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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 22
I seriously doubt that I will ever be convicted of having been a traditional pastor. My twenty years behind the pulpit was anything but conventional, and that's OK. Jesus was a bit unconventional. Unfortunately, it got Him killed. I managed to hang on to my head until retirement.Today, I was thin...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 52
 Is It Too Late?   How many times have you said and or heard “it’s too late.” I am sure most of us have used and or heard this excuse before. “It’s too late,” is often used as a pretext for inaction. “It’s too late,” justifies giving up, not changing, or not doing something. Usually, “it’s too la...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 23
Home delivery milkman's son's story about real estate. Growing up in Doylestown, Pa back in the days when people didn't lock their doors, left their car keys in the ignition and knew their neighbors I had the privilege to join my father in his job.  He was a home delivery milkman.  Beginning with...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com Books on, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 10
Businesses no longer have the one way street or the mighty "my way or the highway" position that they once enjoyed. NO. Today, if someone doesn't like the business for whatever reason valid or not, they can fight back via the Internet. The word of mouth goes into cyberspace! The business has a ch...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 17
As Richie says:  EVERYONE IS A REPORTER.TRUE.  Or, at least everyone can be a reporter. However. what has changed and changed dramatically, is the appearance of theCITIZEN PUBLISHER.A Citizen Publisher today doesn't need a printing press or a newstand or a system of delivery. ALL THEY NEED IS AN ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 45
Ain't Nobody Got Time for That! I'm talking about all the crap going on "in the Rain" It's been 45 minutes just trying to log in read a few comments that were left on my post yesterday and try to comment on a few before I have to start getting ready for work. ActiveRain is like a fire or having b...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 61
Nothing is better then Philadelphia and a Tastykake You know you are from Philadelphia when you come home and  eat a delicious melt in your mouth Tastykake .Made with the freshest ingredients . There are so many varieties to choose from. Nothing is better then a Tastykake . They can not be copied...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 1
I am happy and grateful to experience heightened perspective. This allows me to view things like a looking glass outside of myself; instead of focusedon myself.  This perspective provides strength when I didn't think I could go further. It gives me joy when others would be discouraged. Most impo...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 19
Facebook Group: Flowers and Nature Facebook groups offer an easy way to expand your social media presence in areas of your business and personal interests. The Flowers and Nature Facebook group has close to 92,000 members. The photograph in this blog was posted in the group today.  Clivia, Conser...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 3
They were all shelved and shimmed, but they weren't all stuck.  And they should all be stuck.What?  Really, what?Obviously this steel beam, and all the steel beams in in this new construction in fact, is resting comfortably.The steel beam support code is simple.  It says that a steel beam should ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 42
It's funny but just writing the title makes me think about going to the doctor: must be a senior thing. In any event, my year has been a good one so far. I am moving right along in my new old home. Almost all of my construction projects were complete and then I had an ice damming problem and it w...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
Alignment starts with the focused leader “You may be the owner, the manager, or CEO but that does not mean you are seen as the leader. You may be the manager but your team will follow you if you are the leader.   As managers we can influence the process through which people recognize our leadersh...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 34
When there were things like phone books, it was smart to get to those funny colored pages to find a professional for the job that needed to be done. Those books today are now museum pieces and when something is sourced, it is a quick turn to the Internet. This morning I received a call from an ou...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 9
How Do You Tag?  Are You Tag Crazy?Let me preface this by saying I love the idea of our “tags” at ActiveRain.  I’ve always wanted a way to signal someone that you had mentioned them or replied to a question or statement they’d made in the comment section.BT (before tags) you had to check back in ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 22
Be a Rainbow  "Try to be a Rainbow in someone's cloud" -  Maya Angelou This quote was provided by San Francisco blogger Lottie Kendall in one of her recent blogs. Try to be a Rainbow.Lottie suggests that it may not take much effort to become a rainbow.  A smile, a ‘thank you’ or an act of kindnes...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 0
Yesterday a few ladies were talking about all the turmoil they are in, I thought... God has something to say about that. Here it is and I speak it now in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. PSALM 65:7 who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 8
I know it wasn't yesterday but after the Patriots Win in the Superbowl, the Bierstadt painting from Seattle came to The Clark in Williamstown for a three month loan. Yestersay I saw it and others in a neat visit and lecture there. It was prominently shown in the front hall of the original buildin...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 12
    Let’s face it, we all need goals. IMHO, this is what keeps purpose driven people alive and on the cutting edge of life. Yes, there are those who’s goal is to, hopefully, strike it rich in the lottery or sleep in late yet another day. These folks are existing and are nothing more than wanderin...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Pacific Realty)
Comments 6
On April 14, 2015, Corelogic reported there were 39,000 completed foreclosures in February of 2015, lower from January of 2015, and dropped 15.7% from February of 2014 of approximately 46,000 foreclosed homes.. Nationwide, there were up-to 553,000 homes in foreclosure in February of 2015, fell 27...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 38
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Cradock, a planned community near the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which is located in Portsmouth, Virginia. I attended public schools in Cradock and they went to the University of Virginia for my degrees in finance and law. I opened my first real estate office just...