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By Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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1)     Self-Confidence We use this trait for power and control. The more you have of it the better your business will function. Like the sunlight that is neccessary for life on earth, self-confidence is neccessary for the life of our business.   2)     Keenness We use this trait to make decisions...
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 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 Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Can Your Environment Cause Addictive Behavior?  "We will have to change ourselves," is a quote by Johan Hari, the author from the article, "The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think." He could not be any more correct with that statement. We will...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I love to travel and will be on the road soon, but until then I hope you enjoy some of the pictures from previous trips enjoyed.Here is a picture from a recent trip. Do you know this guy?So poor but gold everywhere........A castle here, a castle there.....everywhere is castle flair.
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I picked up my new pup Chico after his second sulfur and lime dip yesterday. He was really happy to see me but he was so yellow he looked almost green. They took a skin sample and hopefully his ring worm is gone. What a little trouper. I will miss him and my others while I am away but will come h...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesUp early working on real estate deals, to bed late trying to save others, and precious little time in-between to think much about social media this past week. Sound familiar? Many markets around the country are hopping with activity which is awesome! However, whatever it ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     Earlier today, I read a blog from one whom I subscribe and they were talking about words. It reminds me of an old nursery rhyme, “Sticks and Stones.” Words do hurt and the words we use when we talk to ourselves hurt not only ourselves, they hurt others. Now that I am getting wiser, I am begi...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Throwback Thursday, Josh is the WWOA Magazine Coverboy.   Tonights Throw Back Thursday post combines a little bit of family and forestry. The AR community gets a lot of opportunities to see my younger son Nick, but you don’t see my oldest son Josh very often since his career as a manager at Buff...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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   ~Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think,and thinking where we ought to feel.john Churton CollinsThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored and the photo taken by Paul S. Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All info...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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So you prepare for days and then it comes. The time to leave and get to the airport. My ride comes early because we are going to JFK in New York and you just never know. My flight leaves just after seven in the morning, so I am leaving at two. Not to worry, I have hired someone. I will be at the ...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
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VA Mortgage Loans in Alpine  CA and 100% VA Loans -the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic progr...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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It’s been said that Karl Dean will be a hard act to follow. I agree but not necessarily for all the same reasons as some others. For sure, Mayor Dean accomplished a LOT during his tenure as Mayor, and he’s leaving a LOT of messes for the next Mayor to clean up. As much as some folks may want to g...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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It seems that everyone is suing everyone these days. It’s almost impossible to watch the news or read the newspaper without hearing about the latest lawsuit. Sometimes I actually agree with the person that is filing the claim but most of the lawsuits that I read about seem frivolous and a waste o...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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 Congrats to the ActiveRain Community as you were picked up by the Washington Post today!  I love seeing major publications quote your valuable insights.  Tammy Lankford, wrote a post,  Does Your Agent Look at Your Housing Needs or Their Commission First? which currently has over 100 comments.  M...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Agent Headshots: 8 Dos and Don'ts The real estate agent headshot: it’s an absolute necessity in this industry. Your headshot is part of your personal branding, and people expect to see it everywhere—on business cards, your website, public benches and even billboards! Real estate is a face-to-face...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I can’t seem to make myself be attentive to text messages. Should I find a therapist to help me awaken my inner Textness? The truth is many people in this world live for that next text . . . and ALWAYS respond IMMEDIATELY! Sadly, I didn’t get that gene; therefore I frequently unsettle some folks ...
By Dale Ross, Realty Group
(CEO - Dale Ross Realty Group)
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The answer is yes, if you go about it exactly the right way. You see commercials on the television all the time selling these methods to get rich quick buying and selling houses. They make it look so simple, and it is if you have the right plan in place, but not necessarily theirs. Remember, they...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Fast Track SEO Free Video Trainings are Live Did you get your #FastTrackSEO training videos?  My iphone text is buzzing with texts about what people are learning from my video trainings!  My email inbox is full of replies and compliments about the value people are getting from my video trainings!...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Ants in the Lockbox ~ Adventures in Real Estate!I have experienced a lot of things in real estate but had a new one yesterday!  I was attempting to show a commercial warehouse and the lockbox was at the bottom of the fence to the property.  As I approached the lockbox I could see that a lovely fi...