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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 37
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-December 8 to December 14, 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...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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 I had to share this transaction I would have been remiss if I did not participate in Carol Williams  and Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS  Active Rain Challenge. As most of you know, the longer we  have been in Real Estate the more stories we can choose from. Sometimes that makes challenges like th...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 55
So you have a busy day, but you want to get a quick post written. My favorite way is what we call a photoblog.  This technique was taught to me by William Johnson. Simple and easy peasy.Just take a photo, any photo on your phone, we all have access to our smartphone, and there is always something...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
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Handsome Hudson made something special for Paw Paw this year. I bought a fresh wreath with pine cones for Christmas to place at his resting place and Hudson wanted to add an ornament to the wreath. It's hung now which I'm sure makes Paw Paw very happy.Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® wrote a post I read ...

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 179
"Truth is stranger than fiction."Here we are in December again.  Are you ready for another fun ActiveRain Challenge? What could be more challenging and fun than planning for, dealing with, and surviving the holiday season?  Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS and I thought what better subject to w...

By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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Who doesn't enjoy a beautiful Christmastime production of the Nutcracker Ballet? Our family's enjoyed this particular group's production of the Nutcracker Ballet at the Center for the  Performing Arts in downtown San Jose for several of the last 54 years. It is the longest running Nutcracker prod...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 To put a For- Sale sign up or not.  I used to ask what side of the driveway or sidewalk should we install the sign.  Unless it was a condo or HOA that did not allow signage, all listings got signs. How else did buyers find out about properties before the Internet?  For- sale signs are sometimes ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 36
 Is This A Good Neighborhood?  Is This A Good Neighborhood?  A bit of background:  when I was a child we received two newspapers daily.  In the morning.  Then again in the afternoon.  Different opinions and points of view.  Over time I learned about those differences.   I also remember "reading" ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  Please take a moment to welcome a new member Cindy Bernstein.  We spoke once, and I suggested joining ActiveRain and check out both Kathy Streib and Sharon Tara. Within a short time, Cindy wrote the following post.  'Hello to All!Margaret Rome invited me to join ActiveRain and WOW - what an act...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 34
There has been some discussion about the value of Active Rain lately, and not just on the form. I was in a state conference in September and a certification class prior to the conference. In both cases, the question came up, "Does anybody use Active Rain anymore?" About 99% of the class said, "No...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 41
  December Challenge! Submit Your Fun & Zany Stories! Are you ready to take a laugh break? OMG so far there have been some pretty crazy real estate industry stories submitted for the Holiday Challenge!  If you're in real estate - you've got crazy, fun or just down right over the top stories. I kn...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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The gremlins have been loose and they come in more than one variety.Here are some known issues and what to do when you run across the pesky bugs. 1.  When trying to write a blog post, the blog editor doesn't fully load.Basically, you get the top bar, but the editor field doesn't appear so you can...

By Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005
(Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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Good morning!It is Sunday morning December 15th. The clock reads 7:21 as I sit on my couch, touching the keys on my computer and relaxing peacefully…My girls are asleep in their rooms. They both had big days yesterday, so I don’t expect them to be emerging for at least a couple more hours… I love...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 20
Marley Bautista our Regional Marketing Director planned the best ever Coldwell Banker Holiday Party at The Oasis in the Starlight Terrace on the third floor. As the sun set across beautiful Lake Travis our favorite local band Suede played igniting the audience!Over $4,500 worth of toys were colle...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am unable to take pictures because I broke my camera in Egypt. It was the last day and it fell from the security screening device. I have it out for repair but I miss it. No snow pictures from my return. I need distractions waiting for Chico's surgery next Saturday. I will work today on complet...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 21
 MREEA held the fourth and last meeting of the year at the Howard County Association of Realtors®Columbia, MarylandWell attended with useful information, this is a dynamic group of real estate educators, including instructors, school owners, regulators, attorneys, lenders, home inspectors, title ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 49
 Clueless  Brand New Agent Writes Up Contract On Car Hood... Way, way back to 1987 when the brand new agent was let loose with her freshly minted license things didn't go as she had been taught in school that they should work. Oh no,  it was pretty much the opposite of that! Miss Anna (the lady i...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 42
 Some years ago, I took a listing that was very much "an indoor outhouse."   In addition to stray animals, they had stray people. It was a referral from a friend, and they needed my help! Stuff was piled high, and you could not walk through the rooms. Think about a hoarder. Dirty would have been ...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 13
  "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward,safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."Princess Diana   Central Market in Southlake, TX gave out coupons for Free Tulips without any expectations for store purchases. It made an impact on me becaus...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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CLASS DESCRIPTION:This introductory Feng Shui Weekend class is designed for students interested in learning in depth teachings about the Art and Science of Feng Shui. This two day class provides sufficient time to thoroughly explore the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual components of Fen...