activerain: Want to do well on ActiveRain? Take your "shy" and throw it out the window!! - 03/11/13 09:38 AM
Want to do well on ActiveRain?  Take your "shy" and throw it out the window!!
I just wanted to reach out to some of our new members, and even existing members for that matter.
It seems I hear this question quite often:  "How do I get ActiveRain to work for me?"
My answer to that is:  You Don't.
That's right.
Nothing "works" for anyone in this business.  There is no magic bullet.  No magic button.  On ActiveRain, there is no "hidden secret" to success.
It's just like anything else:  You have to WORK!
What ActiveRain does do for you, however, is … (30 comments)

activerain: Ralph's Helpful Tips: Closing Dates - A Foolproof Way of Avoiding Drama - 08/10/12 12:51 AM
Ralph's Helpful Tips: Closing Dates - A Foolproof Way of Avoiding Drama
Many times during the course of a purchase transaction, issues may arise that may need additional time to address, resulting in a need to extend the closing date of the transaction.
In addition, the actual closing date per contract that results after the last date of the last signature on the contract may end up being a day on a weekend or holiday.
In both of these scenarios, the usual solution is an addendum to the contract extending the closing date to a more appropriate date.
Well, sometimes the … (25 comments)

activerain: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ActiveRain Member Jane Peters!! - 05/12/12 12:54 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ActiveRain Member Jane Peters!!
Everyone wish a Happy Berf-Day to Jane!
And here is my official B-Day song to you (but you have to imagine the accordion music in the background) :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
YOU LOOK LIKE A MONKEY
AND YOU SMELL LIKE ONE TOO!
WOOOOHOOO!!
Have a great day Jane!
All the Best,
 

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activerain: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ActiveRain Member Carla Muss-Jacobs!! - 04/18/12 11:57 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ActiveRain Member Carla Muss-Jacobs!!
Everyone wish a Happy Berf-Day to Carla!
And here is my official B-Day song to you (but you have to imagine the accordion music in the background) :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
YOU LOOK LIKE A MONKEY
AND YOU SMELL LIKE ONE TOO!
WOOOOHOOO!!
Have a great day Carla!
All the Best,
 

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activerain: Association of Energy and Environment Real Estate Professionals - You should consider joining - 02/04/12 02:12 AM
Association of Energy and Environment Real Estate Professionals - You should consider joining
AEEREP is a great organization which through it's EcoBroker designation helps empower those real estate professionals to become advocates of energy conservation and environmental awareness to inform your clients of home safety and energy efficiency in their homes.
I've been an EcoBroker for many years now and it certainly comes in handy.  I'm able to pass on vital information to my clients and all of them are very appreciative.  Especially when it comes to the subject of indoor air quality.
Click on the logo below to learn more:
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activerain: Ralph's Helpful Tips: Make sure you load your buyers up with business cards for open houses - 01/24/12 06:17 AM
Ralph's Helpful Tips:  Make sure you load your buyers up with business cards for open houses
One thing you can NEVER have too many of is business cards.  You really should be going through them like water.  Why?  Because each card that is floating around out there is just one more marketing piece that is reminding everyone around that YOU are the go-to person in real estate.
When working with buyers in the property viewing and discovery stage, don't skimp out on business cards and make sure you load your buyers up with at least 15-25 business cards.  And if they … (13 comments)

activerain: The Answer To This Week's Legal Scenario is Posted: Contract Addendums - Who Signs What And Why? - 01/22/12 11:53 AM
Ralph's Weekly Legal What-If Scenarios: Contract Addendums - Who Signs What And Why?
Each Monday, I'm going to post a "What If" Scenario that presents a legal issue in a real estate hypothetical situation.
Each Sunday, either the correct legal answer (or most likely legal resolution) to the situation will be posted.
This week's "What-If" Scenario was based on contract addendums.
If you'd like read this week's blog, click here:
http://activerain.com/blogsview/2726242/ralph-s-weekly-legal-what-if-scenarios-contract-addendums-who-signs-what-and-why-
Here is this week's scenario:
Jane is the listing agent, and is representing her seller, Adam, in an escrow.  Steve is the buyer's agent, and he is representing his buyer … (0 comments)

activerain: Then and now.......... - 01/20/12 03:59 AM
Then and now............







 
Yes, I do love it here on the 'Rain.  But just a reminder to get off your butts and socialize too!
We still work in a people-oriented business!  And make sure you and your children stay active off the computer as well.
All the best,
 

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activerain: I just made another micro loan on Kiva.org to a man in Kenya - Pay It Forward - 01/18/12 05:21 PM

I just made another micro loan on Kiva.org to a man in Kenya - Pay It Forward
Fadhili is a married man with nine school going children. He owns a house with electricity but no piped water. His greatest monthly expense is school fees for his children. Fadhili has operated a retail shop for the past year. In addition he owns a rental house. His potential clients are the local area residents. He faces a major challenge of seasonality. He dreams of owning another rental house. With the Kshs 100,000 he wants to purchase more stocks of rice, sugar and … (3 comments)

activerain: New Law Regarding HOA Documents (AB 771) may have saved us $1,500.00 and maybe my short sale transaction! - 01/14/12 03:04 AM
New Law Regarding HOA Documents (AB 771) may have saved us $1,500.00 and maybe my short sale transaction!
My law school studies are certainly keeping me on my toes.  Having to do legal research is something that I can almost do in my sleep!
I have a short sale that I've been hired to facilitate, and things have gone well.  I was able to get the short sale written approval in 34 days after the purchase agreement was signed between buyer and seller.
Things are/were going great.
Then the attempted hijacking happened.
This is for a very nice condominium that is … (9 comments)

activerain: A New Years Wish from Me to all of my ActiveRain Peeps.......... - 01/01/12 06:26 PM
A New Years Wish from Me to all of my ActiveRain Peeps..........
I wish you all the best, and hope that 2012 holds peace and prosperity for all of you.
I want to pass this on, and hope that you can use this to live the kind of life we were all meant to live:


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activerain: Want to advertise yourself to over 200,000 ActiveRain members for FREE? And have fun doing it? Here's how..... - 09/17/11 03:21 AM
Want to advertise yourself to over 200,000 ActiveRain members for FREE?  And have fun doing it?  Here's how.....
I have a weekly post entitiled "2 Truths and A Lie".
Our group has TONS of fun each week, as one of our ActiveRain members gets featured in our weekly game.
The featured member states 2 Truths and 1 Lie about themselves, and for the remainder of the week, all the other members need to guess which is the lie.
At the end of the week the featured member reveals their answer with some fun comments.
Some of the comments on these posts … (18 comments)

activerain: 2 Truths and A Lie - Congratulations to our August Winner: - 1,500 Bonus Points! - 09/13/11 01:49 PM
Congratulations to our Winner for August:
Larry & Sheila Nassau
They guessed 3 out of 4 weekly featured members correctly!
1,500 Bonus Points!!
This month's "Liar" posts were from featured members:Kwee HusetJane GrantJerry NewmanDonna Bosze
To join the group, click here:
That should be it for this blog series.  It's been a fun and interesting series for almost 2 years of learning some fun facts about your fellow ActiveRainers, but as with most things it's time to move on to more new and exciting things that ActiveRain has in store.
Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in the fun!
Below … (9 comments)

activerain: I took a good friend of mine out to lunch as a surprise this week - Pay It Forward - 08/14/11 04:42 PM
I took a good friend of mine out to lunch as a surprise this week - Pay It Forward
A good friend of mine works in an area that I had a seminar at this week.
So I decided to surprise him and show up unexpectedly and invite him out to lunch.
Of course, he was very busy at the time, but he was actually glad to get away for a while.
I love doing that kind of stuff.
 

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activerain: Two Truths and A Lie: Guess which one is the Lie?! This week's featured member - Jerry Newman - 08/12/11 11:23 AM
Welcome to Ralph's Weekly Feature: Two Truths and a Lie: Guess Which One Is The Lie?
Each week, I'm going to feature one Active Rain Member, with their photo, and what they are going to do is tell you 2 Truths about them and 1 Lie.
The object of the game is to guess which of the 3 bits of trivia about them is a lie.
Each new game will be posted on Friday, and then the answer will be revealed by the featured member a week later on the following Friday.
It's a great way to get to know your … (59 comments)

activerain: 2 Truths and A Lie - Congratulations to our July Winner: - 1,500 Bonus Points! - 08/11/11 04:34 AM
Congratulations to our Winner for July:
Dee Mayers
Dee guessed ALL FOUR weekly featured members correctly!
1,500 Bonus Points!!
This month's "Liar" posts were from featured members:Barbara HansleySusan GouldingGayle Rich-BoxmanStacey Smith
To join the group, click here:
http://activerain.com/groups/2truthsandaliegame
Each month if there is one member who has the most correct guesses, they will receive 1,500 bonus points.
If there is a tie, each member who ties will receive 1,000 bonus points each.
Once again, thank you Praful Thakkar for your assistance with the tabulation.
Check out our current post of "2 Truths and A Lie"!! If you haven't played yet, … (8 comments)

activerain: Pay It Forward - July Reporting Post - 08/01/11 04:36 AM
 
Pay It Forward - July Reporting Post
 
OK, Pay It Forward Angels, this is where you will write your SINGLE comment with the link to your Pay It Forward posts for July.
 
PLEASE NOTE: YOUR LINKS TO YOUR PAY IT FORWARD BLOG POSTS ARE DUE ON THE MONTHLY REPORTING POST NO LATER THAN THE 7TH OF THE FOLLOWING MONTH, 9PM PACIFIC TIME.
 
That means that the links (with hyperlinks) for July are due no later than August 7th, 9PM PT.
 
We have 5 Sundays falling in July, so you will need to post the links to … (46 comments)

activerain: Two Truths and A Lie: Guess which one is the Lie?! This week's featured member - Kwee Huset - 07/29/11 09:18 AM
 
Welcome to Ralph's Weekly Feature: Two Truths and a Lie: Guess Which One Is The Lie?
 
Each week, I'm going to feature one Active Rain Member, with their photo, and what they are going to do is tell you 2 Truths about them and 1 Lie.
 
The object of the game is to guess which of the 3 bits of trivia about them is a lie!
 
Each new game will be posted on Friday, and then the answer will be revealed by the featured member a week later on the following Friday.
 
It's a great way … (47 comments)

activerain: 2 Truths and A Lie - Congratulations to our June Winners: - 1,000 Bonus Points! - 07/14/11 04:05 AM
Congratulations to our Winners for June:
Bill GillhespyLiz WallaceSally Weatherly
1,000 Bonus Points Each!!
This month's "Liar" posts were from featured members:Vienna BelloSusan NealCindy WestfallKen Cash
To join the group, click here:
http://activerain.com/groups/2truthsandaliegame
The winners each had 4 out of 4 correct guesses this month!
Each month if there is one member who has the most correct guesses, they will receive 1,500 bonus points.
If there is a tie, each member who ties will receive 1,000 bonus points each.
Once again, thank you Praful Thakkar for your assistance with the tabulation.
Check out our current post of "2 Truths and … (10 comments)

activerain: I made another MicroLoan through Kiva.org to a group in Uganda - Pay It Forward - 07/13/11 08:56 AM

I made another $25 micro loan to a great little group in Uganda - Bulenga Twekembe Group A
For those of you who do not know, Kiva.org is an amazing site where you make a micro loan of $25 along with other people on the site to fund a startup loan to people in typically impoverished countries to help them start a small business, or expand an existing one.
I've made dozens of micro loans over the past few years, and they've all been repaid. I then lend out the money again and again!
40-year-old Flavia plies her food sales … (0 comments)

 
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