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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Jessup, Maryland 20794, Howard County this weekend?There are four open houses in Jessup, Maryland 20794 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?   BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realto...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Fulton, Maryland 20759, Howard County this weekend?There are eight open houses in Fulton, Maryland 20794 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?    BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the real...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Elkridge, Maryland 21075,  this weekend?There are fourteen open houses in Elkridge 21075 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor who is hosting...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesAre you inadvertently hiding in plain sight? I found a host (double digits) of FB page links this week on Rainer profiles and signatures that led to other social media sites or the Facebook Fan Page no longer existed. I sent a quick note to each and hopefully they will re...
By Will Hamm
(Hamm Homes)
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Lucky my grandson turn 4 today so it is a great reason to take a mini vacation to see him and enjoy the day at the zoo with him and the family.  Last night was bowling for all of us and cards after than.Later tonight he wants MacDonalds (his choice) but he is the birthday boy.  Tomorrow my 10 yea...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
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Beautiful Oceanfront Retreats...Just For You! Enjoy the Salt Spring Island lifestyle. Looking for a beautiful walk-on beach, a terrific beach-combing / walking gem, with warm ocean swimming? A kayaker's paradise? In the heart of the best protected boating waters in the world? Here it is! A lovely...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
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Incorporating real estate as part of your retirement plan is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Most people think of more traditional investment vehicles such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. For those of us that are self employed or small business owners the stock market can be an optio...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Call them before they call you! EVERY TIME! Yep! Reduce the number of times YOUR phone rings every day simply by being proactive with your calls to follow up or advise or nudge or or just touch base to remind them you’re still alive, and you love them. Make this a game and keep score . . . Every ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
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We are pleased to announce that our very own Justin Marlow has just earned an award as the #1 top producing agent for sales volume and total sales in all of Northeast Florida for new construction home sales in the month of April through NEFBA (See Award)! Justin outsold over 3,000 real estate pro...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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A Cool Surprise Here in The Rain!Today I received a notification from AR that a new member was following me.  When I went to see who this awesome person was, I was excited to see that she is the wife of a fellow college graduate of mine! Now how cool is that? Let me introduce you to Shannon Slate...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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My annual advice to graduates.  It's graduation time, and students all over the United States will be walking the final leg of one of their greatest accomplishments.  But, it's really only the end of the beginning.  School, whether it is high school or college is really a time of incubation.  Dur...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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As more and more Active Rain Agents are getting involved with Probate Real Estate my plan of spreading the wealth Country wide is starting to take shape.   I will start blogging more about the process and what we do in California which as mentioned before is the hardest State with the most rules ...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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 Touring model homes in Naples Florida sometimes can be a very unique experience.  For instance there is currently a $7,300,000 model home in Estuary at Grey Oakes Naples Florida that has just hit the market. For $7,300,000 you get:four car garagemaster suite with it's own morning kitchenpool wit...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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 A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a newly listed Bank Owned house located at 1441 Thompson Street in Key West. I receive a bunch of phone calls and emails from prospective buyers interested in more information. I showed the place to a couple of prospect, and then I left town to go to Las Vegas...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 I'd be confused if I was a Millennial  Did you know that Millennials have been pegged with so many different names. No wonder I was confused about just what a millennial was and what they were all about.  And think about it - if you were a millennial you'd probably be just as confused as I was.....
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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On June 2nd there will be a hearing for another proposed plan for the empty lot on 31st St. and Cheryl. The proposal will bring a new townhome project to the parcel.  It is another step in the proposed revitalization of the North 32nd St. Corridor.  Sarah Sakalauski of Coldwell Banker is a North ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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My grandson, Joshua, is graduating next friday from Franklin High School and last night was awards night.  Joshua received his invitation and was awarded a scholarship from the Franklin Republican Town Committee.  Yes, Joshua is a registered Republican, and he wrote a powerful essay to receive th...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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You never quite know about how you are viewed by others until you read a blog. Roy Kelley remains fascinating as he is social and eager to share. He pops up all over the place and makes relevant useful comments plus he goes the additional mile too. How? He likes to like! That's right! He goes dow...
By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
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If you’re around my age you probably grew up hearing repeated often this sage advice of your parents: ‘STICKS & STONES may break your bones, but names will never hurt you’...!!! YES, we were raised in the AGE OF CLICHE...A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE...THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM...TWO HEADS ARE B...