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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 45
Yesterday, I went to visit my Father.....we needed to talk. Well, I needed to talk, he needed to listen. I'd like to share a little of my visit with you.  The Entrance to his "place".   The scenery on the way to his "place". The colors weren't nearly as vibrant as I expected them to be at this ti...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
 Communicating With Horses Without Saying A Word                                               I have been training Pippa, my Off-the-Track-Thoroughbred, for a while now.  While training, I communicate with her through my body language.  Horses in general communicate through body languge.  They d...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
Good morning and happy Columbus Day.  Hope this email finds you and all of your family doing well.  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs.   Here Is: Here is a day, here is a moment, here is an opportunity.  USE IT.  Here is a life, here is abundance, here is a situation where you can make a diffe...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 18
As I get to celebrate another fun birthday today, it reminded me that we all have one day a year a piece as the life odometer marks another complete earth orbit around the sun from the time we showed up. But as you get older, some people your own age and some much younger are not with us anymore,...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
Realtor Catered Open House October 13 th from 11:00 to 1:00 Elia Drive Branchburg NJ A Subdivision of 6 stunning luxury new homes on large lots located on a new extended cul-de-sac. Just like every other project that the builders of Distinctive Domain have offered, these new homes will showcase t...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 50
Seven years ago today, I got "the phone call" we all dread getting.Maybe you have been lucky enough that you haven't gotten "the phone call" yet. "The phone call" that makes you numb, "the phone call" that you can't believe what the person on the other end just said to you....."the phone call" th...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
What will you Discover Today? or . . . WHO will you discover Today? We all know what happened in 1492 – Christopher Columbus had sailed the Ocean Blue and set foot on the New World October 12. Thanks to Chris’s bravery and success, we celebrate Columbus Day. Some folks would say that others had a...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 26
It's a gorgeous Sunday morning and a perfect day for an Open House!  But before I put curls in my hair and get ready for prime time, I wanted to share the favorite posts from last week's reads:Is Your Blog Grammatically Attractive to Your Target Market? Ron and Alexandra Seigel:  Clean it up!Come...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 4
America contains millions of men and women who have come from difficult backgrounds, with every conceivable type of handicap and liability, but have gone on to build wonderful lives for themselves through self-improvement, positive affirmations and setting long-term goals.  Often, people around t...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 72
Yesterday I Joined a New ClubIt has been customary at ActiveRain when a member reaches a significant number of points, that said member writes some sort of milestone post.  It’s a bit like standing up at your retirement party and thanking everyone.  Or perhaps it’s like winning the Oscar or Emmy ...
By Hank Miller, Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Comments 17
"The income generated is your side dish - not the entree". So there it is, the bottom line for part-timers in this industry written by a part-timer in a publication which I thought was intended for full time professionals. Confused? I'm not. To her credit, the author at least admits to what every...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 41
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-October 4 to October 10, 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!  Or...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 30
This is not news! Google watches our every move. But I wasn't exactly expecting the first Happy Birthday of the day to come from my computer. I get it, I signed up for Gmail and Google Plus with my birthday as part of the registration, but still...kind of creepy. I found myself saying "thanks Goo...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 22
Growing up I was labeled "learning disabled," due to my 'un-normal' pace of reading and understanding math. My method of learning is more kinesthetic, so the typical sitting down in your chair, looking at a blackboard and writing down words or numbers was not cutting it for me.  I attended my ele...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 24
Where is Your Online Time Spent?It has been a very busy year for the vast majority of us. Whether we are spending a lot of time working, having quality time with family/friends, or just unwinding in our favorite way, there is often precious little time left to spend on one of the things that brin...
Contest Below - But First, a story........In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!". In her post, Cari speaks about how she is always ensuring that her clients know what she is doing for them, no matter how small i...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 120
Many of the people who are beginning a blogging career on ActiveRain are, at the same time, beginning a career as some type of real estate professional. And this challenge is all about giving our newbies a leg up in this rewarding, and sometimes scary, profession.So the challenge is simple.  If y...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
Comments 60
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
This is a cold gas fireplace in the making.Every winter I get more than one call on how cold air is pouring in through a fireplace.And I have posted more than once on that, with this post being the most recent.Here is a circumstance seen on a pre-drywall inspection.Some builders are using the Icy...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 5
I am not talking about the urge to eat, rid yourself of what you ate or sleep. I am speaking about the signals that the body gives off while engaged under certain activities. It interesting to note that often and even automatically, we just act on what is presented instead of responding. There is...