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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 24
Most people who have experienced a life threatening accident say that things seemed to happen in slow motion. Have you ever noticed that when you’re traveling in unfamiliar territory towards a new (to you) destination, it seems to take FOREVER to get there . . . And when returning home from said ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 49
10 Lessons Learned from Writing Localism PostsI write localism posts and enjoy doing so. There are some members that choose to not spend time on this and don't want calls unrelated to real estate. Today my phone rang  and the caller asked if I had all you can eat crab legs?I asked who he thought ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 42
Some like me made a business decision to market a Geographical area as a business model. Does that mean you will have instant gratification in obtaining listings? No. Why would you decide to market to an area if you might not achieve immediate results? Because you are in this for the long haul, y...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 42
Facebook MarketingFacebook marketing is a waste of time some say. Running Facebook Ads is just throwing your money away I have heard others exclaim. FB is a time hog without any direct benefits some others have proclaimed. Quite honestly, like all other forms of social media, it is exactly what w...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 8
An older house often means older insulation.This is a three-story, 1941 semi-detached, all brick, with a flat roof.  It is typical construction for this era and in this place.There are newer windows, but what appears to be original drywall.  Original drywall means original insulation.  What kind ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Is Everything in Balance and Do You Know When it's Not? Sometimes the idea for a post comes first. Other times my musings flow from the viewing of an interesting photo. It's pretty easy to tell that things are in balance, from the bottom to the top, in this rock sculpture at the beach in Cardiff ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 73
Time for Winter 2016 Active Rain Meetups!Finally, the news that many have been waiting for!2016 meetups have been scheduled. The first round will be from January 23- February 7th, we chose a large window of time so that it will fit into your tight schedules a little easier. What’s a Meetup?For th...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 17
Last Week, I found some really interesting and fun posts, as well as some new and new-to-me bloggers. And finding bloggers I'd not met before is perhaps the most fund part of pulling this together each Sunday morning.  So, the drum roll please:Oh, you mean it won't cost me extra for you to be my ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It is something that happens infrequently but always brings me joy. Last night, from no where in particular I smelled a scent I knew: it was my Mother's perfume and I was moved. I took out an old sweatshirt and while it wasn't at all connected: there it was. I was cold and perhaps my Mom, who has...
By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 10
    As a usual, I want to end the week on a positive post as I do have a lot to be grateful for. Tonight I, like umpteen millions, watched the Denver Bronco’s win the Super Bowl. I want to congratulate the stingy defense and the rest of the team for a well earned victory. Hopefully, Manning, the ...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 7
Caloosa For Sale:  13164 SILVER FOX LNPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Overview Maps Photos Market Stats $440,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,845 sqftLot: 5.03 acre(s)Year Built: 197 Location 13164 SILVER FOX LNPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418USA Mark Loewenberg KW ...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little Realtor That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
 Every now and then I read a good story that brings me down to my knees, say 5, 10, or 16 years old. NOAH SEIDENBERG is one of those AR bloggers that I find enjoyable because my roots come from Chicago and I enjoy stories about the past. "AskGeoffrey" is one of those special posts of his because ...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 6
 What does your Monday stand for? How about turning it all around and making it a Monday that will make a lifetime difference! M: NO MOUNTAIN TOO BIG!O:  NO OBSTACLE TOO GREAT!N:  NO NEGATIVE THOU HTS CAN OVERCOME!D:  NO OTHER DAY LIKE TODAY!A:  NO ADVERSARY WILL PREVAILY:  NO LOOKING BACK AT YES...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 2
It is never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot 
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 24
Facebook MarketingYou know what I really like about social media marketing? We all get to do as much or as little as we want! Sometimes we have time concerns, occasionally we have a bias for or against a platform, and perhaps there are even instances where we are just not tech savvy enough to fig...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 4
ActiveRain Winter 2016 Meet-up in Orlando FLWas Not Quite Impromptu ActiveRain meet-ups are the best. And it’s even better, in some ways, when you are out of your local area! I am in Orlando FL for the CRS Leadership Training (Feb. 6 – 7) and the 2016 CRS Sellabration (Feb. 8 – 9) and had the goo...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 2
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By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 3
 Murals on the Walls of Homes, Seem to be on the Rise. Many homes we view, could use a coat of paint on the walls and others have a special coat of paint.  Here is a home, where they transformed the plain wall into a walk through the streets of Italy. Have you seen any unique paintings or designs...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Ice Cream on Sale in Moose River MinnesotaI didn’t get my camera out in time to snap a pick of the guy carrying out a box full of ice cream cones at McDonalds, but it did get my attention.It caught my attention because my first thought was, only in Wisconsin, or Minnesota would people be buying i...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Most of us use a GPS every day.  We have them in our cars but that is not all.  We use them on our phones to know where we are now. We use them to order a car on Uber or we use them to find a restaurant nearby. We have become more productive and less stressed because we have used this very simple...