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Paying It Forward: Active Rain Is ALL About Paying It Forward - 10/30/11 09:43 AM
Liz and Bill have written a great pay it forward and have received the Ambassador award. Please stop by and give them your comments for they are so deserving. Via Liz and Bill Spear RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio: Cincinnati to Dayton (513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com): Paying It Forward: Active Rain Is ALL About Paying It Forward We don't think anyone one logs into Active Rain the first time and intuitively knows what to do. Maybe if they took an Active Rain University Class or were lucky enough to have someone sponsor them and take them under their wing, then they got a good start. (5 comments)
I Have to Have a Red Door!! - 10/29/11 08:51 PM
Today I was working with a really nice couple from Ireland and as we looked at houses she kept making references for needing to have a red door on whatever house they end up buying.
After I dropped them off I decided to do some research on the meaning of a red door and found some very interesting facts...
To many people a red door means "welcome." For the Irish, their meaning for a red door is to ward off evil spirits and ghosts. Red is a lucky and sacred color for the Chinese. In fact they (14 comments)
I Am so Grateful for Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue! - 10/29/11 08:19 PM
Years ago I was so lucky to meet the many wonderful directors and volunteers with Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue. I started really slow when I first volunteered with Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue. You may wonder what one can do to assist and volunteer for a local rescue group in your area. You can volunteer your time to attend and assist with fundraisers. You can volunteer to help transport animals. They have to be transported from where they are rescued from to their foster homes or to the vetinarian for appts. You can donate money. You can volunteer to head up a fundraiser. (11 comments)
Get Ready for The 14th Annual Holy Ghost Hayride in Monroe, NC - 10/28/11 07:15 PM
A great friend and agent in our office is really involved with the Crossroads Baptist Church and has been telling me about this annual hayride. This year it will be there 14th year. She and her husband and two sons are actively involved and she is so proud. HOLY GHOST HAYRIDE Through The Woods 100 Actors 18 Live Plays The entire BIBLE in 60 minutes. A hayride leaves every 12 minutes. Final shows on the original 8th mile trail. Live Music with "The Sammy Glass Family" and Caroline Keller. Bonfires Hot Chocolate Roasting Marshmallows Homemade Soup For more informations visit... Holy (4 comments)
Closed on This Beautiful House in Quellin in Waxhaw, NC Today! - 10/28/11 06:22 PM
Today was a great day and the sellers of this beautiful house are thrilled for they sold their house and can move on with their lives. This full brick beauty is in the lovely neighborhood of Quellin in Waxhaw, NC. This neighborhood is in a great location for you can easily get to Waxhaw, Ballantyne in south Charlotte or go straight up Providence Road to SouthPark or into uptown.
The neighborhood has a beautiful community pool and the neighbors are always out and about walking or biking. If you are into horses and riding you are in the heart of (6 comments)
Even in this Fluctuating Market, There's Value In Owning a Home - 10/26/11 08:54 PM
Ed Silva wrote an excellent post on the value of home ownership. Please take time to read this and stop by and give you comments to Ed. He definitely deserves your feedback. Via Ed Silva CDPE, GRI, ABR, Real Estate Agent (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754): Even in this Fluctuating Market, There's Value In Owning a Home Home Buyers are being cautious about buying a home because of the fear that prices are still dropping. There are values to be had, and when factoring in the loss factor of paying rent, a home buyer should just consider buying enough home to satisfy their living (0 comments)
The Many Colors of Fall in The Carolinas!! - 10/25/11 05:27 PM
Today was a beautiful day in Charlotte. At one point it was about 76 degrees and the sun was out and the sky was blue. Just a yummy day and am so grateful for beautiful fall days like these. Last year I planted a silver maple tree and it is growing fast. I noticed this morning that the top of it is beginning to turn red.
The mums continue to bloom and are beautiful.
I would be thrilled if it stayed like this all winter. It is definitely true... Nothing Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina... (15 comments)
Are You An Average Realtor? - 10/24/11 07:07 PM
Here is a great question which we need to ask of ourselves. Are you average or do you provide the best of the best for your clients? Connie Goodrich has written an excellent blog. Please stop by and share your thoughts with Connie. She deserves your comments. Via Connie Goodrich,CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas (Keller Williams Realty):
Many Realtors when determining the value of a property utilize the Average Cost per Square Foot Method. Simple enough. You pull up the neighborhood on MLS, pull the sales for the last six months or so. Do the math to determine what the average price (3 comments)
Yesterday I was on my way to meet clients, but had to stop when I saw this lovely sea of color. The Pumpkin Patch had mums of every color and size. There were all shapes and sizes of pumpkins. It was really fun watching the children as they decided which pumpkin was going home with them. They were also selling corn stalks in bunches. It was a fun experience. If you are out on Rea (3 comments)
You will enjoy great food great drink great music... BAD DADDIES lots of fun great silent auction Purchase price of ticket goes to preserving this beautiful old home which was built in 1915. For more information click on Duke Mansion "In the midst of one of the city's most prestigious neighborhoods, a completely (4 comments)
Finally – I Hit 200,000 Points in ActiveRain - 10/23/11 10:54 AM
Congratulations to a great friend on ActiveRain. Will Hamm is such a caring individual and you need to stop by and say hi and get to know Will and follow him in the "rain." You will definitely be touched by all that he does for others. Please leave your comments for Will Hamm for he has earned the praise. Via Will Hamm Real Estate in Colorado (Cornerstone Homes Realty/Metro Brokers): Finally – I Hit 200,000 Points in ActiveRain
I am very excited because I hit the 200,000 point marker in ActiveRain.
I started blogging in ActiveRain in January. I never (12 comments)
Now I’m Walking Tall With My Head Held High - 10/22/11 09:57 PM
John definitely has the right idea. Keep your head held high and think before you respond in some of these stressful cross sale situations. I know my feathers have been ruffled this past week as well. Please stop by and give your comments to John McCormack. He is deserving of your feedback. Via John McCormack- Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty): Now I’m Walking Tall With My Head Held HighReflecting back on the past week it has carried it's share of stress and anxiety. Admittedly I even had my Albuquerque Realtor tail feathers ruffled once or twice. With that being said I am (2 comments)
What are your plans for tomorrow? Get your family and friends together and come out and enjoy great music, clogging, bike and motorcycle rides and the best chile cook-off. You can sample and vote on your favorite. The cost to get in is $5.00. Proceeds go to help some great causes. Matthews HELP Center Christ Our Shepherd Ministeries Levine Senior Center Matthews Habitat for Humanity I hope to see you all there tomorrow. You will find me looking for the hottest chile. Judith Parker, CRS, GRI Keller Williams www.CharlotteHomeInfo.com firstname.lastname@example.org (8 comments)
Cultivate This Into Your Business Plan - 10/19/11 08:16 PM
I encourage each of us to sow these seeds and reap and succeed in life and business. Please stop by and comment to Patricia Feager. She writes many wonderful posts and you will enjoy. Via Patricia Feager (Keller Williams Realty): Cultivate this into your business plan and you will succeed. PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS: Peace of mind Peace of heart Peace of soul PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH: Squash gossip Squash indifference Squash grumbling Squash selfishness PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE: Lettuce be faithful Lettuce be kind Lettuce be patient Lettuce really love one another NO GARDEN IS COMPLETE WITHOUT TURNUPS: Turnip (8 comments)
Keeping Your Children Safe at Halloween - 10/17/11 11:10 PM
Halloween is upon us and I am amazed at Halloween when I see little children, in their costumes and running through yards. They are all excited about Halloween. In their excitement they could be in danger. They need our help to keep them safe. The American Red Cross put out this list of safety tips. Review these tips with your family. One can never be too cautious. Make sure all children under 12 are accompanied by an adult. Plan a safe route with good lighting. Provide your child with a flashlight and check the batteries first. You can also use a glow stick (20 comments)
The Many Gifts From My Garden in Charlotte. NC - 10/16/11 09:07 PM
Today was a beautiful day here in the Carolinas. I have to agree with the song ... Nothing Could Be Finer Than to Be in Carolina in The Morning! I enjoyed my day and it was nice to take a break and spend time at home. Nothing beats a great cup of hot coffee early in the morning. This morning it was a little cooler (sweat shirt weather ) so thoroughly enjoyed just sitting outside, sipping my coffee and enjoying the solitude of the day. One thing I love on Sunday morning is the sound of church bells ringing and they are (15 comments)
Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head! One Year Old Blogger Is Out & About in ActiveRain! - 10/15/11 08:15 PM
Congratulations to Barbara Hensley and for her many fine accomplishments for her first year with blogging in ActiveRain. She is an inspiration to all of us. Please leave your comments for Barbara. She is so deserving. Via Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale, Luxury, Acreage, Waterfront, Golf Course,Ranches (RE/MAX Hometown, Rockwall, Heath, Royse City, Rowlett, Texas): Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head Cause I'm Never Gonna Stop the Rain By Complainin' One Year Old Blogger is Out & About in ActiveRain! It has been one year ago today that I posted my first ActiveRain Blog post and, wonder of (2 comments)
This Honey Bee Is Looking For His Forever Home! - 10/14/11 10:51 PM
This beautiful Boxer was rescued by Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue and he is now available for adoption. His name is Cash and he is very handsome. Here he is in his Halloween Costume. I think he is trying to tell us something. I think he is saying...I am going to sting the heck out of you if you don't get me out of this outfit.
Hey everybody I'm Cash money but my foster mom calls me Cashman...cause I'm all boy. I love to play and play hard. I LOVE other dogs especially the Ladies (wink* wink*) and would prefer a (20 comments)
Virtual Tour Great Location...close to Charlotte just south of Ballantyne. Union county taxes in Marvin. This beautiful full brick home is situated on a cul-de-sac on 2.7 acres. There are no HOA fees! New carpet except for 4th bedroom/bonus, a lovely updated kitchen which is open to a gorgeous family/sunroom. The 4th bedroom/bonus is huge & a perfect combination for in-law suite or retreat for any need. Judith Parker, CRS, GRI Keller Williams www.CharlotteHomeInfo.com email@example.com (10 comments)
Traditional networking: You get out what you put in - 10/14/11 08:44 PM
Russel Ray had a very wise grandmother and I have to agree with what she taught Russel..."You get out of it what you put in." Please visit and comment to Russel on this great post. Traditional networking can work! Via Russel Ray, Southern California home inspector based in San Diego (Real estate, photography, marketing, music, history & more!): Traditional networking:You get out what you put in I often get asked if joining a networking group like BNI or Le Tip is worthwhile. My standard answer is what my wise old grandmother told me 43 years ago: "You get out of it what (2 comments)
My Halloween Blog: The Fun Begins... - 10/13/11 11:53 PM
If you want to enjoy and have fun then you have to visit Richard Yate's posts. He is quite creative and you will never be bored. Now jump into the fun and let's do Halloween! Please visit and make all comments to Richard. Via Richard Yates - Broker (Coldwell Banker Real Estate): My Halloween Blog: The Fun Begins... If you haven't seen it yet, I've decorated My Halloween Blog, and would like to invite you to come for a visit. It's not scary, it's fun. During the rest of this month, I'll be adding some Halloween entertainment for your pleasure. My Halloween Blog (17 comments)
Turn Your Idea Into Magic - 10/12/11 10:39 PM
I enjoy a daily dose of inspiration and motivation from Lou Ludwig's posts. I really enjoyed todays. Please stop by and leave all comments to Lou. Thank you Lou for your continual words of wisdom. Via Lou Ludwig CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO, (Ludwig & Associates):
Motivational Power Quote
Turn Your Idea Into Magic “An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.” William Bernbuch, advertising professional
As I see it . . . . . . .
Turn your idea into magic
An idea has unlimited potential . (0 comments)
Play Your Cards Right And They'll Work For You....Business Will Find You!! - 10/11/11 07:29 PM
Everyday I am inspired by a post by Barbara Todaro. This marketing tip is so easy and we all have business cards. Mine look great in the box. She has suggested a great challenge. Hand out 1000 business cards in less than 8 weeks. As she says....'business will find you." Please leave your comments for Barbara Todaro. Via Barbara Todaro "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ): Business cards display our logo, contact information and our photo for that immediate recollection when all else fails!! I’ve seen cards with calendars or amortization schedules or football schedules on the backside. Some cards (3 comments)
Enjoy the Virtual Tour Judith Parker, CRS, GRI Keller Williams www.CharlotteHomeInfo.com firstname.lastname@example.org (10 comments)
Personal Challenge: Buying "Made in the USA" For A Month - 10/10/11 06:35 PM
Karen Fiddler has written a great post and has included some great links to websites where we can all join her challenge and look for and purchase items that are made in our great country..."Made in the USA". Please read her post and leave comments for her. Thank you! Via Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Mission Viejo ((949)510-2395,The Fiddler Realty Team/eVantage Real Estate):
If you read my blog regularly, you know I'm a Road Trip fan. I caught the bug when I went to college in Southern Illinois and traveled back and forth from California each quarter. Loved seeing the country in (2 comments)
Why Drive Home When You Can Fly Home....Welcome to This Lovely Fly-In Community in Weddington, NC - 10/08/11 10:24 PM
If you are looking for a fly-in community where you can put your plane in a hangar after a busy day...then this is the community for you. This beautiful 90 home community is in Weddington, NC just south of Charlotte. The neighborhood is in Union County and covers over 365 acres. All lots are a minimum of 2 acres and this community also allows horses. One horse per acre. You can also enjoy fishing on the lakes. Aero Plantation
This beautiful neighborhood is very wooded and inviting. Note the lovely winding roads.
Here is a map of the neighborhood and (7 comments)
98 Days and Counting - 10/07/11 11:16 PM
I always enjoy Patricia Feager's post. They are always well written and quite inspiring. She wrote this great post on what to focus on as 2011 winds down. I also liked her thinking on how these practices will bring wealth to all areas of our lives for the future. Please read and enjoy and leave your comments for Patricia for she is so deserving! Via Patricia Feager (Keller Williams Realty): There are only 98 more days; then 2011 will be gone forever, and the New Year begins. I am spending the next five days in September to savor the memories of autumn. I (3 comments)
Last week I began to work with a great family looking for a house that would provide them with some privacy as well as give their children lots of room to run and play. This house was bank owned, in good condition on over 2 acres. They were immediately interested and the children loved the yard. I called the listing agent to find that one offer was already on the property, but since it was the week-end the bank would not respond until the beginning of (2 comments)
This great house is in the subdivision Whitley Mills in Fort Mill, SC. 409 Silver Cypress Lane Fort Mill, SC 29708 If you are considering selling and need to know the value of your house... Visit... http://www.CharlotteHouseValueInfo.com Judith Parker, CRS, GRI Keller Williams www.CharlotteHomeInfo.com email@example.com (12 comments)
Today I stopped over to visit this beautiful equestrian center and enjoyed the lovely grounds and stables.
The best part of this visit were the beautiful horses and look at this beauty. I was ready to saddle up and ride.
For more information visit The Providence Equestrian Center Judith Parker, CRS, GRI Keller Williams www.CharlotteHomeInfo.com firstname.lastname@example.org (9 comments)
Mark This One Sold in Waxhaw, NC!! - 10/03/11 11:04 PM
The sellers are thrilled for I was able to bring them a great offer yesterday. Today all negotiations were completed and signatures obtained. Judith Parker stated...Mark This One Sold!!! This lovely home is in Quellin
2903 Blackburn Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 Are you considering selling and need to know the value of your house then visit....CharlotteHouseValueInfo I would enjoy the opportunity to help you and say....Mark This One Sold! Judith Parker, CRS, GRI Keller Williams www.CharlotteHomeInfo.com email@example.com
Laughter is The Best Medicine - 10/01/11 11:45 PM
Laughter is the Best Medicine.. A night of comedy to benefit women fighting breast cancer will be held October 15, 2011. CMC (Carolinas Medical Center) Union Presents Tickled Pink for Breast Cancer Starring Diana Jordan This event will be held at the Rolling Hills Country Club 2722 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Monroe, NC Silent Auction 6 P.M. Comedy Show 7:15 P.M. For more information visit... Tickled Pink Proceeds will be donated to the Edwards Cancer Center at CMC-Union to benefit uninsured and underserved women fighting breast cancer in Union County. I hope there is a great turn-out and that there are (17 comments)
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