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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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How To Get More Comments On Your Posts Whether we'll admit it or not, if you blog, you want attention.  Whether it's from the consumers or other Rainers, you want someone to acknowledge the work you've put into constructing your blogging Mona Lisa.  It stings when all you see is just a comment or...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Can there be too many choices? A long-standing comment about Nashville is that there’s a church on darn near every corner. Nowadays: “There’s a new BANK or Pharmacy or Restaurant sprouting out of the ground every day (It seems).” How do all of these businesses survive? Where do they get their cus...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan Pages What better way to start your Friday than to share some Rainer love by visiting the 5 folks below and lighting up their Facebook Fan Page with a lot of new activity. It really only takes a minute per person AND I think we can all spare 5 minutes of our time today. Right...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When the screwdriver isn't just for screws. Not that I haven't seen this before.  It's just fun when you can use tools in different ways! The inspection on this house saw repairs on every single column in front of this house.  There are eight such columns. Very recent "repairs" on each one were m...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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If it's Friday, there must be an update on Thoroughly Modern Mickey         Most of you know that Mickey was released from rehab and has been home since last Sunday.   She's a fighter, very strong willed and determined.   Suffice it to say that each set-back is a little more difficult for her to ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Something a little different today! Every so often, we all could use a taste of validation and encouragement . . . so I thought I’d share 2 of my favorites. “The engineer Buckminster Fuller is often cited for his use of trim tabs as a metaphor for leadership and personal empowerment. In the Febru...
By Julie Morales, Texas Realtor bringing my values to you!
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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Yesterday I became a Rainmaker. For some of you this may not be a big deal, but for me it is. Can any of you think back to the time when you made the transition? People in this community have a presence and seniority that I admire. You have long been in the Real Estate game and are sitting high ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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An Improving Economy? by Bill Roberts The Baby Boomer Retirement PlannerOn a regular basis the government releases numbers that would suggest that things are getting better.The unemployment rate keeps going down, or so they say, while the number of people who actually have jobs is less every mont...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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  Sure, Roger D. Mucci  is a popular guy, but lately things have gotten out of control.  Mucci Mucci everywhere! Dick Greenberg  channeled Mucci. Sally K. & David L. Hanson  wrote a post about Mucci. Michael Jacobs  asked a question on Mucci's behalf, and wrote a post about Mucci. Mucci has been ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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A Pinterest Board for Michael Jacobs: Pasadena   My friend Michael Jacobs commented on one of my blogs that joining Pinterest is on his list of things to do this year. I, of course, responded that today is a good day to get started. Maybe he needs a kick start on this easy to accomplish objective...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Alright home-buyer, you're under contract. Awesome! Now, the real work begins. What do I mean? Remember those contingencies we inserted in your contract? Yeah, they need to be fulfilled in order for us to get this property across the finish line. It's going to go something like this: Home inspect...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
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Thank you for all the great emails and comments about our marketing posts! I thought some of you might be interested, or know someone interested, in this event. The ActiveRain family has been incredible and so, so kind to me since I've joined. I hope some of you will find this valuable and not s...
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
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How to Break Through Common Mental Barriers to Success You're no doubt familiar with the concept of "standing in your own way," but it can be difficult to come to the realization that you're sabotaging your own efforts. It's easier to blame anyone or anything else for your failures, from your par...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
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As easy as making an offer on a home seems it can be very difficult for some to do. As an agent I get asked all the time "what do you think we should offer"? I technically cannot tell you what to offer just provide you with market data and support in order for you to make an informed and comfort...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Are You Having Good or Bad Bananas? A real estate broker early in my career was a great inspiration to me. He wasn't all that educated but he knew real estate and he knew people. He wasn't afraid to ask for the business or to compete to get the listing. His methods worked then are still relevant ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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ActiveRain platform is for people of the world - from different countries, speaking different languages. Here is my humble attempt to make this known to everyone - in 20 different languages....   I Love You activerain!. --------------------------------------------------- Te amo activerain (Spanis...
By Julie Morales, Texas Realtor bringing my values to you!
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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Interest rates are a crucial variable to helping sellers sell their homes. Low interest rates are favorable for sellers because a low interest rate means more prospects are looking to buy your home. With low interest rates, home buyers can make larger down payments and buy more expensive homes. O...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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There was a time in my life when I was very little that I set up an ironing board in my parents Philadelphia row home and placed things for sale there. My parents had a really good woman come in to clean. Etta was lovely and nice as well as a great cleaner. Once she was done cleaning I would invi...