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By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 21
OK, I admit it, I love to mess with people. It's always in fun, but life is too serious. People need to laugh and I like bringing that laughter to them. I had my annual Dr.'s check up this past week. When I needed to call for my appointment, I looked up the office online. When I found the page, i...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 39
Recently someone asked, what motivates you?  And our answer (Ron's and mine) is nothing.  We are more likely to wait for inspiration to strike us.  We referred to that as "inspired action."  We also call it "muse mail!" Why, because inspiration comes from our very soul.  It is a high and a manife...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 33
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-June 16 to June 22, 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 never ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
A fool and his money are soon parted! “The simple but hard to follow rule is this: Only borrow money to buy things that go up in value.” Seth Godin NAILS it with this post – The tyranny of small debts, compounded We seem to be in a world in which “making money” trumps morals and values. The desir...

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 46
"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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 22
This afternoon I started reading an online article about the Women's World Cup (soccer aka football).  As a guy who used to bounce around between the goalposts, I still take an interest in the sport. The article was rather long, and I'm okay with long if the topic is appealing and  the author kee...

By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 1
River Edge Real Estate Update:New River Edge home for sale listing proudly offered by your Bergen County REALTOR© Jeana Cowie c# 201-982-2200Move in condition River Edge home for sale!3 bedrooms, 2 newer full baths$449,900View the virtual tour:  Call...

By Anthony Pinto, Specializing in apartment building acquisition.
(Pinto Capital Investments)
Comments 4
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  ― Eleanor Roosevelt I was sitting in the Engineering Control Center (Maneuvering) underwater onboard my submarine the USS Albany (SSN-753) when one of my...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 41
  Pondering Before During And After     Pondering Before During And After  Everything has a life cycle.  People.  Things around us.  An important(or for that matter an un important) project. An event.   A real estate transaction, of course.  We can find many examples.  Some are obviously/intentio...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 0
This is a true story. A couple of years a customer of mine who I will call "Charlie" had to return to his home town to bury one of his siblings. Both of Charlie's parents had passed during the previous ten years or so. It was up to Charlie and his siblings to bury the first of their brood. There ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 2
3920.That's the number of blog posts credited to our account by ActiveRain.With a number that big I could probably quit blogging today and not have it impact my business for months, perhaps even longer.The roll of the dice with quitting would be whether or not enough of those 3920 posts were topi...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 1
 “Turning your passion into your job is easier than finding a job that matches your passion.” —Seth Godin #MotivationMonday   

By Erick Blackwelder, Selling affordable homes south of Washington DC.
(EXIT Realty Associates )
Comments 1
I am helping a couple find a house anywhere between Alexandria and Dumfries, Virginia.  They want to be within one mile of the Potomac river, near a boat launch or a marina because he is retired, and he whiles away his days sailing. They want a house priced $650,000 - $1,150,000, with a reasonabl...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 1
The electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, is a substitute for the common cigar like little cigar, swisher sweets little cigars , black and mild cigars or any kind of tobacco. It is used mostly by those who want to stop smoking, or continue to do so but in a more economical and safe way. These dev...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
When you’re a believer, quitting or selling out is not an option. Vision is clear, Purpose is resolute, and mission accomplishment is a foregone conclusion. This is not for the faint of heart. Entrepreneurs (REALTORS) know this all too well. I’m not sure that we “became” Entrepreneurs . . . We we...

By Sonya Loose, Selling Waterfront in Gladwin & Midland County
(Modern Realty)
Comments 0
Check out this home on Wixom Lake!60' on Wixom Lake! Enjoy boating, jet skiing, a day at the sand bar & so much more on 2,000 acre all sports Wixom Lake. This home has been in the same family since it was built, but it is now time for new owners to enjoy!! The paved driveway leads you to the hous...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 3
Can you believe what you see in a video? Most people say ‘yes,’ but the truth is, you no longer can. We all know that photos can be altered, but videos? Thanks to artificial intelligence, these, too, are being altered at a very quick rate.These videos, known as “deepfakes,” are out there, and the...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 23
I was busy preparing yesterday until I was picked up to go to the airport. I took a few more shots of my yard in case the bunnies get it all before I return, or my neighbors forget to water. There are no guarantees on anything, so I thought I would share a couple of photos with you. Have a nice e...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 24
  Being able to communicate effectively in this wonderful busy world of real estate is essential. Are there ever problems? But of course. When I first meet a new client, whether buyer or seller, an agent or even my friends...I tell them how I operate.   If you send me a text, an email or leave me...

By Stephen Marshal, Stephen Marshall is a Director of Be Basic CEO
(Be Basic CEO)
Comments 0
It is an eating contest, and we know that those who love to eat all the time, they would not mind being a part of this contest. It is interesting to know that such contests attract a lot of attention of the masses and you are bound to be the center of attraction if you can eat in a good quantity,...