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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 34
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 38
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 Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 23
Cyber crime sure does pay, according to a report at Intel Security blogs.mcafee.com. There’s a boom in cyber stores that specialize in selling stolen data. In fact, this is getting so big that different kinds of hot data are being packaged—kind of like going to the supermarket and seeing how diff...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 72
10 Lessons Learned from Writing Localism PostsI write localism posts and enjoy doing so. There are some members that choose to not spend time on this and don't want calls unrelated to real estate. Today my phone rang  and the caller asked if I had all you can eat crab legs?I asked who he thought ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 53
Some like me made a business decision to market a Geographical area as a business model. Does that mean you will have instant gratification in obtaining listings? No. Why would you decide to market to an area if you might not achieve immediate results? Because you are in this for the long haul, y...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 34
Most people who have experienced a life threatening accident say that things seemed to happen in slow motion. Have you ever noticed that when you’re traveling in unfamiliar territory towards a new (to you) destination, it seems to take FOREVER to get there . . . And when returning home from said ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
Ask 3 different REALTORS what your house is worth. Then ask a few Appraisers. Check your County tax assessment. Ask Zillow. Talk to all your neighbors to see what they think. Watch other houses in your neighborhood being listed and sold and compare them to your house. You’re gonna get a WIDE rang...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 52
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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
What would happen if you lost everything in a fire, tornado or another disaster? Homeowners insurance would likely cover your house, but without a comprehensive list of your belongings, you'd have to rely on memory to determine what else was damaged or destroyed.That's where an inventory of your ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
When things go wrong, there are 2 distinct approaches. The first approach is akin to being a hammer in search of a nail. This is a witch hunt of epic proportions. For THIS to have happened SOMEONE REALLY SCREWED UP and they MUST atone for their egregious incompetence. We must find the perpetrator...
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 41
ActiveRain Member Support December 15th, 2015 I predicted that one of our Renowned members Nina Hollander would become a Millionaire on February 12th, 2016. Looks like my prediction is going to be off by a couple of days but you can help Nina get there quicker bycommenting on her blogs and re-blo...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 58
Those who know me pretty well, also know I have a fascination and admiration for those guys over at Pixar Studios, in Emeryville, who create digital animations and films like, Finding Nemo, etc. In addition to Pixar Studio magic, I also get a kick out of the process which has real animals talking...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Comments 11
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 Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 9
"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 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 32
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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 6
The WHO is the one who you are engaged in or doing business with at the time that you are. Considering that no two people are like and their experiences all different, we all have much in common making it easy for us (mankind) to relate to each other. But do we connect? Take notice? Really know t...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 15
 This Could Be Hot  Have you seen one of these?  Working with very special older homes, I get to see some wonderful items. The one above could be hot. This covered pot is not very big and hangs on the fireplace. When in use, the pot contains kerosene and the ceramic ball with wand is submersed in...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
Comments 10
2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge Results AND Invitation for January 2017 The results for the 2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge are in! Everyone should have received their BONUS POINTS by now. If not - please email Moderator.    Full Challenge participation by 45 members. Mini-Challenge participation by ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
Have you ever visited the Q&A forum of ActiveRain?Why is ActiveRain's Q&A forum important?Here's a very simple answer from Richie Alan Naggar ---THE Q & A ACTIVERAIN FORUM BIRTHS POSTS! When I was in the restaurant business, we had a system that many do not know about. In fact, that business is r...