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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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One of the most difficult things about blogging (especially when you're first starting) is coming up with ideas for what to blog about.  The sources are all around you.  Vacations, consumer questions, other bloggers, a good picture you took.  Once you have an idea (or 100), you might want to run ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 42
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-March 22 to March 28, 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 neve...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  Today my daughter sent me this youtube video and suggested that I listen even though it is almost an hour.It was in the low sixties, perfect weather to take a walk in the neighborhood. I turned the sound on my phone and listened to Dr. David Price, a New York physician who is treating only COVI...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
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The Perks of Living in My Community ~ ActiveRain Challenge for March 2020 ~ I bet most, if not all, of us really like where we live and find it easy to talk about why that’s so, especially when asked by buyers. We know buyers are not just searching for the right house, but for the neighborhood th...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Comments 27
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 Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I can remember the overwhelming sadness I felt when I lost my parents and my best friend. Now I am feeling something new and it is something that I can not fully explain, but am experiencing deeply. I have never been afraid before, but I am now. I am afraid that life as we knew it may be gone for...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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 Monday afternoon, we were so delighted to finally make it to the beach.  On previous days, the winds kicked up to twenty miles per hour.   It was a perfect day for a long walk. Very few people were there.  Everyone said hello and smiled.   As we were strolling along, I noticed this man walking w...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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It's usually me, the REALTOR®  reassuring everyone during a transaction.    Here's an example of a buyer stepping up, reaching out to reassure both the seller and me.   Note from my buyer to me:Hi Margaret. Hope you’re staying in and safe. What a trip this has been! Wanted you to know I sent the ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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Am I Unusual?  (Yes, This Is Rhetorical)    Today, March 30, marks ten years since I joined ActiveRain.  At least I think so.  I have checked my join date in the past but I am a bit unsure how to search for that information again.  I guess I could ask a question in the Q&A section.  I digress.  S...

By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Good morning and hello there again from my home office in beautiful Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Hope this email finds you doing well this Wednesday and are safe and healthy  I have been in a self quarantined since Friday afternoon.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs: OPTIMISM: MEET LIFE'S CHALLENGES ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The Lead Did Not Follow UpIf you are “in sales” and you have an expectation of immediate gratification follow initial contact with a lead, I recommend you find a different career. But then . . . Here’s the crux of the problem . . . It’s arguable that ALL of us are “in sales” We are “selling ourse...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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I made a run to get some food yesterday, and went to Costco, didn't get everything I wanted but got some lovely Wild caught Cod, obviously there is too much just for me, so I thought how can I cook this all now and enjoy. So came up with the idea of a Mediterranean Fish Stew/Soup. The finished pr...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 18
Following Members of ActiveRain I have made it a habit to follow several new ActiveRain members each day for several years. It is an easy way to pay it forward and every now and then one of the members will follow my blog. You will earn a few points for following five members each day. Think of t...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 15
This post has been inspired by three of our friends in Active Rain.  First, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 commented on my post that it would be great to share my uses for Zoom in our businesses (and personal life, for that matter).  I thought that was a great idea and planned to do it.Toda...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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There is lots of stuff going through my head this morning. Being April Fool's Day I was thinking back to pranks my dad used to play on us as he was a big practical joker. The rubber fried egg for breakfast, camouflaged under bacon and tomatoes or mushrooms. Taught me never to be late to the break...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Here we are, I lose track of how many days we have been Sheltering in Place… so with that said it was time for me to make another Soup to fight the dreaded CV. Hence, I roasted a head of Cauliflower and there you have it, a Cream of Cauliflower Soup was in the making.Now those of you  who know me...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
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These are dark days, my friends. Goodwills and other non-profits across America are closed, leaving the cars, garages, sheds, basements, attics and closets of Professional Organizers and their clients in maddening condition. There is hope. We're all buying necessities online right now and having ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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What a month March has been. I started the month by traveling to Chile and then flying to Patagonia, where I cruised for three days. When I returned, I wasn't screened in this country at all despite the virus being well underway. Since then the world has become something I no longer recognize. I ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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 The Hidden Blessings in this CrisisThere are many reasons to be concerned with the Covid-19 crisis our country is going through, but there are a lot of reasons to have hope. While the talking heads in Washington are trying to work out the details for solutions, think on these things:         The...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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"Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another, and of strength to be derived by unity." -- Vince Lombardi 👭👬👊🤝🙌Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. 💼⏱💻 Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 t...