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By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 14
There are so many experiences that shape our lives. It really is to our advantage to pay attention to them. I recently read a little book, "The Go-Giver" by Bob Burg, and it reminded me of an experience I had in the late 1970s. Yes, I am that old. I would encourage you to read the book if you hav...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 30
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-May 12 to May 18, 2019 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or the other professions that I never kn...

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 46
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 o...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 31
 A caller yesterday asking about one of my listings. He was interested in renting.'Sorry Sir but that home is not for rent.' ' But the internet says it is.'  He sent me a link from Craig's list and it says $750 a month. I looked and there is a photo of my property, with my MLS verbiage and sure e...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 24
by Patricia Feager, 5/16/19 What I love about the ActiveRain’s Community is its unique culture and Social Media Brand Integrity platform that consistently attracts members to engage with others in the Real Estate Industry which results into the power of knowledge exclusive to business owners for ...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
Comments 0
Before I get back to tax related topics I wanted to provide one more blog on investing tips. On my first investing blog I encouraged you to invest a good percent of your tax refund to create wealth for you in the future rather than spending it all now. I gave you several statistics showed that mo...

By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Comments 4
Speechless Sunday - It's Mulberry Time in S E Oklahoma! My Favorite Fruit is Sweet and Ready! 

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 14
When one first arrives at Zion National Park, one sometimes finds they have a a little problem.  This problem reminds of dialogue from the old 1950s Gloria Swanson flick, "Sunset Boulevard."  Swanson playing the part of Norma Desmond had two lines, which described the dilemma at Zion.  (1) "All r...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 45
Yesterday was jam packed. I was up and out early and I filled my car and spent almost all the money I had with me. I went to the shop twice and when I came the second time to drop some of the things off, it was so busy I wound up helping my colleague and was not able to rearrange or place my thin...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 5
 Yesterday I held an impromptu open house on one of my favorite properties of all time. My friend, colleague, and terrific REALTOR® drove an hour from Silver Spring to support me and my open house. What a treat seeing Andrea and her beautiful girls touring this property and taking photos to share...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 37
  On Adaptability    On Adaptability  I assume we can each appreciate the importance of adaptability in our lives.  A quick look at the Internet shows us this definition from Oxford Dictionaries that adaptability is the quality of being able to adjust to new conditions.  Easier defined perhaps th...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 8
3738 Bixler Church RdWestminster 21158 MLS MDCR 188360 Open Saturday May 18th12- 1 Perfect private home for year round living or for a weekend retreat.  Sitting on 25 acres with your own 1/3 mile of paved road. Convenient to shops, airport and McDaniel College in Westminster.  Beautiful drive fro...

By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Comments 3
Blooming Where You're Planted is NOT Always Easy. Raymond Gary Lake  This past week found me working at one of my favorite spots on earth, Raymond Gary Lake.  The particular lake house we were inspecting had not had anyone in the gravel driveway in quite a while.   How did I know that?  Well, rig...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 6
There has been a bit of posting of late on distraction.There is a lot of distraction available as soon as you sit in front of a computer.  Every possible distraction to any goal you have in mind is bundled into that black box.Pain and pleasure all at your fingertips.  The sounds of Deep Purple or...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 35
  No Rhyme.  No Reason.  Just A Thought.      No Rhyme.  No Reason.  Just A Thought. Things happen. And then they don't.   No complaints from me.  Not this time.  Disappearing posts.  Photos/images there one minute and then gone the next.  Comments going AWOL.  Other things happening.  Oh, well. ...

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
(ExpressModular.com)
Comments 0
Custom homes are one-off creations. Home buyers, architects, and even traditional home builders have (incorrectly) thought that building homes using modular construction limited their design. That may have been the case 30 years ago. Today’s modern modular construction takes advantage of the inno...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 1
 Great post..  There are so many experiences that shape our lives. It really is to our advantage to pay attention to them. I recently read a little book, "The Go-Giver" by Bob Burg, and it reminded me of an experience I had in the late 1970s. Yes, I am that old. I would encourage you to read the ...

By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
Comments 0
Good morning and hello there again.  Hope this email finds you well and had a wonderful relaxing weekend.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs: ADD TO IT: Add a little perspective to a problem and it becomes a challenge.  Add a little understanding to a challenge and it becomes an opportunity. Add en...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME., Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
Comments 1
Learning is an important part of the business.  What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-May 12 to May 18, 2019   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Re...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 12
Perhaps it is wise to inform buyers not to discuss how they feel about the house while they are viewing the inside of the home with you. Let you do the talking. Give yes and no answers say this nice or we do or don't like this or that. Wait until they get in the car to discuss if they like the ho...