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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney & Serving Rural Nebraska)
Comments 71
I saw an AR contest blog by Grant Schneider on what we have given up in 2015 that was not working. I thought about this a little...and looked back in the mirror on the road my career has traveled and realized that I, indeed, had given up on a few things this year!! In fact two major changes in my...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 28
Just when you thought you couldn't possibly split your commission with another entity, another one has reared its head. Granted, we all pay local real estate board fees, lock-box fees, NAR fees, E & O insurance, and that doesn't take into account our cars, fuel, auto-insurance, business cards, ma...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 30
Glancing at something isn't always revealing, but looking close enough you might find the cause!  Apparently the hardwood flooring in this dining room had been mysteriously getting soft and damaged.  And nobody knew why, or investigeted why. Well, the proximity to the rear door is a clue as to wh...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 72
Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 60
Easter is next month and the upcoming egg hunts have children donning their best attire!  Kris Neese has been around AR for quite some time now and has proposed a challenge to all Rainers: Can you get more clicks on your Easter Egg Hunt post than he can? Kris's post:  http://activerain.trulia.com...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
Special Thanks from a Special Buyer Recently I closed a deal in which I represented a Buyer from out-of-State. This is not just another Buyer but rather someone I really admire and with whom I hope to remain friends. This is nothing new for Realtors, certainly nothing new for me but when I came t...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 5
If it was just Maine houses, land, property home listings we shuffled from A to B, the real estate day to day would be a cinch. But add the wrinkle of all the people. That crowd in. Own, buy, are involved in the pylons obstacle slalom getting to that sit down meeting. Pushing, shuffling, in a hur...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 15
My son is a health and fitness buff. Despite the normal conundrum that a young kid his age would bring into the household, I enjoy having him around as he is a funny and loving son. One afternoon, in a spur of the moment decision, we found ourselves beating the humdrum by hopping into his Honda S...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Early Bird Notification List is Ready for #FastTrackSEO to the Top - the new revamped SEO to the Top course.    Back by popular demand- we are getting ready to launch an all new SEO program on the Fast Track.       Being on the early bird notification list makes sure that you get first notice of ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 205
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 Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 46
  Sure, Roger D. Mucci  is a popular guy, but lately things have gotten out of control.  Mucci Mucci everywhere! Dick Greenberg  channeled Mucci. Sally K. & David L. Hanson  wrote a post about Mucci. Michael Jacobs  asked a question on Mucci's behalf, and wrote a post about Mucci. Mucci has been ...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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Point people from man to God, from doubt to trust and from the valley to the mountain. JESUS is the answer.   PSALM 146:3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.   BARNES' NOTES Rely on God rather than on man, however exalted he may be. There is a work of protection and ...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 4
Being a mortgage guy, its been interesting how you drift from focusing on different sources of business every now and then. This could be calling leads three times a week, to fitting in networking groups, to obtaining referral sources. I have found a couple ways to break old habits and venture in...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 33
Rainer Facebook Fan Pages What better way to start your Friday than to share some Rainer love by visiting the 5 folks below and lighting up their Facebook Fan Page with a lot of new activity. It really only takes a minute per person AND I think we can all spare 5 minutes of our time today. Right...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 14
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Ring, Ring!  How May I Help You? 2000+ blog posts later we've got quite a foundation laid and it expands into our WP site (cross purposing material with custom IDX searches). Our phone rings regularly from that work.  Some days it doesn't ring at all, but most days it does, an...
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 9
    Yes, many play tricks on April Fools Day, but these are REAL Wacky phone calls we recently received...     1. Caller: If you can get me in to see that house in the next 30 minutes, I may think about using you if I ever move to Long Island.   2. Buyer called about a Condo and I asked how much ...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 12
I do not report agents to our local Board. I fume, I get angry, I want to kill someone for some time, but then I calm down.  And I do not report, do not call other brokers. We deal with customers, trying to resolve complex issues, but the last thing I expect is problems with agents. You expect th...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 8
  Your attitude determines your direction  (unknown) Change it as many times as you need to reach your goals~ Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable howeve...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 8
  What Have I stopped doing in 2015?       Simple question and I will give a simple answer.   I have made it a point to not allow anyone who works for us to procrastinate!       Now you may be laughing at the fact that I am writing this on the very last day of this March Contest but the truth be ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 4
~    for one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence, look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is (unknown) This is what I do when I have had a challenging day! Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2...