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By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 39
The Adventures of Whaa Cow at The Cody Hotel in Cody Wyoming- Customer Service Above and Beyond!!!   After spending the night in Custer South Dakota we made our way on our road trip to Cody Wyoming which is about 45 minutes outside of the east entrance of Yellowstone Park.    The Cody hotel is ou...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 121
I know the cost of living is different around the country, and the thought of losing commission on a $500K sale is no big deal in some areas, but in my area that is an upscale property and the loss would sting quite a bit. A recent client who was moving to another state asked for my assistance in...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 35
When your client has a home inspector at their beckon call, it is best to dot I’s and cross T’s.  This is even truer if that home inspector happens to be your father or father-in-law. When my eldest son sent me pictures of the completed exhaust fan installation, that was done in conjunction with ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 60
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- October 12 to October 18, 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!  Or it co...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 31
There were a lot of terrific posts that I read last week on ActiveRain, and I'm sure that I missed a bunch of other posts that would have taught me something important or made me smile.  But these are the favorites of the ones that I did find: Anita Clark:  Hidden Home Buying Costs  Anita does a ...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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Been searching for an easier way to find Wi-Fi service with my iPad, and Wi-Fi Finder App is the one that keeps popping up.   Using the WI-Fi Finder with the GPS function on your iPhone or iPad, Wi-Fi Finder is supposed to tell you exactly where the closest Wi-Fi hotspot is, and how to get there...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 5
  I'm Sorry Margaret Rome, I Just Can't Do It!   I remember the first time that I had the opportunity to talk to Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  over the phone. She was wonderful to talk to back when I was just getting started here, I was a sponge soaking up all that she had to offer. There is...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 14
I missed a week of my favorite real estate links from around the web. But this is what I found interesting in the last week on the real estate interwebs......   On Rupert Murdoch Buying REALTOR.com I think I'm weird. If I didn't live in California, where it's between 75 and 85 every single day, I...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 8
Whoever thought this trio up should be in the hall of eating fame. Each one brings a function and pleasure to the sandwich of your choice. Most amazing little pleasure to have standing by to enhance your munching experience. Honorable mention to salt & pepper to while I am at it THE LINE-UP KETCH...
By Erica Ramus, MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate
(Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA )
Comments 70
Every October - November I push off an intense 7-week challenge for myself, personally, so I can fill the pipeline for January. Don't get sucked into blindly accepting the fact that November and December keep us busy with holidays. That leads to an even slower start to the year! This challenge is...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Monday evening musings: when time & technology interfer with blogging. Just to give you an idea I intended on doing this post on Sunday. It was going to be a Speechless Sunday post. This clearly did not happen and it became a Monday Evening Musings and almost a Tuesday morning musings.... Now wi...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Fishhawk Lake-A Tip from the Dog-How to Get Back to Neutral I have observed this behavior for years now and wanted to share a simple way to get back to a sense of balance. I see this in dog's behavior all of the time, including dog shows.  When my dogs are rough-housing and I say "enough" they bo...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Free Enterprise Is The Natural Course And Cannot Be Resisted   “We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.”   Jules Verne (1828-1905)   If we humans are about nothing less we are about defining our behavior.   We love to create rules and laws.  We love to create standards and pra...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 19
  Your Motivation, Inspiration, & Direction for the Week Ahead   Believe In Yourself!     Happy Monday and welcome to a new week.  I hope everyone had a great real estate weekend and had the opportunity to spend some personal time doing something you enjoy.   Believe in yourself.  We have all hea...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I am thankful for the opportunity to move into a new season.  I rejoice in the opportunity to move further into the destiny God plan at my creation. In the past I have held on to season's past the expiration date. Ever do that? Hang on remembering the good times hoping to bring them back? I have...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 6
“You Just Never Know When Someone Special Comes into Your Life”   As many of you know, our daughter Jill has been transitioning out of the mortgage business and into the travel agency business. She is doing amazing and sometime in 2015 will be devoting 100% of her time in that business.   She alr...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 18
  OK I know that we are all supposed to shrink a little bit as we mature in years, but this is a just a little to much.  This Is Ridiculous!!!       *****************************************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 6
To quote Jerry Garcia... "What a long strange trip it's been!" I made my trek accross country to relocate my home and business to be here in Albuquerque, New Mexico to be closer to my oldest son, daughter-in-law, and three grand kids. Started out thinking that Austin Texas would be my destination...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
I just returned from four days of a national home inspector conference.  One of the classes I took was about the legal ramifications of report writing.  One thing talked about regarded home inspection standards of practice vs. standards of care. The instructor said was that if we inspectors are n...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 3
I found this fascinating and wanted to see what things would show after knee surgery - before and after thermal images. A friend of mine damaged his knee playing soccer.  He ruined his ACL, which is the anterior cruciate ligament.  Not having this opportunity before, I wanted to see what Mighty M...