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By Amy Jones, Voted Chandler AZ Best Realtor® for 3 years
(RE/Max Infinity -
Comments 53
Flashback December 10, 2009, after another buyer question about scorpions in Arizona, I decide to write a post about it. Many of my colleagues thought this was a bad idea. They asked why I would want to write about one of the "negatives" of living in the Phoenix area. The way I looked at it (and ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 60
Document, document, document! Yesterday, I mentioned in my post that a customer went into the store on my day off and lied to the owner about the price I had quoted them. Since I had documented what I quoted them, my boss was able to check my notebook and verify that I had quoted them correctly a...
By Steve Hoffacker, New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
(Hoffacker Associates LLC)
Comments 27
Many consumers are price shoppers. In fact, many people are sleeve shoppers when picking out the latest fashion to wear. They see something they like. Then they look at the price tag hanging from the sleeve. Then they decide how much  they "really" like it after they factor in the price. Whether ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 30
Saturday Subscribers Finds 47  This week we head out west and then travel back across the country to visit with some of our Equestrian agents. ActiveRain has many agents that love horses but these ladies talk about it and make it part of their business and marketing plans. They network with horse...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 9
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- April 13  to April 19, 2014.   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, about Real Estate, about a place or person!   April 13:...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 3
They were busy until late last night, but the Bicycle Outfitters team, family and friends pulled it off. They're open! I was in the shop around 7:30 pm on Friday night, and there was a lot of work to do, but boy did they accomplish a lot before midnight. The shop is stocked with every conceivable...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 12
Too Cute! The Softer Side of Real Estate! Earlier this week, I went to check on one of my Hernando Beach waterfront listings and as I walked toward the back of the home, I came across this family scene! There she was, a proud Mama Duck with thirteen little ducklings all following her toward the w...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 3
"He Will Be Forgotten Within A Week....." " Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do...."
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
Just driving up to a house, even from a distance, I can often look and say to myself - cedar shake roof - was it repaired or not? This particular roof was said by the seller to have been inspected, had dozens of bad shakes replaced, other shakes repaired, and stained all over.  I have no doubt th...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 3
Have A Happy Easter Sunday 2014 to all my friends.  Today is Easter Sunday and my family and I will be spending this special day with several of our friends.  We have been doing this for several years now, and look forward to it every year.  Most of us go to the same Church, so we all leave Churc...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Asociates)
Comments 6
In 325 AD the Council of Nicea determined that Easter would follow on the Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon.  The astronomers were able to figure out the dates of future full moons for the Western Christian churches.  These dates would then be used to determine the Holy Days on the Ecclesiastica...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 13
Finally, all my eggs in one basket....   Low and behold it's hard to imagine that finally a feat so huge, so big, so extraordinary has been accomplished.  And thankfully it's perfect timing for the Easter Holiday. I was given this opportunity by a wise and dear friend, Monsieur Beck, and naturall...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 8
There is a magic place in South Africa and I call it Kruger National Park. It is five times the size of the first place I visited and that was the size of New Jersey. We safaried in the morning and some of us went again in the afternnon. The amount of driving was like coming and going from my old...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 7
Happy Easter Easter brings us hope for tomorrow, the beauty of spring and fills our hearts with joy and abundance.  May it linger in our hearts forever. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter filled with love and peace and meaningful blessings. If you are traveling on this holiday, travel safe...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 2
Happy Easter, He is Risen!! God loved us enough to give His only Son to cleanse our sins. Now go forth and show His love to all you meet today and everyday. Who should I be forgiving today?   Who needs to see Christs Love through me today? I wish you all of Christs love today and everyday,  Happ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
Comments 35
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Learn Other Real Estate Practices To Improve Your Own The goal is to transfer ownership of a home from a seller to a buyer in exchange for a bundle of cash.  Seems simple enough, yet the ways we accomplish this across the country and into Canada can vary pretty greatly!  And b...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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  Peep Show in Stevens Point Wisconsin. No it is not what you may be thinking and I generally avoid non Easter type Easter events because I feel that they distract from the real issue of Easter, but this one crosses over into the realm of Art so I thought I would violate my rules and share this E...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 12
Today In Bristol TN~VA April 19, 2014 …Old Homes With A Wrap Around!   I can promise you this has been a home to many over the years ...and it even came with a wrap around porch!         What more could the residents that spent time here have asked for?   Thanks for stopping by!   While you are h...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
  OPEN HOUSE   Easter Sunday   1025 Von Phister Street  ~  Casa Marina Area   12:00 to 3:00      
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 6
If I disappear from Active Rain and you hear they hauled me off to a funny farm, blame Wordpress and my non-techie brain. Since yesterday I've been trying to add a Wordpress blog to my site. It's there - but it's not right. It doesn't look how it's supposed to look, and it's been ...