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By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 24
It was kind of a quiet 4th this year... Mostly due to wearing earplugs much of the day. I drove down to Graham to spend the day with my brother.Terry recently bought a home on 5 acres and it’s a beautiful place. The earplugs were for me while driving the Toro tractor lawn mower. With 5 acres, the...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 42
I think it is very good news that Ben Kinney has taken ownership of ActiveRain. With that news, comes also the return of Bob Stewart. These are two guys that you want to listen to when they share their wealth of knowledge! These guys also know the power of this community and want to make sure tha...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 24
Last week was huge on ActiveRain.  It was even huge enough to pull me back into posting at least somewhat regular blog here.  Now, you have to be living under a rock to have missed a couple of these posts, but just in case you've been under a rock or on vacation, here goes: ActiveRain Officially ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 48
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-June 28 to July 4, 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, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a p...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 26
I am not much of an advocate of Seminars or Webinars on how to improve my business.  I find them all to be basically the same and they put me to sleep. But everyone once in a while one comes along that actually makes sense and offers good common sense advice. Such was the case with a Seminar I a...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 20
Do You Need Specialized Moving Services for Your Relocation? Some people who are relocating a distance, whether you are selling or not before you move, need specialized moving services. It's important to think about these things in advance, and to know the questions you need to ask the movers you...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 37
Peeling The Orange BadgeIt would seem that there are some misunderstandings about the purpose and activity of the Ambassadors. (click for Kerrie's post from 2012 on the topic of Ambassadors). Is there some clear cut criteria that makes someone automatically be designated as an Ambassador?  No, th...
By Cynthia Smitherman, DESIGNATED BROKER, ABR, GRI, REALTOR REALTIST
(Exit Realty Gainey Ranch)
Comments 20
  Life, Liberty and the American Dream is what our forefathers envisioned for the United States of America. Visionaries’ help people see into the future,  however, often times many are thought of by their peers as being a little crazy, or eccentric. I am sure when the forefathers decided to gain ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 47
Ask an Ambassador - How Can I Make ActiveRain Better?This is a question we all need to be asking ourselves. Before us is a chance to make it better and we now have an owner that is determined to make it so. He has wanted to own ActiveRain for years and Ben Kinney believes that it needed to be bac...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 56
Have you been ghosted by a buyer or seller?Ghosting is an interesting phenomenon that is occurring in dating relationships. It’s the ultimate silent treatment when a relationship is being severed. One party completely cuts off all contact and ignores the former partner’s attempts to reach out. It...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 46
Helping Friends Buy Home After Foreclosure - Priceless This past month has been one of the most touching months I've had in my real estate career of 28 years.  Looking back, 2008 to 2011 was a very challenging time here in the Phoenix Metro area. The real estate market had bottomed out. And I mea...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
Comments 17
Brandon Saad, Hockey Negotiations, and Buying a Home    What You Can Learn             Anyone that knows me very well can relate a few basics about me.  One is, I'm a lifelong Chicago Blackhawks hockey fan.         Actually, I'm a fanatic.  Just ask my wife.  I hauled her to a hockey game on our ...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 24
Burning Down the House- Wenatchee Wildfire 2015 Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over, Hold tight, we're in for nasty weatherThere has got to be a way, Burning down the house Well my little town made the national news this week.  Not really for the reason I wanted it to.  So a little setup- I wa...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 66
Thank those those who served or are still serving in the military on Independence Day.   Don't forget about the many sacrifices made by the U.S. military and their families to help preserve what we are celebrating this weekend--our independence and our freedom! Without these heroes throughout our...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 42
Staging Your House for a Summer Sale!Ninety-degree weather and the absence of snowbirds here in South Florida does not mean that home selling comes to a halt.  There are still buyers who are looking for the right property.  Some families are ready to make the move before the start of the next sch...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 71
Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 years since I wrote my first blog post.  What a whirlwind this has been. As many of you know, when I started, I didn't even know what SEO stood for, let alone how to leverage it.  I made it my mission to become a learner, and so I studied and read and tested and r...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 40
Change is in the air. Can you feel it? ActiveRain has new ownership and several social media platforms have slowly and quietly been making subtle changes over the past few months, Facebook included. As crazy as it sounds, change is one of the few constants we can always rely on!For us, maybe chan...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
Comments 26
Real estate leads are extremely valuable. Leads that turn into prospects, then clients, then closed clients are especially valuable. But what about those leads that don’t turn into anything? Are they a dead end? Should they just be thrown away?Not so fast. Old real estate leads are still importan...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 48
A Lunch Turns Into An ActiveRain Mini-MeetUp  Jon Kolsky(JK) and I have been following each other for a while on ActiveRain. We comment on each other’s posts, call, send text messages. Jon suggested we actually meet in person for lunch since while we are not next door neighbors, we are not that f...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 19
Things a Clarksville TN Home Inspector Is Looking for in Your HomeHome inspections are a step in most home buying experiences and I even think they are a good idea on new homes. Most home inspectors will point out what they see  to the buyer if the buyer attends the home inspection. Otherwise it ...