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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 218
  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 14
Sometimes you can have a lot of balls in the air, but that doesn't mean things won't work out. I'm closing two sales this week that are very intertwined. I listed a house for a great family, and I also helped them find a new home. Ironically, I also found a buyer for their house. My sellers had t...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Comments 0
  If you hear someone say “This is my slow time” or “December is always slow” that is a fancy way of saying “I don’t want to work in December” and hey, if you’ve exceeded your goals then good for you – You deserve it! But, if you have not exceeded your yearly goals for your business: If you reall...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 21
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  The Miracle in Door #16.       Hau‘oli Hanukaha Celebrating The Festival of Lights  Hau'oli Hanukaha is Hawaiian for Happy Chanukah.   Kimo's Advent Calendar offers some illumination of the multi-cultural holiday celebrations during Hawai'i's Makahiki season. I'm posting ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
I'm glad there is not a song called Frosty the Freezer.  Okay, it just doesn't have the same ring to it. One of the great innovations to the freezer was making it frost free!  No more defrosting!  No more blocks of ice forming inside!  It's frost free! While perhaps not so visible in a photograph...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 2
Foreclosure in Midtown Mobile, AL OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $76,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,545 sqft Location 514 W Barksdale DriveMobile, AL 36606USA The Cummings Team The Cummings Company LLC(251) 602-1941kelly@ccllc.cohttp...
By Heather Frye, Fredericksburg Mortgage - The Frye Team
(Movement Mortgage - Fredericksburg Mortgage)
Comments 3
For the month of December my office held a coat drive to give back and pay it forward in our community.  We sponsored a holiday appreciation party in our area for our local partners, realtors, insurance agents, title agencies and mortgage companies.  We served a nice dinner, drinks and dessert.  ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
The loss of a loved one is especially difficult at this time of year, especially if this is the first Christmas without them. While everyone else is seemingly enjoying the festivities, the sense of loss that those of us left behind feel can be overwhelming at times. I have found that there is on...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 9
A friend forwarded me an email asking the question, "What happens when you stick a cotton swab too deep in your ear?"   In a nutshell, the email said that you would have to dig all the way down to your eardrum---about an inch!--to do any real damage.  Even if you hit the deeper part of your ear c...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
Comments 23
Three Days ...   In three days I will step out of my security box. I have been in this box for 20 years. Twenty years of having health care and a for sure paycheck.  I have been in other boxes just like this one for 22 other years.   I am going to miss all the great people that I have worked with...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 20
Client-Free Lunch Can Be De-Compression Time   Since Don and I work together and then go home together.. sometimes it seems that all clients go everywhere with us.  You know what I mean, that on-going discussion, never-ending staff meeting.  You wake up in the morning thinking about what you need...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 17
  Are You Making It Happen?     The older I get I can’t help but reflect and mull over time, especially at the end of each passing year. I think about time and how it keeps ticking away regardless of how it’s being spent. Time passes by so quickly when having fun, and conversely it moves very slo...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 2
Unbeatable Location in Spring Hill's Llanfair OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $259,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 2,411 sqft Location 3750 Amruth DriveMobile, AL 36608USA The Cummings Team The Cummings Company LLC(251)
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 7
SEO For Agents- The Story of A Million Links    If you do your own SEO for your real estate sites and blogs then you most likely know that having website domains with high authority linking to your website or blog is important and always has been.    Years ago, any link would do to help get Googl...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 47
Do you have a Pinterest board for your city?   If you wish to be identified with your city, you may wish to create a Pinterest board for your city. I will use Austin, Texas as an example of what can be done. Whole Foods promotes Austin as the best city in the world with the Pinterest board titled...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 5
Remembering Carole Provenzale: ActiveRain's Feng Shui Mother (December 17th, 1954 - May 18th, 2010)   Dear Mom, We all miss you very much, as it has been 4 years since you departed from Earth. Your spirit lives on and even today many still feel the waves of your un-conditional love and support. W...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
Comments 24
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  CURTAINS!  Foiled Again!! There's a reason we prefer to blog earlier in the day rather than later in the day.  The earlier in the day, the less likely circumstances start dictating our actions.  Take last night for instance.  We'd gotten our blog post up earlier in the day, bu...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
Being abandoned in unfamiliar territory can be terrifying. It seems even more onerous when the person who brung ya there is the abandoner. When you’re participating in someone else’s process, you’re lacking the one thing most people crave . . . CONTROL! So . . . How do you feel when the “Expert” ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 15
     Gee how time flies when we are having fun. (We are having fun, aren't we?) I must say, that this year has been fun and I must say, that I am very grateful for all of the things that I have learned and accomplished this year. Christmas is but seven days away and a new year begins in about two...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 24
         There were ten of us that met up yesterday.  I think the shortest drive was an hour.  Some drove almost two hours to say hello and in a number of cases meeting for the first time.  As usual there five different conversations going on at the same time.  Ed Silva dressing as Santa was perf...