activerain: Monday Motivation: 5/18/2020 - Action Plan - 05/17/20 08:04 AM
Good Monday to you,
Today I'm going to update my Action Plan that I have on paper.  I'm excited about it because this is going to be my roadmap to give me direction on where I want to go from here.
Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Monday.
 "Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results."
 
~ Dennis Wholey
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activerain: This Tuesday's Zoom Call - 05/15/20 06:43 AM
For our call this week, go HERE.  We're going to have the pleasure of having Kathy Streib, home stager extraordinaire with us.
She's going to tell of some of the best ways to get homes sold faster.  What price ranges are best.  Colors to use and where to use decor and more.  Hey, that rhymes!  But, I digress.
 
Our format is going to be simple.  All of those on the call will talk with each other for about 15 minutes max, then Kathy will go into her presentation for about 30 minutes and that will leave her about 15 minutes for Q & … (16 comments)

activerain: May ActiveRain Challenge: Call #2 - 05/14/20 11:11 AM
For this week's past call, we were blessed to have Marte Cliff and her wisdom about what to do for your bio and how she can help you.
 
To see some of her excellent creativeness on doing someone's bio, go see Debe Maxwel's. 
 
We had many on the call, including: Debe Maxwell, CRS  (of course, it's her call!), Elyse Berman, PA , Brian England , Kathy Streib and Lottie Kendall to name 5 of the many.
 
Marte Cliff went over many things including to make sure that you change and update your profile to be current (I'm guilty of that myself as many of you are!).  How, when you do your profile that you … (14 comments)

activerain: Virtual Reality is the New Real Estate? - 05/13/20 05:46 AM
With the trials and tribulations that are going on today and with Social Distancing in place, technology has taken over with more and more people being forced to "stay at home" and states that are slowly reopening.  What's happening to real estate?  
The "New Norm" has changed people’s perception of the what's happening and has been bringing about an entire new climate for real estate today.  
Virtual reality real estate, which can be somewhat characterized as a computer-simulated environment when someone is looking at a home is really taking hold right now. Since it's first introduction, it has helped out real estate agent's immensley during this time. 
Virtual … (33 comments)

activerain: COVID-19 Mother's Day - Ways to celebrate - 05/10/20 07:37 AM
During these trying times, coming up with ideas to celebrate with a loved one, especially one that is not with you during this time is difficult.  What to do?  Now, I know that this post is a bit late and I hope that some of you had the forsight to do some of these things in advance, but if you didn't, I'm going to tell you what you can do now.
These are some of the things that you can do when you're at home with your loved one.
Brealfast in Bed: Always a winner and one that puts a smile on my wife's … (2 comments)

activerain: Happy Mother's Day - a History - 05/10/20 06:50 AM
Mother's Day was created to be a celebration honoring the mother of the family (that could be somebody's wife, Mother or sister who is a mother).  
Anna Jarvis never was married and never had children of her own.  How did she become the founder of such a profound day?
Her own mother Mrs. Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis, in her childhood was the inspiration for Anna Jarvis.  Her mother was an avid activist and social worker.  This started her desire to honor not only her mother, but all mothers.
Anna, always being the loving daughter that she was,  honored her mother on her own when her … (8 comments)

activerain: Current mortgages during COVID-19 - 05/09/20 11:38 AM
Your typical good news and bad news story.  The current mortgage rates have hit the lowest that they have been since the early 1970's.  1971 to be exact.  That's the good news.  Usually, there's always some bad news that follows the good.  The bad news is that many buyers and refinancer's are finding it more difficult to get this rate on a loan.
Daily, there are more and more Americans that are getting let go or furloughed from their jobs, which means that they don't have an income at the current time.  Most (if not all) lenders don't want to make a … (4 comments)

activerain: Singing In The Rain, ActiveRain - 05/02/20 01:37 PM
I am so very be glad to be back and part of this wonderful community.  I really don't know why I ever left.  Actually, I do.  I had my head in the sand for awhile and thought that things would go away and have a way with getting right.
That ever really happens though.  I often have taught my kids that if you don't look at issues straight on and you treat it like an ostrich with your head buried in the sand, then someone is going to come up behind you and take advantage of you from behind.  Remember, by not making … (18 comments)

activerain: May ActiveRain Challenge for Zoom Meetings - 04/28/20 01:23 PM
I’m sponsoring a contest this month to get as many people involved as possible that are in the Active Rain community to join Debe Maxwell’s weekly Zoom meeting.  I myself just started back with AR and attended my first meeting within days.  I’m really glad that I did.  
Each week there’s going to be different speakers on things that you want to know about or should know about.
When there’s not a speaker, there will be a general session about what’s going on in specific areas that everybody’s located in.
1500 points will be awarded to you for following some simple guidelines:
-       You must attend 3 … (89 comments)

activerain: Rent To Own To Help Buyers - 04/28/20 10:20 AM
This is for the contest that’s for April on helping others.  I was asked to come back to Active Rain by Margaret Rome herself.  Thank you Margaret for getting me back and speaking with me.
 
Being that we are in unprecedented times and with what’s been going on, it is great to see that so many members of the Active Rain community have adapted.  It seems to me though, that many who were going to be able to buy a house and have saved up to do so, now find themselves in an unfortunate situation of not having work.  When they were ready to get their … (5 comments)

activerain: Printing on the go with Cloud Printing - 10/05/11 01:27 AM
On July 5, 2009 I was involved in a freak auto accident where I was dragged by my own SUV down a hill, ripped about through a metal fence and then run over and crushed by the same vehicle.
I spent a long time in the hospital fighting for my life and being put back together. 
Because I was in the hospital for so long and going through over 10 operations to stay alive, I still worked on my business when I was able.  She and the kids were there during the day, my partner and friend at night.
 
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activerain: Thursday Motivation: 5/7/2020: Focus - 08/30/11 12:40 AM
Good Thursday to you,
Focus seems to be the word lately.  Some say F.O.C.U.S. which means Follow One Course Until Successful.  
Focus on your business. Focus on your family and yourself, the rest will come.
Focus.
Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Thursday
    
 
 
 
"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.  The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."            ~ Alexander Graham Bell    … (4 comments)

activerain: Friday Motivation: 5/8/2020: Due Diligence - 08/01/11 01:03 AM
Good Friday to you,
 
I found out yesterday how important due diligence  can be and how, no matter how much pressure is put on you, you have to stick to your guns on how you operate your business.
The one time that I succumbed to some pressure and didn't follow my normal routine for business, cost me $19,000.  Ouch!  Expensive lesson learned.
 
 
 
 
Here is the inspiration for the day. Have a great Friday.
                "A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."        … (4 comments)

activerain: Is 150,000 points a milestone? - 06/08/11 12:59 AM
I'm not sure if reaching 150,000 points on Active Rain is a milestone or not, however, with this post, that's where I am at.
I find being on Active Rain beneficial and tends to lend additional credibility to what you do.  I have also been able to "meet" some great people that are on this site.
I have been using it to keep my name and company "out there" so that when someone looks me up, they are able to find me.
I am proud to have made this achievement and I look forward to many more milestones along the way.
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activerain: Destroyed, Burnt, Mutilated Cash - Get It Back! - 11/09/10 01:24 AM
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
U.S. Department of the Treasury
http://activerain.com/action/blogs_admin/write 
Have you ever torn a $1 dollar bill or higher and then hoped for the best that someone would take that taped up, mutilated bill and cash it for you?  Well, you’re not alone.
Each and every year the Bureau of Engraving and Printing handles for the U.S. Treasury handles more than 30,000 claims of partially destroyed or badly damaged money free of charge.  That’s right, I said F-R-E-E.

What are the most common causes of money that gets mutilated?
The most common causes are fire, water, chemicals, explosives; animal, … (1 comments)

activerain: Unclaimed Funds: Where Are They? Part 14 - 11/01/10 02:36 AM
I will give you a description of each site and the link to use so that you can find out if you are owed any money that you may not know about.
A year ago, I found $770.00 that belonged to me from an insurance overpayment of premium from 10 years ago!  While this money was not life changing, better for me to have it than the state.  

I did a search and found $1,100 for one of my brothers for money that went back over 10 years and 3 states.
Check to see if you have any.  Make … (2 comments)

activerain: Unclaimed Funds: Where Are They? Part 13 - 10/29/10 12:04 AM
I will give you a description of each site and the link to use so that you can find out if you are owed any money that you may not know about.
A year ago, I found $770.00 that belonged to me from an insurance overpayment of premium from 10 years ago!  While this money was not life changing, better for me to have it than the state.  


France Unclaimed Money
http://www.afb.fr/Web/internet/interMain.nsf?OpenDatabase
 
This site is to help you locate money that may belong to you if you have ever lived in France.  This site is in all … (6 comments)

activerain: Unclaimed Funds: Where Are They? Part 12 - 10/26/10 11:42 PM
I will give you a description of each site and the link to use so that you can find out if you are owed any money that you may not know about.
A year ago, I found $770.00 that belonged to me from an insurance overpayment of premium from 10 years ago!  While this money was not life changing, better for me to have it than the state.  

 
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
http://www.ncua.gov/resources/assetmgmtcenter/unclaimed.aspx
 
When a credit union with federal insurance is liquidated, NCUA's Asset Management and Assistance Center (AMAC) is responsible for paying the share accounts … (2 comments)

activerain: Unclaimed Funds: Where Are They? Part 11 - 10/26/10 12:08 AM
I will give you a description of each site and the link to use so that you can find out if you are owed any money that you may not know about.
A year ago, I found $770.00 that belonged to me from an insurance overpayment of premium from 10 years ago!  While this money was not life-changing, better for me to have it than the state.  
Australian Securities and Exchange Commission http://www.fido.asic.gov.au/fido/fido.nsf This organization will help you to find out if you've ever held money in the Australian Commenwealth Government.
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activerain: Unclaimed Funds: Where Are They? Part 10 - 10/25/10 12:51 AM
I will give you a description of each site and the link to use so that you can find out if you are owed any money that you may not know about.
A year ago, I found $770.00 that belonged to me from an insurance overpayment of premium from 10 years ago!  While this money was not life-changing, better for me to have it than the state.  
If you know of someone or someone's family who has lived outside of the United States and in this case, Canada - below is a link to check their Unclaimed Funds regarding banks. 
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