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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 16
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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 60
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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 16
It takes more than having a penis to make someone a man. Some women I know have bigger "balls" than this guy. What makes a man a "real man"?I'm not speaking of sexuality, I'm speaking about reality and truth when it comes to men.  Does being extremely tall, 6' 5" make someone a real man? How abou...
By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
Comments 26
 How to Make Yourself Do What You Don’t Want To Do1. Rather than listening to the voice in your head that is screaming “I hate this; I don’t want to do this” think about why it is a GOOD thing to do.2. Instead of trying to pretend that you don’t feel this way, accept that you are feeling very bla...
By Dan Stewart
(Happy Grasshopper)
Comments 133
 This month marks 5 years since we launched Happy Grasshopper, and 5 years since our very first blog post on ActiveRain - how time flies! =) We've been reflecting on how we got here, and just how grateful we are to the people who have helped us grow. Word-of-mouth has been the foundation of Happy...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
Comments 5
We were showing a buyer our 2.3 acre flat lot in an exclusive neighborhood today (Chelshire Estates) and grandkids came up. Of course, i had to bring up my Aiden. Then his mom came up :). Here is a picture my daughter sent me that my granson loved. See if you do:)    
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 14
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 Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 1
NVHomes atWincopia Farms  Luxury Single-Family Homes Starting from the Upper $720s Beautiful planned community with top ranked Howard County schools and easy access to I-95, Rt. 32, and Rt. 29 First floor living available. Up to 6 bedrooms and up to 6 baths Up to 7,000 sq. ft of living space 10-y...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
Comments 1
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and it is right around the corner. I love the warmth, the companionship, the general reflection and of course the food and the following bear syndrome. For those of you that are working hard to make all those holiday preparations here are a few tips to ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 45
 Thursday, you'll be barraged with Thanksgiving wishes. So I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving two days early.  Thanksgiving.....a time to be grateful and show our appreciation. As we start this holiday season and I count my many blessings, I must include all of the ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 18
Did You See The Hunger Games?This weekend the latest installment of the Hunger Games wasreleased.Of course, we had to go.My wife likes the action. I like the heroine, a beautiful young girl.But beyond that there is the story. It is based in the North Americancontinent, sometime in the future. We ...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 20
 5 Things that I am Thankful for contest made me realize how lucky we are with all our technology and how much harder thi job was in the past!    I-phone- When you are in sales a phone is your lifeline, it helps cement your buyers to their dream home and more importantly helps you make those sale...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 6
Despite what I routinely see, caulking is not intended to be used as a filler.Caulking is a sealer!  It is a weather guard!  It can also act as a glue!But it is not putty.  It is not foam.  It is not intended for gaps or openings wider than 1/2"!  Typically the gap should not exceed 1/4".  And fo...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 14
This month Dan Stewart is hosting an ActiveRain contest titled "Contest: 5 Years of Thankfulness".  In his contest Dan challenges us to "Write a blog post about the 5 things you're most  thankful for that impact your business on a daily basis."  Like most members who have submitted an entry into ...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
I am in gratitude for the awareness to anchor a blessing around those I love.  For years I have prayed over those I hold dear. But once I gained the knowledge to anchor a blessing I learned how to provide comfort, love, peace when I am not physically present. It is surrounding that person with a...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 13
 My daughter, Erin and I are both celebrating birthdays in the next week.  Mine is on Thanksgiving and hers is December 4th.   Since we view ourselves as gypsies just passing through this phase of our lives, we both like anything spiritual and enlightening.   This year, we have decided to make a ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 1
 Wanna See My New Contemporary Listing  Before It Hits The Market?   It's Thanksgiving week and no one has time to list a house, no one has time to photograph a house and no one has time to share the videos before it hits the market. Well almost no one... I just did ! Take a look at the two slide...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 15
Happy Thanksgiving-Let’s Make Some Lemonade! Since 2010, I’ve tried to put a different spin on my Thanksgiving post...trying to make lemonade out of lemons.  It may be the Pollyanna glasses I often wear, however, given a choice, I always choose “happy.”Are you ready to make some lemonade?Thanksgi...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 7
5 things I'm Thankful For That Impact Business Daily  The deadline for this contest is in a few hours. So here goes.On a daily basis these are the 5 things I am thankful for that impact my business. 1. My new office.2. My new desk.3. My new automatic shade. Love the privacy.4. My abundant storag...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 30
We are all people that have chosen a career in real estate or it's related services and are often misunderstood for the motivation that drives us.  Of course there is always the financial result we receive, but it is based upon completion and if we don't get to finalize the deal our efforts bear ...