contest: Reminder Post for the Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge - 11/17/18 08:41 PM
There have been so many wonderful posts written about the things we are thankful for. The variety has been enlightening and there have been some common elements too, like our homes, families, ActiveRain, fur babies and friends.

Keep writing even if you have reached your 10 entries for the contest. Though you will only get bonus points for 10, you will be blessed and bless others by sharing about more of your joys and gratitudes. After all, this is a wonderful time to be thankful and share.
One more thing, remember for you to get your bonus points you must add the links to … (16 comments)

contest: A New Look for Now - 10/27/18 08:28 AM
New Profile Photo
We have been challenged to update our profile photo on ActiveRain with a reminder that we need to stay current and recognizable to our customers and clients.
I remember the glamor shot days of real estate agents when they used heavily edited professional photos that made them look like movie stars though not necessarily of A or B quality films. Some of the agents in my area used feather boas around their heads or necks to give them a special look. They succeeded in getting the attention they desired. Thankfully, those days have passed.
My old profile photo is about 3 years old. … (16 comments)

contest: Farming Methods of the 21st Century - 06/29/18 10:48 AM
Farming (Being Top of Mind) in 2018
I've been around a long time in the real estate business and can remember quite vividly the days of walking and door knocking and flooding the neighborhoods with mailouts and door hangers. This method worked back before technology was the thing and it set me in a prime spot to be the agent to call when any seller was ready to sell. Now security and people's busy schedules have changed things.
I no longer feel safe walking neighborhoods or knocking on doors (not many will answer their doors).  I don't like invading the privacy of homeowners. I don't like … (41 comments)

contest: Meet REALTOR® Amanda Davidson- Alexandria VA - 03/29/18 06:49 PM
Get to Know Amanda
When Amanda S. Davidson joined ActiveRain, I immediately noticed her posts. She had vitality and a drive to be highly successful but to do business the right way. She wrote about her area and her market. She shared about life with her mom and dad and her grandparents that lived with her parents.
With this reaching out challenge sponsored by Kathy Streib, I wanted to reach out to Amanda. We had tried to get together face to face the last couple of years when I was in the DC area. It didn't work out but this year the stars are lining up.
She is warm and … (21 comments)

contest: Thinking Like an Olympian - 02/27/18 04:36 PM
 Reaching Championship Status
To be a champion you have to think like one. Once you think like one, you have to act like one and do the things that bring you to championship level. That is what being a professional in the real estate business means to me. It is not a hit and miss attitude; it is a commitment and a mission. I will not do it any other way. I am proud of the years I have served and as long as I engage in this industry, I will deliver the best I can.
The winter market hasn't changed much from what was … (15 comments)

contest: Wishes Come True for Sellers and Buyers - 02/27/18 08:04 AM
It was many years ago when baby sister was needing to sell her home as she and her new husband had bought a new home and were ready to move. The home she was selling had been her starter home and  I had helped her buy it years before early in her first marriage. Her children grew up there and now they were college age and moving on.

I love working with family because I want them to be treated in the best way possible and to put all my knowledge and expertise to work in their best interests. It seems to always work out well.

My … (19 comments)

contest: Blessings Continue from Helping a Disabled Veteran Build a Home - 02/22/18 08:39 PM
In thinking back over my decades in the real estate, I fondly remember a precious young family moving to Clarksville to be near the Veterans Hospital and military base. The dad/husband was a Veteran and had suffered a spinal cord injury during service that rendered him a paraplegic. He would never walk again and had heart problems and numerous other medical conditions that resulted from the trauma of the injury.

The family's goal was to live in a small town and have as normal a life as they could. The 3 children were beautiful, well mannered, smart and included a set of  twins. … (8 comments)

contest: ActiveRain's Guiding Principles and World View - 01/06/18 11:40 AM
The Guiding Principles and Philosophy of ActiveRain
Years ago the staff at ActiveRain defined what ActiveRain's philosophy and purpose was all about. They reached deep into other languages to find the perfect word, a German word, to sum up their hopes and views of the community. Weltanschauung is now the membership's view and the principles that prevail as to why this network was founded as it continues to thrive and support the real estate industry. Have you read this world view lately?
These are stellar principles. They do work and for the most part are followed by all. When these are followed, the membership grows and the common goal of … (9 comments)

contest: Making 2018 the Best Year Yet- An ActiveRain Challenge - 12/30/17 08:55 PM
Dreams, Visions, Goals, Planning Challenge

We are now entering into 2018 and many are wondering where did 2017 go? Before we get deep into the new year let's take a look at where we are going.
There is so much opportunity ahead of each of us and it is up to each of us to reach out and get it. Whether it be in our personal lives, health, spirituality, business,  personal or professional development or with family and friends, it takes a goal and making an investment to reap the best returns.

Defining the goal is not the hard part. Laying out the plan … (132 comments)

contest: Throwback Thursdays- Memories of Christmases Past - 12/27/17 09:21 PM
Christmas Memories of my Childhood
There are so many vivid memories and moments of Christmas and Christmas traditions that have shaped and formed how I wanted to instil the traditions of Christmas in my children. My mom made each holiday special and though there were many of us living on a very limited income, she did certain things that were special, very special.
There were many little things that made Christmas special. Christmas, of course, was centered around Jesus birth. Mom worked for the church and we went to services, plays and learned the Christmas story. The rest she added to teach us about giving and gracefully receiving.
Christmas … (13 comments)

contest: Client Appreciation- Saying Thank You is the Biggest Part - 11/30/17 06:10 PM
How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

The buyers and sellers I work with become my clients. That is the way I choose to run my business. The agent/client relationship allows me to advocate, advise, give my skill and care, loyalty and trust to them. 
As we journey down the path of selling or buying a home, there are many opportunities for me to tell my clients how much I appreciate them. These happy times along the way are also great times to ask for referral business. 
The closing is anti-climatic as compared to all the work that was done before getting there. … (42 comments)

contest: 12 Days of Thanks Giving 2017- ActiveRain Challenge - 11/10/17 07:55 PM
2017 Thanks Giving Posts
With just a few days to go before Thanksgiving Day, it's time to bring back our Thanks Giving posts. For sharing what is a blessing to you, there will be some bonus points from ActiveRain to say thank you.
This time of year means different things to different people but I think we can all agree that we are a truly blessed nation and people. Taking time to think about our blessings and to share what they mean to us makes them bigger and more special. 
All we have to do is look around and we will be blessed. Even after several days of rain, … (227 comments)

contest: Time Management is about Getting Focused - 10/31/17 07:43 PM
Where does the Time go?
When you love what you are doing, time seems to pass very quickly. I have been loving my career in real estate for 37 years and it has been very good to me. I had to learn to master my days or my days would be mastering me.
There have been times I have wished for more hours in the day. Jokingly I have said with just 2 more hours each day, I could do everything I want or need to do. Since that hasn't happened, I have figured out how to focus and get control of my … (13 comments)

contest: Enter Stones Manor-Clarksville TN, Enter Luxury - 10/31/17 06:06 PM
Stones Manor Clarksville, TN 
I have been promoting this neighborhood for several years now. Part of my job was to take photos for the website and write copy to intrigue buyers. I helped build their website.
The neighborhood has become very hot and homes are selling fast, very fast. Buyers are constantly driving through to see if there is a home for them. More new construction and new homes are coming soon and the prospective buyers are watching and waiting. There is one custom home, under construction and one new home.
This entrance photo is used on the website and most of my posts … (7 comments)

contest: Throwback Thursdays- Peeking Through the Trees - 10/19/17 05:30 PM
Throwback Thursdays - Skyscrapers

Fall is here and the leaves are giving way to prepare us for winter. Three years ago we traveled to New York City between Thanksgiving and Christmas to enjoy the holiday season in the Big Apple. The trees in the city are few so when I saw some leaves still hanging on I had to get a shot with the skyscrapers in the background.
It was windy and cold but a great trip. I love to walk the sidewalks in New York and spend lots of time looking up at the architecture that surrounds me. I remember my first trip … (17 comments)

contest: Work - Life Balance- The Continuing Saga - 05/31/17 09:07 AM
The Balancing Act
Jeff Dowler is hosting a challenge for us to share how we cope between work and living life to the fullest. Work Life Balance for a real estate agent is much different than for other professions. I have been working on it for years and have mastered some aspects and others I have not.

The challenge is I never seem to have enough time to just sit, rest and reflect.  Planning for creative thinking time is so important and it never seems to make it into my work plan. My husband calls doing nothing, reflection time "veg time" meaning you let the … (22 comments)

contest: Before and After Photos- Thinking Creatively - 05/30/17 07:36 PM
This month Dick Greenberg has issued a challenge for us to show our photo editing skills with Before and After Photos. I wish I took perfect photos from the very start but that is not the case. Occasionally I am able to capture a good shot meaning the content or perspective was what I was after but the color or exposure may be slightly off. That is when editing can bring the photo to its full potential.
I use several photo editing programs depending on my mood and level of enhancement. The one I am sharing with you in this post is Smart Photo … (28 comments)

contest: In the Beginning There Was Home, A Special Home - 03/24/17 06:51 PM
This post is in answer to the challenge from Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington about a special home in my past. I have had several homes and special memories are attached to each one. This one has the most vivid memories and firsts.
The first home I remember and one I lived in until I was 6 years old I call the Pink House and it was indeed pink. It looked right in place in Miami, Florida along with the other pastel colored houses on the street. 
What made the Pink House so special? This is where I remember preparing for the big storm of … (13 comments)

contest: The "We" in Weltanschauung - 01/21/17 09:46 AM
ActiveRain's Weltenschauung is for Us; It's What We Believe

When a member joins the ActiveRain community, that member agrees to follow the community guidelines and is in agreement with the Weltanschauung, the guiding principles and world view of the community.  If the member is not willing to play by the rules and these principles, then this is not the place for him.
To be honest most people don't read and understand these rules, guidelines or principles until much later in their membership journey. Lynn B. Friedman with her January Jumpstart Blogging Challenge has challenged us to write a post about what is meaningful about these principles and guidelines. 
The thing … (17 comments)

contest: Kaptivating Kitchen Kaught My Attention - 11/30/16 05:48 PM
Kitchens Are the Gathering Place in the Home
I love showing pretty homes. Every so often I show one that I fall in love with and so want my buyer to buy. This is one of those. Everything about the kitchen said this was home and please come in and make yourself comfortable. I liked how the great room had a pretty arch opening and it was just steps away where the cook could be part of the party.
My buyer made an offer and then got cold feet and didn't move forward. There was a hidden agenda. This was taken with my iPhone … (12 comments)

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