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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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3 Ways to Send Your Contacts RunningAre You Chasing Away the Contacts on Your Email List?  Even the best-intentioned email marketing plan can go awry.  It's important to know what will and won't work. Otherwise, all your efforts will be in vain. Know When to Send - Releasing emails only when you ...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 1
     It's a great day in Tallahassee!  This afternoon, the Florida State University Seminoles broke their worst losing streak since the Bobby Bowden Era, by defeating Boston College 22-21.       The FSU Seminoles had a lot at stake going into this game.  They have played in 36 consecutive post-se...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 40
I was tempted to come out swinging!  The comments irritated me, and I don't generally irritate easily. To paraphrase:We're better than YOU.  All you (fill in the blank) are bad for our profession.  There's no way YOU can be professional unless you fit OUR definitions.  It's impossible unless YOU ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 25
As I reflect on my  life, there are so many reasons and people I am thankful for, that words cannot always describe  and do justice to it.Too often we are busy in our own world and we do not verbalize the many reasons we  should be thankful for, rather than just take them for granted. Or even wor...

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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WHAT DOES IT MATTERPHILLIPPIANS 1:18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,BARNES' NOTES Some views of his life and work will be presented, which...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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2018 Gratitude PostsWith a few weeks to go before Thanksgiving Day, it's time again to bring back our Gratitude posts. We are all blessed and now is the time to share it. When you share a blessing in this contest, you will be rewarded with bonus points from ActiveRain as a thank you. An attitude ...

By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
Comments 4
This is a Call to Action! Most of the early adopters of ActiveRain will remember Jim Cronin AKA 'The Real Estate Tomato.' He's been instrumental in helping many of us achieve amazing exposure & results with creating our own stand-alone WordPress websites. And now, he badly needs our help!This pas...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
Comments 10
Thankful for Life's Challenges.  Growth can be measured when stretched beyond the comfort zone. As problems present front and center, better to resolve than casting them aside to deal with later. We have all experienced disappointment, struggling some days for inspiration and strength to continue...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 5
I once heard a speaker say, "It's not death we have to fear; it's not living." What a powerful statement. I don't know how many times I've had someone say, "I could never do that," about something I was doing. I'm not talking about skydiving or hang-gliding. I'm talking about living. Life is full...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 37
I was thinking for the last couple of days how many things, mostly simple, tend to make me happy. On Thursday night it snowed heavily where I live and I was sooooooo happy to be home, warm, surrounded by my gang and content. Contentment is a magical thing and is often downplayed.I have already en...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 8
I am, like all of us in real estate, in constant moving-  talking on the phone, talking in person, posting, checking MLS, writing e-mails, showing properties - nonstop...Tonight I will read something special - your posts "Thankful for". This great topic opens real me, real you. Real us. Sentiment...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 16
I’m Always Thankful for my Relocation Clients A good chunk of my business involves buyers who are moving here, from other parts of California or around the country, for a host of reasons. It could be family, our glorious weather, a new job, health reasons, or other issues.The reason doesn't matte...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 58
It may be November but boy does it feel like January. The snow came in earnest last night and it still snowing. It's windy, cloudy and very very cold now. My garden guy never got to the leaves but I can't see them now anyway. My pups looked at me like are you crazy.....what's going on outside. It...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 15
 To most, this would just be a home office. To me, it is my Command Center and I love being right here at my desk.There is a wall of windows to watch the changing seasons and I can even wave to the mail carrier each day.  A one of a kind desk, vertical storage, plenty of cabinets, shelving, good ...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 14
Smoke from Northern California wildfires, especially the “Camp” fire, which pretty much destroyed the entire town of Paradise, has filled our part of the Sacramento Valley for several days now. The air has been deemed in the “Very Unhealthy” range, and we are advised to curtail outdoor activities...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 25
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 7
Thankful for My TeslaBack in the spring of 2016, I decided to bite the bullet and order a Tesla Model S automobile.  For those that know me, this is totally out of character for me as while I may be a little geeky, I’m also very frugal (cheap).  And, this was no inexpensive car.  It cost well ove...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate)
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 I am Very Thankful for My Good HealthThe gift of health is the greatest gift of all, one that I treasure most.  Without good health we are not able to enjoy life to the fullest.Today is my birthday and I received the beautiful flowers pictured here from my daughter Megan.  She knows that I love ...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 9
 With the fires in California so prevalent in the news, we have to be so thankful for those firefighters putting their lives at risk to save others, and their homes.    Last night in Denver we had two senior living locations go up in flames putting seniors out in the cold with no where to go.   O...

By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Century 21 Absolute Realty )
Comments 3
We entered the world of real estate before the wide spread use of the GPS. Taking out buyers to see a handful of houses required planning on my part to get the route in place so we would be on time for our appointments and to be familiar with the routes. I remember drawing maps on the back of eac...