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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 27
Procrastination is something I must admit I have struggled with in my life. This complex psychological behavior affects almost everyone I know to one degree or another, and it seems a most difficult habit to break. Indeed, most of us even tend to procrastinate about getting rid of our practice o...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 56
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- August 10 to August 16, 2014.   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! August 10:...
By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114)
Comments 38
Comments are the key to community-building on Activerain. Or should I say they "can be" the key. It's not automatic, but it is simple.    Someone comments on one of your blog posts. You comment on one of theirs. They comment on one of yours. You comment on one of theirs. Etc., Etc.,...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 42
This is a custom home pre-drywall inspection - and a steel beam that's too short. How does a home inspector know that a steel beam is too short?  By looking at it.  This is what you can see. It is a large bump out, bay window style. The span is 16', supporting a load-bearing wall above. A...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 50
Upon Further Review... Takeaways From My First ActiveRain Contest Upon Further Review... Takeaways From My First ActiveRain Contest   Well, I've had a bit of time to get past hosting my first ActiveRain contest- and to all who entered my "Under The Influence(s)" contest, I thank you...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 35
Read the signs!   *************************   Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! Bob Marley     The jealous...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 15
Tired of that Nasty Dog when you try to Access Your Archives? Getting tired of seeing that little dog that used to be so cute every time you want to check out your archives?  Me too! I have been trying for the past few months to find a few old posts relating to the summer video blog and shooting ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 46
Meet Up at Dagny's in Wilton, CT 8-14-14 We had record numbers !!!!   27 attendees!  We all had a really great time! Phil Faranda needed to do the ALS Ice Challenge with some witnesses..... Kirk's (Kirk Eason  = Dagny's husband) book was also admired by all - some actually bought it o...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 2
I am thankful for the knowledge and understanding that the yokes of the past and present do not have to bind me and hold me back from my future. A yoke is defined as "something that holds you in place or binds you." It is awesome to realize and embrace the fact that past mistakes, doub...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
Comments 21
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Blog Until You Hit Critical Mass The question that is often asked, especially by newer bloggers:  "Is blogging an effective way to generate business?". To us, the clear answer is YES!!!  Via agent to agent referrals and/or catching the attention of your area buyers a...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 5
What do you do when ice flow becomes ice floe? Aren't they the same thing? An ice maker should be making ice!  Cubes form and flow, tray by tray, into a bin in the freezer. An ice floe  is defined as floating or damming ice.  In this freezer we have an ice floe! I have to say, I have never se...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 12
For this week's Techie Tuesday, our son just did a segment on Local Channel 10 News on the Best Gadgets For High-Tech Students. If you don't mind waiting for the boring ad to end before the segment starts, you may find some gadgets that will help your family member students as they start ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 15
If I have had one pet peeve or maybe I will say RANT with people over a good period of time of observing their lack of civility is the category of      NO RESPONSE. The level and the extent to which people can IGNORE you is louder than the roar of a jet engine. Mind you, this is not like no respo...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 12
  I have blogged about this in the past, but it apparently deserves repeating. Why do agents, when they are calling for repairs, “short hand” what the inspector has written? Here is a fairly typical, request for servicing of a furnace on a flipped home: Furnaces this age should be serviced annual...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
Comments 73
Inman's Real Estate Connect conference was last week in San Francisco. For those of you not familiar, twice a year the technology crowd in the real estate industry descend on either San Francisco or New York to hash out where the industry is headed technologically.  Just about every great new...
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 8
These are two ACTIVERAIN people aka rainers who I have conversed with, like and enjoy and both express some good opinion and write decent posts and comments. I got a call one day from whom I thought was Jon Zolsky but was really Jon Kolsky or to be quite frank could have been the other way around...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 11
There are simply days which don’t bode well for personal happiness. You may feel it best to pull the covers over your head and stay in bed.  It could be the phone call that jars a transaction in its tracks, or the break down of a kitchen appliance.  We all have experiences, which make us say, “Th...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
Comments 14
It was almost to the minute a year ago that I lost my sweet cousin Ryan.  He hit a deer while driving a motorcycle and didn't survive.  I still miss him and I grieve over it deeply.  I like to remember my favorite things about him and celebrate his life, but sometimes I'm just very sad he...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 5
Yin and Yang Shapes According to Feng Shui   Feng Shui very much takes into consideration shapes and forms that help contribute to energy flow and tell the story of your home.  Straight lines and hard edges relate to fast moving energy which is associated with yang energy.  Curved, rounded and i...
By Will Hamm, Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 19
If you unclutter your life, I think you will feel better that way.  I had so much going on in my life a few years back that I was at the point that I was not feeling good about myself.  How things have change now.  I am back on the lest bumpy road again. I figure, I need to toss some of the old h...