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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Jessup, Maryland 20794, Howard County this weekend?There are four open houses in Jessup, Maryland 20794 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?   BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realto...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesAre you inadvertently hiding in plain sight? I found a host (double digits) of FB page links this week on Rainer profiles and signatures that led to other social media sites or the Facebook Fan Page no longer existed. I sent a quick note to each and hopefully they will re...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Elkridge, Maryland 21075,  this weekend?There are fourteen open houses in Elkridge 21075 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor who is hosting...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Fulton, Maryland 20759, Howard County this weekend?There are eight open houses in Jessup, Maryland 20794 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?    BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the real...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Call them before they call you! EVERY TIME! Yep! Reduce the number of times YOUR phone rings every day simply by being proactive with your calls to follow up or advise or nudge or or just touch base to remind them you’re still alive, and you love them. Make this a game and keep score . . . Every ...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
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Incorporating real estate as part of your retirement plan is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Most people think of more traditional investment vehicles such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. For those of us that are self employed or small business owners the stock market can be an optio...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
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We are pleased to announce that our very own Justin Marlow has just earned an award as the #1 top producing agent for sales volume and total sales in all of Northeast Florida for new construction home sales in the month of April through NEFBA (See Award)! Justin outsold over 3,000 real estate pro...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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 Touring model homes in Naples Florida sometimes can be a very unique experience.  For instance there is currently a $7,300,000 model home in Estuary at Grey Oakes Naples Florida that has just hit the market. For $7,300,000 you get:four car garagemaster suite with it's own morning kitchenpool wit...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 I'd be confused if I was a Millennial  Did you know that Millennials have been pegged with so many different names. No wonder I was confused about just what a millennial was and what they were all about.  And think about it - if you were a millennial you'd probably be just as confused as I was.....
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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On June 2nd there will be a hearing for another proposed plan for the empty lot on 31st St. and Cheryl. The proposal will bring a new townhome project to the parcel.  It is another step in the proposed revitalization of the North 32nd St. Corridor.  Sarah Sakalauski of Coldwell Banker is a North ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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My grandson, Joshua, is graduating next friday from Franklin High School and last night was awards night.  Joshua received his invitation and was awarded a scholarship from the Franklin Republican Town Committee.  Yes, Joshua is a registered Republican, and he wrote a powerful essay to receive th...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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 A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a newly listed Bank Owned house located at 1441 Thompson Street in Key West. I receive a bunch of phone calls and emails from prospective buyers interested in more information. I showed the place to a couple of prospect, and then I left town to go to Las Vegas...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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As more and more Active Rain Agents are getting involved with Probate Real Estate my plan of spreading the wealth Country wide is starting to take shape.   I will start blogging more about the process and what we do in California which as mentioned before is the hardest State with the most rules ...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Stay Calm and Do Not Feed the Internet Trolls! An Internet Troll is a person whose sole purpose is to search out people to argue with online over mundane or trivial issues in an attempt to provoke. Such disputes happen on blogs, facebook and a number of other sites. The best thing you can do is t...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Don't Make Your Clients Feel Stupid I recently read a terrific post by Elizabeth Weintraub, “Never Say I Told You So About Choosing the Wrong Lender.” It’s well worth a read and raises a significant issue – how saying “I told you so” could certainly set the wrong tone with your client. That could...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Tammy Adams had a different take on the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge offered this month by the one and only Dick Greenberg.  She does it "with a twist", which you know is always a winner in my book.This post should not only be Featured in BananaTude, but also "in the Rain".....there are so many t...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
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Beautiful Oceanfront Retreats...Just For You! Enjoy the Salt Spring Island lifestyle. Looking for a beautiful walk-on beach, a terrific beach-combing / walking gem, with warm ocean swimming? A kayaker's paradise? In the heart of the best protected boating waters in the world? Here it is! A lovely...
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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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Keep Your Phone Ringing Posts Up To DateAs bloggers, we all search for that Holy Grail, the posts that make the phone ring with ready now home buyers and sellers, or at least people that MAY become ready now clients.  What type of post that does that for you may vary based on ...
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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Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain ChallengeIt's getting closer to summer and thoughts turn to taking trips, going to new places and exploring unknown parts. There is nobody better than those in the real estate industry to tout the features of a city or town. So with this challenge ...