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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 52
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 51
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 Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
 Thanksgiving Wishes 2015 From Your PA Horse Property REALTOR This is the time of year for getting together with friends and family at the dinner table to celebrate Thanksgiving, to be grateful for having the time to be together. Although, we should be grateful each and every day, this day in par...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 25
Second Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock ful...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 40
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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
 Does your home look like a storage locker or a pack rat's dream? If so, it's time to purge, declutter and refresh. It may sound daunting, but it doesn't have to be! Here are some quick, effective ways to declutter your home without feeling overwhelmed: Set time aside. If you don't plan for declu...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 15
Using Quora to Generate Leads & Traffic!I have been tinkering with using forums this year to drive more traffic to my sites with mixed results. Most often I have used Quora but my participation on that site has been sporadic (at best) which equates to less-than-optimal results. I think the site h...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Comments 26
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 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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 32
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 14
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
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 69
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 29
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 Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
Comments 59
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
Many sales people are looking for that “Magic Bullet” of CRM programs. This is a search for a Holy Grail that I’m not sure exists. Most CRMs are more powerful than they need to be. The sales person just wants the CRM to create success and often ends up “working for” the CRM rather then the CRM wo...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
Whaddat?When I think I know what it is, but still not sure.Seeing this from the ground I thought it must be some sort of vent opening.But what was it?  What kind of vent?For all I knew, it may have been some a new form of air intake!  I freely admit to not seeing everything.Inside the attic space...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 18
     It seems as if every few monts, the points thing seems to come around again. Earlier this morning in the Q&A section, a person asked if the points system needs to go away. I can see valid reasons for it especially when ActiveRain was in its infancy. It was a great hook to draw folks into the...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 83
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 Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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 Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season. Here is my advent calender from last year that I thought I would share with you again this year. Each day click on on the corresponding door to be transported to a seasonal post celebrating the many holiday traditions enjoyed here in Hawai'i. One cha...