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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 54
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 Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 23
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 11
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 Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 2
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 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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
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 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 Will Hamm, Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 33
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 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 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 Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 22
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 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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 2
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...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 2
    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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
I look at the exteriors and particularly the INTERIORS of many homes showing buyers, listing for sellers, neighborhood gatherings and I have thought The Beauty Of A Home Is In Its Art Form. I particularly do not like box shaped house exteriors cause it looks like the architect is lazy with design...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 5
FREE - Eastvale Mega Mixer Business Expo   This Mega business expo will be held tonight, August 21st, 2014 from 5pm to 8 pm at Eastvale's Community Center located on 13820  Schleisman Road, Eastvale Ca 92880 (at the corner of Schleisman and Harrison)   This is your opportunity to meet and gre...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 6
Conrad Allen called on the AR members today to take the ice bucket challenge. As soon as I got home from my appointment, I asked my son to take the video for me. Sorry that the frame is not in order. Anyway, it is the effort that counts. I don't think I did it right because my son told me tha...