This Weeks Picks- My Favorites for July 29th to August 4th

Real Estate Agent with RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales

This was a Good week for great posts.

I always learn a lot from other Active Rainers. From TECHO tips to fun tidbits. These posts have stood out from the crowd this week. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.


JenniferJennifer- About Shoes- "If you are in the real estate business I am sure you have been given instruction by a listing agent to have your clients remove their shoes during a showing.  This sounds like a reason request but for some it is not easy".


ReginaRegina- Wow, what a tutorial on architectural styles and this is just Part 1. "American architectural styles reflect our vibrant cultures, vast geographic areas, and time-forgotten eras.  Discover the rich heritage of the most popular home types you may encounter in your real estate career.  Designs and colors were influenced by local building materials available, and adapted to regional landscapes.".........



Liz and BillLiz and Bill- Talk about Commenting etiquette- "Whether you're a new or old member of Active Rain, commenting on other bloggers' posts is one of the best ways to build a relationship in the Rain.  But wield the keyboard inappropriately and you risk destroying your relationship potential with the writer AND everyone else that reads your comment."



GlennGlenn- This was a feature but certainly needs to be repeated. Wait for the punch line!-"Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country."



JanisJanis- Shows us how to get your own photos onto Google+. "When sharing on Google Plus it is important to capture your audience. While the AR logo is lovely, when you share your post from AR to Google+ the AR logo (especially ever time you post) is not very compelling but it is the default for your post."



RichardRichard- Take a look at this inventive video on the Crofton market. Simple but effective. 





orsonOrson-  shows us an astounding number of backyard sheds that are works of art. "As we reach the height of summer gardening season, you may be craving a better space for your tools and pots than that cluttered corner in the garage. Or perhaps you are at that point where your existing shed is a mess that seems beyond hope. Whether you're sketching out plans or dreading cleaning up, I have plenty of beautiful examples that show off some great ideas to help you get moving."



AndreaAndrea-Great blogging tips along the way.  "I freely admit I can be a fly by the seat of my pants person. I have been one online, that's for sure. I read what experts post about how I should be blogging, about websites, about SEO, social media musts and my head spins! I admire those who actually can study these things and implement them 100%. They are not flying by the seat of their pants, for sure."



George SoutoGeorge, Has wriiten a series on Gift Funds. Great information for all agents and their Buyers and Sellers. "This is the third and final blog in this series on Gift Funds.  In the first blog I cover Who Is An Acceptable Donor To Provide Gift Funds For A Mortgage?  The second blog covered the Gift Letter Form & Gift Funds Documentation Required, and this third blog will be on.....What Is A Gift Of Equity, Documentation, & Acceptable Donors?


See you next week.

Please don’t forget to check out Pat Kennedy’s Weekly Favorites Post, Debbie Reynolds Saturday Subscriber Finds, and Kathy Streibs Weekly Series.


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Helen & Larry Prier

RE/MAX Gateway

Helen & Larry Prier- Brokers
360 708 4888 & 360 298 4567

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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Helen, Thanks for the mention!  And I think we caught most of your other mentions this week too.

Aug 05, 2013 12:28 AM #1
Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc. - Horsham, PA

Helen and Larry, thanks so much for the insclusion in

This Weeks Picks- My Favorites for July 29th to August 4th. It is my first time being recognized and mentioned and I'm really humbled that you'd pick mine.


All my Best,



Aug 05, 2013 01:28 AM #2
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Helen and Larry I appreciate the inclusion in your weekly pick.  The other postings certainly deserved the honor.

Thank you, and have a great week.


Aug 05, 2013 06:14 AM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Helen and Larry, thank you.  It has been a crazy day, but glad I finally have a chance to sit down and read your blog.  Thank you for including me with in with the excellent blogs above me.

Aug 05, 2013 10:46 AM #4
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Helen & Larry, oh my, thank you! Glad you liked it and I see I am in wonderful, wonderful company here.

Aug 05, 2013 11:49 AM #5
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Helen and Larry, thank you for including my article in your list.  The other blogs are great to read too.  We really have several gems here in AR.  Have a blessed week!

Aug 06, 2013 10:40 PM #6
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Helen and Larry - Thanks so much for the shout out!! Somehow I missed this during the week... those pesky clients are eating up my time lately... It's all good!! Thanks again!!

Aug 08, 2013 09:41 PM #7
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
Nice eye pleasing weekly series with easy to read format and good selections.
Aug 12, 2013 01:42 PM #8
Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales - Anacortes, WA
Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties

So happy to showcase good posts. Glad you like them and keep on blogging.

Aug 14, 2013 07:58 AM #9
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