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By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 49
About three years ago, I started full-time as a real estate agent, all gung-ho and full of excitement. I'm still excited about my career choice. I have, however, noticed a slight change in the way I respond to certain things. Below are just a few examples of what I mean.     Three Years Ago Today...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 6
 Do you really expect a call back right now? How late do you think is appropriate to call a fellow Realtor?OK let me clarify my question, first of all, you are not in escrow with this Realtor. Second you never spoke to this Realtor and third, you do not know this Realtor.Then you receive a messag...
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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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CLICK. This either gets you in or out of the blogging world. The world of cyberspace & online traveling and it begins with a log-in. From there, you now enter into a virtual world that excludes some of your senses while honoring the rest. Here, we have alternative Universe which if you tried expl...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 54
Yesterday was a popular artist concert at Tanglewood. Idina Menzel was the artist and it was a disappointing at best and genuinely too bad. We volunteers arrived a half an hour before the gates open as usual but were not permitted in. Concert goers were left outside in long lines and not allowed ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Consistency  When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have the consistency in their motivation.       Arsene Wenger In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers.  If you dwell on statistics ...
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 Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 2
Friday was another hectic day in the life of Mike.  I didn't get to blog my weekly Friday Funny post so here I am on Sunday night writing up a list of some of the funniest things that came across my various news feeds.  Up to this point I've done one funny item but there were a few this week that...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 22
Bare breasts bouncing in the breeze in Times Square Topless women are some of the latest tourist attractions in Times Square and they appear to be on the right side of the law. Long ago, the state’s highest court ruled that prohibiting women, but not men, from baring their chests in public amount...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 16
Often times, thinking outside the box will help get your home seen, remembered, and hopefully contracted and quickly sold. 6 Tips to Get Your Neighbors to Help Sell Your Home One of the things that many sellers worry about when they get ready to list their home is the neighbors. While many consum...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 5
  I Am So Proud Of Laura This is such a big step for our own Laura Cerrano to take. I sure  hope that members all over with take advantage and share in her journey to educate the public on Feng Shui. Take a look at Laura's Journey How can we help? Go to your Realtor® boards, go to any organizatio...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 13
 I hope you always find a reason to smile...numerous individualsThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 13
I don't know about other people, but my wife spends a fair amount of time each week taking care of her plants, and making sure they are always well water.  So when I see flowers from weeds on the side of the road like the ones in the pictures below, I am in awe of mother nature.These flowers have...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 5
 We can get stuck. Usually we get stuck when we are deeply wounded. We can start feeling sorry for ourselves. We can and do hide, pout and feel sorry for ourselves. It is easy to fall into this trap but not so easy to get out because it seems to make sense to us. We feel we are entitled to feel b...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
 From Dr. Dyer FB page: ''Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night. He always said he couldn't wait for this next adventure to begin and had no fear of dying. Our hearts are broken, but we smile to think of how much our scurvy elephant will enjoy the other side. We Love You Forever...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 17
If you are not following Anita Clark, you should do so now, as you are missing some great information on resources for your business.    My Thanks to Anita Clark   How many Rainers to do you know that provide terrific resources for our real estate business. Well, I know one…. Anita Clark!  I am s...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 1
Learn from yesterday,live for today,hope for tomorrow...unknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any r...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 11
  No matter where I am one of my favorite things to do is to take a leisurely stroll to really get a feel for where I am, get a true sense of the place and feel the pulse of the city by walking and taking things in. I hope you enjoy these pictures and get the sense that I did walking these wonder...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 3
Every decision we make leads to an outcome good or bad.  We make the best decisions when rely on our strengths rather than try to shore up our weaknesses.Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less the ability to build our lives around them. Instead, guided...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 6
Today Larry and I hosted another Hot Dog Party for our Buyers James and Kristy. They closed on their home a couple of months ago and choose today to invite their family, friends and neighbors over to see their new home.James & Kristy chose this home specifically because the back yard was deep and...