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The Real Estate Group Rules

The group has been growing rapidly so I wanted to take the opportunity again to review some of the most important rules of the group. It seems there are a growing number of people that fail to read rules when they join groups on Google Plus.

I am starting to get really irritated that some continue to want to do as they please instead of following rules. From this point forward if I have warned you about breaking the rules you will not get a third chance. I will BAN you from the group! So if you don't want to listen then do so at your own peril.

1. NO REAL ESTATE LISTINGS - This is not, I repeat not a place to post your listings! Nobody cares you just listed a 3 bedroom ranch in India, Idaho or anywhere else! There are plenty of places to post your listings. Don't do it here. This is a place to learn NOT a place to advertise.

2. No link-litter. If you've found or written an interesting article, or found something to re-share that you think the community needs to see, please share it! But we want to know why you think it's share-worthy.

Not all of us have the time or inclination to click through and see if it means anything to us personally. So write something of value that summarizes why you were intrigued.

This means you MUST have a description with your post or it will get removed.

3. No ads or SPAM. This group is not about personal promotion! It's ok to cite your own work as examples, so long as they are relevant to the community.

For example if you own a tool that will help increase a real estate agents business by all means tell the group about it.

This isn't a place to shout LOOK AT MY WEBSITE! I am a bad ass Realtor - I am the BEST SEO DUDE, Look at ME over here.

No LOCAL Posts - Do you think when you post about the real estate market in California that anyone else cares but maybe those in California? Trust me they don't. You won't get any interaction on it so don't post it.

Posts to the group should be relevant to the masses not a small segment of readers.

If you're not sure, ask yourself this question: Will what I'm about to post encourage discussion within the community? If not, it's SPAM!

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Paul Sian

General Real Estate  - 
 
Protecting Your Home With A Home Security System

Home security systems not only protect your home from intruders but also can provide fire monitoring, water intrusion monitoring, emergency medical services and more. When you add in a smart home security system suddenly your whole house can be monitored and controlled from the touch of your finger on a smart phone app. Take a look at this article to learn how a home security system can benefit you.

Includes great resources from +Wendy Weir , +Anita Clark , +Kyle Hiscock and +HouseLogic . .

Please consider sharing socially if your find this to be useful.

Pin for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/476044623095636126/


#realestate #homesecurity #smarthome 
Today's modern home security systems not only keep the bad guys out but also allows control of various other parts of your home for comfort and security.
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Great. I'm all for security systems...I offer them to all my clients...so beneficial...Peace of mind and those who don't have it don't know what there missing until there stuff is missing ..
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John Kerry

Mortgages & Financing  - 
 
Step By Step Guide to Refinance Your Mortgage
http://goo.gl/dQIWh8
Are you ready to replace your old mortgage with a new one? Here is a step by step guide that will help you to refinance your mortgage: • Establish Goals: First and foremost, you must be clear about why you need a refinan...
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Joe Samson

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Is Your Client Ready to Work With You?

http://www.greatcalgaryrealestate.com/blog/are-you-ready-to-buy-a-home.html

Sometimes real estate agents get more excited than the client is about buying (or selling) a home. Here is a quick checklist and questions to consider reviewing with buyers before going "gung ho" with the entire real estate experience.

Please share with your social connections if you like this post.

#realestate #homebuying 
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Nice graphic!
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FREEandCLEAR

Mortgages & Financing  - 
 
Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Program Options
Energy efficient home improvements can add value to your home but can be expensive. FREEandCLEAR breakds down your green mortgage financing options http://goo.gl/LeB6yU
Summary of energy efficient mortgage (EEM) and green mortgage programs including the FHA EEM, VA EEM, HomeStyle Energy and PACE Loan programs
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John Kerry

Mortgages & Financing  - 
 
Tips For Finding Best Mortgage Companies & Securing Mortgage Loans at Best Rates
http://goo.gl/2vjerD
When you plan to buy a home, it goes without saying that you are in it for the long haul due to the reason that a mortgage debt of 15, 20 or even 30 years is accompanied by it. Therefore, it is smart to shop around for a whil...
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Bill Gassett
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General Real Estate  - 
 
Best Real Estate Articles For August 2016
Each month we showcase some of the very best real estate content found on Google+.

For the month of August there was some really terrific content!

+Anita Clark did the honors of putting this months round-up together!

Highlighted authors and sites include +Conor MacEvilly +BuzzFeed +Kyle Hiscock +Paul Sian +Paul St. Aubin +Adam Lesner +Xavier De Buck +Contactually and +Matthew Bushery.

Take a look and if you enjoy the article please share to your social networks!

#realestate #realestateadvice #realestatetips  
See the best Google+ real estate articles for August 2016 that appeared on the Google Plus social media network. Find helpful buyer & seller tips!
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+Lynn Pineda Contactually is a blog site. They asked me to write a helpful Pinterest post for their audience:)
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Bill Gassett
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SEO & Social Media  - 
 
How to Crush it With Pinterest as a Real Estate Agent
Are you a real estate agent who would love to see a significant amount of traffic coming to your website from Pinterest?

Let me in on a secret - Pinterest is the #1 traffic source to my blog and it is not even close!

Each months I am getting thousands of people coming from Pinterest to my site. So how am I doing it?

Take a look at my latest article at +Contactually where I share some of my best tips for how to make Pinterest a Killer source of traffic to your website or blog.

There are some fantastic resources in this one that you will not want to miss including those of +Inman News +RESAAS | The Real Estate Social Network™ +Placester +Mike Allton's +The Social Media Hat and +Kyle Hiscock with a resource on who to follow.

If you ever wanted to learn more about how to make Pinterest work for your real estate business then be sure to check out this article!

#realestate #pinterest #socialmediamarketing  
Have you considered using Pinterest for your real estate business? You may be surprised how useful it is for building better relationships in your network.
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My pleasure +Bill Gassett 
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Kait Shiels

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After #Rio2016, ready for your own Olympic event? Here’s an entertaining (and true!) perspective on how home buying is like competing in the Olympics via +Lee Davenport
 
The Olympics may be over but the wins last a lifetime! Here are 4 things home buyers have in common with our favorite Gold Medal athletes. Click the link below to read the full blog post (no fee). Happy home buying! #learnwithlee http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/4-ways-buying-a-home-feels-like-competing-in-the-olympics_us_57b5c4d7e4b0cea476e6352f

#olympics   #olympics2016   #michaelphelps   #rio2016   #huffingtonpost   #homebuying   #househunting   #realestate  
  #realtorlife  
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About this community

Using Google Plus to discuss anything related to Real Estate whether it be general in nature or more specific topics including financing & mortgages, home staging, short sales & foreclosures, social media & SEO, as well as tips to improve your business. This IS NOT a place for personal promotion! Please do not post your website saying how awesome it is and why we need to visit it. This is also not a place to promote Real Estate listings or local market reports!! Trust me nobody cares about your listing or your local market. Share Real Estate articles that will make people want to engage with you. When you add an article in the Real Estate community please don't just post a link but write at least a few sentences about your views on the subject and why someone should care. If you just link drop the post will be removed. This is a place for real estate social media. Please don't think dumping your link here has some magical benefit. It does not! Lastly, please be considerate of all the members of this Real Estate group. Below you will see links to the moderators of the group. If you have a question about the Real Estate community please feel free to ask either myself or one of them. Owned by Realtor Bill Gassett.

Arcon Associates

General Real Estate  - 
 
An Introduction to Real Estate Property Dealers in Lahore
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Bill Gassett
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SEO & Social Media  - 
 
Get Massive Traffic By Joining Pinterest Group Boards!
Do you want to get exceptional traffic to your website or blog?

One of the best ways of doing so is by joining the best Pinterest real estate group boards!

Take a look as I share my expertise at +RISMedia on why group boards are one of the best and quickest ways to be discovered on Pinterest.

There are also additional exceptional Pinterest resources you should check out from +Contactually +Placester and +RESAAS | The Real Estate Social Network™ as well where I share some of my best Pinterest tips.

If you enjoy the article please consider sharing into your social channels.

#pinterest #realestate #socialmediamarketing  
If you are a real estate agent who has a blog and are not using Pinterest as part of your social media marketing strategy then you are missing the boat! If you ask most real estate bloggers who have ...
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Awesome job....of course I have joined them!
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Daniel Sisto

General Real Estate  - 
 
6 Real Estate Investing Systems To Organize Your Construction Department

Construction is a very important component of a successful real estate investing business.

Whether you are a house flipper or a long-term buy and hold investor, as a real estate investor you will be adding value through cost-effective repairs to increase your profit margins, decrease tenant turnover, increase rental rates and the achieve full market value sales for your properties.

Whether you have a background in construction or have never been a part of the trade, implementing systems for each step of the process will allow your rehabs to run on schedule and on budget while also allowing you to do more volume to add to your total revenue.

By creating these systems you will now be able to delegate pieces of this department of your business to a project manager who can now better manage subs and self-perform laborers while also mitigating risk for your investments.

When evaluating properties, the only true unknown comes from the rehab costs on a specific project. If we create systems that allow us to be more organized while gaining specific details on the budget, schedule, and scope of work, we will begin to see increased profit margins on each project.

http://www.hspropertyfunds.com/single-post/2016/08/03/6-Real-Estate-Investing-Systems-To-Organize-Your-Construction-Department
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AgentDrive

Technology Tools  - 
 
One of the golden rules in the real estate playbook is to build valuable connections within your #SOI. But many brokerages lack a proper system to collect and understand their marketing data. Meanwhile, the role of a #CRM in real estate is next to vital:
Your brokerage needs stronger exposure to close more deals. A CRM in real estate carries the key benefits that transform the way you run your business.
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Gabriel Marian

General Real Estate  - 
 
Hello folks! We just published a new podcast episode about REITs. This podcast is about Why I Love Inveinsting in it.
Enjoy!
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You Move Me's best tips for staging your home.
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As hackers set their sights on the mortgage industry, the need for truly secure communications grows exponentially. Cyber security is a must. Learn why here: http://bit.ly/2bhYbbn 
As hackers set their sights on the mortgage industry, the need for truly secure communications grows exponentially. Cyber security is a must.
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Xavier De Buck
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Don’t Overlook These Rules Of Engagement When Selling A Home
"Manners? Guidelines? Etiquette? Oh please, we don't need those... as the homeowners, we do what we want..."

Unfortunately, home sellers can often become their own worst enemies in trying to reach that goal of selling a home!

In this week's blog article, I discuss the so-called "rules of engagement" or etiquette home sellers should be following when selling their home! You'd be amazed at what some of those home sellers are up to -- (un)knowingly sabotaging their own home sale!

Make sure to check out the referenced materials written by +Lynn Pineda , +Debbie Drummond , +Just Close , +Kyle Hiscock and +Bill Gassett !

Go read the full article here:
http://northcliffrealestate.com/real-estate-blog/rules-of-engagement-when-selling-a-home/

Of course, be sure to SHARE this article if you think others might enjoy it as much as you did! REALLY, I'm kidding you - go share it!

#realestate #homeseller #etiquette
Don’t Overlook These Rules Of Engagement When Selling A Home
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You're welcome, +Just Close !
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Daniel Sisto

General Real Estate  - 
 
8 Real Estate Investing Departments To Grow & Organize Your Business

We here it a lot... investing in real estate is not a business, it is an investment strategy.

We want to let you know that, just like with anything there is a right way to go about something and a wrong way.

Real estate is a very lucrative market. According to Forbes " The Real Estate industry has produced a total of 163 billionaires, the third most of any billionaire producing industries.

I find it hard to believe that these 163 billionaires just randomly started investing in real estate and all of a sudden became billionaires.

Do you think that there is any chance that they took a different approach? A business approach?

Just take a look at Donald Bren, now the richest real estate tycoon in America, establishing a net worth of $17 billion dollars and owning a real estate investment firm "Irvine Company"

I would say that this guy and hundreds of others treat real estate investing like a business, wouldn't you?

http://www.hspropertyfunds.com/single-post/2016/08/05/8-Real-Estate-Investing-Departments-To-Grow-Organize-Your-Business
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John Kerry

Mortgages & Financing  - 
 
What is an Amortization Schedule?
http://goo.gl/S4Wfbo
The amortization schedule for a mortgage loan is nothing but a table that provides the breakdown of monthly loan repayment installments from the loan’s first payment to its final one. The amount of each installment of a mortg...
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Teresa Cowart

Mortgages & Financing  - 
 
5 Common Mortgage Related & Refinancing Scams
 
Mortgage and Refinance Scams to Watch Out For
Don't get caught up in refinancing or mortgage scams! If you know the signs of a potential scam, you'll be able to better prevent it from happening.

In today's blog post I share 5 common mortgage related and refinancing scams to watch out for.

This is an important topic that requires more information, of which I've included some of from other mortgage and real estate pros including:
+Bill Gassett +Paul Sian +Luke Skar +Total Mortgage Services +Bankrate and Benchmark Mortgage.

Read It Here: http://teresacowart.com/home-mortgage-refinance-scams-watch/

#mortgage #realestateadvice #refinancing #scams  
With interest rates being as low as they are, applying for a mortgage or refinancing are attractive options for many. Unfortunately, there many scams geared towards homeowners and their financing issues. Here are some of the most common refinancing and mortgage related scams to watch for. House Flipping & Inflated Appraisals House flipping is a...
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