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By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270,
Comments 51
This past week, another shooting occurred at a school, a place where children should be safe and teachers should be focusing on shaping minds, not jumping in front of bullets. This tragedy resulted in the deaths of many and as could be predicted, all of the usual responses are being blasted over ...

By Diana Zaccaro, Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!
(Veterans Realty of Brevard - NOT just for Veterans!)
Comments 51
 Call of the Day  – Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time BACKGROUNDThe call came in at the end of my floor shift. The agent who was up next was late so I was waiting impatiently for someone to relieve me. When the call came in, I was tempted to let it go to voice mail but I answ...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good Evening and Happy Presidents Day.  Hope this email finds you well and had a wonderful weekend.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs: LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE: Live what you love, and love what you live.  Anything less is a painful and frustrating waste of your precious time. Don't just be an image or ...

By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
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Top of Mind today is the conflict of opinion regarding the ending of our mass murder culture.  Forget and putting politics aside, we have a problem and one that needs to be addressed with an open mind to evaluating the past with the present and looking to the future of our life-styles. Not everyo...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 3
 More bang for the buck by using  blogs to get more mileage.Daily blogging does double duty by being part of my weekly radio show. I'm  writing about real estate to share with lots of people and my blogging topics are now part of the radio show.  And yet another use of  these answer qu...

By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 2
Coming to Market Next Week!$4,495,000 Now complete after a 2 year renovation, Red Oak Manor in the Oaks of Los Feliz is the vision of musician and creative genius MOBY. Totally re-imagined, this 1926 generational masterpiece features 5 beds/8 baths. The grand public rooms boast towering ceilings,...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 42
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  February 4 to February 10, 2018. 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 Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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A POWERFUL WORD OF PROTECTION1 CHRONICLES 12:17 ...If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY If ...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 13
I discovered this amazing scene outside my bedroom window awhile ago. A change is on the horizon.  After several days of Sacramento temperatures in the low 70s, we dipped to 58 degrees with breezes today.   As much as we need rain, we have experienced none this month.  The weatherman predicts coo...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 16
Serendipity Sundays- Sunrise Over the CloudsThe clouds were blocking daybreak as we took off for sunny California. I enjoy flying and looking down and seeing the ground below. The cloud cover was dense and there was a misty rain in the air creating a disappointment that I had missed a favorite pa...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 18
I was in today and caught a commercial for E Trade that I couldn't get enough of. takes alot to make me save something and even more to laugh out loud at the irony of something. I don't know if this link will work but if not just Google it and see how you feel. If y...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 11
Did you know that most people say that communication is their biggest challenge.  It really does not matter the setting.  It could be sales, leadership of a team or simply sending an email.  When you speak or write you are setting the tone.  There are three things that you must evaluate to improv...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
One of the best things about working in an Antique Gallery is listening to really old music all day. I think I was born too soon. I really enjoy music of all kinds but the music of the 30's and 40's makes me joyful and seems to fit perfectly in this placewhere so much of old is. Next week I will ...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
Comments 1
What does it take to become a 'great' Realtor?  To be an expert ? Let me mention first that I am not a 'great' Realtor - yet.  I never wanted to be a Realtor. Most of my working years have been as a lender and I did not grow up wanting to be a lender either. I only  wanted to make a living, enjoy...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 13
Here is a round-up of all my posts from last week, in case you want to catch up on some you missed:  Testimonial Tuesday: Les Schwab Tire Center  "If you are honest with me and give me amazing customer service I'll be loyal to you and never question your price."  It's All About The Love Of Real E...

By Deborah Spence, Awesome Realtor serving Philadelphia and suburbs!
(Weichert Realtors-Jenkintown Pa)
Comments 3
According to an article in Realtor Magazine in Jan 2018, robots are starting to do showings. Zenplace in San Francisco is using robots to conduct showings. When buyer's show up at the unit the robot greets them and leads them around with the image and voice of the agent on an ipad. Yes, I know. W...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 23
This is an entry for Valentine's day contest on active rain. Post 2.I love to work with buyers and sellers. I get to know more about buyer clients and their interests and hobbies. The longer it takes them to find a house the more I get to know them.I had a really nice young single lady looking to...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 20
This is post number three for Love is in the air contest.I got a great listing in Montgomery county. It was perfect for someone starting out . It had 3 bedrooms and a basement. The couple had maintained it very well and it was immaculate. I had an open house the first weekend that I listed it.Man...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 1
 The RJ Baxter Team, Denver Mortgage LenderWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.P.S. - Referrals are the life-blood of my business. If you know anyone looking to purchase or refinance a home, please forward me their nam...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 58
I used to be thin,and now I'm not.I used to be young and foolish, and now I am not.I used to be timid,but now I am not.I used to believe in Karma,but now I don't.I used to believe school made you smart,but now I know there is more to it than that.I used to think of dogs as pets, but now I think o...