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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 31
Winter MeetUps are just around the corner.  The community voted for the week of January 19-24th and the gracious Rainers below have volunteered to host a MeetUp in their area.   The MeetUp locations and hosts are listed below.  If you have questions regarding a specific one, please contact the ho...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 12
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! This is often the busiest month of the year for many of us with new biz, existing clients, family time, shopping, parties, events, travel, etc. and it is very easy to put our online presence on auto-pilot until the new year. Do. Not. Do. That. As Barbara Todaro m...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 33
I'm glad there is not a song called Frosty the Freezer.  Okay, it just doesn't have the same ring to it. One of the great innovations to the freezer was making it frost free!  No more defrosting!  No more blocks of ice forming inside!  It's frost free! While perhaps not so visible in a photograph...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 31
So What Was In The Box Tom? A Whole Lot Of Love Mostly!   Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman had sent me a text yesterday saying that my package was “near”, she was concerned about it getting to me and it did arrive. Though it arrived yesterday, I was not home until late because of a busy day. Sally sent...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 67
Gravity works, and I can see it especially in older homes when I perform the gravity check - insulation slips inside walls! This house was built in 1951.  And I see this all the time. Doing a thermal sweep around the house each room demonstrated exterior walls that looked something like this. Cav...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 90
For  a few bloggers, today was a day of lunch at the Bistro 9 in East Greenwich. In some circles, a gathering of ActiveRain bloggers at this time of year might be called a Meet-up. That's when all are invited by a host, we had Ginny Gorman filling that role, and we had 10 people show up to meet a...
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 16
You can be an ACTIVE-REIN-DEER and all it takes is to do a post on anyone you wish to have a very Merry Christmas and a most satisfying New Year too while you are at it. Visit your favorite restaurant, movie house, shopping center or store or perhaps a tribute to someone who touched your life or ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 19
When these Gen Y  First-Time Home Buyers started looking, they were hunting down their home in four towns. At  first, they were not sure of the style of home to pick. They could not decide between a condo and single family house. And the distance to work also played a role in the process.   It wa...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
In business and personal communication effective listening is vital. Commit to getting better at it going forward. REDISCOVER IT FOR YOURSELF AS A NEW ARTFORM. Two things: Listen twice as much as you talk. Remember the two ears one mouth visual In keenly listening to another in a conversation, wo...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 17
SEO For Agents- The Story of A Million Links    If you do your own SEO for your real estate sites and blogs then you most likely know that having website domains with high authority linking to your website or blog is important and always has been.    Years ago, any link would do to help get Googl...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 6
A Gift from Jack Canfield for your Annual Review Rather tired tonight so I will keep it short. We took off work early to day to go to a Franciscan Christmas party over in Wisconsin Rapids which was tons of fun, but all that fun can sure zap your energy too. Just before taking off today I recieved...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 28
         There were ten of us that met up yesterday.  I think the shortest drive was an hour.  Some drove almost two hours to say hello and in a number of cases meeting for the first time.  As usual there five different conversations going on at the same time.  Ed Silva dressing as Santa was perf...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 31
On December 12, 2014, I turned Golden. I like the sound and use of it better than saying I just reached my half-a-century or 50th birthday. And I tied the knot with my best friend Lenny. Some of you met Lenny in a couple Active Rain meet-ups. Prior to this very special day, I did a pre-closing in...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 23
   The Greatest Gift   of life is friendship!        This saying never rang more true than this year. The support of so many friends and colleagues along with family and clients has been overwhelming.     The  way to repay this gift is to stay in touch with others who may need me.        The Grea...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 3
 Kimo's Advent Calendar:  Sweet Something's in Door #19.       Haupia Cream Malasadas, Poi Doughnuts, and Coco Puffs!    Brace yourself, this will be easy on the eyes but brutal on the thighs!        Kimo's Advent Calendar is a reflection of the many holiday traditions and seasonal tastes during ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 4
Today is the closing for my listing in Middletown. Thank you Joe Petrowsky for being a part of this process-- the loan officer for the buyers.   My folks told me that you can't please everybody. That is just the way it is.   I guess I just have to live with this.:) .. LOL..     Anyway, the real t...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 30
Sometimes the Kindness of Others Just Melts My Heart   I was out for a quick lunch with my husband and our two dogs today.  The boys stayed in the car while we went inside.    We leave the windows down about 6 inches so the boys can keep an eye on things and I noticed an older gentlemen with an o...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 2
This is an older log home, and meets the "over the river and through the words song," and while I liked the house I wondered why the staircase was so wobbly... The staircase was the circular kind, and exactly what you would expect to find in a log home. It makes for a fun way to get to the upstai...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 24
We Rainers, all ten of us, had lunch together at the Bistro 9 in East Greenwich.     My day started at 8 am when I pulled out of my driveway on one of the prettiest days we have had in a while.   I had a 2.5 hour drive ahead of me before I would pull into Ginny Gorman 's driveway.   I had never b...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 8
Two Tips on How to Prep for the Holidays With Feng Shui in Mind Besides de-cluttering and all that jazz, consider this option to help prep your home for holiday energy. Sometimes we have to connect with family that may not always be in our best and highest interest (just keeping it real). So if t...