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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
Agents Plan to Extend Sales Contract for TRID This Headline from REALTOR Magazine sums up the probable result of an impending significant change to the Mortgage Process. The cfpb – Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has cooked up some new rules that we so lovingly call “TRID” TILA-RESPA Integrat...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Hurting People  I think as long as you're not being malicious and you're not hurting people then you should not be ashamed of what you do.Lily Allen          But many times, this is not the case.    Many times, you only think of yourself and you never think about how what you do affects others.  ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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Commenting Etiquette On Active RainIt's time again to write this post. Most Ambassadors and long-time Active Rain Members have written something similar. Because I'm aiming at the drive by commenters for the most part, I'm going to make this short and sweet! Please read the post before commenting...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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"...Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet..."     Colette  "...I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through..." Jules Verne  "...A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime..." Mark Twain...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Speaking from experience, it is really easy (and convenient) to get in a rut with our Facebook marketing. We get super busy and either forget or are too tired to do any FB marketing or we give it less than our best effort. We know we are doing it and you can bet our followers do as well, especial...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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How to Buy a Solid Client Lead for Less than $35Hi Everyone, I am sorry I have not been around much the last number of weeks. Been busy and just wanted to take a little break and work on some new things in my business. So how do I buy a solid client lead for less than $35 initial cost? While the ...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Open Houses this weekend in Clarksville, MarylandClarksville is an unincorporated community in Howard County; the second wealthiest county in the United States according to the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau.Some of the most expensive homes on the East Coast are located in or around the town, whose prop...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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 Good afternoon and hello there again.  Hope this email finds you doing great.  Just wanted to wish a:    Hope your Labor Day weekend  is SAFE and with many blessings! All the best, Tim
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Open Houses this weekend in Fulton, MarylandFulton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located at the southern tip of Howard County, Maryland, in the United States.Fulton is located in southern Howard County, bordered on the south by the Patuxent River and on the east by U....
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Open Houses this weekend in Elkridge, Maryland Elkridge is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States.  Founded early in the 18th century, Elkridge is located at the confluence of three counties, the other two being Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties.Elkridge includes ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Results Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing ContestAugust was a busy month in real estate but many of you found some time to share ideas you have planned for your business for the balance of 2015. To see the full contest post and all the entries click here. The contest asked for members to ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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It's never good when an electrical junction is not accessible.And it doesn't matter where it is.  If it's not accessible behind drywall, inside of a junction box or as wires just taped or cobbled together with wire nuts, it is inappropriate and not to code.Why not?  Because access to the junction...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Online Marketing Via InfographicsIt has been statistically proven that the majority of us do well with visual learning techniques. Using that as a guide, it makes perfect sense to incorporate Infographics into our online marketing arsenal. If you can cut/paste, insert photos, add text, and choose...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I used to get so irritated when I would go to a listing appointment only to find out later that another agent got the listing. Sometimes, I just blew it, but more than once, the property ended up listed at 20-30% over the market value. That would normally help me feel better because I knew I gave...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Energy Vampires ~ They Are Lurking Everywhere!I bet all of you know exactly what I am talking about right? Paula, what the heck is an energy vampire? I know you know them and I know that you have some of them in your life. Characteristics of an Energy Vampire: A person who sucks the life out of y...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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Time Management Tips – How to Organize Your Dayby Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist, Specializing in Search and Social   Time Management Tips – Organize Your Day For the busy professional, effective time management is essential. One of key aspects of being successful is being able to mana...
By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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The Chicago Jazz Festival is now going on through Labor Day Weekend. This is a special time to enjoy music and the City.   On Wednesday Night I attended the Chicago Jazz Trolley Tour which began at the Drake Hotel at 7 pm and took you to different Jazz Clubs to hear music.  The clubs included :An...
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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This past weekend was in the 90s in New York city, we stayed in the city this weekend and decided to ventured out and do something we have not done in the past.  We walked down by the walkway path of Hudson River and came across a cruise boat that serves beverages and food on board and the boat d...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 Horsey Wordless Wednesday - Guess Who's Horseback Riding  Last week my husband took vacation time from work.  The weather during that week was perfect.  My husband and I decided to take advantage of the ideal riding weather to go trail riding.  We rented a couple of horses and rode the wooded tr...