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By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 64
The Adventures of Whaa Cow at The Cody Hotel in Cody Wyoming- Customer Service Above and Beyond!!!   After spending the night in Custer South Dakota we made our way on our road trip to Cody Wyoming which is about 45 minutes outside of the east entrance of Yellowstone Park.    The Cody hotel is ou...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 70
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Don't Blog Angry! One of my favorite movies is Bill Murray's Groundhog Day.  SPOILER ALERT:  There's a scene where Bill's character groundhognaps Puxatawney Phil and includes one of my favorite quotes from the movie: Don't drive angry, right?  Bad things happen, mmmmkay? Well ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Overall, it is important to be consistent when installing vinyl siding. However, the consistency should be in the GOOD department, not the BAD. On a one-year warranty inspection, which I seem to do a lot of, I look top to bottom, inside and out. Walking around the house I have 20X binoculars that...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 30
Everyone who does some sort of work on their home has this question come up and it must be answered too. It cannot be ignored. You either decide YES or NO. I have done both in my lifetime. Many things cross into the mind of someone who approaches this subject. Let's look at a few yeses and no's W...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 45
When your client has a home inspector at their beckon call, it is best to dot I’s and cross T’s.  This is even truer if that home inspector happens to be your father or father-in-law. When my eldest son sent me pictures of the completed exhaust fan installation, that was done in conjunction with ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- October 12 to October 18, 2014   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it co...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 25
Two of my favorite "Rainers" got me thinking...that could be trouble.   But it was not.....it's all good stuff.   ********************   Miss Banana wrote a post: "Going above and beyond or is it just being you?"     She writes about doing things for clients because she cares, and it doesn't seem...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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In thinking about writing an entry for this contest, I kind of fell down a rabbit hole and got distracted with the whole idea of going "above and beyond".   It started simply as an exercise in picking the best instance of Mary and I doing something beyond the ordinary for a client. There was a lo...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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Build It and They Will Come...but who is THEY? Controversy in Kaka'ako - Ward Village - and the Transformation of Kaka'ako, Honolulu The Howard Hughes Corporation in conjunction with Victoria Ward Ltd. is one of many developers with their hand in reshaping a huge swath of Honolulu into what some ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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USA Today in its September 14, 2014 publication outlined 5 mistakes first-time home buyers made.   Contrary to what the author wrote, first-time home buyers are not naive. Corollary, they are very resourceful and educated. Hence, they seek the expert's advice and assistance to guide them througho...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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This works when you are doing it. Don't think about it, just get out there and practice your beliefs, habits, profession and activities. Life has a way of prodding us along and then ever so often, allowing us to see the human nature part up close. Two steps forward is the LIFE part, one step back...
By JM Padron, ACP, CCIM, CDPE, CRB, Ft. Lauderdale-Doral-Sunny I
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
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  Star Major Leaguer Settles in Weston  LA Dodger’s Alex Guerrero Buys Windmill Ranch Home  With REMAX Agent Hector Vidaurre   (Weston, FL October 21, 2014) – Alex Guerrero, the Los Angeles Dodger’s up and coming second baseman, has just closed on a spectacular multi-million dollar home in presti...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
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Read this one carefully. Then reread it. Then realize the importance of getting permits before you have to see so when you do this choice does not present a problem. It will. It does in resale price and disclosures and back stepping to correct problems and in damages from incorrect work. Get perm...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
Scarcity is a driver of demand but scarcity is not the ONLY driver of demand. If it were, people would “settle” for whatever is “Getable NOW?” rather than taking the time and energy to find something better. This is true in most everything. This week, I have seen a series of mutually exclusive bl...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 17
  Internal Happiness Is A Journey!     Internal happiness can be attained by all that want it. And even though it may hard especially when distracted by life’s challenges, inner happiness is attainable and within our reach. It’s all about our attitude and how we deal with negativity. A poor outlo...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 123
I have to admit that reaching the top 200 spot in Active Rain was not one of my goals, and I was certainly surprised when I checked the Leader board this morning after seeing Debbie Reynold’s Post on our Top Three Bloggers.  I checked in at No 199, and I remember how I felt when I did set persona...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 14
I guess this really shouldn't come as a surprise.  Many are doing this.   But, what caught me off guard was the accuracy of the ad.   Yesterday, I was looking some info up on Home Depot.  One of my customers picked up a product there, and I needed to look up the price...so I could figure out how ...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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Been searching for an easier way to find Wi-Fi service with my iPad, and Wi-Fi Finder App is the one that keeps popping up.   Using the WI-Fi Finder with the GPS function on your iPhone or iPad, Wi-Fi Finder is supposed to tell you exactly where the closest Wi-Fi hotspot is, and how to get there...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
Hang in there !!!
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
I found this fascinating and wanted to see what things would show after knee surgery - before and after thermal images. A friend of mine damaged his knee playing soccer.  He ruined his ACL, which is the anterior cruciate ligament.  Not having this opportunity before, I wanted to see what Mighty M...