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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 40
Most of us use a GPS every day.  We have them in our cars but that is not all.  We use them on our phones to know where we are now. We use them to order a car on Uber or we use them to find a restaurant nearby. We have become more productive and less stressed because we have used this very simple...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 21
Cyber crime sure does pay, according to a report at Intel Security blogs.mcafee.com. There’s a boom in cyber stores that specialize in selling stolen data. In fact, this is getting so big that different kinds of hot data are being packaged—kind of like going to the supermarket and seeing how diff...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689, "Sold with Bob"
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX )
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ActiveRain Member Support December 15th, 2015 I predicted that one of our Renowned members Nina Hollander would become a Millionaire on February 12th, 2016. Looks like my prediction is going to be off by a couple of days but you can help Nina get there quicker bycommenting on her blogs and re-blo...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
It's newly remodeled and already there are porcelain chips in the bath tub.They were all in one area.The chips were deep, into the metal below.They were recently done.  And of course, the remodeling is new.So, how did it happen?Someone dropped a tool maybe, or something else.No problem, nobody wi...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 50
What is the difference between a sofa that sells for $1299.00 and one that sells for $2499.00?  They look the same. Looks can be deceiving.  The simple answer would be $1200.00, and it would be correct.But the correct answer would more than likely be that the $2499.00 sofa has the traditional "ei...
By Joanne Gillet & Danah Prophet The Edge Of The Beach Team, Top Producers
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
Comments 1
Here is a unique opportunity to own a home in desirable Hagley Estates with space galore, both inside and out! There is so much potential in this well-built home in a peaceful setting on Founders Club Golf Course. Close to Hagley's Boat Landing on the Intracoastal waterway, this home is all about...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 8
"Convenience for the client is the test, not what the agent wants. Thesolo practitioner may "feel" like they are independent and don't "need"anybody else, but the client doesn't see it that way."  Agreed Bill Roberts .  Re-blogging! Solo Practice? When I was a kid we had a family doctor. He had h...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
 Lesson Learned From Horses:  Body Language Speaks Louder Than Words                                                 When I first began working Pippa, I couldn't understand why she was getting frustrated at times during training.  It had been a while since I had trained green horses, and since sh...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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In the early months of each year, there are a group of rituals, which can be observed in the Greater Sacramento area. These rituals are the Annual Crab Feeds, which various charitable groups, organizations and churches host around town.  I really look forward to these events.  Last Saturday eveni...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 11
 This Could Be Hot  Have you seen one of these?  Working with very special older homes, I get to see some wonderful items. The one above could be hot. This covered pot is not very big and hangs on the fireplace. When in use, the pot contains kerosene and the ceramic ball with wand is submersed in...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 40
ActiveRain Winter 2016 Meet-up in Orlando FLWas Not Quite Impromptu ActiveRain meet-ups are the best. And it’s even better, in some ways, when you are out of your local area! I am in Orlando FL for the CRS Leadership Training (Feb. 6 – 7) and the 2016 CRS Sellabration (Feb. 8 – 9) and had the goo...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 47
Whether it is work related or simply a life issue, priorities matter and they change. I have found that as I age, work while sustaining, means less than it used to, and time doing what I enjoy means a great deal more. I have friends whose lives are defined by what they do. I get that, but not me....
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 53
 2016 Winter Meet up locations AnnouncedLast week we asked for volunteers to host the Winter 2016 round of Active Rain Meetups and many have been sending in the details of the meetups that they are hosting, with a few more tentative meetups that will be announced soon.Thank you so much to all the...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
While doing a home search today, I came across a listing in a great and desirable neighborhood. I have clients looking in the price range, so I opened the listing page and boom. The pages showed that the property isn't being taken care of, and beyond that, it has been on the market for 514 days. ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 11
ASK AN AMBASSADOR: Think Like A Consumer For Blog TopicsWhat's the purpose of your blog?  Most likely it's to get consumers to contact you about buying or selling homes, with a side dish of agent to agent referrals thrown in for good measure.So how do you get those calls?  You generate content th...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 26
Last Week, I found some really interesting and fun posts, as well as some new and new-to-me bloggers. And finding bloggers I'd not met before is perhaps the most fund part of pulling this together each Sunday morning.  So, the drum roll please:Oh, you mean it won't cost me extra for you to be my ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 24
Real Estate In Small BitesA lot of people would like to invest in real estate, but they just don'thave enough money.A "typical" investment property might be priced at $1,000,000.00 ormore, which is more than most people have.A down payment on that "typical" investment property might be$300,000.00...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 25
Birds scare me but also engage me. As a kid I was attacked by birds and I have never gotten over it. Today I marvel at the wherewithal that I observe in my own back yard. It is really cold out and as I watch the birds fly in and out of my trees and bushes I wonder how they make it. Seeing the bir...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I like fresh flowers: in the summer and in all seasons really. In the winter with the snow and the early evening dark, fresh and blooming flowers really lighten the mode and warm the heart. I bought these yesterday before the snow and this evening I noticed they are largely bloomed. So here are m...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 22
My newest rescue, Chico was adopted in May. He came a circuitous route from a NY city kill shelter to an upstate NY cat rescue, to me. He is young and he is funny. I don't know if he ever saw snow before but my guess would be he hadn't. Oddly enough there wasn't any snow in the Berkshires until a...