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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 22
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-September 16 to September 22, 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 th...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 35
How to Share Your Contact on Your Cell Phone It isn't always easy to have a business card with you. Wherever we go we run into people that we should pass a card to. I have found an easy way to do that and to capture their personal information.I set myself in my cell phone address book as a contac...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 46
This morning I spent a little time flipping through channels looking for something, other than 24/7 coverage of Hurricane Florence, which is currently hammering the Carolinas on the other side of the country. It was during this remote control poking exercise that I came upon a small segment of th...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 11
It was very chilly last night.39 degrees this morning.the average first frost in North Branch, Mn. is this week.The weather needs to stay nice for the farmerAlthough,  NO freeze is best.We can only hope that the weather holds out for them.For now be ready to bring in the harvest before the frost ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 29
It was a good garage sale day yesterday. I picked up a few great things and brought them home to clean and fix them up. I then brought them to my space at the antique gallery where I work on Sundays. On the way home, I found a spot with free things that I stopped to see. Free things are generally...

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 35
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always o...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 16
They say no one will do it for you.  If they do, it won't be heard much or amplified.  That's up to you.Tooting implies advertising typically. Put up a billboard, send out mailers, shout it across the land.  That's one way to do it and it does make a big impact.But there is an effective way of to...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
Comments 1
It's bad for me to be bored in a library. I will unfailingly wander to the "For Sale" racks and I WILL find something. This time it was A Pint of Murder, written by Charlotte MacLeod under the pen name Alisa Craig and published in 1980. I vaguely remembered the name Charlotte MacLeod - turns out ...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 8
My wife and I have been involved with a small group that get together to help those in need.Next Saturday we are helping out a family that has fallen on some bad luck.Illness that will take some time to heal has taken down the husband.The husband needs 4-6 months for proper healing.The family hea...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
     There are times you get a simple idea jot it down and when you go to write your daily blog this idea becomes your topic. Over the past five weeks, I’ve enjoyed the camaraderie and bit of controversy on the Q&A, a subject not about RE. Choosing not to publicly participate, I did call Marie St...

By Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 8
Four Bedroom House For Sale In Brampton, Ontario 26 Polygon Court, Brampton, OntarioListed at $739,900MLS # W4238171 You won't believe the fantastic location 26 Polygon Court Brampton has! It's nestled in popular Heart Lake near so many conservation areas and on a small court backing onto a green...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 2
Helpful hints from what we are guessing to be one of the most often misused appliances in everyone's home....these found their way to our newsletter and were much appreciated ! So I ask - is it possible to break disposal blades?  Let's hear an answer! Disposal blades are called "impeller blades."...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 11
Why would an agent want to obtain a CRS designation?Many agents have an opinion on whether designations are good or unnecessary in the real estate industry. I’ve always felt education is power. Earning my CRS designation years ago definitely was a good move on my part. I value my CRS and gladly p...

By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
(Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker)
Comments 9
I went to Active Rain's Q&A section and posted the following question on September 15:"I need to make a flyer for an open house. Does anyone know a site that would be easy to make flyers and have a PDF file made? Thanks," The AR members did not disappoint me. I received many suggestions. Below is...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 43
All of the critters by my home are comfortable in and around the house. The other day just before going out I saw this fellow lounging on a deck light. He was content to just sit in the sun and relax. It made me laugh to think that he was happy and not eager to move. We all have our special place...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 20
Big thanks and kudos to Bill Spear who was kind enough yesterday to contact me by phone and discuss in some detail the topic of organic webs vs. buying leads, etc.I had posted quizzically on his blog and Bill picked up the phone for a GREAT discussion on this topic.  I had lots of questions -- he...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 16
Did you know that one great idea can change your life, and the lives of others? It absolutely can. When I left high school, I wasn't interested in college, and quite frankly, I wasn't mature enough to be trusted with a $40,000 investment that might not produce a dollar. I can only imagine it woul...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 11
Big thanks and kudos to Bill Spear   Big thanks and kudos to Bill Spear who was kind enough yesterday to contact me by phone and discuss in some detail the topic of organic webs vs. buying leads, etc. I had posted quizzically on his blog and Bill picked up the phone for a GREAT discussion on this...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 14
Procrastination... "the action of delaying or postponing something"Beating procrastination involves identifying priorities and establishing goals and a game plan to achieve them.My father would warn us not to procrastinate.  And complain when we (my brother and I) did.We used to put off homework ...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 40
We knew it would happen one day. After all, we were prepared for it - or so we thought. It turns out, you're never quite prepared to lose someone you love. For those of you who have followed the saga of our multigenerational home, you know we chose our living arrangement when my dad was diagnosed...