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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 73
My best advice to a newbie in any sales related business. It doesn't matter if you're selling real estate, cars, furniture, advertising or toys.....this advice applies, because we are always selling ourselves.....and I got it from a very reputable source. The advice:  Keep your mouth shut and lis...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
In reading around on rants people post on political or religious topics and also listenng to verbal conversations I see so many people being careless with their words. Sure we have opinions and differences with others but often NO MATTER what you say to others, they do not want to hear your viewp...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 49
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
When he called me, my neighbor said, "By law the technicians had to shut down the water heater."An HVAC company went by my neighbor's house to perform a fall check up and service.While there they said they would "take a look" at the water heater just as a kindness.Turning up the temperature to fi...
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
We set out to prove that we could defy the Pareto Principle, and it’s working. “The Pareto principle (also known as the 80–20 rule, the law of the vital few, and theprinciple of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes” When I theorized...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
Comments 6
   If we spend much time on our computers during the day.....Us of those that do...(blue light syndrome :) aside....Usually have special rituals......What we look at first.....Maybe the K's did...the stock listings ...Well, this is mine...Every morning as i fire up the pc..i see what...
By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 4
Being a native New Yorker, I'm somewhat used to traffic jams, but have never experienced a traffic jam up on narrow, twisty mountain lanes. These roads, carved and blasted through stone, are tight little narrow ribbons of freedom, clustered with perpetual curved blind spots that inspire people li...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 70
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 Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 36
Over the last couple of months, we've all seen a lot of positive changes at ActiveRain. I recently discovered a new one that's been going on for a little while without fanfare, but is very helpful to us. One evening last week, as I logged in to Twitter for my nightly dose of laughs*, I was surpri...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 15
I am wondering if someone can help me.  I have received an email stating that one of my recent posts has been removed by AAA group administrator.  I do not understand what this means.  Has anyone else received this type of message in the past?  An inquiring mind wants to know! 
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 20
The best advice I received as a newbie agent came from my father.  No, dear ol' dad was not a real estate agent, he was an insurance agent.  He didn't give me real estate advice, he gave me BUSINESS ADVICE, watch your money and SAVE EVERY RECEIPT.I want to talk to about the LEAST DISCUSSED ASPECT...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
This is not the first time that I have discussed why you should have a virtual assistant as part of your staff. The amount of time that you can free up to do more important things can make a huge difference in your daily life and provide you the opportunity to do more important tasks. It has occu...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 23
I recently read a post by Jon Zolsky about the topics. He brings up a great point about that I believe needs to be addressed.  Bob Stewart weighed in that some people don't tend to think about what goes where when picking a topic.  So I'd like to talk about the topics a bit and ask your opinion o...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 145
What Does It Mean To Be A MULTI-MILLIONAIREIt's been a long journey. Or it feels like one.This journey started accidentally for me, like many of us. Who knew I'll see myself here, celebrating two million points?There was not much importance of blogging back in 2007 when I started. And there was a...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 14
    October has been a great month for folks here in the ‘Rain as we have had several folks cross over the multimillionaire point line. Poised and ready to make this transition is one of our favorite stagers, Kathy Streib. Kathy has been an excellent at being a contributing member and her Sunday ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 65
ActiveRain Practices: Q&A Section It appears that only a small percentage of the members of ActiveRain regularly participate in the Q&A section and the purpose of this blog is to encourage your participation. Members do appreciate your answers to their questions and they will readily respond when...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 20
Conditions ripe for mold.This is a house with a basement inundated with mold.Inundate - verb - to overwhelm with something; to flood.Either definition applies.  The basement was inundated with water from three sources.  Just walking in the front door I was attacked by a serious moldy odor.  The h...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 1
Me and My Sugar Daddy at the Wakarusa Dime StoreWakarusa, Indiana  The Wakarusa Dime Store as been a staple in Wakarusa since 1969 when The Dime Store decided to make specialty jelly beans.  That year the flavor was licorice and they sold 100 pounds of it.  Each year they add a new flavor and the...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 5
Its a great question to ask and have answered and this new book from the PEARLS FOR THE SOUL series of books does just that. The journey from being a child, to teenage years and then into the world of a young male has been compromised and interfered with. Males make it... but men don'tTHIS IS A M...