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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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When I was about 22, I had a friend ask me to go flying with him. I turned him down a few times, and then finally one day I couldn't think of a good reason to turn him down, so I went. I hesitate to say I was afraid of flying, but I can't say I wasn't. I didn't know. I had never flown before. I a...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Plagiarists Wanted, Dead or Alive! Now before we go any further, please do not go out and kill or hunt down any plagiarists this week, or I will be the first to suggest that you are arrested.The purpose of this post is to warn any present day or future plagiarists that there are people here in th...
By Bob Haywood, www.BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
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Plagiarism is taking what someone else has written and using those thoughts without permission.  It can also be the taking of what someone else has written and representing that material as your own.It's stealing.We've always had to deal with the issue of plagiarism here at Active Rain because it...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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"Why are you avoiding my phone calls?" That's the message an electrical client left on my phone this morning while I was in the shower. Did the phone ring? I have no idea. I was in the shower. I rarely never carry my expensive smart phone into the shower. Call me crazy.Of course, since agents not...
By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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 I have been lucky to work with some amazing real estate agents in Colorado.  Those are the ones that you hope you will have the opportunity to work with on another deal in the very near future.  They follow through on everything and make sure that all parties are happy by the time they get to cl...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This is an example of freeze vulnerable plumbing.But things can be done to prevent it.This is a pre-drywall inspection (my third this week) and one of many issues about which comments were made.This is the service line for the rear hose bib.It goes up through the sub floor and out the exterior wa...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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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 Richie Alan Naggar Broker Ran Right Realty, people first...then business
(Free Consultation....Ran Right Realty )
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Oh how we all can benefit from this process. Saying what you mean first time one time out. In only the necessary words required, making the point of the of the purpose of the statement leaves the rest of the moment to go to work and produce its own dynamics. Pausing does that too. Letting someone...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 29
I like to blog everyday, but it doesn't happen. Some days are just too busy, and other days are too stressful. Some days, there is just too much too do and too little energy left at the end of the day. And, then there are days like today. Today was a closing day (that's normally a good thing). To...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I often wonder if people feel that there is any privacy left in our country today. What concerns me the most is the absolute necessity to use the internet in business today. I can’t imagine attempting to market any service or product without the use of the internet. And what about telephones? Tec...
By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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I can't say definitively what the strategy or purpose is of this purchase, but forms and digital signatures are meant to help facilitate real estate transactions for buyers, sellers, and REALTORS®. So is Zillow buying this because they want to acquire a tech company with upside potential? Or is t...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What To Do When You See That Goose Egg.... James Dray asked a question the other day asking us if we'd ever not received a comment on a post we'd written. I think I did with my first few posts, but as someone had mentioned in their answer, there have been many kind members at ActiveRain who took ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This is a dangerous and virtually unusable kitchen cabinet.This is a new house!  The homeowners have yet to settle.  Nobody has lived in it.There is an electric cook top tucked into the granite counter.  And this is what you see underneath.First, of all there is so much extra and unnecessary elec...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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Houston, We Have A Problem.And not just in Houston, But in San Diego, Denver, Chicago, NewEngland, and all over Florida.The problem is the shrinking housing market as reflected in thepercentage of home ownership (lowest since 1967).This is the result of several factors: The Artificial Scarcity St...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Just listed but not by me, 918 Southard Street #101, Key West, Florida. This is private and spacious first floor unit tucked away from the other units in popular Southard Square Condominiums located in the very heart of Old Town. The listing Realtor describes this property thus:"Charming condo lo...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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Foreign hackers, look out: Uncle Sam is out to get you. President Obama has issued an order that allows the State Department and Treasury Departments to immobilize the financial assets of anyone out-of country suspected of committing or otherwise being involved in cyber crimes against the U.S.Thi...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Perfect Sunset Before The Rain ...Bristol VA 7.28.15 Check out this ...Perfect Sunset Before The Rain ...Bristol VA 7.28.15  This was the sunset a few hours ago .....now the thunder is rolling in and the rain is soon to follow! Hope you all had a great day ....while you are here please Click on T...