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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 12
In just two weeks, I'll begin my 13th year on ActiveRain. Though I do not blog here as often as I did when I began, I still like to check-in from time to time to see which posts have best resonated with ActiveRain readers.Over nearly twelve years, I have written nearly 3,000 posts which generated...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 54
A Realty Times article this morning explains why one REALTOR® believes that the change being considered by California is a good one. Under Assembly Bill 5, the test to determine who is or is not an Independent Contractor would be clarified. All of the following would have to be true in order for ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 74
 In a stress management class, the instructor held up a glass of water in front of a group and asked ..How much does this glass weigh?   The answer: Does not matter. The real weight is not a true measure. It is the length of time you hold onto that glass. A few minutes, there no problem you don't...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 32
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-June 16 to June 22, 2019 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 Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 38
  Pondering Before During And After     Pondering Before During And After  Everything has a life cycle.  People.  Things around us.  An important(or for that matter an un important) project. An event.   A real estate transaction, of course.  We can find many examples.  Some are obviously/intentio...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
When you’re a believer, quitting or selling out is not an option. Vision is clear, Purpose is resolute, and mission accomplishment is a foregone conclusion. This is not for the faint of heart. Entrepreneurs (REALTORS) know this all too well. I’m not sure that we “became” Entrepreneurs . . . We we...

By April REALTOR®, GRI, new home construction + buyers + sellers
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 0
HE IS THE LIGHT PROVERBS 4:18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY The way of evil men may seem pleasant, and the nearest way to compass some end; but it is an evil way, and will end ill; if thou love thy G...

By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
Comments 1
Hello again and good morning.  Hope this email finds you doing well, had a wonderful weekend, and enjoying summer.  Passing along Tim's Time Outs: Invest Yourself In It: If something matters to you, then invest yourself in it.  Put your time, energy, resources, and efforts into whatever is import...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 15
If you like taking an evening stroll, walking your dog, or even hitting the pavement for exercise sake, you could be putting yourself at risk according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.The statistics are shocking; the report looked at how many pedestrians were kill...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 104
Homeownership - An ActiveRain Challenge - June 2019 June is National Homeownership Month! The ActiveRain challenge this month is, of course, centered around the theme of the month. Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership  Homeownership is a good way to build up wealth...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 1
With the internet has come an enormous amount of possibilities. We can find a huge amount of information, we can connect to people with specific interests and knowledge from around the world, we can express ourselves (virtually for free) on our personal blogs and be read in every corner of the wo...

By Allan Rolnick, Tax Debt Resolution serving the NYC Metro Area
(TriState Tax Resolution LLC)
Comments 0
Back in December 2017, while you were finishing up your holiday shopping and spiking the eggnog, Congress spiked the tax code. The goal was simple. First, eliminate a bunch of deductions that made the whole thing more complicated. Then, take advantage of that broader base to cut overall rates. T...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 22
Are you now asking what the heck is a contronym? When I read the word this morning on I sure didn’t know. It turns out, a contronym is “a word with a homonym (another word with the same spelling but different meaning) that is also an antonym (words with opposite meanings)”...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
Comments 4
I never thought I'd find enough to say to contribute to a second article about bathrooms ("How to Organize Your Bathroom in Seven Simple Steps") by Paige Smith for was the first) but I did.  "How to Organize Your Bathroom Fast - Even in 15 Minutes" by Michelle Coy, January 14, 201...

By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
1132 Calle Corvo Northeast Welcome to this fantastic single-story Home in the highly sought after Vista Del Norte subdivision. This home is located on a corner lot and has a raised wall, perfect for privacy! The floorplan is very open and features new paint throughout! This also features refriger...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Comments 1
1628 230th St SW, Bothell, WA 98021 NEW CONSTRUCTION NW Contemporary home in Prime Location! Chef's kitchen with oversized quartz island flowing into the great room and dining room. Open living and dining include a gas fireplace and sliders, fully fenced landscaped yard. 5 beds, 3 baths,den/offi...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 4
I remember listening once to Jim Rohn and he was talking about how we respond to things that come into our lives. We can choose to react or respond. Many times we react, without thinking fully. His suggestion was to be curious about everything and say to yourself that is interesting. Taking this ...

By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
5208 Bogart Street Northwest This 3 bed 2 bath home in this price range will not last. Beautifully updated. Wood laminate flooring, tile throughout, kitchen has Stainless Steel appliance's, ceiling fans & on a private lot backing up to open space. Beautiful Mountain views from you hot tub in the ...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 9
A common sense blog post.....     Pondering Before During And After           Pondering Before During And After   Everything has a life cycle.  People.  Things around us.  An important(or for that matter an un important) project. An event.   A real estate transaction, of course.  We can find many...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Comments 0
Spend your evenings on your deck or patio enjoying breathtaking views of the valley! Main level open FP w/gorgeous engineered hardwood floors, granite counters, SS appliances, and new carpet in the bedrooms. Daylight basement could be a separate living space w/secondary kitchen, dining, living ro...