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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 152
  I don’t want to work with a Realtor®! I was reading Conrad Allen’s post on “Why a buyer should have a Realtor® represent them”, made a comment and realized I had a blog in the making. I got a call on one of my active listings that has a Contingent contract. The caller said he didn’t understand ...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
Comments 147
2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging      Leave a comment HERE!!!!!!  Participation COMPLETE: Did all 24 posts of the 2015 BIG BLog Jumpstart Challenge. OR   PARTIAL participation: a) Weltanschauung post completed (or not done) b) Community Guidelines post completed ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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The drive to the Amazon from Quito was long and hard, principally because of the altitude and the hair pin turns. It was the same this morning going to the thermal spas, but the end was terrific. It is cold and raining, but once in the water: magic. Some shots from along the way. Later onto Peru.  
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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A few folks have "followed" me in the past few weeks. Thanks!  Unfortunately, my Active Rain tenure is waning.  I find that I am on the site less and less.  It's a habit, granted, and I sign on to read a few posts and make a comment here and there almost daily. I do miss Active Rain and the many ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 4
This post by Beth was too precious to not pass on.  I think the quote from Mother Theresa is one we should all think about.  "We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do." Mother Teresa 1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive - Did you ever notice how people are drawn to you when you smile. 2. ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 6
A llittle late this year for my Mother's Day greetings as this was my first Mother's Day without my Mom.So:  Mom, I know you are listening from the heavens above. There’s nothing that I value more, than your love. No matter where I am or what I am doing, your memories will always keep me smiling....
By Richard and Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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"We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do." Mother Teresa 1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive - Did you ever notice how people are drawn to you when you smile. 2. Smiling Changes Our Mood - Many years ago I read in one of Tony Robbins books the best way to change a negative mood is to t...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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Happy Tuesday …title order Tuesday that is,   Here are some great events for your business you do not want to miss:   Here at Franklin Title Agency we try to give more to our clients in terms of assisting in the growth of their business as a true business partner.   How a Realtor is FOUND! Are y...
By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 122
It's been a long time coming, but my husband and I decided last September to leave the community where we had lived for 43 years and move to "lower slower" Delaware. We contracted on a new home to be built in September, put our Crofton home on the market the day after Christmas, and moved into ou...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 4
I've slowed down a little on my businesses that treated us well series and I apologize to the many I've yet to blog about.  I promise I will get to ALL of them.  For those that haven't read any past installments here is a background.  During my daughter's battle with cancer and after her passing ...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 28
How to Dominate for a Community with Real Estate BloggingZillow, Trulia, Realtor OH MY! How can the podunk little real estate agent compete on the search engines? They dominate all the major broad keywords and unless you've had a domain for 20+ years, have 18,000 high quality back links or a kill...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 0
Every loan has turbulence, but there are many things both the lender and the realtor can do to help smooth the flight for the client. Here are some quick tips:Over Communicate Frequently. Lack of communication during the transaction causes turbulence. Tell your clients how the process works in la...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 47
Do you have three minutes and twenty two seconds today to remember? Remember someone who may have lost their life serving their country and fighting for our freedom?Today is Memorial Day, a federal holiday day in the United States on which the men and women who died in active military service are...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 36
I Hope There Is a Special Place In HeavenYesterday I wrote a post entitled, “I Hope There Is a Special Place in Hell”. It was about a family who set up numerous charities to supposedly help cancer victims. They collected $180,000,000…and then spent the majority of the money on themselves. The Fed...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 47
Don't Make Your Clients Feel Stupid I recently read a terrific post by Elizabeth Weintraub, “Never Say I Told You So About Choosing the Wrong Lender.” It’s well worth a read and raises a significant issue – how saying “I told you so” could certainly set the wrong tone with your client. That could...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 45
If you know me at all, you know how much I enjoy photo editing.  For quite awhile, Kathy Streib has been wanting me to show her how I do what I do.I've made some tutorial videos on photo editing, but it's not the same as actually working with someone in person.It's been our hope that someday we c...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 37
She said I was greedy, petty, and typically paranoid... I enjoy the Q & A section and asked a question about sign calls and got more than expected from a new member. She doesn't know me but felt free to call me greedy, petty, and typically paranoid, plus more... It is not okay to personally attac...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 28
Bungee me. The Bungee cord (sometimes spelled Bungie Cord) is an elastic cord originally developed for the airplane industry.  As a strong elastic cord, surrounded by a woven wrapping, it was able to be wrapped around early-on airplane parts to hold them in place.If you go to a site that describe...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 1
There will always be the person who lives on the Equator to whom you can sell an electric heater. As they say, there is a sucker born every minute.This is why cyber criminals will always have a field day, like the crook who posed as a tax man who got an elderly couple to send $100,000 to an offsh...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 5
Feng Shui Inspirational Movie Pick: "TommorowLand" "Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curious and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secretes of a place somewhere in time and space that exist in their collective memory."This is the description...