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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 50
Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 29
BananaTude Group Update 7/29/15 - MUST Read for Members Welcome to A+Tudes! In case you didn't notice the BananaTude Group disappeared last week. We  were updating the information and poof - it was gone. It broke.  We quickly put in a new name for the group - Social Group - and it popped back ont...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 80
Someone mentioned to me the other day that Facebook marketing is a waste of time and it does not work. I agreed with them. Not because I believe what they said but because I know the methodology they have used is not going to increase the bank account or bring prospects their way. Throwing an art...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 5
This might seem technical, but this is a post about galvanic corrosion.Let's simplify it.When certain (dissimilar) metals touch one can cause the other to corrode.  This process is called, variously, galvanic corrosion, dissimilar metal corrosion, and electrolytic corrosion.Essentially, electrica...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 13
 This scenario brings up a lot of questions. ( 1) At what point did the agent notice the potential buyer was a man dressed like a woman? (2) Would she be accused of discrimination and face disiplinary action if she refused to work with this person and not show him/her the house? (3) Did they meet...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 12
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Good morning!  Hope you have been staying cool and comfortable during this heat.    Living in America, and in particular in our area of Massachusetts, we are fortunate to have numerous privileges that many people in the world can only dream of. We have access to excell...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 8
You called several roofers and got various estimates with all kinds of options.  You made the appropriate choice, according to your budget and now the roofers have come and gone.It LOOKS beautiful!It was obviously installed properly because it rained hard during the night after the installation a...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 18
When you have three consecutive days with temperatures above 90 degrees, it is considered a heat wave. And so in this heat wave that has settled in my area, my gang is on strike. They are in their element and have decided to spend their day in bed. They are chilling and I can't help but get a kic...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 6
Okay, so we were on our way to Oregon and decided to google In 'N Out Burger to see if there were any on the way, and we got lucky! In 'N Out Burger started in Baldwin Park, California in 1948, in my home town! Their very tall distinctive neon sign soared above the Freeway so you would know where...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 20
Several weeks ago I was outside and noticed a very lovely halo ring around the Moon.  The glow of the Moon was delightful and the low-hanging clouds helped to reflect the Heavenly glimmer.  I wanted to capture it, since it looked so beautiful.When I got around to uploading the photos I'd taken, I...
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 3
I’m in a state of anticipation about the Windows 10 upgrade. I’m running Windows 7 Home Premium on my personal laptop. It’s the one I get most of my social media, blogging, video, and writing done. I signed up for the free upgrade a couple of months age for this computer. It’s getting to be (in c...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 0
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover...Mark Twain Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was rese...
By Ted Baker, MidFloridaMediation.com
(Carmody and Associates LLC)
Comments 3
I think we should all agree that photography for our listings is most important to attract potential buyers.  The increase in those who search the internet before they get a Real Estate Agent to represent them has been commented upon in these pages many times.  All of us can improve our photos by...
By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 1
New Ramsey home for sale listing proudly offered by Jeana CowieThis Ramsey colonial style home for sale is offered at $579,9005 Bedroom 3 Full bath Expanded Colonial  on .34 acre lot. Close to NYC train, downtown Ramsey shopping, Ramsey high school & much moreCall Jeana Cowie today for a private ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
 Ways to Add Outdoor AppealFrom a simple trellis to an ornate gazebo, an outdoor structure can refresh your space and lend your landscape year-round appeal. Here are four popular options to consider.Trellis -- This vertical garden accent is a basic panel of latticework that's meant to support cli...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
Here you will find commercial real estate for sale and rent including retail space for lease, office for rent,  flex spaces and much more. Chick On Pictures For Complete Info. For Rent 817-819 Chimney Rock Road, Martinsville, Somerset County, NJ Commercial Space for Lease in Martinsville NJ 0883...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 5
I'll admit it, I'm a softy when it comes to babies, the elderly and animals, especially dogs. We had two geriatric rescue dogs until the last one passed in February 2015. They were a great source of joy in our house. They were wildly loved by all and shared an incredible amount of love with every...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
There's a fun word that seems to take in a lot of the chaos all around us daily, with bad news pouring in from the web, TV, and social media, and that is CACOPHONY.It is essentially noise, but more specifically HARSH, discordant mixture of sounds. Unfortunately NOT tuning enough of this out in ou...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
 Horsey Wordless Wednesday -  My Maturing Off-The-Track-Thoroughbred  My Off-the-track-Thoroughbred mare, Pippa, turned seven years old this year.  She has matured so much since I adopted her when she was four years of age.  Her training has been coming along well, although it has been slow since...
By George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
(CoreFact.com)
Comments 10
On today's Sunday evening TV news, there was a story about the contamination of Los Altos water with E. Coli bacteria in the "S. El Monte" area. Cal Water: E. Coli Found in Los Altos Water | NBC Bay Area NBC Bay Area-2 hours ago Cal Water has found traces of contaminants in the water of the South...