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By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 114
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 40
Time management?   It doesn't exist in my world. Knowing what is a priority is key.     Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. John C. Maxwell   ...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
Comments 91
2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging -----> Click here for the UPDATE !   HERE IS A LINK TO A CHART FOR KEEPING UP WITH YOUR POSTS!    Welcome to the 4th Annual BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge   Think of the 2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge as a 28-day Mini-Mester. We ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 74
Beware of Dropbox Phishing Attempt   As Realtors we are definitely used to receive our share of dubious email scams promising us the moon and the stars in exchange for some small "favor" on our part.  These are easy to recognize and usually dismissed and deleted quickly.  It seems though that the...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
  We are all very busy in lifes with family, career, activities.  Wanted to share this with you:     Rethink your resolution: Simple changes for a healthier mind, body and spirit It's that time again—a new year, a fresh start! Resolutions to exercise more and lose weight are popular. These are bi...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 43
We walked into the kitchen and saw quartz counter tops, which usually invites the question as to which is better - and so what's the difference - granite versus quartz counter tops. Walking into the kitchen on a home inspection my client asked what a quartz counter top was. So, when you walk into...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 12
As soon as I looked at Rocky Todaro's photograph, I knew that fellow was trouble!  Yes, I know, he looks innocent - sort of.  But he's just the very type who would chase a ball and try to nip it just enough to well, create an national scandal!  I enjoyed this one a lot.  Hope you do, too! Rocky T...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 39
Debbie Reynolds' Singing in the Rain challenge has been tremendous fun, providing us with a great excuse for some real-world interaction with our fellow AR members.   But as I wrote that, I thought "wait a minute, a telephone conversation isn't really real world", remembering those times before t...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA
Comments 5
Today we’ll take a look at how the kings of industry wine, dine and otherwise cajole prospects. Most of successful professionals use a series of information based ads that build emotion and a call to action. These are much more effective than a standard company branding advertisements. The same ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 15
Ringing and Singing with Gayle Rich-Boxman   What a Challenge, get a few points for doing something that we often do on our own.  Call a fellow Rainer and say hello then come back, censor the conversation and let the rest of the members know your impressions. After reading about Fishhawk Lake in ...
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 71
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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 19
How Do You Handle Signatures In A Long Emails?   Most of us have have numerous signatures for different responses to emails.       I have a question about your email signature.     When you are going back and forth with the same transaction, which signature do you use?   I have seen the full blow...
By Kimo Stowell, HI Pro Realty Sales Agent
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 5
  Kaka'ako's POW WOW Festival Kicks off Thursday, January 29th!     POW,  It’s the impact that art has on a person.  WOW, It’s the reaction that art has on a viewer.    POW WOW is the amalgam of art, music, and culture in a creative "in the moment" celebration of creativity and expression.   The ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
Comments 12
Drawn by several nice comments to our posts, I (Alexandra) decided to call Beth Witt and get her story.  Prior to our conversation, I took the time to check out her impressive profile as well as her husband’s and partner Richard, with whom Wittney Estates was founded in 1984.   Speaking to Beth w...
By David Saks
Comments 1
  Ever wonder about the burglaries in your town, city or neighborhood ?   Here are a few things that should wake you up :     Most burglaries occur between 10 AM and 3PM (after most people leave for work and before kids get home from school) The typical house burglar is a male teen-ager who lives...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 18
     Okay, who is Yooour? I received a notice that has followed me. Being curious, I had to click on their profile to see if they were legit. This bounced me to another site that I have not taken the initiative to enter. Has anyone else received this follow or has anyone else viewed the...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 5
Do you want to sell your house and are you wondering what to do with ugly concrete?  Should you veneer it?  The quick answer is NO, it doesn't work for long. Curb appeal.  First impressions.  Shiny and new.  All that makes a difference when you sell a house. Certainly it's hard to tell what was h...
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 9
THE MOST OBSCENE THING TO HAPPEN.... There! I knew I would get your attention by the title! Now, I can tell you what it is: Activerain has been taken over by the likes of Trulia; and my blog posts and all the time I spent over the years since 2007, now belongs to this BEAST of a website! All my h...
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 17
Do You Ever Wonder ...What's Out There?   Check out the latest news ....Do You Ever Wonder ...What's Out There?   Over the weekend Waffles and Peaches warned us that maybe ....Something is out there ....   Thanks for stopping by and while you are here please Click on the Property Trackers below t...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 16
  Wanted:  Your Best Super Bowl Recipes! Lisa Von Domek started this…and now the challenge is up to you….Enter if you Dare!  And, thanks @Lisa Von Domek!  I want some of the most decadent, most healthy and tastiest things you ever serve for Super Bowl or any party….leave a link in your comment an...