Last Week's Favorites on Active Rain: August 11th-17th

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This week, I somehow discovered a bunch of new to me bloggers, and a couple had two of their posts bookmarked for today - had to just pick one.  That was hard.  So you'll see some old favorites here, but also some new blog buddies.  So here goes:

Nina Hollander:  News We Can Use About Appraisals  This one has some great links that will come in handy the next time you get into it with an appraiser.

Phil Stevenson:  President Obama Signs Reverse Mortgage Reform Bill into Law  As the baby boomers age, this is going to be a product we area familiar with.

Hillary Sheperd:  BEING GREEN & RECYCLING FOR OLD TIMERS IN FLEETWOOD, NY !0552  For all of you green guys out there, here's an eye opener.

William Johnson:  Pocket Listings-The New Industry Scourge  If sellers only knew!  I can't think of any time that going "Private Exclusive" is a good idea.

Curtis Van Carter:  Napa Valley and Yountville Upcoming Events August 15, 2013  This is a great way to do a recurring local post.  They'll keep coming back!

Mitchell Hall:  NY Citywide Market Report First Half 2013  This is another great way to put together local information that gets readers' attention.

Bryan Robertson:  Why do good agents have bad websites    OK, Bryan!  You wrote this one for the sole purpose of embarrassing me!

Marte Cliff:  Confused by Apostrophes?  I could include one of Marte's posts every single week.  She knows more about grammar than Sister Mary Letitia!

Brian Sharkey:  How to Negotiate The Offer: 7 Clever Home Buying Negotiation Tactics  Written by a new-to-me blogger who's been around since 2007!

And Kerrie LaGuardia:  2013 Summer MeetUp Locations Announced!  Find one near you and be there or be square!  And you'd never want to be square, right?

So that's it for this week.  See you next Sunday, and enjoy your meetups!









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

Pat, Thanks for another weekly edition!  Bryan Robertson gives me more to think about each week, so glad to see one of his made your list.

Aug 18, 2013 09:14 AM #15
Jay & Michelle Lieberman
Keller Williams World Class - Agoura Hills, CA
Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos

Loved the bad agent website post.  My favorite this week.

Aug 18, 2013 09:55 AM #16
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Thanks for always keeping an eagle eye out for some great AR reads.

Aug 18, 2013 10:54 AM #17
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Pat...

Can it possibly be Sunday again already? Thanks once again for putting this list together for us.

Aug 18, 2013 10:58 AM #18
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your list. Have an outstanding week!

Aug 18, 2013 11:04 AM #19
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I read a few of these but I need to check a couple of the newbies.

Aug 18, 2013 11:41 AM #20
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Pat you selected some great posts.. Fortunately, last week I had the opportunity to read most of them!  What a great week.

Aug 18, 2013 12:21 PM #21
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Pat- good list and once again, there are quite a few I have missed and will read. 

Aug 18, 2013 12:23 PM #22
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Bryan is definitely a guy to check out. I endorse him and I must check out the others as well. :)

Aug 18, 2013 12:57 PM #23
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Another great list, as always. With all my traveling and helpipng my Mom with the move to CA i have had little time to post or to read and comment. Hope to get back in the swing of things later this week - great list.


Aug 18, 2013 01:02 PM #24
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Pat, These are all excellent posts, and some are on my list for reblogging. Thanks for sharing again!

Aug 18, 2013 01:20 PM #25
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Great selection this week also, Pat.

My favorite this week (from your favorites, of course) - 7 Clever Home Buying Negotiations.

Aug 18, 2013 04:03 PM #26
Nancy Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty/Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
California Real Estate Broker

Pat you had a good and useful post this week.  I look forward to this every week.  Thanks.

Aug 18, 2013 04:25 PM #27
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Another good list Patricia.  I know a lot of those bloggers, but haven't seen a few of them before.  Now I need to go check them out.  Thanks for sharing!

Aug 18, 2013 09:20 PM #28
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the post. There are a some posts that I missed reading.

Aug 18, 2013 10:02 PM #29
Brian Sharkey
SharkeyRE LLC - Port St Lucie, FL
SharkeyRE - #SouthFloridaBroker

Pat, Wow having your post featured is kinda like mine got featured too.  Thanks for supporting us, and sharing our post on your favorites. 


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Aug 18, 2013 11:15 PM #30
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Great round up of the best of AR, the top bloggers that hit the marquis week after week.

Aug 19, 2013 01:08 AM #31
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Patricia, another good list this week.  Always enjoyable, always informative.

Aug 19, 2013 01:31 AM #32
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

I'm full from our breakfast MeetUp and had a blast as usual.  Thanks for including this and helping to get the word out.  It's so crazy to think we've been doing these for so long now and what fun it is to deepen the relationships each time.

Aug 19, 2013 03:18 AM #33
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Patricia, great reads, thanks for spending the time putting the list together.

Aug 21, 2013 01:13 AM #34
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