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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
Comments 8
  Woodland Owners Conference in Menomonie this Saturday   This Saturday Woodland Owners from around NW Wisconsin will be gathering to learn a little more about how to manage their forested lands.   There will be foresters and other Natural Resource Professionals speaking and coaching folks on wha...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 35
 I'm not the world's biggest fan of labels.  It's a personal pet peeve.  Used improperly, labels instill bias, default to a stereotype, a complete judgement without facts in evidence.  It's the easy way out, not much (if any) thinking required.  I've seen it time and again. Take the phrase "part ...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(The Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 1
If You Are Ready to Start Your Real Estate Careerin 2019 the Right Way atThe Climer School of Real EstateYou will have to register for January becauseWE SOLD OUT FOR OUR LAST CLASS OF 2018!Free eBook"How To Get Your Florida Real Estate License" The Climer School of Real Estate is registering for ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 98
ActiveRain Practices: Deceased Members Some of the newer members of ActiveRain may not know that some of the blogger members have passed away. Many of the reblogs were written by deceased members. It would be nice if there were some kind of designation or note indicating that they are no longer a...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 30
 If you are in a marriage and own a home...make sure you have a will.  You need to see, understand and possibly change the previous will. Lately, I've had two situations that could have been prevented by a simple opposed to these words...''Don't worry honey, you'll be taken care of." Fo...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
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 This was not the post I was going to write...and may not have taken the time to write tonight.   Returning from a Packer Party clicking the remote to catch the weather....instead there was a Christmas program with a gal singing...."Let there be Peace on Earth."      In my former family, it was ...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 11
What do you need for your business in 2019? Is it new tools – such as a camera, a new cell phone, or a new laptop? Is it new marketing materials – such as prospecting letters, postcards, yard signs, or business cards? Is it a new bio, new buyer and seller pages, or community pages for your websit...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 10
A beautiful post for all to read and to REMEMBER, HONOR, AND TEACH..... Today is NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY. This day is observed annually on the 3rd Saturday in December, National Wreaths Across America Day is a movement to cover all Veterans grave markers with a Christmas wreath. Remem...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 2
How to Get Rid of PMI on Your Mortgage   Nearly every home buyer initially hates the "P" word --- PMI, or private mortgage insurance.  Years and years of conditioning have taught generations upon generations of first-time buyers that PMI is something to be avoided at all costs, and even though I...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 44
Somethings are tough to understand and others just can't be explained. I went to the post office yesterday with a package I had carefully packaged. There was a line of people waiting but when it was my turn I was advised that it was cheaper to re-package the item and send it priority mail than si...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
Comments 0
I posted a YouTube Video on my Blog: "Uncollectable ? Why Now may be the time to File your offer"The You Tube video is located at: The focus of my practice in Severn, MD is to help taxpayers get in compliance wiht their IRS and state tax filings and to represent them ...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 7
Don't be afraid to put yourself in a timeout if you need one. I realize that timeouts are typically reserved for little ones who are transgressing, but sometimes, we "big ones" probably need one too. Today, I received an offer for a listing I currently have. The offer was good. I sent a copy to m...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 16
Fellow ActiveRainer, Kathy Streib, has challenged us to reveal our innermost secrets. Who are we, she wants to know? So here goes!Age: I'm older than the godsBest Trait: Outrageous creative ideas that pan out when they shouldn’t Biggest fear: That we aren’t leaving a better planet for our childre...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 48
I have been having a good week at my space at the Antigue Gallery where I work on Sundays. Today I sold sold my barrister book shelves, a special little limoge box and a old mechanical bank. My space is looking very different because many of my things are gone. That's a good thing. Here is my ite...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 55
One of our Active Rain friends Carol Williams  is sponsoring a challenge and she raised the question: What Inspires you?I have read numerous Philosophers  in my lifetime and their  various messages resonated with me. Having also spent time in the military and  specifically in the Infantry as an A...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 20
Each year in early December the color experts release the Pantone Color of the Year.Now that I know the new color for the year as announced by Pantone, living coral, shades of this color seems to be popping up all over.  Just never noticed the color until now but here it is in a painting by  mart...

By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
(Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker)
Comments 27
Like most of the East Coast, Lewisburg, WV got the first big snowfall. We had 15 to 18" of snow. I love to sit at the window and watch the snow fall. It is such a warm and peaceful feeling.   Zeke, my chocolate lab, and I were out taking our walk in the snow yesterday morning. The feeling of bein...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 6
On December 5, 2018, homebuilder Taylor Morrison published a very good report on Magazine.Realtor about the fallowing list of home design trends suggestions for 2019.1. Pastels and jewel tones,2. Monochromatic schemes,3. Florals,4. New finishing,Perhaps, there are more list of home design trends ...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
Comments 1
I’m unhappy that I didn’t post this review in August 2015, when I first stumbled on the book in a thrift shop. The review only went up on Amazon, grrrrr. Better late than never? It offers techniques for helping children with Sensory Processing Disorder stay organized. Someone in my family has Sen...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A
Comments 14
To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Sr. Thomas WatsonI wake up each and every day with a light and open heart for the opportunities that I have been provided.  I don't feel that I am gong to work even though I do work over seven days ...