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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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  I don’t want to work with a Realtor®! I was reading Conrad Allen’s post on “Why a buyer should have a Realtor® represent them”, made a comment and realized I had a blog in the making. I got a call on one of my active listings that has a Contingent contract. The caller said he didn’t understand ...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging      Leave a comment HERE!!!!!!  Participation COMPLETE: Did all 24 posts of the 2015 BIG BLog Jumpstart Challenge. OR   PARTIAL participation: a) Weltanschauung post completed (or not done) b) Community Guidelines post completed ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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The Perfect Baltimore Condo42 Barbican WayAvalonPikesville, Md. 21208 Take a look at 42 Barbican Way in Pikesville's  Avalon Community.Rarely available...three bedroom two bath condo on the first level with an attached garage and no steps!   Surrounded by lush greenery and views... this feels mor...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
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  Many people come in and say should I build or buy an inventory home? My answer is it depends. It depends on many factors including the people’s personality itself. Some people do not have time they have to be in a home immediately for many reasons. So therefore an inventory home is best for the...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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Just like the National Association of REALTORS® has said, most of the Buyer's I have worked with over the last two and a half years are in the age bracket between 25 and 35.  That's OKAY with me...Give me a millennial any day of the week! Client Care is one of my passions Upfront sit down meeting...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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There are a lot of agents in Sacramento who do not use virtual signage tools when advertising homes for sale in Sacramento. I suspect part of their reasoning is because almost every home buyer today starts a home search online and continues to look at homes online. They pull up all of their favor...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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The drive to the Amazon from Quito was long and hard, principally because of the altitude and the hair pin turns. It was the same this morning going to the thermal spas, but the end was terrific. It is cold and raining, but once in the water: magic. Some shots from along the way. Later onto Peru.  
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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This post by Beth was too precious to not pass on.  I think the quote from Mother Theresa is one we should all think about.  "We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do." Mother Teresa 1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive - Did you ever notice how people are drawn to you when you smile. 2. ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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A llittle late this year for my Mother's Day greetings as this was my first Mother's Day without my Mom.So:  Mom, I know you are listening from the heavens above. There’s nothing that I value more, than your love. No matter where I am or what I am doing, your memories will always keep me smiling....
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
( | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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A few folks have "followed" me in the past few weeks. Thanks!  Unfortunately, my Active Rain tenure is waning.  I find that I am on the site less and less.  It's a habit, granted, and I sign on to read a few posts and make a comment here and there almost daily. I do miss Active Rain and the many ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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The quieter you become,the more you can hear.Ram DassTeacherThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored and the photo taken by Paul S. Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verifie...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Amaryllis, Longwood Gardens When you need a blog topic, simply take a photograph of a flower and you will have a topic. Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA is one of our favorite travel destinations.  Amaryllis, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2603Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4, ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Quote of the Day. May 27, 2015Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. - Dale Carnegie  
By Richard and Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900
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"We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do." Mother Teresa 1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive - Did you ever notice how people are drawn to you when you smile. 2. Smiling Changes Our Mood - Many years ago I read in one of Tony Robbins books the best way to change a negative mood is to t...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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Happy Tuesday …title order Tuesday that is,   Here are some great events for your business you do not want to miss:   Here at Franklin Title Agency we try to give more to our clients in terms of assisting in the growth of their business as a true business partner.   How a Realtor is FOUND! Are y...
By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
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It's been a long time coming, but my husband and I decided last September to leave the community where we had lived for 43 years and move to "lower slower" Delaware. We contracted on a new home to be built in September, put our Crofton home on the market the day after Christmas, and moved into ou...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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I've slowed down a little on my businesses that treated us well series and I apologize to the many I've yet to blog about.  I promise I will get to ALL of them.  For those that haven't read any past installments here is a background.  During my daughter's battle with cancer and after her passing ...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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How to Dominate for a Community with Real Estate BloggingZillow, Trulia, Realtor OH MY! How can the podunk little real estate agent compete on the search engines? They dominate all the major broad keywords and unless you've had a domain for 20+ years, have 18,000 high quality back links or a kill...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
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Every loan has turbulence, but there are many things both the lender and the realtor can do to help smooth the flight for the client. Here are some quick tips:Over Communicate Frequently. Lack of communication during the transaction causes turbulence. Tell your clients how the process works in la...