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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 54
Hurting People  I think as long as you're not being malicious and you're not hurting people then you should not be ashamed of what you do.Lily Allen          But many times, this is not the case.    Many times, you only think of yourself and you never think about how what you do affects others.  ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 23
Speaking from experience, it is really easy (and convenient) to get in a rut with our Facebook marketing. We get super busy and either forget or are too tired to do any FB marketing or we give it less than our best effort. We know we are doing it and you can bet our followers do as well, especial...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 38
I used to get so irritated when I would go to a listing appointment only to find out later that another agent got the listing. Sometimes, I just blew it, but more than once, the property ended up listed at 20-30% over the market value. That would normally help me feel better because I knew I gave...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 1
Convenience, Convenience, Convenience Newton Luxury Real Estate.  They say that location is the most important thing in real estate and while this may be true a location is only good if it is convenient in some way.  47 Dudley Road Newton luxury home is new to the market and convenient to everyth...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
Comments 1
Having a team of dedicated individuals who are motivated and focused on the goal can streamline your business and provide the best quality and service for the client. You always hear about the bad more than the good so I decided to share what makes my team successful! 1. Communication. This is th...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 17
Header is a word used in many contexts so, what is a structural header?Think of it as a bridge.  Its purpose is to bridge a span and transfer weight from above to each end of the span.The header is extremely important.  Gravity works over time, and it certainly works on structural framing to pull...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
I would like to share something with you about serendipity - an inspection short story.  Am I a Prince of Serendip?SERENDIPITY - noun - the phenomenon of finding valuable things not looked for.  First known use in English in 1754, coming from an ancient Persian fairy tale called "The Three Prince...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
The contest asked for members to share three marketing ideas and how they planned to put them into action. Results Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing Contest August was a busy month in real estate but many of you found some time to share ideas you have planned for your business for the bal...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 25
Today is the 7th anniversary for Alan May  and I.  That's right, we both filled out our "profile" on activerain on September 3, 2008.  We also share that we both published our first blog post and started our journey on September 4, 2008. I'm not sure sure when we figured this out, but from time t...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
I belong to several local Facebook groups (I highly encourage this if you want new traffic and potential leads) and about a month ago I was called out in one of these groups for being a "taker not a giver". In this particular group the offended people were right and I quickly made amends and have...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 14
Such a great post by Chris Mamone and a good read.  He makes so many excellent points about how success should be measured.It's not about the money we make or status we receive. The difference between success in life is not measured by money or status but the growth and development of who you are...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 8
    I like Napoleon Hill, his way of thinking, style of writing and his wisdom. This is not to take away from many of the “newer” motivational speakers. They are all good. For the most part, they have repurposed his material and added their own knowledge to his concepts. When I digest his writing...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 13
Is Your Blog A Conversation Or A Lecture? I wrote a post yesterday which touch a nerve about comment etiquette on Active Rain. One of the comments mentioned that it was also important ot read the comments before commenting.So true!It started me thinking about my blog posts and also yours. Are the...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 31
The stock market is in the throws of a big correction, which means it is in the toilet. Elections are less than a year away and the governments of China and Greece impact our economy more than our own. We can't control any of that but we can move ahead in our own lives. But, is this a good time t...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 5
Change  Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.     George Bernard Shaw Change is the law of life.  And those who only look to the past or present are certain to miss the future.    John Fitzgerald Kennedy Never believe that a few car...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 21
Sorry But I Cannot Help You Sell Your House Prepared for a listing appointment by asking lots of questions, doing all the comps,  checking out the neighborhood and driving by ahead of the scheduled time. The house was in need of  major TLC. My definition of TLC  = Tons Liquid Cash.  From out phon...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 31
Every decision we make leads to an outcome good or bad.  We make the best decisions when rely on our strengths rather than try to shore up our weaknesses.Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less the ability to build our lives around them. Instead, guided...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 10
If you farm and send out market updates, imagine how much more powerful those updates will be if you follow this very informative format!  If you're going to update your customers, really update them!   A couple days ago I received an email from a past investor customer, turned close friend, who ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 5
Congratulations On Your 10th Day Anniversary   Congratulations to friends Miriam and Doug on their recent marriage. You are a special couple and I wish you a lifetime of health and happiness.  When this adorable  announcement arrived, first I smiled and then called the new bride and groom with a ...