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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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~ Guest Blogging on Huliq.com ~ If you are blogging to get seen by consumers, in the hope of gaining new business, then you might want to check out what HULIQ has to offer. Try your hand with a few guest posts (original content, not dupliate material you have posted here or elsewhere) to see if i...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 33
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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The Out-Of-Towners-Be the Star of Your Own Movie Contest By Michelle Carr Crowe I think for a lot of agents the relocation clients are often seen as the “dream clients”-the people to whom you can show off all of your local knowledge and market experience. In The Out-Of-Towners with Steve Martin a...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 17
Meet Wrench. He is a bit skewed.  You can probably see that. He runs into problems, real problems. He finds solutions to the problems, real solutions. And Wrench will wrangle with each one and post the solution. The wrenching problem could be something with furniture, an appliance, a tool, or wha...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Whew, I'm just under the wire on this one. Here is my entry into Roger Mucci's Fourth Annual "Be the Star of your Own Movie," contest.  Naturally, I chose the Best Movie category and here is  my original video "The Story of Us." ( If I'd done anything other than a video, you'd all NEVER have let ...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 64
As a real estate professional, I deal with many different people every day.  From buyers and sellers to other agents, lenders, appraisers and closing attorneys and all of these people have a single commonality, they are INDIVIDUALS.  Each of them walking their own path in life, dealing with their...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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For the 6th or 7th weekend in a row, it is frigid, cloudy and the snow is coming. I am resigned to the weather and ready to embrace it. I have errands to do and I have heart and I am in a sultry mood on this not so sunny Saturday. And so it goes.
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 6
     There are so many who live stagnant lives because they are afraid of what may lie around the bend. This is the reason so many never live up to their true their potential.  The following quote elegantly says it another way.     “Never mistake a clear view for a short distance.” ~ Paul Saffo  ...
By Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon)
Comments 15
 What is a Flag Lot and are there any Pros and Cons to buying or selling a home on one? One of the common questions I get is what is a flag lot? Here in the Portland Metro and surrounding suburbs, we have what is called the Urban Growth Boundary.  Builders are limited to build neighborhoods and h...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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      Being a Vietnam Vet, I have seen some weird $hit. By this, I mean are there extra-terrestrials of any kind among us? I wonder. There are stories of Foo Fighters that many WW-II Vets on both sides of the war talk about. Lights that would speed by planes. They would shoot at them and no fire ...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Lion Fish    If you are Buying, Selling or Relocating to San Diego and  need help from a professional REALTOR®, give me a call or visit my San Diego Real Estate website and sign up for Listing alerts for your favorite San DiegoHome and Condominium Property Searches. I specialize in Single Family ...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome...  Wilma Rudolph Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and the photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deeme...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 9
  As, you guys know I went to Trader Joe’s this past week, I ran into a young man named Josh who explained the Trader Joe’s concept to me. He also explained the 2 Buck Chuck concept to me which is buying grapes that were not used from other wineries or growers but the quality will vary vastly fr...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I do not need an excuse to dine at Ella Dining Room and Bar, although it is tough to get a table, almost impossible, without an advance reservation. Same day is a royal PITA. But lunch is generally open, although I make reservations for lunch, too, just to get the points on Open Table, the points...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 9
Saturday Subscriber Finds 93 We have more new faces in the Rain and these Newbies are jumping in and writing and posting. They are also commenting and making connections. Supporting our Newbies helps them stick and that means it falls to us to make them feel welcome. Encouraging and commenting on...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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I saw this gem written by Rose King a while ago and thought it may be a good one to repeat every few months, as the message is important to nearly profession, Courtesy goes a Long Way! In the real estate business, we have the opportunity to work with all types of brokers and agents. Most of them ...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Spring Is On The Way! The trees are budding and soon, Spring will be here. Spring is a time of Love and what better could represent that than the statue of the Kiss. This is not the same Kiss statue that I showed you before. This is a new one in painted bronze and is now a permanent fixture here ...
By John Helmick, Success Coach & Home Inspection Co. Owner
(John Helmick Success & Ohio Property Inspection Services)
Comments 4
GREAT post from Michael Thornton - we can all learn from this.       As most of you know, I have spent the last four days in Dallas learning to be better at what I am. I am a business owner who owns $1 million business. I’m just not there yet. I say that because I am what I say and what I think. ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Quote of the Day. March 1, 2015 What we see depends mainly on what we look for. - John Lubbock  
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you   Charlotte Whitton Former Mayor of Ottawa Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and the photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it ...