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By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 17
  There is some staining/discoloration and/or mold or mold-like fungal growth present on the roof sheathing in the attic. This condition may be consistent with the effects of Night Sky Radiation. Night Sky Radiation is when the roof sheathing temperature falls below the ambient dew point temperat...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 16
We like to think that we really know our coworkers and colleagues but how much do we not know about them? Behind every success story is some type of adversity buried in the past. When we see a successful person we tend to think “Wow, he’s a lucky person” or “I wonder how she got to where she is?”...
By Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn, Author of Sell with Soul
(Sell with Soul)
Comments 56
A few years ago I wrote a blog called "Professionals Don't Need Scripts" where I pontificated on my strongly held opinion that someone who is an expert in their field (or even reasonably competent) should not have to (or want to) rely on scripts when interacting with clients or potential clients....
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 57
What do you think is most important for a new person in Real Estate?  Is it skill or will?  You can have all the knowledge in the world.  But knowledge is not power.  The application of knowledge is power.  Don't be fooled by knowledge and experience.  I work largely with privately held and famil...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 43
     29 September 2007, I became a member of a relatively new real estate platform called ActiveRain. The point system was not as liberal as it is today and it took forever to one to inch their way up the point system. Napoleon Hill and several others talk about the value and virtue of perseveran...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 72
The 4 C's ~ The Very Best Advice I Can Give a Rookie in Real Estate  This post is not about an “A-Ha” moment when some real estate sage gave me a piece of advice that became THE KEY to success in a real estate career.  NO, This post comes from being licensed and working as a real estate person fo...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 72
My best advice to a newbie in any sales related business. It doesn't matter if you're selling real estate, cars, furniture, advertising or toys.....this advice applies, because we are always selling ourselves.....and I got it from a very reputable source. The advice:  Keep your mouth shut and lis...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 45
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-September 27 to October 3, 2015 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, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 46
The Do’s of Taking Good MLS PhotosTaking good MLS photos can mean the difference between getting your listing sold and it lingering on the market. If you don't want to spend the money on professional photography then you had better make sure the photos match up with the quality of the listing. Th...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 30
This week is over, and it's time for the Big Reveal.  So here goes:This Is Not About Real Estate. It Is About Life!  Margaret Rome:  Margaret's post is one where you might need a hanky. And It's just lovely.Welcome to the World Bei Bei - The Name for the DC Panda was Announced - Lise Howe:  This ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 113
What Does It Mean To Be A MULTI-MILLIONAIREIt's been a long journey. Or it feels like one.This journey started accidentally for me, like many of us. Who knew I'll see myself here, celebrating two million points?There was not much importance of blogging back in 2007 when I started. And there was a...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 64
Master Marketer Bob Bly sends tidbits and advice to his subscribers every day, and once a month passes along bits and pieces he's gleaned from his email, and from other publications and newsletters he reads. This month two of his pieces of advice seemed applicable to the real estate industry.So h...
By Lynne Hart Herrera, St. Louis City Homes, Rehabs, Multifamilies
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 52
This is my first blog post, so we'll start at the beginning, How I became a real estate agent, and how to become a real estate agent in Missouri!I am relatively new to the world from the viewpoint of a licensed real estate agent, albeit not new to the world of real estate.   Having invested in a ...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 33
We learned a long time ago that plumbing must be vented to allow smooth flow through the drain pipes. The way architecture is in our world today; people are putting water fixtures and sinks everywhere! The problem was the venting. Conventional wisdom had them running up the walls and through the ...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 63
I have a few pieces of advice on this.  Today I clicked on a post and I didn't read it.  It was a tiny print wall of words. It may be really good content. But the fact is, I have really old and tired eyes. And I'm human and it's human nature to want something you are looking at to be look good. T...
By Steve Alonso, Branch Manager, NMLS #229617
(Academy Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 7
The prospect of home ownership can be both exciting and nerve-racking. If you don't have any experience with the home buying process, it can even feel a little overwhelming.The most important thing to remember is to not rush into anything. At times, the process can be so daunting that buyers eith...
By Irina Jordan
Comments 22
It is a tongue-in-cheek advice but if you do have kids, you know what I am talking about. Your time becomes compressed and you don't have any luxury of wasting even a minute. With kids comes a laser focus and sense of urgency to get stuff done whenever you can. The ROI of sleep goes up immeasurab...
By Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az
(Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living)
Comments 19
10 Things To Know When Selling Your Home   When home owners are considering selling their home, they need to ask themselves if they are willing to do what needs to be done to sell their home.   As a Realtor I always tell sellers the home they live in is not the home they put on the market.  If yo...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 73
I was an older newbie. I had a couple of careers before I got my real estate license and owned numerous properties. My accountant told me to buy something and I did, and then I bought another and another. After  waitressing in my late 30's, I decided I wanted to make a living at something I enjoy...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 19
  As Halloween is quickly approaching, the time is here to celebrate the spooky spirit of the season at Active Rain with a Virtual Costume Contest and Post Parade play for full effect You Are Cordially Invited  to join us each day starting Sunday Oct. 25th for Halloween themed post parade culmina...