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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 27
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  December 10- December 16, 2017. 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 Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 3
Kathy Streib "As in most social media, at the heart is some sort of desire to interact with your reader.  Here, it is often with a question asked in hopes of an answer - “what to do if…”  for example."Right on target - and - re-blog! A Recipe for Blogging   It’s been a few years since I wrote abo...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 19
I was early to rise this morning.  While I sat in front of my computer screen at 6:30 am Pacific Standard Time, I sipped hot tea and marveled at how with Internet gee-wizzery and live streaming, I was able to witness my grandson, Ryan, receive his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tec...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 21
Updating Your Email CampaignsHave you noticed the change?  Today's email campaigns have become more interactive.  They're more creative and speak in a more personalized tone.  You're seeing more slides, videos, and animations. Updating your email campaigns makes them more interesting.  The person...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
There are only a few weeks left in 2017, and if you’re looking for a house, you might be down to the wire. Should you go all in and purchase now or wait until the spring?There are multiple things to consider before purchasing a house; price, location, square footage and style are just a few of th...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 21
MeetUp with Santa Claus I had a very special MeetUp with Santa Claus in Colonial Williamsburg during one of his regular visits. I do not need anything for myself so I asked Santa about his plans for members of ActiveRain. He commented that bloggers are among his favorites because they document th...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 28
      When  we talk "around the rain"....and look at the time we spend, the things we learn....there are always things that we wish we could add to the Rain.....not always knowing whether or not they are technologically possible but know that "Active Santa" would want to know the items on the lis...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 34
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always op...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 25
What kind of Christmas tree ornament does a home inspector use?Well, only the best!And what did you expect?I love doing home inspections - old homes, new homes - you name it.If I could afford to live independently I would do home inspections for free!My recommendation:  one could say that the Chr...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 30
Many years ago, I had a friend who gave me a lot of headaches over my difficulty receiving gifts. It's not that I didn't like gifts, but if someone offered something to me, I would always say, "Oh, that's OK. I'm doing fine." The reality could have been much different, but I was one of those peop...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 14
Here's the game plan for the days prior to Christmas.... I think Santa's biting off more than he can chew....but what do I know!!! MeetUp with Santa Claus   I had a very special MeetUp with Santa Claus in Colonial Williamsburg during one of his regular visits. I do not need anything for myself so...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 71
Why in the World Would You Want to Reblog a Post? And How to Do It! There have been many times when I would have missed out on an interesting post or information about a challenge or contest had it not been for another member’s reblog.  Do you have any idea how many posts scroll through the blogr...

By Michael Killmer
(Century 21 North Homes Realty Inc.)
Comments 2
$490,000, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3514 Sq FtMichael Killmer, CENTURY 21 North Homes Realty, Inc.michael@mikekillmer.com425-876-46633207 104th Pl SE, Everett, WAExceptional Hilton Lake Home with Great Views! for more properties!4 BR/3 BA 2-Stories w/Basement               ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 13
 The making of a holiday memory. I have clients  selling a family home. The stress is showing. Just overwhelmed  with too much to do and not enough is even affecting their health. They asked forextra time ...a closing extension. I had another suggestion. The buyers are beyond happy, fee...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 12
Avoid being SCROOGED this holiday season! Certain times of the year can be tough on people who may be alone, have experienced traumatic events or are grieving the loss of loved ones. While some remain effervescent, others get immersed in sadness or anger at what they're dealt. Everyone handles gr...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
Comments 4
A couple of weeks ago I wrote how the ocean is "My Happy Place." I was lucky enough to steal away to the ocean. I woke up early and walked on the beach for close to two hours. It was magical I felt revived and restored. I actually took a video of the ocean for a couple of minutes on my phone so I...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
When the temperature is 7 and it is windy that is too cold for me. When I sit in my windowed family room and see the birds puff up, that is too cold for me. When I step on the deck and hear the cracking beneath my feet that is certainly too cold for me.There may be a bit of snow later and I look ...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 10
6 Ways to Capture and Keep ContactsThere are several methods for getting people to sign up for your widget.  Here are some techniques you can use to capture and keep contacts.Mailings - Decide on a compelling title for your mailings.   Give your newsletter and other mailings attention-grabbing ti...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 20
In my small town in the Berkshires there is cold, snow and wind but also a great deal of activity before Christmas. Music is everywhere and most homes are decorated inside and out. I love this time of year and the happy nature of people around brings me a great deal of happiness. There really is ...

By Erica Simpson,
(Erica Homes, LLC)
Comments 2
New Listing!!1415 Hidden Oaks Dr, Wedgefield, SC 29168$46,750Call us to a schedule showing! (704)209-!According to the Wedgefield public records, the property at 1415 Hidden Oaks Dr, Wedgefield, SC 29168 has approximately 2,016 square feet, . Nearby schools in...