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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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Saturday Subscriber Finds 74  This week we have three great ladies that have been making an impact in the Rain for quite sometime. My guess is that you will know at least one of them but the others you need to know. So let's dive in and get to know our 3 Saturday Subscriber Finds for today. The p...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
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What's on your Realtor Learn to Earn Schedule? I  just took my list and entered it on my Top Producer Calendar through the end of the year. That is what is called COMMITMENT. I reviewed my learn to earn schedule and then BURNED up the Calender entries to make sure I stay on track.  My Learn to Ea...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 44
Imagine a potential client emailing YOU and then be responded to by one of your competitors. It happens. And it will continue to happen. This isn't a Halloween joke, it's a real problem that we should all be more aware of.  When our real estate careers are born, we almost immediately think of a n...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 62
Footwear for Female Realtors As the seasons change and weather becomes inclement, it's more difficult to show real estate listings in those fabulous pumps! Add to that, the idea of not bringing in leaves, mud and other things that collect onto our footwear, and it certainly slims down the choices...
By Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES HOMESALE REALTY)
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Everyone involved in marketing and sales should be familiar with the Fair Housing Act.     Buzz words in advertising, often associated with discriminatory actions of the past, especially those based upon race, religion, gender, disabilities, or familial status should be avoided. Be especially vig...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Yesterday I read a post here on ActiveRain where a member was looking for an agent to send a referral. My first thought was... well why didn't they just check the area on on the membership? I read further and they had, but the problem was that no one in that area was "active" here at ActiveRain. ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I get it. Using Facebook as part of a social media plan is not in the cards for some. Perhaps you have no idea how to do it, maybe you are holding a grudge against FB, hey you might be skeptical about its effectiveness, or you just cannot find the time. I get it ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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 What Form of Communication do Your Sellers Prefer?   Communication is obviously essential during our real estate transactions, in particular between us and our seller clients. This is true before they get an offer, and perhaps more so afterwards.   What form of communication do your sellers pref...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 63
There Are No Limits On How Many Times a Topic Can Be Covered! One of the hardest things a new blogger has to overcome is finding a topic.  This is especially true if you are attempting to write a 30 in 30 challenge. (Keep your eyes open for one coming up via Donna Foerster) I know that when I beg...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Overall, it is important to be consistent when installing vinyl siding. However, the consistency should be in the GOOD department, not the BAD. On a one-year warranty inspection, which I seem to do a lot of, I look top to bottom, inside and out. Walking around the house I have 20X binoculars that...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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Having recently moved to Albuquerque, I am noticing a lot of things that you just don't see back in Florida. The first thing I came across was the use of Evaporative Coolers, or "Swamp Coolers" in place of the standard refrigerated type of air conditioning systems. Ok so how can you say Albuquerq...
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)
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Motivation. What a an important word and action. You need it to just get out of bed. To go anywhere, do something, you have to have a reason coupled with a drive. Going to the market, movies, your neighbors house, work, play or hobbying, one has to have the WANT TOO ...do these things and willing...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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Build It and They Will Come...but who is THEY? Controversy in Kaka'ako - Ward Village - and the Transformation of Kaka'ako, Honolulu The Howard Hughes Corporation in conjunction with Victoria Ward Ltd. is one of many developers with their hand in reshaping a huge swath of Honolulu into what some ...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
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I missed a week of my favorite real estate links from around the web. But this is what I found interesting in the last week on the real estate interwebs......   On Rupert Murdoch Buying REALTOR.com I think I'm weird. If I didn't live in California, where it's between 75 and 85 every single day, I...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
What a week. It started with a fire and a flood. Fortunately there were no locust or frogs, so I'm feeling safe that it was not divine intervention in my life. Before Friday hit we had another flood in a client's office space. Our company is only restoring their facility for them. Thankfully, it ...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 117
A good buddy of mine told me a story about one of his clients and their home buying process.  She was a single mom with a 5 year old daughter.  The mom couldn't find a sitter, so she asked Brian if she could bring her along for the 4 showings.     Not only did Brian say yes, he went above and bey...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Our instructor last Monday for the 2016 continuing education requirement shared one of her most recent endeavor involving Fair Housing.   This lady instructor was summoned by a huge real estate company to conduct a Fair Housing Training Seminar to its 300 plus licensees.   Title VIII of the Civil...
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)
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For all you Charles Dickens fans, lovers of Christmas, a good heartfelt and meaningful story, a fun read, and marrow food for the soul, coming in time for the 2014 Holidays is the next release in the PEARLS SERIES of books entitled...the EPILOGUE OF EBENEZER SCROOGE THE SECOND CHANCE The core mes...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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The Berryville, VA real estate market showed a substantial slowdown in September 2014. It's not unusual to see some slowing while schools are opening and the typical Fall changes are taking place, but the changes in September were abnormal. Let's hope this is just an anomaly. If you're ready to b...
By Sheri Sperry, (928) 274-7355 ~ MCNE, SRS, CRS, Past-Pres. SLREP
(Re/Max Sedona)
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  For most potential home buyers around the country, the season to buy a home is behind them.  Their kids are settling into school and they are preparing for the holiday season.  They are thinking of buying presents, family gatherings, holiday party plans.... but not thinking about buying a home...