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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Hurting People  I think as long as you're not being malicious and you're not hurting people then you should not be ashamed of what you do.Lily Allen          But many times, this is not the case.    Many times, you only think of yourself and you never think about how what you do affects others.  ...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 49
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)
Comments 33
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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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If you live in cold weather, fall is when you put in the storm windows. If you live in a warm climate, summer is when you step up the pool maintenance. No matter where you live, however, checking on – and maintaining – 10 areas of your home each year is one good way to ensure your home stays in p...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 Horsey Wordless Wednesday - Guess Who's Horseback Riding  Last week my husband took vacation time from work.  The weather during that week was perfect.  My husband and I decided to take advantage of the ideal riding weather to go trail riding.  We rented a couple of horses and rode the wooded tr...
By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
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Making lists of blogging ideas has become an enjoyable pastime for me. So if you feel you have nothing left to write about, and the dreaded writer's block has you in its grasp, I have some suggestions. If you've checked out my 300+ Blogging Ideas and can't find inspiration, or my Hundreds of Blog...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 27
Ever noticed that short URL Clicks  column over to the right side of your Blog stats page here at AR?  Of course you have!  Ever wondered what they're all about?  If you're new to Active Rain and don't know, let me fill you in on this very important part of blogging.  Ready?Short URL Links give y...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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How to Build Your Brand on Facebook without Annoying Your Friends & Family  This webinar was one of my favorite webinars I attended a few years ago. I am excited to be able to host this webinar training for you. This webinar is popular and space will fill up fast. Make sure you register today! Da...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Do you know people are WATCHING us?? I don't mean the NSA spying on your Facebook posts, just the normal interaction of people observing you in business and your personal friends. They observe our "smartness". We all have whatever IQ and EQ (emotional quotient has to do with social skills) that w...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 7
  My Favorite Resources     I am always being asked what tools of the trade do I use. What are my favorite products to help make your business better or easier. What services do I use. Who do I recommend? Since my strength is NOT in organizing all of my favorites... I am the person that has a hun...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
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 FELIX SANTIAGO
(CHANE REALTY INC)
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  Ok, so we don't need Jack Nicholson yelling at us about handling the truth, as in A Few Good Men.  But, we do need a reality check before setting out to buy or sell a home.Keep in mind that real estate is a sales industry.  Gimmicky advertising, flashy photos, and fast talkin’ sales agents ofte...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
Park View Drive at Village Road   Clinton, Hunterdon County, NJ $1,525/Mo. & Up Style: 1 Floor Bedrooms: 1/2 Bathrooms: 1/2 Contact: Paul Stillwaggon njestates@gmail.com   Contact: Linda Kuper njestates@gmail.com     CLICK IMAGESTO ENLARGE       PROPERTY DETAILS http://www.njestates.net/real-est...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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This property went under contract twice before its sale was consummated yesterday. The owners lived here for 53 years. And because of the attachment to the home, they did not attend the closing because they felt they would get too emotional during the conveyance of the title to the new owner. We ...
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)
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Walking Shoes and Real EstateYesterday afternoon I was out with my client looking at the progress of her new construction.   It's coming along and I can't wait to see her finished home! After we spent about an hour with the contractor, we made plans to go out to lunch, and after lunch we went to ...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Today's Post was inspired by MIKE ROCK who said something about the "chain thingy".This is going to be a very simple "how to" for adding a link to your blog post.  But before I get into the "how to" I'd like to let you know a little bit about the WHY.  Many times I link to my own web site in my p...
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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It pays to pay attention to the refrigerator door seal.It's common sense!A bad refrigerator door seal will cost you money.  And wear out your refrigerator before it's time.But sometimes you have to look carefully.The door has four squared edges.And should hang straight and square.If not, gaps ope...
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...