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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 30
Glancing at something isn't always revealing, but looking close enough you might find the cause!  Apparently the hardwood flooring in this dining room had been mysteriously getting soft and damaged.  And nobody knew why, or investigeted why. Well, the proximity to the rear door is a clue as to wh...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 59
Easter is next month and the upcoming egg hunts have children donning their best attire!  Kris Neese has been around AR for quite some time now and has proposed a challenge to all Rainers: Can you get more clicks on your Easter Egg Hunt post than he can? Kris's post:  http://activerain.trulia.com...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
Early Bird Notification List is Ready for #FastTrackSEO to the Top - the new revamped SEO to the Top course.    Back by popular demand- we are getting ready to launch an all new SEO program on the Fast Track.       Being on the early bird notification list makes sure that you get first notice of ...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 4
Being a mortgage guy, its been interesting how you drift from focusing on different sources of business every now and then. This could be calling leads three times a week, to fitting in networking groups, to obtaining referral sources. I have found a couple ways to break old habits and venture in...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 8
  Your attitude determines your direction  (unknown) Change it as many times as you need to reach your goals~ Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable howeve...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 8
I do not report agents to our local Board. I fume, I get angry, I want to kill someone for some time, but then I calm down.  And I do not report, do not call other brokers. We deal with customers, trying to resolve complex issues, but the last thing I expect is problems with agents. You expect th...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 6
  What Have I stopped doing in 2015?       Simple question and I will give a simple answer.   I have made it a point to not allow anyone who works for us to procrastinate!       Now you may be laughing at the fact that I am writing this on the very last day of this March Contest but the truth be ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 8
Do You Need To Advertise At Holiday Time?      It's a holiday week  Easter and Passover.   Is this the time to advertise?   Do you slow up at holiday time? Do you think everyone is so busy they will not be interested in buying and selling? I don't think so!   When gathering of family and friends....
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
  Do You Grease Squeaky Wheels? Do you grease squeaky wheels? We all know - The Squeaky Wheels Gets the Grease! Why does that happen often?  Because we do not want to listen to the screams and screeches of these squeaky wheels! We do not want to go deaf! We want to preserve our sanity! The basic ...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 4
      Joe Petrowsky, shared a post some time ago that still can be used today. There are many useful ideas that can & should be used to further help guide your next real estate transaction. Use these suggestions as a starting point and customize further to your own specific situation. Thanks for ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 7
I have had all sorts of beautiful birds throughout this cold season. No matter how snowy or frigid, their colors and spunk gave me joy and provided a much needed outlet to the constant sameness. Yesterday a frequent visitor was hanging around and I think wondering when the sun would appear again ...
By Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney & Serving Rural Nebraska)
Comments 70
I saw an AR contest blog by Grant Schneider on what we have given up in 2015 that was not working. I thought about this a little...and looked back in the mirror on the road my career has traveled and realized that I, indeed, had given up on a few things this year!! In fact two major changes in my...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Comments 0
What a fun time to be had by all at the Kemah Aquarium Restaurant. Not only is the food delicious the views are awesome with live fish tanks galore. This Easter weekend come and let the children’s imagination run wild while having breakfast with the very own Easter Bunny! Reservations are require...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 1
S O L D  By Mark Loewenberg 561-214-0370 13105 Silver Fox Lane Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418   OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $487,500 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 3,900 sqftLot: 5.12 acre(s) Location 13105 Silver Fox LanePalm Beach Gardens, FL...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 68
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-March 22 to March 29, 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 could b...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 71
Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 44
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Reading The Tea Leaves, Why Local News & Market Reports Matter! Housing markets are volatile.  Up, down, left, right, sprinkle in a new construction development or some local economic news and the direction can shift quickly.  The home that had no competition is now up against...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
Scientific fact to Be Happier: 3 - 1 Positive Emotional Ratio (Try It)   Even though each client is unique with various goals, there is always one common question. How do I create a happier life?  Is it by eating better? Getting more sleep? Having positive thoughts about myself, others,....the wo...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 21
When a wild animal gets caught in a trap . . . he’ll panic and struggle so vigorously that the cause of death is exhaustion . . . or he’ll leave a body part in the trap and subsequently bleed to death. Morbid but true. In a soccer match, the easiest way to get the ball from an opponent is to appl...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
Special Thanks from a Special Buyer Recently I closed a deal in which I represented a Buyer from out-of-State. This is not just another Buyer but rather someone I really admire and hope to forge a long-lasting friendship with.  This is nothing new for Realtors, certainly nothing new for me but wh...