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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 53
Do you feel like you are a hamster on the running wheel? You just keep running and running and running, but you never seem to reach your destination? The pace of today's society can be overwhelming.  We live in a world of instant communication. As one example, our clients expect instant answers f...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 26
There is a key word in this phrase:  Furnace Safety Switch. AND THAT WORD IS "SAFETY" ! It is not a good practice, or a best practice, to fool with the furnace safety switch! So, when I took the cover off this furnace and saw what the homeowners had done with the safety switch, I was concerned. D...
By David Selman, Certified Master Home Inspector
(Selman Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 33
What's Important To Your Real Estate Business?   Whether you are a real estate agent, broker, appraiser or home inspector, you are "in business". Even if you work for a company, most real estate professionals are self-employed in one way or another. Being self-employed has many benefits. It also ...
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 49
I went to Traders Jo's and bought some cornbread mix. Its good stuff and very easy to use. You go home, get the one egg, 1/2 cup of oil and cup of milk beat it all up and then put it in a greased pan and 40 minutes later, coming out of your oven is a golden brown, sweet smelling hot delicious cor...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 95
I cannot hold back any longer...I need to let the cat out of the bag! I freely admit over the last 4+ years that I have been blogging here in the Rain I have developed some really "bad" habits. Many of you have fallen prey to the same maladies and constantly exhibit the same "lapses" in judgment....
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 1
 FIVE WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY IN THE COLDER MONTHS   November is a great month-the holidays are fast approaching, we get to visit more often with family and friends, and colder weather makes us feel like getting cozy in our homes.  Since you'll want to keep warm in the coming months, we’re  including...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 50
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Don't Be An Invisible Blogger, Expose Yourself! A polar bear in a blizzard. Wonder Woman's airplane. A black cat on a moonless night. YOU.   Which one of these doesn't belong?  We'll give you ONE guess!   But if you're choosing to blog on ActiveRain without a Rainmaker account...
By Ray Wilson, NYS Licensed Home and Building Inspector
(Meticulous Home Inspection Corporation)
Comments 13
I performed an inspection on City Island in Bronx NY last Sunday, and the client showed up 15 minutes after I arrived. Within 15 minutes I found enough to make most buyers run the other way, but this buyer was so in love with this house he did not hear me initially. The seller showed up before th...
By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Comments 20
Are you headed to the annual NAR Convention in New Orleans next week?  As a NOLA native, I love when we get visitors to the city, especially those that haven't been here before.  What you might not know about New Orleans We are home to one of the largest ports in the U.S. We have recently been na...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 87
Where Are You Going To Be In The Year 2020? by Bill Roberts The Baby Boomer Retirement Planner.Are you so worried about 2014-2015 that you can't see anything beyond next year?Well, I have news for you, 2020 will come no matter what you do now. Before you know it, it will be December 31, 2019. You...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 27
Trolls: a different kind of Halloween monster... a hard lesson learned about not giving into the dark side. If you feel anonymity is an appropriate way to comment through social media, you're most likely an online Troll. In the world of social media those who spit venom and comment anonymously ar...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 0
Gosh, it's been too long since I've written and I usually write about SEO and such but this week has brought a new topic to light... the school shooting at Marysville Pilchuck Highschool. You see, I'm in Marysville; just about 5 minutes away. My Facebook blew up with the news since so many people...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 25
Our Visit to the Chianti Region of Tuscany, Italy in October 2014   My wife, Kay, and I recently returned from a fabulous trip to Tuscany. So recent that we are still reeling from the effects of jetlag and a 9-hour time difference!     Tuscany was wonderful in so many ways. For those who have bee...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 50
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I get it. Using Facebook as part of a social media plan is not in the cards for some. Perhaps you have no idea how to do it, maybe you are holding a grudge against FB, hey you might be skeptical about its effectiveness, or you just cannot find the time. I get it ...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
Comments 31
  The Flashlight App Threat   500 million people are affected...not them, but their smart phones. We all have probably installed the flashlight app for our smart phones.  But, did you know that most of the apps are malware and are getting ALL your information.    Does your GPS and contact list a...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
We’re in a rather unforgiving Mortgage Loan Approval environment. During this fragile period of time between when the House Buyer and Seller reach agreement (Bind a Contract) and the closing, inattention to detail and/or silly mistakes can provide the gust of wind that razes the house of cards (k...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 2
Surging or Sputtering real estate Boston Area Move In Homes is always dependent on the town and the circumstances in that block/neighborhood. All real estate is local, think location.  We have national trends that they may mean nothing on our region, or your neighborhood.  Real estate from a mark...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 18
Create Landing Pages in a Snap   About a year ago I discovered leadpages to make really fast landing pages with no coding or technical know-how needed. I was looking for a really fast way to make landing pages, squeeze pages and longer sales pages and video pages that were just fill in the blank ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 3
Who are you going to call.......... ......... when you need a referral agent? In San Jose, CA: Kathleen Daniels worked hard and successfully listing a home for my clients' family. Her expertise and warm, caring spirit helped a grieving seller smile again. In the Tri-City areas of Dublin, Livermor...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
Comments 5
I pick up a six pack of cookies and share them with friends on the way home. Or I get a big pot of soup going in the crock pot and send some to Mom. Or I share my Jelly Bellies this  Halloween with a friend who does  not yet know her Halloween Treat is a favorite sweet.  I went to Traders Jo's an...