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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 56
Do you feel like you are a hamster on the running wheel? You just keep running and running and running, but you never seem to reach your destination? The pace of today's society can be overwhelming.  We live in a world of instant communication. As one example, our clients expect instant answers f...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 28
There is a key word in this phrase:  Furnace Safety Switch. AND THAT WORD IS "SAFETY" ! It is not a good practice, or a best practice, to fool with the furnace safety switch! So, when I took the cover off this furnace and saw what the homeowners had done with the safety switch, I was concerned. D...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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Gosh, it's been too long since I've written and I usually write about SEO and such but this week has brought a new topic to light... the school shooting at Marysville Pilchuck Highschool. You see, I'm in Marysville; just about 5 minutes away. My Facebook blew up with the news since so many people...
By David Selman, Certified Master Home Inspector
(Selman Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 34
What's Important To Your Real Estate Business?   Whether you are a real estate agent, broker, appraiser or home inspector, you are "in business". Even if you work for a company, most real estate professionals are self-employed in one way or another. Being self-employed has many benefits. It also ...
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 50
I went to Traders Jo's and bought some cornbread mix. Its good stuff and very easy to use. You go home, get the one egg, 1/2 cup of oil and cup of milk beat it all up and then put it in a greased pan and 40 minutes later, coming out of your oven is a golden brown, sweet smelling hot delicious cor...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
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 FIVE WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY IN THE COLDER MONTHS   November is a great month-the holidays are fast approaching, we get to visit more often with family and friends, and colder weather makes us feel like getting cozy in our homes.  Since you'll want to keep warm in the coming months, we’re  including...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 95
I cannot hold back any longer...I need to let the cat out of the bag! I freely admit over the last 4+ years that I have been blogging here in the Rain I have developed some really "bad" habits. Many of you have fallen prey to the same maladies and constantly exhibit the same "lapses" in judgment....
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Don't Be An Invisible Blogger, Expose Yourself! A polar bear in a blizzard. Wonder Woman's airplane. A black cat on a moonless night. YOU.   Which one of these doesn't belong?  We'll give you ONE guess!   But if you're choosing to blog on ActiveRain without a Rainmaker account...
By Ray Wilson, NYS Licensed Home and Building Inspector
(Meticulous Home Inspection Corporation)
Comments 13
I performed an inspection on City Island in Bronx NY last Sunday, and the client showed up 15 minutes after I arrived. Within 15 minutes I found enough to make most buyers run the other way, but this buyer was so in love with this house he did not hear me initially. The seller showed up before th...
By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Comments 23
Are you headed to the annual NAR Convention in New Orleans next week?  As a NOLA native, I love when we get visitors to the city, especially those that haven't been here before.  What you might not know about New Orleans We are home to one of the largest ports in the U.S. We have recently been na...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 54
Imagine a potential client emailing YOU and then be responded to by one of your competitors. It happens. And it will continue to happen. This isn't a Halloween joke, it's a real problem that we should all be more aware of.  When our real estate careers are born, we almost immediately think of a n...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 87
Where Are You Going To Be In The Year 2020? by Bill Roberts The Baby Boomer Retirement Planner.Are you so worried about 2014-2015 that you can't see anything beyond next year?Well, I have news for you, 2020 will come no matter what you do now. Before you know it, it will be December 31, 2019. You...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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Realtors: Join us directly after Thursday's Rochester Masterminds Luncheon in Troy on 3131 Kilmer for another Masterminds Broker Open Wine & Cheese Stroll this time with Meg Spencer of Real Living, John Burt Realty.    Come tour this Beautiful Colonial being offered at $549,900 with 4,207 sq foot...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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We’re in a rather unforgiving Mortgage Loan Approval environment. During this fragile period of time between when the House Buyer and Seller reach agreement (Bind a Contract) and the closing, inattention to detail and/or silly mistakes can provide the gust of wind that razes the house of cards (k...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 29
Trolls: a different kind of Halloween monster... a hard lesson learned about not giving into the dark side. If you feel anonymity is an appropriate way to comment through social media, you're most likely an online Troll. In the world of social media those who spit venom and comment anonymously ar...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Our Visit to the Chianti Region of Tuscany, Italy in October 2014   My wife, Kay, and I recently returned from a fabulous trip to Tuscany. So recent that we are still reeling from the effects of jetlag and a 9-hour time difference!     Tuscany was wonderful in so many ways. For those who have bee...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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We have been asked the Question : "Will Your Probate System work in States OTHER THAN CA? " Watch This Short Video to learn more about this.                                      Ready to start working probate? Get the complete system right here today
By Jodi Goldberg, Top Realtor in Marlboro NJ/Manalapan NJ
(RE/MAX Central Marlboro, Manalapan NJ)
Comments 6
 Desirable Marlboro Meadows South   OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesMarket Stats $824,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 3,129 sqft Location 1 Nieman SquareMarlboro, NJ 07746USA Jodi Goldberg (908) 770-2150jodiagoldberg@gmail.comhttp://www.JodiGoldberg...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 50
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I get it. Using Facebook as part of a social media plan is not in the cards for some. Perhaps you have no idea how to do it, maybe you are holding a grudge against FB, hey you might be skeptical about its effectiveness, or you just cannot find the time. I get it ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 4
Who are you going to call.......... ......... when you need a referral agent? In San Jose, CA: Kathleen Daniels worked hard and successfully listing a home for my clients' family. Her expertise and warm, caring spirit helped a grieving seller smile again. In the Tri-City areas of Dublin, Livermor...