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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 26
I can't say definitively what the strategy or purpose is of this purchase, but forms and digital signatures are meant to help facilitate real estate transactions for buyers, sellers, and REALTORS®. So is Zillow buying this because they want to acquire a tech company with upside potential? Or is t...
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 9
Perfect Sunset Before The Rain ...Bristol VA 7.28.15 Check out this ...Perfect Sunset Before The Rain ...Bristol VA 7.28.15  This was the sunset a few hours ago the thunder is rolling in and the rain is soon to follow! Hope you all had a great day ....while you are here please Click on T...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 4
 Intentional: On purpose, with purpose, pre-planned What percentage of Your daily life seems like it happens on accident. Probably more than you would have hoped. Living intentionally requires living with purpose. Intentional living is the way to work smarter rather than harder.Those who embrace ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 19
Often when I am spent, a thought comes or a picture I have triggers a post. Not so much now. I am warm but inside and waiting for the A/C to to do its thing. My day is not done, but I am. Nothing to write about and still here I am.
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 0
Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
Like Bob Crane , when I started on ActiveRain, I never thought points are big deal!However, later I realized that by participating on contest for market reports, not only I received the points, my posts got better and better!It's genius mind that devised this point system - like it or not!Great p...
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 9
If you ask my clients, they will tell you I am an incredibly patient Sacramento listing agent, and they will sing my virtures. I do not view myself as a person of extreme patience but I have developed more of it as I get older. When I was younger, I realized the importance of developing patience....
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 8
  A common sight at Harbor Park in Middletown, CT. this Summer, as it has been for several past Summers is The Lady Katharine Cruise Line In Middletown, Connecticut.   The Lady Katharine Cruise Line provides cruises of the Connecticut River on a daily bases from Spring to Fall.  The Lady Kathari...
By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Comments 5
  The first impression is crucial. If it does not look right people just walk away from it. There are a few home improvement projects that are very affordable and add instant appeal to your home. Paint Your Front Door, Trim, or Shutters on Your House Most exterior paint will cost you approximate...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270,
Comments 22
This may be an old scamming issue, and perhaps has been communicated before but because it's coming around again, I wanted to share again.   I received an email the other day which sounded a little fishy, but it didn't have any links or attachments, and the email address appeared to be an normal ...
By Tim Bray, B.S. Real Estate (UConn)
(Sotheby's Intl Realty (William Pitt))
Comments 2
Each week my Business Partner, Byron Lazine and I release a new video for our YouTube series called Real Estate Raw & Uncut. Last Friday we touched on a subject near and dear to all our hearts in the industry. As agents we understand the struggle, stress and never ending efforts that go into our ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
“Think of facebook as a virtual cocktail party.” Brian Copeland said this some years ago, and it stuck in my mind as a fantastic guideline for social media etiquette. How would you behave at a cocktail party . . . not a fraternity party or a New Years Eve party or a bachelor party . . . a COCKTAI...
By George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
Comments 8
On today's Sunday evening TV news, there was a story about the contamination of Los Altos water with E. Coli bacteria in the "S. El Monte" area. Cal Water: E. Coli Found in Los Altos Water | NBC Bay Area NBC Bay Area-2 hours ago Cal Water has found traces of contaminants in the water of the South...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 9
When I was about 22, I had a friend ask me to go flying with him. I turned him down a few times, and then finally one day I couldn't think of a good reason to turn him down, so I went. I hesitate to say I was afraid of flying, but I can't say I wasn't. I didn't know. I had never flown before. I a...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 42
Plagiarists Wanted, Dead or Alive! Now before we go any further, please do not go out and kill or hunt down any plagiarists this week, or I will be the first to suggest that you are arrested.The purpose of this post is to warn any present day or future plagiarists that there are people here in th...
By Bob Haywood,
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 24
Plagiarism is taking what someone else has written and using those thoughts without permission.  It can also be the taking of what someone else has written and representing that material as your own.It's stealing.We've always had to deal with the issue of plagiarism here at Active Rain because it...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 15
 I have been lucky to work with some amazing real estate agents in Colorado.  Those are the ones that you hope you will have the opportunity to work with on another deal in the very near future.  They follow through on everything and make sure that all parties are happy by the time they get to cl...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 28
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Do You Speak ActiveRain?If you're new to ActiveRain (aka AR aka The Rain) you might feel like you've entered the Tower of Babel.  There's ALL kind of strange terms being thrown around, and honestly even when you've been around for quite awhile, there's still something new to b...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 18
     Look at this incredible lineup of Bands and Rockers.  The greatest bands of the day, all playing at the same event!  I was there, at The Ozark Music Festival in Sedalia Missouri, held 41 years ago this weekend.       We remember "The Festival", an incredible event that was a defining moment ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 36
Isn't it exciting to find out that the marketing tools we utilized months and years ago are working for us? Just this week, I received a call from a potential buyer who found me in You Tube. When I asked him how did he find me, he said that he was typing first-time home buyers in the You Tube sea...