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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 62
Document, document, document! Yesterday, I mentioned in my post that a customer went into the store on my day off and lied to the owner about the price I had quoted them. Since I had documented what I quoted them, my boss was able to check my notebook and verify that I had quoted them correctly a...
By Amy Jones, Voted Chandler AZ Best Realtor® for 3 years
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
Comments 53
Flashback December 10, 2009, after another buyer question about scorpions in Arizona, I decide to write a post about it. Many of my colleagues thought this was a bad idea. They asked why I would want to write about one of the "negatives" of living in the Phoenix area. The way I looked at it (and ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 18
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- April 13  to April 19, 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!   April 13:...
By Steve Hoffacker, New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
(Hoffacker Associates LLC)
Comments 43
Many consumers are price shoppers. In fact, many people are sleeve shoppers when picking out the latest fashion to wear. They see something they like. Then they look at the price tag hanging from the sleeve. Then they decide how much  they "really" like it after they factor in the price. Whether ...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 156
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
By Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
Comments 3
Imagine for a moment, a perfect world - one in which you had access to absolutely everything you need to know about the purchase of a potential new home.  And by everything, I mean exactly that.  Access to listing information, county data, mortgage history, neighborhood and demographic data, how ...
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)
Comments 34
Saturday Subscribers Finds 47  This week we head out west and then travel back across the country to visit with some of our Equestrian agents. ActiveRain has many agents that love horses but these ladies talk about it and make it part of their business and marketing plans. They network with horse...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 19
As the Spring market heats up, it is easy for real estate agents to forget to educate their buyers on what happens when the Appraiser visits the property and how their valuation of the property can have a huge impact on how the transaction moves forward. Is the Property Worth It The bank has two ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 10
  Easter Approaches & I Love It!   As Easter quickly approaches, I realize how lucky I am. I have my health, I have a great family, I have great friends, my business is doing well, and I love my life.   With all the great things in my life I understand that I am captive to the cycles of objective...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
They were busy until late last night, but the Bicycle Outfitters team, family and friends pulled it off. They're open! I was in the shop around 7:30 pm on Friday night, and there was a lot of work to do, but boy did they accomplish a lot before midnight. The shop is stocked with every conceivable...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 0
Who can please God? What can you do or give to the Lord of Hosts who has all things even that which exceeds our own thoughts and understanding? HE uttered it willingly, with compassion and a deep sense of pride announcing to the Universe...This is my beloved son.... I ALWAYS DO THE WILL OF MY FAT...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 5
"He Will Be Forgotten Within A Week....." " Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do...."
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 9
If you live long enough, you know things. If you do something over and over again, you end up knowing something about it. Experience is good and lots of experience makes you better and rounds off the edges...Doesn't matter what the subject is either FIRST OF ALL... I was discussing generational d...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 2
Happy Easter To All Our Clients, Friends, and FamilyAnd To Our Jewish Clients and Friends... A Happy Passover Season   As Easter Day dawns, may your day be filled with the blessings of health, happiness, and family. Carolinas Realty Partners hope this Easter and Passover season is just the start ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 13
Happy Easter Easter brings us hope for tomorrow, the beauty of spring and fills our hearts with joy and abundance.  May it linger in our hearts forever. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter filled with love and peace and meaningful blessings. If you are traveling on this holiday, travel safe...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 14
Too Cute! The Softer Side of Real Estate! Earlier this week, I went to check on one of my Hernando Beach waterfront listings and as I walked toward the back of the home, I came across this family scene! There she was, a proud Mama Duck with thirteen little ducklings all following her toward the w...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 7
Have A Happy Easter Sunday 2014 to all my friends.  Today is Easter Sunday and my family and I will be spending this special day with several of our friends.  We have been doing this for several years now, and look forward to it every year.  Most of us go to the same Church, so we all leave Churc...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Asociates)
Comments 10
In 325 AD the Council of Nicea determined that Easter would follow on the Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon.  The astronomers were able to figure out the dates of future full moons for the Western Christian churches.  These dates would then be used to determine the Holy Days on the Ecclesiastica...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 4
Happy Easter, He is Risen!! God loved us enough to give His only Son to cleanse our sins. Now go forth and show His love to all you meet today and everyday. Who should I be forgiving today?   Who needs to see Christs Love through me today? I wish you all of Christs love today and everyday,  Happ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 15
Finally, all my eggs in one basket....   Low and behold it's hard to imagine that finally a feat so huge, so big, so extraordinary has been accomplished.  And thankfully it's perfect timing for the Easter Holiday. I was given this opportunity by a wise and dear friend, Monsieur Beck, and naturall...