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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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Website Leads - How to Make Your Website Work for YouHaving a website provides better online exposure while building confidence and trust with prospective clients.  What happens when someone visits your website makes all the difference between success and failure.  One of the most important, yet ...
By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 86
“Keeping in Touch”, (Contest)The End of Year Contest, Searching for New Ways to Stay Connected.It is important to keep in touch with your past clients whether they are a Buyer, Seller, or a Seller who is also ready to Buy. Whatever the circumstance may be, you want them to return to you, when it ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 2
Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., would like to welcome Lisa Cross as our new office administrator. Lisa comes to us from the banking industry. She has an excellent grasp on the business of banking which relates well to the real estate field. Lisa will be the face and voice of Cornerstone to thos...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 34
 It was 2008, I had just left a big box company after 18 years to start an auction company. It was a bright  idea.  I had seen sellers give their homes over to auction, paid for advertising up front, gotten no results and  were back on the market with that same company "stigmatized" with a proper...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 59
This contest is about an opportunity for us to get it right the second time and I think that this is the right time for this contest since most if not all of us should be working on our business plans for 2017.  Earlier this week I wrote a blog on WORKING ON YOUR ANNUAL GOALS REVIEW FOR 2017.  If...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 5
  Feng Shui Long Island is participating in the 12th Annual Best of Long Island Competition.  Please vote for us under 'Interior Decorator' - Feng Shui Long Island, for Best of Long Island. You can vote once a day through December 15th, 2016! Thank you!   Click here to vote  Thank you for your s...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
Next year has a great line up for Feng Shui workshops in various venues throughout New York and in California. Being that I have two offices in the United States, New York and California allows me the wonderful opportunity to teach Feng Shui in both regions.Click on the link Feng Shui Mahattan Wo...
By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 44
This is the thrid year in which we have asked our big hearted ActiveRain members to share their stories with us and inpire us with their sheer generosity and kindness. They have not let us down. There have been very touching stories from many this month with stories about putting others first and...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 49
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference."  Reinhold Niebuhr Most of us recognize this.  We've got it hanging in our home, or we know people that do.  It's a snippet from The Serenity Prayer  and under...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 8
 How long do you spend getting the buyer to sign?  The answer...it depends!  On occasions the clients have so much confidence in the agent..they just sign with no questions.   Others need it all  explained . Recently, I met with a buyer three times.  The first time was  to show the property.  Aft...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
We all get 'Blogging Block' once in a while.Here are some tips from Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA, GETTING BOGGED DOWN...And Getting Un-blogged! GETTING BOGGED DOWN...And Getting Un-blogged! I wanted to write this post to get it out there quickly for all of those bloggers who are stuck in a ru...
By George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
(CoreFact.com)
Comments 8
 Please help me pick my next blog topic(s)?  Google Voice,Pros and Cons, with my own 10 years’ of experience.  Using an iPad (or Wi-Fi-Only iPhone) as a VoIP mobile phone for pennies a day.  Reputation Management and Yelp, pros and cons, to advertise or not to advertise?   Where is YOUR backup? (...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 5
***Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Hartstene Pointe, Shelton Washington's preferred real estate Agent and Broker Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean you aren't headed for sunshine!Unknown   To find out how much your Hartstene...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 13
Insane computer things have been happening this week…On Tuesday morning I turned on the laptop to find that it had gone wild. I tried to write a comment on Active Rain and the page kept closing. Meanwhile other pages were opening and closing and the cursor was bouncing all over. It kept highlight...
By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 1
Country living but minutes from downtown Medford.  It's a close drive to get to the mountains, The Rogue River & Union Park.  They think that this is a great area to retire or to just get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life!!  The quality of life has endless opportunities.  It is a t...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 19
While Vice-President Elect Mike Pence is still the Governor of Indiana, he's spending most of his time here in DC working on the transition to the new administration.  Since the Bidens will be in the Vice-President's official residence until the inaugural, the Pence family has moved into a tempor...
By Ben Kinney
(Home4Investment Inc.)
Comments 1
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, this home is just a short drive from the heart of Emmett & the surrounding Treasure Valley. The main floor features vaulted ceilings, formal dining, & additional living space w/ a fireplace. The kitchen off of the family room includes a spacious pantry & breakfast...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 9
***Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Hartstene Pointe, Shelton Washington's preferred real estate Agent and Broker Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others can not keep it from themselves!Proverb   To find out how much your Hartstene Pointe, Shelton Washington house is wor...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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  In September 2007, my husband and I went to Homer, Alaska for two weeks. We traveled to different areas and enjoyed the trip immensely. In Homer, we stayed at a Bed and Breakfast. The Innkeeper was so nice and was originally from Vermont. She made us Halibut stew one night.  Homer, Alaska, is t...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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My day yesterday was dominated by digging, digging and more digging. My plumbing had been problematic for a month and finally needed to have a coupling fixed. That coupling was under my deck and down five feet. The two previous visits were expensive but yesterday was probably a serious expense. W...