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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 58
When I was a teenager, I would clip pictures of my favorite teen idol, clothing, sayings and other graphics out of magazines.  They would then be taped to my closet doors so I could look at them any time I wanted.  When my friends came over, they would be able to ooh and aah over them, too.  Too...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
New construction inspections are always interesting - especially when attic insulation is a mess - One small step for man, one giant leap for a poor indoor environment. Attic insulation is very often a problem in new construction.  How? Usually the builder advertises a high R-value (which can onl...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 16
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Wow, talk about getting your panties bunched up this week! I have read several posts on various platforms this week (AR included) that have bashed using FB as part of our online marketing model. Hey, to each their own! Every competitor not using it is one less we...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 26
As a landlord or Property Manager, dealing with a meth lab can be a daunting and very expensive task but did you know that even after the clean up you may still be required to disclose the fact that meth was previously cooked at your property? In fact, a little over half of the states in America ...
By Mimi Foster, Realtor - Colorado Springs
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 61
Recently an agent gave me her business card. On it was her name, five telephone numbers (cell, office, home, fax, assistant), plus the name of her company, what she specializes in, her alphabet of designations, a photo, an address, an email, and a website. My first thought when I looked at it was...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 3
Relax. In the fast paced world of today's society we often make ourselves feel guilty if we are not busy. Busy does not mean better. I am thankful for the ability to relax and be in peace. This allows me the ability to discern and value the present as a precious opportunity that will never c...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 4
How Come My Own Listings Don't Show Up On Google On My Own Site?  We have received several emails this week with this question from agents and brokers.  This is a great question with the answer being relative to each particular situation.  This is a tough question to answer if you can not als...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 10
Events At HAWS (Humane Animal Welfare Society) in Waukesha This Week!     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                THIS WEEK AT HAWS! First Aid for Pets Saturday, August 23, 1pm - 4pm Learn pet first aid skills ranging from basi...
By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 15
  It's Blooper Blog Friday, so hang onto your hats, my friends. The MLS and the local real estate ads were ripe for the pluckin. Carla Muss-Jacobs of Portland  and Patrick Martin and Jane Peters of L.A. made some witty and wild contributions. You may choke on a few of these unwitting wittici...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 102
It's obvious to us, because we're here every day, that the nature of our real estate market will have a major effect on what our buyers and sellers experience in the course of a transaction. But real estate markets are complicated. While average consumers may have a general idea of what i...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 11
  After much anticipation because of being canceled last week due to rain, the Middletown, CT Motorcycle Mania 2014 Show final went off yesterday.  I made it a point of being on Main Street Downtown Middletown, CT  right at 5:00 p.m. once all the bikes were there and set up.  It was well worth t...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 23
Chicago's Own Superdawg I admit that 99% of the time my diet is the Carrot, Beet with a little Celery to excite things. Once in awhile you have to let loose. This even I do once in a blue moon. On the way back from O'Hare airport I got an impulse that I acted upon. That was to stop by the...
By Will Hamm, Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 34
Don't shoot the messenger!   What do you mean you want to low ball the price in a market that is hot.  Well, Dad thinks that just because there are only 2 condos on the market in the complex that we should at least try to low ball it.   Ok, I know these people a long time and I agree, I neve...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 4
Eastvale CA - Quarterly Market Report of Homes Sold   Homes Sold for May, June and July 2014   Data pulled from CRMLS 8/20/14    In order to determine where the market of Eastvale CA is heading, one must understand and study past data to predict where it is heading.   For the months of May, June ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 38
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Blog Until You Hit Critical Mass The question that is often asked, especially by newer bloggers:  "Is blogging an effective way to generate business?". To us, the clear answer is YES!!!  Via agent to agent referrals and/or catching the attention of your area buyers a...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 3
Open Houses, a Great Way to Show Rentals We don't sell a lot of houses, but we do Rent a lot of them, and over the years we have gravitated toward open houses as the preferred showing method. We don't open our houses to the public, an exclusive by appointment system helps us to maintain a...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
What do you do when ice flow becomes ice floe? Aren't they the same thing? An ice maker should be making ice!  Cubes form and flow, tray by tray, into a bin in the freezer. An ice floe  is defined as floating or damming ice.  In this freezer we have an ice floe! I have to say, I have never se...
By Mimi Foster, Realtor - Colorado Springs
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 6
When business slowed down a few years ago, someone turned me on to this great little site called ActiveRain. It was a little expensive ($49 per month, I think) to be paying for something I knew nothing about (blogging). After my first six months of sitting on the sidelines, someone encouraged me ...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 3
    Homes for Lease in Eastvale CA as of August 2014   Data pulled from CRMLS on 8/21/2014     As of August 21, 2014, there is a total of 44 homes available for lease within the City of Eastale CA.  43 of these homes are single family resident and only 1 is a condo.   The average lease is being o...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 3
It will be a stinky situation for the Manchester residents as the Manchester CT Sewage Plant starts its $43M upgrade tomorrow, August 22, 2014.   According to Scott Hanley, Town Manager, the cleaning of this old system is going to result in very unpleasant odors, depending upon proximity and wind...