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By Jackie Hillen, Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088
(Melson Realty)
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 The Springville Rodeo is fast approaching.  It's a wonderful weekend of family fun and entertainment.  If you've never been to a rodeo, you're in for a treat.  There are lots of events including barrel racing, bull riding, muttin bustin, and many others.   The weekend fun begins on Friday night ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I read a headline this morning that reminded me of how important it is to always check out the contractors who do work for you. The headline read,  "Maine Exam Board Issues Warning About Former Master Electrician, Offers Free Inspections."  It just reminded me once again that everyone who profess...
By Linda De Fusco, The Arizona Rainmaker
(The De Fusco TEAM Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Referral networking with some of the top referral agents across the country will converge atHuntington Beach CA ~ APRIL 28th at Mama's on 39 5pm-?An event you don't want to miss! Register now! During Keller Williams Luxury Mastermindshttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/referral-mindset-regional-meet-up-...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Technology is not always our friend. I submitted an offer for a Buyer client Sunday night @ 6 PM! Because our real estate market is FAST, I put a Noon Monday deadline for seller’s response. the Listing agent asked to extend that deadline to 6 PM because he was having difficulty getting the offer ...
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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Tips For Improving Your Agent To Agent Marketing EmailsWe get it, it makes your sellers feel good when you tell them that you're going to email EVERY agent in the MLS about their home being for sale.  Personally, I'm not a big fan of getting those unsolicited emails and prefer using the MLS to fi...
By Jaime Westman
(HouseHunt.com)
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Crowdfunding is a new way for anyone to gain money online from friends as well as anonymous people who want to help fund their ideas or necessities in life. GoFundMe has taken Americans’ interest in free money and helping those in need to another level. The site allows individuals to sign up, sha...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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It's April 21st today. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know today is the day that Google's Mobile Algorithm sets in.  Actually, there has already been movement in the SERPS for a couple of months now regarding Mobile Friendly sites.  First of all, it is NOT the end of the world. So if...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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 It finally have happened!  After writing 367 blog posts and reading thousands, leaving 10,000+ comments, answers, likes and reviews, taking part of many contests, hours and hours in front of my Mac, 231 followers,etc. etc. a reached one of my goals for 2015: 500,000 AR blogging points.  This mil...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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This post will be an attempt to clarify the title of the post. While this simple fact may seem obvious, we constantly hear stories about what the inspector should have been able to see, superman style, when the remodeling starts.In the best of scenarios the inspector will note the warning signs t...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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Many people don't know this, but when the last guest has left Disneyland for the evening and the place is emptied out of visitors, all the night lights come on and the night crews come to work. The place becomes a beehive of activities all over the park. Everything gets a look-over, touch-up and ...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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Tonight (4/21) I will hold my monthly JUMP START Webinar for all DF Probate Students.  This Webinar is for brand new agents & investors or veterans who want to refresh the df system.   This is for students who have received all the material (electronically) and want to know what to do next.  This...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Soaking Up The Good Times In The Rain  It was quite a week in the rain...actually ActiveRain...and to be honest...it was eight days but I digress…  It started last Saturday when I met clients who contacted me because of a post they read...not just I saw you online or on the Internet but I saw you...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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Patches... even our old friend Clarence Carter would have to agree that there is a right way and a wrong way to patch a roof. My Inspection in Rio Rancho the other day led me to an Investors finding and purchase of a distressed home. The usual things were apparent when I arrived, like overgrown l...
By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
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New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley spoke in New York today saying that he feels that economic growth will rebound, which would warrant raising short term interest rates in 2015. The first quarter of 2015 saw growth slow in the first three months of the year, with the harsh wea...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Pop Quiz Answer: Why Is The Number 3 So Important? Feng Shui (environmental psychology) taps into various realms of teachings and combines them to create a cohesive blend of various insights. Part of those teachings pull from numerology and in particular the number 3 carries great signi...
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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Heads Up, Get Your Cameras ReadyAnother challenge is coming in May thanks to Kerrie and since trees and flowers are in bloom I wanted to give everyone a head start on the contest.Be sure to take your camera with you while you are out doing your day to day work. While you are around your town capt...
By The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, North Atlanta, Georgia Luxury Home Specialists
(Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta)
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Lakeside at Ansley Spring Caravan, Roswell GeorgiaTuesday, April 21st 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 10 Agent Minimum - Must Visit All Properties Lakeside at Ansley is a beautiful gated community located in Roswell. This neighborhood boasts a beautiful rolling landscape and fairly hilly terrain; the deve...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesWoohoo...we made it to Friday! Hopefully all ya'll have experienced a blessed real estate week! Mine has been good and just got even better because I am excited about sharing these Rainer FB Business Pages with you. Go check them out. It only takes a minute and really doe...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
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Excuse this direct marketing plug, but I promise not to do this often. I figure it is along the same lines as when a listing is advertised.  It's about my real estate tutorial courses I'm offering.   They were month to month, but I have changed that to a one time fee AND I lowered the fee to $19 ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Motivational Monday: Never Assume When I was studying to become a Feng Shui Consultant back in the early 2000's, one of the earliest lessons I learned from my mother (Carole Provenzale) and my mentors, was to never assume a consultation was going to be easy or challenging. You simply stepped into...