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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 260
  Where Did I Go Wrong? Where did I go wrong? As I was driving back home after the showing of a beautiful home to my buyers, this is the question I was mulling it over in my mind! "Where did I go wrong?" Few minutes after I completed my showing, I received a call from listing agent. I was and I w...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 29
When the screwdriver isn't just for screws. Not that I haven't seen this before.  It's just fun when you can use tools in different ways! The inspection on this house saw repairs on every single column in front of this house.  There are eight such columns. Very recent "repairs" on each one were m...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 44
Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
Something a little different today! Every so often, we all could use a taste of validation and encouragement . . . so I thought I’d share 2 of my favorites. “The engineer Buckminster Fuller is often cited for his use of trim tabs as a metaphor for leadership and personal empowerment. In the Febru...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 215
How To Get More Comments On Your Posts Whether we'll admit it or not, if you blog, you want attention.  Whether it's from the consumers or other Rainers, you want someone to acknowledge the work you've put into constructing your blogging Mona Lisa.  It stings when all you see is just a comment or...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 0
The last few weeks have been busier than normal. What else is new, right? But really, it has been super busy. I've been working on creating a huge new project that has been keeping me up at night. Being busy is actually a good thing. I would rather be actively engaged in good causes than be bored...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
Can there be too many choices? A long-standing comment about Nashville is that there’s a church on darn near every corner. Nowadays: “There’s a new BANK or Pharmacy or Restaurant sprouting out of the ground every day (It seems).” How do all of these businesses survive? Where do they get their cus...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 20
Rainer Facebook Fan Pages What better way to start your Friday than to share some Rainer love by visiting the 5 folks below and lighting up their Facebook Fan Page with a lot of new activity. It really only takes a minute per person AND I think we can all spare 5 minutes of our time today. Right...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 25
  Sure, Roger D. Mucci  is a popular guy, but lately things have gotten out of control.  Mucci Mucci everywhere! Dick Greenberg  channeled Mucci. Sally K. & David L. Hanson  wrote a post about Mucci. Michael Jacobs  asked a question on Mucci's behalf, and wrote a post about Mucci. Mucci has been ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 27
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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 70
An ActiveRain Comment Can Become A Post - It’s The Magic Of AR   Recently, I made a comment on a post by Photoshop Princess and New England Home Stager Extraordinaire Sharon Tara on her post I Want My Agent Physically Present Each Time A Stranger Enters My Home.   I wrote and apologized for my pa...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Comments 0
Houston and Dallas add more than 100,000 People!   Texas is the place to be and more and more people are realizing this all around our country! I have always been so proud to be a Texan and to see how much we are growing and prospering makes me so excited. The Houston and Dallas Metro Areas were ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 2
Pearls for Easter, sounds like a great gift idea from our friend Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books .  I hope that all of you are enjoying a very blessed Lenten and Easter season. Gifts for any occasion always are in demand from people who like to share and care via book-giv...
By Julie Morales, Texas Realtor bringing my values to you!
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
Comments 29
Yesterday I became a Rainmaker. For some of you this may not be a big deal, but for me it is. Can any of you think back to the time when you made the transition? People in this community have a presence and seniority that I admire. You have long been in the Real Estate game and are sitting high ...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 0
We keep a clean home. My wife is just that way and she trained me in to be the same. When I first heard that roaches like dirty homes, I thought definitely not my problem ever. Well, the other day, my wife calls me in a voice that means GET OVER HERE NOW. You married people know that voice well ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 5
An Improving Economy? by Bill Roberts The Baby Boomer Retirement PlannerOn a regular basis the government releases numbers that would suggest that things are getting better.The unemployment rate keeps going down, or so they say, while the number of people who actually have jobs is less every mont...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 14
100 Day Checkup, and April SEO Super Charge Challenge We judge our presidents on how they are doing in the first 100 days for a reason. It is a good round number that lands nearly a quarter of the way into the first year of the first term, enough time to get a good start, and yet early enough in ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 140
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 Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 4
Years ago, I go to see a movie and this is when they didn't have all those coming attractions and before the show noises. You just sat there conversing with one another and a quiet hum filled the auditorium as the auditorium filled up. This one was about 450 seats and was at near capacity when al...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
A Pinterest Board for Michael Jacobs: Pasadena   My friend Michael Jacobs commented on one of my blogs that joining Pinterest is on his list of things to do this year. I, of course, responded that today is a good day to get started. Maybe he needs a kick start on this easy to accomplish objective...