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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Active Rain Meetups are Back!!I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting the news and I am delighted to share it.Last night we got the green light from our leader, and meetups will be coming soon.Now we need to decide when they will be. Some have suggested the first 2 weeks of December, some...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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It takes more than having a penis to make someone a man. Some women I know have bigger "balls" than this guy. What makes a man a "real man"?I'm not speaking of sexuality, I'm speaking about reality and truth when it comes to men.  Does being extremely tall, 6' 5" make someone a real man? How abou...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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This month Dan Stewart is hosting an ActiveRain contest titled "Contest: 5 Years of Thankfulness".  In his contest Dan challenges us to "Write a blog post about the 5 things you're most  thankful for that impact your business on a daily basis."  Like most members who have submitted an entry into ...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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At my house, getting a great Thanksgiving dinner on the table is a 3 day process.  There’s a day devoted to chopping things up that will be needed in the various recipes, and the making of the Cranberry Sauce.  Add to it, the baking of pies, and getting the table set and the house in order for my...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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My 5 Things of Thanks It has come down to the wire and I am finally writing about the things I am most thankful for in my business and day to day life. This is a contest sponsored by Happy Grasshopper and Dan Stewart. The hardest part was narrowing it down to 5 things so it took me all month of r...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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5 things I'm Thankful For That Impact Business Daily  The deadline for this contest is in a few hours. So here goes.On a daily basis these are the 5 things I am thankful for that impact my business. 1. My new office.2. My new desk.3. My new automatic shade. Love the privacy.4. My abundant storag...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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For the past three days, I've been walking around feeling really awful - possible some sort of food poisoning from the salad bar at one of our national chain health food stores.  Or it could just be a bug. And business doesn't stop for this stuff.  Neither do the holidays!Today I showed some real...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I live in a small town and like to shop locally. This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a day set aside to remind us to avoid the big box, department and large chain stores, and instead shop local and small and help support your neighbor. I don't need a reminder to do this, but as many do plea...
By Antonio & Alexia Cardenas, "The Realtors In Motion"
(Alameda County - San Leandro, CA.)
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Most lawsuits in real estate transactions, are the result of buyers feeling that the seller did not tell them all they knew about the house, before they bought it. Most home sellers have no idea how easy it is to land in court with their home buyer. A few steps outlined here can help, if followed...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Some wise words to ponder...   We have found this to be true!  How about You?     Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel- ABOUT:  Napa Consultants, International is the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry.  They work exclusively with professionals who are passionate about gain...
By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
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 How to Make Yourself Do What You Don’t Want To Do1. Rather than listening to the voice in your head that is screaming “I hate this; I don’t want to do this” think about why it is a GOOD thing to do.2. Instead of trying to pretend that you don’t feel this way, accept that you are feeling very bla...
By Valerie Tourangeau, Your Healthy Home Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty East Valley)
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Arizona Parks are offering free admission on Black Friday and that’s a Black Friday deal I can wrap my checkbook around.  REI, definitely, struck a cord with it’s OPTOUTSIDE  announcement sending millions of us  outside or spending time on activities other than shopping on Black Friday.  On the h...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 15 to November 21, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person! ...
By Dan Stewart
(Happy Grasshopper)
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 This month marks 5 years since we launched Happy Grasshopper, and 5 years since our very first blog post on ActiveRain - how time flies! =) We've been reflecting on how we got here, and just how grateful we are to the people who have helped us grow. Word-of-mouth has been the foundation of Happy...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
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We were showing a buyer our 2.3 acre flat lot in an exclusive neighborhood today (Chelshire Estates) and grandkids came up. Of course, i had to bring up my Aiden. Then his mom came up :). Here is a picture my daughter sent me that my granson loved. See if you do:)    
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Dan Stewart, of Happy Grasshopper, has asked us to write a blog post about the five things we're most thankful for that impact our business on a daily basis. This is part of an Active Rain contest, where one entry will be chosen at random to receive $1500.00 to that person's favorite charity. How...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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NVHomes atWincopia Farms  Luxury Single-Family Homes Starting from the Upper $720s Beautiful planned community with top ranked Howard County schools and easy access to I-95, Rt. 32, and Rt. 29 First floor living available. Up to 6 bedrooms and up to 6 baths Up to 7,000 sq. ft of living space 10-y...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Ghost lines on drywall - and how a thermal camera sees them.You've seen ghost lines, those shadowy lines on drywall.  You can see them in the walls and on the ceiling.What are they?They have been called ghost lines, drywall shadow lines, ghosting - but it doesn't matter what you call it.  Ghost l...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
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When I speak to people for the first time, they quickly figure that I am from Russia. People recognize the accent, or they simply ask.And they comment on great Russian culture, mention great people of Russia. Often times they would say that US should have extended the helping hand to Russia after...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
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My Broker Lied To Me... Now What?I wanted to bring up and discuss a disturbing practice which seems to be widespread in real estate, and even address the potential ethics issues associated with this. Quite frequently, I hear agents talk about unethical recruiting practices of their broker. You ha...