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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Back in the day . . . Seafarers ALWAYS Charted their intended course of travel before leaving port. Nowadays, the equipment is far more sophisticated, yet the savvy most travelers still chart their courses before leaving port. Whether it be by Car, Boat/Ship, Plane, Train, Bicycle, Hitch-hiking, ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 269
  Where Did I Go Wrong? Where did I go wrong? As I was driving back home after the showing of a beautiful home to my buyers, this is the question I was mulling it over in my mind! "Where did I go wrong?" Few minutes after I completed my showing, I received a call from listing agent. I was and I w...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-March 22 to March 29, 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 b...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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When a wild animal gets caught in a trap . . . he’ll panic and struggle so vigorously that the cause of death is exhaustion . . . or he’ll leave a body part in the trap and subsequently bleed to death. Morbid but true. In a soccer match, the easiest way to get the ball from an opponent is to appl...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 60
When the screwdriver isn't just for screws. Not that I haven't seen this before.  It's just fun when you can use tools in different ways! The inspection on this house saw repairs on every single column in front of this house.  There are eight such columns. Very recent "repairs" on each one were m...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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In coming into a new situation in business, we must learn to ADAPT. It is always your best bet. WHY? You don't know "exactly or specifically" what you are getting into with the variety of people, situations, and environments. Some tips for adapting to ensure a high probability of success: go slow...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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March in SoCal, Temps in the 80s, The Pool is Calling...But I Say Not Today     I look at the calendar -- okay, I look at my computer and I know it’s March 29 and we’re anticipating the temperatures to reach the mid 80s again today in Southern California.  I’m not complaining.  The pool should be...
I opened my Facebook this morning and saw same old Realtors posting links to their Blogs, Posts where they helped their Clients, more information about their neighborhood, Videos that they shot of their new listings, pics with happy clients, and much more. I would say out of 100% updates that I s...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
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Another Sold Home In Horse Shoe Acres By Mark Loewenberg 561-214-0370  8626 Kelso DrPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $370,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,823 sqftLot: 1.00 acre(s) Location 8626 Kelso DrPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418U...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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Some Persian fellow who lived at about the year of 1048 had cause to give warning in regards to what people say in print. I like his finesse, genteelness, and word to the wise. Read what follows and see if a butterfly or two doesn't flutter within you. That is all you'll need to know about the "d...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
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Easter is next month and the upcoming egg hunts have children donning their best attire!  Kris Neese has been around AR for quite some time now and has proposed a challenge to all Rainers: Can you get more clicks on your Easter Egg Hunt post than he can? Kris's post:  http://activerain.trulia.com...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Today in Bristol TN~VA 3.29.15 ...Go Hiking Today ...You Just Never Know What You'll Find!   Here's a great find while hiking in Canton, NC this weekend ....     Canton, NC is a great weekend getaway location that's just a couple of hours away from Bristol TN~VA ...Check it out sometime ....You'l...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 43
  Sure, Roger D. Mucci  is a popular guy, but lately things have gotten out of control.  Mucci Mucci everywhere! Dick Greenberg  channeled Mucci. Sally K. & David L. Hanson  wrote a post about Mucci. Michael Jacobs  asked a question on Mucci's behalf, and wrote a post about Mucci. Mucci has been ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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The last few weeks have been busier than normal. What else is new, right? But really, it has been super busy. I've been working on creating a huge new project that has been keeping me up at night. Being busy is actually a good thing. I would rather be actively engaged in good causes than be bored...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 30
This blogging platform has added a “day camp” for adults.  It’s a place to hang out and be entertained.  We actually entertain ourselves with ourselves but with the assistance of others!!  That doesn’t really sound like a very stable activity or environment, but that’s what it is. The question a...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Please do not allow idiotic exceptionalism and singular superiority to be the rule.  People who want to ban the flag from being displayed in public places, do away with the Pledge of Allegiance and The National Anthem can take leave and find another country to accommodate their idiotic exceptiona...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Statistics show that over 80% of buyer's today start their home searh on the internet.  Many buyers are looking to sites like Zillow, Trulia , Homes and Realtor.com to search for homes.  I'll tell you that most home buyers today aren't looking in the paper for their new home.   Seller's wake up a...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan Pages What better way to start your Friday than to share some Rainer love by visiting the 5 folks below and lighting up their Facebook Fan Page with a lot of new activity. It really only takes a minute per person AND I think we can all spare 5 minutes of our time today. Right...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
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#SpringHasSprung You know spring has arrived around our house when the hummingbirds start demanding food and flowers start making their first appearances in the garden. Plus, it was 85° and sunny today in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Great day to go for a hike, bike or golf and an absolutely awesome d...