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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 62
It used to be that real estate agents, and sales people in general were judged on how successful they were based on the car they drove. First Impressions Although I never bought into this notion, I knew a lot of sales people and real estate agents who did...and still do.   I was sometimes asked w...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 31
Procrastination is something I must admit I have struggled with in my life. This complex psychological behavior affects almost everyone I know to one degree or another, and it seems a most difficult habit to break. Indeed, most of us even tend to procrastinate about getting rid of our practice o...
By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114)
Comments 53
Comments are the key to community-building on Activerain. Or should I say they "can be" the key. It's not automatic, but it is simple.    Someone comments on one of your blog posts. You comment on one of theirs. They comment on one of yours. You comment on one of theirs. Etc., Etc.,...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 79
In our recent ActiveRain MeetUp, it was discussed that Google looks for articles that are now longer. When I wrote this eons ago, it was long then, it's long now. BUT. It spells out some of the people we are all forced to deal with and HOW to deal with them (after you understand them).  So......
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- August 10 to August 16, 2014.   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! August 10:...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 42
This is a custom home pre-drywall inspection - and a steel beam that's too short. How does a home inspector know that a steel beam is too short?  By looking at it.  This is what you can see. It is a large bump out, bay window style. The span is 16', supporting a load-bearing wall above. A...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 50
Upon Further Review... Takeaways From My First ActiveRain Contest Upon Further Review... Takeaways From My First ActiveRain Contest   Well, I've had a bit of time to get past hosting my first ActiveRain contest- and to all who entered my "Under The Influence(s)" contest, I thank you...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 4
I am thankful for the knowledge and understanding that the yokes of the past and present do not have to bind me and hold me back from my future. A yoke is defined as "something that holds you in place or binds you." It is awesome to realize and embrace the fact that past mistakes, doub...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
What do you do when ice flow becomes ice floe? Aren't they the same thing? An ice maker should be making ice!  Cubes form and flow, tray by tray, into a bin in the freezer. An ice floe  is defined as floating or damming ice.  In this freezer we have an ice floe! I have to say, I have never se...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 35
Read the signs!   *************************   Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! Bob Marley     The jealous...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 17
Tired of that Nasty Dog when you try to Access Your Archives? Getting tired of seeing that little dog that used to be so cute every time you want to check out your archives?  Me too! I have been trying for the past few months to find a few old posts relating to the summer video blog and shooting ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 48
Meet Up at Dagny's in Wilton, CT 8-14-14 We had record numbers !!!!   27 attendees!  We all had a really great time! Phil Faranda needed to do the ALS Ice Challenge with some witnesses..... Kirk's (Kirk Eason  = Dagny's husband) book was also admired by all - some actually bought it o...
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 3
I am up to any occasion as it is presented. However, if given the choice when I wanted to take something on, it would be in the early morning hours. I am an early riser. All my inner being and desires just line up so well that anything that takes place in the A.M. for me will be handled and well ...
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 0
In Australia, Sugar Cane farmers were being plagued by an insect in its larvae stage that not only attacked the Cane crop, but did it in such a way that required some action or whole fields of crops would be lost. You see the insect, while in its larvae stage, tunnels into the root of the Sugar C...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
Comments 21
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Blog Until You Hit Critical Mass The question that is often asked, especially by newer bloggers:  "Is blogging an effective way to generate business?". To us, the clear answer is YES!!!  Via agent to agent referrals and/or catching the attention of your area buyers a...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 9
  In Life & In Our Business “Tolerant Words and Self-Control…     When confronting difficulties, whether it is in our business, (and or) in life there are certain expectation that’s upon us on how to best deal with the problem. There’s no doubt most all parents expect their children to act ac...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 14
For this week's Techie Tuesday, our son just did a segment on Local Channel 10 News on the Best Gadgets For High-Tech Students. If you don't mind waiting for the boring ad to end before the segment starts, you may find some gadgets that will help your family member students as they start ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 7
ActiveRain Community 5 Day Gratitude Challenge    I was challenged by my friend Lou Scalise to take part in a 5 day gratitude challenge. You pick 3 things in life you are thankful for and for five days straight share those thoughts of gratitude. As Lou put it, you may end up learning something ab...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 14
  I have blogged about this in the past, but it apparently deserves repeating. Why do agents, when they are calling for repairs, “short hand” what the inspector has written? Here is a fairly typical, request for servicing of a furnace on a flipped home: Furnaces this age should be serviced annual...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 16
If I have had one pet peeve or maybe I will say RANT with people over a good period of time of observing their lack of civility is the category of      NO RESPONSE. The level and the extent to which people can IGNORE you is louder than the roar of a jet engine. Mind you, this is not like no respo...