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By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 28
First, happy Easter Sunday!   It looks like we're going to have a beautiful day here in Washington! But before I can go out and enjoy it, here are my picks from many great blogs I read last week: Winston Heverly: The 041514 Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News  There were l...
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 9
Today In Bristol TN~VA April 20, 2014 …Easter Morning Sunrise!   Check out this Easter Morning Sunrise!     A sunrise like this makes you understand how truly blessed we all are! After the sunrise, we had a walk with the girls around the neighborhood, Church, Great meal with family and then a nap...
By Ed Silva, CDPE, GRI, ABR, Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 6
Easter Sunday 4/20/2014 A Day of Celebration In the Christian religion, today celebrates the day of Unconditional Love for the Resurrection of the Lord. As we attended services at the Vigil Mass, our priest talked of the sacrifice our Lord gave to the people by accepting death for us. He told a s...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 24
OK, I admit it, I have a few quirky habits. How about you? Most of the people I know do something that is unique. Let me give you a for instance. A little over two years ago a client got me to do something that has paid great dividends, but it grosses my family out. For decades, I have caught a w...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Sacramento, CA - 916-765-5366
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 4
  Had a Great Easter Day With The Family Today in Dublin, CA     I hope you all enjoyed your day in whatever way you choose. For many, it was an opportunity to get together with family. We were fortunate to have my brothers and sisters, and most of the kids, meet with my mother for an Easter cele...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 3
It’s been a wonderful Easter. Time was spent with family, while swimming and eating.  It's been a much needed day, after an exceptionally busy week.  So busy in fact, I hadn’t noticed what my flowers were doing in front of my home.  The several azalea plants beneath the front windows, had outdone...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Agent
(Associate Broker, Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 3
  "Don't Get Caught" Buying a Home Without a Home Warranty. One of the biggest mistakes that Buyers make, when buying a home, is not getting a Home Warranty. Sure, it may cost them upfront, but they will thank you, as their Real Estate Agent, when it comes to their rescue.  They are making the mo...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Real Estate Resource For Life!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC)
Comments 12
  Sometimes Deals Just Aren’t Meant to Be!   Have you ever had one of those deals that is just destined to be buried six feet under?  Some deals just have too much hair hanging on them to ever make it to the closing table.   We have been working with a couple from Missouri who has been searching ...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 7
I just wanted to take a minute and wish all a GREAT Good Friday and an even better and more blessed Easter! its this time of year and the things many of us hold dear to our hearts and faith that help put us and life into perspective. To think of the sacrifice laid down on all our behalves is simp...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 0
I remember being told this a very time ago and it is true. "One deal does not a career make." Business like life, if we are lucky, is a long run, a marathon if you will and not a quick sprint. I know people and I suspect you do too, that are in it for the fast score, a hurried buck or let's get t...
By Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
Comments 27
Imagine for a moment, a perfect world - one in which you had access to absolutely everything you need to know about the purchase of a potential new home.  And by everything, I mean exactly that.  Access to listing information, county data, mortgage history, neighborhood and demographic data, how ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 37
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 Amy Jones, Voted Chandler AZ Best Realtor® for 3 years
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
Comments 54
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 Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 118
MY BUYERS HATE ME Well...I can't make everyone happy! I would like to think I am a friendly person, a good salesman, a pretty decent Realtor...that being said, if this whole Real Estate Agent thing doesn't work out(15 years mind you)...I would probably throw my hand in at being a stand-up comic....
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 68
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 Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 131
We are all painfully aware of the many problems on our planet.  Most of us have opinions of how these problems can be “fixed,” while others hold that the problems stand no chance of being fixed, still others seem content to bury their heads in the sand. Logic and irrepressible optimism puts me in...
By Steve Hoffacker, New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
(Hoffacker Associates LLC)
Comments 51
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 Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 157
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 30
There are only two weeks left in the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   If you want to participate, you need to get going very soon.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   It's not a challenge that you can leave to the last minu...
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 40
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...