• Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 28 minutes ago

    To answer the title's question, I wish I could say, “Just because.”I know that is not going to convince anyone though, so I will give some examples of why EVERY home needs an inspection in the context of a r...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information 14 minutes ago

     Can You Pick The Condo In This Picture? If you pointed at that one in the corner you are correct. Congratulations on recognizing that all of these properties in Hawaii could be Condos. So, What is a Condo, ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 43 minutes ago

    It's been another busy week of seems to be a pretty short spring market here in DC - or maybe it just hasn't started yet.  So I'm sort of buring the midnight oil to bring you this one.  It was a good week fo...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 43 minutes ago

    What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-May 22-May 28, 2016. 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 cou...
  • Featured Question in Home Selling 36 minutes ago

  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 22 minutes ago

    I was sitting with a friend the other day listening to her talk about some of her life challenges. The conversation was long. We were well into hour three of our discussion when she said .... "I've been but ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Just for Fun about 3 hours ago

      You may have seen this before...I have blogged it before...and the tears still fall and my chin still quivers. More than many other weekends, we remember this weekend, the people who have given their live...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 4 hours ago

    One of the dilemmas bloggers face is coming up with content. You can find lists all over the internet, including this one that should give you enough fodder for years of real estate blogging - 300+ Blogging ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate General Information about 12 hours ago

    "We didn't want to bother our agent" is the start of what may often turn into a significant bother for an agent.If we're working with buyers we NEED to be bothered.  Our job is to show you EVERY home you wan...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Industry about 13 hours ago

    Another Appraiser Plans Early ExitThere are several long time appraisers in my area that are highly respected and do a good job for all the parties concerned. The system has changed and their pay has been cu...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Local News and Events 34 minutes ago

    Decoration Day!  That's what it's supposed to be about. I won't be visiting the grave of my uncle Johnny Wall (who was killed in Vietnam), BUT I will be visiting the local veterans cemetery.  I don't know wh...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Local News and Events 41 minutes ago

    Displaying the Flag on a HolidayClarksville TN is a very patriotic town since so many of the residents are active duty military or former serviceman. This weekend many homeowners and businesses will be displ...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 1 hour ago

    Fear of the unknown.Fear of rejection.Fear of commitment.Fear of responsibility.Fear of answering the unanswerable.I have seen many would-be home buyers become paralyzed by the FEAR OF THE PROCESS.  Buying a...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community 38 minutes ago

    I've seen several well-meaning posts recently that wish us all a Happy Memorial Day. Memorial Day is an American holiday, this year to be celebrated on May 30th, that honors those men and women who have died...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 2 hours ago

    You, Too, Can Cultivate ActiveRain Relationships No one here would likely question that Activerain is a mighty powerful, and meaningful, social network, especially those of us who have been here for a while....
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 2 hours ago

    ActiveRain Practices: Welcoming New Members When I joined ActiveRain many years ago, I do not recall being welcomed by other members and nobody offered suggestions on how to make my membership more meaningfu...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Improvement about 2 hours ago

    Today I built my first rain barrel! It will be the first of probably four rain barrels that I'd like to put around my house to catch a lot of the runoff from my roof. The barrels we used our the workshop tod...
  • Featured Blog Entry in ActiveRain Community about 17 hours ago

    I'm one of the guys behind the scenes but I had to come out into the light today to give a shout out to our own Bob Stewart and encourage you to check out the new ActiveRain podcast.The series went live 2 we...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Home Buying about 1 hour ago

    Looking to get a great deal on a home? Thinking that you'll have your real estate buyer's agent submit a 'low ball offer' and score big time?As a real estate professional in the Oklahoma real estate market,...
  • Featured Blog Entry in Real Estate Sales and Marketing about 1 hour ago

    I know – some folks are looking at this and thinking "Here she goes again, nagging about grammar." At least one is thinking, "Grammar rants don't belong on Active Rain." (I know this, because he told me so.)...
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