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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 67
What Sellers Should Expect from You as Their Listing Agent, Plus 1 While we may not always know all the expectations sellers may have – and there’s something to have a conversation about if they don’t share their expectations with you - there are certain things sellers deserve.  Representation: Y...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
Good morning and hello there again.  Hope you are doing well and had a great weekend.  With me, having less that a perfect week last week with challenges, this is the poem that inspired me to share for Tim's Time Outs: DON'T QUIT POEM: When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,When the road yo...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 103
  Of course I look forward to engaging and reading your comments on my daily blog posts. What I do not want is your honest opinions on a specific property.    As many of you know, I specialize in unique, unusual  and even hard to sell real estate. They are certainly not for the average buyer and ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 17
Your words, no matter how eloquent, will probably not by themselves convey your message. Communication is a two-way process and it is more than just words. Effective communication involves feelings, connections, and other nonverbal signals. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best. “What you do speaks so...
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 85
I just read a post about posts and routines on AR by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor , you should read it if you haven't. Achieving 1,000,000 or More Active Rain Points  He talks about the points looking like a "show of dedication" and I guess they are a little.  What the points mean and have meant to ...
By Clark Niblock, Alamo City focused. National and Global connected.
(RESupermen at Niblock Co. Realtors)
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But what constitutes the definition of the Best Realtor to you?Is is designations?or street smarts?or longest hours working?or most pleasing personality?or most innovative?or strongest marketing insight?or your best friend or a relative?or saviest social media presence?or most attractive?or real ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 5
The time will come to replace the old Pressure Reducing Valve.Most newer homes, 80s or later, will have pressure reducing valves as a part of the plumbing system.They do what it sounds like they do - they reduce the water pressure coming in from the municipality to a pressure more comfortable for...
By Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Its all about YOU!, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles...
(Pawleys Seaside Realty)
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People always ask me what kind of things should we try when we're in the area. I recommend Brookgreen Gardens in Murrell Inlet.  There's so many things to see and do for people of all ages. Some events are limited so check out the website so you don't miss out on the LEGO® brick sculpture, cruise...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 1
Culvers Restarant Dawsonville GA - Best Custard!  Yum! I have to admit I love ice cream but I love frozen custard more.  I recently visited the new Culver's Restaurant in Dawsonville GA and their frozen custard is awesome!  It was well worth the short drive from Cumming GA up the GA 400 for an ev...
By Joel Jadofsky, One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area
(Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach )
Comments 2
As a long time resident of the Gulf Coast, I've seen more than my fair share of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes of all categories, so it's fairly easy for me to see the weather forecast and know what to expect and how to prepare.  But many people are new to the coastal area, and it can be daunting...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
There is a phrase in life that you go further depending on how well you solve problems. In real estate the agent puts a lot of parts together to get to the end result of a successfully closed transaction. In our health, our finances, our personal relationships, even our well being and happiness M...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 28
Adventures in Jumping to Conclusions  My cell phone is my primary phone contact.But my office direct number is "out there" too.And the direct line forwards to my cell phone.  When that happens, I don’t see the caller’s actual phone number.I simply know it’s a call from the general number of my of...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 48
Facebook Marketing TipsFacebook has spent a lot of time lately improving their video functionality with new changes taking place again this week. If you use 360 video you will be pleased that Guide and Heatmap are out, with one helping viewers take a guided tour of your video as it plays. The oth...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 16
  My first listing back in 1990 was done on a dare!  I didn't  know the right way or the "Rome" way to do things back then. I felt I had nothing to lose.  When I started in real estate, my husband had just accepted the position of CEO of a local company. He was replacing "Bob" whose contract had ...
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 20
We were at the Vista Farmers' Market early this morning, one of our favorites, with our daughter, son-in-law, and 15-month-old granddaughter. Such fun to enjoy a farmers' market and everything there is to see through a toddler's eyes, and hands!  There is always a wonderful select of fruits and v...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 10
Alan May "You don't want to have the article that is a solid grey wall of words that's just too intimidating to read.  It's boring, and the eye doesn't even know where to start.  Make sure you break things up with paragraphs, white space, maybe a subtitle or two."Right on target - and - reblog! I...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 38
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-August 21-August 27, 2016. 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!  Or it...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
I rejoice that an abundance of goodness, grace and prosperity flows freely through my life. I choose to be receptive to the treasures both obvious and hidden that present themselves. This abundances not only enriches my life but the life's and love of those I encounter. Is abundance knocking at ...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 5
How to Jump Back In to Active Rain      Monday Motivation, the Weekly Forecast, "Wednesday on the Hump", Friday Market Wraps - for a while, I was on fire here in the rain.  Hell bent on hitting the 500k point mark - and doing so before Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert ; ) - I was spitting...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
This could not be simpler - don't nail through the shingles!On a new construction, pre-drywall inspection, I saw something that I see so often.The siding guys anchored their scaffolding by driving nails through the shingles.What usually happens is they then "fill" the holes later with caulking or...