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By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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The Adventures of Whaa Cow at The Cody Hotel in Cody Wyoming- Customer Service Above and Beyond!!!   After spending the night in Custer South Dakota we made our way on our road trip to Cody Wyoming which is about 45 minutes outside of the east entrance of Yellowstone Park.    The Cody hotel is ou...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Don't Blog Angry! One of my favorite movies is Bill Murray's Groundhog Day.  SPOILER ALERT:  There's a scene where Bill's character groundhognaps Puxatawney Phil and includes one of my favorite quotes from the movie: Don't drive angry, right?  Bad things happen, mmmmkay? Well ...
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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Everyone who does some sort of work on their home has this question come up and it must be answered too. It cannot be ignored. You either decide YES or NO. I have done both in my lifetime. Many things cross into the mind of someone who approaches this subject. Let's look at a few yeses and no's W...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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When your client has a home inspector at their beckon call, it is best to dot I’s and cross T’s.  This is even truer if that home inspector happens to be your father or father-in-law. When my eldest son sent me pictures of the completed exhaust fan installation, that was done in conjunction with ...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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In thinking about writing an entry for this contest, I kind of fell down a rabbit hole and got distracted with the whole idea of going "above and beyond".   It started simply as an exercise in picking the best instance of Mary and I doing something beyond the ordinary for a client. There was a lo...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 21
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 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 Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 15
  Internal Happiness Is A Journey!     Internal happiness can be attained by all that want it. And even though it may hard especially when distracted by life’s challenges, inner happiness is attainable and within our reach. It’s all about our attitude and how we deal with negativity. A poor outlo...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 121
I have to admit that reaching the top 200 spot in Active Rain was not one of my goals, and I was certainly surprised when I checked the Leader board this morning after seeing Debbie Reynold’s Post on our Top Three Bloggers.  I checked in at No 199, and I remember how I felt when I did set persona...
By JM Padron, ACP, CCIM, CDPE, CRB, Ft. Lauderdale-Doral-Sunny I
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
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  Star Major Leaguer Settles in Weston  LA Dodger’s Alex Guerrero Buys Windmill Ranch Home  With REMAX Agent Hector Vidaurre   (Weston, FL October 21, 2014) – Alex Guerrero, the Los Angeles Dodger’s up and coming second baseman, has just closed on a spectacular multi-million dollar home in presti...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 8
Two of my favorite "Rainers" got me thinking...that could be trouble.   But it was not.....it's all good stuff.   ********************   Miss Banana wrote a post: "Going above and beyond or is it just being you?"     She writes about doing things for clients because she cares, and it doesn't seem...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 22
“You Just Never Know When Someone Special Comes into Your Life”   As many of you know, our daughter Jill has been transitioning out of the mortgage business and into the travel agency business. She is doing amazing and sometime in 2015 will be devoting 100% of her time in that business.   She alr...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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I found this fascinating and wanted to see what things would show after knee surgery - before and after thermal images. A friend of mine damaged his knee playing soccer.  He ruined his ACL, which is the anterior cruciate ligament.  Not having this opportunity before, I wanted to see what Mighty M...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 9
The Things People Say!! "accidentally wrote a contract with another agent" & "oh, we didn't realize you wanted us to work exclusively with you". If it weren't so sad, it would be comical.  The nonsense consumers often believe we'll fall for. Of course, now that they've revealed themselves as pers...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
In doing a little meditation today on the work side and the personal side I thought Risk To Grow Is The Way To Live. Always trying new things that align with who you are, and stretch you beyond who you are. Meeting new people different than yourself, travel, trying new things, attending new type ...
By Nicole Doty, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 17
So I know AR is about connecting people and ideas and not about arbitrary point totals and accumulation. I'm a new kid on the block but I logged in this morning and almost 2,000 of my points were gone! Now, someone who has 300,000 points or more might not miss 2,000 points but I only had about 20...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Monday evening musings: when time & technology interfer with blogging. Just to give you an idea I intended on doing this post on Sunday. It was going to be a Speechless Sunday post. This clearly did not happen and it became a Monday Evening Musings and almost a Tuesday morning musings.... Now wi...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I am thankful I know who I am in the Universe. I acknowledge my gift or calling and stretch myself to grow it daily. I also respect what I am not called to do and realize my limitations so I do not continually get drawn into areas that may look impressive and  feed my ego, but are outside of my ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Free Enterprise Is The Natural Course And Cannot Be Resisted   “We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.”   Jules Verne (1828-1905)   If we humans are about nothing less we are about defining our behavior.   We love to create rules and laws.  We love to create standards and pra...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 3
Architectural Giant, Meier Lands in Kaka'ako Honolulu A Taste of what's in store for Kaka'ako, Honolulu Hawai'i   Modernity and a redefined landscape is the medium of Internationally renowned Architect Richard Meier. The overall effect is sure to impress, as the new Kaka'ako luxury market will co...