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By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Comments 37
I lost one of my favorite people in the world today. My good friend, Russell Lewis, passed away this morning from esophageal cancer. Thanks to his wife, Margaret, I was able to see him Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours. He apologized so many times for being sick, which struck me as poignan...
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 42
I want each contestant to come up with their personal, unique, one of a kind tag-line, slogan or short mission statement for themselves. It can have to do with your business product, service or name. It has to be short, sweet and pack punch. Choose Me, I'll work hard for you or I'm the best! .......
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 65
In my business, we don't have access to market reports or data.  But, if I were a real estate agent, I would be publishing market reports every month (and yes, I used to do something similiar in a previous career).  It would be a great way for local buyers/sellers to find me and for me to build c...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 46
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this phrase - "It's going to rain.  Should we cancel the inspection?" well, you know the rest.  End the if-I-had-a-dollar phrase any way you want. Dontchaknow, I hear that question all the time! What's my answer?  NO!  WE CAN SEE THINGS DURING RAINS THAT W...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
Comments 25
When you log on to your  computer each morning do you stop by ActiveRain and Faceook first before you check your emails?  I do.  It's a habit that is about 6 years old.  I've met some of the best people I know as a result of ActiveRain.  Some of the smartest, some of the funniest. Don't get me wr...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 53
Best Comments On Your Blogposts-What They Say About Your Writing Style Sometimes when writers write, they are baring their souls to the readers. Other times, it's "strictly the facts, ma'am."  Whatever it is, the comments that you get from your followers can make you belt out a laugh, create an "...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 28
Wishing you and yours a Happy Labor Day!   Today is my regularly scheduled day off, so no work for me.....which is a very good thing.   I'm exhausted after the Family Reunion yesterday and think that today is going to be a day all about relaxing and taking it easy.   As a matter of fact, I may j...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
On any one year warranty inspection - the electric panel box should be clean. This is an active adult community.  All residents are given a home-care guide when they purchase a home.  In this community the Home Care Guide says that "the electric panel boxes must have dust blown away from inside."...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 19
  Easy To Get Them To Sign In   At Your Open House           Today after my 12 noon radio show I held a one hour OPEN HOUSE at 3526 Woodmoor Road in Baltimore's 21207.    The turn out was a good one with 5 groups signing in and another two agents showing the home prior to the open at ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Missing MS Word, Excel, and Outlook while Singing the Windows 8 Blues I was forced to buy a new computer last week, which did not surprise me since the old one was far overdue for retirement.   There are lots of changes that I don't like and maybe a few that I do; though I am not sure what they a...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 13
I have a friendly request for all of our listing agents out there. Please, please, please ask your sellers to leave their storm doors unlocked before leaving their homes for a showing. Three times in the last month I've shown up for a showing only to find the storm locked with the lockbox behind ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 6
Happy Labor Day I find it ironic, as I am sure many of you do, that this an official holiday to honor workers and allow a day of rest. Yet here I am as well as some of you on AR and in your own professions will probably take part in working today. As for me, I will partake in half day of work sin...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 12
There was an old question a while ago that asked if you knew what your kids were doing.  It turned out that the answer was closer to, more often than not, that it was the kids that did not know what their parents were doing. Regardless the wisdom of how to raise children or parents successfully,...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 19
A common problem that I am finding with new construction is two car garages that a person cannot get two normal cars into. What is happening, is that while the garage itself is big enough, when stairs into the garage are added, the stairs take up some of the space where a car would have to go in...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 11
Thank you Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC for alerting me to this.  In my article where I gave my two cents on How I would do marketing reports IF I did marketing reports, Fred wrote a very helpful comment, and I wanted to spread the word.   He mentioned that you can publish marketing report...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
Comments 0
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By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 16
Serendipity Sundays- ActiveRainFriends   Debbie Reynolds reminded me that it was Serendipity Sunday.  Thank goodness!   I wanted to thank one ActiveRain friend for giving me a huge laugh this week. Sharon Tara, The BEST Stager in New Hampshire, sent me this in a comment.       Rub-a-dub, dub, thr...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 3
     Needless to say, the last few months I've really jettisoned my lifestyle plan and it is beginning to show. I hate it when the bathroom scale says, "One at a time, please!" and my pants are starting to get tight. Now I am not one to jump on fad diets. However, after watching some of the video...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 9
Sometimes in the process of deciding how to proceed buyers will need to think about whether they want to act or wait to see more. In my history we used to refer to these people as unsure and unprepared.  My view is that part of a Realtors job, a big part, is to educate their clients and manage th...
By Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate, 25 years experience -Residential Real Estate Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner)
Comments 8
Monday Melody - I haven't done a Monday Melodies post in quite a while but I heard this song this week on the radio and just had to post it.. Not only do I love the beat, but it has a great message as well.. It sounds like something out of the past but I think will be a great hit for today! What ...