Recent Blog Posts

The amazing members of ActiveRain produce hundreds of blog posts every single day of the year.  There is a wonderful mix of all things real estate and beyond for your reading pleasure.

This board rolls all day long with the newest blog posts to our site. You’ll find some diamonds in the rough on this page, so check back often to peruse the blog roll and learn from our committed community of real estate professionals.

The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Accurately assessing your target market and communicating with your ideal clients on their wavelength is crucial to your success as a real estate marketing professional.How well do you know your target market?  When studying it are only aware of their demographics (gender, age, and income)?  What do you know when it comes to their psycho graphics (emotions, values and lifestyle, aka the mindset)?   If you are ignorant of  both aspects of your target market, chances are you will over-spend on useless marketing.  Many large companies ad firms and companies assume they know the market, they just don't get their boots on the ground, and check out what is what and who is who.In our commercial real estate practice, whenever we had a listing, we would meet and analyze what or who would love to...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
It's What You See"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5075Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/160 sec., ISO-160, 30 mm, No FlashPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs  
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Whether you are buying your cabinets for the first time or you have done it before, you need to get the best. So, what defines the best cabinetry? This is a relative question whose answer can vary depending on who is asked.But one thing that most interior designers agree with is that you have the option of either buying or painting your kitchen cabinets. When you have blue kitchen cabinets, you can repaint them and get a good look for your kitchen.You will just need to understand the pros and cons to decide.The pros of painting cabinetsHere are some of the benefits of painted cabinets:Offers a clean aesthetic Homeowners with blue kitchen cabinets can paint their cabinets instead of buying new ones. The result of the painting is a crisp look. It might not be as good as a new set of cabin...
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Planning a successful kitchen renovation is not as easy as you may think. You have to consider a wide range of factors to help you come out successful. The color choice of your cabinetry is one of the most important factors that you must consider. Think about a color like light gray. Is it worth it in your kitchen? Can you install light gray kitchen cabinets? You need to answer this question if you have all the facts about this choice laid down.The benefits of light gray kitchen cabinetsThere are so many benefits that people get when they use light gray cabinetry.They have minimalistic luxury Simplicity is one of the most admired aspects of modern décor. Homeowners that seek luxury in a minimalistic manner would often use light gray kitchen cabinets. This color scheme has a laid-back lu...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  September 28, 2021.New properties for sale 297Back on the market listing 101Price decrease listings 210Price increase 44Active kick out 14Active option contract 504Active contingent 86Pending listings 593Sold listings 556Expired listings 12Cancelled listings 48Withdrawn listings 4Temporary off market listings 50Coming soon listings 81
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Houston Texas area real estate market update as of September 28, 2021.New properties for sale 303Back on market listings 80Price decrease listings 276Price increase listings 48Option pending listings 331Pending continue to show 64Listings that are now pending 419Listings that have sold 407Listings that will be coming Soon 58Listings That Have Been Withdrawn 64Listing That Have Expired 14Listings That Have Terminated 62
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
I don't blog as much anymore but thought this one should be cause for some debate and wanted to both get my thoughts out there as well as solicit from others to see if they match the sentiment that was pretty much dominating our industry a decade ago. Let's start with - In the Beginning Zillow was a prettied up polished platform of sleekness with FREE feeds of information from different MLS' providing thousands of real estate listings for the general public to enjoy, none of which were Zillow's listings because they were just a syndication partner sharing OUR listings. Fast forward to today and Zillow has essentially used our free data to build themselves into what probably will amount to the real estate brokerages biggest competitor, particularly with their financial strength (due in V...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
 Simple Low Cost Way  to have your Real Estate Business Found on the Internet "3 Min Video" How to get  a Google, and Bing Business Listing not show your exact home address.  Plus low cost way to get Directory Listings. Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel  Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/user/RalphMaupin  The best funding source for all your investor's deals:nationalfundingagency.com  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land-lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/   Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michigan Real Esta...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
 For Property Investor What are the  Pros and Cons of Having a Real Estate License Reviewing the Pros and Cons of Having a Real Estate License in Michigan Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel  Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/user/RalphMaupin  The best funding source for all your investor's deals:nationalfundingagency.com  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land-lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/   Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michigan Real Estate Investors Association Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/gr...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
On Monday, day 18, I drove 410 miles from Terre Haute, Indiana to Washington, Pennsylvania where I was greeted with a smile by my host Women Who Golf member Nancy Bielawski, and her sweet dog Callie. Nancy and her husband were kind enough to invite this stranger into their home for two fun days of visiting, golfing, and sightseeing. On Monday evening, we enjoyed a lovely dinner in their indoor/outdoor sunroom then moved outside to enjoy the evening in front of the fire pit on the deck. Roman enjoys experimenting with mixology and made me some samples of various whiskey drinks. They were all great but I was partial to the one with blueberry in it. I can't even begin to remember the names of them but I know I enjoyed them. I guess you can see from the picture I am more than a 2 fisted dr...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
 What if you do not want to build you own Google Map Place Page and Directory Sites with SEO Simple Low Cost Way to have your Real Estate Business Found on the Internet "3 Min Video" How to get a Google, and Bing Business Listing not show your exact home address. Plus low cost way to get Directory Listings.  Watch this first https://youtu.be/SPwwFZLAVP8 Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel  Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/user/RalphMaupin  The best funding source for all your investor's deals:nationalfundingagency.com  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land-lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Net...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerSunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting!Richard Paul Evans  Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2021, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Kitsmillers Crossing Blacklick Market Update September 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in Kitsmillers Crossing Blacklick Ohio. The Average list price for the Kitsmillers Crossing Blacklick homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in Kitsmillers Crossing Blacklick is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Kitsmillers Crossing Blac...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Parkway Crossing Grove City Market Update September 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $159,900 | Average SQFT: 1,504 | Average Price Per SQFT: $159 | Average Taxes: $3,443 | Average DOM: 5 Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in Parkway Crossing Grove City Ohio. The Average list price for the Parkway Crossing Grove City homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in Parkway Crossing Grove City is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Parkway Cros...
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By Corey Chambers, Your Home Sold GUARANTEED or I'll Buy It*
Book Synopsis, Report, Review and Notes by Corey Chambers VIDEO Why do most real estate agents fail to thrive? This book for entrepreneurs explains why most small businesses don’t work, and what to do about it. The problem is best summed up by Gerber’s definition of the word: E-Myth \ ‘e-,’mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical work Voted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs, this book dispels false beliefs about starting a business. Based on the experience of small business consultant and author, Michael’s succinct tome explains why technical expertise often gets in the way ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Worthington Acres Worthington Market Update September 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $599,900 | Average SQFT: 2,238 | Average Price Per SQFT: $300 | Average Taxes: $6,450 | Average DOM: 76 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 1 homes for sale in Worthington Acres Worthington Ohio. The Average list price for the Worthington Acres Worthington homes is $599,900 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Worthington Acres Worthington is 2,238 SQFT which comes to an Average of $300 per SQFT for Active hom...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Gilford Quarters Columbus Market Update September 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $239,900 | Average SQFT: 940 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $3,363 | Average DOM: 111 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 1 homes for sale in Gilford Quarters Columbus Ohio. The Average list price for the Gilford Quarters Columbus homes is $239,900 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Gilford Quarters Columbus is 940 SQFT which comes to an Average of $0 per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Gilford ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Dublin Commons condos Columbus Market Update September 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in Dublin Commons condos Columbus Ohio. The Average list price for the Dublin Commons condos Columbus homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in Dublin Commons condos Columbus is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Dublin Commons condos Col...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Elsea Mobile Home Village Circleville Market Update September 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in Elsea Mobile Home Village Circleville Ohio. The Average list price for the Elsea Mobile Home Village Circleville homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in Elsea Mobile Home Village Circleville is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Estates at Medallion Westerville Market Update September 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $725,000 | Average SQFT: 3,216 | Average Price Per SQFT: $242 | Average Taxes: $14,143 | Average DOM: 79 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 1 homes for sale in Estates at Medallion Westerville Ohio. The Average list price for the Estates at Medallion Westerville homes is $725,000 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Estates at Medallion Westerville is 3,216 SQFT which comes to an Average of $242 per SQFT f...
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