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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 22
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-August 11 to August 17, 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 ne...

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 40
"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 ...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 19
If you've been blogging for any length of time, you've probably built up a horde... er, I mean a loyal group of followers (I like to think of them as subscribers)...They tend to drop in and out of InActive Brain on a regular basis.... some pop in daily, others rather randomly.  But whenever they ...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 0
We can only process so much data whether it is deliberate (seeking) or submitted (awareness) at one time keeping in mind how much can be retained? What is necessary? Do we allow ourselves to drift or be distracted or do we maintain a reachable and inviting alertness until an interest or prompting...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 28
It is still hot and humid in my neck of the woods and I am working at the antique gallery where I have a booth. It isn't air-conditioned, there is no bathroom, and I will be leaving next month. The owner has not been forthcoming about her plans and I continued to acquire things to sell because sh...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 3
I spent a couple of weeks in Paris last September. I had been there three times before, but this trip I spent all of my time in one location. I even toyed with the idea of buying a place there. As I walked around various parts of the city I would stop at real estate offices and look at photos 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.)
Comments 28
"The greatest wealth is health." Since I've been (mostly) missing in action for the last two weeks, thought it might be time for a little update on my "situation".   As many of you know, I've been suffering from some severe back pain this month.  Back pain isn't new to me. It's been a chronic pro...

By Allan Rolnick, Tax Debt Resolution serving the NYC Metro Area
(TriState Tax Resolution LLC)
Comments 0
Fifty years ago, a dairy farmer named Max Yasgur thought it would be a rockin' idea to rent his field to a bunch of kids who wanted to throw a concert. From August 15-17, 400,000 hippies, peaceniks, and plain old music fans converged on the scene. If you're a 60s fan, Woodstock represents the hig...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 4
It is really hot and humid here in the Berkshires. I don't cope well with this kind of weather. I am working in the antique gallery where I have a space. It has been really slow and I am about done in. I have three hours to go and if it were my shop, I would close and go home and take a cold show...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
There will be wonderful days in my future but not today. There will be lovely people who help me in ways big and small but not today. There will be cool and productive days in my garden, but not today. There will be days when I sell a lot of old treasures I have collected to people who value them...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 8
Members of my family gathered for lunch a couple days ago. I made a Creamy Italian Chicken with Tortellini Soup that turned out nice. There was also Grilled Ham and Cheese sandwiches, Cheddar Biscuits, and Apple Pie. A two hour nap soon followed!The recipe for the soup is below.Recipe: Creamy Ita...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 21
. This may well not be the most popular post we ever wrote...and that's OK. If you have gotten to know us at all..sometimes the purpose of our writing is to awaken thought...do a reality check...encourage "pondering"..(Thank you Michael Jacobs ) which may lead to some revelations. Revelations ar...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
I guess I will be spending as much time as possible home this weekend. The weather in my neck of the woods will be hot and very humid and I don't function in this heat. I have to work on Sunday but until then I will mostly be in and and relaxing in front of a television. Enjoy your day.

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
 Sold & Settled 650 Military Ave21208Baltimore CountyMLS MDBC 458828  We found the right buyers for this unique property.The smiles say it all.This house will be filled with love and happiness!       This home that I sold three years ago, to an exceptional friend, Arlene. We've known each over th...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 2
On Monday, I used a quote by Don Miguel Ruiz.  It was impressive, and many of you liked the quote, and Kathy Streib mentioned, she wanted to hear more about this author.  This one is for you Kathy and everyone else who enjoyed the quote.    Here is an excerpt of his first book called, The Four A...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 65
 This Is The Post...   This is the post that nearly didn't happen.  For a number of reasons.  I started.  Then paused.  Pondered.  Put it aside.  And now I am back...again...maybe I will complete the challenge by Jeff Dowler, CRS.  Maybe not.  We'll see.  No promises.     I have read quite a few ...

By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Comments 6
New Grand Baby This Week.This is not the clearest, best pic that you've ever seen... promise!  BUT it's still one that will remain dear to my heart. Meet Gracen Flint, about 3 hours old in this pic.  

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 15
I am reminded of a grain of sand that in and of itself doesn't stand-out or can even be seen (well) let alone desired but when put with its like kind becomes a sand-bar or a beachhead with a distinct purpose both below and above the surface. Collectively these grains serve a purpose and individua...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 21
 Recently heard this from someone whose conversations I always enjoy. We each wind up with a few gems after even a short chat. This was the latest one: 'In a weak market, a strong closer will sell more thana weak closer will sell in a strong market.'  This one rings true. You don't hear a success...

By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 36
  'Making your career extinct with bloopers? Welcome back to the Blooper Blog, friends! I'm a firm believer that we should laugh at ourselves now...because it's harder to laugh once they strap you into a strait jacket. These MLS goofs underscore the fact that real estate can sometimes drive agent...