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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 38
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain July 8 to July 14, 2018. 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 Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 34
"She can tell you all about it, she sees it in the stars . . . "What is WITH all the OVERREACTION lately? Clients, lenders, escrow officers and other agents, waving their arms wildly over things that in 5000 years no one but cockroaches and Cher will remain to recall. "I can't BELIEVE I'm not get...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 11
 This week my special beach house in Chesapeake City was shown by Joe Kowalczk C21 New Millennium.  My wonderful sellers changed their plans after Joe called to make an appointment. And the same evening, after his busy day with clients, Joe called to share how much he enjoyed 5131 Breezy Point Rd...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 26
Back in the Dark Ages when I was growing up, if I misbehaved I risked getting spanked.  Nothing vicious or harmful...although I did turn out to be an engineer :)In the Navy of course discipline is a key part of life.  There are rules and consequences for breaking them.Now as a blogger, there's no...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 14
Since I have been away on Intermission (vacation) the last two weeks and haven't done a round-up, I'm including two weeks of posts in this round-up.  I enjoy doing these round-ups so I can remember and review the posts I published.  Wenatchee: Historic Wells House  "When I enter an old home, espe...

By Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!
(RE/MAX Access)
Comments 6
Conversation to selfWhy is my newer listing not getting enough attention?  Have you put in the MLS?-CheckHave you got great photos?-CheckHas it got a virtual tour?-CheckHave you done open houses?-CheckHave you done some live Facebook posts about the home?-CheckIs it on ALL the ZTR (Zillow, Trulia...

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
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The path to zero energy has gotten much shorter in recent years. Building materials have improved, building science awareness has increased, and home buyers are demanding lower energy costs and more comfortable homes. But a zero energy home is more easily achieved when it is designed in from the ...

By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Comments 48
I will always have a soft place in my heart for ActiveRain. I made so many lasting friendships here, starting about 11 years ago when I first found this platform. At one time, I was a very prolific blogger, when the real estate market was in a very rough place indeed and I had more time on my han...

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 2
We do remodeling and finding trades is always an issue. Easier with high-end remodeling. We would turn to Sita Construction, and you can’t dream of a better GC than Rick Sita or his son Enrico, who is also a G.C. But when we deal with very inexpensive condos, we have to be very careful not to com...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 11
What is your leadership and management style? Have you ever thought about it or has anyone asked you? It is true that different environments require a different style. Leadership and management is much more complex than mastering an individual job. For that reason and others as well, the failure ...

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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HERE IS THE REMEDY AGAINST THIS TROUBLE OF MIND JOHN 14:8 Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us." MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY However others are overwhelmed with the sorrows of this present time, be not you so. Christ's disciples, more than others, should keep their...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Presenting The Finest in Florida Luxury Living...
(Luxury Expert, Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 3
My first Rain Camp Orlando - this was a blog I wrote back in August of 2010.The Expert Panel consisted of Debe Maxwell, CRS and Jon Zolsky, Bryan Tutas Ben Kinney Orlando RainCamp Rocks!Thanks to Ben Kinney and the entire activerain staff for a fantastic day at my very first RainCamp!"RainCamp Or...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 2
   My passion in real estate is selling unique, unusual and  what some even refer to as "unsalable" homes. This week I had the privilege of previewing one of these homes ... And I cannot wait to tell you all about it. Because of the World Cup I can't get photos done until after the weekend. But I...

By Yuliya Kachko, Broker Associate ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 0
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By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
It was a bitch yesterday at the antique gallery. There was nothing but a small fan and no amount of water did the job. Today I am at Tanglewood tonite and the heat index is over 100. Oh boy. I am not a happy camper. Well in winter I will remember this but not miss it. 

By Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370
(KW of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 1
SOLD On Taylor Creek Water Front Home With Covered Dock On 150' Water Frontage! 2225 SE 9th AveOkeechobee, FL 34974 Overview Maps Photos Description $290,500 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsLot: 0.62 acre(s)Year Built: 2000 Location 2225 SE 9th AveOkeechobee, FL 34974U...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 24
I just realized that it actaully has been 11 years since I joined ActiveRain.  I started blogging on ActiveRain in June of 2007.  Sometimes it seems like just yesterday and other times it feels like long ago. I think the feeling of long ago comes from so many of my first peeps here in the Rain ar...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
Warren Crossing at Warren Twp. NJ Final Phase of Construction! Only 11 Luxury New Townhomes Left.Ready To Make Your Choices. Open By Appointment.  Available Homes Call Jane 908-313-7180   24 of 35 Luxury Townhome Style Condos Sold / Under Contract.Webs...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 4
Setbacks are simply opportunities for comebacks. Throughout our lives, we have all had TONS of setbacks. Some have been major setbacks and some have been minor setbacks. Ultimately, however, no matter what the setbacks were, every single one of them was an opportunity for a COMEBACK. It’s really ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 8
 Unique homes appeal to a different group of buyers.  Are you looking for something really special? What  is unique about what you desire in a home? What is the most unique home you have seen? The more unique the property..the more exciting.Take a look at a few of my unique homes listed now.5131 ...