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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 30
Glancing at something isn't always revealing, but looking close enough you might find the cause!  Apparently the hardwood flooring in this dining room had been mysteriously getting soft and damaged.  And nobody knew why, or investigeted why. Well, the proximity to the rear door is a clue as to wh...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 59
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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 1
Early Bird Notification List is Ready for #FastTrackSEO to the Top - the new revamped SEO to the Top course.    Back by popular demand- we are getting ready to launch an all new SEO program on the Fast Track.       Being on the early bird notification list makes sure that you get first notice of ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 45
  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 Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 4
Being a mortgage guy, its been interesting how you drift from focusing on different sources of business every now and then. This could be calling leads three times a week, to fitting in networking groups, to obtaining referral sources. I have found a couple ways to break old habits and venture in...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 33
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 April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 0
Point people from man to God, from doubt to trust and from the valley to the mountain. JESUS is the answer.   PSALM 146:3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.   BARNES' NOTES Rely on God rather than on man, however exalted he may be. There is a work of protection and ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 8
  Your attitude determines your direction  (unknown) Change it as many times as you need to reach your goals~ Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable howeve...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 8
I do not report agents to our local Board. I fume, I get angry, I want to kill someone for some time, but then I calm down.  And I do not report, do not call other brokers. We deal with customers, trying to resolve complex issues, but the last thing I expect is problems with agents. You expect th...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 4
    Yes, many play tricks on April Fools Day, but these are REAL Wacky phone calls we recently received...     1. Caller: If you can get me in to see that house in the next 30 minutes, I may think about using you if I ever move to Long Island.   2. Buyer called about a Condo and I asked how much ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 3
If it was just Maine houses, land, property home listings we shuffled from A to B, the real estate day to day would be a cinch. But add the wrinkle of all the people. That crowd in. Own, buy, are involved in the pylons obstacle slalom getting to that sit down meeting. Pushing, shuffling, in a hur...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 9
Do You Need To Advertise At Holiday Time?      It's a holiday week  Easter and Passover.   Is this the time to advertise?   Do you slow up at holiday time? Do you think everyone is so busy they will not be interested in buying and selling? I don't think so!   When gathering of family and friends....
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 7
No Matter What Happens Each Day ~ Look For the Victories!   We often focus on the victories in our lives on only the huge, big events.  Victories are indeed wonderful however, victories don't always have to be in the form of some major, life-changing event.  Many times even the smallest successes...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 6
  What Have I stopped doing in 2015?       Simple question and I will give a simple answer.   I have made it a point to not allow anyone who works for us to procrastinate!       Now you may be laughing at the fact that I am writing this on the very last day of this March Contest but the truth be ...
By Christina Hood, SearchInlandEmpireRealEstate.com | Luxury & More
(The DOMUS Group | 01820455)
Comments 5
Life is about choices and I made a few last year in the fall that are having a profound effect on my personal life and business.  I can share about those later.  Today, I am here to share why being a couch potato is no longer an option for me. Last fall, I attended a real estate conference and on...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 2
~    for one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence, look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is (unknown) This is what I do when I have had a challenging day! Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
  Do You Grease Squeaky Wheels? Do you grease squeaky wheels? We all know - The Squeaky Wheels Gets the Grease! Why does that happen often?  Because we do not want to listen to the screams and screeches of these squeaky wheels! We do not want to go deaf! We want to preserve our sanity! The basic ...
By Don Mcbride, Buy or Sell Today
(Nautical Realty Group)
Comments 5
A man and his wife are returning from a party when they are pulled over by the local police. Officer: Sir do you realize how fast you were driving? Man: I had the cruise control set at the speed limit for area. Wife: That's not true officer he was driving like a bat out of hell. Ihave benn asking...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 14
In the early hours of the morning, the good grace of a nation comes together to celebrate it's faith and give thanks for the sacrifice that represents eternal life. Whatever your faith, we are all joined by the understanding that forgiveness of those that trespass against us provides for forgiven...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 48
  What Your Email Address Tells About You Your email address tells a lot about you! Let me ask you a simple question: What does your email address end with? @AOL.com You believe in "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" @hotmail.com Now that's a dinosaur! It's not hot anymore! @Live.com Better than h...