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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 5
You may have heard, we in the Inland Northwest had one heck of a wind storm on the 17th. By the time it was over, more than 200,000 homes were without power. My son is a power lineman and was working over in Montana at Big Sky at the time. By Thursday the power company my son's company was under ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 13
The Friendship Bridge...My Wallpaper I've meant to retake this photo for a long time and now that more people are likely to see it than normally would as it's hidden away in my office. I'm a little embarrassed to post it and that I still haven't paid the "Friendship Bridge" another photographic v...
By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia
(Long and Foster REALTORS 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia)
Comments 19
Like Mike Cooper I have never taken a selfie either.  I don't take good photos so it is hard for me to take a selfie and look natural. I have always been a high extrovert. If you've ever taken the Myers-Briggs Temperament Inventory, you know that an extrovert isn't just someone who likes to be ar...
By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 18
 Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For me it is about family, love, gratitude, and sharing. Wishing you all an abundant harvest of PEACE, LOVE, and PROSPERITY! I'm grateful for you, and not just today, but EVERY day! Love,Inna   "A modern Thanksgiving would celebrate two things:The people in o...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 1
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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
Is your turnover too high?  Many businesses do not understand and some don't even care.  That is sad because high turnover is a sign of disorganization and the business can't be doing well if that is the case.  Please don't assume that it is all about money. There is much more going on than just...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 0
When you have high self-esteem you do not have to prove anything, nor do you need to be pretentious. In marketing luxury real estate, you do not have to be as wealthy as your clients to be very successful.  You just need to be equal to them in self-esteem and not feel puny. Self-esteem a measure ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 59
Once again, I ask for your prayers.   Most of us have good and bad days, but at 96, it seems like Mickey is having more bad days than good ones. Yesterday when I arrived at her home she was dazed and confused.....not her usual self.   She was also quite lethargic and showed no interest at all in ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 51
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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 6
Model Open For Your Inspections Plus All 36 Apartments in Building 1 & 3Open Saturday 11/28 From 1 to 4.60 New Apartments For Lease on Park Drive in Twin Ponds at Clinton, NJ.  Coming Soon! 60 Brand New, Pet Friendly Apar...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
3 Home Energy-saving Myths Busted!     Here are three winter energy-saving myths that have been repeated so many times people believe they're true. Plus, three alternatives to help you save money this winter and all year round. Myth 1: Replacing single-pane windows is a good investment.According ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 79
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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 10
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 Dan Stewart
(Happy Grasshopper)
Comments 36
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 Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 18
 Today is a special day for me.  Not only is it Thanksgiving, but it is also my birthday and was my dad’s birthday.  Thirty years ago, I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter, Erin Bates , who I thought was going to carry on the shared same birthday tradition.  But no!  Erin is her own person an...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 6
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 Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 20
Dan Stewart, of Happy Grasshopper, has asked us to write a blog post about the five things we're most thankful for that impact our business on a daily basis. This is part of an Active Rain contest, where one entry will be chosen at random to receive $1500.00 to that person's favorite charity. How...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
When I turned on the furnace my client said, "It sounds like the house is vibrating."The crushed vibration damper.A vibration damper does just that.  It is intended to dampen, or eliminate, any furnace vibration transferring through the house via the metal duct work.And in this house there was a ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 12
I Remember When I Gave Up  I remember the day well. I had just logged into Active Rain and checked my status on the Leaderboard for Orange County, California. I was a comment or two away from losing my second the top!I hated that feeling!I gave up! I decided that there was no way to st...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
Another year, another Thanksgiving holiday upon us. Too often we just categorize BLESSINGS around the dinner table as if other things are not to be thankful for too. I have noticed throughout time life is constantly made up of gains and losses. We think of a new birth as good, a physical impedime...