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By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 30
The holiday season is upon us and with it comes feelings of joy, nostalgia, and often stress.  Entertaining, shopping, finances and other obligations often add up to people dealing with stress and not enjoying the holiday season.  Here are a few tips to avoid stress so you can enjoy all the wonde...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 81
Winter MeetUps are just around the corner.  The community voted for the week of January 19-24th and the gracious Rainers below have volunteered to host a MeetUp in their area.   The MeetUp locations and hosts are listed below.  If you have questions regarding a specific one, please contact the ho...
By Richard Yates, Broker and Realtor Orange County, California
Comments 4
Merry Christmas Santa Claus! Dear Santa, Thank you for making my childhood such a special memory! I never questioned your existence, I never doubted that Rudolf had a nose that glowed or reindeer could fly. I believed as I was taught to believe, after all, why would my parents lie? My children ar...
By Mary Weiss
(ActiveRain)
Comments 20
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful peeps!   We are closing the office early today (noon PST) and will return to the office on Monday, December 29th.   During this time, we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing break from all your hard work. If you need any...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 12
Merry Christmas Rainers! Stopping in before a very busy family filled day to wish all my friends here in the Rain a very Merry Christmas. I hope this year has been a great one both personally and professionally and wish you many blessings in 2015. From my family to yours...God Bless and Merry Chr...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
Comments 7
God gave His greatest gift to us on that first Christmas Day and may the wonder of it always guide and light your way.   Sharing with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this Holy Season.   Faith makes all things possible, hope makes all things work, love makes all things beautiful, may yo...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 63
    "I WILL HONOR CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART AND TRY TO KEEP IT ALL YEAR LONG"   By Charles Dickens       My community is home to a very special tree that has grown over time in a remote area around a place called Bartonville. If you’re not a local, you would have a difficult time finding this tree a...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
Two themes of Christmas you hear a lot about are Peace on Earth, and Joy to the World. A lot of that beyond Christmas if you hold peace and joy in your heart, you can carry it forward to all people you meet and just from your little one person perspective make the world a MUCH better place. Do no...
By BILL CHERRY, William S. Cherry & No Co., Wealth Coach
(William S. Cherry & No Co., Wealth Coach)
Comments 1
              Every Year at Christmas Time I Miss My Friend, Mel Torme   By Bill Cherry                         I’m never sure exactly when it’s going to happen, but every year at sometime during the Christmas season I realize how much I really miss my dear friend, jazz singer Mel Torme.        ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 7
Joy to the World, The Lord has Come... It was so nice to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season a few hours ago at our midnight Mass here in Stevens Point. The end of Advent when we prepare for our Lords arrival and now we have a few weeks to celebrate His arrival during the Christmas se...
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 7
I had a promotion going where if you buy one PEARLS SERIES of books, you get another FREE. It was a big beautiful sign that was made to catch the attention of a person from as much as 6 feet away. Your eyes lock on the words FREE and then it is my hope that you come toward the source and we do go...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 22
The Cioppino broth is simmering and the Prosecco is chilling. Eight people will eat at our tables, eight next door at my parents home. We are looking forward to the next few days of celebration and sharing. Merry Christmas Eve to YOU! 
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 4
Did you know that two-thirds of the Top Christmas Songs Of All Time are from the 1940's and 1950's?   The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) has recently published its list of the top 30 Christmas Songs. Christmas music is a big part of the holidays--I for one look for...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 10
The one thing I love about this time of year is the sense of hope that is born in the hearts of people both near and far.  Sure, there are those who decide to act like total morons by beating each other at a local store or by spraying shoppers with pepper spray, etc., but I see a much greater and...
By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 18
       It's time for one last blooper blog for 2014, folks....just because this week's fare was too good to pass up. May your New Year be full of never-ending smiles. Please enjoy:​ ​ Views...With Booze? ​ "Views of gulf course" (Uh, that's a gutter, pal.)   "Breathtaking overlick" (Sign on Mick ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 18
The Upside Down Christmas Tree Yes, you are reading this correctly.  The upside down Christmas Tree.  It exists.  I recently encountered such a tree  at an horse carriage exhibit and was amazed.  Of course, I had to take a picture since I had never seen such a thing.   I had no idea why this tree...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 20
Please Join Me in Wishing Miss Anna Banana HAPPY BIRTHDAY!   Today is Anna Banana’s birthday.  We always knew she was a special lady, but to be born on Christmas Eve – well that just confirms it! If you haven’t had to chance to meet the top banana personally, I suggest you jump in the car and hea...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 13
Every holiday is special, but the best part for me is the ability to sleep in, shower late and wear whatever I want. No company coming, no cares to cope with and no rules. I'm going to get coffee soon, and later play with my pups and give them some new toys. Finally hopefully an easy drive to din...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 8
Have a Merry Christmas   This time of year always makes us stop and think about what is important in life. It forces us to stop and count our blessings. It gives us pause to think about the world as we’d like it to be. And it gives us the opportunity to send greetings of hope and joy. We can make...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 9
  Words of Wisdom From Gandhi and Buddha      These are wise words of enlightenment for all to listen to and consider. Always ask yourself, are the people, thoughts, and events that surround me add value to my life or take away value.  If they are taking away, you may want to rethink the amount o...