Buffini Training..

posted Dec 23, 2015, 1:25 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Dec 23, 2015, 1:25 PM ]

Dianna of our office has recently became a mentor with Brian Buffini training.  She plans on having sessions at our office on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00am with the first being on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  The sessions will last 90 minutes.  If you are currently a member of the Buffini CRM you can register online under Group.  If not, please feel free to show up at sessions.  For more information please contact Dianna Hosta-Stickney at 440-785-6800 or dianna@diannasellshomes.com  Thank you!

New remax.com and syndication issues..

posted Dec 20, 2015, 6:44 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Dec 20, 2015, 6:44 AM ]

It's unfortunate but with change comes problems..  When writing descriptions for your listings try to eliminate the use of quotes, slashes and if at all possible apostrophes (at least for the time being).  When listings are sent to remax.com these characters are causing jibberish to be added to descriptions which in turn causes the flawed descriptions to be sent to Trulia, Zillow & remax.com.  There have also been issues with the photos not getting over to remax.com.  Best to warn sellers of potential hiccups in case they are the type to be watching for listing and keep an eye out at these different locations yourself within first 24 - 48 hours to see if there are any issues and if so let me know and I will do my best to correct.  Thank you!

Single-handedly..!

posted Dec 18, 2015, 2:00 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Dec 20, 2015, 6:36 AM ]

The skinny little boy from Lakewood, Ohio has done it again..  It has not been announced officially but we can add 35 photos to our listings in the MLS.  The MLS is sending 1024 X 768 res images now instead of the smaller 640 X 480 images.  And let's not forget, we have up to 1,500 characters to describe the property, too.  I have to hand it to Carl DeMusz for making all these things happen!  Thank you! BGW

Why people buy?

posted Dec 17, 2015, 4:00 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Dec 17, 2015, 7:55 PM ]

I watched this VIDEO dealing with why people buy from certain companies, vote for certain candidates and/or get behind certain issues.  I believe in what this gentleman has to say and also believe it may be helpful to those of you who are interested in finding another means of conveying to clients why they should climb on board with you.  Happy to discuss further with any of you that might find this to be helpful.  Thank you.

If you own a newer computer and are fighting Windows 10 update..

posted Dec 7, 2015, 4:52 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Dec 7, 2015, 4:53 PM ]

You can download a program called GWX Control Panel and stop it from happening.  Here is link to program and I am happy to help you with it if you like.  Best to wait until the kniks are worked out of Win 10 if possible (probably another year).  Thank you.  http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/GwxControlPanelSetup.exe

Brokerage license number required on new closing disclosure statement..

posted Dec 1, 2015, 5:35 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Dec 1, 2015, 5:35 PM ]

You may be asked for our brokerage license number by the title company or lending institution as it is required on the new closing disclosure.  It is not the company MLS ID, it is the company's identification number with the State of Ohio which is: REC.2002015785  Thank you.

New Single Page Agent Websites..

posted Nov 16, 2015, 4:25 PM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 4:27 PM ]

For those of you who have not been following the messages coming in about above please do the following so when new websites are instituted at end of month you will have your information entered.

Go to https://www.maxcntr.com/      (You can bookmark this link for future access)

Enter the same login credentials that you use for RE/MAX Mainstreet (your @remax.net email address and password)

Click on LeadStreet icon (you will probably see a Security Warning - click Continue)

You will be taken through a series of steps for setting up your web page. 

On first set up page do not be concerned with MLS ID field but enter all information including your Agent ID (your individual MLS ID), when complete click next at page bottom.

Then upload photo and add bio after completing and click Next at page bottom. 

Now add your social media hyperlinks and then click Next at page bottom. 

Now click Finish at page bottom. 

Now you can click any of the three links at top of page (Apps, My profile and my account) to explore other options.

Marketing/Syndication tab of our website..

posted Oct 23, 2015, 6:42 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Oct 23, 2015, 6:53 AM ]

I have combined above with our Toolbox so all information is on one page.  You will find the TILA/RESPA page under Information in Toolbox.  Thank you.

City Lift - notes / highlights (Grant money for City of Cleveland)

posted Oct 17, 2015, 11:50 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Oct 17, 2015, 11:50 AM ]

Julia Rutkowski of First Federal of Lakewood passed along the following information for grant money coming available Monday, 10/19/15..  Please click HERE

Rosewood Grill is now open and will open for lunch on Monday, October 19th..

posted Oct 12, 2015, 11:17 AM by Brian G. Walsh   [ updated Oct 12, 2015, 11:17 AM ]

We sincerely appreciate your patience throughout the construction including the many fire alarms and other distractions.  For those of you who park in the rear of the complex, thank you!  For those of you who park out front, it would be extremely helpful if you could park in the rear.  The spaces out front will be more important then ever once Rosewood starts serving lunch as we will still need room for the bank clientele and customers and clients coming in and out of the offices.  Thank you.

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