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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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1)     Self-Confidence We use this trait for power and control. The more you have of it the better your business will function. Like the sunlight that is neccessary for life on earth, self-confidence is neccessary for the life of our business.   2)     Keenness We use this trait to make decisions...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Throwback Thursday, Josh is the WWOA Magazine Coverboy.   Tonights Throw Back Thursday post combines a little bit of family and forestry. The AR community gets a lot of opportunities to see my younger son Nick, but you don’t see my oldest son Josh very often since his career as a manager at Buff...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
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VA Mortgage Loans in Alpine  CA and 100% VA Loans -the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic progr...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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It’s been said that Karl Dean will be a hard act to follow. I agree but not necessarily for all the same reasons as some others. For sure, Mayor Dean accomplished a LOT during his tenure as Mayor, and he’s leaving a LOT of messes for the next Mayor to clean up. As much as some folks may want to g...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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It seems that everyone is suing everyone these days. It’s almost impossible to watch the news or read the newspaper without hearing about the latest lawsuit. Sometimes I actually agree with the person that is filing the claim but most of the lawsuits that I read about seem frivolous and a waste o...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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 Congrats to the ActiveRain Community as you were picked up by the Washington Post today!  I love seeing major publications quote your valuable insights.  Tammy Lankford, wrote a post,  Does Your Agent Look at Your Housing Needs or Their Commission First? which currently has over 100 comments.  M...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Agent Headshots: 8 Dos and Don'ts The real estate agent headshot: it’s an absolute necessity in this industry. Your headshot is part of your personal branding, and people expect to see it everywhere—on business cards, your website, public benches and even billboards! Real estate is a face-to-face...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I can’t seem to make myself be attentive to text messages. Should I find a therapist to help me awaken my inner Textness? The truth is many people in this world live for that next text . . . and ALWAYS respond IMMEDIATELY! Sadly, I didn’t get that gene; therefore I frequently unsettle some folks ...
By Dale Ross, Realty Group
(CEO - Dale Ross Realty Group)
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The answer is yes, if you go about it exactly the right way. You see commercials on the television all the time selling these methods to get rich quick buying and selling houses. They make it look so simple, and it is if you have the right plan in place, but not necessarily theirs. Remember, they...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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If you know me at all, you know how much I enjoy photo editing.  For quite awhile, Kathy Streib has been wanting me to show her how I do what I do.I've made some tutorial videos on photo editing, but it's not the same as actually working with someone in person.It's been our hope that someday we c...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Fast Track SEO Free Video Trainings are Live Did you get your #FastTrackSEO training videos?  My iphone text is buzzing with texts about what people are learning from my video trainings!  My email inbox is full of replies and compliments about the value people are getting from my video trainings!...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Ants in the Lockbox ~ Adventures in Real Estate!I have experienced a lot of things in real estate but had a new one yesterday!  I was attempting to show a commercial warehouse and the lockbox was at the bottom of the fence to the property.  As I approached the lockbox I could see that a lovely fi...
By Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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A jubilant optimism has convoluted homeowners. And for good reasons. Fixed low interest rates, appreciating home values, and hopes of refinancing culminate to a rather bright outlook. However, one thing has changed… the Appraisal District has finally decided to wipe the sleep from its eyes and pl...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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In the process of doing your job, how many people do you put to work? Let's start with what you do personally – Because you have an income, you provide jobs by purchasing food, gasoline, clothing, shoes, cars, insurance, restaurant meals, travel, toys and entertainment, education, household furni...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Some days the words come easy.....other days, not so much.Most of you know that every week I spend myThursday with Mickey. On Monday, after spending a lovely afternoon and evening with her family celebrating Mother's Day and her Grandson Geoffrey's Graduation, Thoroughly Modern Mickey was not fee...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Tomorrow Mickey will start training again for the Senior Olympics. This evening she was released from Hillcrest Hospital and is now at Mount St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center. Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy start all over again tomorrow. Mickey will be going for the Gold Medal on the pa...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Can Your Environment Cause Addictive Behavior?  "We will have to change ourselves," is a quote by Johan Hari, the author from the article, "The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think." He could not be any more correct with that statement. We will...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Is the Grass greener? Agents move around all the time. They are always looking for a greener pasture, a better split, more leads, easier transactions and the good life.  Agents often leave because they are promised a better deal after hearing what a disgruntled agent thinks they are missing. We a...
By Soulutions Real Estate
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I have lived in Scottsdale over ten years & played & traveled  here & there throughout the valley for work & play. During this time,  it never ceases to amaze me how many places I didn't know existed. For instance, The Sovanna Condominiums which are located between Shea Blvd. & Pima Rd.  are tuck...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I've been extra weary lately, and I think it all boils down to I'm worn out, a little burned out and in need of a break. That happens in life and in business. Today, while I was catching my breath, I started thinking about an event that took place in my life a few years ago. It was an event about...