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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 72
Unless I bitch once in a while, I just don't feel like "me". Some have suggested using the social blog.  Others have suggested when you see someone you follow on another post, click on their photo to get to their profile and then to their blog.  Are you frickin' kidding me!It shouldn't have to be...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 29
I Hope There Is a Special Place In HeavenYesterday I wrote a post entitled, “I Hope There Is a Special Place in Hell”. It was about a family who set up numerous charities to supposedly help cancer victims. They collected $180,000,000…and then spent the majority of the money on themselves. The Fed...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 34
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesI wedged in about 45 minutes of FB "update" time this week and I am pleased with myself for not skipping the fan page maintenance. Are you scheduling periodic time to give your FB page the once over to ensure links are working, the cover photo is updated, and you are caug...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 14
 A Loooooooooooooooooooong haul.  What is this????
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 23
So, when is a drain leak not a drain leak?  Well, when it's a wall leak.I was called to investigate a drain leak.  In addition to other things.  But this one was a biggie to this homeowner.The floor outside the master bathroom shower, a bamboo floor, was staining, bulging a bit, and decidedly wet...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 125
ActiveRain University offers a wide variety of real estate marketing and productivity training sessions for real estate industry professionals. As part of the Trulia member family of companies, you'll find listings on this page for classes offered by ActiveRain, Trulia, and Market Leader.   Featu...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 60
 I wanted to run this by you all  to see how you feel about it. An agent in our area, is having Open Houses and this is how it works. He will have 4 houses Open and the requirement is that you go into the houses with your lock box and leave your card on the counter. This Open house will go on for...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 19
There are a lot of online marketing options.  Some of them take more time than money and it’s important to know which ones are best for you and your business.Here’s a list with descriptions and explanations of some online marketing options available today.  See which ones will work best for you. ...
By Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
Comments 3
The Houston Metropolitan is young but growing at an unprecedented speed. Developers from all over America are dueling for rights to build on Houston Metropolitan soil. Meanwhile, the bountiful migration of new comers has got people asking... What is this phenomenon? What is this buzz all about?  ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 6
Take Back Your Listings! If you are a listing agent you want to market your listings, you want to sell your listings and you should also want to attract more listings through your marketing.  Marketing your listings takes a plan and then, implementation of the plan.  Creating the strategy for eac...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 9
Paying Tribute To The Women and Men Who Put Their Life's on The LineWe have a big holiday weekend approaching (Memorial Day Weekend), with great events and festivals in honor of the women and men who put their life's on the line. I have faith that one day, generations to come, they will not have ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 11
Do you worry about climate change?Do you know how a magician works?Do you even care?We have a lot of real problems. We have problems with our economy. We have problems in our big cities. We have problems in the Middle East. We have problems with Chinese and Russian aggression.And we have the prob...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 12
II know that not all millenials are like the one Julie Borowski portarys in the video below, but I've seen way too many that are. The truth is, all generations have their goofballs. Years ago, when it was generation X, Y, Z, I don't remember which one, but I had multiple experiences with young wo...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 24
Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain Challenge UpdateI know it is a busy time in real estate but if you can find time to write a post on this topic you can earn some bonus points. There are only 10 days left to get 'er dun. Just a handful of you have entered so far. This is the kind o...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 64
Ants in the Lockbox ~ Adventures in Real Estate!I have experienced a lot of things in real estate but had a new one yesterday!  I was attempting to show a commercial warehouse and the lockbox was at the bottom of the fence to the property.  As I approached the lockbox I could see that a lovely fi...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 27
Sensei/Grasshopper or the Blind Leading the Blind When my BARFF, Roger D. Mucci , called and asked if I would help him with something, of course, I said “Yes!”He wanted to support Dick Greenberg’s Sensei/Grasshopper challenge this month so asked if I could show him how to insert a video into his ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 20
I was in Bogota yesterday on my way to Quito Ecuador. The airport is large and I walked most of it getting from one end to the other to catch my second flight. I waited about an hour and caught these two in shadow. The uniforms were really special and in bright red, but there was something about ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 8
     To many, Memorial Day, is just another reason to get out and enjoy a three-day weekend. It’s also marks the official start of summer and is devoted to getting great deals at the mall and getting gouged at the pump. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day goes far beyond barbecues, beer and...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 35
In the process of doing your job, how many people do you put to work? Let's start with what you do personally – Because you have an income, you provide jobs by purchasing food, gasoline, clothing, shoes, cars, insurance, restaurant meals, travel, toys and entertainment, education, household furni...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 4
Millenials in Hernando County Florida This week, I had the opportunity to attend the Biannual Hernando County Economic Summit with many speakers from various backgrounds.  An economic outlook cannot take place without first looking at demographics and how they are changing.  The median age in Her...