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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 MONTH REALTY)
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Tips For The Perfect Turkey   Whether it is Thanksgiving or Christmas, a small family gathering or a huge party, cooking the perfect turkey for the holidays is every chef's goal.  Here are a few foolproof tips to cooking the perfect turkey!   Get The Right Equipment   The first step to the perfec...
By Loreena Yeo, Realtor® | Frisco TX Community Ambassador
(3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.)
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I throw alot of temper tantrums wondering why life never changed once we paid off our debt. We still lived the same lifestyle so I claimed. But on days when my head is screwed on right, I feel very blessed that I married a contented man. Someone who continues to teach me and grow me daily. We've ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Help Us…Help Them…Help Others Every year, Sheraton Furniture does our part to help those who are less fortunate.   This year, The McKinley Community Outreach Center and The Willoughby Evening Lions Club will receive a portion of our sales between NOW until December 21, 2014. Help Us…Help Them…Hel...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I just had a neighbor drop by to talk. He's in his mid-20s. A few years ago, my son and I helped him land a great bank job. He's a smart guy with great people skills and he excelled quickly. In two years he was in management and it looked like he was on the glide-path to a great career. I asked h...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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I often see painting errors on new construction, and I often think -- you do know that not all paint sticks on everything, right? This is a brand-new home.  Nobody has moved in.  This is the final walk through. This is the FAMOUS REVEAL!  It's when the builder can finally SHOW OFF THE HOUSE. Pain...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Expired Listing Marketing For Real Estate Agents Before you read this post: This post contains a list of ALL the blog posts I have written to help you create your own customized expired listing marketing campaign. After you read this post you can click on each of the links in the box below. Each ...
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)
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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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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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 Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Are you planning to travel during this holiday season? If so, check out the 22 fabulous tips BuzzFeed.com has provided to make your traveling easier during the holiday season. We all know what a nightmare holiday travel can be.   Here are just 10 of the 22 great tips: 1.  Sundays are the best day...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Welcome to the ongoing weekly series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our twentyfirst  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 Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This post was provided to all Active Rain agents by Katerina Gasset, an expert with the niche of listing real estate.  Listings are the name of the game, and if you are wise enough to follow Katerina's blog, you too will have the opportunity to successfully experience that sector of the business....
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     A couple of days ago I had written a post about the broken Q & A feature here in ActiveRain. It really highly upset my urinary tract to see how people were taking advantage of a glitch in the programming in order to game the system and gain points. I got into quite a lengthy discussion about...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
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  "If God is the DJ, then Life is the dance floor; Love is the rhythm, & You are the music."   The funny thing is I am a DJ, have been for 26 years.  I've had the music in me since I was a tiny boy and know it will never leave me.  Everything starts with US, the music works better with you on th...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Pig Wrestling In The Rain "I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig.  You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it".  George Bernard Shaw I've been in a few pig wrestles in the Rain.  Sometimes I KNEW it going in, other times I didn't yet know the character of the blogg...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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Gratitude - What is it?    Why is it?  I feel gratitude every day of my existence.    When I got married years ago, I realized that  there are many ways to go through life.  One is to be happy with what you are dealt and make the best of it, and to help others deal with what they have, OR  To be ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Everyone says with real estate buyers jump in the car and LET'S GO LOOK AT SOME HOUSES, but if the focus might be houses in a certain area, as with anything in life there is a STEP before focus. That is, Knowing What You Want. With houses it is not readily apparent on the first go round, even the...
By Mike & Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
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  After reading comments that licensed agents make, it is easy to conclude that most have no clue about "Agency Relationships".    Understanding agent duties and boundaries does not need to be elusive.                                                                                               ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Gratitude is the ingredient in life that makes the difference between existing and living - at least that is how it is for me. It starts when I step out of bed, smell the freshly brewed coffee and see the twinkling lights of the city -- grateful for the new morning and the cozy home I share with ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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What happened in Missouri is tragic. A kid is dead and the area is in turmoil. This is also true in New York, and Ohio. Kids are murdered everywhere everyday and it is hard to get my mind around this. The kids that were murdered in Newtown are not forgotten, but they are just as dead. After every...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Solitude is very different from a 'time-out' from our busy lives. Solitude is the very ground from which community grows. Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with each other directly, we are potentially opened for a deeper...