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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 101
Welcome to The Fourth Annual ActiveRain "BE THE STAR OF YOUR OWN MOVIE" Awards Ceremony      I'm Sharon Tara, and I'm very happy to be here on the Red Carpet for all of today's exciting festivities!   I will be announcing  all the nominees for the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Movie categorie...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 93
My wife had a girlfriend over to the house when I arrived home yesterday afternoon. My wife’s friend is quite a bit younger than my wife, and once was my wife’s boss. The woman has a mid-to-high level management position with her current company. She was explaining to the two of us that the owner...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 50
Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 21
When you see a small foundation crack, remember it for later! It might show up again! Small foundation cracks are normal. All foundations will move, some more than others. Usually a foundation will find its position and stop moving in 3 to 5 years. But not always! Can you see it?  This is a very ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 65
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 40
~ Guest Blogging on ~ If you are blogging to get seen by consumers, in the hope of gaining new business, then you might want to check out what HULIQ has to offer. Try your hand with a few guest posts (original content, not dupliate material you have posted here or elsewhere) to see if i...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 31
The Caller Says My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis Can You Help Me?   Blogging, as many of us know, can bring phone calls and inquiries.   And lots of interesting questions.   So when I received the phone call and I heard:   My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis, Can You Help Me?   I stopped f...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 33
Rainer Facebook Fan Pages Hey now! Do you have your social media fingers on the keyboard this AM? We can all learn and grow our social media presence together but it takes each of us making the time to engage with others to make it happen. So make it happen today! PLEASE stop by these Facebook F...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 6
Buying real estate as a first-time buyer, move-up buyer, scale-back buyer is a different type of buying from buying as a real estate investor. Investors typically have other things in mind beyond having a nice place to sleep. Investors are future focused. That future might be 5 years, 5 months or...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 16
Welcome to the ongoing weekly series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our thirty-fifth week! Each week, some ActiveRain bloggers are spotlighted to take us somewhere we may not have been on some kind of virtual travel (and it doesn't cost a dime!). Here is the purpose:   " to enjoy the ride" ...
By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 6
The closing today is not just another home sale... it's MY home sale!   Ever since September, when my husband and I decided to purchase a home in a new Lennar community, the experience has been somewhat surreal. We've lived in five different homes in the same community for nearly 45 years, and no...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 15
      Dr. Frederick Laing Griffin, Sr. was a natural leader and a very charismatic man.  He was loved and admired by everyone who knew him. Dr. Griffin was the father of 6 children. He practiced dentistry in Palatka, Florida from the early 1960's until shortly before his passing in 1979.         ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 10
Off to Great American REALTOR Days in Tallahassee, Florida   Just in time for the beginning of the 2015 Florida Legislature session, Florida REALTORS are traveling to Tallahassee to impress on Our lawmakers that we care. Today was the first day of the two day Great American REALTOR Day event that...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 21
Safety has to come first in our profession even though we want a sale or a new listing. We must be smart and not take chances when it comes to our personal safety. It is much more dangerous than it used to be as people are bolder, some are weird and out to do us harm. Be on alert, let someone kno...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 11
March came in with a surprise...fear   It's only March 3rd but if feels like January 30th because it's been a whirlwind of business activity from January 2nd on. Which is all good, real good!   I haven't had much time to be on ActiveRain lately but I was happy to read a post about a fun contest f...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA
Comments 6
Small Business USA ( talks about 7 specific areas you need to consider in your business process. Here are all seven again: ·       Management Strategy ·       Primary Aim ·       Organizational Strategy ·       Strategic Objectives ·       People Strategy ·       Marketing...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 21
Don't laugh because I believe this. Every time there is good stuff, stabilization or the best yet growth in the stock market some genius talks too much about it and all the good is gone. It's true. I have yet to recover from my panic sell off some years ago and finally I saw some hope: and then i...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 9
Feng Shui Ascension Tip: Practice Being Discerning  I know for me this is always an ongoing practice in my life. I remember my mother teaching me as a young girl with daily interactions and when mentoring me for Feng Shui, she would remind me sometimes certain thoughts that come to mind are best ...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 12
Finding the CONNECTION with New Clients….How to Make It Work!   Have you found that you have met new potential clients and “lost” them after a showing or a meeting or two?    Would you rather keep the potential relationship in play until closing?   I think I know the answer to the last question....
By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 0
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