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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 41
What Can I Do If I Can’t Stage My Vacant Home? In a perfect world, all sellers would be able to stage their vacant property. But, as you know, that’s not always the case. Your budget or schedule may not allow for it. If there is no stager nearby, you may not have the resources for this.  So...wha...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 31
When I first got my real estate license it came as a complete surprise that the profession of real estate is actually stepping from one rabbit hole into another and another and another.  I've gotten used to the rabbit holes and have even learned to appreciate them since they absolutely keep my wa...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 68
What It Feels Like to Be a 3 MillionaireSpeaking in ActiveRain jargon, points seem to be the catalyst to get bloggers interested in blogging on a regular basis. The founders were smart in putting this point system in place because as sales agents and independent business people working in an agre...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 21
You can't be the market expert if nobody knows you exist.You can't be the real estate market expert if nobody knows you exist. In a case like that, you may be a really smart person with a head full of knowledge that benefits very few, if any. I love helping people learn about my real estate marke...

By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
Comments 2
As a young boy I have great memories fishing with my older cousin, ‘UNCLE JOHNNY’... He taught me much of what I learned about the basics of FISHING...!!! Of course, we fished the OLD, POLLUTED, SILTY-BOTTOMED SCHUYLKILL RIVER... It was not unusual, then, to pull in an old shoe or boot, to get sn...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 3
This beautiful home will be featured on my Sunday radio show All About Real Estate. The owner has agreed to be a guest in the studio. This is a way to highlight the many features, allow the seller to tell what he loves about this home and why he was drawn to such an exciting unique contemporary. ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty)
Comments 5
I am not sure if I will receive 100 comments on this post.The original did receive more than 100 comments for sure.(The 500 Point promotion is over!)A smart re-post of Matt Listro.Tutorial: How to get 100 ActiveRain comments! Tutorial: How to get 100 ActiveRain comments! This tutorial can be appl...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 14
By Patricia Feager, 6/23/2017  JOY What feelings of unpromised joy expands my heart when entering the woodlands. I sigh with a breath of praise! My plate is full of joy and happiness. For humans sake and health, demand connection with nature, for Mother Nature labors to give endless joy! Nothing ...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
Comments 3
      Another Tallahassee, Florida Golf Course Neighborhood is facing the sale of its signature golf club and golf course.  The nationwide decline in the popularity of golfing as a sport is hitting communities all over Florida (and the United States). David Ramba, Chair of Southwood Community Dev...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 0
Picker's Paradise is definitely a paradise. It's a great place where you can find all your needs and wants. Toys, books, furniture, household equipment, collectibles, clothes, and even antiques, you name it because they have it. They offer these items at affordable prices so everyone can enjoy bu...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 24
I had planned a me day yesterday. It didn't happen. I am mindful of an expression I once heard: "man plans and G-d Laughs." It is an apt expression and sort of describes my efforts yesterday. So I have decided that on this really hot and humid day I will try again. My pups are near, my spirit is ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 15
by Patricia Feager, 6/22/2017 Before you even think about it, let me make it clear, I love men and always will. I am as straight as an arrow. However, I started picking up women in the grocery store and I'm making them feel better. Let me explain: I am noticing young women with babies in the groc...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 5
 I have been fortunate to work with clients that I like and respect. As most of you know, I love this whirlwind life of real estate. I love the challenges of unique properties and I love getting things done.I am a listing agent but occasionally will get a request (from a friend or colleague) to t...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 10
At this point any real estate agent that engages on social media should fully understand that social media is a double edged sword.  If we use it right, we attract business.  Use it wrong and you run the risk of being famous in ways you don't want.  But do you educate your clients about social me...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 33
I was surprised this morning when in the Q&A Nathan Gesnar posted my approach to 1 million points. Last October I decided that after a brief hiatus from Active Rain I would go whole hog and get back into spending some time here. Did I do it for more business? The answer might surprise you and tha...

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 5
Why Do People Love Lists? 10 Reasons Why People Love ListsSee what I did there?  But really, lists are everywhere!? Are you writing lists? (I'm going to throw some lists in here for fun too!)I'm a list FREAK! I sometimes write things on my list that I already did just to cross them off. What is i...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 18
Sacramento's current heat wave may be difficult on human inhabitants here, but the vegetables in my garden are loving it.  Earlier this morning  I picked a few squash, tomatoes and herbs before the forecast 110 degree temps arrive.   My Tomato plants are taller than I, and the Zucchini and Yellow...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 39
The reality of busy lives is that we seldom get a chance to simply be. I lived that for a long time. Today is a me day. I have some errands to do and some yard maintenance to attend to buy for the most part, I am staying home. This gift is one I cherish and and will savor.In life we make choices....

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
                                                                                When: Sunday June 25th,2017                                     Time: 12 noon  East Coast Time                                   What: Live radio show                                                  ALL ABOUT REAL ES...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 83
  Break Into Summer - FAQ Organized Contest!  If you're like most real estate professionals you get asked the same questions over and over, year after year.  Questions like, what do I need to do to get my home ready to sell or I'm a first time home buyer and I have no idea of how to buy a home - ...