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As of this morning, I've received no fewer than 147 emails from assorted vendors wishing me a Happy Thanksgiving. The text messages started flowing at 11am yesterday.  I'm sure that by 5pm they'll reach a fever pitch, flowing as freely as the wine being passed around many Thanksgiving tables. Oh,...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR®
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR®)
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Everyday Specials in our Hot Austin Real Estate Market   Hi it’s Black Friday and my name is Bob Ratliff, REALTOR® and with my real estate experience in the Austin Multiple listing market areas I can help you discover our Black Friday everyday Specials. I provide my clients with the most positive...
By A Timeshare Broker, Inc
(A Timeshare Broker, Inc.)
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DVC Financing for Black Friday and the Holiday Season    ResalesDVC.com and ATimeshare.com     From our family to yours - prompt, friendly, and efficient service! We are a family owned and operated company and have been specializing in Disney resales since 1998. We have an excellent rating with t...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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There are many four letter words, but there is A Four Letter Word We Need To Stop Using In The Real Estate Industry.  That four letter word is SLOW, and we need to eliminate this word from our vocabulary.  This is a message we need to be reminded of every year around this time, because this is th...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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  Becoming Better   You are somewhere in America or another country reading this and I was thinking of you when I prepared this message on Thanksgiving evening, here in Phoenix Arizona in the year of our Lord 2014. And I was thinking about a question that came to mind, see what you think of this...
A few years back, I was doing business with someone who was paying a boatload of money on a monthly retainer.  There was nothing like cashing that check every single month. Until that sneaky little gut feeling hit me. I had no evidence that he was doing anything wrong.  At the time, he wasn't.  J...
By Becky Kolb, Sun Lakes Arizona Expert
(ReMax Infinity - The KOLB Team)
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Are you using professional video in your listings? We began utilizing professional video about a year ago when title companies would offer their services in exchange for loyalty to their title services. It worked great until the title company connected to the videographer was sub-par and clients ...
By Debbie James Somers & Company, Debbie James
(Somers & Company)
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Seacrest Beach Real Estate | Market Report September - October 2014 Why is Seacrest Beach Real Estate one of the hottest 30A communities? Seacrest Beach real estate offers a more affordable alternative to Rosemary Beach FL real estate and Alys Beach, without sacrificing proximity to the atmospher...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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1 Story Hillsborough County Home For Sale | 6918 Donald Ave Tampa FL   Looking for a superb one story home with excellent proximity to major establishments you need? You might have just hit the spot! This one story Hillsborough County home for sale in Oakwood Villa Subdivision is perfectly situat...
By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
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5 Things To Know Before You Buy A Waterfront Condo in Key Colony   There are several things you need to pay attention to before making the final decision of buying a condo. It is highly recommended that you hire a real estate lawyer or ask from your trusted realtor to help you understand document...
By Michael Downer
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Staging Tips for your Glenbrooke Townhome this Holiday Season   With the holidays just around the corner, it’s that time of the year where calendars are packed with parties and everyone’s budgets are strained with gift-givings. If you’re planning to put your Glenbrooke Townhome on the market, you...
By Rob Kinnon
(BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors)
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This beautiful 2 story home is located in Rioja. Rioja is a new residential development located in Playacar, one of the most sought after gated Golf Course communities in the Riviera Maya. This development is located next to the golf course and is comprised of 27 free standing homes. The communit...
By Carla Starkie, Full service residential mortgage broker
(360 Mortgage, Inc.)
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This morning I had a Realtor ask me what the heck she can do to get all these buyers that are in NO HURRY to get off the fence and buy a house already! :)Well, the #1 thing you can do is find them a house they HAVE TO HAVE.  But other than that.... is there any real way to motivate them?  Well, I...
As a new dad, I've got a lot to learn.  As business owners and professionals, we also have a lot to learn. Today's lesson hit me as I was trying to let my wife get some sleep.  I brought our 8-week-old daughter downstairs and spent some time playing with her, then tried to put her down for a nap....
By Sidney Kutchuk, Property Management & Sales Experts 951-217-6745
(Property Management & Sales at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 217-6745)
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There are benefits when doing a short sale in CA.California homeowners that find themselves having to do a short sale have some benefits not found in other states. Calif state law does not allow the sellers bank/lender to ask the seller to contribute any funds toward the sale of the property. It'...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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If you've read samples of my agent bios, you know that they all include some kind of personal information. It may be where the agent was raised, where they went to school, their hobbies, their charitable work, or something about their pets. Why? What does that have to do with their expertise as a...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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Happy Thanksgiving!   I hope your year will turn out a great one with an increase of closed business over 2013.  It's all about us you know and how we work.  Do we Work Hard, Smart or Not At All!  We reap what we place into our business and I have taught my son Jr and others close to me in the re...
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)
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Although the weather is getting colder here in the Northeast, the parties are being planned, the shoppers are buying their gifts, Larry and I will be working.   We have found throughout the years that many Realtors take time off during the holiday season. But buyers are still out and about. Just...
It was only a matter of time. Google has started slowly rolling out an update that will negatively impact each and every one of you that have non-responsive or non-mobile-friendly websites. Here's a sample of what it looks like, brought to you by SearchEngineLand.                     What's the d...
By Kyle Reyes
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It was one of those moments that scored high fives all around. This is the story of how we helped score a BIG win for one of our clients. The Competition Monaco Ford of Glastonbury, Connecticut was approached by a couple of students from Glastonbury High School earlier this year.  Monaco was aske...