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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 72
Unless I bitch once in a while, I just don't feel like "me". Some have suggested using the social blog.  Others have suggested when you see someone you follow on another post, click on their photo to get to their profile and then to their blog.  Are you frickin' kidding me!It shouldn't have to be...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 34
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesI wedged in about 45 minutes of FB "update" time this week and I am pleased with myself for not skipping the fan page maintenance. Are you scheduling periodic time to give your FB page the once over to ensure links are working, the cover photo is updated, and you are caug...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 58
 I wanted to run this by you all  to see how you feel about it. An agent in our area, is having Open Houses and this is how it works. He will have 4 houses Open and the requirement is that you go into the houses with your lock box and leave your card on the counter. This Open house will go on for...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 14
 A Loooooooooooooooooooong haul.  What is this????
By Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
Comments 3
The Houston Metropolitan is young but growing at an unprecedented speed. Developers from all over America are dueling for rights to build on Houston Metropolitan soil. Meanwhile, the bountiful migration of new comers has got people asking... What is this phenomenon? What is this buzz all about?  ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 3
Take Back Your Listings! If you are a listing agent you want to market your listings, you want to sell your listings and you should also want to attract more listings through your marketing.  Marketing your listings takes a plan and then, implementation of the plan.  Creating the strategy for eac...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 9
Paying Tribute To The Women and Men Who Put Their Life's on The LineWe have a big holiday weekend approaching (Memorial Day Weekend), with great events and festivals in honor of the women and men who put their life's on the line. I have faith that one day, generations to come, they will not have ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 12
II know that not all millenials are like the one Julie Borowski portarys in the video below, but I've seen way too many that are. The truth is, all generations have their goofballs. Years ago, when it was generation X, Y, Z, I don't remember which one, but I had multiple experiences with young wo...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 23
Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain Challenge UpdateI know it is a busy time in real estate but if you can find time to write a post on this topic you can earn some bonus points. There are only 10 days left to get 'er dun. Just a handful of you have entered so far. This is the kind o...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 63
Ants in the Lockbox ~ Adventures in Real Estate!I have experienced a lot of things in real estate but had a new one yesterday!  I was attempting to show a commercial warehouse and the lockbox was at the bottom of the fence to the property.  As I approached the lockbox I could see that a lovely fi...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 25
Sensei/Grasshopper or the Blind Leading the Blind When my BARFF, Roger D. Mucci , called and asked if I would help him with something, of course, I said “Yes!”He wanted to support Dick Greenberg’s Sensei/Grasshopper challenge this month so asked if I could show him how to insert a video into his ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 5
Do you worry about climate change?Do you know how a magician works?Do you even care?We have a lot of real problems. We have problems with our economy. We have problems in our big cities. We have problems in the Middle East. We have problems with Chinese and Russian aggression.And we have the prob...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 3
So, when is a drain leak not a drain leak?  Well, when it's a wall leak.I was called to investigate a drain leak.  In addition to other things.  But this one was a biggie to this homeowner.The floor outside the master bathroom shower, a bamboo floor, was staining, bulging a bit, and decidedly wet...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 19
Is the Grass greener? Agents move around all the time. They are always looking for a greener pasture, a better split, more leads, easier transactions and the good life.  Agents often leave because they are promised a better deal after hearing what a disgruntled agent thinks they are missing. We a...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 4
Millenials in Hernando County Florida This week, I had the opportunity to attend the Biannual Hernando County Economic Summit with many speakers from various backgrounds.  An economic outlook cannot take place without first looking at demographics and how they are changing.  The median age in Her...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 13
This week I was swamped, totally 100% swamped.  I had three showing appointments that lasted until 7 p.m. and three closings.  It's 6 p.m. on Friday night  and I just logged on to ActiveRain. I didn't even get one of my commission checks to the bank before it closed today and now it won't be open...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 5
     To many, Memorial Day, is just another reason to get out and enjoy a three-day weekend. It’s also marks the official start of summer and is devoted to getting great deals at the mall and getting gouged at the pump. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day goes far beyond barbecues, beer and...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 36
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesUp early working on real estate deals, to bed late trying to save others, and precious little time in-between to think much about social media this past week. Sound familiar? Many markets around the country are hopping with activity which is awesome! However, whatever it ...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 2
Another S O L D Home In Caloosa By Mark Loewenberg 561-214-037012731 Wilderness DrivePalm Beach Gardens FL 33418Tropical House Among The Trees on 5.29 Acres in Palm Beach County - 4 BR, 2.5 BA Enjoy this two-story home on fully fenced corner lot in the equestrian community of Caloosa. Top floor '...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 8
You know how some days go: just when you've emerged from battle dragging your lockboxes and sorry self back to your home office, some new fresh hell splatters you in the face? But that's why we're paid the big bucks, to handle crap with diplomacy and to tackle the challenges so common in Sacramen...