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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 45
Do you have three minutes and twenty two seconds today to remember? Remember someone who may have lost their life serving their country and fighting for our freedom?Today is Memorial Day, a federal holiday day in the United States on which the men and women who died in active military service are...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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The worst part of having a long three day weekend is that when we return to work, it seems like a Monday and it’s a Tuesday.  The entire week will be messed up!!I’m a member of the YMCA, and I workout there every day.  I’ve hired a personal trainer to create a complete program for using resistanc...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Some Habits Shouldn't Be Broken Some habits are bad.  Some habits are good.  I like to blog daily.  I consider that a good habit because it makes our phone ring and frankly (for the most part), I enjoy it.  It's a good change of pace from other daily tasks, adds to my daily learning, a chance for...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I like a beautiful and scenic ride as much as anyone. This trip however was difficult in altitude and the the constant turns and temperature changes made it more than an ordeal. That said, we did stop at a sanctuary with humming birds. Some incredible species here. Enjoy these pictures of the one...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
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  The Weekend Wine Review is a weekly series I will do on Monday’s post featuring a wine tasted over the weekend. The wine I am reviewing is the Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2011. We had it at my birthday dinner in Rhode Island it paired perfectly with my Beef Wellington and the other beef entrees. ...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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Wired internet or wireless WiFi, the warnings are out there: Don’t visit any websites that you have important accounts with when using a public computer (hotel, airport, café, etc.).Visiting even a more trivial account, such as an online community for cheese lovers, could sink you—in that a cyber...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Are YOU working today? Have you gone to the grocery store (or ANY store)? I wanted to cook up a batch of ribs today. I forgot to buy them yesterday, and I usually get them from COSTCO, so I checked their website to see they would be open. They’re not! I was disappointed . . . but not in COSTCO . ...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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How to Dominate for a Community with Real Estate BloggingZillow, Trulia, Realtor OH MY! How can the podunk little real estate agent compete on the search engines? They dominate all the major broad keywords and unless you've had a domain for 20+ years, have 18,000 high quality back links or a kill...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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 From Everyone at NJ Estates Real Estate Group Of Weichert Realtors                                    Warren Township Center, Warren New Jersey                                     http://www.njestates.net/agents   Linking the latest technology to old fashion service. Our realtor's commitment, pr...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 35
She said I was greedy, petty, and typically paranoid... I enjoy the Q & A section and asked a question about sign calls and got more than expected from a new member. She doesn't know me but felt free to call me greedy, petty, and typically paranoid, plus more... It is not okay to personally attac...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Don't Make Your Clients Feel Stupid I recently read a terrific post by Elizabeth Weintraub, “Never Say I Told You So About Choosing the Wrong Lender.” It’s well worth a read and raises a significant issue – how saying “I told you so” could certainly set the wrong tone with your client. That could...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 42
If you know me at all, you know how much I enjoy photo editing.  For quite awhile, Kathy Streib has been wanting me to show her how I do what I do.I've made some tutorial videos on photo editing, but it's not the same as actually working with someone in person.It's been our hope that someday we c...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 34
I Hope There Is a Special Place In HeavenYesterday I wrote a post entitled, “I Hope There Is a Special Place in Hell”. It was about a family who set up numerous charities to supposedly help cancer victims. They collected $180,000,000…and then spent the majority of the money on themselves. The Fed...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 67
 I wanted to run this by you all  to see how you feel about it. An agent in our area, is having Open Houses and this is how it works. He will have 4 houses Open and the requirement is that you go into the houses with your lock box and leave your card on the counter. This Open house will go on for...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 45
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-May 17 to May 23, 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 po...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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There are a lot of online marketing options.  Some of them take more time than money and it’s important to know which ones are best for you and your business.Here’s a list with descriptions and explanations of some online marketing options available today.  See which ones will work best for you. ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 45
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesI wedged in about 45 minutes of FB "update" time this week and I am pleased with myself for not skipping the fan page maintenance. Are you scheduling periodic time to give your FB page the once over to ensure links are working, the cover photo is updated, and you are caug...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 20
 A Loooooooooooooooooooong haul.  What is this????
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 36
So, when is a drain leak not a drain leak?  Well, when it's a wall leak.I was called to investigate a drain leak.  In addition to other things.  But this one was a biggie to this homeowner.The floor outside the master bathroom shower, a bamboo floor, was staining, bulging a bit, and decidedly wet...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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This is a day where we all meet-up and we may not even KNOW each other but we do know OF each other. This is the invisible world of America, her true strength and greatness. The flag means the same to each one of us as we journey through time. We are bound by the common belief of our way of life....