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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 48
 We've been here in the Rain actively participating for over 6 years.  And periodically we see people post "How do I cancel my account?".And in most cases the reason seems to be "Blogging doesn't work". And that's a true statement (at least for them).  Blogging DOESN'T work if: You aren't patient...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 29
Teenagers across the country are falling into drug dealing, theft, and prostitution in order to eat. This, according to a recent study, which found that poverty has been increasing throughout the U.S.Researchers at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. have taken a close look at the current Cen...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 8
Our Love of Country is Often Expressed in Words We had a significant week last week as the 45th President of the United States was sworn into office. Only time will tell how memorable and positive this will be for us. Among the groups invited to perform at the festivities was the Mormon Tabernacl...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
This was a saying my mom, Carole Provenzale, would repeat to me growing up when she saw me worrying about various life happenings: "Plant your seeds of today to harvest tomorrow."This mantra of a saying helped me as a teenager and still helps me as an adult. It reminds me to take a step back and ...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 13
***Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Tacoma Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerSometimes you will never know the true value of a momentuntil it becomes a memory!UnknownTo find out how much your Tacoma, Washington house is worth, click HERE! Paul S. Henderson, REAL...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
Comments 10
Today we entertained some friends after church.My wife collects snowmen.She has surpassed 500.Most at church had a had time grasping that.Well, after a tour of the house, they now believe.I think the biggest question that I heard about it wasn't how much time but WHY?It makes her happy, that is r...

By Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate, 26 years experience -Residential Real Estate Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner)
Comments 2
Respect - That's what ActiveRain Community Guidelines Are All About Respect the Real Estate Industry, fair housing laws, and the ActiveRain community. That is what the Community Guidelines are all about.For me, that includes keeping our blogs professional at all times and not degrading our indust...

By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 41
 OK, I'm not blogging as much, but I'm still here, and I'm still looking for some great posts to include in my Sunday Favorites.  And here is this week's list:Second Chance Saturday: Week 2 Carol Williams: Carol is now bringing us some oldies but goodies looking for a second life!Weltanschauung E...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 11
I have been a part of the Active Rain community for seven months.  I initially decided to 'check-it-out' since it was mentioned in passing in a class I was taking.  I plunged right in and posted my first blog immediately and was greeted with an extremely warm welcome from the Active Rain communit...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 3
(Sure wish I could turn this picture up right...Just can't seem to do it...) Good afternoon,Guess as we grow older, we have more time  to  spend with our grandchildren.   We are finding that to be true in our lives now.  When we were raising our family, we were both working and tied up with the e...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker.
Comments 7
Hand written notes are a way to build any relationship and Real Estate is a relationship business. So many of you know that I own a real estate coaching company that serves Realtors all over North America. One of the keys to our success has always been my forward thinking but also my willingness ...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~It was a quiet week for me on Facebook. Other than interaction in a couple of closed groups, I did not do much promoting or interacting on my biz page. While I do not recommend that as a normal week, sometimes there are more important tasks that require our attention. I...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 204
Get Out Your Crystal Ball:What is your prediction for 2017 Contest As we approach the new year, the talk revolves around two topics:A review of the previous year.And a forecast for the upcoming year.The experts from all industries share their expert opinion.And we are no less than any of these ex...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 26
I had a good response yesterday to the pictures I posted. Most folks were off, but Nick and Trudy were the best with two out of four. My first picture was taken just outside Vienna at the Schonnbrunn Palace (or Summer Palace as Debbie guessed). It has 1441 rooms and is incredible but the gardens ...

By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
I am thankful for the ability to stay calm and in peace. I choose not to let people or circumstances steal my inner joy. I rejoice that God has given me the power for peace that passes all understanding. There are situations in my life that require I lean into this understanding. If I am not in ...

By Yuliya Kachko, Broker Associate ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 0
Property Advertising: Exclusive AccessSotheby's International Realty Exclusive agreements with the world’s most influential media partners provide unique access for firms to place print and digital property ads that target qualified buyers for your home. That includes mainstream partners such as ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 46
Yesterday I posted more of my travel photos. My friend Endre suggested that I could do a photo trivia, not unlike the trivia questions that Wayne does daily. I'm not sure that I have enough material for a daily quiz but for today, see if you know where these photos were taken. 

By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
I have often said a real estate agent in the middle of a contentious transaction is like a conductor of a symphony trying to get all the pieces to work together. Whether in real estate or a heated discussion with politics, religion, or controversial topics at lunch or a dinner party or social med...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 15
I returned home from the Sacramento Women's March, a little while ago. HUGE crowd.  Capital Mall was completely filled from the capitol building to the Tower Bridge, about 10 blocks away!  Everyone was so friendly and kind!  It almost made up for the fact that I missed Woodstock in 1969.  The sli...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
Your personal and professional relationships can be some of the biggest stress inducers in your life. The boss who doesn’t give you credit, the son who doesn’t do his homework, the spouse who seems to care about completely different things. Dealing with people brings unique challenges that make i...