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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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The Millennials are Savvy BuyersThe generation of potential buyers born between 1980 and 2000 are referred to as the Millennials as they were born within the span of Millennial change.  Another term for them would be Generation X.  I believe both to be wrong as they are best known as the Tech Gen...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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Asian Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger I am now in my 8th  day of suffering from a significant head cold.  I don’t get sick often.  When I do, I take it personally.This morning I cooked up a witch’s brew, to help alleviate symptoms.  And, it seems to be working a little magic.It’s a...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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I have been to some meetings and read some blogs on how it is suggested to deal with "Millennials" Stuff like only text them. What they want and don't want. Well I do not buy it. I treat people like people and everyone is different.I do not prejudge folks. I feel them out and treat them the way t...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am back in Cusco after two days in a magical area. I wasn't able to post many pictures because the signal was weak. Now that I am here again, I will try a few more, so you can get a better idea. So varied, so overwhelming and so other wordly. 
By Olga Simoncelli, Broker/Owner Veritas Prime Candlewood Lake Area CT
(Veritas Prime, LLC)
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By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Until the middle of May my real estate life, coupled with a surgery my husband had, had me hopping from morning until night - and then some. It wasn't until the middle of the month that I posted about the Sensei-Grasshopper challenge and said I'd be happy to share some of the time management form...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
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JUST 51 First off I would like to thank Debbie Garner for answering my question. If you don't know who she is she is the Flooring Girl we all love and appreciate! Be sure to visit her Active Rain site  The Flooring Girl - Westchester NY and Lower Fairfield CT.  I asked the question, out of all th...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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There are many articles about the importance of doing business with Millennials. And for good reason: these tech-savvy young adults, aged 18 to 34 years old, will number 75.3 million people during 2015.Generation Y will soon outnumber the Baby Boomer generation, according to data from the Pew Res...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 2
Looking for a open house in Jessup, Maryland 20794, Howard County this weekend?There are four open houses in Jessup, Maryland 20794 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?   BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realto...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 2
Looking for a open house in Fulton, Maryland 20759, Howard County this weekend?There are eight open houses in Fulton, Maryland 20794 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?    BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the real...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Elkridge, Maryland 21075,  this weekend?There are fourteen open houses in Elkridge 21075 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor who is hosting...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 34
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesAre you inadvertently hiding in plain sight? I found a host (double digits) of FB page links this week on Rainer profiles and signatures that led to other social media sites or the Facebook Fan Page no longer existed. I sent a quick note to each and hopefully they will re...
By Will Hamm
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 9
Lucky my grandson turn 4 today so it is a great reason to take a mini vacation to see him and enjoy the day at the zoo with him and the family.  Last night was bowling for all of us and cards after than.Later tonight he wants MacDonalds (his choice) but he is the birthday boy.  Tomorrow my 10 yea...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 19
Incorporating real estate as part of your retirement plan is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Most people think of more traditional investment vehicles such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. For those of us that are self employed or small business owners the stock market can be an optio...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Call them before they call you! EVERY TIME! Yep! Reduce the number of times YOUR phone rings every day simply by being proactive with your calls to follow up or advise or nudge or or just touch base to remind them you’re still alive, and you love them. Make this a game and keep score . . . Every ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
Comments 0
Beautiful Oceanfront Retreats...Just For You! Enjoy the Salt Spring Island lifestyle. Looking for a beautiful walk-on beach, a terrific beach-combing / walking gem, with warm ocean swimming? A kayaker's paradise? In the heart of the best protected boating waters in the world? Here it is! A lovely...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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A Cool Surprise Here in The Rain!Today I received a notification from AR that a new member was following me.  When I went to see who this awesome person was, I was excited to see that she is the wife of a fellow college graduate of mine! Now how cool is that? Let me introduce you to Shannon Slate...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
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We are pleased to announce that our very own Justin Marlow has just earned an award as the #1 top producing agent for sales volume and total sales in all of Northeast Florida for new construction home sales in the month of April through NEFBA (See Award)! Justin outsold over 3,000 real estate pro...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 22
 I'd be confused if I was a Millennial  Did you know that Millennials have been pegged with so many different names. No wonder I was confused about just what a millennial was and what they were all about.  And think about it - if you were a millennial you'd probably be just as confused as I was.....