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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 29
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 Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 26
  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 Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 67
Thanks to my lovely community for getting my butt in gear.  I miss you guys and I know you miss each other so let's plan our next round of MeetUps. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about...MeetUps are informal get-togethers for members of ActiveRain to hang out and talk business, sport...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 51
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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
Thanksgiving is about gratefulness and should be a daily thing as you note what you HAVE with your blessings, not what you lack, it will turn out you will be very happy. The very act of being happy NOW rather than thinking being MORE happy later, will keep you well grounded, at peace, and content...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 45
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 Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
The debate as to whether cell phones are safe or not has been going on for a very long time. I have been hearing this argument ever since the technology first became popular. Even now one can search the internet and find countless articles outlining the many “dangers” associated with heavy cell ...
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 9
On certain holidays, you can hear without a doubt and very clearly (paradox) the quietude in your area. Thanksgiving is one of those days where nature for miles around is heard and appreciated with no man-made noises. The freeways, roads, shopping centers and the plain coming and going is reduced...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 17
Thirty-two years ago I married my best friend, and 32 years later, she still is.  I knew Buffy's parents before I met her.  They were parishioners at a church where I was an associate pastor, but before I even met them my mother and Buffy's mother started a conspiracy to get us together. I was aw...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 7
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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 7
Happy Thanksgiving ActiveRain Members, Subscribers and Friends    We wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. We pray that you will be able to spend time with your family, friends, loved ones.    Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year because it is a day of reflecting on all that we are g...
By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 MONTH REALTY)
Comments 8
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 Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 8
Whether you are near or far -----           in the cold and beautiful snow  -----                     or dipping your toes in the gentle ocean ---- Whether you are in the city ------           or the suburbs -----                     or the country ----- I'm sending wishes your way for a wonderfu...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 70
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 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 58
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)
Comments 19
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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 32
  Thanksgiving.....a time to be grateful and show our appreciation.   As we start this holiday season and I count my many blessing, I must include all of the wonderful friends I have made "in the Rain".  You truly have made a difference in my life in so many ways.   Please have a safe and wonder...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 12
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Carolinas Realty Partners. We are continually thankful for the blessings of our lives: family, friends, satisfying careers, and living in a wonderful place like Charlotte.   We are especially thankful for our wonderful and valued clients, business partners and...
By Laura S. Baker, Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group
(First Weber Group)
Comments 4
  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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 13
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...