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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 44
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 William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 53
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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 53
I just returned from my first residency in my PhD program at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA). It was a bit overwhelming, but beyond the academic side, I witnessed something that was so refreshing it was actually inspiring. In the few hours I had free in the evening, I caught up on the news...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 37
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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
Do you know people are WATCHING us?? I don't mean the NSA spying on your Facebook posts, just the normal interaction of people observing you in business and your personal friends. They observe our "smartness". We all have whatever IQ and EQ (emotional quotient has to do with social skills) that w...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 48
 Do you really expect a call back right now? How late do you think is appropriate to call a fellow Realtor?OK let me clarify my question, first of all, you are not in escrow with this Realtor. Second you never spoke to this Realtor and third, you do not know this Realtor.Then you receive a messag...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
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 FELIX SANTIAGO
(CHANE REALTY INC)
Comments 23
  Ok, so we don't need Jack Nicholson yelling at us about handling the truth, as in A Few Good Men.  But, we do need a reality check before setting out to buy or sell a home.Keep in mind that real estate is a sales industry.  Gimmicky advertising, flashy photos, and fast talkin’ sales agents ofte...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
Header is a word used in many contexts so, what is a structural header?Think of it as a bridge.  Its purpose is to bridge a span and transfer weight from above to each end of the span.The header is extremely important.  Gravity works over time, and it certainly works on structural framing to pull...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 11
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 April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 0
PSALM 34:5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.GILL'S EXPOSITION them that looked up to the Lord in their distress, and the swiftness of their motion to him, and their earnestness and fervour of mind; so faith is not only a looking to Christ, but a going fo...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 7
We received the bulletin below today from one of our investors alerting us to a E-Mail Wire Transfer Payment Scam.  Please read the whole bulletin below to make sure this new scam does not apply to you.  If this scam does apply to you please act upon it quickly.I wish we had been alerted to this ...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 1
I am thankful for the creation of eternity. It provides my soul a future that keeps my heart looking beyond myself. It is the truest symbol of hope. I cannot see it, but yet I believe without any doubt that it exists. One of my favorite verses states "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for ...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 0
Good luck! We have wished that on others and had it wished on us and it is acceptable even inviting a thank you when given and when received, it is like a blessing. Its a message to prosper, do well and may it come to you or who you want it to come to sooner rather than later. Good luck and good ...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
Comments 20
Friends come in all shapes, sizes, ages and colors. I am luck to be able to say I can count friends in almost every state and a lot of countries. My Active Rainer friends really stepped up to help me reach my huge goal of 500K points. I am almost there now and wanted to thank everyone that helped...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 16
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 Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 2
Ready To Go Fully Fenced CBS Home With CBS Barn For Sale In Caloosa 13997 Coco Plum Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418 Overview Maps Photos Market Stats $375,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,400 sqftLot: 5.00 acre(s)Year Built: 1996 Location 13997 Coco Plum RoadPalm...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 28
Skin In The Game? What does this expression mean? It means that if you want to play thegame, you need to pony up some of your own money.They've used this expression to ridicule home buyers that don't havea down payment and maybe don't even have closing costs. They arenothing but a bunch of Dead B...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 8
Thank You Dr. Wayne Dyer"Dr. Wayne Dyer the self-help guru whose best-seller "Your Erroneous Zones" was adopted by millions as a guide to better living, has died at 75, his family and publisher said Sunday." ~NBC, M. Alex Johnson. There are many people who feel Dr. Dyer's methods of healing are q...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 29
I used to think that hope didn't matter, that things were all pre-determinded and we had little control over our lives daily or ultimately. I now know better. Everyday is a hopeful one for without good feelings and high expectations very little gets accomplished. Today I have high hopes and tomor...