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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

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 38
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 Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
(PREA Realty)
Comments 27
A Painting of a Favorite PhotoOur friend Michelle is a talented artist who I commissioned to paint my husband's favorite photo.  I wanted both of our dogs in the painting, so Michelle painted our dog Otis into the scene and did it brilliantly.My husband loved the painting and said it was the best...
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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 115
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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 66
Ask an Ambassador - Should I Delete My Old Out of Date Posts?I must admit I have been tempted to do this.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 Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 66
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 C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 10
Wild Fires...Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find yourself. Imagine walking away from everyone you know and love, forsaking the comforts and warmth of hearth and home to make your bed on a narrow green 6 foot folding Army cot. An uncomfortable, uncompromising, miserable little bed nestled ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 143
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 Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
Comments 69
I had the pleasure of first meeting Ben back on a rooftop patio, 50 stories up, in downtown NYC at Inman Connect in 2007. It was one of the strangest places I've ever been. Everyone wore red-hooded snuggies and drank from these huge mugs. It was almost like some kind of secret society gathering. ...
By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Comments 4
  What's My Home's Worth Facebook Ads DownfallI don't know when and how...but one day I realized that my Facebook ads have declined considerably since a year ago when I could count an average of 5-10  legitimate leads per day for homeowners requesting a CMAFrom time to time, I had to turn them of...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 28
Over the last couple of months, we've all seen a lot of positive changes at ActiveRain. I recently discovered a new one that's been going on for a little while without fanfare, but is very helpful to us. One evening last week, as I logged in to Twitter for my nightly dose of laughs*, I was surpri...
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 Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 14
I recently read a post by Jon Zolsky about the topics. He brings up a great point about that I believe needs to be addressed.  Bob Stewart weighed in that some people don't tend to think about what goes where when picking a topic.  So I'd like to talk about the topics a bit and ask your opinion o...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 11
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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 45
     29 September 2007, I became a member of a relatively new real estate platform called ActiveRain. The point system was not as liberal as it is today and it took forever to one to inch their way up the point system. Napoleon Hill and several others talk about the value and virtue of perseveran...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 8
  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 Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 33
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 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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 3
Its a great question to ask and have answered and this new book from the PEARLS FOR THE SOUL series of books does just that. The journey from being a child, to teenage years and then into the world of a young male has been compromised and interfered with. Males make it... but men don'tTHIS IS A M...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 18
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...