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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
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Clearing Out All for the New Year  As we stare at the end of the year and the beginning of the next, I have been working through one project after another. First, I decided to digitize every photo I could get my hands on (approximately 6,000), and I am now in the midst of putting them all back in...
By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
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Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will ~ Zig Ziglar
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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An update on "Thoroughly Modern Mickey"   on Thanksgiving Day.   My sister is at the hospital with Mickey right now, she has been there since 7:00 a.m. this morning.  I will be going at noon today.   The "good news", there are no sign of infection at all anywhere. The "not so good news", her temp...
By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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How to Blog to Get Real Estate BusinessThe title of this post really should be why so many bloggers on Active Rain fail. A few years ago I used to be extremely active here. In fact I was on the top 20 list of most subscribed bloggers for years. This was until I realized that having my own self ho...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season is beginning.  Even with the down time recovering from a tryptophan overdose, I found time to search out some good ones for this week:Why You Need To Stop Wishing Customers Happy Thanksgiving RIGHT NOW Kyle Reyes: Just do it.A Genius Says Good Bye Joy...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Have you ever gotten the prickly suspension that someone didn’t care much for you and couldn’t figure out why? It was likely their body speaking to you. Learning to understand and use body language can help you capture and attain positive attention.Grasping the impact of even some of the smallest...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Your Invited, With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction homes in desirable neighborhoods of North/Central New Jersey.                   ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I had another one of those "I've seen everything moments" yesterday, and this one is really important if you list houses. A buyer called about a listing I have in my area. He asked typical questions and promised to drive by the house. Nothing unusual there. A little while later, he called again. ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Wallpaper! Wallpaper!  Viking Wallpaper?  Mr Dick Greenberg got us all talking about our wallpapers. Like others, at first I thought - wallpaper?  Really? Seriously? I haven't seen wallpaper in houses since the 90's or maybe the early 2000's. And then I figured out what he was talking about See c...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Active Rain Meetups are Back!!I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting the news and I am delighted to share it.Last night we got the green light from our leader, and meetups will be coming soon.Now we need to decide when they will be. Some have suggested the first 2 weeks of December, some...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 22 to November 28, 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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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By now, many people have found the satisfaction and skill to be able to log-in, enter into their favorite cyberspace place and either comment, post or blog. It is sort of like entering a room with a bunch of business cards or flyer's in your hand eager to give them out while greeting and meeting ...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Thankfulness , like people, comes in many shapes and sizes.Thank yous' are as individual as the individual. Some people have a tough time accepting something from someone else. They might grunt in acknowledgment, or seem oblivious as to what just happened. They may brush off a compliment with a c...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Sounds like another great pearl from Richie, thank you for putting this essential wisdom out into the world my friend! Young boys, adults and undeveloped grown males may not be running at full potential simply because of the rite of passage not being handled correctly as is the case in the majori...
By Dan Stewart
(Happy Grasshopper)
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We have a winner… cue the trumpets!Before we get to the lucky winner (and his charity!), we’d like to take the time to thank all of the ActiveRain participants for their super amazing submissions. While the winner was drawn at random, we read each and every entry. Contests such as this aren’t sim...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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Young boys, adults and undeveloped grown males may not be running at full potential simply because of the rite of passage not being handled correctly as is the case in the majority of the males entering into life and then society. While parents or the authorities in question remain accountable, t...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of the best New York City Museums to visit. The exhibits are always changing, highlighting new artist of the past and current, while honoring the Classics and old Masters.  You can join a tour or for free, rent a headset to enjoy an audio tour and take your...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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What are you selling? The more traditional way of putting this question is "what do you do for a living"? How about "what is your profession or livelihood? The point is that we do give and we do take and we need to do this as it is not practical for one person to do all things. We must outsource ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR: How Do You Build Your Audience?When you're a blogger, you don't want to be the lone voice in the middle of the wilderness, shouting into the wind and no one to hear you.  You want to be heard.Now blog posts come in all kind of varieties, and some will attract more engagement th...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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There’s a name for the survival sack that you take with you outdoors in the event of survival emergency: bugout bag.Let’s start with the key components to net a three-day survival: Water: one liter per person per day Food: “energy bars” or backpack meals Small pot or large cup (though if you have...