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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 42
I consider Barbara Todaro a marketing guru. I’ve adopted several of her worthwhile nuggets and applied them to my marketing efforts. My new rider  “The most frequently hired REALTOR in Canyon Creek” has caught on and become a hit in my market area. I read her post “Ballerina or Real Estate Agent ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 19
As I get to celebrate another fun birthday today, it reminded me that we all have one day a year a piece as the life odometer marks another complete earth orbit around the sun from the time we showed up. But as you get older, some people your own age and some much younger are not with us anymore,...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 51
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 Scott Leaf, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
Comments 2
Every day on my travels I drive down a busy through-fare that serves as the major East-West connection in our city. This route is also a major Bus Route and spattered with benches at almost all the stops for many miles.  These Bus benches turn over on about a 3-6 month cycle with mostly brand new...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 72
4 Years Ago I Made an Investment in ActiveRainBoy has time flown by. In many ways it seems like a few months ago that I joined ActiveRain when in reality it has been 4 years today. I made a commitment and paid for a whole year of membership that fall day. The funny thing is I had no idea what I w...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 25
Why I Shaved My Head On Live TV To Fight The Fight Against Cancer!On the heels of my three year cancer-free anniversary my head was shaved on live television on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 9:45am.   Click on the photo above to watch the news segment. I’ve been bald before. I know from experience ...
Contest Below - But First, a story........In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!". In her post, Cari speaks about how she is always ensuring that her clients know what she is doing for them, no matter how small i...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 14
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Before The Smackdown, Stop For A Sec!Every now and then I think a blogger or commenter needs to stop and think about WHY they're typing what they're typing and IF they should actually click SUBMIT.I read a post this morning that rubbed me the wrong way.  Another post that sets...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 77
Yesterday I Joined a New ClubIt has been customary at ActiveRain when a member reaches a significant number of points, that said member writes some sort of milestone post.  It’s a bit like standing up at your retirement party and thanking everyone.  Or perhaps it’s like winning the Oscar or Emmy ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
Entering the hallway I noticed from the repair that a section of drywall had been replaced.The repair was obvious.  Not a bad job, but at the angle I hold my flashlight it was easy to see.Of course, when that happens, I need to look at it from the attic space.And what had been replaced was very e...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 35
This is not news! Google watches our every move. But I wasn't exactly expecting the first Happy Birthday of the day to come from my computer. I get it, I signed up for Gmail and Google Plus with my birthday as part of the registration, but still...kind of creepy. I found myself saying "thanks Goo...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 11
Most of my customers are buyers. I identify with their wants, needs, frustrations, and frugality.  I know what it is like to dream, to plan, to save, and to eventually to buy the special place to call home. Some people have a lot of money and they sometimes treat price negation as a bit sport whi...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
Comments 3
If your on top of a mountain, or along a deserted shoreline. Then a courtyard likely is a waste of time or money. Simply look outside any window and be one with nature. However for many families, the landscape outside may not be appealing, nor private. Our favorite style is a courtyard home.These...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 125
Many of the people who are beginning a blogging career on ActiveRain are, at the same time, beginning a career as some type of real estate professional. And this challenge is all about giving our newbies a leg up in this rewarding, and sometimes scary, profession.So the challenge is simple.  If y...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 23
Growing up I was labeled "learning disabled," due to my 'un-normal' pace of reading and understanding math. My method of learning is more kinesthetic, so the typical sitting down in your chair, looking at a blackboard and writing down words or numbers was not cutting it for me.  I attended my ele...
By Hank Miller, Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Comments 19
"The income generated is your side dish - not the entree". So there it is, the bottom line for part-timers in this industry written by a part-timer in a publication which I thought was intended for full time professionals. Confused? I'm not. To her credit, the author at least admits to what every...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
Comments 1
Looking for an oceanfront family compound on a premier Canadian Southern Gulf Island? Here is the very best! Superlative 5+ acre point, with easy access oceanfront, private coves and bays, warm ocean swimming, dramatic & panoramic views, dock in protected bay, sunrises and sunsets...this truly is...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
Comments 1
So..right off...there are some profanities...for those who are offended..The video is "real" it is about luck..and overnight success..that it DOESN'T happen.That it takes hard work. Lots of hard work. So check it out, i like how he speaks to the younger generation about ENTITLEMENT.
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 26
Where is Your Online Time Spent?It has been a very busy year for the vast majority of us. Whether we are spending a lot of time working, having quality time with family/friends, or just unwinding in our favorite way, there is often precious little time left to spend on one of the things that brin...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 29
Selecting a closing gift for home buyers A popular topic of discussion for real estate agents is what to give to home buyers as a closing gift. Flowers and plants are frequently appropriate and some blanket flowers would add color for most home gardens. However, I really like gifts suggested rece...