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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 8
I lied the other day.I didn't mean to, but I misrepresented what I thought was a fact.As this community is prone to do periodically, someone asked "How do you get a featured post?".But I said I'd never gotten a phone call from a Featured post (and I've received a LOT of featured posts during my c...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 88
ActiveRain for 3 Million - The Trifecta: Learning, Localism & LaughterThe Journey to Becoming a 3-Million-Pointaire I remember my dear friend, Kathleen Daniels’s proclamation when she hit her 2-million point mark that she ‘missed her own party!’ Well, while working this morning, I noticed comment...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 18
 It was a cold, icy day in Baltimore with a showing scheduled for the afternoon. Perfect time to do an impromptu open house. Even though the weather was far from ideal, I went ahead and placed my open house sign in my car's back window.   I met a couple walking their small dog. Introduced myself,...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 10
When I was growing up, my parents always set the example, they were generous to a fault when it came to give  to the needy. My mother told me stories how my grandfather came home on a freezing cold winter night and my grandmother wanted to know what happened to his winter coat? He simply said the...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 41
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-February 10 to February 16, 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 ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 6
Reminder February is Heart Health Month    It is time to have a heart to heart talk.  Now is the best time to sell your home. Buyers are out looking.Get your home on the market before the Spring rush. Need to know what to do to get your home ready?Give me a call410-530-2400 Thinking of selling yo...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 20
It isn’t unusual that I hear from folks, hoping to use one of my photos.  It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I’m nearly always happy to oblige.   Often on the bottom of my photoblog posts, I will attach a little disclaimer that states, "I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond ...
Thailand is an example of a great deluxe suite market as well as can provide the excellent mix of weather condition with an unwinded speed of life for those that are seeking it. Locating rental properties available for sale in Thailand isn't the tough component though, guaranteeing you understand...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
When in your place of business doing your thing called “work”, interruptions of any kind are counter-productive, right? So . . . why do we allow them? My prescription for optimal personal and professional performance calls for 2-3 hours of FOCUS at a high level of INTENSITY during that time when ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 18
In the world of everyday is some kind of special day. Today is National Love Your Pet Day. I had to laugh because for all of us that love and support our pets everyday is love your pets day. The only reason I am even mentioning this is because any opportunity to encourage people to save, help and...
 You have likely driven past the signs on the road, or perhaps a billboard along the highway. There are real estate investors in your area offering real money for your house. They want to invest in the neighborhood. But you, you need the most money possible. You need to weigh your options to dete...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Comments 162
      It's February and Love is in the air!  This contest is all about a transaction that you loved to handle because it made you feel so good. This contest is not limited to Realtors...Home Stagers, Mortgage Professionals, Contractors; all AR members are encouraged to join in. Here are some prom...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 23
1.  Great ideas!     I have learned amazing things that have helped me in my business/relationships, tech stuff, etc.  Pushed me ahead into a larger game and got me thinking about so many important aspects of SEO, branding, marketing, etc. that I have been able to incorporate!2.  Super smart and ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
I have found that for me reflecting doesn't do me any good. I know folks that don't agree but I can't change the past and I am doing my best to move forward. Life is complicated and so am I. Today I have simple tasks to complete and I expect to get them done. That's all I can handle now. Have a g...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 11
 February is the month for Love! And along with love, Lisa Von Domek is hosting a fabulous contest February Contest, It's February And Love Is In The Air! I have so enjoyed reading so many of the 'love' posts!  I've got many 'love' stories about my clients as I've been selling homes for many year...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 0
 The above photo shows 1414 Albury Street in Key West as it appeared soon after being totally renovated in 2015. I wrote about the house in my blog and showed it several times.  Buyers liked the "newness" but felt the house had several drawbacks including the second floor bedroom which had no pri...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 14
Speechless Sundays: Yes it is confirmed the cats get better water then what they give me. Honest I will not drink my water, from now on, since it is obvious they give the cats FIJI water, not that plain stuff they give me. Don't worry Carmen it is a scam on our part, we want them to think your wa...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 14
Do you fancy yourself a spy and wondering how you can monitor someone else’s cell phone? You won’t get that information here, but there is some good info on cell phone monitoring if you keep reading:The Legalities of Tracking Cell PhonesGenerally, it is not legal to monitor a cell phone that does...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 11
Happy Presidents Day 2019!!! Today was Presidents Day, and for most workers in the U.S. a day off from work.  Presidents Day was not always known as Presidents Day, in fact up until 1968 there was no Presidents Day. Presidents Day was originally known as Washington's Birthday, and established in...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 29
I am not good with change period. I found a wonderful place to board my gang when I travel and my fur babies are always happy there and come home well and good. About five years ago the owner of the Camp, opened a salon where I took my gang to be groomed. There was some turnover but the last two ...