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By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
Comments 35
When you log on to your  computer each morning do you stop by ActiveRain and Faceook first before you check your emails?  I do.  It's a habit that is about 6 years old.  I've met some of the best people I know as a result of ActiveRain.  Some of the smartest, some of the funniest. Don't get me wr...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 41
     I got an email asking if I have enjoyed my 3 years in Real Estate.  Huh?  I've been in Real Estate for 30 years.  They must have made a typo.  Then, I was mentioned in a Blog; the author states that "Fred has been in Real Estate for 3 years."   What is up with this???      A quick look at my...
By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Comments 43
I lost one of my favorite people in the world today. My good friend, Russell Lewis, passed away this morning from esophageal cancer. Thanks to his wife, Margaret, I was able to see him Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours. He apologized so many times for being sick, which struck me as poignan...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 22
You Don't Want to Know the Closing Costs          It's true.  You DON'T want to know the closing costs.  You want to know exactly  what a mortgage is going to cost you.  When comparison shopping amongst different lenders, it can be very difficult to compare apples to apples.  Sometimes closing co...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 50
I want each contestant to come up with their personal, unique, one of a kind tag-line, slogan or short mission statement for themselves. It can have to do with your business product, service or name. It has to be short, sweet and pack punch. Choose Me, I'll work hard for you or I'm the best! .......
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 42
“Why Would Anyone be Willing to Keep Paying Higher Rental Rates?”   She told me she was paying $1450 per month for rent, renting the same home for 4 years and a home that doesn’t fit their needs. OK, so why rent? She told me, no one in her family has ever owned a home. It never occurred to her th...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 33
 OK, this is late once again.  You know how it is with real estate and planning for a vacation.  So here are the favorites for this week: Marie Graham:  Buyers Can't Buy It if They Can't Find It!  This might seem really obvious, but I'm amazed at how hard it can be to find some listings. Marte Cl...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 23
There are a lot of good real estate agents in the Winchester, VA market, and there are a few things that make working with other agents a gift. I'm not much for drama, and I don't like to see people give up on a challenge before it's overcome. Those two items seem to be work practice of a lot of ...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 33
Sometimes you gotta' kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince or Princess!   Sometimes you gotta' look at, and ride in, a lot of cars before you find one you want to take home!    Sometimes you gotta' cast a lot of throws before you drag in the big bass!   Sometimes you gotta' look at a wh...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 29
Do We get Intimidated with a First Look? I was getting ready to play golf this morning at a course named The Preserve. The name alone set the tone for the course as it is a nature sanctuary with a championship curse running through it.  The practice range was set up with island greens for testing...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 63
This morning's mix of email contained a link to an article on Trulia that I just "had" to read. It promised "5 Surprising Buyer Turnoffs." Since I provide weekly blog posts to a few agents with my blog post service, I'm always on the lookout for new buyer and seller tips that they can share with ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 65
In my business, we don't have access to market reports or data.  But, if I were a real estate agent, I would be publishing market reports every month (and yes, I used to do something similiar in a previous career).  It would be a great way for local buyers/sellers to find me and for me to build c...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 56
  What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- August 23 to August 30, 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!  Or it co...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 33
Your Character Will Become Your Calling Card “Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.” J. C. Watts   As I see it. . . . . . . . Your character wil...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 29
We all have heard "NOTHING in life is easy" or maybe the variation of "who said life is easy", right? Well I think about this and especially in this industry we have our fair share of trials and tribulations. That got me thinking if it were easy would we appreciate it? If it were easy wouldn't ev...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 61
From the home page of ActiveRain, there is a link that you can click "Membership Roster" that is a neat tangent to explore when you are surfing the site. As you click on each of the years of ActiveRain's existence, you realize it looks a lot like a school yearbook. Which class are you in? Are you...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 53
Best Comments On Your Blogposts-What They Say About Your Writing Style Sometimes when writers write, they are baring their souls to the readers. Other times, it's "strictly the facts, ma'am."  Whatever it is, the comments that you get from your followers can make you belt out a laugh, create an "...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
Comments 38
Buckle your seat belts because I am about to hold forth and reveal the secret information that has been eluding you all for years. The secret key to nearly every thing you ever wanted to know is this... ARE YOU READY??? YOU REALLY NEED TO LEAN IN... ARE YOU AS CLOSE TO YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN AS YOU...
By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 41
Most real estate agents I know are very cautions about giving out any information about their clients, past or present. Of course, there is the occassional social media, or blog post blunder, but that doesn't happen too often. As a group, we tend to be especially cautious when it comes to giving ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 38
Saturday Subscriber Finds 66 Welcome to the 66th edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. For new readers...this is a series where you will learn about three different Active Rain members each week. Sometimes there's a theme, but often times it a random selection of members I've discovered over the ...
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