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Back then, we had maybe 5,000 members, so the reading of all those posts was far easier than now, when we have 62,615 members. Having done these reviews several times before, I knew to start early, and I began my reading for this review this past Sunday, and bookmarked those that caught my eye.
This Week-in-Review is a combination of Active Rain picks and Localism picks. And then I added some special selections at the end.
I could so relate to Margaret's post, "Is Active Rain Your Significant Other?". And knowing many of you here, I would imagine there are plenty of us who can relate to this post. Go read it and see for yourself!
Kate's post was eye-opening for me in that I learned that stagers grapple with many of the same kinds of issues we deal with - good and bad. The more we learn, the better equipped we are, and I certainly learned some things about staging in, "What Are Your Resolutions for Your Business for 2008?"
Our eco-friend here in the Rain, janeAnne "Green-o-Lina", announced the winners of a really great contest, "Ring the Bells - and the Winners ARE..". I learned a lot about 'green' in real estate. Each of those posts are really worth taking some time to read - I hope you'll check out not only this post, but those listed there as well.
This post of Sarah's is a MUST-READ for those of us who not only post here on AR, but on our outside blogs as well. Protect your material, and here are ways to do just that in, "Who Owns What You Write?" This is a question that gets asked here over and over.
As we all get more experienced writing posts here, and on our outside blogs, we begin to want more and more flexibility with what we have here on AR. Neal has a few suggestions in this post, "AR Double Dashboard for Everyone", that I think many of us would enjoy having.
My top picks for Localism this week:
We all find ourselves, from time to time, dealing with sellers who are going through divorce. Laurie's post, "Divorce and Long Beach Real Estate" gives us some language to help us convey to sellers how important our neutrality is as their agents. I'm loving "Switzerland"!
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas - full of love, family, friends, and all kinds of good things!! And I wish for all of us a TERRIFIC 2008!!
This video is for all to enjoy, and is dedicated to the Lovely Ladies of the Rain...... ;-)
To read additional Weeks-in-Review, check out the past posts in the Week-in-Review Group. You'll find lots of great reading there, and you'll get to know some awesome members as well!
For those who do these reviews in the future, the best advice I can give you is to start right away doing your reading - it will be far easier and much more enjoyable that way instead of trying to do it all at once, which is impossible.
There will be no recreations of any type regarding the titles or content of this group or Review without the permission and expressed written consent of me and/or the Groups founder-Copyright 2007
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