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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 21
It's not every day, but once in a while I am asked the question, “What is the real estate ‘absorption’ rate, Myrl?”   Although it doesn’t come up often, I hear the the query often enough that I have the explanation in my head to help you understand or absorb absorption rate.Sometimes the question...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 13
I recall joining Active Rain around 2007/2008-time frame. The platform was quite different than it is now. The founders had wonderful ideas for this platform, and they created and published their perspective i.e.: View of the World. They named this document the ‘Weltanschauung’. Very few people r...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
Comments 2
I drove to work this morning in the dark. It was raining softly and the streets were still empty.  I chose to keep the radio off and just relax and think. The  question "Why ?" popped in my head. Why do I do the things I do ?  Why do I choose to work in mortgages? In Real Estate? Do Magic? Teach ...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
Comments 41
January Blog Booster 2019 - Success Ahead When You Challenge Yourself   January Blog Booster 2019 - pushing your Blogging Limits.  UPDATES: 1.  Yes - any posts written for Margaret Rome's Challenge count for "double-dipping" in the Blog Booster no matter what date the post was written in January....

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
Some people don’t like to be surprised. That’s a tough spot they put themselves in, because odds are good that surprises are gonna happen whether we like them or not. Being attached to preconceived outcomes is tantamount to setting yourself up for disappointment and maybe even FAILURE! You might ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
I don't fly south for the winter. I try and spend my time in and around Sheila's house because there is food and ample areas to hide. Many of us spend the evenings under her deck. She has grates but we can fly through or hop our way in. When the sun is out we generally look for dinner. Some days ...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(The Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 0
The Florida Real Estate Market is Hot. This is the Real Estate Class you want.Anyone, Anywhere can get their Florida Real Estate License with The Climer School of Real Estate's Live Streaming Real Estate Class,Interactive with a Live Instructor!The Best Real Estate Class in Florida is now availab...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 2
 The thing that makes Key West different from every place else in America is that it is not like everyplace else - not the people, not the climate, not the rat race, and certainly not the houses. Some current local business people may want to change that.  We know who they are; where they live; a...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 19
“We read to know that we are not alone” is a line from Shadowlands, a play by British writer William Nicholson, which was also made into a film. We would add that “we write to know that we are not alone.” Why read a blog post you like, if you are not going to comment? When you comment, you leave ...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 13
I always enjoy walking through Zilker Park. Right by Barton Springs there is a statue called Philosopher’s Rock that I just love!  What a wonderful local attraction. The first time I noticed it, I was taken with the laid back way these three men were deep in conversation and knew I had to learn m...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 2
When marketing whether Internet, blogging, social media, print or my live radio show, I believe in transparency.  When questioned about one of my properties whether, through email, a sign call, a text or a call into ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE on Sundays, the questions are answered completely. Same in ...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 44
Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always op...

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
Comments 0
TO ABSTAIN FROM VENGEANCE WILL LEAVE THE HEART UNAFFECTEDROMANS 12:9 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.MAC LAREN'S EXPOSITIONS To abstain from vengeance will leave the heart unaffected BENGEL...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Comments 2
15876 Peacock Hill RD SE Olalla, WA 98359 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom stunner! Situated on over an acre, this house boasts a one year old roof and a brand new furnace. Enjoy the beautiful updates and low energy bills. Updated kitchen with white shaker cabinets, soft close drawers and quartz countertop...

By Ashish Singla, A professional guy with advanced tech skills.
Comments 1
Buying a home is the most rewarding investment that you can have. Although it's a tedious process, owning a house is far better and a lot cheaper than renting one.In St. Louis, real properties are more affordable as compared to other counties. However, no matter how cheap it is, you still need to...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 5
Charlotte Meet-Up - MONDAY, JAN 21, 2019Hey all you Carolina girls & guys! We're going to be welcoming a very special ActiveRain member to Charlotte this coming Monday and would love for you to join us. Eileen Burns will be in town for a wedding and to visit friends here and would love to meet yo...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 13
With the exception of the Utah real estate student questions, I think the Q&A section's most popular question is "How do I edit my blog signature?".You've changed brokerages.  An email or website has changed.  You just want to freshen it up a bit.  You need to add your state's compliance requirem...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 124
JANUARY CHALLENGE - Give Kudos to Start the New Year Off on a Positive Note How can we make the Real Estate business better?How can we highlight and show appreciation for the best of the best?  It so easy to say something negative or point out flaws about MLS remarks, bad photos, inaccurate infor...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 8
If you do not understand the meaning of absorption rate, Myrl gives a simple explanation. This is an important factor to understand. It's not every day, but once in a while I am asked the question, “What is the real estate ‘absorption’ rate, Myrl?”   Although it doesn’t come up often, I hear the ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 27
Home buyers and sellers have questions. "How's the market?" being one of the most often asked.And if you've got the answers to that question, you've got a chance to be their go to agent.And I'm not kidding when I say answers!  Sure you could say "Great!" or "@#$@!!".  But neither of those answers...