Monthly Archive:: September 2009

Oct. 5 is World Habitat Day: Learn How You Can Get Involved

The United Nations has designated the first Monday each October as World Habitat Day. This year on Oct. 5, Habitat for Humanity is leading a global observance in Washington, D.C. and around the world,  to declare that the lack...
September 30, 2009

Why is it so Hard for REALTORS® to Go On Vacation?

By Michelle Flaherty This week, I went on a quick trip with my fiancé to visit the site of our upcoming wedding in Marco Island, Florida.  With my work week reduced to Monday and Tuesday, I went into action...
September 30, 2009

Every Coin Has Two Sides: This REALTOR® Experiences Life as a Buyer

By Crystal Webster I’m in the market for a new home. Wow, I’d almost forgotten what it’s like to be on the other side of the transaction! It’s actually been a great experience to help remind me what it’s...
September 29, 2009

Not Blogging Like You Should

By Amy Steele I have been remiss. I readily admit it. I used to blog about the Crestline and Lake Arrowhead area in California on the ActiveRain platform regularly. The best part about ActiveRain is that you get to learn from other...
September 28, 2009

Three Ways to Convince Your Seller that ‘Less is More’

By Susan Brown Helping a seller get their home market-ready can be stressful.  Appearance needs to be addressed.  Collectibles are lovely, but don’t have the same meaning to a prospective buyer.  As the listing REALTOR®, you want to ask...
September 24, 2009

I’m Kind Of A Big Deal, But Nobody Knows It! Here Are 8 Tips To Set Yourself Apart.

By Brooke Wolford Have you ever noticed a for sale sign in a neighbors yard and wondered, “Why didn’t they use me?” Well don’t be too hard on yourself. People tend to forget that you are a REALTOR® unless...
September 22, 2009

Being Good to the Environment is Good For Business

By Heather Soldonia The San Francisco Bay area is known for being progressive. In San Francisco we have more than 40 LEED-registered municipal projects in the pipeline, real estate agencies who promote themselves exclusively as “green” and (did I...
September 21, 2009

Your Chance to Be Part of 30 Under 30

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In 1999, former REALTOR® magazine Senior Editor Robert Sharoff gave birth to the idea of showcasing talented real estate pros under the age of 30. Thousands of applications and hundreds of profiles...
September 21, 2009

How Do You Use Technology? HP is Awarding Prizes for Best REALTOR® Technology Stories

Win a $3800 mobile office package or one of four HP mini Netbook computers. Hewlett-Packard wants to hear how YPN members use technology to win more business, save time, and wow clients.  They are running a contest for the...
September 18, 2009

Finding Income in the Downtime

By Jessica Hickok Although selling real estate can be a very lucrative career, there can be some downtime when listings are hard to move, ultimately casting a negative cloud over that whole lucrative career thing. That’s where residential property...
September 17, 2009