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By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 45
What Happened? Do You Know? Why Are You Blaming Me? by Bill Roberts. What happened to our business over the last ten years? Do you know or just think you do? And why are you blaming me? I routinely "follow" the blog posts of the mortgage professionals that I know here on ActiveRain. I read their ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 31
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! After the feast many of us had yesterday, and the Black Friday madness that others partook in last night/this morning, many real estate professionals will not be thinking about social media today. I say it is the perfect time to go against the grain and do a bit ...
By Laura S. Baker, Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group
(First Weber Group)
Comments 42
  Happy Thanksgiving ActiveRain! Today I'm taking a moment to say Thank You to all of my ActiveRain Family.    You have touched my life in so many ways, enriching it beyond belief.  Some of you have become incredible friends, some have shared knowledge and education, some have challenged me and c...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Comments 2
I locked the door with the keys inside the house-November Activerain contest-I cannot believe I just did that.   Well this happened around maybe June 2008. This is actually my first client who so happens to be one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. That person happens to be my brother...
By Joanne Gillet & Danah Prophet The Edge Of The Beach Team, Top Producers
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
Comments 2
It's all about the view!  Feel like you are on vacation in this fabulous open floor plan.  3 BDRM, 2 BA, very spacious Condo with a wall of Glass doors overlooking this splendor of nature.  How would you like this Creek/Marsh view right from your own Balcony?  A great view of the Marsh from most ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 40
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and colleagues here in the Rain and across the Web! Today will be a day filled with fun, relaxation, laughter, and a bit of reflection for my family and I. I hope it is the same and more for you and your family. God Bless...we all have much to be thankful for...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 54
I get this question a lot:  What do I do about broken window seals? For sure, sooner or later, most double-pane windows (gas filled) will develop a broken seal.  The intert gas inside, argon or krypton, will leak out, get replaced by air, and that air will bring in condensation. People often ask ...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 33
  The holidays are officially here! Food, merriment, family, friends, and memories will be shared today. I am so grateful for all of my wonderful clients and of course, my friends in Active Rain.
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 16
Every Listing is Won Before You Ever Step Foot in The Seller's Front Door   Sun Tzu said over 2,500 years ago in the 'The Art of War',  "every battle is won before it is ever fought."   Before you ever step foot on the battlefield the battle has already been won.   If you want to be a listing age...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 73
Is the open house dead? Ignore my opinion because I hate open houses, but on the flip-side if something is valuable I want to use it even if I don't think it's valuable. Today, one of my new agents did an open house for me on a great property. It was well advertised and ready to be shown. Zero, n...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 2
Black Friday isn’t just for toys and household goods.  Black Friday is also for houses. There are 43 distressed properties available in the Winchester VA real estate market.  The Winchester / Frederick County area has 14 short sales and 29 foreclosures. The average short sale is $210507, and the ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
Gratitude and being thankful:     There are so many reasons in the world to say thank you, yet we often don't.  Day to day life pounds it out of us, information overload overwhelms us.  There are many reasons we often don't say thank you, but a few good reasons we should.  A simple thank you can ...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 51
This is the time of year that we all come together to give Thanks, and be grateful for everything we have. It all starts with Giving Thanks to God, Family, and Friends. Therefore, I want to take a few moments to wish all my family and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. I Praise and Thank God for ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 62
What Was I Thinking, I Could Be Dead I Can't Believe I Just Did That- We have a challenge from Kathleen Daniels to write about something that happened with a client that was crazy or funny. What comes to mind for me did not have me laughing. Looking back now I shake my head and think I must have ...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 16
Never thought I would be writing about this unpleasant incident, but my friend from San Jose, Ms. Kathleen Daniels has a contest going on called, "I can't believe I just did that", and it's was NOT featured on the Contest page. However, Thanks for Kathleen's reminders, and a reblog from Sussie Su...
By Lon Reed, We Buy Houses - Nationwide
(SwingSign Corporation)
Comments 2
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By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 14
Listings are the name of the game we play.  Yes, it's a game, and to become proficient at this challenge, one needs to UNDERSTAND the psychology of listing property.  It goes well beyond pricing.  There are many factors that are incorporated in the equation that reflect how to properly create a l...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 21
Happy Thanksgiving ! I have a lot to be thankful today and always, God has truely blessed me with many gifts. Most importantly the gift of knowing that God is always with me, always helping with what He knows that I need and surrounding me with many people who make my life complete. I was blessed...
By Sarah & Les Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 2
Time to reflect on what I am thankful for.     Thanksgiving 2014   Allow me to be personal and reflect on what I am Thankful for this year.   1. That I am alive and given another opportunity to grow and be perfected. 2. The opportunity to be a serving vessel for Christ. 3. Blessed for all the Lor...