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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 44
Plagiarists Wanted, Dead or Alive! Now before we go any further, please do not go out and kill or hunt down any plagiarists this week, or I will be the first to suggest that you are arrested.The purpose of this post is to warn any present day or future plagiarists that there are people here in th...
By Bob Haywood, www.BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 25
Plagiarism is taking what someone else has written and using those thoughts without permission.  It can also be the taking of what someone else has written and representing that material as your own.It's stealing.We've always had to deal with the issue of plagiarism here at Active Rain because it...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 10
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 Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 26
I can't say definitively what the strategy or purpose is of this purchase, but forms and digital signatures are meant to help facilitate real estate transactions for buyers, sellers, and REALTORS®. So is Zillow buying this because they want to acquire a tech company with upside potential? Or is t...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 4
This is an example of freeze vulnerable plumbing.But things can be done to prevent it.This is a pre-drywall inspection (my third this week) and one of many issues about which comments were made.This is the service line for the rear hose bib.It goes up through the sub floor and out the exterior wa...
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 12
Perfect Sunset Before The Rain ...Bristol VA 7.28.15 Check out this ...Perfect Sunset Before The Rain ...Bristol VA 7.28.15  This was the sunset a few hours ago .....now the thunder is rolling in and the rain is soon to follow! Hope you all had a great day ....while you are here please Click on T...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 9
I like to blog everyday, but it doesn't happen. Some days are just too busy, and other days are too stressful. Some days, there is just too much too do and too little energy left at the end of the day. And, then there are days like today. Today was a closing day (that's normally a good thing). To...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 5
 Intentional: On purpose, with purpose, pre-planned What percentage of Your daily life seems like it happens on accident. Probably more than you would have hoped. Living intentionally requires living with purpose. Intentional living is the way to work smarter rather than harder.Those who embrace ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 24
Often when I am spent, a thought comes or a picture I have triggers a post. Not so much now. I am warm but inside and waiting for the A/C to to do its thing. My day is not done, but I am. Nothing to write about and still here I am.
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 17
Real Estate Speed Limits - How Fast Are YOU Going?We see speed limit signs everywhere we go, Many of us obey the signs and drive our cars at whatever is posted on the signs.  As a Real Estate professional, we have our own internal speed limits.  A part time agent probably has a slower speed limit...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 7
I love the fact that many cities have Restaurant Week to help the local food banks. Houston Restaurant Week will be August 1 through September 7, 2015, okay so ours is more than a week.  I like to stay home and eat but during restaurant week we usually go out once or twice as it is a fun way to s...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
Like Bob Crane , when I started on ActiveRain, I never thought points are big deal!However, later I realized that by participating on contest for market reports, not only I received the points, my posts got better and better!It's genius mind that devised this point system - like it or not!Great p...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 10
  A common sight at Harbor Park in Middletown, CT. this Summer, as it has been for several past Summers is The Lady Katharine Cruise Line In Middletown, Connecticut.   The Lady Katharine Cruise Line provides cruises of the Connecticut River on a daily bases from Spring to Fall.  The Lady Kathari...
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 11
If you ask my clients, they will tell you I am an incredibly patient Sacramento listing agent, and they will sing my virtures. I do not view myself as a person of extreme patience but I have developed more of it as I get older. When I was younger, I realized the importance of developing patience....
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 5
What To Do When You See That Goose Egg.... James Dray asked a question the other day asking us if we'd ever not received a comment on a post we'd written. I think I did with my first few posts, but as someone had mentioned in their answer, there have been many kind members at ActiveRain who took ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 2
Quote of the Day. July 29, 2015If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. - W. Clement Stone  
By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 1
New Ramsey home for sale listing proudly offered by Jeana CowieThis Ramsey colonial style home for sale is offered at $579,9005 Bedroom 3 Full bath Expanded Colonial  on .34 acre lot. Close to NYC train, downtown Ramsey shopping, Ramsey high school & much moreCall Jeana Cowie today for a private ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 12
I love flowers. These are some on my patio. They change in the light. They bloom in the winter too, but have a different hue. I am off to have a annual test today. I would rather play in my yard and enjoy the flowers but maybe later. Until then i hope you like these.
By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Comments 5
  The first impression is crucial. If it does not look right people just walk away from it. There are a few home improvement projects that are very affordable and add instant appeal to your home. Paint Your Front Door, Trim, or Shutters on Your House Most exterior paint will cost you approximate...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 1
Be the attitude you want to be around...Tim De TellisThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2014, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproductio...