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By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 MONTH REALTY)
Comments 5
Tips For The Perfect Turkey   Whether it is Thanksgiving or Christmas, a small family gathering or a huge party, cooking the perfect turkey for the holidays is every chef's goal.  Here are a few foolproof tips to cooking the perfect turkey!   Get The Right Equipment   The first step to the perfec...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 21
I just had a neighbor drop by to talk. He's in his mid-20s. A few years ago, my son and I helped him land a great bank job. He's a smart guy with great people skills and he excelled quickly. In two years he was in management and it looked like he was on the glide-path to a great career. I asked h...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 35
Help Us…Help Them…Help Others Every year, Sheraton Furniture does our part to help those who are less fortunate.   This year, The McKinley Community Outreach Center and The Willoughby Evening Lions Club will receive a portion of our sales between NOW until December 21, 2014. Help Us…Help Them…Hel...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 15
Gratitude is the ingredient in life that makes the difference between existing and living - at least that is how it is for me. It starts when I step out of bed, smell the freshly brewed coffee and see the twinkling lights of the city -- grateful for the new morning and the cozy home I share with ...
  ActiveRain Meetup in Memphis     Have some coffee, Ya'll  !   Starbucks 1850 Union Ave Memphis, Tennessee   Saturday January 24, 2015 11:30AM till 1:00 PM   Many Thanks To Kerrie LaGuardia ActiveRain Community Manager
By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 68
...I made a decision that saved my life. After trying to talk myself out of it (or maybe into it) all day, I had gone to the emergency room the night before for the fifth time in five years. This time I calmly said, "I think it's my heart."  Before my husband had the car parked, I was hooked up t...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
Winter in New England is rough. This year is predicted to be even worse! So, how do you avoid frozed pipes this winter? Here's the answer in this re-blog from Alexa. As we brace for our first "major" snowstorm here in the Pocono's I can't help but think of the empty homes that have not been "wint...
By Doug Wolfe
(Town Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
Our proud service members are faced with countless challenges every day and sometimes moving quickly is one of them.  In today’s changing market, is it wiser for you to sell your home or to rent it? You’ll want to evaluate your options, and see which works better for you, but renting is an excell...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 3
That's the question.  Who really cares about us as professionals, about our clients, and our industry?  And why should we care? I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of fighting against greed.  There are too many huge corporations that don't care about our buyers and sellers, vendors tha...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 66
Thanks to my lovely community for getting my butt in gear.  I miss you guys and I know you miss each other so let's plan our next round of MeetUps. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about...MeetUps are informal get-togethers for members of ActiveRain to hang out and talk business, sport...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 50
I get this question a lot:  What do I do about broken window seals? For sure, sooner or later, most double-pane windows (gas filled) will develop a broken seal.  The intert gas inside, argon or krypton, will leak out, get replaced by air, and that air will bring in condensation. People often ask ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 56
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 16 to November 22, 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 c...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 53
Most Realtors have a plan and a way they like to do a listing presentation. That is likely to involve a thorough study of the subject property, area comps and the market's strengths and weaknesses. It's always good to be prepared, but sometimes you come prepared and your potential client has alre...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 68
Updated 11/20 at 3:30PM... All of the Fixes in this post are live on the site.  You're good to go! We appreciate all of the troubleshooting you've sent our way the last couple of days (that was an awfully political way to say it, right?!). At 3:30PM Pacific on Thursday 11/20, our team of develope...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 61
Tonight I watched a movie entitled "The Book Thief".  I was not able to see this movie when it first came out but was lucky enough to watch it this evening.  If you haven't had the opportunity to see it, make it a priority.   A beautiful yet heart-wrenching story set in Germany during the 2nd Wo...
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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We're working with out-of-state buyer clients who asked, "Should We Buy A Long Island Home Without A Basement"?   These buyers are from an area that does not have basements, but have heard that on Long Island a basement is a necessary feature in a home.   A house with a basement may be common dep...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 55
For most of us who have lived awhile we have learned the importance of timing. Everyday is special, but some days afford us opportunities we don't come across that often. On those days it is important to, as Saul Bellow would say, seize the day. We aren't always lucky enough to have the luxury of...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 65
My first dog was a wonderful mutt dog named Sparky. And while he was the world's goofiest looking pet, Sparky was in many ways the perfect dog (sorry, Willie!).  He was super affectionate and well behaved.  He never chewed socks or towels or designer slacks.  He never got car sick, and he wouldn'...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - San Jose Probate Agent
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 140
November ActiveRain Contest - I Cannot Believe I Just Did THAT!   In early October I wrote a blog about spilling coffee all over the listing and disclosure documents while sitting at my client's dining room table. This contest is not about electronic signatures. The coffee stained documents were ...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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This was a no brain-er for me after I listed my first Million Dollar Probate Homes this year I couldn't buy at our price.  This was in the Peninsula of the Bay Area where homes are Pricey, In Demand with low inventory.   The amount of business I generated with this home was beyond my belief as I ...