Recent Blog Posts

The amazing members of ActiveRain produce hundreds of blog posts every single day of the year.  There is a wonderful mix of all things real estate and beyond for your reading pleasure.

This board rolls all day long with the newest blog posts to our site. You’ll find some diamonds in the rough on this page, so check back often to peruse the blog roll and learn from our committed community of real estate professionals.

The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Jeffrey Richman, Creative Real Estate Specialist
(Immediate Home Solutions)
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Hi Everybody!This Tuesday we're going to have our regulary scheduled Zoom call at 2pm-3pm EST.Click HERE to get accessThis call is hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS and it is well attended by many of the movers and shakers of our industry.This week's call will be about learning about Animoto and how it...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Egyptian Star Cluster, Pentas lanceolata, Madder Family I posted this photograph in a number of Facebook groups this morning. Sadly, the pandemic has curtailed our regular visits to Longwood Gardens. Subhash Sharma  With their sixteen wonderful varieties, these red (pink) star-shaped flowers with...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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Where will we go to today? How about we start with this one, from the Top of the Pops show in 1969 Peter Sarstedt , Where do you go to my lovely  Sacha Distel is mentioned in the song above and he was one of my Mum's favourites, so it seems like a good segway, singing in French which women always...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🐈Tango Steals a Snack ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comI know that there are many cat lovers in the Rain, so now you can follow the adventures of Tango & Trey if you love pictures of cats!  I w...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Yesterday,Kathy Streib mentioned in her post,  that today July 11th, is National Pet Photo day.  Ron took this picture of Quincy focused on the hunt.   He had spotted a lizard and not doubt was planning his best strategy!  On that day, the lizard outsmarted Quincy and got away, before he made Qui...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Waukesha County 5 Bedroom Home Sales Market Report June 2020 Waukesha County 5 Bedroom Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX    Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County,WI for June 2020.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County 5 Bedroom Homes For Sale   M...

By John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, Master Mold Inspector & Chief Mold Assessor
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HOUSE Doctor (Mold Assessor)Think about a Mold Assessor as a Medical Physician. A Medical Doctor physical examination goal is to be able to determine is you are healthy or not. Do you need either treatment or you require specialized medical attention such as surgery among others from a specialize...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 I have a listing coming on next week, but we wanted exterior photos, since all the weeds were removed, and the yard was looking GOOD.    Unfortunately, my photographer had to cancel the night we really wanted the photos done, so he was there Thursday evening. Of course, there were clouds rumblin...

By Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
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Many sales professionals understand sales objections. These are reasons justified or not when buyers object to making a purchase. Sometimes these sales objections are really stall decisions which a sales professional can address.   Two examples of sales objections would be: The property is in a H...

By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
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 July 11th Puzzle - All American Pet Photo Day Enjoy your day! Directions:  Click on the link below.  Your puzzle will open in a new window. To locate a word, please hold down the left side of your mouse while dragging your cursor over the letters of that word.  Release your hold when all of the ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr.,
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
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Westcliffe, CO Weather for July 11, 2020Good Morning Westcliffe, CO50°Our Saturday morning starts with warm temperatures and a few scattered clouds to grace our morning sky.Today promises another day with abundant sunshine and a high temperature in the middle 80's.We can expect a north northwest ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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This Week...Testing Our Patience Our patience has truly been tested this year, hasn’t it?! This week with numbers increasing in many areas, many of us have hesitated going out. And, that’s just the temperatures!  As I write this it’s 97 degrees out with a “feel like” temp of 108!    Patience is t...

By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Psalm 7:1-2“O Lord my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me, or they will tear me like a lion, and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.” We know from yesterday that David became King.  But David had several events in his life before becoming King where he had...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Photo from Dale McDonald Collection December 1984 of fire at 1019 Duval Street.  The fire I am writing about is going on right now. Businesses are not burning nor are houses. The fire this time is the real estate market which got stifled after the world shut down in March in response to Covid 19....

By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
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Selling in Leisure World Maryland? Not All Agents Are Created Equal   In today’s fast-paced world where answers are just a Google search away, there are some who may question the benefits of hiring a real estate professional when selling a house. The reality is, the addition of more information c...

By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
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Trivia question answers for Friday July 10, 20201. Snails are members of the class "Gastropoda" which literally means what? Stomach foot2. What is an "Americano"? Expresso with hot water3. What is the eagle in the Great Seal of the United States holding in its right talon? An olive branch4. What ...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Here is the North Texas  Real Estate market update as of 7/11/2020.  New properties for sale 863Back on market listings 163 Price decrease listings 434Price Increase listings 86 Active kick out listings 23Active option contract 460Active contingent listings 108Pending listings 529Sold listings 63...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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  If you own a Condo in Fairfield at St. James, and are looking to sell it...We need your listing! Currently there is low inventory for available Condos in Fairfield At St. James and Realtors® Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila Agranoff, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker and Licensed RE Salesperson,...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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John Bell Hatcher was born in Cooperstown, Illinois to John and Margaret.  The family moved to Cooper, Iowa where he received his early education.  He worked in the coal mines to save for his education.  He attended Grinnell College in 1890, transferring to Yale University’s Sheffield Scientific ...