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By Steve Babbitt, President of the Rochester Realtors
(RE/MAX Realty Group)
Comments 0
Today is the last day of February which has been one of the coldest Februarys on record!  I don't think the temperature ever got above 30 degrees for the entire month.  We had 10 days with sub-zero temps which tied a longstanding record!  The average temperature for February has been 12 degrees! ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 32
~ Guest Blogging on Huliq.com ~ If you are blogging to get seen by consumers, in the hope of gaining new business, then you might want to check out what HULIQ has to offer. Try your hand with a few guest posts (original content, not dupliate material you have posted here or elsewhere) to see if i...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 50
Rainers are the best as we all know but what about those who don't?  I'm starting a new series and you're all invited.  Some amazing Rainers will be highlighted  through social cards that we'll create.  These cards will be blasted on our social outlets and within AR as well linking back to your p...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 43
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 30
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 22 to February 28, 2015   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 Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
Comments 3
The Out-Of-Towners-Be the Star of Your Own Movie Contest By Michelle Carr Crowe I think for a lot of agents the relocation clients are often seen as the “dream clients”-the people to whom you can show off all of your local knowledge and market experience. In The Out-Of-Towners with Steve Martin a...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 193
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 29
Whew, I'm just under the wire on this one. Here is my entry into Roger Mucci's Fourth Annual "Be the Star of your Own Movie," contest.  Naturally, I chose the Best Movie category and here is  my original video "The Story of Us." ( If I'd done anything other than a video, you'd all NEVER have let ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 17
Meet Wrench. He is a bit skewed.  You can probably see that. He runs into problems, real problems. He finds solutions to the problems, real solutions. And Wrench will wrangle with each one and post the solution. The wrenching problem could be something with furniture, an appliance, a tool, or wha...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 41
My wife had a girlfriend over to the house when I arrived home yesterday afternoon. My wife’s friend is quite a bit younger than my wife, and once was my wife’s boss. The woman has a mid-to-high level management position with her current company. She was explaining to the two of us that the owner...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 42
Yesterday was my son's first day in Real Estate Class. I waited for him to come home as a curious Realtor mother.   At around 9:15 P.M. the noise from his car muffler went louder as he got closer to the driveway. Then it died down. As soon as he entered the house in conjunction with the voice fro...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 9
     There are so many who live stagnant lives because they are afraid of what may lie around the bend. This is the reason so many never live up to their true their potential.  The following quote elegantly says it another way.     “Never mistake a clear view for a short distance.” ~ Paul Saffo  ...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
Comments 24
One reason you should be blogging and as well as posting your listings on Active Rain is because it gets you and your properties seen. In addition to selling our listings, part of our job is to keep our sellers happy during the process, partly by showing them that we understand the Internet and h...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 5
Lion Fish    If you are Buying, Selling or Relocating to San Diego and  need help from a professional REALTOR®, give me a call or visit my San Diego Real Estate website and sign up for Listing alerts for your favorite San DiegoHome and Condominium Property Searches. I specialize in Single Family ...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 24
How Many Followers Do You Have?  How Many Do You Follow?   I don’t understand the idea behind the current regime’s docking points for getting rid of followers.   There is one guy who was HUGE in the Rain at one time and then was banished.  I would like to get rid of him.  But, when I try, I get ...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 36
 MY Blog is About Real Estate and The Hudson Valley Guilty as charged!! Thing is, I LOVE to blog! While many brokerages and agents pay big bucks to get some well deserved over paid leads, I just blog and get leads. No, it is not really quite that super simple. It takes time, and it does cost mone...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 6
All Who Thought They Had Been Through a Worst February Were Wrong   It seemed as if we had gotten snow almost every day. Well it was close, as there were only 9 days in this February of 2015 when we did not get snow.     As for the temperatures, we had only 1 day in the entire month when the temp...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 47
No Commission is Worth Your Life   An agent in our area went on a listing appointment . The house looked run down , Upon entering the house the seller locked the door behind her . The home was in disarray and had a horrible smell . She had a sinking feeling in her stomach that something was amiss...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 15
  Perfect Sellers Perfect Buyers = A Smooth Settlement   We found the right buyers for this perfect home located in Stevenson at 3500 Woodvalley Drive 21208  Today was one of those special days we all strive for in real estate. Wonderful patient sellers, the right buyers and a terrific team all m...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 11
LISTEN TO JAY. Proof is in the, well, pudding is not quite the right word. I can attest to this procedure.  It worked for me. SEE my post about it HERE. One thing for sure, a simple flush doesn't work as it did years ago before the government said we can only store a 1/2 cup of water in the toile...