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Top 10 Ways to Guarantee Your Busines$ Success This Year And Every Year In The Future!    1)  Haul out your dusty Business Plan.  It's NOT TOO LATE to get out your business plan from last year and see how you did.  You will be surprised.   2)  Determine your best Sources of Business.  Remember th...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Have you been participating in content curation? Not sure? If you have been gathering and sharing quality information to a targeted audience then you indeed have been curating content on the Web. That is good! Sharing content on sites like Pinterest, G+, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop.It, Delicious, Ac...
By Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!
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One of the most important overlooked and difficult tasks in a typical US household is purging of household items. In my opinion, it's easier to get rid of things if you can donate them - you feel like you are giving to others rather than taking from yourself.   In many situations though, maybe we...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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One of the little aggravations of email and Facebook, is the mostly false rumors which are circulated time, and time again.   Some have been recirculating for years, while others are more recent.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if folks vetted these type of emails before they hit the “forward” button a...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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      If you missed our first prosperity blog,  go back and read it right here, and have your green poster board and markers ready...add to that a pair of scissors, your online device of choice and printer. Now you have tools to begin your prosperous plan for the new year. Color is important in ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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What you say?  Your new house is always what it's cracked up to be? Don't you mean ISN'T what it's cracked up to be? No, I mean IS.  When cracks abound that is... And you ask, "How can there be any cracks?  It's new construction?"  People are told that with the thousands of codes, and dozens of d...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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Sometimes It Is OK to Have A Quiet Open House   You have to be prepared either way. I have had open houses that have created traffic jams and I  have had open houses that had no visitors.       Being chosen as the Open House Master a few years ago, I don't do routine open houses. I will tack one ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Really?  A text?  I'm fed up with texting as business communication! It used to be that "text" meant something like this, according to my Oxford Dictionary - Text - noun - the main body of a work or other piece of writing, as distinct from other material such as notes, appendices, and illustratio...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Good morning friends, this will be the last of this series for 2014. We have a new year coming with new challenges and goals. Let is hope that the are all positive and that 2014 has been a year where you have met up to your own personal expectations and are happy. All the best to everyone reading...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Twas The Week After Christmas Bristol TN~VA!   Twas The Week After Christmas in Bristol you see ... Lots of homes to be listed and hopefully shown by me ... 2014 was one of the best and in 2015 there will be no rest! So call me today if a home is your wish ... I'll help all I can and give y...
  What this shameful Realtor has done oversteps the bounds of decency and leaps into a pit of insanity and depravity. My friend, Jim Gibbs, of the Career Institute, sent this upsetting story to me tonight. Needless to say, the insidious, pernicious creep is yet another reason in my growing list o...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Sometimes things just go right. I just returned from New Jersey. I spent the weekend with good friends and had my car serviced at the place I like and depend upon. I left really early yesterday was in and out of the the dealership in 90 minutes, did a few errands and was at my friends home before...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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    It was a very mild day for Central CT with the temperatures projected to rise to mid 50's.  A few phone calls were made and the plan was developed.  Meet at 9 and take advantage of the opening,  It wasn't much of a secret, however as 130 other people had the same idea. No snow on the ground b...
By David Saks
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  The lot is 70 feet wide by 150 feet long. What percentage of a full acre is this lot ? Answers below the wildlife photo. Take your time. A. .241047 or roughly 24% or almost a quarter of an acre. Let's find out how many square feet are on the loat by multiplying 70 feet wide times 150 feet long ...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge
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Let's Schedule a Free Flea Hour!  A few times a year I place calls to peeps in my path. The calls are to pals, children of pals, young family members starting their own households etc.  One person's  trash is another person's treasure. My Peeps bring boxes and bags. I open closets and drawers. Th...
By David Saks
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Mr. Schmalz is going to exchange his home for a farm in Missouri owned by Mr. Lubinsky. Mr. Schmalz agrees to allow Mr. Lubinsky, the owner of the 240 acre farm, $600 an acre against the cost of Mr. Schmalz's home, which is listed for $235,000. How much cash difference will Mr. Lubinsky owe Mr. ...
By David Saks
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A promissory note for $17000 is dated April the 15th 2008 and has an annual interest rate of 5%. The interest is paybable quarterly. None of the interest has been paid yet so a notice is sent to the borrower requesting interest due on January 15th, 2009. How much interest is now due as of Januar...
By David Saks
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What would be the annual interest rate on a $42,000 loan if the quarterly interest payments are $575.50 ? Answers posted below the wildlife photo. Please take your time. A. .05481 or rounded .055 or 5.5% Let's take the quarterly interest payments of 575.50 and multiply them time four to get the ...
By David Saks
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A lot measuring 90 feet wide by 120 feet deep sold for $80,000. A. What was the price per front foot ? B. What was the price per square foot ? Answers posted below the wildlife photos. Please take your time. A. $888.89 B. $7.41 Let's first find the front foot price by dividing 90 feet (the front...