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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 83
When I was a teenager, I would clip pictures of my favorite teen idol, clothing, sayings and other graphics out of magazines.  They would then be taped to my closet doors so I could look at them any time I wanted.  When my friends came over, they would be able to ooh and aah over them, too.  Too...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 62
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Wow, talk about getting your panties bunched up this week! I have read several posts on various platforms this week (AR included) that have bashed using FB as part of our online marketing model. Hey, to each their own! Every competitor not using it is one less we...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 43
New construction inspections are always interesting - especially when attic insulation is a mess - One small step for man, one giant leap for a poor indoor environment. Attic insulation is very often a problem in new construction.  How? Usually the builder advertises a high R-value (which can onl...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 42
In the beginning there were just a lot of agents scattered across the lands doing their best to work their business. Technology was rapidly in development mode and as many agents were struggling to keep abreast, others were falling to the wayside. Then came a new source of potential with a founda...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 30
Is your business at a crossroads? Mine is. It's time to make a few major decisions about the future. I'm a big hands on kind of guy, but there comes a point in business where growth potential is determined by adding other hands to the process. I'm at that point. I have added office st...
By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 19
Facebook seems to be the topic of the week.  I first read Nathan Froelich's post 5 Reasons Agents Should Dump Their Facebook Business Pages and then Anita Clark's post Put On Your Tapping Shoes & Tap Into This Resource.   Facebook has over 1.3 BILLION USERS as of 2014.  This is suppos...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 36
As a landlord or Property Manager, dealing with a meth lab can be a daunting and very expensive task but did you know that even after the clean up you may still be required to disclose the fact that meth was previously cooked at your property? In fact, a little over half of the states in America ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
Comments 37
With Google's new... we want 1000 words for value for your post to rank well I have put a LOT more time into the my posts recently.  I also wanted to get the most "bang for my buck" out of those posts and not only do my business page "INSIGHTS" let me track, but so do my &...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 55
I don’t quite know how this escaped me as long as it has, but it did! It all started with the enhancements to the ActiveRain platform awhile back. I noticed something different. At first I suspected a glitch when I typed two spaces after a period, and sometimes at the beginning of the next line, ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 40
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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 3
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 8/22/14     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center              We are all busy.  It is tough to keep on top of all the markets and how they are performing.   That is why, I always enjoy Mike's Mar...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 13
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-Writer's Block? Get Unstuck   On one of my other blogsites, my original Fishhawk Lake blogsite; I recently had a comment that went like this: First of all I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curiou...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 12
This week one of the administrative assistants in my office suggested that I speak with a couple of agents in our office who seemed to be gaining a lot of weight.  I was really shocked by that suggestion.  One’s weight is a very personal topic, and it’s probably the most sensitive to females.  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 7
There are people who do this and get criticized for it. Then, there are people who don't do this and suffer from it. What is the middle ground here? How does one say or promote what they do and at the same time keep the "I" do this and "I" do that from becoming a boast? Th...
By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Comments 9
There are many ways to get attention these days...we have so many choices available to us via social media and the use of the Internet. One simple post can be a message broadcast for thousands of people instantly...friends or strangers. However there is one method that I found it works best for m...
By Nicole & Michael Cascone, Serving Southwest Florida Cascone Realty Group
(Cascone Realty Group at Premier Sandals Realty)
Comments 2
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 8/24 FROM 12:00 to 4:00Just now   Beautiful Turnkey Furnished Escondido Casita will be open this Sunday. 11862 Rocio ct. #1904. This is one of the most desired casitas, currently can not even be built. The next Escondido release is in the lotto. This home features a main floor ...
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 5
Amazing too because the house looks bigger, fresher, newer and takes on a different aura. It now compliments fully our entire color schemes for the house. My wife who excels at decorating, staging and making a house into a home (and many other things), has put the cherry on top for this sundae su...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 7
There is no secret or solid formula for success in negotiation. After an offer, a fully executed contract follows a short or series of negotiations. Afterwards, we embrace ourselves for another round of negotiation. The Home Inspection.   There are home inspection results which are beyond salvati...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 19
In surrounding yourself with people in life, Seek Kind People and Beware Wolves In Sheep Clothing. Kind people are pretty easy to sense. You just feel it with them. Always helping, a twinkle in their eye, MOST animal lovers, thinking of OTHERS nearly all the time. But BEWARE also the wolves in sh...
By Mimi Foster, Realtor - Colorado Springs
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 17
When business slowed down a few years ago, someone turned me on to this great little site called ActiveRain. It was a little expensive ($49 per month, I think) to be paying for something I knew nothing about (blogging). After my first six months of sitting on the sidelines, someone encouraged me ...