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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I stopped by Trulia earlier this week to enter a few sold sales and noticed that my profile has been merged with Zillow. As a result of that merger, Trulia has accidentally wiped out all of my reviews. I had more than 90 reviews from my clients posted on Trulia, and now they are gone.My hard-earn...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 23
Here is a photo of my Dear (RIP) Uncle Jake, Tricky Dick, JFK just a few months before that horrible incident that would end the life of our president. My Uncle Jake was a federal Labor Arbitrator and a good friend of these guys. The woman is a secretary and I am not sure who the guy to the right...
By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Comments 3
 BY HILLARY SHEPERD Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon Fire & Water Clearnup & Restoration Certified Share on facebookShare on google_plusone_shareShare on linkedinShare on pinterest_shareShare on twitterMore Sharing Services  Beware of fall fires during Halloween and Holiday celebrations in Bro...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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So, why do they call it 'drywall' anyway?Making a long history very short, drywall was first invented by Augustine Sackett and Fred Kane in 1894, and called Sackett Board.  It was comprised of gypsum plaster pressed between four layers of wool felt paper.  They were 36" square, and 1/4" thick.  H...
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Ask an Ambassador - Should I Delete My Old Out of Date Posts?I must admit I have been tempted to do this. So far I haven't and I am going to give you the reasons why.Most of us blog for business and hope to reach the public. We want to be found on the search engines and want our posts to rank hig...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 6
Let’s talk about what it means to be a home inspector. I will present the ridiculous argument that our job is not really possible. Our mission is so impossible, that for quite some time, we have attempted to put our job inside an insulated “box” surrounded by a “force-field” typically referred t...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 7
Transactions can get complicated and witih technology being what it is, quick ness as well as efficiency can get challenging.  The Connecticut, statewide MLS system is taking steps to make it easier for its members to do their jobs.CTMLS is the largest of the 2 MLS systems in the state of Connect...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
"When talking about personal success, I like to ask four questions.Why?Why not?Why not you?Why not now?"----- Jim Rohn.And the only way you can do this is....Well, read this post from my friend Grant Schneider . Do you feel like you are a hamster on the running wheel? You just keep running and ru...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 17
October 11, 2015 marks my "cancer free" 3 year anniversary.  I asked my Oncologist when the year milestones are determined. Her response was: "It depends on who you ask."  I will never forget that response.  I thought it was so strange because I was asking her.  So I said: "Well, I'm asking you."...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 21
Today in Bristol TN~VA 10.6.15 ...It's A Good Night! Thanks for stopping by ....Today in Bristol TN~VA 10.6.15 ...It's A Good Night!  It's been a long day ...3 offers that I'm still working and two new listings ....One I just put into the system and one that will have to wait till morning! I just...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
ActiveRain Practices: Blog Content I received a question from a new member of ActiveRain asking if she should use original content in her blogs or if she should use material by others. I, of course, replied that she should use original content. Some of the new bloggers may not be thinking about c...
By Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group
(Real Estate in IL & NV; Digital Marketing Consulting)
Comments 10
This weeks Monday Motivation comes in very few words by Google's Co-founder Larry Page.This is the one thing that can have you be the agent that gets all the referrals. Built a brand that not just delivers the quality of service you promise, but wow your clients past what they expect. If you can ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
On May 31, 2012 I had my routine exam. On June 4, 2012 I got the call ... you have Stage 3 Breast Cancer.  A life-changing moment for sure. A life-saving journey followed.  October 11, 2015 marks my "cancer free" 3 year anniversary.   I asked my Oncologist when the year milestones are determined....
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Time you enjoyed wastingwas not wasted...John LennonThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched,authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction ...
By Suzanne Asher, The Winning Team in Real Estate
(Signature Properties of Huntington)
Comments 3
  Here on Long Island, Clam digging is a job that boys sometimes learn when they are growing up living near the water.  Sometimes they go on to become clam diggers as their livelihood.  Others do it as summer jobs to make money during the summers when they are going to college.  It’s a great job!...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 46
Seven years ago today, I got "the phone call" we all dread getting.Maybe you have been lucky enough that you haven't gotten "the phone call" yet. "The phone call" that makes you numb, "the phone call" that you can't believe what the person on the other end just said to you....."the phone call" th...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 114
Many of the people who are beginning a blogging career on ActiveRain are, at the same time, beginning a career as some type of real estate professional. And this challenge is all about giving our newbies a leg up in this rewarding, and sometimes scary, profession.So the challenge is simple.  If y...
Contest Below - But First, a story........In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!". In her post, Cari speaks about how she is always ensuring that her clients know what she is doing for them, no matter how small i...
By David Gibson, Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, Manitou
(Colorado Home Sales LLC)
Comments 50
Have you thought through where your tech could fail you and what your back up plan would be? # 1 Internet router. Whether you use DSL or cable for your Internet connection this is the magic box that allows you to connect the Internet to your computer. These routers are now cheap enough that it ma...
By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 139
Welcome back - it's Blooper Time. I am all for having a martini or two, folks. Maybe even three if it’s at least 10:00 AM. (I have my standards, you know.) However, I do draw the line at drinking and typing. Read these real estate bloopers and tell me if you agree that there should be a breathaly...