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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 121
I know the cost of living is different around the country, and the thought of losing commission on a $500K sale is no big deal in some areas, but in my area that is an upscale property and the loss would sting quite a bit. A recent client who was moving to another state asked for my assistance in...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 59
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- October 12 to October 18, 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 co...
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 7
Whoever thought this trio up should be in the hall of eating fame. Each one brings a function and pleasure to the sandwich of your choice. Most amazing little pleasure to have standing by to enhance your munching experience. Honorable mention to salt & pepper to while I am at it THE LINE-UP KETCH...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 1
Monday evening musings: when time & technology interfer with blogging. Just to give you an idea I intended on doing this post on Sunday. It was going to be a Speechless Sunday post. This clearly did not happen and it became a Monday Evening Musings and almost a Tuesday morning musings.... Now wi...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
I just returned from four days of a national home inspector conference.  One of the classes I took was about the legal ramifications of report writing.  One thing talked about regarded home inspection standards of practice vs. standards of care. The instructor said was that if we inspectors are n...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 12
          Every now and then I like to revisit the book, “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Earlier today, I was revisiting the chapter on Faith and ran across a section I had marked on the term “auto suggestion.” According to the author, all impulses of thought have a tendency to clothe the...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 17
I have had a tough couple of days. I couldn't get a bill from my exterminator until I fired them, my landscaper didn't come and sent a poor replacement who did more harm than good, my printer died and had to be replaced, and I got an email from the person I pay to drive me to the airport saying s...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 10
   For those of you out there in the Greater Sacramento Region, who have a primal need to have the bejeebers scared out of you, to adequately celebrate Halloween, there is a place for you. Heartstoppers Haunted House is located inside the Old Mine Shaft Building in Rancho Cordova.  The address @...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 14
  OK I know that we are all supposed to shrink a little bit as we mature in years, but this is a just a little to much.  This Is Ridiculous!!!       *****************************************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 6
OK for those of you who know the MNF (Monday Night Football) theme my post will not be construed as utter nonsensical ramblings but something that tugs at the heart lol. I am and always will be a fan of football, college more so than pro just because I love the purity in which they play and, whil...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 3
The Stephens City, VA real estate market showed tighter numbers throughout September compared to many areas of Frederick County. There is evidence of the typical season drift, but it's minor. Overall, the Stephens City, VA real estate market is showing signs of health and stability. Enjoy the vid...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 33
The Adventures of Whaa Cow at The Cody Hotel in Cody Wyoming- Customer Service Above and Beyond!!!   After spending the night in Custer South Dakota we made our way on our road trip to Cody Wyoming which is about 45 minutes outside of the east entrance of Yellowstone Park.    The Cody hotel is ou...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 32
When your client has a home inspector at their beckon call, it is best to dot I’s and cross T’s.  This is even truer if that home inspector happens to be your father or father-in-law. When my eldest son sent me pictures of the completed exhaust fan installation, that was done in conjunction with ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 30
There were a lot of terrific posts that I read last week on ActiveRain, and I'm sure that I missed a bunch of other posts that would have taught me something important or made me smile.  But these are the favorites of the ones that I did find: Anita Clark:  Hidden Home Buying Costs  Anita does a ...
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 71
No one is going at it with anyone else. No feuds? No tete to tete? No comment to post combat? I know we don't all agree, but have we reached the point where we can share and not take prisoners during the exchange? I haven't seen or heard of anyone declaring war on another here in ActiveRain-land ...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
Comments 75
    Why We Need to Flex Our ActiveRain Muscles      Keeping Current Matters is a very popular website and news source for those within the Real Estate industry.  Their daily informative articles touch upon important and timely topics that are aimed at those hoping to buy a home, current homeowner...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 34
  Much ado about nothing!   OK, what exactly are we trying to do now?   This installation accomplishes a few things, but I am pretty sure that none of these things are the real reason for the installation.   First of all, it took some money out of a bank account or wallet.   Secondly, it uses ele...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 60
 Choosing Someone to Cover You While on Vacation   So often when I have taken vacation I have simply continued to tackle issues back home via email, phone and text, and my absence appears seamless. I have a transaction coordinator who manages much of the paperwork flow and process, and count on h...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Comments 56
30 Posts in 30 Days? What?   What is a 30 in 30 ActiveRain challenge? It's fairly simple. First ingredient? A month with 30 days. Nobvember will fit that criteria. Bam! Second ingredient? Pretty easy. A blog post for EACH day in the month! That's right. ONE post for each day. Not 3 posts for 1 da...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 98
A good buddy of mine told me a story about one of his clients and their home buying process.  She was a single mom with a 5 year old daughter.  The mom couldn't find a sitter, so she asked Brian if she could bring her along for the 4 showings.     Not only did Brian say yes, he went above and bey...