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Hurry, there is still time to write & submit your entry for the August contest:  The Olympian Spirit - An August ActiveRain Challenge.Deadline:  August 21st midnight Pacific time. With the Summer Olympics launching in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the world will be watching the athletes and learning abo...
VA loans help our veterans and their families realize the American Dream of home ownership.  Thanks JoAnn Moore for VA Home Loan Basics post. VA Home Loan Information for Veterans Veterans, did you know you can refinance your current VA home loan with very little paperwork? Plus you can do it wit...
Preparation tips for listing agents that lead way to success. Thanks Jeff Dowler  Why and How to Show and Tell Your Sellers   There are probably as many different ways to conduct an effective marketing discussion with prospective sellers as there are agents who do them.     And what you do, and h...
Thanks Praful Thakkar for easy to use tips to create & send video e-mails.  Out-of-box to Inbox! Some strategies are simple. It just needs 'out-of-box' ideas! Many of us perhaps know about this idea - It's all about taking ACTION! And  that idea is using Video Emails. Video emails are opened, rea...
Are you ready to begin your new career?Erie/PA The Real Estate market in Erie PA is hot.  Homes for sale in Erie PA are selling quickly.  Have you been thinking about a career in Real Estate?  Few careers offer the flexibility that a career in Real Estate does.  Few careers have the 'sky is the l...
Yes, it is Thursday all day which means that it's also time for a tbt photo, right?   I suppose I could really throw the clock back a few years but I thought I would just post an early spring photo to cool things off.  Yes, it has been rather hot even by Erie, PA weather standards.  Froggy is han...
Be safe, not sorry. Yes, a flashlight and pen can be used in self-defense if needed.  Read more . . . Cane If you use a cane, take “cane-fu” classes if possible. Yes, it’s a thing. A sturdy cane with a strong handle works best. Do not assume you can fight with a cane just because you need one to ...
ERIE, PA Tips for Great Open Houses Yes, homes in Erie PA will sell at open house.  Oh yes, there are the naysayers, "Open houses don't work." "Open houses are a waste of time."  And on & on.Well, I am here to say that open houses do work if you, the agent, work smart.Here are SMART TIPS FOR GREA...
Just added the caverns of northern Virginia to our must-see bucket list.  Thanks Chrissi Chapman Topoleski  Hot and humid days in the summer can mean creative planning for staying cool and out of the sun. This past weekend, we picked our own fruits and vegetables, watched an infantry and artiller...
Planning a trip?  Before you pack read Lisa Von Domek travel post tips.     Are you ready to travel this, heading out on that family vacation or just a fast "get-away" to rest and rejuvenate? If you are coming to Texas, get ready for the heat!  I came across this sentiment years ago.... "Travel: ...

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