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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Does sex sell? We all know that sex sells and you can sell sex, but does it sell houses? Take a look at this virtual tour of a home in Prismo Beach Paradise and let me know your thoughts. Evidently  Patrick Raymond, Raymond and Associates thinks he's onto something here.   Selling a house and lif...
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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Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain ChallengeIt's getting closer to summer and thoughts turn to taking trips, going to new places and exploring unknown parts. There is nobody better than those in the real estate industry to tout the features of a city or town. So with this challenge ...
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-April 26 to May 2, 2015 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 could be a p...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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The Greater Los Angeles-Santa Barbara Meetup Number Two!As most of you who keep up with the events on Active Rain know, that it is “Meetup Season” again. (We barely had time to forget the last one we just attended and here is another one already.) The last time, Alexandra & Ron Seigel wanted to m...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN
(Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills)
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We are ActiveRain! While rummaging around on YouTube today, I found a video I didn't know existed, "The Making of We Are The World."  The video describes how 45 enormously talented singers checked their egos at the door to perform together for one common cause, starving children in Africa.  Micha...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Down By The River SideOn Saturday I went to a very nice Kentucky Derby party and after the race we were entertained by musicians from the Old Town School Of Folk, Chicago IL. They are professional musicians and did a wonderful job of singing and playing old folk music. It was really a good time a...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched and authored by Paul Henderson, © 2014, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be ...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 12
I know like many here in the rain we enjoy the writing, sharing, connecting, learning etc we all benefit from here in the rain but we also enjoy seeing ourselves increase the point totals and climb our way up the leader boards.Well today I climbed to the top of page 4 and assuming I pass anyone e...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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On a lazy Sunday eve I like to reflect on past as well as focus on goals to move me forward. This is one of those pics I could stare at all day and just motivate me to press on and know that if I work hard now I may be able to retire with this in sight!Hope you enjoy it and if this is your view t...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Exploring California: Thien Hau Temple (Chinatown L.A.) The Los Angeles based temple is a blend between Chinese and Vietnamese heritage and beliefs. This is a Taoist temple in Los Angelese Chinatown, it is a popular site for worship and tourism. Thien Hau Temple is dedicated to Mazu, the Taoist g...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Out in the Wilderness for a Few DaysIt has been a challenge on this project to keep up with the office and my AR responsibilities with some of the worst internet, cell coverage and extremely poor data coverage from AT&T.But I have been keeping up for the most part with a lot of mountain driving, ...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Coldwell Banker)
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How many times have I heard this as a realtor?   In fact today, a client said this again, took a breath and added, "But who knows what 10 or 12 years will bring." He's so right. Life happen.  Whether it's a change in health, change in relationship status, births or deaths, change in economic stat...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Looking to beome a super star, or at least have a successful blog, check out Mary Weiss 's tips to keep the SEO and interactions moving along. We all know how it goes - we see a lot of blogs getting featured on the Leaderboard and homepage and wonder, "How do I get there?" Well, here's how you ca...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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Monday Morning Motivator    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.~ Albert EinsteinHope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.~ Emily Dickinson     Wher...
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. May 4, 2015Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. - W. Clement Stone
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Engaged teams produce successful business outcomes including a loyal customer base.  This is just as true for employees as it is for independent contractors or agents.  And this leads to increasing sales and profits. The reverse is also true. Team members who are disconnected and have no passion ...
By Rich Rogala, Real Estate Marketing Coach
(Consistent Clients)
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Adding new listings to your Facebook profile is not only a good way to get listing information out to people in your area, but it’s also a good way to stay in front of them on their news feed, as a reminder that you can help with their real estate needs now or in the future. Today we’ll walk thro...
By Stephanie Hofman
(Coldwell Banker, Highland Park, IL)
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   To all of you looking to get the best value on a new home, here is a great price reduction on 261 Aspen Lane in Highland Park.  This 5 bedroom, 3.1 bath mid-century modern split-level is now offered at $619,000! Built in 1963 and providing over 3,000 square feet of living space, this home is ...
By Bruce Reichstein, VA & FHA Home Loan Expert +26 yrs
(Founder of,
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Although some economic indicators have people feeling like we’re moving beyond the housing market hardship of the late 2000s, it’s plain to see that we’re still in tough times. Now, of course, the unemployment figures are driving foreclosures rather than soaring variable interest rates and predat...
By Dawn Rickabaugh, Note Queen
(Dawn Rickabaugh (Note Queen) Owner Financing Consultant)
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You need to act now.  It’s an unfathomable attack on personal property rights, and will literally shut down entire sections of the real estate market . . . like we need that. The government is poised to restrict our rights and damage an already injured economy, all in the name of ‘protecting’ us....