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By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
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That's the question.  Who really cares about us as professionals, about our clients, and our industry?  And why should we care? I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of fighting against greed.  There are too many huge corporations that don't care about our buyers and sellers, vendors tha...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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I get this question a lot:  What do I do about broken window seals? For sure, sooner or later, most double-pane windows (gas filled) will develop a broken seal.  The intert gas inside, argon or krypton, will leak out, get replaced by air, and that air will bring in condensation. People often ask ...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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Thanks to my lovely community for getting my butt in gear.  I miss you guys and I know you miss each other so let's plan our next round of MeetUps. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about...MeetUps are informal get-togethers for members of ActiveRain to hang out and talk business, sport...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Help Us…Help Them…Help Others Every year, Sheraton Furniture does our part to help those who are less fortunate.   This year, The McKinley Community Outreach Center and The Willoughby Evening Lions Club will receive a portion of our sales between NOW until December 21, 2014. Help Us…Help Them…Hel...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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This was a no brain-er for me after I listed my first Million Dollar Probate Homes this year I couldn't buy at our price.  This was in the Peninsula of the Bay Area where homes are Pricey, In Demand with low inventory.   The amount of business I generated with this home was beyond my belief as I ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I just had a neighbor drop by to talk. He's in his mid-20s. A few years ago, my son and I helped him land a great bank job. He's a smart guy with great people skills and he excelled quickly. In two years he was in management and it looked like he was on the glide-path to a great career. I asked h...
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-November 16 to November 22, 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 c...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
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League City- Annual Holiday in the Park!   It's that time of the year again for League City's Annual Holiday in the Park located in the heart of League City-League Park.  This year will be a blast with a brand new event - Vow Renewal!!! You can sign up and pay the $25 entry fee to participate in ...
By Joanne Gillet & Danah Prophet The Edge Of The Beach Team, Top Producers
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
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By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Tonight I watched a movie entitled "The Book Thief".  I was not able to see this movie when it first came out but was lucky enough to watch it this evening.  If you haven't had the opportunity to see it, make it a priority.   A beautiful yet heart-wrenching story set in Germany during the 2nd Wo...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 53
Most Realtors have a plan and a way they like to do a listing presentation. That is likely to involve a thorough study of the subject property, area comps and the market's strengths and weaknesses. It's always good to be prepared, but sometimes you come prepared and your potential client has alre...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
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Updated 11/20 at 3:30PM... All of the Fixes in this post are live on the site.  You're good to go! We appreciate all of the troubleshooting you've sent our way the last couple of days (that was an awfully political way to say it, right?!). At 3:30PM Pacific on Thursday 11/20, our team of develope...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Expired Listing Marketing For Real Estate Agents Before you read this post: This post contains a list of ALL the blog posts I have written to help you create your own customized expired listing marketing campaign. After you read this post you can click on each of the links in the box below. Each ...
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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We're working with out-of-state buyer clients who asked, "Should We Buy A Long Island Home Without A Basement"?   These buyers are from an area that does not have basements, but have heard that on Long Island a basement is a necessary feature in a home.   A house with a basement may be common dep...
By Sarah & Les Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
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Secret to a successful day.   Outskirts of London - October 2014     Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. Make great things happen today. by: Dan Title Man Tran   The above quote streamed onto my FB this morning. Sharing it so you can have an encouraging day and a path to a su...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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For most of us who have lived awhile we have learned the importance of timing. Everyday is special, but some days afford us opportunities we don't come across that often. On those days it is important to, as Saul Bellow would say, seize the day. We aren't always lucky enough to have the luxury of...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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What Was I Thinking, I Could Be Dead I Can't Believe I Just Did That- We have a challenge from Kathleen Daniels to write about something that happened with a client that was crazy or funny. What comes to mind for me did not have me laughing. Looking back now I shake my head and think I must have ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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My first dog was a wonderful mutt dog named Sparky. And while he was the world's goofiest looking pet, Sparky was in many ways the perfect dog (sorry, Willie!).  He was super affectionate and well behaved.  He never chewed socks or towels or designer slacks.  He never got car sick, and he wouldn'...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - San Jose Probate Agent
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Gratitude Is More Than A Word | Gratitude Is What I Feel   Sally Cheeseman’s ACTIVERAIN CONTEST: Defining Gratitude and GOALS asks us to write about 2 topics in 1 post. First we are to Define Gratitude:  Gratitude for me is a feeling deep within my soul. There are no words that can adequately con...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Are you planning to travel during this holiday season? If so, check out the 22 fabulous tips BuzzFeed.com has provided to make your traveling easier during the holiday season. We all know what a nightmare holiday travel can be.   Here are just 10 of the 22 great tips: 1.  Sundays are the best day...