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By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season is beginning.  Even with the down time recovering from a tryptophan overdose, I found time to search out some good ones for this week:Why You Need To Stop Wishing Customers Happy Thanksgiving RIGHT NOW Kyle Reyes: Just do it.A Genius Says Good Bye Joy...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Your Invited, With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction homes in desirable neighborhoods of North/Central New Jersey.                   ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 67
I had another one of those "I've seen everything moments" yesterday, and this one is really important if you list houses. A buyer called about a listing I have in my area. He asked typical questions and promised to drive by the house. Nothing unusual there. A little while later, he called again. ...
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-November 22 to November 28, 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, something about Real Estate, about a place or person! ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope all is well for you on this beautiful snowy Monday morning!  Smile, get excited for this is the beginning of a GREAT week.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs: If I live just one day at a time, I won't so quickly entertain fears of what "might" happen tomorrow.  As long as I'm co...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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By now, many people have found the satisfaction and skill to be able to log-in, enter into their favorite cyberspace place and either comment, post or blog. It is sort of like entering a room with a bunch of business cards or flyer's in your hand eager to give them out while greeting and meeting ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
This new stair repair is a prime set up for problems.What are they?The second set of stairs (and driveway) are not original to the house, added at a later time.  I have never seen this model in this neighborhood with two sets of stairs, and a driveway that extends to the back of the house.  And p...
By Joyce Marsh, Central Florida & The Beaches | Fine Homes
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 I attended Orlando RainCamp with Ben Kinney back in 2010.   Back in 2010, I wrote "RainCamp Orlando exceeded my expectations, and I feel it was definitely the best 1-day's worth of tech knowledge I've received at a training event like this"  "In the end, Buyers and Sellers just want information,...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 7
What are you selling? The more traditional way of putting this question is "what do you do for a living"? How about "what is your profession or livelihood? The point is that we do give and we do take and we need to do this as it is not practical for one person to do all things. We must outsource ...
Contest Below - But First, a story........In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!". In her post, Cari speaks about how she is always ensuring that her clients know what she is doing for them, no matter how small i...
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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Who Will Win Tonight? Patriots or Broncos? Check out the question of the day .....Who Will Win Tonight? Patriots or Broncos?There's very few here in the Rain that don't follow football ....many like the Patriots ...Like .... Barbara Todaro and Conrad Allen ....but I think the majority of ActiveRa...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 28
ASK AN AMBASSADOR: How Do You Build Your Audience?When you're a blogger, you don't want to be the lone voice in the middle of the wilderness, shouting into the wind and no one to hear you.  You want to be heard.Now blog posts come in all kind of varieties, and some will attract more engagement th...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I choose to do life intentionally with my antennae up and my heart open. To not pay attention is to miss the wonder of being alive and fully present. In a social media dawn to dusk go, go, go world we have so many reasons not to be present. Have you ever been driving somewhere and taking a turn ...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
Comments 17
Sitting quietly this morning before church, all that can be heard is the tick-tock-tick of the persistent wall clock, and the peculiar creaks and groans of this old house, with the occasional car passing by. I'm visiting Mom this Thanksgiving weekend, and there is no Internet connection or nearby...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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Do You Cyber Stalk The Listings That Got Away?  Oh it's tempting, isn't it? We work so hard to get that listing. We work with our comps and give the best information possible only to be cast aside for a lower commission. Or maybe you worked hard for months on a listing only to have the sellers de...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
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With the posting of this blog I will reach a million points in Active Rain, it has been a wonderful journey. I was so timid at first to blog and then to comment. I have learned a tremendous amount in the rain but what has made it so special is the friendships. You start reading people’s blogs and...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am doing it. My part time museum thing is essentially done and the winter will soon be here. My small space is enticing but hardly a tiny house. The season is done and I am thinking about what I will do next. I like poetry...maybe write some myself. When the weather changes I will too. Tomorrow...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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The title of this post comes straight out of the movie Cool Hand Luke and it has become a catchphrase because it really speaks to a real dilemma. Sometimes we may say we are communicating when we are really only talking to ourselves.  I think most would agree that our real purpose for communicati...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I was busy and then,I was active and then, I was frustrated and then, I wasn't. I knew it was time,I knew it was risky, But I decided to do it anyway. I bought a house in a new area,tackled the trauma of improvement, knew no one, but I was ready. Change is always a challenge,and stuff happens wit...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    Tanking a page out of Nicole's book, I want to end this week on an attitude of gratitude. This past week, almost all of us spent time with family and/or friends giving thanks. Like most Americans, I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a paid-for roof over my head. I drive a descent car that...