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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 23
Here in the Rain most people fall into one of two primary camps:1.  I'm here for business2.  I'm here to have funNow if you're fully in the 2nd camp, you can just skip out now because gaining business isn't your focus.For the rest of you, if you're here there are some behaviors & activities to av...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 56
Love is in the air, and it's still January!     Last week I posted My seller wrote a letter to her house.  That home was shown on the first day listed and went under contract that evening. The buyer wrote one of his own, after reading the seller's letter, and gave permission to publish. ''Dear Me...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 43
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-January 12 to January 18, 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 ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 30
I joined Active Rain many years ago for business. A colleague who never really followed through introduced me. Since that time, I have blogged about many things in addition to business. I have met great people and learned so much here. That said the meet-ups have been terrific both organized and ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 5
Offer me a widget for $20, and I’ll probably decline. (no for now) It’s not that I don’t like that spiffy widget . . . The truth is that I LOVE the widget, but I need to take some time to think about all the other ways I could spend that $20. I wasn’t even in the market for a widget in the first ...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Northwest.)
Comments 13
 Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Northwest, Harstine Island, Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerIf you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough! Oprah Winfrey   Thank you for reading and commentin...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 27
a The Company Vehicle The Company Vehicle  The other day I was thinking about the company vehicle.  The concept at least.  I have never had use of a company vehicle.   But the thought came to mind as I saw two examples of company vehicles in action.   The first was a van with its company logo.  I...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 19
 I'm in the process of helping some dear friends and former clients find their next home. They purchased their current home with me 25 years ago. And it is time to right- size. When I pointed out that one of the properties they were interested in was not air-conditioned, they were not concerned. ...

By John Henry, Florida Architect, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 39
Are you busy?  Great.  Are you aware of what's coming around the corner?  Is something happening outside of your sphere that might impact you?  In the real estate and construction business, we all have to have our ear to the ground and be aware.  Sometimes we stare at what is coming at us but can...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 37
 Out With The Old...   Out With The Old...  Here we are as we approach the beginning of the second month of 2020 in a week or so. Yes, I know we don't need another reminder of the lightning speed of time in our lives.    Of those who make resolutions, I wonder how many have been broken or even re...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 71
I must admit, until I encountered Ron and Alexandra Seigel here on ActiveRain, I hadn't paid as much attention to branding as I should have been!  But, I've moved away a tad from that ignorance, and am currently a little more alert to any interesting branding which comes my way. Yesterday, was a ...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 1
When it comes to small kitchens, it can be really tricky to make it look aesthetically pleasing whether you're preparing meals or simply just hanging around that space.But even though it can be tricky, it's not impossible and there's always a way to get more out of something so small. And one of ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 0
Just Listed by Preferred Properties 16 King Fisher Lane in the Key West Golf Club Community. This 900 square foot town home is adorable and affordable - priced at just $485,000.The listing Realtor describes the home this way:"New, new, new! There are so many new additions to this beautiful 2 bedr...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 19
 Open House Thursday 4:30-5:30January 23rd  8511 Arborwood RoadBaltimore, Md. 21208Stevenson                                                             Four bedrooms 2 1/2 Baths Sunroom addition Baltimore, Maryland 21208 Stevenson Rancher MLS MDBC469582 $459,944     Click to see photos   Click t...

By Inspiration With April
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DRUNKENNESS IS A SIN VERY PROVOKING TO GODEPHESIANS 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY For drunkenness is at once the effect and cause of utter recklessness. It is the effect of a self-abandonment, by which the sensua...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 11
  This big boy was within 30 yards of the car and my Grand Kids did not understand why his rack was still on on January 18.  I wish I had  a answer but woud have to google it and do some research on it.  We saw big horn sheep and a herd of females elk on the golf course also.  Kids should rememb...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
“Less is more” is so Cliche’! As I become more aware of my inevitable potential for mortality, the less I care about having more STUFF. I have recently (this week) returned to a long-time habit of mine which “fizzled” some years ago. This habit is one that served me well for SO many years because...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 6
Pardon my delay in posting some of the best deals in Key West for the past year.  My hand was injured which prevented me from typing and doing daily chores. I am back and ready to roll. 903 Southard Street is very successful monthly vacation rental with two bedrooms, one bath, a private pool, and...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 222
What changes did you make last year or the year before that worked? An Active Rain Contest to jump start your year! Every year we strive to become a better version of ourselves.  Usually in January we take stock and make promises how we will change our daily lives in our business and in our perso...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 0
Winterpalooza may be the most exciting day of the year at Snowplay, with tube racing, snowman building, relay races and much more. Snowplay admission rates apply. What: WinterpaloozaDate: Sunday, Jan. 26Time: 9:30AM-4:30PMOpen to: Everyone See you there!#realestate #AnnNguyen #TahoeHomes #Tahoere...