• Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 10 minutes ago

    Is the Flyer Box a Thing of the Past?I remember when I started in Real Estate in 2009, I was taught that we always put a flyer box at the homes we were listing, stocked with flyers and make sure it didn't be...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Local News and Events 9 minutes ago

    PGA TOUR and The Greenbrier officials announced that The Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, has been canceled due to the devastating flooding caused by record rainfalls throughout West Virginia.  ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 15 minutes ago

    A Lesson I Wish I'd Learned Earlier in My CareerOne particularly painful lesson I learned came from a couple who were planning on retiring to the area and were looking to purchase a waterfront home. They bot...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 1 hour ago

    As I decrease the amount of time I have for blogging on ActiveRain, there has not been a decrease in the fun posts I find for this Sunday summary.  And today's list has some new bloggers as well as some old ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Mortgage / Finance 5 minutes ago

    “Old Debt May Not Just Fade Away”  Hi Joe, I appreciate the credit report that you sent me. I reviewed the items that you marked that need to be settled. One of the collection items is for an old obligation ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 3 hours ago

    Yes indeed, I'm sure I have it. The first inkling I had this malady came over 4 years ago as the Presidential race took form. As the election grew closer and closer I withdrew more and more from social media...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 3 hours ago

    Sorry for the poor quality of the photo on the right, but that's an early morning photo of a blank wall - yes, you read that correctly, a blank wall - that the VA recently required in order for my Buyer clie...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 4 hours ago

    What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-June 19-June 25, 2016. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices less than a minute ago

    HARRY’S TOP 10 REASONS TO BLOG ON ACTIVERAIN Many of you know that I had written a previous blog explaining my absence from ActiveRain in HARRY, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? I have recently opened my owned brokerage...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 9 hours ago

         Potential Sellers are often counseled to get their homes "showing ready"....beginning with the exterior....the bushes need trimming, grass cut and neatly edged, all the attention to detail with no peeli...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 9 hours ago

    7 Practical Tips for Sellers   Selling your home is complex, with a myriad of tasks to complete from start to finish, and lots of dates to remember. You will likely spend more time on this process than you e...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 9 hours ago

    Are Pocket Listings Ready to Undermine Our Industry? Pocket Listing = an Exclusive Right To Sell with one broker, not listed in MLS.  We have a broker in our regional market area who has determined that not ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Best Practices about 9 hours ago

    On Your Bus and In Your Business Whether you run your own real estate business, work for a company, or are part of a real estate team, there are people who you rely on day to day to help the business run sm...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 11 hours ago

    When is the last time you heard of a Realtor paying to list someones house? As crazy as it sounds, it's happening. Typically there are two real estate agents working a deal, but the listing agent is usually ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 8 hours ago

    Recently, I attended a class on Realtor Property Resource.   The instructor was awesome and I learned a lot.   The importance of the site for me is that I wanted to send data reports to my clients and he tol...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Technology & Tools about 13 hours ago

    In order to create or maintain a powerful online presence, you’ve pretty much got to have your agent bio / profile all over town (read: all over the Internet). Each and everyday, it seems that there is some ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Selling about 3 hours ago

    Have you been thinking about selling your Charlotte, North Carolina metro area home? Have you been tempted to be a FSBO (For Sale By Owner)? It's tempting, I know, when the market is hot and it seems that al...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Improvement about 1 hour ago

    I assign homework on a regular basis, but I'm not a school teacher.I'm a Home Stager...a consultant who advises people on the visual appearance of their home. Usually I work with people selling their home, w...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 17 hours ago

    How to Embed Text into ImagesLast week, Kathy Streib asked me to create a post about embedding text into images. She was referring to my post, "What You Must do to Increase Website Traffic". In the post, I s...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Industry about 11 hours ago

    Lessons Learned Over the Last 36 YearsThe past few decades I have spent in the real estate business. When I got my license I admit I wasn't committed to it being a career. It seemed like the thing to do for ...
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