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By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 7
A man and a friend are playing golf at their local San Jose Ca golf course. One of the guys is about to chip onto the green when he sees a long funeral procession on the road next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off his golf cap, closes his eyes, and bows down in prayer.   His friend ...

By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
(Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus)
Comments 4
Well I was going to create a #GrillBill Blog post, but it looks like it's faster and easier to reblog what Lottie Kendall, Lori Cain and others have already created. Thanks Activerain for allowing us access to the "ReBlog" curation tool which saves me time to think up some really good "GrillBill"...

By Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming
(Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming)
Comments 54
Held Hostage by Emotional Support Animals, How Far Will It Go?! Let's get real about ESA - Emotional Support Animals.  Everyone and their dog (ha ha, I'm hilarious, I know!) has one anymore.  They are everywhere - planes, apartments, stores, Dr. offices, etc.  You name the place - someone will ha...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in "Live Streaming" Online Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 0
Go to  By now you know, because of the many issues created by Hurricane Irma, instead of September 30th, new Florida Real Estate Licensees have until October 23rd to get there CE hours and especially their mandatory 45 hours of Post Licensing.If you can't come into...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
When it comes down to it, it really doesn’t matter which borrower you work with, collateral is always going to play a very important part when it comes to commercial mortgages. You might even notice that more and more commercial lenders are actually starting to rely on collateral more so than eve...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Since it was possible to write blog posts on the internet, I have done so. Yep! There are literally thousands of “Barry Owen blog posts” out there in the ether on several different websites for the world to see/discover for as long as the internet lives. These are all out there for you (or anyone...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
Finding the right commercial lender can be an arduous process, but it is critical for the success of your real estate ventures. Each investment is different, so it is not always about who you might have worked with in the past, sometimes it is about what lender is going to best serve your needs f...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 4
Who pays too much attention to years or decades from now? We are and should be busy living our lives in the "now" taking come what may or seeking out our desires and being content while discovering the newness of every single moment presented. That's right! No moment has ever been lived-in before...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 13
The Day Started with a Sunrise, and Ended with a Sunset…But in Between?!  It was an interesting, and varied, day today…part of what I enjoy about the real estate business, but a vivid reminder that personal time sometimes must come first, as it should!  Our day started off way before the sunrise,...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 100
Curb Appeal for Your Blog...Font Size Matters! Size can matter in many things and that includes the size of the font you use in your blog. Many years ago Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, a member from South Florida, sent me a private email suggest...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 26
Like many people, I woke up this morning to horrendous news from Las Vegas.  An act of pure evil, incomprehensible.  It's a real gut punch.  Life is short, sometimes much shorter than we ever plan or expect, and that brings me to why I selected the photo for Mr. Greenberg's 2017 ActiveRain Photog...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 1
Real Estate Sales Advice- Always Ask For The Business The transaction went off without any drama. As we were leaving the closing, the buyer commented on how much smoother her transaction was than her family member's. Was said family member buying a home in a land far far away? Nope, try three mil...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 1
When it comes to dealing with a commercial lender, you want to work with someone that you can trust and depend on. There are a handful of things to consider when looking for the right one, but one thing you must always highly consider is their character.Finding someone that you can work with you ...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in "Live Streaming" Online Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 1
The Climer School of Real Estate is the Best Real Estate School in Florida! Not only is The Climer School of Real Estate is starting a two week sales associate real estate license class at our Lake Nona campus starting Monday, October 23, we are also starting a 1 week class at our main Orlando ca...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270,
Comments 29
This post is being written for the 2017 ActiveRain Photography Contest in the category of "Real Life/Travel and Places". The contest asks that we submit a picture, with an explanation of why we chose it. So here is my story. My husband and I recently purchased nearly 30 acres of land in the beaut...

By Guillermo Serafin, wealth protection and accumulation advisors
(Strategic Blueprints, Inc.)
Comments 0
THINK ABOUT IT THURSDAY! BE COMMITTED TO YOUR RESULT BUT BE FLEXIBLE ABOUT THE APPROACH. I attended an amazing workshop last night. It was about self-development and really living the life you want and should live. There were a lot of great takeaways but the one phrase that stuck with me most and...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 3
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Margaret Mead 

By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
Comments 0
Americans filing for first time unemployment benefits declined in the latest week to levels not seen since March 1973 as the labor markets continue to gain strength. Weekly Initial Jobless Claims fell by 22,000 in the latest week to 222,000, below the 236,000 expected. The big drop could be attri...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
Every day presents an opportunity to do better, to be better and to see what is new and share it. Last night I saw this. I'm pleased because it looks just like what I saw. Sometimes the picture doesn't look like the reality. Just below the red sky is a mountain I haven't seen in months. It only s...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
Comments 22
 After the past two months with all the devastation in this country, it is really staggering to think about. We must remember that life must go one we will persevere. This is not the first time we have faced horrific events, Pearl Harbor, WWII, 9/11/ As always Americans give their best and help e...