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MeSamong / Shutterstock.com 3 body language poses that are bad for business

3 body language poses that are bad for business

As you no doubt already know, the way that we present ourselves to others is much more than just words. We are constantly being observed whether we realize it or not, and the way that we stand or sit can say a lot about our confidence level ......
By ActiveRain | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
MeSamong / Shutterstock.com 3 body language poses that are bad for business

3 body language poses that are bad for business

As you no doubt already know, the way that we present ourselves to others is much more than just words. We are constantly being observed whether we realize it or not, and the way that we stand or sit can say a lot about our confidence level ......
By ActiveRain | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Buyer's letter image via Shutterstock. Why buyer letters are risky business

Why buyer letters are risky business

As an exclusive buyer agent, homebuyers ask me all the time about buyer letters. You know the letters I mean: the ones where the buyers write about how much they love the house and why they or their family or their kids will love living there and why...
By ActiveRain | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Buyer's letter image via Shutterstock. Why buyer letters are risky business

Why buyer letters are risky business

As an exclusive buyer agent, homebuyers ask me all the time about buyer letters. You know the letters I mean: the ones where the buyers write about how much they love the house and why they or their family or their kids will love living there and why...
By ActiveRain | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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17 tips to succeed in real estate sales

Here are 17 real estate success tips from broker-owners Richard and Beth Witt in Long Island, New York, that cover everything from sales to marketing to life planning for real estate agents. ......
By ActiveRain | Friday, October 17, 2014
Success image via Shutterstock. 17 tips to succeed in real estate sales

17 tips to succeed in real estate sales

Here are 17 real estate success tips from broker-owners Richard and Beth Witt in Long Island, New York, that cover everything from sales to marketing to life planning for real estate agents. ......
By ActiveRain | Friday, October 17, 2014
Confidential image via Shutterstock. Don't make these email faux pas with your real estate clients

Don't make these email faux pas with your real estate clients

Emails are, in most transactions, essential and a significant part of the communications among the various parties involved in real estate transactions. While we have each likely had at least one seller or buyer who does not use email, I suspect thos...
By ActiveRain | Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Confidential image via Shutterstock. Don't make these email faux pas with your real estate clients

Don't make these email faux pas with your real estate clients

Emails are, in most transactions, essential and a significant part of the communications among the various parties involved in real estate transactions. While we have each likely had at least one seller or buyer who does not use email, I suspect thos...
By ActiveRain | Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Checking email image via Shutterstock. Best practices for achieving Inbox 50

Best practices for achieving Inbox 50

I know someone with an inbox that has over 5,000 messages in it and 1,500 unread emails. Most of it is spam. Ironically, they tend to respond fairly quickly to messages but often lose track of topics over time. ......
By ActiveRain | Monday, October 13, 2014
Checking email image via Shutterstock. Best practices for achieving Inbox 50

Best practices for achieving Inbox 50

I know someone with an inbox that has over 5,000 messages in it and 1,500 unread emails. Most of it is spam. Ironically, they tend to respond fairly quickly to messages but often lose track of topics over time. ......
By ActiveRain | Monday, October 13, 2014
Better blogging image via Shutterstock. 10 tips for writing longer, more search-friendly blog posts

10 tips for writing longer, more search-friendly blog posts

Great blog posts can give a real boost to your search engine rankings and real-life response. If only it were easier to sit down and crank out a long, interesting, entertaining post, right ......
By ActiveRain | Thursday, October 9, 2014
Better blogging image via Shutterstock. 10 tips for writing longer, more search-friendly blog posts

10 tips for writing longer, more search-friendly blog posts

Great blog posts can give a real boost to your search engine rankings and real-life response. If only it were easier to sit down and crank out a long, interesting, entertaining post, right ......
By ActiveRain | Thursday, October 9, 2014
Millennial homebuyer image via Shutterstock. 5 tips for capturing clients who research you online

5 tips for capturing clients who research you online

The way today’s buyers conduct their search for a home has completely changed. No longer are they spending their days driving from neighborhood to neighborhood searching for open house and for-sale signs; instead they are spending the majority of t...
By ActiveRain | Friday, October 3, 2014
Untitled design (36) Do you have - gasp! - HGTV Syndrome?

Do you have - gasp! - HGTV Syndrome?

HGTV is a fun escape for many of us and a glimpse into the world of all things real estate and do-it-yourself. Even though I can work up to 80 hours a week as a Richmond, Virginia, Realtor, I still indulge in an episode of "House Hunters," "Property ...
By ActiveRain | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Part-time job image via Shutterstock. 4 must-knows before jumping into real estate part time

4 must-knows before jumping into real estate part time

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. ......
By ActiveRain | Monday, September 29, 2014
-What does a Realtor do all day, What do Realtors really DO all day?

What do Realtors really DO all day?

My neighbor asked me this the other day. It was 3 p.m. and I was checking the mail. He came over and said, "Busy day today, I see. Are we lounging this afternoon again?" ......
By ActiveRain | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Lists (2) 6 powerful lists every Realtor needs to succeed

6 powerful lists every Realtor needs to succeed

Lists can be powerful when used properly. They imply organization, impart control and enable understanding. Instead of a "to do" list, I'm talking about lead lists ......
By ActiveRain | Thursday, September 18, 2014
Blogging image via Shutterstock. Over 300 real estate blogging and video ideas to last the rest of your career

Over 300 real estate blogging and video ideas to last the rest of your career

Writing is a passion for me, but, as a novelist, my blogging seems to have taken a back seat. A friend and I have been meeting to discuss how we're going to get back to blogging and doing videos regularly ......
By ActiveRain | Wednesday, September 17, 2014