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By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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A Day in the Life of a Silicon Valley Real Estate Agentby San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweSometimes people are curious to know what a Silicon Valley real estate agent does all day. Here's a summary of Monday.9-11 Taught Seller Pre-Listing and Listing Class as part of Keller Williams Ignite Su...
By Laura Coffey, ReMax of Santa Clarita
(REMAX Santa Clarita Real Estate and Homes)
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I just finally hit the big 200K in points on Activerain! I started blogging back in 2009 and was pretty diligent about blogging on a regular basis. Personal life and being crazy busy with business put blogging on the back burner the end of 2011. The amazing thing was that the blogging I had previ...
By Julie Morales, Your partner is Real Estate!
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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I always reach my clients on a personal level. So much about a home is intimate, and changing it can be an emotional event. These changes usually parallel a special occurance: a sweet couple who are first time home buyers and want to start a family, a divorcee getting back on her feet, a new job ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Mr. Buyer, that super-duper bargain property that you want to buy is a super-duper bargain for a reason. You see, when the average sale price in an area is $275K, a $29K property has problems. It might be a collapsing foundation. It might be a roof that leaks and has ruined the floors, walls and ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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My 100 Day Check-up   The Patient Needs a Transfusion As part of the April Challenge for SEO, Bob Crane is requesting we put an analysis of our 100 day business situation. I did not need the challenge to know this year is not going as well as last year.  I had a very strong year last year with cl...
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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When Life Gets You Down, Plant Flowers The last week in real estate had it's challenges. So what else is new? The closing that was supposed to happen, didn't again, the new prospective seller wouldn't call me back and the buyer that was to close the first of May got orders to move and will not be...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the worldOscar  WildeAs a song once said "We dreamers have our ways!" Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Museum Quality Dedham Contemporary houses are different than your regular Colonial or Federal style home you find everywhere in Dedham.  Dedham, MA is a community just south and west of Boston and the original and ongoing county seat of Norfolk County. Dedham and Dedham real estate has a rich his...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Heinnies Steakhouse for Prime Rib - Elkhart, IN.After reading the blog from Gita Bantwal , stating that today was National Prime Rib Day, my first thought, was Heinnies Steakhouse, in Elkhart, Indiana.  Their Prime Rib is the best in the area, according to the comments I have read in their commen...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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I almost missed this good news, so I thought that others may have too. Take a few minutes to stop by and wish Beth the best and congratulate her on the diagnosis.   On March 16th I posted "I Won Lotto This Week".....  Approximately 40 years ago I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus at...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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This little one is new here. Not the usual suspect just a new bird in the neighborhood. I saw it yesterday, twice actually. From the eyes I knew it was the same one: strong, resolute, and afraid of nothing. I was able to see others around, but this one came forward as if to say: "hey, this is now...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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After a rather unusually LONG and constant rain we finally got a break this afternoon as the rain did in fact STOP!Now worrying about needing an ark may be a bit dramatic and overkill but we just don't get rains like that our here in beautiful sunny Denver Colorado so when it hits (and I cannot r...
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
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In the "What it takes to be Successful" series, number one was Motivation so let me elaborate. One of the most important things that lead you to success is the way you motivate yourself towards achieving that goal, because let’s face it, it’s very hard for anyone to  achieve the goals that are im...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Florida 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Remembering Jeff One of my first posts on Active Rain, back in 2009, was about Jeff's search to find a pet-friendly home for he, his wife and their dog Chelsea.   I have told the story Does 3 lbs of Dog Really Matter in South Florida countless time since.   I didn't know much about blogging in th...
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
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A Change Has Come - Welcome Steve  For years, my husband has worked "behind the scenes" in real estate working on marketing and all of the details that go in to making certain that a real estate brokerage is running. This year, we decided that it was time for him to get his license and work a bit...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Earth Day in San Diego San Diego was alive and active in every part of the county and the downtown and seaboard were bustling too.  I don't recall a time that had more activities at one time to celebrate the day. I started the day attending a giant art festival in Little Italy. Naturally the firs...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Quote of the Day. April 28, 2015Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. - Napoleon Hill  
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are,the the things you never want to loseKevin Arnold I may miss and long for something now but I will always have the memory.Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched and authored by Paul He...
By Richard and Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900
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  On March 16th I posted "I Won Lotto This Week".....  Approximately 40 years ago I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus at Mt. Sinai Hospital and The Lahey Clinic....  Once I understood that their was no cure for the disease I decided not to see any doctors... Understand my Father wa...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Everybody has a friend who does . . . . You name it. You know, he's a carpet-layer, a plumber, a carpenter, a mechanic, a handyman, an electrician, etc. When a problem arises, or a need comes up, call the friend, or the friend's friend who does XYZ on the side. You'll get your job done, and you'l...