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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 266
  Where Did I Go Wrong? Where did I go wrong? As I was driving back home after the showing of a beautiful home to my buyers, this is the question I was mulling it over in my mind! "Where did I go wrong?" Few minutes after I completed my showing, I received a call from listing agent. I was and I w...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
Back in the day . . . Seafarers ALWAYS Charted their intended course of travel before leaving port. Nowadays, the equipment is far more sophisticated, yet the savvy most travelers still chart their courses before leaving port. Whether it be by Car, Boat/Ship, Plane, Train, Bicycle, Hitch-hiking, ...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 64
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 13
When a wild animal gets caught in a trap . . . he’ll panic and struggle so vigorously that the cause of death is exhaustion . . . or he’ll leave a body part in the trap and subsequently bleed to death. Morbid but true. In a soccer match, the easiest way to get the ball from an opponent is to appl...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 57
When the screwdriver isn't just for screws. Not that I haven't seen this before.  It's just fun when you can use tools in different ways! The inspection on this house saw repairs on every single column in front of this house.  There are eight such columns. Very recent "repairs" on each one were m...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 34
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-March 22 to March 29, 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 could b...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 52
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 Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 2
Some Persian fellow who lived at about the year of 1048 had cause to give warning in regards to what people say in print. I like his finesse, genteelness, and word to the wise. Read what follows and see if a butterfly or two doesn't flutter within you. That is all you'll need to know about the "d...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 43
  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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
The last few weeks have been busier than normal. What else is new, right? But really, it has been super busy. I've been working on creating a huge new project that has been keeping me up at night. Being busy is actually a good thing. I would rather be actively engaged in good causes than be bored...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 2
Statistics show that over 80% of buyer's today start their home searh on the internet.  Many buyers are looking to sites like Zillow, Trulia , Homes and Realtor.com to search for homes.  I'll tell you that most home buyers today aren't looking in the paper for their new home.   Seller's wake up a...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 13
March in SoCal, Temps in the 80s, The Pool is Calling...But I Say Not Today     I look at the calendar -- okay, I look at my computer and I know it’s March 29 and we’re anticipating the temperatures to reach the mid 80s again today in Southern California.  I’m not complaining.  The pool should be...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 31
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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 40
If it's Friday, there must be an update on Thoroughly Modern Mickey         Most of you know that Mickey was released from rehab and has been home since last Sunday.   She's a fighter, very strong willed and determined.   Suffice it to say that each set-back is a little more difficult for her to ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 25
This blogging platform has added a “day camp” for adults.  It’s a place to hang out and be entertained.  We actually entertain ourselves with ourselves but with the assistance of others!!  That doesn’t really sound like a very stable activity or environment, but that’s what it is. The question a...
By Agent Professor Utah Real Estate School, Utah Real Estate Agent Licensing School
Comments 26
We are super excited to be on ActiveRain as a RainMaker and hope to make a valuable contribution to this great community! Especially, we are excited to learn more about the Marketing efforts that real estate agents use to gain business and the special care that they give to their clients. We are ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 27
  Real Estate Is Not As Easy As It Looks...       Real Estate is not as hard as it looks.     This business is about honesty and communication. This business is about doing what you say you are going to do. This business is about treating others with respect. This business is about making things ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 156
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 Richard D. Rawdin, Hamptons Homes For Sale
(Saunders & Associates Real Estate)
Comments 2
The Mayonnaise  Jar When  things in your life seem almost too much to handle, When 24  hours in a day is not enough;remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of  coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy  classand  had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he  picked up...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
Comments 12
Authentic Japanese designed home on private 7+ acre oceanfront beauty...tranquility awaits. Here is a magical 7+ acres, dramatic oceanfront, with exquisite crafted and authentic Japanese designed home. The spacious dwelling lends itself to a professional couple, working from home...it would also...