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By Amy Jones, Voted Chandler AZ Best Realtor® for 3 years
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
Comments 43
Flashback December 10, 2009, after another buyer question about scorpions in Arizona, I decide to write a post about it. Many of my colleagues thought this was a bad idea. They asked why I would want to write about one of the "negatives" of living in the Phoenix area. The way I looked at it (and ...
By Jon Zolsky, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 67
I owe a big “thank you” to all of my friends on AR for your support. A very big Thank you, indeed. Life is full of surprises. No surgery in the plans, but how little all our plans mean... My cardiologist did not like the results of a recent stress test, said they needed to look inside and, probab...
By Midori Miller, Homes In Fort Lauderdale, Real Estate Training - R
(Better Homes Realty - BH Referral Associates )
Comments 29
Today I have been working away and I logged into Activerain as well as Trulia.  Not for myself but for one of my clients.  Holy Cow, once you fill in every little blank, it's amazing.  Everything that a consumer needs is right there at their fingertips. Things to attract home buyers and sellers t...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 14
For the last eight months I've been beyond frustrated with my htc Evo 4g LTE and Sprint's inability to provide adequate cell phone service. When I purchased my phone from Sprint last August I could have saved money buying a refurbished one, but I wanted a new one so I paid for a NEW phone.  Withi...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 27
Three years ago when I first joined Active Rain, I had no idea what the whole blogging thing was about. It was a mystery. Active Rain helped me learn about the importance of blogging, SEO and web-based marketing.  I tried my hand at blogging after much trepidation, and much to my surprise, a few ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 14
  Cause I’m Happy…   I am happy, are you? If you want to improve on your happiness, there are a few ways you can. Being happy is reactive and triggers a positive reaction that ultimately prompts joy.   Being happy stems from so many different emotions and recognitions “as well as” doing all the l...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 9
Happy Easter from Timber Pines in Spring Hill, Florida Driving through the Timber Pines golf course community in Spring Hill, Florida just before a holiday, you will notice the many decorations Timber Pines residents have put up. Just before Easter, the community is hopping with bunny rabbits and...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 1
Friday evening we were heading out to dinner after a long day. The route we took was through the forest preserve on a road called Forest Way Drive. It cuts right in the middle of a huge plot of land, miles long. It is a fast way to get from Winnetka IL to Northbrook where we were headed. Margie s...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 28
Doing the Happy Dance! Yesterday was a great day at work for several reasons.  Some fabrics get discontinued shortly after they are made available to us.  We had selected several new fabrics for my cousins living room, which won't be completed until July.  We were worried the fabrics may be disco...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 46
It is a known fact that our pets assist to lower our blood pressure residing in our homes. I have always had an affinity to pets whether my own or playing with the Seller's dog in the backyard with a ball during showings. Adds to my weirdness with my clients but I love animals. There is a VERY va...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 1
I just wanted to take a minute and wish all a GREAT Good Friday and an even better and more blessed Easter! its this time of year and the things many of us hold dear to our hearts and faith that help put us and life into perspective. To think of the sacrifice laid down on all our behalves is simp...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 18
I will be traveling to some very exotic places shortly and have taken a number of shots in preparation for the trip and to insure that I don't get major sick far from home. Between the shots and the pills it was always a challenge, but I am largely through until a couple of days before I leave. M...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Agent
(Associate Broker, Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 15
What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!!! My Buyer found a retail store For Sale, in an old established area of town and put an offer on it. The offer was close to the asking price, so the Seller accepted the offer.  He had enough money to pay cash, but didn't have any left over, for the inventory and ...
By Evelyn Johnston, Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
(Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 6
I read the Phase 1 Report that Larry's Buyer purchased with the hope and expectation that nothing would be found in the ground.  It looked okay to him... Almost every town had gas stations on every corner up and down Main Street.  I know I did and I grew up in Southern California.  But what hasn'...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 63
This is what you and I see. A pretty basement wall, in a flip, with new drywall, new receptacles, new floor molding and new carpeting. This is what my clients saw on line. Along with a couple dozen other photos. All of the photos were just as spectacular! My clients are in another state. We have ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 61
Virginia Realtors, there is a new group being added to your Fair Housing list of discrimination candidates. No one should be discriminated against when it comes to housing. The list has grown since the Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibited racial discrimination. In 1968, the Title VIII of the Civil...
By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 116
MY BUYERS HATE ME Well...I can't make everyone happy! I would like to think I am a friendly person, a good salesman, a pretty decent Realtor...that being said, if this whole Real Estate Agent thing doesn't work out(15 years mind you)...I would probably throw my hand in at being a stand-up comic....
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 48
He was the star in my blog "Houston, We have a Problem." Then he was the protagonist in "The Case of a Dying Tree." If we happened to cross each other's paths, it was not my volition.  I saw a truck pulled in front of the house.    As soon as I recognized the face coming out of the truck, my jaw ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 130
We are all painfully aware of the many problems on our planet.  Most of us have opinions of how these problems can be “fixed,” while others hold that the problems stand no chance of being fixed, still others seem content to bury their heads in the sand. Logic and irrepressible optimism puts me in...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 149
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...