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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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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 Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney & Serving Rural Nebraska)
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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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Hi every one!I know you are all very busy, but if you have a moment, can you please help me out?    I recently revived an old Facebook Business Page of mine, Waukesha County, WI Real Estate - Kristin Johnston.  Can you stop by and Like the page?  I would really appreciate it!  And, I would be hap...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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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 Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Today in Bristol TN~VA 3.29.15 ...Go Hiking Today ...You Just Never Know What You'll Find!   Here's a great find while hiking in Canton, NC this weekend ....     Canton, NC is a great weekend getaway location that's just a couple of hours away from Bristol TN~VA ...Check it out sometime ....You'l...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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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 23
One of the most complimentary moments and actions on ActiveRain is when another member subscribes to your blog.  Subscribing to another member’s blog is a token of appreciation for that member’s thoughts.  It’s a method of showing gratitude for that agent’s information that’s being shared. Shari...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
Very often I see a taped blower door safety switch.  This is an important switch!  It is there for a reason! The blower door safety switch turns off the furnace operation should the lower protective door be removed. In some units that cover has to be removed to be able to change or clean the air ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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      Gawd how I hate Windows especially 8.whatever. It would seem as long as Microsoft has been in business that they would eventually come up with a user friendly, stable and usable operating system.  I am proud of them though they shaft their customers a little more each day and they are still...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 14
Not long ago, I spoke with a young woman who was trying to buy a house. She was pre-approved and ready to go. She called her agent, but her agent was on vacation. The buyer was given the back-up agent who said, "Sorry, you're on your own." It might be me, but if I discovered that my staff was tur...
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
Comments 15
A Weed or A Wish?  Obstacles or Opportunities?  Life is truly about perspective and how we view the world through our tiny lens. My friends say I was born positive.  Perhaps.  But I've certainly had my share of trials, heartache and disappointment.  Who hasn't.  Do you suppose we were shaped in t...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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  I have been asked recently to give a talk...which I am guessing may well turn into a discussion...About...  If you were in my position....and some day you MAY be...what would YOU say ?    How would you explain your participation...the ways you can participate...the people you have had the plea...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Champions Don't Expect Things to Come Easy          Each and every year, I enjoy the heck out of spring time sports.  I enjoy the Super Bowl, but my favorite sporting events each year are the NCAA tournament and the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.          Usually, I'm cheering for UConn to win the NCA...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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A Two Story Contemporary   In Baltimore's   Worthington Club Estates   The listing is signed and I wanted to give you a bit of a teaser on this 2 story stone  and cedar contemporary home in Baltimore County 21136. This one has been meticulously maintained by the original owners with updated grani...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Everybody we talked to, including the park rangers, warned us that the trip to The Racetrack would take at least 8 hours, and we probably should not drive down that gravel road all by ourselves. Since driving that winding road would mean I would have to rent a jeep and drive it because my husband...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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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 however ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 0
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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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It is a simple question that says so much! We do need to focus on the opportunity rather than the problem, focus on the positive and life will be so much more. Thanks for sharing this Melinda (Mel) Peterson ! A Weed or A Wish?  Obstacles or Opportunities?  Life is truly about perspective and how ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have been enjoying my inside flowers because outside is still snowy and there are no flowers. I have learned to appreciate what I have, and I have color inside on the walls, on the floors, and in my flowers. One day it will be time to let these flowers out, but until then.....here they are now.
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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    I just learned that Shirley Temple Black passed away. I felt sad because the world lost a beautiful woman and glad because everything I needed to learn in life about making a great first impression, I learned from Shirley.     First impressions begin with outward appearance.   My parents were...