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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Amy Jones, Voted Chandler AZ Best Realtor® for 3 years
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
Comments 45
Flashback December 10, 2009, after another buyer question about scorpions in Arizona, I decide to write a post about it. Many of my colleagues thought this was a bad idea. They asked why I would want to write about one of the "negatives" of living in the Phoenix area. The way I looked at it (and ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 28
Document, document, document! Yesterday, I mentioned in my post that a customer went into the store on my day off and lied to the owner about the price I had quoted them. Since I had documented what I quoted them, my boss was able to check my notebook and verify that I had quoted them correctly a...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 150
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
By Jon Zolsky, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 67
I owe a big “thank you” to all of my friends on AR for your support. A very big Thank you, indeed. Life is full of surprises. No surgery in the plans, but how little all our plans mean... My cardiologist did not like the results of a recent stress test, said they needed to look inside and, probab...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 27
There are only two weeks left in the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   If you want to participate, you need to get going very soon.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   It's not a challenge that you can leave to the last minu...
By Midori Miller, Homes In Fort Lauderdale, Real Estate Training - R
(Better Homes Realty - BH Referral Associates )
Comments 29
Today I have been working away and I logged into Activerain as well as Trulia.  Not for myself but for one of my clients.  Holy Cow, once you fill in every little blank, it's amazing.  Everything that a consumer needs is right there at their fingertips. Things to attract home buyers and sellers t...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 14
For the last eight months I've been beyond frustrated with my htc Evo 4g LTE and Sprint's inability to provide adequate cell phone service. When I purchased my phone from Sprint last August I could have saved money buying a refurbished one, but I wanted a new one so I paid for a NEW phone.  Withi...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 21
My First Home Purchase    1989, after several years of traveling the country working for the US Forest Service, we had just had our third child, I had started my forestry consulting firm a few months earlier, and now it was time to really settle down and buy a home.  I didn’t think that I could a...
By John Wiley, Your Cape Coral, FL Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Elite Realty)
Comments 6
FAITH IN WHAT WE DON'T SEE Many people do not understand what Faith is. But we all exercise faith everyday. When we flip a switch on the wall, lights come on. We do not ever see the electricity but we have faith lights will come on when the switch is flipped. We can walk into a room we have never...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 38
A little bit of this, a little bit of that.....but all about the #1. Kind of like a "nothing" post with a little "something". Mia Michelina (Mickey's namesake) turns one year old next month.  Mickey can't wait for the "Birthday Bash". Mickey is still #1 when it comes to Rummy.  She kicked my A$$ ...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Comments 26
 The Cross Groom Texas     There is a 19-story cross located next to Interstate 40 at Groom Texas. This 190-foot tall free-standing cross can be seen from twenty miles away.   Many claim this cross to be the largest in the Western Hemisphere.   Each time Debbie and I are passing through Groom Tex...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 27
Three years ago when I first joined Active Rain, I had no idea what the whole blogging thing was about. It was a mystery. Active Rain helped me learn about the importance of blogging, SEO and web-based marketing.  I tried my hand at blogging after much trepidation, and much to my surprise, a few ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 16
  Cause I’m Happy…   I am happy, are you? If you want to improve on your happiness, there are a few ways you can. Being happy is reactive and triggers a positive reaction that ultimately prompts joy.   Being happy stems from so many different emotions and recognitions “as well as” doing all the l...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
Just driving up to a house, even from a distance, I can often look and say to myself - cedar shake roof - was it repaired or not? This particular roof was said by the seller to have been inspected, had dozens of bad shakes replaced, other shakes repaired, and stained all over.  I have no doubt th...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 13
Happy Easter from Timber Pines in Spring Hill, Florida Driving through the Timber Pines golf course community in Spring Hill, Florida just before a holiday, you will notice the many decorations Timber Pines residents have put up. Just before Easter, the community is hopping with bunny rabbits and...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 14
Friday evening we were heading out to dinner after a long day. The route we took was through the forest preserve on a road called Forest Way Drive. It cuts right in the middle of a huge plot of land, miles long. It is a fast way to get from Winnetka IL to Northbrook where we were headed. Margie s...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 9
As the Spring market heats up, it is easy for real estate agents to forget to educate their buyers on what happens when the Appraiser visits the property and how their valuation of the property can have a huge impact on how the transaction moves forward. Is the Property Worth It The bank has two ...
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 38
Saturday Subscribers Finds 46  This week we head to Florida to meet some of the many Rainers there. Florida has Rainers that are active bloggers and that have been in ActiveRain for a very long time. I have a special affinity towards Florida since I was born in the southern part of the state. The...
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 10
I have over the years while visiting and interacting on ACTIVERAIN seen just about every relevant subject matter and then some brought up and discussed. Then, I have seen them brought up and discussed from different point of views again and again GIVE & TAKE My conclusion? For one thing, it is ha...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9