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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 72
My best advice to a newbie in any sales related business. It doesn't matter if you're selling real estate, cars, furniture, advertising or toys.....this advice applies, because we are always selling ourselves.....and I got it from a very reputable source. The advice:  Keep your mouth shut and lis...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
10 Easiest Home Upgrades to Increase House Value Whether planning to sell the house, have it rented out, or simply for personal satisfaction, a little renovation and upgrade is always necessary to help increase its market value. In order to boost a house’s value in the market, it is first importa...
By Mark Piscitelli & Theresa Ziebro
(Remax Trinity)
Comments 2
I wish every deal were easy.  I wish every client were as sweet as a lamb.But it's real life in real estate, so some of our clients are prickly, angry, demanding, questioning, and dissatisfied.Yesterday we were in the park and I snapped this image of my nature-loving son:  This morning, as i work...
By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
Comments 49
This has happened to me but when it does I cringe. A client should never, never, never have to ask about an update. "How is my loan doing?", "Will the tenants be moving out on time?" "Who pays for this?" - ouch-I demand of myself that I communicate completely, clearly, and before the customer can...
By Millie Gil, Florida Real Estate Agent, Buyer, Seller, Investor
(Bold Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Comments 1
Cascades St Lucie West 55 plus community features magnificent Cabernet floor plan with 3 bedrooms, two baths, plus den and lots of upgrades! Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplash overlooks breakfast nook area and spacious family room with built-in wall unit. Stainless ...
By David Gibson, Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, Manitou
(Colorado Home Sales LLC)
Comments 43
Have you thought through where your tech could fail you and what your back up plan would be? # 1 Internet router. Whether you use DSL or cable for your Internet connection this is the magic box that allows you to connect the Internet to your computer. These routers are now cheap enough that it ma...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 51
ActiveRain Practices: Q&A Section It appears that only a small percentage of the members of ActiveRain regularly participate in the Q&A section and the purpose of this blog is to encourage your participation. Members do appreciate your answers to their questions and they will readily respond when...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
So often, with decision-making, whether it is which house to buy, when to sell, what is the next life path, is this the right person to be with me, should I stay or should I go, WHAT should I choose, we just get stuck on the fence.From so many training courses they almost beat you over the head w...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 103
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 C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 6
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
We REALTORS like to coddle our clients! Yep! We pour our hearts and souls and seemingly limitless energy and time into being sure that our client gets EVERYTHING she wants while experiencing minimal angst and inconvenience. Buying or selling a house is a process with many moving parts and myriad ...
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 Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 63
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 Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 126
Welcome back - it's Blooper Time. I am all for having a martini or two, folks. Maybe even three if it’s at least 10:00 AM. (I have my standards, you know.) However, I do draw the line at drinking and typing. Read these real estate bloopers and tell me if you agree that there should be a breathaly...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
Put it simply - this roof finding is the result of not having a home inspection.And it wasn't hard to find.  But it was a bit shocking nonetheless.The sellers are two elderly women who bought this home during the "bubble."  Their agent advised them not to get a home inspection so their contract w...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 4
 Time to Fill Your Yard with Monsters, Spiders, and Snakes to Really Grab Buyers Attention…Here's an old entry from the spirited Haunted Open House Notebook that I dusted off recently and just like the old Halloween decorations tucked away in the attic or basement, if it scares up some buyers att...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
Maybe it's time to be The Little Engine That CouldLife ain't always easy, and many folks accept difficult and miserable conditions for long periods of time . . . unnecessarily!To some degree, this is personal surrender to the "destroyer" of quality of life when, in fact, the only thing keeping th...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 72
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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 49
Part of what I do as an Ambassador is to check out the newbie bloggers here on ActiveRain, looking for possibilities for a weekly post that I write each Sunday.  Some of the first posts are just terrific.  Others, not so much so - although not necessarily for the reasons you might think are bad. ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 15
  There is some staining/discoloration and/or mold or mold-like fungal growth present on the roof sheathing in the attic. This condition may be consistent with the effects of Night Sky Radiation. Night Sky Radiation is when the roof sheathing temperature falls below the ambient dew point temperat...