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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Frank Rubi, MBA, SearchNewOrleansRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
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Walking Shoes and Real Estate Yesterday afternoon I was out with my client looking at the progress of her new construction.   It's coming along and I can't wait to see her finished home!  After we spent about an hour with the contractor, we made plans to go out to lunch, and after lunch we went ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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You Are Going to Be Arrested!The scams continue. This one came in on my cell phone from a phone number showing Placentia, CA. It was a robo-call. The woman's voice on the call said, We have received a legal case against you and for that reason you will be arrested at either your home or your work...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
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As the business week comes to a close, our business week is just beginning! Open Houses, Offers, Contracts, etc. Hopefully some downtime too. Heading into the week I like to take an hour and organize my days into productivity and relaxing. Here are some of my Friday quick tips for a great weekend...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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I don't know about other people, but my wife spends a fair amount of time each week taking care of her plants, and making sure they are always well water.  So when I see flowers from weeds on the side of the road like the ones in the pictures below, I am in awe of mother nature.These flowers have...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-Using Longtail Key Words for SEO(Search Engine Optimization)What are longtail key words? Here is a simple definition:Long tail keywords are a type of keyword phrase that has at least three, and sometimes as many as five words in the phrase...when the searcher is looking ...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company's Christmas Party. Jack is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn't taste like alcohol at all. He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong.   Jack had t...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Often times, thinking outside the box will help get your home seen, remembered, and hopefully contracted and quickly sold. 6 Tips to Get Your Neighbors to Help Sell Your Home One of the things that many sellers worry about when they get ready to list their home is the neighbors. While many consum...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better. -Mason Cooley
By Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker
(RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks)
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Today I had a great opportunity to meet in person with a couple of my Active Rain/facebook buddies. Jon and I are in Tucson, Arizona to visit with our newest grandson, Jake, who is adorable by the way (photo to follow in a later post). Jesse Clifton, in his cross-country travels has been in Tucso...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I just returned from my first residency in my PhD program at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA). It was a bit overwhelming, but beyond the academic side, I witnessed something that was so refreshing it was actually inspiring. In the few hours I had free in the evening, I caught up on the news...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Are you a good airline neighbor? The other day while flying home from Chicago I came upon the worst airline neighbor - ever. I had the aisle seat. The guy in the middle seat struck up a conversation with the window seat guy the very minute he sat down.  There was NOT a minute of silence for 2 1/2...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Surely Shirley You Understand  I know I’m not alone. You’ve been there too. And it’s more than a bit frustrating. I’m sure you agree. This morning I retrieved messages from my office voicemail.   It was a call regarding one of my listings. I listened to the message no less than 20 times. I know y...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
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CloudsA wisp of vaporA thousand facesSo many realizedA hint of soulsA wishing wellNo coins to tollOnce more closed eyesOnly to open, beholdThe face of GodThen demonsAll in one glanceFinally to awakeAnd then floatOn Heaven’s perchanceWhat foolsWe mortals areTo try and understandSuch circumstanceHe...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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About three years ago, I started full-time as a real estate agent, all gung-ho and full of excitement. I'm still excited about my career choice. I have, however, noticed a slight change in the way I respond to certain things. Below are just a few examples of what I mean.     Three Years Ago Today...
By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
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My Follow up of Poe, The Raven and and more of his darker side. To EndreMy blacken soul awakes, quivers and peeks at your door to no avail, to never, to never more Once more awaken to my soul's being To the henchman who stands within me Till then, the blade glistens, sharpness unbound in the moon...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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The ORTEGA PhilosophyOrterga was a Spanish philosopher who lived centuries ago, who's basic philosophy was "In living you can do one thing or another." Put another way, everything in life boils down to OU~ choices and decisions. I share with you a few of my favorite success attitudes, using the a...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Consistency  When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have the consistency in their motivation.       Arsene Wenger In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers.  If you dwell on statistics ...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Today's Post was inspired by MIKE ROCK who said something about the "chain thingy".This is going to be a very simple "how to" for adding a link to your blog post.  But before I get into the "how to" I'd like to let you know a little bit about the WHY.  Many times I link to my own web site in my p...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Ask an Ambassador - Do Points Really Matter?If you have been around ActiveRain for any amount of time you have read  conversations about the points. Chances are when you signed up for the Rain you didn't know that there were points then as you started engaging you saw your points total begin to i...