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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 60
Once again, I ask for your prayers.   Most of us have good and bad days, but at 96, it seems like Mickey is having more bad days than good ones. Yesterday when I arrived at her home she was dazed and confused.....not her usual self.   She was also quite lethargic and showed no interest at all in ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 23
The roller coaster ride continues. As most of you know, Mickey was taken to the hospital last Tuesday.  On Friday she wasmoved out of ICU to a private room. Things seemed to be going in a positive  direction, but she has had a bit of difficulty the past few days. The family has spent most of yest...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 19
I spent a little time last week sleuthing around the Internet to find a scammer who was trying to rip-off local contractors. It was very gratifying. In the process, I came across another issue that also annoys me. I get a lot of "No Caller ID" or "Unknown Caller" calls. I received 11 "No Caller I...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 5
Good morning.  Hope all is well for you on this beautiful snowy Monday morning!  Smile, get excited for this is the beginning of a GREAT week.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs: If I live just one day at a time, I won't so quickly entertain fears of what "might" happen tomorrow.  As long as I'm co...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 39
Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season is beginning.  Even with the down time recovering from a tryptophan overdose, I found time to search out some good ones for this week:Why You Need To Stop Wishing Customers Happy Thanksgiving RIGHT NOW Kyle Reyes: Just do it.A Genius Says Good Bye Joy...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 27
This new stair repair is a prime set up for problems.What are they?The second set of stairs (and driveway) are not original to the house, added at a later time.  I have never seen this model in this neighborhood with two sets of stairs, and a driveway that extends to the back of the house.  And p...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 18
This applies to everything and was here before we got here and will be here after we leave. Everyone gets introduced to this in their own timing too. Adding effort to anything is investing into something and whatever is being worked will end up working for you. The best example to make the point ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 13
Wallpaper! Wallpaper!  Viking Wallpaper?  Mr Dick Greenberg got us all talking about our wallpapers. Like others, at first I thought - wallpaper?  Really? Seriously? I haven't seen wallpaper in houses since the 90's or maybe the early 2000's. And then I figured out what he was talking about See c...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Comments 18
How to be the Perfect House GuestThe holidays are wonderful yet can often create stress and lots of work.  Maintaining an attitude of grace and joy can be stretched to the limit.  Often, the stress created during the holidays can come from the guests in our homes. The host and hostess have typica...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
We learned this at an early age! In almost everything we’ve ever done, we been taught to be prepared . . . such that, when the time is right, . . . we can quickly get “set” mentally, physically, and organizationally to . . . GO! – LAUNCH! – TAKE ACTION! We know that our odds of success increase p...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 54
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 22 to November 28, 2015 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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 68
I had another one of those "I've seen everything moments" yesterday, and this one is really important if you list houses. A buyer called about a listing I have in my area. He asked typical questions and promised to drive by the house. Nothing unusual there. A little while later, he called again. ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
Your Invited, With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction homes in desirable neighborhoods of North/Central New Jersey.                   ...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
Comments 50
Sitting quietly this morning before church, all that can be heard is the tick-tock-tick of the persistent wall clock, and the peculiar creaks and groans of this old house, with the occasional car passing by. I'm visiting Mom this Thanksgiving weekend, and there is no Internet connection or nearby...
By Joyce Marsh, Central Florida & The Beaches | Fine Homes
Comments 8
 I attended Orlando RainCamp with Ben Kinney back in 2010.   Back in 2010, I wrote "RainCamp Orlando exceeded my expectations, and I feel it was definitely the best 1-day's worth of tech knowledge I've received at a training event like this"  "In the end, Buyers and Sellers just want information,...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 31
By now, many people have found the satisfaction and skill to be able to log-in, enter into their favorite cyberspace place and either comment, post or blog. It is sort of like entering a room with a bunch of business cards or flyer's in your hand eager to give them out while greeting and meeting ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 81
Active Rain Meetups are Back!!I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting the news and I am delighted to share it.Last night we got the green light from our leader, and meetups will be coming soon.Now we need to decide when they will be. Some have suggested the first 2 weeks of December, some...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 73
Thankfulness , like people, comes in many shapes and sizes.Thank yous' are as individual as the individual. Some people have a tough time accepting something from someone else. They might grunt in acknowledgment, or seem oblivious as to what just happened. They may brush off a compliment with a c...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 20
The title of this post comes straight out of the movie Cool Hand Luke and it has become a catchphrase because it really speaks to a real dilemma. Sometimes we may say we are communicating when we are really only talking to ourselves.  I think most would agree that our real purpose for communicati...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 16
I'm sitting in my little home office on a chilly, rainy Monday afternoon.  And as I'm reading some of my favorite bloggers comments and posts, I want to say, "OK, honey.  Time for you to put a sweater on!"So many of us have profile shots showing us in breezy summer sleeveless blouses and dresses,...