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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 51
Be Thankful For A Low Ball Offer    Are you kidding? I should be insulted.     Our Baltimore market is moving but it is not red hot. We  are  not receiving multiple contracts over list price.   When an offer comes in, be thankful.  You  might consider all the others,  who saw your  house and did ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 5
Have you heard of : Shelter to Soldier? If you have not do not feel bad, neither have I, until today! Posted on Mar 6, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects  Have you heard of:   Shelter to Soldier? If you have not do not feel bad, neither have I, until today! We had our Be...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 1
I'm not a President, Governor, Mayor or anything else so I'm guessing that precludes me from declaring anything a "DAY". However, social media affords us the opportunity to get the word out on things we may otherwise not be able to, so I'm declaring April 9th "Abby Tizzano's I Love This Day" Day....
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 9
What do you need to stop doing in your business this year?  What belongs on your TO-DON’T list?   That's right. Instead of making our TO-DO lists, let's talk about TO-DON’T list! It is incredibly useful strategy for keeping track of unproductive habits in our business.   Here is a new AR March co...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 6
Margaret hits the nail on the head, as usual.   I've always wondered WHY in the world a seller would be upset or disregard a lowball offer instead of countering.   I go back to the story of my client that came to me for a preapproval of $300,000.  He was only putting offers in on homes in the $40...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 3
STARRING: Fred McMurry and William Demarest   Honestly have you ever met a nicer Dad than William Demarest?       One Dad raising 3 sons with the help of Uncle Charlie. It was a great show and included lots of laughs. Hope you enjoy the episode. As usual feel free to share any memories you might ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 1
Please Welcome Michael Del Grosso To ActiveRain.  Michael is the newest Loan Originator to join my team, and he has hit the ground running.  Michael wrote his first blog yesterday, and I hope all of you take the time to stop by, read his blog, and give him an ActiveRain welcome. Michael has sever...
By Chris Shull, Your Realtor For Life!
(ColumbiaLand Realty)
Comments 5
Think about the top five people you’re spending time with... Are they successful? Committed to their craft? Do they get motivated when they need to? If this sounds like the people you’ve surrounded yourself with, chances are good that you’re going to be pretty successful yourself. On the other ha...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 99
My wife had a girlfriend over to the house when I arrived home yesterday afternoon. My wife’s friend is quite a bit younger than my wife, and once was my wife’s boss. The woman has a mid-to-high level management position with her current company. She was explaining to the two of us that the owner...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 119
Welcome to The Fourth Annual ActiveRain "BE THE STAR OF YOUR OWN MOVIE" Awards Ceremony      I'm Sharon Tara, and I'm very happy to be here on the Red Carpet for all of today's exciting festivities!   I will be announcing  all the nominees for the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Movie categorie...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 38
Google Webmaster Tools is sending out notices to let you know your website is not mobile-friendly.    They ask you in the notice to follow the steps to make sure your website is mobile-friendly.    If you do not make your website mobile-friendly Google will not have your website indexed for mobil...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 60
And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, It's Time for the Best Actress in a Drama and Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Awards Presentation!   Whew! Am I late? Sorry guys. I thought I had alolotted enough time to do this. But, I didn't expect to get mobbed on my way in from the Red Carpet by my adoring fan...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 50
When you see a small foundation crack, remember it for later! It might show up again! Small foundation cracks are normal. All foundations will move, some more than others. Usually a foundation will find its position and stop moving in 3 to 5 years. But not always! Can you see it?  This is a very ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 61
Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
Any day without laughter is a day wasted ~ Charlie Chaplin
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 46
March Madness Contest Hello all!  March is upon us and for those who live in snow regions know that spring is around the corner.  Those of us in the Northeast wish that it would come very quickly this year! But for much of the country, it’s March Madness time and even those who don’t watch or fol...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 17
Some people still believe that social media has no place in their marketing plan.  They wonder how posting something on Facebook, for instance, is going to help build their business.  The secret is to get people to interact with your social media posts.  When done properly, this will not only he...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 2
I decided that every weekend if I can I'm going out of town. My wife and I were driving back from Mt. Rainier this last weekend and realized how much heading back into the city can cause some anxiety. When I'm not working in mortgages, I'm doing my MBA degree, and when I'm not doing that I'm help...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 32
I have always been convinced the best way to reach more real estate consumers is to do a lot of different types of marketing. Online, offline, print, and type...whatever it takes! I changed up my seller prospecting postcards this year from what I saw others doing in my area and it has already pai...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 56
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 22 to February 28, 2015   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it c...