of your blogs soon!  We have a team of four outstanding full time agents to assist your buyers and sellers in Spartanburg/Greenville, SC.  Again, welcome to AR!!

November 09, 2008 06:08 AM
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Marcy Fedalei
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Great start on ActiveRain! Welcome and thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas.

November 09, 2008 06:31 AM
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Nance Burdette
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Welcome and congrats on signing as a member of ActiveRain. Being a new member myself for only a couple months, I truly see the awesome advantage that blogging can be, (and it's fun). I am pleased to see the quantity of abundant professionals sharing their knowledge and ideas. Everyone has been so very kind. And so much to read!!! I hope to continue "reading" your blogs in the future.   Best of Luck,  Nance

November 09, 2008 07:35 PM
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Hello and welcome to Active Rain! I encourage you to learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences with all of us, enjoy yourself, and try to log in and join us in the Active Rain community as frequently as possible. I look forward to your future blogs and comments! Take care, --Kirk.

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