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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

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-May 17 to May 23, 2015 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 could be a po...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 20
 A Loooooooooooooooooooong haul.  What is this????
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 36
So, when is a drain leak not a drain leak?  Well, when it's a wall leak.I was called to investigate a drain leak.  In addition to other things.  But this one was a biggie to this homeowner.The floor outside the master bathroom shower, a bamboo floor, was staining, bulging a bit, and decidedly wet...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 18
My buyer is the mother of my close friend who lives in New York. It is my friend and his wife who do the previewing of the houses for her because they know exactly what she wants. After looking at only three houses, one of which was the mother's own pick, my friend and his wife excitedly called t...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 5
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 Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 16
I was so completely excited the day Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 sent me an email asking "how can I begin to write those Ask an Ambassador posts?" The "ask an ambassador" was founded by Charita Cadenhead and she had folks covering every day of the week.  Some contacted he...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 58
Tomorrow Mickey will start training again for the Senior Olympics. This evening she was released from Hillcrest Hospital and is now at Mount St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center. Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy start all over again tomorrow. Mickey will be going for the Gold Medal on the pa...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 21
It was eye opening and wonderful. Spent the morning at the Equator and balanced an egg on the head of a nail. Learned about the place and its indigenous people. Then we drove to the center of town and slogged around. The place is actually called San Francisco de Ecuador and after seeing it I unde...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 7
     Freedom comes at a cost and the freedom we enjoy has cost the lives of many of our fellow citizens. Memorial Day is meant to be a solemn day set aside to remember everyone who has lived and gave their life defending the freedom we often take for granted. Take a moment this weekend and thank ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 5
 Today is 2015 Memorial Day In Middletown, CT.  Memorial Day is always recognized on the last Monday in May, and is a day our Country has set aside to honor the fallen men and women who have served in our Armed Forces, and put their lives on the line to ensure the freedoms we have.Memorial Day ha...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 10
    With Memorial Day being just around the corner, it and on everyone’s mind, I thought I would post pictures of Memorials that honor the fallen and inspire the Patriotism in each and every one of us. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, but in your fun please stop and say...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 45
Judging from the meetup pictures I see it looks like Dagny Eason holds the biggest meetups in Active Rain.  We had 22 people there on Thursday night.  The weather cooperated as we posed for our group picture by the pool.We really sould have included Sadie in the count.  She is Lisa Friedman 's re...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 30
I think it was sometime in 2003, I learned my daughter, Tami, would be going back to school.  This was somewhat surprising, because she had already acquired a Master’s Degree in English, and a teaching credential.  She had taught high school English for a couple years. Even more astonishing was h...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 9
Real Estate agents are teams of independent contractors.  But that does not mean that the team leader should let go to the point of disconnecting.  Why do you have a team in the first place--more success for all while building your brand.  An effective leader does not simply say you know what to ...
By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 4
There is an old Jewish proverb:"The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten."  Please remember to take time from your day and attend your communities Memorial Day ceremonies in rememberance of those and their familes that have made the supreme sacrifice for each of us and our country.
By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, CDPE, CRB, Ft. Lauderdale-Doral-Sunny I
Comments 1
Memorial Day is a day for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. This day of reflexion which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organizat...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
We always want to be on page #1 of Google correct?Here's a great post from Suzanne about what we should do to promote ourselves online. Thrilled to share that last month's webinar, "The Top 5 Most Critical Online Marketing Skills You Need to Master" was a huge success! What some listeners had to ...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 4
Another S O L D Home In Caloosa By Mark Loewenberg 561-214-037012731 Wilderness DrivePalm Beach Gardens FL 33418Tropical House Among The Trees on 5.29 Acres in Palm Beach County - 4 BR, 2.5 BA Enjoy this two-story home on fully fenced corner lot in the equestrian community of Caloosa. Top floor '...
By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 5
There is nothing worse a family can experience than the death of one or more of their children. My grandmother was 80 something when my mother crossed over at 66 years of age. Grandma told me that "even at her age you don't expect your children to predecease you" There is much angst and we MUST r...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 3
  Suzanne De Vita, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this com...