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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I stopped by Trulia earlier this week to enter a few sold sales and noticed that my profile has been merged with Zillow. As a result of that merger, Trulia has accidentally wiped out all of my reviews. I had more than 90 reviews from my clients posted on Trulia, and now they are gone.My hard-earn...
Contest Below - But First, a story........In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!". In her post, Cari speaks about how she is always ensuring that her clients know what she is doing for them, no matter how small i...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When he called me, my neighbor said, "By law the technicians had to shut down the water heater."An HVAC company went by my neighbor's house to perform a fall check up and service.While there they said they would "take a look" at the water heater just as a kindness.Turning up the temperature to fi...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Ask an Ambassador - Should I Delete My Old Out of Date Posts?I must admit I have been tempted to do this. So far I haven't and I am going to give you the reasons why.Most of us blog for business and hope to reach the public. We want to be found on the search engines and want our posts to rank hig...
By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
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Being a native New Yorker, I'm somewhat used to traffic jams, but have never experienced a traffic jam up on narrow, twisty mountain lanes. These roads, carved and blasted through stone, are tight little narrow ribbons of freedom, clustered with perpetual curved blind spots that inspire people li...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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Over the last couple of months, we've all seen a lot of positive changes at ActiveRain. I recently discovered a new one that's been going on for a little while without fanfare, but is very helpful to us. One evening last week, as I logged in to Twitter for my nightly dose of laughs*, I was surpri...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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What Does It Mean To Be A MULTI-MILLIONAIREIt's been a long journey. Or it feels like one.This journey started accidentally for me, like many of us. Who knew I'll see myself here, celebrating two million points?There was not much importance of blogging back in 2007 when I started. And there was a...
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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I recently read a post by Jon Zolsky about the topics. He brings up a great point about that I believe needs to be addressed.  Bob Stewart weighed in that some people don't tend to think about what goes where when picking a topic.  So I'd like to talk about the topics a bit and ask your opinion o...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
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The best advice I received as a newbie agent came from my father.  No, dear ol' dad was not a real estate agent, he was an insurance agent.  He didn't give me real estate advice, he gave me BUSINESS ADVICE, watch your money and SAVE EVERY RECEIPT.I want to talk to about the LEAST DISCUSSED ASPECT...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    October has been a great month for folks here in the ‘Rain as we have had several folks cross over the multimillionaire point line. Poised and ready to make this transition is one of our favorite stagers, Kathy Streib. Kathy has been an excellent at being a contributing member and her Sunday ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Conditions ripe for mold.This is a house with a basement inundated with mold.Inundate - verb - to overwhelm with something; to flood.Either definition applies.  The basement was inundated with water from three sources.  Just walking in the front door I was attacked by a serious moldy odor.  The h...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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October 11, 2015 marks my "cancer free" 3 year anniversary.  I asked my Oncologist when the year milestones are determined. Her response was: "It depends on who you ask."  I will never forget that response.  I thought it was so strange because I was asking her.  So I said: "Well, I'm asking you."...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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Its a great question to ask and have answered and this new book from the PEARLS FOR THE SOUL series of books does just that. The journey from being a child, to teenage years and then into the world of a young male has been compromised and interfered with. Males make it... but men don'tTHIS IS A M...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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 MUSINGS 10/9/2015by Patricia Feager Dear Newbies,As you begin your Blog on ActiveRain, I want to welcome you and thank you for being a part of this AR Community. For me, it has been a period of growth, opportunity, and friendship with exceptional talent in every corner of the United States and b...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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 It's Beginning To Look  A Lot Like Autumn  In Baltimore It was a lovely day for an impromptu open house at 577 Woodbine Ave 21204 located in West Towson. The house was inviting and friendly with just the right amount of decorations for the season.Click below to see the fall decor.     Take a loo...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Coming Soon! 60 New Apartments For Lease Twin Ponds at Clinton, NJ. (Accepting Applications) Complete Info, Pictures:  Brand new 1 or 2 bedroom apartments for lease in beautiful Town of Clinton. Includes fully equipped k...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am working today and there is a special theatrical group in the gardens where I work. Frog Ballet is doing fun and strange performances throughout the day.It is a holiday weekend here and it is busy. I am outside and it is cold but soon enough the tourists will be gone and my little town and ar...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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Best Advice I Got As A Newbie  Pat's contest, Your Best Advice For Real Estate Newbies, has brought me way back to the start of my career. Ironically, the best advice I got was from my father....who was not an agent nor even in the real estate industry. He told me "don't be greedy."Don't be greed...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Sometimes in the midst of trevail, the nervous sytem kicks in and it is difficult to step back, get out of your own way and breathe. Life happens in the blink of an eye and breathing matters. Yesterday was a difficult day and then I remembered there wasn't anything I could do about it but breath....
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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Transactions can get complicated and witih technology being what it is, quick ness as well as efficiency can get challenging.  The Connecticut, statewide MLS system is taking steps to make it easier for its members to do their jobs.CTMLS is the largest of the 2 MLS systems in the state of Connect...