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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 53
When I was a teenager, I would clip pictures of my favorite teen idol, clothing, sayings and other graphics out of magazines.  They would then be taped to my closet doors so I could look at them any time I wanted.  When my friends came over, they would be able to ooh and aah over them, too.  Too...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 19
As a landlord or Property Manager, dealing with a meth lab can be a daunting and very expensive task but did you know that even after the clean up you may still be required to disclose the fact that meth was previously cooked at your property? In fact, a little over half of the states in America ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 3
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Wow, talk about getting your panties bunched up this week! I have read several posts on various platforms this week (AR included) that have bashed using FB as part of our online marketing model. Hey, to each their own! Every competitor not using it is one less we...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 102
It's obvious to us, because we're here every day, that the nature of our real estate market will have a major effect on what our buyers and sellers experience in the course of a transaction. But real estate markets are complicated. While average consumers may have a general idea of what i...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 11
  After much anticipation because of being canceled last week due to rain, the Middletown, CT Motorcycle Mania 2014 Show final went off yesterday.  I made it a point of being on Main Street Downtown Middletown, CT  right at 5:00 p.m. once all the bikes were there and set up.  It was well worth t...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 4
Eastvale CA - Quarterly Market Report of Homes Sold   Homes Sold for May, June and July 2014   Data pulled from CRMLS 8/20/14    In order to determine where the market of Eastvale CA is heading, one must understand and study past data to predict where it is heading.   For the months of May, June ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 20
Chicago's Own Superdawg I admit that 99% of the time my diet is the Carrot, Beet with a little Celery to excite things. Once in awhile you have to let loose. This even I do once in a blue moon. On the way back from O'Hare airport I got an impulse that I acted upon. That was to stop by the...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
What do you do when ice flow becomes ice floe? Aren't they the same thing? An ice maker should be making ice!  Cubes form and flow, tray by tray, into a bin in the freezer. An ice floe  is defined as floating or damming ice.  In this freezer we have an ice floe! I have to say, I have never se...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 2
It will be a stinky situation for the Manchester residents as the Manchester CT Sewage Plant starts its $43M upgrade tomorrow, August 22, 2014.   According to Scott Hanley, Town Manager, the cleaning of this old system is going to result in very unpleasant odors, depending upon proximity and wind...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 2
    Homes for Lease in Eastvale CA as of August 2014   Data pulled from CRMLS on 8/21/2014     As of August 21, 2014, there is a total of 44 homes available for lease within the City of Eastale CA.  43 of these homes are single family resident and only 1 is a condo.   The average lease is being o...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
I look at the exteriors and particularly the INTERIORS of many homes showing buyers, listing for sellers, neighborhood gatherings and I have thought The Beauty Of A Home Is In Its Art Form. I particularly do not like box shaped house exteriors cause it looks like the architect is lazy with design...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 4
FREE - Eastvale Mega Mixer Business Expo   This Mega business expo will be held tonight, August 21st, 2014 from 5pm to 8 pm at Eastvale's Community Center located on 13820  Schleisman Road, Eastvale Ca 92880 (at the corner of Schleisman and Harrison)   This is your opportunity to meet and gre...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Open Houses, a Great Way to Show Rentals We don't sell a lot of houses, but we do Rent a lot of them, and over the years we have gravitated toward open houses as the preferred showing method. We don't open our houses to the public, an exclusive by appointment system helps us to maintain a...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 5
Conrad Allen called on the AR members today to take the ice bucket challenge. As soon as I got home from my appointment, I asked my son to take the video for me. Sorry that the frame is not in order. Anyway, it is the effort that counts. I don't think I did it right because my son told me tha...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 1
How many pleasant memories do you recall every day? Chances are like most people  you don't recall all the good things that happen and you focus on all the negative and bad things that happen. Ask yourself these questions about focusing on the negative:       Do they serve you any purpose?  ...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 2
How many pleasant memories do you recall every day? Chances are like most people  you don't recall all the good things that happen and you focus on all the negative and bad things that happen. Ask yourself these questions about focusing on the negative:       Do they serve you any purpose?  ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 9
For the last two nights the bats have been around as soon as the dark comes and the lights are down. Today, I had a guy come and in addition to the bats he found powder post Beatles and squirrel remnants. All in all not a good day. Tomorrow the remediation begins and it will take 2-3 weeks and se...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 7
Paula McDonald wants to go camping! So do I! Who else thinks bringing back the Rain Camps is a good idea? If you agree and would like to see it happen, please reblog Paula's post Ah, remember the days of Active Rain Camps that were held all over the country?  It was a great opportunity to phy...
By Steve Hoffacker, New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
(Hoffacker Associates LLC)
Comments 1
  We need to strive for engaging our customers in a meaningful way and get past accepting "nice" as response to what we are showing them.   Learn how you can have  a more powerful, effective, and consistent performance in new home sales, real estate sales, or aging-in-place. Check out ...
By Zane Coffin, (Geneva Ohio Real Estate Agent)
(Century-21 Homestar)
Comments 15
  Some people believe  in haunted houses and cemeteries and some don't. Is it just your imagination or is it true? Are there ghost and spirits with us or is it the wind and the ground settling below us? In Madison we have and large old building that has been around since 1859 Maybe it is haun...