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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 38
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 Kelly at BoomTown
((866) 319-3771)
Comments 41
I’m sure you’re familiar with the expression you can attract more flies with honey than vinegar? Well this week we’re putting it to the test. And the winner of this test receives an Apple Watch and 5000 ActiveRain points. Sounds like some pretty sweet honey.We’re taking it to the streets, on soci...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 41
Customer Service Tips Learned from Crappy Dining Experiences I was in Orlando for the CRS Leadership Training Program and the annual Sellabration convention, and had a number of meals out with different groups of people. A couple of these dining experiences really were bad, which led to some thou...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
There are offers EVERYWHERE! One thing I can assure you . . . Every REALTOR in Middle Tennessee (and likely many other places in the USA) who is helping clients buy houses is getting LOTS of practice writing offers. Like supernatural Ninja warriors, REALTORS everywhere are sneaking around their r...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 24
Facebook MarketingHave you noticed your content is reaching more consumers in your Facebook feed this year? My reach has hopped up steadily on many posts made in 2016, including listings. More eyes on our information is definitely a good thing. I hope you are also seeing more activity...do tell i...
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 22
With Rates Down, Here's What You Should Be Doing       It's been a little while since I've heard the term "refi boom", but that's what's being floated around this week as mortgage rates are once again knock knock knockin' on history's door.  With 30 year fixed rates in the mid 3's and 15 year rat...
By Jim Cramer, A Preferred Professional
(EXIT Preferred Realty - 2021 E Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268)
Comments 0
My updated Biography - It's been a while A long time resident of South Central Pennsylvania, Jim works with both buyers and sellers in Mont Alto, Chambersburg, Greencastle, Waynesboro and the surrounding areas.  He is currently the Director of Sales for his company EXIT Preferred Realty.Jim Crame...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
North/Central NJ Town Listings & School Reports    This web page is provided as a public service for home buyers, sellers and residents in the North/Central New Jersey. If you are interested in other communities please  contact us, and we will be happy to obtain the information for you and send i...
By Raoul Loustaunau, urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com
(REALTY ONE GROUP)
Comments 2
Having a stressful moment? Try this wonderful way of regaining control and composure. Business is hard. There are good days and bad. Some days just seem insurmountable. I have certainly had my share of good days and I am appreciative when they happen. But as an entrepreneur I have also been chal...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
Everyday we are gifted with wonderful reminders to keep centered in the chaotic world we have all collectively created. I find these messages tend to capture our attention when our energy levels may be low. These messages could come in many forms. It could be though something you read, hear, smal...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
Do our spirits go through that time of the month? You bet! Both for men and women. As with anything in life, our spirits go through cycles as well. These cycles allow us to shed old patterns of thoughts, habits and experiences that no longer serve our highest good.By releasing, we create room wit...
By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
Comments 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERE/MAX Commercial Associates Scores 3 Positions within The First 20 in FloridaFort Lauderdale, FL, February 9th 2016. Richard Schwartz, Senior Vice President of REMAX Commercial Associates in Weston, Robert Edlin Senior Vice President of Investment Sales and JM Padron, CCIM, ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 18
Have you signed up for the new ActiveRain University site? I confess I have let a whole week go by without checking it out but will take care of that today. Business gets in the way but nothing should get in the way of us continually learning.   February 2nd, 2016 ActiveRain Launches New ActiveRa...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 10
"You Just Want To Sell Me A House" Kelly from Boom Town is sponsoring an Active Rain Contest this month asking us to talk about how we turned around a naysayer. Anyone who spends time online knows that there are times when you reach out to someone...or they reach out to you...and it's initially a...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 53
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 Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 23
*It takes courage to grow upand become who you really are! e.e.  cummingsThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®,  © 2016, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 62
Words Taken Out of Context, Different Meanings and Food for Thought  The Internet is an interesting place, isn’t it?.   Just like life.    Words can be taken out of context.   They can be edited into sound bites.   Editing can change the meaning of a moment, a quote or the circumstances of a situ...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Comments 20
ONLY IN NEW YORK!!!Wouldn't you know it.  I went to the jobsite  yesterday to check on the progress of my lobby project and there, parked right in front of 313 East 89th were two huge trailers from Universal Studios.  What are they filming?  Yet another episode of Law and Order- SVU.I must admit,...
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 )
Comments 48
Steady Blogging helped me reach a big mile stone today700,000 ranked number 4 in Travis County and 23 in TexasActiveRain has been a roller coaster ride for me through the years.I became a member in 2007 but never blogged, didn't know how or see the value in blogging.I wasn't paying attention when...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 0
Taking the Mystery Out of Internet MarketingI've had my business since 1997. Back then I promoted my services by visiting local real estate offices, designing flyers and by mailing out targeted postcards. I also made some really great connections. Truth be known, dumb luck was also instrumental. ...