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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not sure? After you publish a public blog post, go back to that post and at the top you will see something similar to the below information (with your own blog title and contact information): The piec...
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-January 18 to January 24 , 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 co...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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What Do You Tell a New Blogger?   Recently I’ve been in conversations with several  new bloggers. They’re interested and want to get started with their blogging, or had already done a little, but are uneasy about the path to take and what to do.   Just Do It If you angst about it too much and wor...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA
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PR Equals Free Publicity   There are three key areas of public relations you can use to boost your advertising results ten-fold over your paid advertising. The key to public relations lie in: ·       Public relation or publicity ·       Merchandising ·       Promotions With a solid plan in place ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When I saw the hot tub crushing, I mean, resting on the rear deck I stuck my hand in and the water was feeling hot, hot, hot. Looking at the horribly unprofessional, I mean, interesting wiring to the hot tub and entering the house I knew it was a homeowner job. Going into the basement and seeing ...
    "Wind Beneath My Wings" from Samo Kiterij   Written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar & Larry Henley   Have a Great Day   -David-  
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 41
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 Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
Comments 51
Are you seeing and hearing what you think you are? Our thoughts come at us like water flowing over a waterfall. We make quick decisions, because that is the type of people we are. We see or hear about a situation and we respond. We look at a photo or see a couple sitting in a restaurant and decid...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Charlotte's Levine Museum Of The New South is a history museum focusing on the history of life in the Piedmont after the Civil War. The "centerpiece" of the museum is its "From Cottonfields too Skyscrapers: Reinventing Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont in the New South" exhibit which spans some...
By David Saks
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If you bought a house for the listing price less 20% and sold it for the listing price, what percent of profit would you make ? Take your time. The answer is posted below the wildlife photo. A. 25% Here's an example for you. Let's say we bought the home with a listing price of 500 thousand dolla...
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 11
Verdict Is In on The New England Patriots Deflate-Gate ...Rocky Todaro Found Innocent!   ActiveRain News Update!   Check out the latest news ....Verdict Is In on The New England Patriot Deflate-Gate ...Rocky Todaro Found Innocent!   I know this is a shocker to many (Including Me), but all indicat...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 32
The ActiveRain OC Meet Up in Newport Beach What a great time!!! Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor and I hosted this fantastic event at the Yard House in Fashion Island in Newport Beach. I have attended other ActiveRain meet ups and this was my first time to co-host with Karen. Karen and I work at the...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 26
A Fun Meetup in Westcliffe Colorado   Yesterday morning, my daughter (Erin Bates) and I jumped in the car and headed to Westcliffe, Colorado for John G. Johnston 's ActiveRain meetup.  It is about 3 hours southwest from our home with some wonderful views along the way.   There was still quite a b...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 12
Christmas Cactus can bring some color to a drab season. One of the rooms of our house is reserved for my wife's plants, and as it gets a lot of light, none of it direct sunlight it seems to make the greenery out there thrive. This is just one corner of this room with a touch of color front and ce...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 41
I've been reading many blogs lately that have to do with focus and positive thinking.  I have reread a number of books on the positive mindset. If you think you can, you can.  If you think you can't, you're right (or left....behind).  When you arise in the morning, you decide how the day will go...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 30
It snowed a lot yesterday and even though I expected the electrician who has stood me up before, not to show, he did. I now have my lights installed in the room above the garage. The facade of the moving barn door is done and being given additional coats of paint and should be ready to be hung la...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 37
Sometimes you can do something, and other times not so much. No matter. The bottom line is just because you can doesn't mean you should. Let me be clear. I have good credit and can buy more than I can afford, but I know better, and I won't. Not everyone feels as I do and I get that, but it is alw...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 6
Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder...

     Sometimes the things we can't change, end up changing us instead. ~ Unknown     There comes a time in everyone’s life when one has to defy logic and step out in faith. I know that there are many quotes on faith, belief and hope. Just as fa...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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Engagement, the connection builds when something is needed, received at the other end of the signal. It goes both ways. Because you have something in your pocket to share, that flows from the fingertips connected to the inside lub dub strings. Generating from within a beating heart of a person th...
By David Saks
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A piece of land 500 feet by 350 feet had a sidewalk laid around it by the owner. The sidewalk encompassed the entire lot and a curb was placed along the lot lines. The sidewalk cost $32,000 and the curb was $20 per lineal yard. What was the total cost of the sidewalk including the curb ? Please ...