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By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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A modern kitchen and open floor plan can turn your family home into a hot property. When Alec and Jennifer Harmes spent $264,900 for their first home in 2011—a 1,500-square-foot ranch fixer-­upper in Austin, Texas—they assumed they would be living there for many years. So the couple, millennials ...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Comments 44
Save A BLOG Post For LaterOh the GEMS that are found on ActiveRAin! Have you ever read a blog post that seems to have a ton of great ideas? IF you are an active member of ActiveRain, of course you have. That was a rhetorical question. On any given day after reading a quality post, maybe I might w...
By Elyse Berman, Your Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton, FL
(Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL)
Comments 27
It's a Small World & The Power of Active Rain I had just come from work and was at my desk.  Out of the corner of my eye, I saw an email flash by that said "Referral."  I quickly opened it up and called the agent.  It was from DebOnTheWeb.  Deb said to me, Boy, you respond fast.  I told her I was...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 20
Representing a higher standard of professionalism. That's me! The author of a denigrating real estate article decided to debut it twice, in 2010 and again in 2015 after changing it up. Perhaps he did not receive the attention he was seeking the first time.  I have the power to change the public's...
By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(Fathom Realty)
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Activerain Meetup Denver had Lots of New Faces - It is always great to get together with fellow Activerain members and this past thursday was no exception even if there was a noticeable absence of some of the usual suspects..... apparently there is a big footbll game this weekend and some of the ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Reblogging 101 or What’s In It For Me? Let me preface this by saying there is no rule that says you have to reblog a post.  Therefore, if your answer is going to be “I never reblog” no problem. Feel free to read a market report or something. However, if you’re considering reblogging or are fairly...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
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Sunny & private recreational opportunities on special Salt Spring Island. 1. Very pleasing ocean view home on private & sunny 1.16 acres. Home is open plan with feature fireplace. Covered deck for morning coffee. The workshop will delight the handyman and offers many possibilities. In summer, en...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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I know that fancy terrariums and fish tanks often have lights in them, but I don’t think I have ever, until now, seen a light fixture with a terrarium inside of it.I could see where plants might find it a bit confusing trying to sort out whether they were supposed to be tropical plants or cold we...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - HI Pro Realty LLC
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531)
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 Kaka'ako Kiosk:        Queen Victoria Residences     The Queen Victoria      1080 South Beretainia St, Honolulu, HI $950,000- $1,250,000    PET FRIENDLY(verify) Queen Victoria is a 16 story high-rise near the Honolulu Museum of Art in Kaka'ako. The building offers 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom condos....
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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Inviting New Members It's easier for me to get a new listing. When meeting real estate professionals most are interested in my blogging.In the past two weeks, I have invited nine people to join ActiveRain. These are people I connected with at  a CNE course and  an AR MeetUp.  I have met them all ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. -Roger Babson 
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 270
  Where Did I Go Wrong? Where did I go wrong? As I was driving back home after the showing of a beautiful home to my buyers, this is the question I was mulling it over in my mind! "Where did I go wrong?" Few minutes after I completed my showing, I received a call from listing agent. I was and I w...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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History of a Painting - Luigi's Pizza,South Bend, Indiana.I remember when I was in High school many decades ago, riding my bicycle to Luigi's, several miles away, in an area called River Park, for a pizza.  Luigi's is still around, but have moved from the place on the corner.  My Aunt Jean, used ...
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
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Yesterday, I had a listing appointment with a client I had worked with 6 years ago.  Apparently, I had showed them some homes in Grants Pass but they ended up buying a home directly from the listing agent.  When they called me last week to chat about selling their home, they said they enjoyed wor...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 112
     Social Media Networking and Blogging are about engaging with other people!   What about you?  Are you getting comments on your Blogs?  Do people Like your posts on Facebook, on LinkedIn, on ActiveRain, on Google Plus, and on the other social media sites that you participate on?  Do people wa...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 26
    As agents, we are all very aware that our career is very much about building relationships. Buying and selling a home is one of the most important decisions in a person's life, so it is detrimental that we, as their real estate advisor, make each individual feel comfortable and confident abou...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 39
FROM THE DESK OF ROGER D. MUCCI Tomorrow morning, I am mailing out this memo to approximately 250 people announcing that I am now working at Perrino Furniture in Mayfield Heights.  Hopefully my valued customers will come in to visit so I can help them with all of their furniture and accessory needs.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock… The other day, as I was mindlessly twisting on an ab machine and saw this scroll across one of the screens…If opportunity doesn’t knock...build a door!  What a simple concept.  But how many of us actually do that? I thought about were those awful housing years beginn...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 54
When life gets in the way, and it does get in the way. For many months after my knee surgeries, I was the Poster Child for rehabilitation and exercising daily.....every physical therapist I worked with was totally impressed with my progress and things were moving along nicely. I'm not making excu...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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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 ...