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By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 32
Let's face it.  There are a lot of amazing bloggers on ActiveRain who could make this list every week.  They've been around here forever, they write good stuff, and I've gotten to meet many of them at various meetups and RainCamps over the years.  But today, I tried a little variation on my weekl...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 83
As with all things in life, expectations often exceed reality. That said, hoping for something is different than making it happen. Particularly at this time of year expectations run high: the perfect family, the perfect holiday, the perfect get together. I have found both personally and professio...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 39
I have discussed flipped houses in the past. Flipping houses has become as much a part of the American lexicon as Apple Pie and the 4th of July. The whole topic has been building up pressure in my head like a napping volcano for quite some time. It has finally melted through and flowed onto my ke...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-December 13 to December 20, 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 Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn, Author of Sell with Soul
(Sell with Soul)
Comments 2
Seeing that we're coming up on the time of year where Business Plans are made with abandon, I have a challenge to pose to all the managing brokers out there! Well, maybe “challenge” isn’t quite the right word; how about “proposal?” First, a question: In your office or company, are your agents rec...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 44
I told Santa that you have been nice!   Dolores and I had the opportunity to meet with Santa Claus during a recent visit to Colonial Williamsburg. I was surprised to discover that Santa was familiar with the ActiveRain network. He is a pretty smart guy and I suspect that he knows that real estate...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
Good morning and hello there again.  It is Monday again and wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you, entitled "Don't Be Afraid"   *  Don't be afraid to say, "I don't know." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I made a mistake." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I need help." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I'm so...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 44
The government gives with one hand, but takes away with the other.   Yesterday I got notification from the Social Security Administration that my benefits for 2015 will be increased by 1.7 percent.   But.....there is always a but.....because I was younger than full retirement age in 2014, there w...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
Going into the house it was uncomfortably cool and the thermostat was set at 72F and the clients asked me what was wrong. I suggested the heat pump wasn't working right or the filter might be exceptionally dirty.  So we looked out the back window. The heat pump was looking like it was covered in ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 51
3000 Blog Posts, a lot of Fun and a few other Perks too. 2.7 years ago I finally got serious about blogging, I had decided a few months earlier that doing the blogging thing was a smart way to drive some business my way, but I just could not think of anything worth saying, so I didn't. Then in Ap...
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 0
This time of year has me very busy. My Real Estate Broker activities come to a crawl and my PEARLS SERIES of books becomes extremely busy. I am fortunate to be able to attend the many different book signings and events and meet people who share intimately making the Christmas season so real and p...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 11
Happiness Quotes When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller   In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. - Albert Schweitzer Happ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 35
Has 2014 been the type of real estate year you envisioned when you set your goals for it near the end of 2013? Were your goals attainable? Too easy? Too hard to reach? Pushed aside and forgotten about? Re-evaluated periodically throughout the year? You did set goals, right? I admit I was pretty e...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 54
Saturday Subscriber Finds 83 Christmas Edition   This week I want to highlight some members that I want to send some special Christmas cheer their way. These Members have had some real challenges with health issues or taking care of family members that were sick. In spite of that they popped in a...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
  The Best Christmas Gift That Cannot Be Bought   Simple Truths: Jesus - The Ultimate Gift from Sourcebooks Inc on Vimeo.     Christmas is almost upon us.  Everyone is scrambling to get their last minute shopping done.     Did you know that the best Christmas gift ever cannot be bought?   This gi...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 35
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! This is often the busiest month of the year for many of us with new biz, existing clients, family time, shopping, parties, events, travel, etc. and it is very easy to put our online presence on auto-pilot until the new year. Do. Not. Do. That. As Barbara Todaro m...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
I just thought of the BEST Christmas present most folks could receive this year. ANYTHING that would help her enjoy a better quality of life in 2015 . . . For some, this would require a “Light Rehab” of Habits . . . Others might need to scrape the lot and build from scratch. Here in Middle Tennes...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 12
I thought I would try showing my home from a different perspective.  The outside.  As most of you know I am a Tina Bemis protegee.  She is the queen of creative design.  This winter I made the Advent wreath for the dining room table. Tina came up with this New England winter version of a hanging...
By John DL Arendsen, Contractor, RE Brk, Factory Built Home Dealer/Devl
(ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer & TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Comments 2
Roy, once again you've proved to be one of my favorite mentors. I'm currently in the process or re evaulauating my business model and websites. I've been looking at things like Instagram, Pinterest and most recently Bigger Pockets.  There's so much happening out there today and it's happening so ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 10
Every Christmas ornament has a story   Colorado real estate professional Debbie Laity has issued a challenge to ActiveRain bloggers to Show Us Your Home for the Holidays...December ActiveRain Challenge. Debbie has asked each of us to photograph some holiday decorations in our home or in our home ...