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By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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How to Buy a Solid Client Lead for Less than $35Hi Everyone, I am sorry I have not been around much the last number of weeks. Been busy and just wanted to take a little break and work on some new things in my business. So how do I buy a solid client lead for less than $35 initial cost? While the ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Online Marketing Via InfographicsIt has been statistically proven that the majority of us do well with visual learning techniques. Using that as a guide, it makes perfect sense to incorporate Infographics into our online marketing arsenal. If you can cut/paste, insert photos, add text, and choose...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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In an attic I found one bathroom exhaust vent, but not the other one, and I thought, "There's a bathroom vent around here somewhere."The problem with the one I could see is that it has been venting into the attic space for so long the moisture has damaged the roof sheathing.Judging from the amoun...
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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 We get some wacky phone calls and last month was no different...Wacky Phone Calls From Long Island:    1. Caller: My air conditioning is not working and I found your number on the internet. "You have to call your management company or an air conditioning servicing company". Can you look it up fo...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
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 How to EMAIL to FAX Machine on an iPAD with TWO Apps! The Photo Guide Reference Knowledge Article I used to learn how to Send Fax Messages Using Email can be viewed at http://success.ringcentral.com/articles/en_US/RC_Knowledge_Article/6643  My goal was to figure out how to send Mom a Fax version...
By Christina Sanchez Hood, SiliconValleyHOODS.com | Luxury Real Estate & More
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"C" minus 114 means only one thing... the Holiday Season is near!Well, it is true!  And, yes, that is the actual number of days until Christmas, according to my nifty IOS app.  I have been counting down since last Christmas and as you can probably tell, Christmas is my holiday of choice. As I rev...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
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How many times have we been in situations where everything falls apart and we did everything we should have? If your me, many times. Here are my suggestions to others who face this struggle in their business. 1. Step Back, Review What Happened. This is critical to make sure you did everything you...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Header is a word used in many contexts so, what is a structural header?Think of it as a bridge.  Its purpose is to bridge a span and transfer weight from above to each end of the span.The header is extremely important.  Gravity works over time, and it certainly works on structural framing to pull...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Learning to Embrace Change ~ Inspiration SeriesChange is something that most of us push back on.  I hear people all of the time moaning and groaning about change.  Why is it that change is looked upon so negatively. In my video above I discuss some interesting thoughts regarding change.  Perhaps ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am a simple person. I believe in letting my work do my talking for me. I know a lot of people who speak almost non stop about their experience, their education and how accomplished they are. This doesn't work for me and I always assumed (I know) that if I didn't like it others wouldn't either. ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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 Is Blogging A Time Waster?  Bob Swetz asked the question..Is blogging a waste of time ?  My friend,  Praful Thakkar,  reblogged  and got even more comments than the original.This is how I answered that question. If you perceive blogging as a waste of time...it will be.  I have been blogging sinc...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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You are my sunshine...As I took this picture of the sun's rays shooting through the clouds this morning, it reminded me of my little sister because she has always been a bright spot. No matter the many challenges she has faced in her life, she still is a positive force and someone I constantly lo...
By Kam Rezvani - Chandler Homes for Sale, Your East Valley Real Estate Expert
(Let's Start Finding Your New Home Today)
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Here's Why: I am building an empire.
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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An agent asked me yesterday how he could soothe the nerves of a paranoid buyer, and I had this conversation as I drove back to Sacramento from Anderson, California. Anderson is a little bit west and north of Redding, if that gives you an idea of the location. We communicated via email and not thr...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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I moved in to a brand new town and county about four years ago.  One of the first things I did was to start a direct mail marketing campaign to several nearby streets (over 100 homes). My goal was to let people know who I was, what I did for a living, and let them know I was available to assist w...
By Jeff Knox, Real Estate Broker serving all of DFW
(Knox & Associates Real Estate)
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Ground broke on the new Renaissance Hotel in Plano on Legacy Drive as part of the new Legacy West development.  Of course, this is all part of the development in the area anchored around the new Toyota headquarters off 121 on the border of Frisco.  With all the new development and people moving i...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548)
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Tuscan Medley is on menu for Labod Day weekend gathering.  Thanks, Myrl Jeffcoat for sharing one of your family favorites.  Bet it will one of ours, too. When my family gathers together, we often enjoy a family recipe - an adaption of Chicken Cacciatore.  The difference is that this recipe has in...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Once you stop chasing the wrong things;the right ones catch you...unknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the rea...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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I am under contract with my first referral from active rain so this posting was particularly interesting to me.  In case you haven't set up your notification alerts, you want to read this post  and put the suggestions into place! In case you need to know, I am in the DC metro area, licensee in al...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
What can you buy for $35 that will give you as much pleasure and increase your own well being? How to Buy a Solid Client Lead for Less than $35 Hi Everyone, I am sorry I have not been around much the last number of weeks. Been busy and just wanted to take a little break and work on some new thing...