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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 47
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 Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 64
I have a few pieces of advice on this.  Today I clicked on a post and I didn't read it.  It was a tiny print wall of words. It may be really good content. But the fact is, I have really old and tired eyes. And I'm human and it's human nature to want something you are looking at to be look good. T...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 20
I stopped by Trulia earlier this week to enter a few sold sales and noticed that my profile has been merged with Zillow. As a result of that merger, Trulia has accidentally wiped out all of my reviews. I had more than 90 reviews from my clients posted on Trulia, and now they are gone.My hard-earn...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 28
Here is a photo of my Dear (RIP) Uncle Jake, Tricky Dick, JFK just a few months before that horrible incident that would end the life of our president. My Uncle Jake was a federal Labor Arbitrator and a good friend of these guys. The woman is a secretary and I am not sure who the guy to the right...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 116
What Does It Mean To Be A MULTI-MILLIONAIREIt's been a long journey. Or it feels like one.This journey started accidentally for me, like many of us. Who knew I'll see myself here, celebrating two million points?There was not much importance of blogging back in 2007 when I started. And there was a...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 5
  Another great Friday with the Alligator! Today we are going to visit the Disney store. Why? Because we can. Just finished off her first bottle of the day and she is taking a nap in her swing. Arrived with a big smile she loves Grandpa Day. Hope you all have a wonderful Friday as well.  
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 37
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  No Comments?  No Problem!It's almost like being new again!!  When we first start out, comment counts are typically low.  We have to find our blogging voice, find topics, make contact with other Rainers and gain a following.  And depending on your approach, over time, you may g...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 8
Conditions ripe for mold.This is a house with a basement inundated with mold.Inundate - verb - to overwhelm with something; to flood.Either definition applies.  The basement was inundated with water from three sources.  Just walking in the front door I was attacked by a serious moldy odor.  The h...
By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Comments 5
 BY HILLARY SHEPERD Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon Fire & Water Clearnup & Restoration Certified Share on facebookShare on google_plusone_shareShare on linkedinShare on pinterest_shareShare on twitterMore Sharing Services  Beware of fall fires during Halloween and Holiday celebrations in Bro...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 49
Ask an Ambassador - Should I Delete My Old Out of Date Posts?I must admit I have been tempted to do this. So far I haven't and I am going to give you the reasons why.Most of us blog for business and hope to reach the public. We want to be found on the search engines and want our posts to rank hig...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 21
So, why do they call it 'drywall' anyway?Making a long history very short, drywall was first invented by Augustine Sackett and Fred Kane in 1894, and called Sackett Board.  It was comprised of gypsum plaster pressed between four layers of wool felt paper.  They were 36" square, and 1/4" thick.  H...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 8
Let’s talk about what it means to be a home inspector. I will present the ridiculous argument that our job is not really possible. Our mission is so impossible, that for quite some time, we have attempted to put our job inside an insulated “box” surrounded by a “force-field” typically referred t...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 14
Today is American Touch Tag Day ~ Let's Play in The Rain!  How Many Members Can You Tag in Comments? Today is American Touch Tag Day.  Surely you played "Tag -You're It" as a child!  We kinda' play a virtual version of  it when we are trying to reach someone on the phone and each side keeps leavi...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 2
I am thankful for the understanding and opportunity that vision creates in my life. Simply put.. it has the power to alter both the present and and the future. When we learn how to activate vision it restructures us from the inside and has a magnetic affect to the Universe. People enjoy being ar...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
"When talking about personal success, I like to ask four questions.Why?Why not?Why not you?Why not now?"----- Jim Rohn.And the only way you can do this is....Well, read this post from my friend Grant Schneider . Do you feel like you are a hamster on the running wheel? You just keep running and ru...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 8
Transactions can get complicated and witih technology being what it is, quick ness as well as efficiency can get challenging.  The Connecticut, statewide MLS system is taking steps to make it easier for its members to do their jobs.CTMLS is the largest of the 2 MLS systems in the state of Connect...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 22
October 11, 2015 marks my "cancer free" 3 year anniversary.  I asked my Oncologist when the year milestones are determined. Her response was: "It depends on who you ask."  I will never forget that response.  I thought it was so strange because I was asking her.  So I said: "Well, I'm asking you."...
By Greg Fleischaker
(Kentucky Select Properties)
Comments 0
I have finally decided to enter the 21st Century and spend some time growing my online presence, both with my own website and other platforms, like Active Rain.I can see in some of the profile's of online platforms, that I am able to write a little blurb about myself, to entice potential clients ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
In the morning there are things seen only then. Sometimes the sun rises are amazing, other times the snow is gently falling, and rain falls in a different way in the early morning hours too. Today there was a really foggy pall on the yard and as far as I could see.
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 21
Today in Bristol TN~VA 10.6.15 ...It's A Good Night! Thanks for stopping by ....Today in Bristol TN~VA 10.6.15 ...It's A Good Night!  It's been a long day ...3 offers that I'm still working and two new listings ....One I just put into the system and one that will have to wait till morning! I just...