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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 64
Most Saturday mornings this time of year my husband and I head out sailing.  He goes to the sailboat and I go to the yard sales.   I love finding bargains and treasures of any kind, but my primary goal is toys for the grandbabies. This past Saturday I scored big....I bought a house!  As I was wal...
By Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
(iPartnerMedia.com and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
Comments 13
One of the ActiveRain contests for July gives us the opportunity to share how we are involved in the community. Being in business entails bein a good corporate citizen. Some industries, like banking, are mandated by fedral law to be give back to the communities in which they serve. Regardless of ...
By Kim Norton, YOUR Realtor for Northwest Arkansas!
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
Comments 16
I LOVE taking on a new listing!  I LOVE the thrill I feel when I gain an appointment or a referral calls saying they need me to sell their home.  I LOVE the moment when I share what I can do for them and they say YES!  I LOVE going to the photography session and working with my photographer to fi...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 31
My real estate board, Houston Association of REALTORS has what I believe to be one of the best MLS sites in the country.  Now I may be the slightest bit biased but from what I hear from our clients and other agents who visit our site, many agree with this statement.     When they added the blog ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 39
This has certainly been an interesting week on ActiveRain, and we're all wondering what it will look like in another couple of weeks.  But this is what it looked like last week, and here the posts that caught my eye: Kathleen Daniels: You've Just Been Appointed CCO of ActiveRain/Trulia - ...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 48
There was some startling news in the New York Times yesterday. Okay, actually there was a hell of a lot of startling news in the New York Times yesterday, and most of it is way more important than the story I wanted to share with you. But this particular story is one in which we are not merely s...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 33
  You Will  Come to Mirror the People You Associate With “It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better then yours, and you’ll drift in that direction.” Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, CEO        As I see it. . . . . . . .   You will come to...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 83
Sorry.  The house went under contract late last evening.  It's gone. It's tough for a buyer's agent to have to tell their buyer/client "Sorry, the listing agent just called and they accepted an offer late last evening.  The house is gone." The prospective buyer's first i...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 42
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- July 20 to July 26, 2014.   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!July 20:   Ginn...
By Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way
(Evers & Co. Real Estate)
Comments 39
I'm not entirely sure whether last Wednesday was the hottest day of the century in DC, but it sure seemed that way when the AC in my house stopped working in the early afternoon, just as the outside temperature reached the mid-90s. By the time the realization set in that it was indeed just l...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(Broker/ Owner HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Comments 57
Please Keep This Confidential   You Don't Have To Ask!   A call received this morning was a referral from a mutual friend. This potential client was guarding her words not wanting to share any information and asking... 'Please Keep This Confidential.'     As a former Registered Nurse,...
By Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages
(www.genemundt.com)
Comments 41
         Coulda ...  Woulda...  Shoulda! That's What You're Going to Say, if You Don't Buy Now!          Missed Opportunities!    Regrets!    Lost Potential!         Coulda ... Woulda ...    Shoulda!              That's what you're going to be hearing yourself say ... if you d...
By Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 43
     "Comments have been disabled by the author".  I just read a killer Blog.  A great explanation of the subject matter, with incredible insights and superb advice.  Throughout the blog, questions were posed.  "What should the average person do in this situation?  What do you thi...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 40
  Who knew I had such a big family?  Recently I lost a part of my family and my “family” of ActiveRainers came to my side to deliver virtual hugs, share tears, and stories of their own firsts,  their own horse stories their own lost pets. I vowed to comment on each of those posts. After finally c...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 31
Saturday Subscriber Finds 61 Thanks for stopping by the 61st edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. Here we feature the active and personable members of Active Rain, and give them a shout out for the week. Hey ladies watch out...this week we have an all male review. I was just dying to write that....
By Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
Comments 23
  Several times a week I get calls from people that have purchased or want to purchase at a Tax Deed Auction or a Foreclosure Auction.  Often they ask which is better.  The answer itself is not all that difficult, but the issues behind the answer are very complex.  Agents and Brokers should under...
By Janet Fetterman, Selling Luxury Lifestyles...
(Royal Shell Real Estate Inc)
Comments 48
Somewhere, someone must have "written the book" on how to engage and convert on line marketing leads to sales. Apparently, this is one book I've missed. You know the situation, something- you see on social media peaks your curiosity so you click on it to read more or click to watch ...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Comments 55
Did You Know? 7 Stages of Alzheimer's Disease As a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association, I continue to learn more and more about the disease. I believe it is often misunderstood. Many believe it's something that only affects older adults and that it is strictly about memory loss....
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 63
  So you just got your mortgage and saved some money or moved into your new home, CONGRATULATIONS! What typically happens in the next 1-2 months? A letter arrives talking about Bi-Weekly payments and how you can get out of debt and save tens of thousands in interest and payments by utilizing this...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 32
Having an image or two in a blog post makes a huge difference as to the drawing the reader’s interest to the page and capturing their eyes. The method to add an image is not hard and in this post I wanted to walk you through the steps so that you have that ability. Each blogging platform has a si...
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