Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: To Be or Not to Be Featured - 2nd Attempt

To Be or Not to Be Featured - 2nd Attempt

Sorry folks my original post got zapped off the Active Rain system.  It is out there in cyberspace!  It was either zapped by the Menehunes (tiny mischievous Hawaiian characters, similar to Leprechauns) or I bumped the wrong key falling asleep at the computer.  Don't know what happened, so I am trying it again.  If you had previously sent me your pick to be featured here, please resend it. 

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This is a topic that comes up from time to time here on Active Rain.

Many times we write a post that we feel is a home run hit, to have it get a few responses and not get picked by the Active rain Gods as a featured post.

Other times we read or write a post that we feel is Ok, but nothing special to have it get tons of response and the GOLD STAR!

I want to try something different today.  If you have a post and want it to be featured (even if only on this post) please post the link below.  I will add it for the other members to get another look at it. 

Please do not limit it to your own posts.  If you have read a great post that did not get the recognition it should, link it here.  There are many new members who may not get as noticed when they first join.  Hopefully this will be a vehicle to get them a little better noticed.

Let me start with one of my personal favorites from last May that still gets comments:

There Are More Amateur Real Estate Experts Than Ever Before  by Randy Prothero

A Hubbard is a Hubbard is a Hubbard   by Edward McCaffrey

Should You Be an "EcoBroker"?   by Edward McCaffrey

First Time Buyers: Not Using A REALTOR®? You May Wish to Reconsider...   by Darleen McCullen

Please, don't ask me to commit fraud!   by Nick Bastian

Tenants Faced With Foreclosure - Lives Turned Upside Down   by Margaret Woda

Celebrating Texas' Independence By: Judi Morgan

EVERYTHING TEXAS#7 IN THE SERIES  by Carl Winters

The Beautiful Happy Joyful Benefits you get with Short Sales! Part 2 of 2   by Mark Organek

Shake Your Tail Feathers!   By Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman

SoHowDidYouDoThat?:CreatingMoreLinkLovewithYourGraphics   by Julie Neerings

Important--Read Between the Lines|B2B Calls  by Suzi Gravenstuk

FHA loan limits -- The New Increases -- It's official !!!!!!  by Jeff Belonger

$$$ CASH BACK AT CLOSING $$$  by Ralph Roberts

WHAT HOMEBUYERS WANT IN 2006   by Tony Marriott

BROKER PRICE OPINIONS - ARE YOU BREAKING THE LAW?   By Virginia Hepp

Banks Get $200 Billion...Tell Me That Isn't A Buyout!   By Charles Tharp

The reality is.....If we don't who will?   By Klarque Garrison

 

Hopefully we will attract some great posts and have a little fun.

 

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Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

www.HawaiiRandy.comOahu (Honolulu County) Property Search  Hawaii Military Relocations

Comment balloon 51 commentsRandy Prothero • March 07 2008 10:42AM

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First Time Buyers: Not Using A REALTOR®? You May Wish to Reconsider...

Darleen has written a number of excellent articles, and I've got a lot of favorites.   But I especially like this easy-to-read guide on why an agent should be involved in the homebuying process.

Posted by Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina (Stanton Homes - New Home Builder) almost 11 years ago

hi Randy.. Here we go for round two. :-)

http://activerain.com/blogsview/384217/Please-don-t-ask

 

Posted by Nick Bastian, Real Estate Agent - Tempe (Realty Executives) almost 11 years ago
Great idea.  I'm always looking for great new reads in the rain.
Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 11 years ago

Penny - A very nice addition to our list.

Nick - Thanks for coming back.

Norma - Please feel free to add one of your favorites.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Randy, I liked your term menehunes!  Maybe that is what has happened to a few things I have lost. I have a question for you though, last night I posted 2 blogs and I posted them to localism because I thought they were relevant, but looking back, I guess they weren't.  But, anyway, can I repost them and put them back up on the regular groups and then get the points?  Or do I just lose out, period? Vickie

 

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) almost 11 years ago
Vickie - I think you can change the settings in the post.  You still get points for localism posts either way, unless there was a change.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

I'll take a shot at this:

Realtors Beware - Stop Providing Free Content for your Competition

Posted by Rob Muller, Cherokee County Real Estate (ReMax Town & Country) almost 11 years ago
Nice idea, Randy.  I wrote a blog earlier this week, and Jason did feature it in his group, Family Ties.  Even so, it got very little notice from ActiveRainers - I thought it was a TOPIC worth featuring, if not a blog post worth feaaturing, because the topic is so very timely.  It's about the tenants out there who pay their rent on time for months and years on end, only to get evicted when their landlord is foreclosued upon:  Tenants Faced With Foreclosure - Lives Turned Upside Down  
Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Randy I see the two that I suggested made it into your blog before you fell asleep at the keyboard and zapped the blog ............ LOL

Thanks for adding Ed's blog, he is new to the site and would be encouraged by some comments.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 11 years ago

Rob - A very great post, but it was already featured.  Do you have one that you feel should have been featured and got overlooked?

Margaret - I have added your post.  I just heard a similar story from someone I know.  Her security deposit is also now an issue.

George - I still had them on my Word document.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Howdy Randy

What a good idea.

Here are 2 of my friend down Texas's way.

CelebratingTexas'Independence By: Judi Morgan

EVERYTHINGTEXAS#7INTHESERIESbyCarlWinters/HistoricGrueneTX/OldestDanceHallInTexas

By Carl Winters

These are 2 very good blog post's

for sure.

They are both very good blog writers.

Have a good one

Dale

Bear

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 11 years ago
Dale - I added them to the list.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
What an awesome idea, Randy!  I've read a ton of great posts that should have been featured but with 70K members vying for that little gold star, unfortunately some get lost in the shuffle. 
Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) almost 11 years ago
Hi Randy, great idea...I will think about it and get back to you.  How long are you going to have this up?  It's great especially for some newer people, I read one today, and it only had 3 comments and was really good, I will try to find it.  Liz
Posted by Liz Carter, Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston) (Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life!) almost 11 years ago
I like the idea.  You don't have time to read them all so it is good to see them in one spot.  Thanks.
Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com (Real Estate One) almost 11 years ago

Jesse & Kathy - Pick your favorite and I will post it.

Liz - This stays up indefinitely.

Russ - bring your favorite whether it is one of your or another members.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Randy, I saw so much negativity regarding short sales on the blogs.  We have some Realtors that we've helped that are having the best production they've seen in years because of the opportunities.  I tried to do an inspirational post but it didn't seem helpful.  Any thoughts?

The Beautiful Happy Joyful Benefits you get with Short Sales! Part 2 of 2

Posted by Mark Organek, On a journey to accomplish one huge goal. (And the United States of America) almost 11 years ago
Mark - Thank you for contributing. I will read some more of your posts and see if I can add any thoughts.  The first one I read was so good I subscribed to your blog.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Howdy Randy

Heres another very good

Avtive Rain blog writer's

Julie Neerings

SoHowDidYouDoThat?:CreatingMoreLinkLovewithYourGraphics

Julie has written some very

fine and helpful post's

for other AR member's.

Have a good one

Dale

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Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 11 years ago

Randy,

Your email got bounced...they really have it out for you and me....I had a feature with 140 comments that was unfortunately unfeatured..they said there was a glitch and they were supposed to give it back...never did so don't feel bad...hey......were is all the love:)

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Hi Randy - just getting my 25 points back.... hahaha.  How strange that your post just got zapped.
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 11 years ago

Shake Your Tail Feathers!  is an oldie... and sorry about your other post...hope it wasn't from sleeping on 'delete' key....lol... Just so you know...featured this in the positive group too...  :)  For all the hard work lol!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 11 years ago

Neal - My websites are back up finally.  The e-mails are at least sending error messages back to the senders.  I am hoping they will be up soon.

Georgina - It may have been me, I am not sure.  I fell alseep at the computer, so I may have accidentally hit the wrong key.

Sally - Thank you, I will add it back in.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Randy, how thoughtful of you. This blog may not be worth featuring, but it could be very important for some REALTORS that may have a hard time saying "no" to flashy sales presentations.

Important--Read Between the Lines|B2B Calls

   Thank You

Posted by M. Suzi Woods (Gravenstuk), Suzi Woods, Prior Independent REBroker in MS (NOW Sharing the life and spice of the GC one day at a time) almost 11 years ago

Howdy Randy

Thank you for adding Julie's post,

and visiting her post also.

Have a good one

Dale

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Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 11 years ago

You are right, Randy.  These are excellent and deserving posts.

Posted by Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert (Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV) almost 11 years ago

Suzi - Thank you for sharing your post with us.  I added it to the list.

Dale - Thank you for acknowledging her.

Latonia - Thank you, I hope you come back and share one of your favorites.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Randy~Thank you for this great post you have done. This is an interesting topic that comes with great confusion at times, but more than anything being here to learn, help and gain new clients is my focus. Thank you for stopping by to read my blog and comment, also a big thanks to Dale for mentioning my blog. What a kind hearted soul. That's the beauty of ActiveRain!  Have a wonderful weekend. 
Posted by Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~ (Agent Referral) almost 11 years ago
Julie - Thank you for stopping by.  I am happy to share your post with everyone.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Randy - Thank you for adding my #7 in the series EVERYTHING TEXAS - Oldest Dance Hall in Texas and a little history of the historic Gruene, Texas area.

Now that I have found your blog, I am sure I will enjoy some good reading.

Thanks, Carl Winters

Posted by Carl Winters almost 11 years ago
Carl - Thank you.  Good luck and good blogging.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Randy... I'll play along since I didn't send any in when Bill Roberts did his....

 FHA loan limits -- The New Increases -- It's official !!!!!!     thanks....

jeff belonger
Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) almost 11 years ago
Penny and Randy, Thanks for adding my post to the list! I have a real passion for helping Buyers - espeially First Time Buyers - since I wish that someone would've advised me when I was purchasing my first home.
Posted by Darleen McCullen, Broker - Raleigh, NC Real Estate almost 11 years ago

Randy, former TEMPE, AZ resident (beautiful TEMPE) please post this as a second chance.  This post is from 2006 but really hits the nail on the head for a "Most deserving of Featured Post".

WHAT HOMEBUYERS WANT IN 2006

 

See for yourself if this should've been a NATIONWIDE post!!

Posted by Mark Organek, On a journey to accomplish one huge goal. (And the United States of America) almost 11 years ago

Jeff - Thank you for adding it to the list.

Darleen - I got back in the business, because of how problems when I bought a property.  It just does not need to be so hard.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Mark - Good choice, Tony has written many great posts.  I haven't seen him on the blogs lately.  i hope he is doing well.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Well, this one was from back in 2006 so I thought that it would be kudos to him for forecasting what buyers should be looking for.

By the way, were you in real estate when you lived in Tempe?

Posted by Mark Organek, On a journey to accomplish one huge goal. (And the United States of America) almost 11 years ago
Mark - I was in the printing supply & machinery business back then.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Randy - Will you look at this one and see if you think it should be added?  I posted it and I don't think the question has been resloved.  Thanks. 

Broker Price Opinions - Are You Breaking the Law?

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) almost 11 years ago

Hi Randy,

Great idea on re-featuring posts. I wrote this one and when I checked five minutes later, it was gone from the blog lists.

Banks Get $200 Billion...Tell Me That Isn't A Buyout

Thanks!

Posted by Charles Tharp, Inland Empire, Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist (Prudential California Realty) almost 11 years ago

Virginia - Your post is an important discussion, especially for your state.

Charles - I added it to the list.  It will be interesting to see how all of the plays out.  being an election year the politicians will be making a lot of noise.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Randy - Thanks for adding it.  I am working my way down your list, by the time I get back to mine, you will have more homework for me.  Thanks, enjoying them.
Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 10 years ago
Virginia - I was glad to add it.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Thanks for adding it and commenting on it as well Randy. I still never found out who "shoots everything" by the way, lol.
Posted by Charles Tharp, Inland Empire, Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist (Prudential California Realty) over 10 years ago
Charles - TLW, let's keep that a secret.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

http://activerain.com/blogsview/415284/The-reality-is-If

 

Here a blog i believe all of us in the RE community should be an activist for... Of course it's just one man's opinion.  

Posted by Clark Garrison, "Loan Modifications" (Taylor 1 INC) over 10 years ago

I like the post. Good luck with getting the feature.

Posted by Robert Arnold, Lake Livingston Real Estate (Brooks Prime Properties) over 10 years ago

Klarque - I am adding you the list. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Robert - Thank you, I did it to display those posts that may have been overlooked.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Randy, I thought I had been here to Thank You for adding my post to the group -- but now I see I didn't leave a comment or it's somewhere out there...  Anyway,  Thank You!!!   :)
Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) over 10 years ago
Judi - You are most welcome, glad to do it.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

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