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By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope this email finds you and your Monday going well.  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you:   STRESS LESS:   1)  Dance it out 2)  Go for a walk 3)  Talk about it 4)  Breathe 5)  Go to bed earlier 6)  Focus on what you can control 7)  Reminisce about good times 8)  Ask for...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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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 Chris Shull, Your Realtor For Life!
(ColumbiaLand Realty)
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Question: How would you feel if you lost an Olympic Gold Medal by two-thousandths of a second?  You probably wonder, "How could they measure that closely?"  Mathematically speaking, the distance you can swim in two-thousandths of a second is about the thickness of a coat of paint or about one-ten...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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In some homes anomalies are obvious, like with this passive kitchen vent. You can see that something use to be here - some sort of vent mechanism, or microwave. But it's been removed, to leave this attractive spot on the wall! Holding my hand up there cold air could be felt coming through the hol...
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 all would NEVER have ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Speechless Sundays: Poinsettia Bush on our walk with Chachi!       If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly ...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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It hasn’t been so many years ago that the specter of Chinese Drywall began to materialize and create some major issues for homeowners.  It was the toxicity of the drywall products that posed major health concerns. Tonight while watching a segment on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” a new concern has arrived. ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The Caller Says My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis Can You Help Me?   Blogging, as many of us know, can bring phone calls and inquiries.   And lots of interesting questions.   So when I received the phone call and I heard:   My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis, Can You Help Me?   I stopped f...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Speechless Sunday: for our East Coast Friends a bit of color!       If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Soul Sunday: Do We Only Live Once?      “You only live once," is a common saying among many in the world. Yet, as the years progress on, people are becoming more awaken to the understanding that their is greater potential of knowing, we in fact live more then once. Hinduism calls this r...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
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My wife had a girlfriend over to the house when I arrived home yesterday afternoon. My wife’s friend is quite a bit younger than my wife, and once was my wife’s boss. The woman has a mid-to-high level management position with her current company. She was explaining to the two of us that the owner...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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This Sunday night thing is becoming a habit!  It's been a very long day that has been funky to say the least.  But that's a story for another blog.  And better late than never!  So here are the blogs that I especially liked during the past week: Aaaaaah, a "Winding Path" leading to your front doo...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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All Who Thought They Had Been Through a Worst February Were Wrong   It seemed as if we had gotten snow almost every day. Well it was close, as there were only 9 days in this February of 2015 when we did not get snow.     As for the temperatures, we had only 1 day in the entire month when the temp...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Hope you'll enter Grant's March Challenge because we'll all learn from this!  Head over to Grant's post to leave your comment!!!! Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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What Does It Take to be “Followed” on ActiveRain (No I’m not talking stalking here)   I follow (subscribe to) quite a few people on ActiveRain.  Some of them are in the Millionaire’s Club and some are newbies.  I love to mix it up because the newbies can bring a whole new fresh approach to bloggi...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Snow And Ice Storm Hits Huntsville AL Huntsville, Alabama was hit with a little snow and an ice storm on Friday that pretty much brought the city and most of Northern Alabama to a stand still. Streets in entire towns and counties were proclaimed impassable. In fact I didn't heed the warning and c...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
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One reason you should be blogging and as well as posting your listings on Active Rain is because it gets you and your properties seen. In addition to selling our listings, part of our job is to keep our sellers happy during the process, partly by showing them that we understand the Internet and h...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
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Well, I Did IT – I Made My Self-Imposed Goal of 1,000 Points a Day in February!   I decided to try to get 1,000 points a day in February, and I made it!  I actually have averaged about 1,200 give or take a few.    As of tonight at 6:17 pm, I still have some comments to return which might bring m...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
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Small Business USA (www.SmallBusinessUS.com) talks about 7 specific areas you need to consider in your business process. Here are all seven again: ·       Management Strategy ·       Primary Aim ·       Organizational Strategy ·       Strategic Objectives ·       People Strategy ·       Marketing...