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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 30
I have really enjoyed thinking about this February 2017 Challenge: What I Love About My Job and I'd like to thank BLIZ for the opportunity.When I first wake up in the morning, the first thing that comes to my mind is real estate. The first thing I do is check my emails to make sure that I am on t...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 24
 A journey through the decade  on ActiveRain!Yes, I celebrate my 10th Anniversary on ActiveRain!It was 24th February 2007 where I 'just' joined ActiveRain.I had no clue on what I was getting into!Was it for my business? Perhaps!Was it to promote my business in this WWW? Yes.And what I have today?...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 18
Liz and Bill Spear have challenged Rainers to write a blog detailing what we love about our job. To be honest, I love a lot of things! I love looking at houses and property, even the crappy ones. I love helping first-time buyers learn about real estate and become first-time buyers. I love working...

By Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
(Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -)
Comments 0
What can we believe when facts are left out?Whatever we are writing or talking about, if we leave out important facts, what does that do to our credibility? How can people believe anything we say or write when we do that?Case in point.  Today I read an article in the Washington Post about a warm ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 7
An update to the profile video was overdue For quite a while now I have felt an update to my AR profile was in order, especially the video.The video was never really a profile video anyway, just a poor attempt at an educational video.  It was just something that was handy a few years ago when the...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 48
Reblogs (Resharing a Post) Can Get Lots of Views Too.First you have to understand what a reblog is. It is republishing or sharing a post through the ActiveRain network that someone else wrote. They will get attribution and a byline for their post. You can write an introduction about your thoughts...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 5
Sometimes It Pays to Have a BirthdayThis week was a big birthday for me and frankly, I am glad it finally came. From this point forth I will be able to same lots of money as getting senior discounts only comes to those that have earned it through having lots of birthdays.There are several that I ...

By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
This is probably AT LEAST the third time I have written on this topic and I will entitle itFocus HARD On Your Important Not Urgent Area.It comes from dividing life and tasks and people into four parts, important-not important and urgent-not urgent.I was triggered to write this focus again as prod...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 5
This morning's email brought a message "from Amazon" telling me my account had been frozen. I'm leery of anything like that, but the language really gave it away:"We take you to note that your account has been Closed for protection,Where the password was entered more than once In order to protect...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 2
This was a highly-touted, and new, hardwood floor.And it looked great everywhere!  It was a very professional job.Except in the powder room.The toilet wobbled.  And there was a hefty and dark stain behind and beside the base of the toilet.Since the floor was newly installed I had to think the toi...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 42
This will be the third day in a row of record breaking temperatures in the Berkshires. It has been spring like all week really. Yesterday all records were broken with a winter high of 75 degrees. This is perfect weather, and 95% of the snow has melted. I have already started working in the yard, ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 32
Two of My Favorite Tech Tools Bob Stewart has invited us to talk about our 2 favorite technology tools in the February challenge “What Tools or Systems Do You Love – An ActiveRain Challenge.” Easy, right? Nope, it was hard to decide which 2 to talk about, although 1 was an easy one to select. I d...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 21
What should be the theme of the February contest on ActiveRain?Of course, LOVE!A reminder of this month's challenge via a re-blog.Thanks, Liz and Bill Spear for hosting....February 2017 Challenge: What I Love About My Job February, the season of St. Valentine's Day, romance, some little winged gu...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 25
Active Rain gives us a chance to expand our reach and network throughout the US.  I found out last week just how small a world it can be when someone from my business network met one of my friends in Active Rain.Last week I got a note from Wayne Zuhl of the Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl  team.  Wayne...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
Comments 23
The Tools That Make Our Job EasierFor a challenge this month, we are being asked to give props to the tools that make our job easier and to select two tools that we use regularly to make our real estate tasks easier. From reading some of the posts, it's apparent that all have special items in the...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 4
Cave Junction is a small town in the Illinois River Valley area. It's a place that can offer you a life that's not found in the city. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, come down to this place where time slows down for you. Check out the link below for more information. htt...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 3
Sometimes words take on a different meaning from what they originally were intended to be. Take aggression, it has in many cases become a dirty word. We talk about foreign aggression as a terrible thing. We talk about people taking an aggressive stance with us as if they are violating our persona...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 4
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 19- February 25, 2017. 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 Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 22
We salute Google for having created a website called, "American Democracy. Celebrate the history of the United States presidency and discover defining moments in American history". It is worth taking time to browse, and is beautifully designed.  This quote by Abraham Lincoln is great advice.   "I...

By Scott Thompson, Disaster Management/Urban Warfare Tactician +
Comments 1
Just wondering if it would be cheaper and faster to build.  If it LOOKS like a wall it will deter the Mexicans while the much, much more intelligent wildlife/animals and such can still travel as needed. Hahahhaaa. Maybe I should call Donno'. Make it a Great Day.