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By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 33
Let's face it.  There are a lot of amazing bloggers on ActiveRain who could make this list every week.  They've been around here forever, they write good stuff, and I've gotten to meet many of them at various meetups and RainCamps over the years.  But today, I tried a little variation on my weekl...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 42
I have discussed flipped houses in the past. Flipping houses has become as much a part of the American lexicon as Apple Pie and the 4th of July. The whole topic has been building up pressure in my head like a napping volcano for quite some time. It has finally melted through and flowed onto my ke...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 83
As with all things in life, expectations often exceed reality. That said, hoping for something is different than making it happen. Particularly at this time of year expectations run high: the perfect family, the perfect holiday, the perfect get together. I have found both personally and professio...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-December 13 to December 20, 2014   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 c...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Comments 0
Holiday Time at Moody Gardens!   Living so close to it ALL is one of the many reasons I chose League City, TX as my home. Minutes away from the bay and the gulf and a short drive to the city makes for plenty to do when family and friends visit. A wonderful attraction that is only about 25 minutes...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 13
Hello Rainers, We are going to have some downtime on the site tonight for our some planned upgrades on ActiveRain.  The website will be down on Monday, December 22nd, starting at 8PM Pacific (11PM Eastern) for approximately 3 hours. This will be our final release for 2014 and will include include...
By Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn, Author of Sell with Soul
(Sell with Soul)
Comments 3
Seeing that we're coming up on the time of year where Business Plans are made with abandon, I have a challenge to pose to all the managing brokers out there! Well, maybe “challenge” isn’t quite the right word; how about “proposal?” First, a question: In your office or company, are your agents rec...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 24
A front staircase disaster.  Lean to the left.  Lean to the right. Just looking at it from the car pulling up I knew I was in for some interesting work. And looking around the neighborhood I could see this house wasn't alone.  Some houses had similar schlock work (apparently builder done) and oth...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
Going into the house it was uncomfortably cool and the thermostat was set at 72F and the clients asked me what was wrong. I suggested the heat pump wasn't working right or the filter might be exceptionally dirty.  So we looked out the back window. The heat pump was looking like it was covered in ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 236
  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 45
I told Santa that you have been nice!   Dolores and I had the opportunity to meet with Santa Claus during a recent visit to Colonial Williamsburg. I was surprised to discover that Santa was familiar with the ActiveRain network. He is a pretty smart guy and I suspect that he knows that real estate...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
Good morning and hello there again.  It is Monday again and wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you, entitled "Don't Be Afraid"   *  Don't be afraid to say, "I don't know." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I made a mistake." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I need help." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I'm so...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 45
The government gives with one hand, but takes away with the other.   Yesterday I got notification from the Social Security Administration that my benefits for 2015 will be increased by 1.7 percent.   But.....there is always a but.....because I was younger than full retirement age in 2014, there w...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 13
Happiness Quotes When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller   In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. - Albert Schweitzer Happ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 52
3000 Blog Posts, a lot of Fun and a few other Perks too. 2.7 years ago I finally got serious about blogging, I had decided a few months earlier that doing the blogging thing was a smart way to drive some business my way, but I just could not think of anything worth saying, so I didn't. Then in Ap...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 2
This time of year has me very busy. My Real Estate Broker activities come to a crawl and my PEARLS SERIES of books becomes extremely busy. I am fortunate to be able to attend the many different book signings and events and meet people who share intimately making the Christmas season so real and p...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 37
Has 2014 been the type of real estate year you envisioned when you set your goals for it near the end of 2013? Were your goals attainable? Too easy? Too hard to reach? Pushed aside and forgotten about? Re-evaluated periodically throughout the year? You did set goals, right? I admit I was pretty e...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 13
I thought I would try showing my home from a different perspective.  The outside.  As most of you know I am a Tina Bemis protegee.  She is the queen of creative design.  This winter I made the Advent wreath for the dining room table. Tina came up with this New England winter version of a hanging...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 54
Saturday Subscriber Finds 83 Christmas Edition   This week I want to highlight some members that I want to send some special Christmas cheer their way. These Members have had some real challenges with health issues or taking care of family members that were sick. In spite of that they popped in a...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 7
10 Great Quotes From A Winner Mark Cuban I have to admit that I am truly hooked on the ABC TV show Shark Tank. Love or hate this man he is a success. And a self made man. I admire Mark Cuban not for being rich, I admire him for having the ability to be a winner and succeed at the game of life. I ...