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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 57
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 39
An update on "Thoroughly Modern Mickey"   on Thanksgiving Day.   My sister is at the hospital with Mickey right now, she has been there since 7:00 a.m. this morning.  I will be going at noon today.   The "good news", there are no sign of infection at all anywhere. The "not so good news", her temp...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 48
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 5
Good thing there was a light in the attic to show the lack of insulation.Gee, how else would we have known?There was no mistaking the fact that there was a light there.The fixture was excellently installed.  Not!Okay, the switch didn't work, and the bulb didn't light up, but I'm sure it will one ...
By Dan Stewart
(Happy Grasshopper)
Comments 26
We have a winner… cue the trumpets!Before we get to the lucky winner (and his charity!), we’d like to take the time to thank all of the ActiveRain participants for their super amazing submissions. While the winner was drawn at random, we read each and every entry. Contests such as this aren’t sim...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 13
Black Friday  Used To Be A Negative Day   The day after Thanksgiving was originally called Black Friday because so many people were out shopping causing  traffic accidents and sometimes even violence.  The Philidelphia police named it Black Friday.  Another reference to Black Friday  was in 1951 ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 9
Debb Janes has done it again - cut right to the heart of the matter when she shares her thoughts about being thankful. If you read only one post today, this should be the one. Thanks for allowing me to re-blog this, Debb.Wishing my entire Active Rain family a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of kindn...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 23
ASK AN AMBASSADOR: How Do You Build Your Audience?When you're a blogger, you don't want to be the lone voice in the middle of the wilderness, shouting into the wind and no one to hear you.  You want to be heard.Now blog posts come in all kind of varieties, and some will attract more engagement th...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 2
It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.-Lewis B. Smedes
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 4
Impromptu Open House On Black Friday Open House 1-3PM Friday November 27thWe have an appointment on Friday with an agent who wants to show  my listing at15932 Meadow Walk Road in Woodbine, Maryland. And then another call from another agent for a showing on the same property at the same time...Fri...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 15
Thanksgiving Dinner At The Souto Household 2015.  Thanksgiving at the Souto house is a day of family and sharing with others, and today we we were blessed with both.At Thanksgiving we open up our home to others who do not have family close by, and welcome them as one of our family.  That usually ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 54
Thanksgiving used to be my favorite holiday, no press, just joy, good food and company. Things changed in 1991 when I lost my Mom on Thanksgiving. For years I just avoided the day, traveled anywhere to be away. It isn't possible to forget but I avoided.Today I am home and choosing to remember a d...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 28
My latest staging project done with all of my friends own furnishings and "things". It is a one bedroom condo with a gorgeous view of Lake Erie and Downtown Cleveland. Our goal was to keep it simple.  The living room and dining area.  Need I explain? The screened-in balcony with both lake and cit...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689, "Sold with Bob"
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX )
Comments 20
Happy Thanksgiving ActiveRain FriendsAs you all celebrate feasting with family and friends I wanted to take time to wish everyone a very special Thanksgiving Day. The Wampanoag Indians and Pilgrims of Plymouth Colonies shared an Autumn harvest feast that we know today as the first Thanksgiving.Ha...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 8
Republicans and Realtors (both are registered trademarks)There was a time when being a Realtor was virtually synonymous withbeing a Republican, but not anymore.Why is that? Is it because if you want to work in a Liberal enclave, it isbetter to be "one of them"? Or have we forgotten on which side ...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 1
I am thankful to know my ultimate destination. It provides me with everlasting and overflowing peace. I choose to think of this life as an adventure and God as my constant companion and compass. This provides me joy in even the most difficult of circumstances. I understand Peace, Joy and Happine...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 35
Facebook MarketingI spent scant little time on ActiveRain this week, instead spending every free business minute working on social media, content curation, and catching up on guest blog opportunities. It felt good, especially as I made a lot of progress in a few areas I have been wanting to gain ...
By Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence,Persistence & Perseverance
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
Comments 13
 I thought I would get a jump on everyone here at ActiveRain and the retailers with their Black Friday ‘Salebrations’ by wishing everyone here Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Cheerful Kwanzaa and so on.Now that that is over with; here is my wish list for this upcoming Holiday Season…Get back to ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 2
Here are some excellent questions to help you through some tough decisions.  Thanks William.   6 Questions to ask when you’re making a tough decision 1. What option would I choose if I knew I would definitely succeed? 2. What would I do if I didn’t feel scared? 3. Who can I talk to who’s been in ...
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 6
Part of the reason many people leave their home states and move to California is so they will have somewhere else to go on Thanksgiving. Then there are people who just want to get away from family and not deal with family gatherings, or perhaps their parents have died and the other siblings go el...