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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 58
Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 27
I have a new friend. Her name is Cheryl, and I met her through the ActiveRain Referral Network.Yes… there is a national referral network on ActiveRain. Did you know that? You can post your referrals for anywhere in the US and parts of Canada on ActiveRain and other agents—local agents for those a...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
Last week, I had to laugh when I was running sold comps to determine a sale price on another property. When I looked over those comps, I found one comp that was very interesting. That particular house belonged to a lady who has been grilling me for information for two years. She called every so o...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Yelp is the Least of Your Worries!  My Big Mouth is Another Story. Last week I fired a landscape company because they failed to show up for my job on three separate occasions.  Each time, the owner called me and assured his crew would be there the next day, so we jumped through hoops to board our...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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I am always thrilled when a new buyer or seller calls and one of the first things out of their mouth is that they have been following me on Facebook and want me to help them with their real estate needs. Those little marks of affirmation are a great sign my social media marketing is effective. Wh...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA
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I have this conundrum, and rather than toy around with theory I thought I'd bring it right to the experts.  True or false: The seller's agent should NOT be present during showings. Here's what was shared by a selling agent:  "(having the seller's agent present) is a huge turnoff for people. They ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 5
Due to the many problems with the house, which had been on the market for a long time, following our home inspection I heard from the buyer's agent that the sellers said, "We are 99% certain the home inspector did it..."Did what?That.Someone pushed on the wall of this very unprofessional repair a...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 33
Yesterday I saw a local television commercial that featured a car dealer talking about vacations and how well people were treated for a couple of thousand dollars and how good it made them feel. He related that to his business and said for 30K plus they wouldn't rush the process but allow the cus...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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When you have three consecutive days with temperatures above 90 degrees, it is considered a heat wave. And so in this heat wave that has settled in my area, my gang is on strike. They are in their element and have decided to spend their day in bed. They are chilling and I can't help but get a kic...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
This post is from 2012 by our little lovely bubbly and now Mom Kerrie La Guardia.The only thing that is different today from this post is number of Ambassadors!I want to thank ActiveGods for considering me worthy of 'The Orange Badge'.  Currently, ActiveRain is blessed with 129 Ambassadors.  So w...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 4
  West Towson...A Wonderful Place To LiveAnd Walk This wonderful home built in 1815 is located in West Towson.   Click to see more about 577 Woodbine Ave 577 Woodbine AveTowson, Maryland 21204MLS BC 8637570    Click for photos      Within one mile from 577 Woodbine Ave 21204.... you can find  all...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 4
GET IN GEAR as they say, and MAKE IT HAPPEN, putting your own change into the world. They say death and taxes in life are constant, so is CHANGE. We may fight change all the time, like restaurants going out of business, your favorite brand at the store disappearing, people leaving your life, new ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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As you take just the tiniest step in the direction of your dreams,the next step becomes clear...and then the next and then the next...Jane Lee LoganThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All informatio...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 17
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover...Mark Twain Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was rese...
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 6
ActiveRain Ambassador - Community Responsibility not Rank nor Status  Began musing on the topic of Ambassador Responsibilities recently in a post I wrote. Wanted to continue the discussion about Ambassadorship on ActiveRain and the "qualifications" for being an Ambassador. Reading Karen Fiddler’s...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 2
 By far the best thing I have every done in life is become a Grandpa. What a joy. Perfect timing.  We all needed her in our lives. Early Friday she arrives on Grandpas door step and all the fun begins. We are making plans to spend all her moms inheritance. We will probably go out and look at swin...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 7
     Today, I started revisiting an age old classic, “Think and Grow Rich”. This is one of those books that every time I read or listen to it on audio, something new seems to jump off the pages. Sometimes, I swear, I think I am reading or hearing the book for the first time. As I listen to the bo...
By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 14
AR and the Like ButtonThe LIKE button became a feature of AR during my AR hiatus and upon my return it was immediately noticeable.  At the time, I couldn't figure out whether I liked the infiltration of Facebook-like features.  Well, I've finally come to the conclusion that I'm not a big fan of t...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 4
What's Important to Know About the San Diego Housing MarketsSan Diego Maritime Museum Tall Ship Parade Sept 3rd thru 7th, 2015 I think as consumers that much of your interest seems to be about what is happening to housing prices. We see reports where May prices dropped after increasing well over ...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
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For Lease: 14055 Banded Racoon Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418Call Mark Loewenberg at 561-214-0370 For Your Private Showing! $4,000/mo, 4Bd/3.5Ba Single Family House, 4224 sqft.      Mark Loewenberg | Keller Williams | | 14055 Banded Racoon Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 334...