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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 60
Gratitude - Friends in the Rain and BeyondEach year, during the month-of-gratitude, I salute the many members in the Rain who I have met, have been to my home, traveled from the east coast to the west coast together, simply met here and more. The connections made here over the years have become f...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 26
Grateful for Active Rain:  The Social Media Platform for savvy RealtorsMost of my regular followers and those who read my posts consistently know, that I have been on this platform since 2008. Initially, I started out just reading other blog posts.  I was observing, learning and most importantly ...

By Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska)
Comments 44
This is a story about how coffee changed my life and about the friends that I have made over a cup or two of coffee.So grab a cup of Joe (maybe two) and relax and take a gander.  I am not really sure when I started liking was not as a kid as I always thought it was too bitter.  Even a...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 38
d I Am Grateful For OOpsortunity I Am Grateful For OOpsortunity As a native Angeleno, I am well aware of bumpy roads.  I also know that the road of life is rarely straight and narrow.  At least I haven't found that to be true. I am certain I am not alone acknowledging that this road can have many...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 6
  How could I not possibly reblog this post from my friend Andrea? The article below was for the November Gratitude contest. So many people have connected through ActiveRain, bought and sold homes, referred others, and the professional and personal friendships have flourished over the years. Than...

By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
Comments 6
After 14 years with the same agency my broker decided to close up shop.  I was not happy but I have to admit I have become stagnent.   I interviewed at 2 places.  John L. Scott and where my broker set us up at.  The other agency was good and big.  Really really big.    1/8 of the agents in Idaho ...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 1
There are many good reasons why you should wait until spring before you renovate, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done even if the weather is cold. If you don’t want to wait, here are some helpful tips on how to renovate during the winter.Renovating a HomeRenovation is usually done during the h...

By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 25
It's time for me to ask a little favor of you.Every so often I do a technology survey form to get some feedback from those that read my blog posts (the last surveys were 2010 and 2014). By questioning you about what your standard technology usage is like, I can better tailor future blog posts to ...

By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
Comments 0
In September a friend of mine asked me to look at her land.  She had 2.83 acres of land behind her house.  Now I haven't listed land but I am (or at least was (I think there was a time limit on the certification)) in land.  I knew basically what needed to be done.  So on a beautiful Sunday I drov...

By Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005
(Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
Comments 1
Good morning!I woke this morning determined…Determined to take a few moments. Determined to invest some time in myself…To write. To put pen to paper. To put my thoughts down and post it for the world to see…To say whatever it is I have to say, even if I feel there is nothing to say…Because writin...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 17
Sacramento is experiencing an unusually warm autumn.  We had no rain in October, nor has there been any thus far in November.  While I worry somewhat that we may be headed back into drought, I have been enjoying the beautiful blue skies, and consistent daytime temperatures in the mid seventies.De...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 21
Like most grandparents, we are both completely enamored with our grandchildren. They make us smile and laugh, and have a knack for bringing joyous, proud, and sentimental tears to our eyes.  Being around a child awakens that childlike spirit in us. Come on, they beckon, it's time to play! Most yo...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 19
Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge  Week 3 - by Debe Maxwell, CRS  I Am Driving! How fast they grow up!  Before you know they are driving and you wonder where the time went!  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of my little miracle.  Today is just a little more special because my son ...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
Comments 9
Being happy (or not) is always a choice.As I was thinking about my third entry into the Gratitude Challenge being co-hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS and Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, I remembered the 100 Happy Days series I wrote on ActiveRain in 2016.  I went back and read a few of them and am ...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 4
Gratitude for Good Health This year was a tough one.  I made the most income I ever have, exceeded my professional profit goal of 10% improvement over last year, saw some amazing places, met some tremendous people, was able to make an impact on other's, and yet, it was a tough year.  Back in Marc...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 14
 It's Monday morning and another week closer to the holidays. I went to Handsome Hudson's first basketball game of the year and then went to visit Geno at his resting place to tell him about my week.Late yesterday I went with my daughter, son-in-law and their sweet King Charles " Bella" to walk t...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 14
This morning I wrote my 3rd gratitude post about cherishing my health. After publishing that, I had a colonoscopy. It was OK and I am very gratefully home and and clean. The prep hit me harder than it did in the past and I think that may have something to do with my age but happily, I am clean an...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 12
There is always something to take care of. Yesterday I had a procedure in the hospital and soon Chico and I will be going to the Vet for a swollen gum. I still have a hard time going to the Vet where I lost Billy but I have been there three times since. Today I am hoping this won't need to be a f...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 9
Gratitude Post #2 - Thankful for our Firefighters, First Responders & Other Emergency Personnel                    How can one say enough thanks for the firefighters, first responders and other emergency personnel this year…or in many years here in California?! No doubt many have seen the horrifi...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 16
When I was in high school, we were asked to write a paper as to which state we would like to live in!  After researching the possibilities,  I chose to write about California, and years later I was happy to continue my graduate studies at the University of Southern California.  I love living in C...