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Top 10 Ways to Guarantee Your Busines$ Success This Year And Every Year In The Future!    1)  Haul out your dusty Business Plan.  It's NOT TOO LATE to get out your business plan from last year and see how you did.  You will be surprised.   2)  Determine your best Sources of Business.  Remember th...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Have you been participating in content curation? Not sure? If you have been gathering and sharing quality information to a targeted audience then you indeed have been curating content on the Web. That is good! Sharing content on sites like Pinterest, G+, Facebook, Twitter, Scoop.It, Delicious, Ac...
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-December 20 to December 27, 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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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"Determination" should be Mickey's middle name.   Yesterday, the cardiologist said everything is fine with her heart and that if the other two doctors agreed, she could be released to a rehab facility.     Mickey's primary physician agrees all is well as far as he is concerned, now we just need ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!
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One of the most important overlooked and difficult tasks in a typical US household is purging of household items. In my opinion, it's easier to get rid of things if you can donate them - you feel like you are giving to others rather than taking from yourself.   In many situations though, maybe we...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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      If you missed our first prosperity blog,  go back and read it right here, and have your green poster board and markers ready...add to that a pair of scissors, your online device of choice and printer. Now you have tools to begin your prosperous plan for the new year. Color is important in ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Really?  A text?  I'm fed up with texting as business communication! It used to be that "text" meant something like this, according to my Oxford Dictionary - Text - noun - the main body of a work or other piece of writing, as distinct from other material such as notes, appendices, and illustratio...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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One type of mistake that you should never have to learn from involves home security. Don’t wait till something bad happens to you to learn a lesson. Here are the top mistakes that people make; learn about them here rather than from personal experience: Leaving doors unlocked. Yes, leave your door...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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  Words of Wisdom From Gandhi and Buddha      These are wise words of enlightenment for all to listen to and consider. Always ask yourself, are the people, thoughts, and events that surround me add value to my life or take away value.  If they are taking away, you may want to rethink the amount o...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Hello there and good morning!  This will be my last "Tim's Time Outs" of the year!  So first of all:  HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!     "Everything can be taken away from a man but ONE thing:  The last of the human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to c...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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One of the little aggravations of email and Facebook, is the mostly false rumors which are circulated time, and time again.   Some have been recirculating for years, while others are more recent.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if folks vetted these type of emails before they hit the “forward” button a...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Holiday Traditions from Around the World! Presents, carolling, holiday decorations, special cookies and foods... some  holiday traditions are almost universal.  But then there are some that are specific to a country, regions, or even just your family!  I was reading about holiday traditions from ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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What you say?  Your new house is always what it's cracked up to be? Don't you mean ISN'T what it's cracked up to be? No, I mean IS.  When cracks abound that is... And you ask, "How can there be any cracks?  It's new construction?"  People are told that with the thousands of codes, and dozens of d...
By Diane M. Phillips, Realtor 443-286-4365
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
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Chris, Claire & I returned home this evening from our adventure to NYC. Maisy’s expression is pure contentment, exactly how we feel to be home. We had a wonderful time, however, this beautiful face is one of the many reasons I treasure home! Contentment, satisfaction, fulfillment, pleasure, warmt...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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The virtual assistant team members that we use also work for nearly all of my real estate private coaching clients and the real estate agents who are members of Listing Experts Academy.    The virtual assistant company has an entire writing team that write market reports, local events posts, list...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Check out these 11 biggest home security mistakes that could leave your home vulnerable to burglars. The other week, three neighborhoods in Ballantyne were burglarized--not something we hear a lot about in these particular neighborhoods. When I read this list, I was hoping to find one or two of t...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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Sometimes It Is OK to Have A Quiet Open House   You have to be prepared either way. I have had open houses that have created traffic jams and I  have had open houses that had no visitors.       Being chosen as the Open House Master a few years ago, I don't do routine open houses. I will tack one ...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
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Price Update For Horseshoe Acres Home In Palm Beach Gardens! 8626 Kelso Dr Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418   Only $409,000!   OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $409,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,823 sqftLot: 1.00 acre(s) Location 8626 Kelso DrPalm Beach Gardens,...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am waiting for my college friend to call. She and her husband recently retired and will be in my area soon. They are doing a good deed and driving a relative half way home. I have known my friend fifty years but haven't seen her in probably fifteen. I haven't seen her husband since their weddin...