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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 33
I was tempted to come out swinging!  The comments irritated me, and I don't generally irritate easily. To paraphrase:We're better than YOU.  All you (fill in the blank) are bad for our profession.  There's no way YOU can be professional unless you fit OUR definitions.  It's impossible unless YOU ...

By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
Comments 2
This is a Call to Action! Most of the early adopters of ActiveRain will remember Jim Cronin AKA 'The Real Estate Tomato.' He's been instrumental in helping many of us achieve amazing exposure & results with creating our own stand-alone WordPress websites. And now, he badly needs our help!This pas...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 144
2018 Gratitude PostsWith a few weeks to go before Thanksgiving Day, it's time again to bring back our Gratitude posts. We are all blessed and now is the time to share it. When you share a blessing in this contest, you will be rewarded with bonus points from ActiveRain as a thank you. An attitude ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 50
What Home Buyers Want – Trends from Daniel Levine     Daniel Levine is an expert on trends (trends are NOT fads, he says), running a company, the Avant-Guide Institute, that specializes in helping companies in the global marketplace understand the social trends that motivate consumers to buy, and...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 4
Everyone should be able to relate with the title of this posting if you have lived for any length of time in a maturity stage. Where does it say or is represented to anyone on this earth that they will live a problem-free life and remain in an idyllic stage? Even trying to do this leads to other ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 61
The Boston Active Rain Meetup: after-action report a bit late…I am so grateful that, the  Active Rain Meetup in Boston was such a huge success, thanks to the Coordination of Lisa Von Domek    I am sorry that I this post is a bit late. I have many excuses never the less it does not change the late...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 6
I have no idea how fellow ActiveRainer Elizabeth Weintraub and I, manage to cover so much ground during conversations.  However when we share lunch together a couple of times a year, we do!  We are almost 95% simpatico on political ideas and world view, so I enjoy sitting with someone who has sim...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
 In Maryland, final settlement is defined as the time when the buyer gets the keys to the property and the seller gets the proceeds. Pretty simple.Back in June, we were involved with a wonderful transaction..great buyers, great seller, great inspector, and even great Realtors® including yours tru...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 2
I’m Thankful for our Firefighters, First Responders & Emergency Personnel Fighting our California Fires                   No doubt most of you have seen the horrific photos, videos, and live coverage of the fires raging in California for days now. While wildfires are common here it’s never someth...

By Nestor Gasset, Wellington Luxury Real Estate Expert
(International Properties and Investments LLC )
Comments 0
Equestrian Home For Sale in Fox Trail   Make sure to visit this 10 acre equestrian property for sale in Fox Trail Loxahatchee before somebody else takes it off the market! It features miles of riding trails, a sophisticated 6 stall barn with two 1 bedroom apartments, a regulation dressage arena ...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley
(Pacific Union International)
Comments 3
Clean air to breathe - not something we often think about until its gone - but something for which I will be grateful from here forward.No matter where you live, you've probably heard of the devasting wild fires scorching California at present. The Woolsey fire in Ventura and Los Angeles counties...

By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Comments 2
Whenever it's my turn to host, I go into a complete panic, call the nice lady who cleans my house, and shine the silverware.  It's because six of my dearest, most judgemental friends are coming for dinner!OK, they aren't all that judgemental, but I still feel like I need a spotless house if they ...

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 36
Are you reading your own blog?There are folks on ActiveRain that pump out 5-10 blogs a day! I seriously don't know how they have time to do that AND practice real estate, but nevertheless, I still see it. I actually had to un-subscribe (AHHHH GOD FORBID!) someone because all I saw was page after ...

By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 1
Are you trying to manage your situation/s all on your own power? Why not use the Source that knows all and never depletes?? Can I encourage you to invite that unlimited source into your situation and watch the results?

By Nestor Gasset, Wellington Luxury Real Estate Expert
(International Properties and Investments LLC )
Comments 0
Equestrian Dressage Trainer Lana Gorski Sells Dressage Facility Broker Nestor Gasset of International Properties and Investments LLC listed and sold world renowned Dressage rider/trainer Svetlana Gorski's dressage facility at 1154 and 1092 Clydesdale Drive in the Fox Trail subdivision in Loxahatc...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 10
Get up, get going and get after it!! I love saying that to myself. Actually, there are a lot of sayings which I just love. I found that the more that I memorize and say to myself, the better I feel (even when things are going against me that day or whatever). “The pessimist sees the difficulty wi...

By Nestor Gasset, Wellington Luxury Real Estate Expert
(International Properties and Investments LLC )
Comments 0
Wellington President of Little League Endorses Broker Nestor Gasset of International Properties and Investments LLC - here is J.C. de los Reyes' review ( testimonial) for Nestor after Nestor helped him and his family to buy a new home and sell their current home. I will leave it to J.C.'s own wor...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 15
A couple of years ago, I had to smile while reading Anna Banana’s blog, “Thankful and Grateful for Magic Sizing.”  When I think of “magic sizing,” it isn’t a product to enhance fabric. "Magic sizing" is my elasticized waistbands.  It usually begins in October. Two of my daughters have birthdays, ...

By Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 2
     1. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.  2. Life is not about who you once were, it is about who you are right now, and the person you have the potential to be.  3. Be brave. Even if you're not , pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.   4. Loosen up. Relax. Exc...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 6
I'm beyond blessed to have a healthy body. I've mentioned in previous blogs that I am the oldest surviving male in my family. My father died at 56, my uncle at 36 and my grandfather at 48. All three died of heart disease. When I approached my father's age, my sons kept a death vigil for me. They ...