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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community


By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 18
I spent time in Reno visiting family today!  My daughter left her back door open, and Roxanne, one of her chickens walked in and made herself right at home!  Before quickly being ushered back outside, she made sure to avail herself of a few pecks at the plate of cookies on the table before us.I h...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
My Garden, with a capital G, is starting to show the work I put in. I have seen progress and was even able to sit on my deck for awhile yesterday and just be. I will try and show a few pictures but I am not hopeful given the many problems with getting pictures up here. I have been offered "work a...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 33
 We have both loved photography all of our lives.  We have stood in awe marveling at Anselm Adams work in museums and in Yosemite. We have enjoyed Weston's work and loved Yousef Karsh's portrait work and even had him autograph a book for us. We have sat at photo sessions with our clients for hour...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 11
In the words of Roger Mucci, " I got nothing." After taking several updated photos of Nerdin Gardens yesterday, I was excited to upload them at 6:30 am this morning and share them with all of you. It was not meant to be. After several attempts, I cleared all cookies, deleting all stored website d...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 22
Lots of us are finding problems uploading photos, especially the feature photos, among other glitches from time to time. While we understand these things are being worked on, it's nice to have some work-arounds to get you where you want to be. Stop by Bob's helpful post to share your thoughts the...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 13
What do kitty cats, horse races, getting enough sleep, missing a day of blogging and scams have to do with real estate? These were a few of the topics I have written about in the past couple weeks.  Professionals from around the country have commented and I have talked to other members about thes...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 20
While reading a recent Dick Greenberg’s blog, he challenged fellow bloggers in the ActiveRain community to present “before” and “after” pictures, while using the amazing array of photo editing tools available to photographers today.Dick was right to mention that digital shutterbugs today, working...

By Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 16
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Gig Harbor, Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerMy best friend is the one who brings out the best in me!Henry Ford To find out how much your Gig Harbor, Washington house is worth, click HERE!Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Prof...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 18
In the garden, in business and certainly in life there is no time for slacking. Time goes by and then another day, week or month passes and if you aren't on it....well then the opportunity may just be gone forever. I am really busy all the time with one thing or another and that I think is a real...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 26
Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate is more than just about homes for you, you also need to realize your pets also need to be happy and relaxed. Trudy snapped the orginal photo of these two guys yesterday and sent it to me. Lovely as it is, showing a pair of very relaxed cats I realized it needed a l...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
There are many ways you can promote you and your brand.ActiveRain is one of the best, if not the best, at that.Your blogs on ActiveRain speaks for you, speaks about you.SEO specialists want to prove their point.That's why you get calls like what Cara Marcelle Mancuso received:"Buyers Don't Care a...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Comments 5
Photo editing is definitely a skill-set I'm self taught in as it became necessary to improve the quality of my listing photos, before I could afford a professional photographer. I used to take all my own photos and was very careful to edit them prior to posting them, because my clients were going...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 34
May Challenge- Before and AfterBarbara Todaro likes to say...the eyes buy. And never is that truer than when it comes to home staging.  What staging does is to show the possibilities of a property and enhance the perceived value of a home.  Basically, what we do is make sure that your eyes like w...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 3
Liz and Bill Spear "Jot down ideas as you get them and SAVE them. A series of posts on a theme may keep you going for days."Right on target - and - re-blog! Jim Cheney recently asked in the Q&A section about when people prefer to blog.  The answers of course vary as blogging is a personal endeavo...

By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036
(Shahar Management)
Comments 6
When it comes to taking photos of my newly listed properties I am extremely particular.  I like to take my own photos unless I am using a professional photographer for the property, as we do with certain properties for various reasons.  I like my listings to look a certain way as they represent m...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 9
If asked how your buyer liked the property, you might can use this response. You never know how someone will react to a property. I know you’re seeking feedback from me, however,  I don't have much to tell you.  No, it’s not the room sizes.  No, it’s not the kitchen cabinets.  No, it’s not the pa...

By Inspiration With April
Comments 3

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 3
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. Benjamin Franklin 

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 18
Long ago after the AR made some sweeping changes, and we got likes and other stuff, something changed on AR in a big way. And I can’t figure why.By that time I had about 400 followers. Many of them were not already on AR, so, probably about 1/3 of this number were really followers. They would com...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 4
DO WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN REAL ESTATE IN THE FUTURE???I believe we do--on some level. If we open our minds and "free-associate" our thinking so that we narrow down the probabilities and possibilities we will very often find the seeds that bring the new reality into focus.That'...