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By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 88
Do you ever find yourself simply at a crossroads in your life?  I know that many of you have been there, are currently there or about to be there!  We all face those times when we must stop, take a breath and assess where we have been, where we are now and where we are going.   When life, family...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
When my oldest son was about 2 years old, I wrote a letter to him explaining what I did for a living. I was a pastor of a church. In that letter, I explained how my job came about. It wasn't a role I chose. It was a calling I responded to. I explained to Jonny that he didn't need to follow in my ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 21
I think we can all agree that we want consumers to locate our content online, find it useful, and call us for both more information and to assist with their real estate needs. For a few, their blog posts, videos, or social media posts go viral bringing hundreds and sometimes thousands of visitors...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 164
Ringing and Singing in the Rain- An ActiveRain Challenge Time is running out. You can still get those calls made and posts written. Come on, join in the fun. The New Year is a time to reconnect and connect and make new friendships. Our January Challenge will enable you to do just that and of cour...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
Comments 26
  Ringing Ringing Ringing for Ron Marshall   On Tuesday, January 27th I called Ron Marshall to talk to him about his birdhouses and to perhaps purchase one for our Rotary Auction/Fundraiser,  a scholarship fund for seniors at East Greenbrier High School.  Ron wasn't home so I talked with his bett...
By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Keller Williams West Sound Realty)
Comments 15
WHY I LOVE ZILLOW! (I recently posted this on a popular Facebook group, where it illicited quite a bit of response. Fortunately, most of the comments were positive and supportive. I though it would be helpful to post it here as well.)   With so much vitrolic criticisms of late, and calls for Spen...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
Comments 18
Ringing and Singing with Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist.   January challenge ringing and singing in the rain hosted by Debbie Reynolds gave me the opportunity to reach out to Catherine Ulrey from Salem Oregon.   Catherine has been a Real Estate Broker since 1997 and c...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 40
I am getting ready to go to a barn sale in really frigid weather. It is currently -4 degrees real temperature, and with the wind blowing feeling like -23. That's a serious cold spell. I'm hoping to find some unusual treasures from what I think is a familiar place. There is a guy who has been a wo...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 9
Singing in the Rain with Debbie Reynolds: The Real Debbie Reynolds from TN.First I just want you all to know that I decided to call Debbie Reynolds on the last day of this Great Contest. Clearly my purpose was to recognize her since this was her idea and her contest. I felt it was very poignant o...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 88
Rocky Todaro Under Investigation For Possible Involvement in New England Patriots Deflate-Gate!   ActiveRain News Flash!   Check out the latest news ....Rocky Todaro Under Investigation For Possible Involvement in New England Patriots Deflate-Gate!   It has come to my attention through unnamed so...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 27
Singing in the Rain with the “Ginny of OZ” ~ Ginny Gorman   I’ve been meaning to call the “Ginny of OZ” for several weeks and after an appointment with a couple who owns a home in RI in Jamestown, it jogged my memory! I left a message and Ginny returned my call to my office just like she said she...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 53
Sherman Oaks 2015 Winter MeetUp Eludes Hollywood Paparazzi Or Did They?   It seems fitting that the Tri-County(Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara) 2014 Winter MeetUp took place relatively close to the studios and sound stages of Los Angeles.   Some of the best in movies and television has been f...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
One of those sayings in life is that being grounded is good and getting screwed is not and usually it's one or the other - grounded or  screwed.  It's a vernacular thing. Can both happen at the same time? Apparently so in this kitchen! This is the receptacle on the kitchen island. It happens to b...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 38
Verdict Is In on The New England Patriots Deflate-Gate ...Rocky Todaro Found Innocent!   ActiveRain News Update!   Check out the latest news ....Verdict Is In on The New England Patriot Deflate-Gate ...Rocky Todaro Found Innocent!   I know this is a shocker to many (Including Me), but all indicat...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
Back in the 1980's in sports bars electronic game arcades typically had games like Pac Man and Ms. Pac Man. If you were looking for those type games today you would be called Old School. Not that NEW is always better than old paths but check yourself with your business prospecting, your communica...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 26
How Will You Spend Your Super Bowl Weekend 2015?   Here's the latest question .....How Will You Spend Your Super Bowl Weekend 2015?   Will you spend it out? Will you spend it in with family and friends?   No matter where you spend it just have a great day!   Let's just hope Rocky stays far away f...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 17
Ringing and Singing in the Rain with Peaches and Waffles’ Father…. Meet Rob Thomas!   One of the reasons I wanted to reach out to Rob Thomas was because I’m a long time admirer of his photography, particularly his barns.  When you click on a listing of Rob’s, you know that you are going to be tre...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 23
What Do You Think of Your Local MLS? Is it serving your needs?   Or is it a drain on your budget with little to show than helping to perpetuate a dying system of delivering property information to consumers?  Yes, most of the systems work off local MLSs but with Zillow and Trulia now delivering ...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 13
I am a big planner and rarely buy anything on impulse. Well, okay, except for shoes. For the most part though, I research, collect ideas, develop a vision and then budget according to my final plan. My approach means that I spend a good amount of time online looking stuff up, saving possibilities...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 22
The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy. Bob Schieffer I just know that win or lose; the Seahawks gave all of us...