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By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 66
When I think about it, my dogs are much kinder than I am. They hang out all day and when I am with them, they shine. They are always interested in what I'm doing and want nothing more than my attention. Like most people, I go out and about and interact everywhere. My dogs are home and have only e...

By Ben Kinney
(Home4Investment Inc.)
Comments 0
3104 44th Ave NE, Tacoma 98422 Great home in Brown's Point with great view of Commencement Bay and downtown Tacoma. Main floor has formal living with open kitchen and family room as well as dining, master bedroom and bath, 2 additional bedrooms and full bath plus laundry room. Large deck for ente...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 13
There's a First Time for EverythingBeing a Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate Agent since 2005, I  would have thought that I had encountered every possible twist on a listing appointment.  That was, until today when I had door to door listing appointments.Back in 2012, I sold a great four bedroom ca...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 5
As I often do on ActiveRain, I take a look each week or so at the referrals to see if there are any that are available in our area.Sure enough, there was one new one, just outside of our area, but I figured I'd look at it to see what it is. What is it?  Not a real referral!  It's put up by Estate...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 26
It is not just the words that can be upsetting; it is the tone, inflection, facial expressions and body language that are conveying the message too. All these together say it loud and clear. Great post by Grant Schneider. In interactions with other people have you ever heard someone described som...

By Gulf Coast Experts Realty Group, Serving the Alabama Gulf Coast
(Gulf Coast Experts Realty Group)
Comments 1
32614 Wildflower Trail, Spanish Fort AL 36527PRICE: $294,900Beautiful custom built, open concept home located in the Cambron subdivision of Spanish Fort with 3 bedrooms 3 full baths and a bonus room over the garage - great for an office, play room or movie room. Large, fenced-in back yard perfect...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Towne Lake 70's
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 22
It is already defintely Springtime in Texas. The flowers are out and the pollens as well. I hope in your area spring weather is around the corner as I know that many of you have had terrible weather with the Nor'easter that came in. This was definetly a very very mild winter for us I think if we ...

By Sarah, John Rummage, Love Being Realtors® in the Nashville TN Area!
(Benchmark Realty LLC, Nashville TN 615.516.5233)
Comments 3
I took my twelve year old grandson to get a haircut yesterday.  He is a talkative child, and my hairdresser wanted to hear about his school and teachers. She asked him about his favorite teachers and he named a couple. She then asked him about his least favorite teachers. He thought a minute, the...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
Your competition is not other people... We often hear the phrase, "my competition is killing me!"  "I am so much better than agent X, who was chosen for the listing I should have had!"   And so on, and so forth...  This quote by James Altucher perfectly describes who the competition really is:   ...

By Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS, "Your California Real Estate Broker" TM #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
Comments 2
Top 3 Brands I am Loyal to Because I Trust Them| Lauren Selinsky Over the years I have used many products for purchasing vehicles, appliances, food, clothing, department stores and of all the products I have used over the years I am quite faithful to some large companies for their genuine service...

By Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 10
  1. Fall in love with talking care of yourself. 2. Without rain nothing grows. Learn to embrace the storms of your life.  3. Nothing is ever status quo, we are either moving forward or moving backwards. Richard Witt  4. Make somebody happy today. Mind your own business.Ann Landers 5. It's okay t...

By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 42
Sepsis? What the Hell Is Sepsis?In the middle of December I caught a small cold, or so I thought.Oh well, it would pass in a few days.But it didn't.And then I developed a urinary tract infection. It was obvious becauseof the pain and odor.Oh well, I've had that before too. No worry. It too would ...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 0
Eagle Ridge High offers high tech facilities and award winning programs for its students. Teachers and students use smart boards and desktop computers to make learning fun and interactive. Students can also transfer anytime of the year and it welcomes every interested applicant from any part of t...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 24
Facebook Group: Nature Photographers Anita Clark has encouraged members of ActiveRain to write about their success on Facebook. I participate in a number of Facebook groups that provide a world wide network. If you are interested in nature photography, you may wish to join Nature Photographers, a...
 Photography is a passion of mine and you'll frequently see me with camera in hand when I'm out exploring western Oregon. I've developed an eye for composition and am gradually building a local reputation as an amateur photographer.Since photographs are taken to be seen and not just stored, I cre...

By Kim Gaston, Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987
(FRONT PORCH TEAM REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY STYLING - Brokerage, Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC)
Comments 34
Sellers, to find out the best staging tip for 2016, we’ll assume you and your REALTOR® have reviewed the obvious must do’s: 1. FIX all deferred maintenance. No buyer wants to adopt your problems. And when you're a buyer, you won't want theirs either.2. CLEAN like you hired a professional cleaning...

By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 133
ACTIVERAIN IS WATCHING YOU!. . . .  YES, YOU!. . . . IF YOU THINK YOU CAN JUST COPY AND PASTE CONTENT THAT YOU DIDN'T WRITE TO YOUR ACTIVERAIN BLOG, THINK AGAIN. . . . YOU CAN'T HIDE! IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN.  The incidence of ActiveRain posts that contain plagiarized content is still a problem.  Ei...

By John Lapotaire, CIEC, IAQ Solutions
(Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS)
Comments 7
In a perfect world you could trust everyone, but it's not a perfect world. Like every industry, the mold business has its share of scammers and con men seeking to profit from your lack of knowledge about mold. Here are the top 8 mold scams and tips on how to avoid them. Mold Scam # 1: Mold Inspec...

(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 8
Central Park Fall 2015 Lately we have been having great Fall weather in New York city, many New Yorkers and visitors have taken this opportunity to enjoy a stroll in the park. The park foilage is in its full glory and it was a beautiful time in Central Park.  Copyright: Morgan Evans Douglas Ellim...

By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
Comments 30
iPad Shortcuts for Symbols This may be something all of you iPhone users already know but my iPad was my first Apple product.  Finding these little iPad shortcuts was a big plus for me.  I can't remember how I found out about the apostrophe (') shown here in the picture but it has saved me a lot ...