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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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How to Dominate for a Community with Real Estate BloggingZillow, Trulia, Realtor OH MY! How can the podunk little real estate agent compete on the search engines? They dominate all the major broad keywords and unless you've had a domain for 20+ years, have 18,000 high quality back links or a kill...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 46
Do you have three minutes and twenty two seconds today to remember? Remember someone who may have lost their life serving their country and fighting for our freedom?Today is Memorial Day, a federal holiday day in the United States on which the men and women who died in active military service are...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Someone Tried to Burn My House DownThe call came in yesterday from the new tenant that was trying to move into our rental house. The house had been broken into and someone or several someones had tried to burn it down. Thankfully they didn't but the damage will be in thousands, much of it the res...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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The worst part of having a long three day weekend is that when we return to work, it seems like a Monday and it’s a Tuesday.  The entire week will be messed up!!I’m a member of the YMCA, and I workout there every day.  I’ve hired a personal trainer to create a complete program for using resistanc...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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 A Saluting Boy on Omaha Beach - A Memorial Day Tribute I was not going to post anything "Memorial Day" as I felt that social media is covered with it and frankly, I just did not feel the need to add to all of it.  That was until I saw Paula McDonald's post on FaceBook.  This video impacted me mo...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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1 JOHN 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY The true doctrine as to the Saviour's person, as leading men from the world to God, is a mark of the spirit of truth in oppositi...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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LET GO, but don't forget. In real estate law and practice, supervision is critical. How many of us have had a transaction that was not moving toward closing because of the action or inaction of an agent??  I suspect many.Yet, when the agent will not communicate or ignores the contract of sale, wh...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 8
Bungee me. The Bungee cord (sometimes spelled Bungie Cord) is an elastic cord originally developed for the airplane industry.  As a strong elastic cord, surrounded by a woven wrapping, it was able to be wrapped around early-on airplane parts to hold them in place.If you go to a site that describe...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     There are those days when it seems as if nothing comes to mind when it comes to writing. Some call it writers block. I call it burn out. After writing almost daily here in AR, I think that there are days when I get burned out especially when I look at what all I have to do in building my bus...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Real Estate agents are teams of independent contractors.  But that does not mean that the team leader should let go to the point of disconnecting.  Why do you have a team in the first place--more success for all while building your brand.  An effective leader does not simply say you know what to ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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Memorial Day 2015, a start to Summer and a Day of RemembranceOur country has it's problems, but for all the ills, we are still the country that is revered almost all over the world by those that have access to the Internet and can see the real truth about us.We can show people demonstrating in th...
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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Gardener's Dream and a Lovely Home Lovingly Maintained Home in Sought-After Neighborhood. Front and Backyard -- Not Your Ordinary Gardener's Dream. Lavish, Gorgeous and Luscious Landscape in front, back and side yards is a BEAUTY to marvel at and is just one of the Highlights of this Property. H...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Suffice to say that hating the heat and humidity as I do, I might have thought twice about going to the Amazon. Needless to say I did not. So here I am. This morning we had a jungle excursion. You first get rubber hip boots, take a boat, and trek through heavy mud in the rain. So, why would anyon...
By Sharon Lee
(Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance)
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Have a safe Memorial Day as you travel and enjoy time with family and friends but we must NOT forget what this day is all about.
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I like a beautiful and scenic ride as much as anyone. This trip however was difficult in altitude and the the constant turns and temperature changes made it more than an ordeal. That said, we did stop at a sanctuary with humming birds. Some incredible species here. Enjoy these pictures of the one...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Some Habits Shouldn't Be Broken Some habits are bad.  Some habits are good.  I like to blog daily.  I consider that a good habit because it makes our phone ring and frankly (for the most part), I enjoy it.  It's a good change of pace from other daily tasks, adds to my daily learning, a chance for...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
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  The Weekend Wine Review is a weekly series I will do on Monday’s post featuring a wine tasted over the weekend. The wine I am reviewing is the Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2011. We had it at my birthday dinner in Rhode Island it paired perfectly with my Beef Wellington and the other beef entrees. ...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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On this Memorial Day when we stop to reflect on the brave soldiers who gave their lives that we could have the freedoms we so take for granted... I hope we'll also remember those who came home, and those whose contribution has been shamefully ignored by most. When our soldiers returned from Viet ...
By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
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 UK won’t let non-British citizens vote on future of EU membershipLONDON — Britain’s prime minister announced on Monday that non-British citizens who live in Britain will not be able to vote on whether the country should remain in the European UnionThe question is important because so many non-Br...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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TeamViewer allows you to grant access to your computer to another person. It offers one-time-use remote control desktop sharing over the internet. 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'...