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By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
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Agents everywhere lament the day they take on a buyer who does everything possible to irritate the seller. You know the story… The buyer skips appointments. Missing an appointment without calling ahead of time – is there anything worse? Inconsiderate buyers fail to realize that the seller’s spent...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
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July ActiveRain Contest: What have you done to make a difference in your community?   Rich and I volunteer regularly at our town’s Senior Center. It fits in with our niche, working with older adults. Once a month, the center celebrates all birthdays and anniversaries that occur in that month. It&...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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5 Ways Buyers Annoy Sellers In Wellington Florida   It is very stressful to put a house up for sale. Some buyers don't make it easier either.      However, selling and buying a home is a two-way street. If you are looking to buy a home in Wellington Florida here are 5 things you should NOT do...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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It’s not a punishment, it’s an Opportunity! I am generally not on AR during the day; most of my cruising in the rain is reserved for late night entertainment.  But the day that Kerrie announced the 20 blog a week cap I saw it and read it right away. My first thoughts were that this was not the ri...
By Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson
(Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
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Entire city block in downtown Branson OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $300,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom12 UnitsInterior: 1,107 sqftLot: 32,780 sqft Location 324 West College StreetBranson, MO 65616USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Going with the flow.....   ********************   “If you decide to just go with the flow, you'll end up where the flow goes, which is usually downhill, often leading to a big pile of sludge and a life of unhappiness. You'll end up doing what everyone else is doing.” ― Sean Covey   ******...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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June was a very busy month . I did not have much time to write but managed to write market reports and promote my listings. Here are my favorite posts written in June 2014. 1. An awkward moment at my open house taught me never to assume anything.   2. My Favorite site for p...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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I Think There Is Some Real Good "Crap" Raining In ActiveRain Today This morning I wrote a post asking the AR community what 3 changes they would make to ActiveRain-Trulia is they were the Chief Change Officer.  That post may be found here. While I was reading posts and commenting this m...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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When we had our commercial real estate firm in Los Angeles we saw an ad in the LA Times asking businesses to be a Principal for a Day and share their wisdom with the school principals! We received a call from the then principal of Manhattan Beach Middle School in Manhattan Beach, California, con...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900
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  A New Day - What you think about is what you bring about. "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he"  Proverbs23:7 Every thought we think creates What are your thoughts creating in your life?   Most of us never give any thought to what we think about.  Knowing that what we think abo...
By Joanne Gillet, Buyer & Seller Consultant/ Educator
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
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CLICK HERE for photoshow Please we need your Help! We know this email may not meet your requested criteria. But this is our listing, so pass it along if you know anyone who may be interested. 
By Belinda Spillman, Your Real Estate Resource For Life!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC)
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  I Just Can’t Hurt a Fly (or a spider or snake)   I’m not sure why, but for some reason snakes find me in my small backyard.  I go out to water the flowers and a bullsnake or garter snake goes slithering across my path.  Yesterday, I took the new pup out to do his business in the yard.  I set hi...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Free Enterprise Never Happens By Force    "The government can supply no substitute for enterprise." Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933) And why should it?  Gubment cannot provide all it takes for people to dream, desire, create, self motivate, risk, strive, or work. Work you say?  Free enterp...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
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Don’t write when you are frustrated or angry.  It does nothing for you, and it may well alienate some of the great people that you want to “hang with” or those whom you hope want to “hang with” you!   I did that last week….and while it garnered a lot of comments, I am still sorry I wrote it.   Th...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270)
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My son Daniel said those words to me earlier this year, “I want to do something with my life that matters, Mom.”     He said these words as he neared the age of 20 and thought about his future.  He had struggled with high school, not because of any intelligence issues, but because high school jus...
By Ben Kinney
(Home4Investment Inc.)
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Beautiful 33+ACRE property holds a one of a kind custom home! This wooded hilltop home is accessed by private driveway w/ great view of Cultus Mountain. Meticulously designed w/ warm wood floors & trim, custom built ins, granite counter tops, top quality appliances, heat pump, fireplace, hom...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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  Middletown, CT, CT is not thought of as a farm town, but both the South-Side and Northwest-Side of Middletown have several working farms.  The one in the picture above and below are just down the street from me, less than 1/4 mile away.  Besides the cows, horses, and crops on these farms, they...
By Ben Kinney
(Home4Investment Inc.)
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  Attractive lot in the gorgeous Eaglemont Golf Course community. This is the perfect place for your new home! Nearby is a new 20,000 sqft clubhouse featuring dining, fitness and an 18 hole public golf course, all with views of Mt. Baker that will take your breath away!   Jordan HedlofBen Kinney...
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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Evernote App   Many of you already have this app, but if you don't, you may find it a handy one to use...   The Evernote app makes it easy to remember things by using your computer, phone, tablet and the web.     It lets you take notes, capture photos, create lists, record voice reminders an...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  AR Contest: What Have You Done to Make a Difference in Your Community?   The Challenge: How have you lent a helping hand? Share a story about something you have done that made or currently makes a difference in your community, neighborhood or town. If you are not currently involved in an projec...