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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 71
Have you noticed the change in the ActiveRain Q&A section? Some ActiveRain members will be surprised to see the elimination of points for answering questions in the Q&A section. Personally, I welcome this change. Members may now earn points when their answers are "Liked". Q&A Points Scoring Event...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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I must admit, until I encountered Ron and Alexandra Seigel here on ActiveRain, I hadn't paid as much attention to branding as I should have been!  But, I've moved away a tad from that ignorance, and am currently a little more alert to any interesting branding which comes my way. Yesterday, was a ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-January 12 to January 18, 2020 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 Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Endre Barath, Jr., challenged us to recount the things we did or changed in the past year or two that worked for us. I'm not sure I could put all of the changes in a single blog, but let me share a few things that have changed for the better.One, I took a blow torch to my marketing over the past ...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Northwest.)
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  Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Northwest, Harstine Island, Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerYou can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have!Maya Angeloul   Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by...

By FELICIA MCDONALD, IRS Tax Specialist Serving Memphis, TN Metro Area
(McDonald Tax Consulting)
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Owe Back Taxes to the IRS? The Pros and Cons of Using a Tax Resolution Service Three of the most frightening words in the English language are Internal Revenue Service. Few government agencies can strike fear into the heart of citizens like the IRS, and the tax agency enjoys powers most parts of ...

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.)
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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)
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Open House Sunday2:30 -3:30January 19, 2020 Please join me at2911 Montebello TerraceBaltimore 21214MLS# MDBA415744Under $250,000   A spacious five-bedroom single-family home located on a one-way street.Walking distance to Morgan State University! There is a beautiful greenhouse room, lush landsca...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 12
I've been blogging for a few moon cycles and for many bloggers it can be a struggle to find ideas, so I'm going to give you an insider "secret" to blogging:YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY IDEAS!The challenge?  To realize it and recognize the ideas as they present themselves.The more attuned you are, the ea...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 22
It is gorgeous today in the Berkshires. The sun is out, the wind has receded, and the white is everywhere from the snow yesterday and this morning. If you look carefully at this picture you may see the footprints of my gang scurrying to the back of my yard. I shovel an area for them but they deci...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
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I admit defeat. I admit abject, miserable, wretched failure. A failure to practice what I preach. And ghastly consequences. Starting a business is always perilous. In my early Casual Uncluttering LLC days, I constantly juggled coinage, allocating every leaden penny as carefully as possible to tho...

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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I encourage you to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his inspiring legacy for helping make your own community a better place to live. Throughout his life he advocated nonviolent activism as one of the most influential forces for equality, human rights and peace.Share his message by volunteering yo...

By Inspiration With April
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WATCH YOUR TONGUE AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUTPROVERBS 21:23 NLT Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY It is our great concern to keep our souls from being entangled and disquieted.

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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I love everything written by Maya Angelou..... this one is great.....     Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Northwest, Harstine Island, Washington's preferred real estate Agent and Broker You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have! Maya Angeloul       Thank you for reading an...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 172
What changes did you make last year or the year before that worked? An Active Rain Contest to jump start your year! Every year we strive to become a better version of ourselves.  Usually in January we take stock and make promises how we will change our daily lives in our business and in our perso...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 20
 COMING SOON!You may recall last January in my post, Isn't it time to rebrand the term "Aging"?  I introduced you to my former client and now friend, Ramona Oliver, who pursues a passion for positive aging in all areas of her life and is writing a book that reflects that interest.Ramona asserts t...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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Do you Uber? If you do, you probably feel pretty safe getting into the car of a stranger. However, you might not be as safe as you think.Most people take for granted that Uber does background checks on its drivers, but there are actually a number of shady drivers who have recently been accused of...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
It is really cold here today: frigid actually. Later the snow is coming and even though I did my weekly shop on Tuesday, I am going out for milk and bread soon. I am not crazy (well maybe) but feeling the press of the ongoing weather reports all week and continuing today warning about the serious...

By Aaron Rice Helps, The Future of Immersive Storytelling...
(eXp Realty )
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Experience VR History January 20th 11a-4p at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum“I Am A Man” VR Experience is an interactive virtual reality experience set to the historic events of the African- American Civil Rights Movement. Users will witness the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Worker’s Strike and the events...

By Dionelle(Don) Davis, Don Davis Luxe Realty Group-DDLRG with EXP
(DDLRG Brokered By EXP)
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Resort style living! Cozy & intimate 1 bed/1 bath condo in the MUSEUM DISTRICT in downtown Houston near major employers & across from the Texas Medical Center (TMC). This condo is located in the Mosaic of Herman Park, a high-rise luxury condominium development. This particular unit is located on ...