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By Fred Griffin, Your Real Estate Broker for Tallahassee, Florida 850-339-4861, Call Fred 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 36
     Wow!  Twitter has a completely new look.   Talk about photo-centric!  Your Profile photo is larger.  Your Header is huge.  Twitter Profile Pages now boast a 3 Column format that is easy to surf and easy to understand.        Here is what you need to know about the New Twitter:      Adjust y...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 71
Our fundamental blog training on ActiveRain is our Blogging Boot Camp series. This post is a hub to keep you updated on the most recent recordings from Blogging Boot Camp, as well as a way for you to sign up for the next live series of classes for Blogging Boot Camp. 2014 Blogging Boot Camp LIVE...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 49
Not much more saddening in new construction could be the discovery of footprints in the hardwood flooring finish coat. Silly and disconcerting.  Uncaring and disappointing.  Unbelievable and dishonorable. DISPLAYING THIS AS THE "REVEAL" TO BUYERS SHOULD EMBARRASS ANY BUILDER.  BUT IT APPARENTLY D...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 72
How Much Is TOO Much To Pay For A Domain Name? I guess the answer to that question depends on who is asking, who is buying, and who is selling. I spent several hours shopping for a dot com domain name for my new line of business.  More on that later. I'm still actively involved in real estate. I'...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 65
This is what you and I see. A pretty basement wall, in a flip, with new drywall, new receptacles, new floor molding and new carpeting. This is what my clients saw on line. Along with a couple dozen other photos. All of the photos were just as spectacular! My clients are in another state. We have ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 147
We are all painfully aware of the many problems on our planet.  Most of us have opinions of how these problems can be “fixed,” while others hold that the problems stand no chance of being fixed, still others seem content to bury their heads in the sand. Logic and irrepressible optimism puts me in...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 17
Sometimes the best intentions simply go sideways. Last week an agent in Florida contacted me about writing her bio. I sent her my usual reply, explaining how I work, and she wrote back to say "Let's do it." So far so good - until she decided to be double-sure that her deposit reached me right awa...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 84
It's time for Round III of the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge!   For those of you new to AR since last March, and those who missed participating in previous years, the Sensei/Grasshopper challenge focuses on two of the things this community does best - sharing skills and making connections with ot...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 25
  The short answer is NONE. The long answer is NONE. Wet insulation will obviously become less efficient as an insulator the wetter it becomes.  At some point it ceases to be insulation at all.  Part of the “building science” of insulation is keeping it dry. We must construct homes that are capab...
By Tom White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN
(Benchmark Realty, LLC)
Comments 14
Before I was a real estate agent, before I was even a homeowner, I was a Parks and Recreation Director in the suburbs of Chicago. I loved my job. One of the best things about it was that I could help shape our community by acquiring land for public parks. Parks that would benefit the residents of...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 15
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  How Do I Know If My Post Was Reblogged? Okay, bonus Ask An Ambassador post from us this week!  With all the tinkering on the Active Rain body work, some things we used to know where to look for went POOF.  The badges we earned that were under our comment photos, gone.  The gol...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 5
Earth Week, Tree Planting with Machines   This week in honor of Earth Week I will be posting four blogs on Tree Planting the first one in the series is of a hand planter planting forest trees in a production setting, the second one will be another production crew planting in a field with a tree p...
By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
Comments 10
Are You or Your Clients Ready for a Natural Disaster?  There’s been a lot of natural disasters going on in the news lately such as the mudslide in Washington state, tornadoes in the Midwest and tragic snowstorms in the Northeast.  Are there ways to plan, prevent or avoid these disasters or at lea...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
The Truth About Electrolytes     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                We all know that drinking plenty of water is a requirement for optimal health.  Getting water into the body is the only the first step to hydration howeve...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 6
Remember, your sphere of influence has a sphere of influence.  I received a call this week from a delightful couple. They want to buy a house. Great! That's what I do best. I always ask how a new client found me, but before I could get that out the client said, "Tom recommended you, and he said y...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 16
What is going on today? I was clueless until I opened Google's page asking me to share a photo and a Banana Republic ad offering discount on any green items.   Today is Earth Day. That is what it is.   What is Earth Day! According to Wikipedia, Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 31
As a newbie~ My first test  All of us who hold our real estate license will remember our first listing and how it felt to take it to the closing table. I will never forget mine because it taught me I could do anything! I was a soon to be single mom and the minute I received my license I jumped in...
By René Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 19
I met Dan back in 1965, I was 15. It was the summer before my sophomore year at Renton High. I don’t remember details except John, a bass player I knew, invited me to a party across town in Sierra Heights. The band I was in just broke up. Well, that’s how they put it, but actually I think I got t...
By Roy Kelley
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 5
National Prescription Take Back Day, Saturday, April 26th   This Saturday, April 26, 2014 is the date of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which is organized by the DEA and local law enforcement agencies. Help prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding your home of potentiall...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
Just listed, but not by me, 3B Nassau Lane in Old Town Key West.  3 Nassau Lane - Old Town Key West   The new listing at 3 B Nassau Lane in Old Town Key West ought to excite buyers who want an affordable single family house in a great location - the asking price is just $399,000. The listing Rea...