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By Gary Raze, with RE/MAX Integrity
(RE/MAX Integrity)
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I am so thankful for my clients. My business is based on referrals. Here are some client testimonials that I thought I would share with you. Enjoy!Testimonials:CLIENT TESTIMONIALSGary, Thank you so much for everything that you did for us! You made everything a lot of fun and much less stressful. ...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking to attend an open house in Clarksville, Maryland 21029, Howard County this weekend?There are three open houses in Clarksville, Maryland 21029 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representin...
By Temple Schneider Callahan, Search Ventura County Homes For Sale CA
(Connect Real Estate - REALTOR / BROKER)
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I love this gospel singer - Miss Tasha Cobbs.  All I can say is, Wow.  I really feel the Lord when she sings.  Thank you Jesus for this woman, using her voice to do the work of the Lord. Check out this short video of her song, "Break Every Chain." 
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking to attend an open house in Ellicott City 21042, Maryland this weekend?There are twelve open houses in Ellicott City 21042 Maryland this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the ...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend?There are twelve open houses in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome? BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-May 17 to May 23, 2015 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!  Or it could be a po...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Don't Make Your Clients Feel Stupid I recently read a terrific post by Elizabeth Weintraub, “Never Say I Told You So About Choosing the Wrong Lender.” It’s well worth a read and raises a significant issue – how saying “I told you so” could certainly set the wrong tone with your client. That could...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Unless I bitch once in a while, I just don't feel like "me". Some have suggested using the social blog.  Others have suggested when you see someone you follow on another post, click on their photo to get to their profile and then to their blog.  Are you frickin' kidding me!It shouldn't have to be...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
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I Hope There Is a Special Place In HeavenYesterday I wrote a post entitled, “I Hope There Is a Special Place in Hell”. It was about a family who set up numerous charities to supposedly help cancer victims. They collected $180,000,000…and then spent the majority of the money on themselves. The Fed...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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If you know me at all, you know how much I enjoy photo editing.  For quite awhile, Kathy Streib has been wanting me to show her how I do what I do.I've made some tutorial videos on photo editing, but it's not the same as actually working with someone in person.It's been our hope that someday we c...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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My buyer is the mother of my close friend who lives in New York. It is my friend and his wife who do the previewing of the houses for her because they know exactly what she wants. After looking at only three houses, one of which was the mother's own pick, my friend and his wife excitedly called t...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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We are so good and quick to assign a value to things. Putting a price on something helps one to enter into a value system where one can relate and do personal math and learn to appreciate something subjectively. Well how do you put a price on those that have given literally their all namely their...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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 A Loooooooooooooooooooong haul.  What is this????
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesI wedged in about 45 minutes of FB "update" time this week and I am pleased with myself for not skipping the fan page maintenance. Are you scheduling periodic time to give your FB page the once over to ensure links are working, the cover photo is updated, and you are caug...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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So, when is a drain leak not a drain leak?  Well, when it's a wall leak.I was called to investigate a drain leak.  In addition to other things.  But this one was a biggie to this homeowner.The floor outside the master bathroom shower, a bamboo floor, was staining, bulging a bit, and decidedly wet...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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There are a lot of online marketing options.  Some of them take more time than money and it’s important to know which ones are best for you and your business.Here’s a list with descriptions and explanations of some online marketing options available today.  See which ones will work best for you. ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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I was so completely excited the day Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 sent me an email asking "how can I begin to write those Ask an Ambassador posts?" The "ask an ambassador" was founded by Charita Cadenhead and she had folks covering every day of the week.  Some contacted he...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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ACTS 2:17 In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.GILL'S EXPOSITION By the Spirit is meant the gifts of the Spirit, the spirit of wisdom and knowledge, of understand...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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As we enter close to the second half of the year, ONE New Year's resolution thing I think we all maybe could re-visit is "to be a better problem solver." It really requires two things, 1) prioritizing and 2) focus. It is said that the better a problem solver you are in life, THE FURTHER you will ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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A little over a decade ago, the movie, Saving Private Ryan was released over a Memorial Day weekend as a tribute to those who fought in World War II.  The movie is intense, and if you haven't seen it - it's well worth an evening. At the end of the movie there is a scene where a much older Private...