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By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 63
Customer Service Tips Learned from Crappy Dining Experiences I was in Orlando for the CRS Leadership Training Program and the annual Sellabration convention, and had a number of meals out with different groups of people. A couple of these dining experiences really were bad, which led to some thou...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 46
This has not been a good week for Thoroughly Modern Mickey  Tuesday when I was at her house, she was a bit under the weather but still managed to kick my ass at Rummy. Wednesday she had a doctors appointment and found out she had another UTI. He immediately put her on oral antibiotics. By yesterd...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 44
I saw a question that someone asked about blog topics that work for them.  I'd like to share some ideas with  you that might help you write some posts that not just get ActiveRain comments, but help make your phone ring as well.  We're encouraged to write about local events, but what happens when...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 11
"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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 5
Dungeness Crab: an easy dinner on short notice! I have always loved and can never get tired of Dungeness Crab. One of my Active Rain friends mentioned it and ever since then it was on my mind. Needless to say I prefer fresh crab, but when the only thing available is the cooked version I will stil...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 3
This year I have had the pleasure of celebrating the 2016 Chinese New Year three times. Twice in New York and once in California. This was my first new year's in California's Chinatown area (which is a great place to explore while in the sunny state). You can find great eats at very affordable pr...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 7
Today's list has a fair number of new faces, including on first blog post that sure did get my attention!  So here are my favorites from last week:Listing Agents In Danger of Misrepresentation ~ A Cautionary Tale Nina Hollander: In case you missed this one, it's quite a "must read"!What is Commun...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 22
Why I love the Apple WatchSome claim it is superfluous and redundant technology and a royal pain to have to take it off to recharge the battery. I couldn't disagree more. I maybe got one with an exceptional battery but it charges up pretty fast, usually while I shower and get ready for the day. I...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 4
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 7 to February 13, 2016. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person! ...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 8
It's been a very emotional week.  It was my nephew's birthday.  Hunter, that I lost three years ago.  He would have been 21 yesterday. Sad that he's not here.  And on his birthday, his big sister had a son. Her first. He's a beautiful baby boy. My heart is joyful and my heart aches.I'm working wi...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 35
Too cold to go anywhere. I'm not going out. With the winds blowing it feels like -40. I went to college on Lake Superior and that was cold. I traveled to Iceland in winter and that too was cold. This is worse. I have breezes coming from areas that are sealed and gaps in the basement walls I never...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 9
  Type E Personality In 2008 my book Real Estate The Rome Way was published and in the first chapter, I talk about Type E Personality.  A recent conversation made me realize how long  it's been since Type E  Personality was discussed. Below is the Type E Quiz  Next post will have results Type E P...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 8
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his a...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
Today is a Valentine's day. Love is in the air.I just thought this will be a very appropriate post from Marte Cliff for a re-post. I guess I've known this all along, but it just really hit me today. When I get the Daily Drop and it offers links to posts, I know that when I click I really will go ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 6
This is a great post from Sheila Anderson about getting started with blogging.  Like the Nike ad, just do it!  And, there will be many rewars once you start. I have had numerous conversations with folks about their first post recently. Some have been on the telephone and others through email. Man...
By Ed Rybczynski
(Integrity Real Estate)
Comments 2
Back in January, I was fortunate enough to capture this photo of a rainbow sprawled over the Susquehanna River.  It was taken from the deck of my waterfront condo in Havre de Grace.It can’t be said often enough: I love the Havre de Grace lifestyle.  There is seemingly always something to do, some...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 3
*It is not the position where you are standing,but which direction you are going! Oliver Wendell HolmesThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®,  © 2016, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it sh...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 2
First of all, take stock of where you are. Do an inventory of your strengths and weaknesses, both personal and professional. Most of us use a GPS every day.  We have them in our cars but that is not all.  We use them on our phones to know where we are now. We use them to order a car on Uber or we...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 51
It is something that happens infrequently but always brings me joy. Last night, from no where in particular I smelled a scent I knew: it was my Mother's perfume and I was moved. I took out an old sweatshirt and while it wasn't at all connected: there it was. I was cold and perhaps my Mom, who has...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 67
I guess I've known this all along, but it just really hit me today.When I get the Daily Drop and it offers links to posts, I know that when I click I really will go to that post - and the post really will offer information, insight, or even fun. I think this is called honesty, and it is in comple...