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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 12- February 18, 2017. 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 Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Here's a fun and crafty way to help educate those interested and familiar with Feng Shui. I found a program through and create a quick 30 second animated How-to Feng Shui video. This particular segment offers a simple Feng Shui office tip that everyone can do. Enjoy!Please allow the v...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Gift Giving: what is your formula?I love to give gifts that I would love receiving. Hence often Diane asks for my input as to what we should buy for someone. She already narrowed down the gifts so it makes it easier for me just to choose from two or three choices.Well when I saw this I thought th...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
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I Could See That That Buyer Was Not QualifiedI had shown some higher valued properties to a buyer couple and as I often the case, I left behind my business card with the words Thank you written on it. About n hour later I received an angry call and the caller was screaming at me for taking them o...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
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I am celebrating the anniversary of my Blogging start on ActiveRain. Like so many in those early days, it was  a big move as blogging was so new to agents and the impact it would have on our business had yet to be proven.It was early in the day of Feb 19, 2008 when I received a call from a loan o...

By Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
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Monday Inspiration Thomas Jefferson Presidents Day | Lauren SelinskyThomas Jefferson said, "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."  I enjoy this quote in so many ways....  For me I say..."enjoy the style and trend, but principle sometimes sits ver...

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Earlier this week I saw a question that asked "what is your most popular post?" I saw a lot of people that I respect a lot who said I don't have time to look for that, who cares, what does it matter etc. Well I thought I might talk about why it matters, at least to me.First, defining popular post...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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The Zillow group just announced that starting in May they will take no manual listings from any individual agent. The only listings they will take is if the MLS gives them a direct feed or if a franchise or large organization makes a deal with them It seems that all of a sudden they think that ac...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Checking the weather forecast at this morning I see that we are expecting more rain today, but then the sun comes out starting Monday.  I did notice something on the 10 day forecast.  Wednesday and the following Monday are forecast to be "Mostly Sunny". Next Sunday is forecast to be "...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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Selling Real Estate Makes Me The Luckiest Person In the World I just love what I do . Way back when I took a vocational guidance test and it came up Real Estate . Silly me I looked in the newspaper answered an ad and was hired , All I had to do was take Real Estate courses and pass the exams . We...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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One thing that I love about social media is how it lets you discover your own community. This is especially true with Instagram, where there’s an almost unending number of SWFL residents showing off everything our area has to offer. On the one hand, you can trek deep into the wilds of our outdoor...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Some of us do, some of us don't. Either is of course completely OK.   I'm one that does. Re-blog that is. Why do I do it?  Primarily to highlight a post that resonates with me, and that I think should get the additional exposure. It's my way of "Featuring" that post. Many members who visit the re...

By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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 VERY IMPORTANT! Make sure if you have a website using the platform that you update your site immediately to the newest update for WP 4.7.2- the hackers are in full force up 26% already and MANY government, edu, hospital and regular websites are being hacked and defaced.  I can't te...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 Selling real estate has been my passion for almost my entire life - and I'm not kidding you! I've told this story a time or two before but it's worth telling again because it's what got me started in the real estate business. When I was a young girl my parents just happened to take me out to loo...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Most of us wait until after we have a contract offer before we move forward on a full home inspection. The normal procedure  in our Baltimore area...the buyer orders and pays for all the inspections.     There can be many in addition to the general inspection. To name a few... radon, septic, wel...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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 In the last days of 2016, I wrote a bit about my herd of grandkids!  Each has some special gift that never fails to surprise and delight me! Some are amazing scholars, and others are gifted in the realms of music, art, or writing! The semester school grades came out not long ago.  And, two of my...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Such a pretty weekend in Baltimore. It is  February and the temperature actually  reached 70 degrees both days. So lucky to have out of town company and was able to enjoy a lovely lunch at the The Valley Inn on Falls Road. This restaurant is  minutes from my condo listings at The Risteau.  Beaut...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I had a great day yesterday. I had a friend here and we antiqued, shopped and eat out. One place we went was closing and everything was 75% off. I bought a set of four novelty plates. I was really psyched until I got home and opened the box and they were not what I bought. I have to go back today...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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My Top Takeaways from the 2017 CRS Sellabration Convention I spent 2 days, February 9 and 10, in an intense learning environment with over 900 other agents from around the country, most of who were CRSs, with speakers and panel discussions on a wide range of topics about marketing, systems, opera...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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We often hear the phrase, "my competition is killing me!"  "I am so much better than agent X, who was chosen for the listing I should have had!"   And so on, and so forth...  This quote by James Altucher perfectly describes who the competition really is:  Your competition is not other people but ...