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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 30
 When you approach a door and you see people trying to exit, your first response it to open the door for them, at I do.     Went to dinner the other night at Outback to meet up with a friend, and approached the door, but was not fast enough. Out of the restaurant came two people, one walking, and...

By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 14
Thanksgiving is just around the corner - a time when many of us think about the things we are thankful for. Today, I'm thankful for the little things. Of course, we remember the big events and milestones in our lives or in our careers because they mark important changes.  Most of the time, we don...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 13
Wenatchee, Washington:"The Apple Capital of the World and the Power Belt of the Pacific Northwest."  Wenatchee has long been known as the Apple Capital of the World.  Yes, we grow lots of apples in the region. My personal favorite is the Honey Crisp variety.  We are also blessed with many other l...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 17
"When I was young I was scared of the dark.  Now when I see my electricity bill I'm scared of the light."  -UnknownUnlike the unknown author from the quote above, today I am thankful for my power bill.  It may seem odd to be thankful for a bill.  However, every time I receive my electricity usage...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 18
This is why home inspectors are not "required" to remove electric panel box covers.Because sometimes we can't!  It's nice when we can.  There is usually a lot to see!Can  you see the electric panel box?The yellow arrow is pointing toward it.About fifteen feet of stuff had to be removed to get to ...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 17
I am Thankful for my BuddyBuddy is my four-year-old Chocolate Lab who brings so much joy into my life. When I’m sick, he’s by my side, when I’m happy, he’s there with me, when I come home, he greets me with his wet kisses. All he asks in return is my love..ok..treats too.One of my friends posted ...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 7
Where would I be without this tool? I can’t even guess. I’m sure I wouldn’t be sitting in my warm basement, earning a living doing something I love.I write for real estate professionals. How would I have found the ones who need me without the Internet? How would anyone know I could help them prom...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270,
Comments 109
So I've been watching my ActiveRain point total inch up over the last month or so, as it neared the one million point mark. Yesterday I told my husband I almost reached a million points on ActiveRain, and he looked at me with a big question mark on his face. In explanation, I said, "It doesn't bu...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
Day 10, Debbie Reynolds Thanks Giving Challenge ActiveRain Ambassador Debbie Reynolds challenged blogger members to write about something, someone or a situation, big or small, for which we are thankful. I have now been retired for four years from the real estate business and am very thankful tha...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 19
"Find the things you're most passionate about then do them for the rest of your life."  Today I am thankful for my love of golf.  To me, golf isn't just a game.  It is a way of life.  Golf has enriched my life in so many ways.  I have made so many great friends through a shared enjoyment of the "...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 11
"One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time."Today I am thankful for the opportunity to get involved.  Yesterday, I posted how thankful I am for the game of golf in my life.  Later that morning, I was notified I have been elected to a 3-year term on the Three Lakes Public Golf Course Boa...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 1
In the complex world of real estate investment, there are often terms that beginning investors are not familiar with. Hard Money is an integral part of many commercial real estate projects and understanding how it fits into the overall financing of real estate is critical.Hard Money is a source o...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 1
How to Plan for Your Next Email Marketing CampaignEmail Marketing Strategies That Work for Real Estate All successful email marketing strategies begin with a plan.  Here is an eight-step plan designed to use from concept to sale.  Each step includes how to apply it to selling real estate property...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
Comments 89
It’s About Time for a Meetup those who are not familiar with Active Rain Meetups, they are an informal opportunity to get together with AR members and future members from your area of the country.Some are just a few people joining each other for...

By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA
(Barcode Properties)
Comments 16
From my home to yours:Happy National Cat Day! Meet Lili and Gray ( aka Angel, aka Rocky ~ since my kids each have different names for her). These two have very different personalities. Gray is very loving and playful furry baby. Lili is more like a queen of the house, she just tolerates us, peopl...

By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA
(Barcode Properties)
Comments 21
 This photo was taken at my recent yoga retreat. It fits the category of Real Life: People. Recently I traveled to Ubud, Bali. While I was traveling alone, I met there a group of incredible people of different ages, different occupations, different life styles... however, we all felt bonded by ou...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 52
Reblogs (Resharing a Post) Can Get Lots of Views Too.First you have to understand what a reblog is. It is republishing or sharing a post through the ActiveRain network that someone else wrote. They will get attribution and a byline for their post. You can write an introduction about your thoughts...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
 Updates: Warren Crossing Warren Township, NJ.  Ask about Tax Abatement for 15/30 years, Transferable. Updated Availability.  Open By Appointment Call Jane 908-313-7180 Warren Crossing is a new luxury condominium development brought to you by the award-winning home builders ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 44
It Takes Communication Skills To Be A Successful Real Estate Agent Communication is key to my success as a real estate agent.  I must be able to communicate with my clients in order to serve them.  Communication skills include listening and understanding as well. I ask a lot of questions, and dig...

By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 5
Maybe not always, but it sure is easy to do. Of course this is a metaphor for any number of things we judge by their appearance.But their appearance where?Most men are afflicted and helpless with the power of a pretty woman walking by.  I was thinking about this the other day when I saw a pretty ...