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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 25
Sometimes you can have a lot of balls in the air, but that doesn't mean things won't work out. I'm closing two sales this week that are very intertwined. I listed a house for a great family, and I also helped them find a new home. Ironically, I also found a buyer for their house. My sellers had t...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 25
I have always thought of myself as handy. I have done all sorts of manual labor, gardening, painting and the like. Yesterday however I got this gunk all over me and it was almost impossible to remove. Beware of black spray foam used to seal cracks in and out of the house. I had mice in my basemen...
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 21
  Squaready is an easy and fast way to post your photos on instagram, your camera, or social media sites. There are different ways to create your own spin. You can make a rectangle photo into square shape, and you can choose different colorful backgrounds.There are various filters, text input, fr...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 23
It's the first night of Chanukah tonight and I can't find my good Menorah or the candles I know I have somewhere. Since moving to my new old house, this happens a lot. I know exactly where things were stored in my old home but here there are still times, like today, where I know I have it, I just...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 6
She Looked at Me and Said, "YOU Have a Reputation!"   I was showing a house today and the buyer was one that I had shown houses to a couple of years ago.  She kinda' just keeps her eyes and ears open for something she might like and until the perfect house comes along, she's content with the one ...
By Jackie -
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Excel 2010 Comprehensive Course - Atlanta, GA A comprehensive MS Excel 2010 course, covering Excel functions, formatting, PivotTables, PivotCharts and more. Ideally suited for job seekers.  This course covers objectives included in the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) Exam  . Are...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 2
Happy Chanukah or Hanukkah! The Festival of Lights started a few hours ago on Wednesday and I regret that I forgot to wish my Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah. Fortunately this wonderful holiday lasts for eight days so I will have a few more opportunities to wish them well in this festive season. ...
By David Saks
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Admit it !   Some stick around AR for the game !   The point chase !   Period !   They pick up their point numbers daily till their boring, toady-suggested, irrelevant front page post is kicked to the back pages and forgotten like most !!!   Isn't that what competition is all about ???   If Activ...
By Lisa Udy, Logan Utah Realtor
( Platinum Real Estate Group)
Comments 183
  Marketing Let's get down to business, you can't be successful if no one knows who you are.    The Internet 1. Get a Website- Seems basic, but it's invaluable. The largest market in the world is the Internet. You must have a presence. If you don't have a website already, here is a place to start...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 221
  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 21
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 Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 22
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  The Miracle in Door #16.       Hau‘oli Hanukaha Celebrating The Festival of Lights  Hau'oli Hanukaha is Hawaiian for Happy Chanukah.   Kimo's Advent Calendar offers some illumination of the multi-cultural holiday celebrations during Hawai'i's Makahiki season. I'm posting ...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Comments 1
  If you hear someone say “This is my slow time” or “December is always slow” that is a fancy way of saying “I don’t want to work in December” and hey, if you’ve exceeded your goals then good for you – You deserve it! But, if you have not exceeded your yearly goals for your business: If you reall...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 74
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 Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
Comments 23
Three Days ...   In three days I will step out of my security box. I have been in this box for 20 years. Twenty years of having health care and a for sure paycheck.  I have been in other boxes just like this one for 22 other years.   I am going to miss all the great people that I have worked with...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 32
Client-Free Lunch Can Be De-Compression Time   Since Don and I work together and then go home together.. sometimes it seems that all clients go everywhere with us.  You know what I mean, that on-going discussion, never-ending staff meeting.  You wake up in the morning thinking about what you need...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 49
Do you have a Pinterest board for your city?   If you wish to be identified with your city, you may wish to create a Pinterest board for your city. I will use Austin, Texas as an example of what can be done. Whole Foods promotes Austin as the best city in the world with the Pinterest board titled...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Switch it Up at Work: Sit, Stand and Walk   North Americans do lots of sitting—on average they do it about 9.3 hours per day. The effects of sitting for long periods of time are none too healthy: constricted circulation, slowed metabolism, tightened tendons, and shrinking muscles, to name a few. ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 23
  Are You Making It Happen?     The older I get I can’t help but reflect and mull over time, especially at the end of each passing year. I think about time and how it keeps ticking away regardless of how it’s being spent. Time passes by so quickly when having fun, and conversely it moves very slo...
By Heather Frye, Fredericksburg Mortgage - The Frye Team
(Movement Mortgage - Fredericksburg Mortgage)
Comments 5
For the month of December my office held a coat drive to give back and pay it forward in our community.  We sponsored a holiday appreciation party in our area for our local partners, realtors, insurance agents, title agencies and mortgage companies.  We served a nice dinner, drinks and dessert.  ...