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By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Comments 43
I lost one of my favorite people in the world today. My good friend, Russell Lewis, passed away this morning from esophageal cancer. Thanks to his wife, Margaret, I was able to see him Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours. He apologized so many times for being sick, which struck me as poignan...
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 50
I want each contestant to come up with their personal, unique, one of a kind tag-line, slogan or short mission statement for themselves. It can have to do with your business product, service or name. It has to be short, sweet and pack punch. Choose Me, I'll work hard for you or I'm the best! .......
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 41
     I got an email asking if I have enjoyed my 3 years in Real Estate.  Huh?  I've been in Real Estate for 30 years.  They must have made a typo.  Then, I was mentioned in a Blog; the author states that "Fred has been in Real Estate for 3 years."   What is up with this???      A quick look at my...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 65
In my business, we don't have access to market reports or data.  But, if I were a real estate agent, I would be publishing market reports every month (and yes, I used to do something similiar in a previous career).  It would be a great way for local buyers/sellers to find me and for me to build c...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 33
 OK, this is late once again.  You know how it is with real estate and planning for a vacation.  So here are the favorites for this week: Marie Graham:  Buyers Can't Buy It if They Can't Find It!  This might seem really obvious, but I'm amazed at how hard it can be to find some listings. Marte Cl...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
Comments 34
When you log on to your  computer each morning do you stop by ActiveRain and Faceook first before you check your emails?  I do.  It's a habit that is about 6 years old.  I've met some of the best people I know as a result of ActiveRain.  Some of the smartest, some of the funniest. Don't get me wr...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 29
Do We get Intimidated with a First Look? I was getting ready to play golf this morning at a course named The Preserve. The name alone set the tone for the course as it is a nature sanctuary with a championship curse running through it.  The practice range was set up with island greens for testing...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 46
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this phrase - "It's going to rain.  Should we cancel the inspection?" well, you know the rest.  End the if-I-had-a-dollar phrase any way you want. Dontchaknow, I hear that question all the time! What's my answer?  NO!  WE CAN SEE THINGS DURING RAINS THAT W...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 40
Instagram Releases Hyperlapse App- Awesomeness!!!    Instagram just released their new stand alone app called Hyperlapse. This is like have a $15,000 Steadicam and tracking rig all rolled into one app. No longer do you need expensive over the top video equipment!    And Hyperlapse is FREE!    Now...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 53
Best Comments On Your Blogposts-What They Say About Your Writing Style Sometimes when writers write, they are baring their souls to the readers. Other times, it's "strictly the facts, ma'am."  Whatever it is, the comments that you get from your followers can make you belt out a laugh, create an "...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 29
We all have heard "NOTHING in life is easy" or maybe the variation of "who said life is easy", right? Well I think about this and especially in this industry we have our fair share of trials and tribulations. That got me thinking if it were easy would we appreciate it? If it were easy wouldn't ev...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
Comments 38
Buckle your seat belts because I am about to hold forth and reveal the secret information that has been eluding you all for years. The secret key to nearly every thing you ever wanted to know is this... ARE YOU READY??? YOU REALLY NEED TO LEAN IN... ARE YOU AS CLOSE TO YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN AS YOU...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 13
Who wants to get a jump start on Richie's September challenge?  Anyone who knows and follows Richie will not be surprised by his challenge which requires us to dig deep to create a catchy and meaningful marketing slogan. Richie has chosen some great judges too. It will be fun reading what Rainers...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 16
Labor Day: What it Means   Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and w...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
I recently referred a past seller client of mine, to a fellow Remax Realtor, for a listing outside of my service area.  After a couple of months, it closed last week.  Everyone is happy.  Love that!   Address: 2551 Cross Creek Dr D Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081-7470 Taxed by: Sheboygan MLS #: 136731...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 33
Wishing you and yours a Happy Labor Day!   Today is my regularly scheduled day off, so no work for me.....which is a very good thing.   I'm exhausted after the Family Reunion yesterday and think that today is going to be a day all about relaxing and taking it easy.   As a matter of fact, I may j...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
I am thankful for the faith within that allows me to view each day as a joyous adventure. I know that there is hope in each moment and that I was created to make a difference. By believing that to be true and walking in faith I open the door from the natural realm (what I can tangibly see) to the...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 10
     Needless to say, the last few months I've really jettisoned my lifestyle plan and it is beginning to show. I hate it when the bathroom scale says, "One at a time, please!" and my pants are starting to get tight. Now I am not one to jump on fad diets. However, after watching some of the video...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
On any one year warranty inspection - the electric panel box should be clean. This is an active adult community.  All residents are given a home-care guide when they purchase a home.  In this community the Home Care Guide says that "the electric panel boxes must have dust blown away from inside."...
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
I saw a woman janitor cleaning. So what you say? She was cleaning with all her heart that's what! It was a job that someone could get by with and it is also a job where someone can make themselves known using humility, hard work and dependability. This woman humbled me because I had to ask myself...