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Best Tool for Agents Wanting Buyers - What You Pay In Rent

This 'rent calculation' card was why I bought my first home back in 1985.When anyone sees how much they spend in rent, it's depressing and alarming to see how much it adds up to over time. In my scenario, I was spending $850.00 per month to live in a 2 bdrm Condominium in Martinez, CA. I rented that place from Vince Manzarri for more than 3+ years while working at First American Title in Concord, CA. 

When I saw how much this totaled over time and how much of his mortgage I had been paying, it really made me upset with "myself" for throwing the better part of my salary into someone else's homeownership.Try it yourself:1. Write down how much you spend/spent on monthly rent?2. How long on average do/did you rent?3. Lookup your monthly rent, then go to the yearly row This should be enough to open the door to "ANY" renter for a conversation about the potential of buying a home vs renting someone else's. Remind your prospects and clients that money spent on rent has no tax benefit, can't be recouped, you're paying off someone else's home and for a few bucks more or less, you can own your own!I created this using Google Drive and a spreadsheet. I didn't factor in equity or interest on money spent, just the raw total of what it costs over time to rent. You would want to make sure you add your branding and contact information to a piece like this, I guaranty renters and first-time buyers will be knocking your door down to buy a home.       "Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Can You Name These ActiveRain Originals?

This photo popped up today in my Shoebox picture memories. How could I resist posting this on ActiveRain today? These are some of the original ActiveRain "Veterans" can you name them all? Singing in the rain....       "Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."


Grill Bill with eXp Realty Blogging Mastermind - Bill Gassett

Well I was going to create a #GrillBill Blog post, but it looks like it's faster and easier to reblog what Lottie Kendall, Lori Cain and others have already created. Thanks Activerain for allowing us access to the "ReBlog" curation tool which saves me time to think up some really good "GrillBill" questions. lol~Looking forward to having all my AR friends in the cloud for this session. It's an honor to have Bill join us this Thursday, if tyou need any assistance getting into our 3D office environment, let me know and I'll help you get into the campus, setup your avatar and pop into our productivity center to #ChillWithBill :-)Join the "Blogging Excellence" Facebook Group: eXp Realty has a group of bloggers that meet weekly in the cloud to discuss all aspects of blogging, SEO, syndication and more. We speak to all levels of bloggers. Our next cloud Blogging Mastermind is THIS Thursday, Oct. 19th at 9am PT, 11am CT and noon ET: We are excited to have VIP guest Bill Gassett, a master in many aspects of real estate marketing! Come and learn the tricks and tips of great real estate marketing! Meet us in the Productivity Center at 9 am PT/12 noon ET. #GrillBill with eXp Realty Blogging Mastermind - Bill Gassett If you're new to the cloud, ⛅ it's an open campus for all, no matter what company... here's your invitation: Give yourself about 15 minutes to download the world and design your avatar. When you reach the Welcome Area of the eXp cloud campus, there is a menu in the top left corner. Select "Go To" and then select "Productivity Center." I am already writing down questions I have for Bill!  Join Karen Holt Highland, Brad Andersohn Rich Cederberg, me and other friends to #GrillBill!! Would love to have you join Joe Pryor Corinne Guest, Managing Broker Lottie Kendall Mary Yonkers Leslie Ebersole Jane Peters Jeff Dowler - please pass the word!!_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Let's Get Connected! Please visit my web site if you are shopping for Tulsa homes for sale or call 918-852-5036 for more information about Midtown Tulsa Real Estate. In addition to my advanced grasp of the internet to market your Tulsa home for sale, I include a home staging consultation with every listing AND professional photography - at no aditional cost to you! Lori is a residential Realtor with eXp Realty serving the greater Tulsa area and specializing in downtown Tulsa and midtown Tulsa real estate. Google Me       "Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."


Using Facebook Live for Real Estate Marketing

Facebook "LIVE" has some folks confused and even "LOST" on how to use it for Real Estate and why? Nadine put together a nice piece here on ActiveRain that gives you a place and reason to start. Social media is an incredible resource for Realtors®, and Facebook is one of the best. Not only can you run highly focused, targeted ads, but you can also post videos, GIFs, photographs, and more. Using Facebook Live is another amazing marketing avenue. People love watching live video, and the video stays on Facebook even after you’re finished so people can watch it anytime. Here are a few ways to leverage Facebook Live in your real estate marketing. Virtual Open Houses If you’re tired of putting time and money into open houses that get two visitors, there are other options. Facebook Live can help you reach a much larger audience in a way that is less expensive and safer. You can use Facebook Live to give a tour of a home, highlighting all the best features. Then, you can answer questions live on the video. Not only do you get incredible interaction and reach, but you also have a video that you can use again and again in your marketing of that listing. The live interaction and “behind-the-scenes” feel will make the video especially compelling. A virtual open house doesn’t have to cost a fortune in video equipment and editing. Just use Facebook Live! Live Q&A with Potential Homeowners There are many people interested in buying a home that would love a no-pressure question and answer session. Even individuals who aren’t ready to buy right now could have insightful questions that you could answer and build your expertise. Going live regularly will give you more of an audience, but until that happens, you can simply answer common questions you hear or things clients have asked you recently. Once you’ve done a live video answer questions, what’s next? The videos become incredible marketing assets that you can post on Facebook, share on your website, and more. Q&As help you build your brand, increase the know, like, and trust factors, and position yourself as an expert. Seller Tutorials Educating home buyers is only half of the equation. Sellers need help as well. Share Facebook Lives around a variety of issues sellers face:How to prepare a home for professional photos Staging tips to maximize showings How pricing is set when selling a home What it means for a home to be “buyer focused” (i.e., putting away their collections!)Being an expert on both the buyer and seller side will help you get clients. Listings are the bread and butter of real estate, but buyers are essential as well! Behind the Scenes Videos Most people don’t understand what goes into the work of a Realtor®. Doing Facebook Lives can allow you to give others a “sneak peek” into your world. Show them your work on your print marketing, or your online outreach. When others see what you do, you can demonstrate that you are an expert. You fulfill people’s curiosity, which is a big hook. You also show some true reality, which helps build the know, like, and trust factors. Don’t be shy! People want to know what Realtors® do. You can help people respect your work, which means they won’t fight you on commission. You can also show your personality, humor, and more. Don’t Be Afraid of Facebook Live! Being on video can be intimidating, and being live can feel terrifying. The good news is that you are in control. Facebook Lives can be as long or as short as you’d like. They can be as detailed or general as you want. You create the experience! You might start by doing some Facebook Live videos that are set to share with “only me,” just to get comfortable. Or create a select group of friends to practice with and go live only for them. However you do it, begin experimenting. You’ll discover it’s a lot of fun, and you’ll build your business in a big way! Do you use Facebook Live for real estate marketing? How do you do it? Share in the comments!PrinterBees provides real estate marketing materials like: Just listed Postcards, Just sold postcards, Short sale postcards, real estate business cards, real estate door hangers and pretty much everything else you can think of for marketing your real estate business. Visit us online at Google PrinterBees also publishes the e-magazine Real Estate Marketing Magazine for Realtors® looking for current and up-to-date tips and tricks to grow their real estate businesses.  Visit Real Estate Marketing Magazine to get your free-subscription.       "Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."


What Is The RE Tech Campus

The Real Estate Technology Cloud Campus is OPEN to ALL real estate professionals around the World. Where do you go to socialize and connect with other agents and brokers from around the country? Some go to the annual NAR Conference for a few days, or to Inman Connect twice a year in NYC or SFO etc. Many local, National and even International real estate events are always fun and exciting to attend. However, some of the obvious challenges include the prohibitive costs associated with travel, airfare, hotel, dining and even health which are huge realities that prevent a majority of agents and brokers to attend these annual local and national events. There's also limited time to network with others. So more than 70% of agents are missing out!? It can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars to attend a 2-3 day event all the while trying to cram jam as much as humanly possible into your brain and schedule meanwhile the entire time you're smothered in distractions, environmental surroundings and not to mention all that noise in your own head that can all be a costly and unnecessary expense. We have the solution and it's free thanks to the cloud and today's latest and greatest technologies. Imagine an online world, a place you could go and literally be doing the same things you'd be doing at a live event? Talking to others, meeting new people and picking up knowledge and tips as you go. Picture yourself sitting comfortably anywhere on earth and being able to attend any and all live events?! Really?  

By simply removing physical locations and the overhead and costs associated, we're changing the World. Welcome to the ONLY Global Cloud Conduit connecting real estate professionals from around the world. Our 3D fully immersive high-tech, high-touch environment is the secret sauce. This is NOT the future of technology, it's real estate technology today! We invite you to come network, collaborate and engage with agents, brokers and other RE Pro's 24/7/365. It's easy, it's free and 1000's are now regulars attendees in the cloud campus. No borders, no barriers, no limitations. Come learn, share and grow with a simple connection to the web from anywhere on earth. You can also visit for upcoming events, sessions, trainings, archives, blogs and much more. The NEW Real Estate Crowd... Is In The Cloud. Our doors are always open. Stop by, say hi :)       "Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

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