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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 26
We all know that this is a weird time but for most of us in the real estate industry working from home is not that unusual. I have a group of five friends where all the wives are best friends and all the husbands are best friends as well. We go camping together, vacation together, and our kids ba...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 28
Michael Jacobs gave me cause this weekend to revisit a post from 2011.  What I saw was a snapshot into a different version of ActiveRain than exists for me now.  Much more social, more conversation in the comment threads, and a post I'd written just for fun, not for business.My purpose for being ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 45
Pictured above is one my favorite roses called Angel Face.  It has lovely heady scent not too strong, just right as you pass by it.  This is the first and it is very pink, instead of light lavender it is supposed to be...we don't mind, I love it just the same. I love that it is one of the many as...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 39
 An April Contest by Patricia Feager The business of Real Estate and education does not end. A home is a beginning, a middle, or an end of a chapter. Regardless of what stage of life one is going through, all clients must be treated with respect. Whatever an agent’s personal needs are, being moti...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 55
   I am so proud of our industry for being so positive. We are moving forward virtually. Education and real estate do not stop. We adapt. There are so many ways REALTORS are helping each other, our clients, and the public. We are looking for ways to show the good, the kindness, the compassion, an...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 12
Knowing you would all want to know and extend your sympathy to Barbara Todaro  during this difficult time made more difficult and complicated by the present state of the world. Join us in this virtual hug and thoughts for Barbara and her family. ObituaryGladys (Atamian) Bogigian 97, of Franklin, ...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Comments 71
This is an entry into with the bonus video  "A 'Sneak Peek' Into Sedona Businesses " The Perks of Living in My Community – March 2020 ActiveRain Challenge BY JEFF DOWLER, CRS  What Makes the Red Rocks of Sedona so Special?Ship Rock from my backyard with a telephoto lens... "God made the Grand Can...

By John Henry, Florida Architect, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 8
"To look at the plan of a great City is to look at something like the cross-section of a fibrous tumor,"    Frank Lloyd Wright, 1945 Cramming things together may be efficient if you want to package sardines, but living in a high-density urban environment is showing to be definitely hazardous to y...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 1
Working from home is today’s “new normal”. It presents some challenges. However, there are solutions to every challenge.The Challenges No special place for a work-only environment No line between work and play No tools or software Too many distractions No accountability No exercise The Solutions ...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 17
I just read a LinkedIn post saying that it would be wrong for the news media to share any good news right now. The writer said that this is no different than 911 and other disasters – and that when people are suffering it’s insensitive and awful to share good news.I don’t agree. It would be insen...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 12
 Today, it was grocery day, both for us and Quincy! We certainly were super thankful when an older gentleman asked us:  "Is this the 60's line?, then he said you don't look it!"  Thank you we said, as we smiled.There were only 3 people ahead of us at Trader Joe's this morning!The shelves were ful...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 11
Don't you just love Beautiful Beckett's new desk? She and her mom painted it and now her lessons are studied on-line at home during our Shelter in Place mandate. She picked out the perfect spot by a front window with lots of natural light. I'd say this girl is in the groove of finishing out this ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 9
Please keep Barbara Todaro and her family in your prayers. And thank you Sally for this. Knowing you would all want to know and extend your sympathy to Barbara Todaro  during this difficult time made more difficult and complicated by the present state of the world. Join us in this virtual hug and...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Does anyone know when the quarantine will be lifted? Is Anybody Out there? What will we do between now and that moment of hearing the savory news that we are “ALL CLEAR” to leave our confines? Is it possible to make yourself useful? Well . . . We can get ready to get ready to re-launch our busine...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 4
Since I have had so much time on my hands lately, and there are only so many Netflix series to watch, I returned to Google search and sought to find a picture of a place that gave me might mares since I was a child. The above building is identified as The Monarch Crest Cafe & Curios located atop ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 22
These have been difficult times.  We we need to have empathy for others.  I have have had many contacts with business owners and employees in the last three weeks.  One thing is clear.Everyone has a different different situation.  I have been listening.  It is difficult to talk about accountabili...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 29
 Knee Jerk Reactions  This week, Greg Large replied to a question in the Q&A section mentioning knee jerk reactions in his answer.  The specifics don't matter because the "A" following the "Q" can easily be substituted.     It may be more noticeable during this current crisis but this issue can a...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Being a First Time Homebuyer in Bellmead Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just incre...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 24
Shelter In Place is very isolating but at this time especially this week it's necessary to stay home. Social Distancing is something learned and even Handsome Hudson and Beautiful Beckett have learned how important it is. I haven't seen these two rascals in many weeks now and it will be many more...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Being a Allen Texas First Time Homebuyer makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases a...