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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 52
Hurting People  I think as long as you're not being malicious and you're not hurting people then you should not be ashamed of what you do.Lily Allen          But many times, this is not the case.    Many times, you only think of yourself and you never think about how what you do affects others.  ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 45
Commenting Etiquette On Active RainIt's time again to write this post. Most Ambassadors and long-time Active Rain Members have written something similar. Because I'm aiming at the drive by commenters for the most part, I'm going to make this short and sweet! Please read the post before commenting...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 55
How to Buy a Solid Client Lead for Less than $35Hi Everyone, I am sorry I have not been around much the last number of weeks. Been busy and just wanted to take a little break and work on some new things in my business. So how do I buy a solid client lead for less than $35 initial cost? While the ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 11
Speaking from experience, it is really easy (and convenient) to get in a rut with our Facebook marketing. We get super busy and either forget or are too tired to do any FB marketing or we give it less than our best effort. We know we are doing it and you can bet our followers do as well, especial...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 7
"...Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet..."     Colette  "...I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through..." Jules Verne  "...A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime..." Mark Twain...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 41
Online Marketing Via InfographicsIt has been statistically proven that the majority of us do well with visual learning techniques. Using that as a guide, it makes perfect sense to incorporate Infographics into our online marketing arsenal. If you can cut/paste, insert photos, add text, and choose...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 21
It's never good when an electrical junction is not accessible.And it doesn't matter where it is.  If it's not accessible behind drywall, inside of a junction box or as wires just taped or cobbled together with wire nuts, it is inappropriate and not to code.Why not?  Because access to the junction...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 36
I used to get so irritated when I would go to a listing appointment only to find out later that another agent got the listing. Sometimes, I just blew it, but more than once, the property ended up listed at 20-30% over the market value. That would normally help me feel better because I knew I gave...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 10
Energy Vampires ~ They Are Lurking Everywhere!I bet all of you know exactly what I am talking about right? Paula, what the heck is an energy vampire? I know you know them and I know that you have some of them in your life. Characteristics of an Energy Vampire: A person who sucks the life out of y...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 30
Results Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing ContestAugust was a busy month in real estate but many of you found some time to share ideas you have planned for your business for the balance of 2015. To see the full contest post and all the entries click here. The contest asked for members to ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 12
 Horsey Wordless Wednesday - Guess Who's Horseback Riding  Last week my husband took vacation time from work.  The weather during that week was perfect.  My husband and I decided to take advantage of the ideal riding weather to go trail riding.  We rented a couple of horses and rode the wooded tr...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
In an attic I found one bathroom exhaust vent, but not the other one, and I thought, "There's a bathroom vent around here somewhere."The problem with the one I could see is that it has been venting into the attic space for so long the moisture has damaged the roof sheathing.Judging from the amoun...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 55
About three years ago, I started full-time as a real estate agent, all gung-ho and full of excitement. I'm still excited about my career choice. I have, however, noticed a slight change in the way I respond to certain things. Below are just a few examples of what I mean.     Three Years Ago Today...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 11
Throwback Thursday in Bristol TN~VA ...Imagine On this Throwback Thursday I went back to 2012 and found a photo of this old image on time gone by ....  When I find these I just sit back and try to imagine what time was like way back then .... Thanks for stopping by The Bristol TN~VA Area ...and w...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 12
Such a great post by Chris Mamone and a good read.  He makes so many excellent points about how success should be measured.It's not about the money we make or status we receive. The difference between success in life is not measured by money or status but the growth and development of who you are...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 20
Today is the 7th anniversary for Alan May  and I.  That's right, we both filled out our "profile" on activerain on September 3, 2008.  We also share that we both published our first blog post and started our journey on September 4, 2008. I'm not sure sure when we figured this out, but from time t...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
I am thankful for the awareness that there is no future in the past. Everyone stumbles... we all have mistakes and failures in our past and if we are honest with ourselves in our future. The difference is how we respond. Do we give ourselves and others grace and forgiveness or do we keep beating ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 30
I remember when I was a child and would sometimes go to a local amusement park. Those days were really special, as much for spending time with a favorite uncle as for the rides themselves. It was something I looked forward to and enjoyed a lot. Of all the things, I recall the carousel and how goo...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 18
Sorry But I Cannot Help You Sell Your House Prepared for a listing appointment by asking lots of questions, doing all the comps,  checking out the neighborhood and driving by ahead of the scheduled time. The house was in need of  major TLC. My definition of TLC  = Tons Liquid Cash.  From out phon...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 10
How Did Two Sticks Win? This evening while sharing a lovely dinner with friends, I received this photo on my phone.     My daughter, who sent the photo,  knows I enjoy eating with these two sticks but she was not aware I was using them at the same time. We had a delightful meal at Sushi Sakura, l...