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By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 61
Using the wrong word makes whole sentences make no sense, so it really does pay to learn which is proper.   Three problem pairs that I've been seeing a lot lately are: Compliment /complement Loose / lose Devices / devises Let's start at the top: A compliment is something you pay when you say some...
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 9
No I Don't Want To See That Condo...   Have you ever worked with a client where you knew you had something to show them that wasn't on their "must see" list?   We were working with a buyer who explained to us exactly what he didn't want in a Condo. He didn't want anyone living above him or below...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 17
Christmas Brings Out The Child in Us “There nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” Erma Bomback, American Author and Humorist   As I see it. . . . . . . . Christmas brings out the child in us   Childhood was a wonderful time . . . . our days were full of...
By Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
(CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.)
Comments 0
 Top 5 Things Carillon Lakes Community Homebuyers Miss to Check     Because home buying is a thrilling experience where you can get drowned in new vocabularies, stressed  by negotiations, and pre-occupied by fear of not getting your dream home, it is easy to miss a couple of things when inspectin...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 6
The Glass of Your Life  “Stop asking if the glass is half full or half empty. Instead ask ‘what’s in it?’ How did it get there? What can I do with it?” David Kaufman, Actor      As I see it. . . . . . . . The glass of your life   How do you see your glass of life? Do you see your glass as being f...
By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
Comments 12
    West Lafayette IN 47906 Harrison Highlands waterfront property for sale on pond near Barnett's Creek Elementary and Purdue Research Park.             BOUGHT !!!!!!       West Lafayette IN 47906 Harrison Highlands waterfront 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home for sale is now a closed;  congratulations...
By Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
(Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision)
Comments 57
How to Add Your Real Estate Business Listing to Google Places All real estate is local and now real estate on Google is becoming a more local search friendly place to be.  If you haven't already claimed/added your real estate business listing to Google Places, here's how to do so in 10 Simple Ste...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 48
This is the postcard that will be mailed today to several condo communities that are in the lower price range of condos in Franklin MA.  With all of the great financing incentives for first time home buyers, this condo price range is within a reasonable range for them to make a purchase.  There ...
  If you're one of those P.C. Grinches that doesn't want to hear anything about Santa, than this piece isn't for you.  But for all those of you who want to find a lesson in marketing through the spirit of Christmas, read on. I don't care what you may or may not celebrate.  My hope for each and ev...
By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES - Amelia Island
(Century 21 John T. Ferreira and Son Inc. 500 Centre St. Amelia Island, Fl 32034)
Comments 9
I got the house I want, what a great Christmas gift for me, thank you Jesus!   My agent called today to let me know that I got the house I wanted at the price I wanted.  If everything goes according to schedule, I'll be closing on it February ninth and moving in some time that week.  The link bel...
By Christine Farkas, Awesome Customer Service Experience
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
Comments 0
Nearly new 3 bedroom home in popular South Springs Community. Open/spacious floor plan. Features upgraded wood floors, high ceilings, large windows and gas fireplace. Kitchen features slab granite counters, stainless appliances & extended eating/entertaining bar & serving counter. Main-floor Mast...
By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Comments 1
Kenilworth Homes An up to date look at Kenilworth Homes and Kenilworth Homes for Sale. This is a popular community located near Ballantyne in South Charlotte, NC. Kenilworth homes were built by NVR Homes. Find other homes in the Ardrey Kell High School district here. Below, you'll find additional...
By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Comments 1
Kingston Forest Homes An up to date look at Kingston Forest homes for sale. This is a popular community located near Ballantyne in South Charlotte, NC. Kingston Forest homes were built by Centex Homes. Find additionalArdrey Kell High School Neighborhoods here. Below, you'll find additional links ...
By John F Muscarella, Broker/Owner, Plymouth County / Cape Cod, MA
Comments 2
    Latest statistics on housing sales around the South Shore and Plymouth, Massachusetts & Cape Cod. If interested check them out here:  November 2014 Housing Data   Please call us with questions or comments.  We'd enjoy hearing from you.
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 4
This Friday is going to be spent getting some reviews in Yelp as it has a most complete set of reviews available through Application Progamming Interface. Yelp also has more advanced algorithms to filter out paid reviews.Yelp is supposed to a better place for reviews over the paid sites and becau...
By Jay Mecray - (480) 256-9771, #JayMecray #RealEstate #Arizona #Phoenix #Maricopa
(Arizona Property Solutions - Residential & Commercial Specialist)
Comments 1
Daycare Child Care For Lease Phoenix AZ   Contact: Jay Mecray Phone: 480-256-9771 Email:  #JayMecray #DaycareChildCareForLeasePhoenixAZ, #CommercialRealEstate #ResidentialRealEstate #Arizona #Phoenix #Chandler #Mesa #Gilbert #Tempe #Scottsdale #Ahwatukee #ParadiseVa...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
 Confused which word from the pair of words to use that sound similar and spell differently? Here's a re-post of a lesson from Marte Cliff - for 3 pairs  (and some of the comments does throw light on some more such pairs.) Using the wrong word makes whole sentences make no sense, so it really doe...
By Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 11
     Motivational Power Quote   Material Things Can Be Replaced "The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real estate, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and f...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Sellstate Pacific Realty)
Comments 2
On November 18, 2014, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values were lower 0.1% from price of $274,950 in October 2014 from September of 2014 price of $275,160, but increased 6.8% from October of 2013 price of $257,560; while, homes sales were higher 2.7% in October of...
By Art Welch, Broker
(Realty World Superstars)
Comments 4
Fantastic 3 Bedroom 2 Bath HUD Home in Gilbert In Prestigious Lyons Gate! This Fantastic 3 Bedroom 2 Bath HUD Home in Gilbert is Across Street From Community Park! Newer 2007-Build Fantastic 3 Bedroom 2 Bath HUD Home in Gilbert with 2-Car Garage. Fantastic Granite, Breakfast-Bar Eat-In Kitchen is...