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By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 39
     As a home inspector, I am paid to notice things. However, there are some things that I notice that have noting to do with real estate transactions. I have long suspected that a member has found a way to “game the system” in an attempt to rack up points. So I started tracking. I noticed that ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 48
I get this question a lot:  What do I do about broken window seals? For sure, sooner or later, most double-pane windows (gas filled) will develop a broken seal.  The intert gas inside, argon or krypton, will leak out, get replaced by air, and that air will bring in condensation. People often ask ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 37
This week, there is a collection that range from whimsical to really helpful, practical stuff.  Here's this week's list! Customer Service-There's Got To Be A Better Way Toni Weidman:  Here is a reminder of how we can learn from the companies we rely on. 3 Ways Kim Kardashian Could Help Real Estat...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 48
Thanks to my lovely community for getting my butt in gear.  I miss you guys and I know you miss each other so let's plan our next round of MeetUps. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about...MeetUps are informal get-togethers for members of ActiveRain to hang out and talk business, sport...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 51
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 16 to November 22, 2014   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 c...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 30
We're working with out-of-state buyer clients who asked, "Should We Buy A Long Island Home Without A Basement"?   These buyers are from an area that does not have basements, but have heard that on Long Island a basement is a necessary feature in a home.   A house with a basement may be common dep...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 8
Listed at $174,900, this Immaculate Home in Bolton Connecticut is now under contract. This property is ideal for first-time home buyers.   It offers more than a quarter of an acre level land with privacy, new siding, new roof, new furnace, new hot water tank and new well water tank. Bolton Public...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 51
For most of us who have lived awhile we have learned the importance of timing. Everyday is special, but some days afford us opportunities we don't come across that often. On those days it is important to, as Saul Bellow would say, seize the day. We aren't always lucky enough to have the luxury of...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Good morning and hello there again.  Hope this email finds you doing well.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you.     A Cup of Coffee:   An interesting fact of physics:   If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.   ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 37
Tonight I watched a movie entitled "The Book Thief".  I was not able to see this movie when it first came out but was lucky enough to watch it this evening.  If you haven't had the opportunity to see it, make it a priority.   A beautiful yet heart-wrenching story set in Germany during the 2nd Wo...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 67
Yes, I know it will for a fact.  I recently read an excellent post by a Newbie in our community which was titled, ”How to use a Blog to establish your online presence”. All of her points were excellent, but the biggest omission was the fact that you need to have a Rainmaker Account to reach the p...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - San Jose Probate Agent
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 136
November ActiveRain Contest - I Cannot Believe I Just Did THAT!   In early October I wrote a blog about spilling coffee all over the listing and disclosure documents while sitting at my client's dining room table. This contest is not about electronic signatures. The coffee stained documents were ...
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 2
COMM-MINTS...Tasty little mint visits these are. Imagine getting a box of these in the mail? Next time you visit a posting of your liking, leave that original poster (OP) a comm-mint. It can be 1-2 words worth or a one liner or if you have chocolate-giving heart, a paragraph of sharing COMM-MINTS...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 65
A Listing Presentation Amidst Disarray   "You came highly recommended" was the feedback I received when the homeowner called to tell me that the family had decided to work with someone else. As far as Mr. Seller was concerned,  both REALTORS®, up for the estate sale, were equal in terms of knowle...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 22
Congratulations to Chris Ann Cleland    Northern Virginia real estate professional Chris Ann Cleland has just passed her two millions points milestone on the ActiveRain Leaderboard. Congratulations to Chris Ann Cleland and best wishes for continued success.  Chris Ann Cleland Kentlands Dahlia Pho...
By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Century 21 Liberty Homes)
Comments 108
    November …. In the Fall Season, leaves change colors, Halloween just passed, a bit of cooler weather after a long heat wave so we put on that sweater in chilly evenings. One may also think of the Thanksgiving Feast and a Day of Gratitude.   Regardless if we celebrate the upcoming holidays or ...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
Comments 3
  "Be Yourself, Everybody Else Is Taken"   I laughed when I saw this on someones t-shirt the other day, it's so simple and true.  Many people expend so much effort trying to be somebody else when there is no chance for them to be that person, only smiliar.  Even then, you are still you, just act...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 14
Aaaaa, 25 hours notice isn't enough? I had an agent call today about a showing I tried to schedule yesterday. Her listing said to call the office. I did. Nobody answered. I could only leave a message. So, I called her cell phone and left a message. When she called today she said, "You were suppos...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - San Jose Probate Agent
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 13
Gratitude Is More Than A Word | Gratitude Is What I Feel   Sally Cheeseman’s ACTIVERAIN CONTEST: Defining Gratitude and GOALS asks us to write about 2 topics in 1 post. First we are to Define Gratitude:  Gratitude for me is a feeling deep within my soul. There are no words that can adequately con...
By Sarah & Les Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 1
Clients Knocking on Door at Open House in Chino Hills          Our open house today in Chino Hills, CA found many folks knocking on our door and were seriously looking to buy a home. They just needed someone to guide them to the finding the right one as soon as possible. Some said they were looki...