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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 24
Most people who have experienced a life threatening accident say that things seemed to happen in slow motion. Have you ever noticed that when you’re traveling in unfamiliar territory towards a new (to you) destination, it seems to take FOREVER to get there . . . And when returning home from said ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 53
10 Lessons Learned from Writing Localism PostsI write localism posts and enjoy doing so. There are some members that choose to not spend time on this and don't want calls unrelated to real estate. Today my phone rang  and the caller asked if I had all you can eat crab legs?I asked who he thought ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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Some like me made a business decision to market a Geographical area as a business model. Does that mean you will have instant gratification in obtaining listings? No. Why would you decide to market to an area if you might not achieve immediate results? Because you are in this for the long haul, y...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 42
Facebook MarketingFacebook marketing is a waste of time some say. Running Facebook Ads is just throwing your money away I have heard others exclaim. FB is a time hog without any direct benefits some others have proclaimed. Quite honestly, like all other forms of social media, it is exactly what w...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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An older house often means older insulation.This is a three-story, 1941 semi-detached, all brick, with a flat roof.  It is typical construction for this era and in this place.There are newer windows, but what appears to be original drywall.  Original drywall means original insulation.  What kind ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning. Hope this Monday morning is a great one for you so far and you had a wonderful weekend and a great Super Bowl Sunday. With Valentines Day less than a week away, wanted to share this.  Tim's Time Outs: HOW SOME LOOK FOR HAPPINESS: 1)  Some people look for happiness in the past and sa...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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Your heart may be broken, dreams shattered and needs painfully unmet but I encourage you, "Don't give up". Throughout Scripture, the Lord invites us to petition Him with our requests, He knows our needs before we even ask and God is able to meet our needs.JEREMIAH 33:3 Call to me and I will answe...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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The subject of lying or LIES is interesting unto its self. We were never meant to be able to lie nor was a space or dynamic created in us to receive, handle or give rest to LIES within ourselves in any way. It is an intruder dynamic that continually strives to make a home in mankind and has an ag...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Is Everything in Balance and Do You Know When it's Not? Sometimes the idea for a post comes first. Other times my musings flow from the viewing of an interesting photo. It's pretty easy to tell that things are in balance, from the bottom to the top, in this rock sculpture at the beach in Cardiff ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Water Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG 5860 I always enjoy visits to the lily ponds at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. This is the cover photo that I am currently using for my Facebook page. Earlier today, I posted this photograph in a number of Facebook groups including F...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 9
 I always enjoy giving myself a tour of New York City after completing a feng shui consultation. This city never ceases to amaze me! The image above is of a building passed by on my way to an east side consultation. The building caught my attention for a few reasons. One, it's unique architecture...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 20
What is the difference between a sofa that sells for $1299.00 and one that sells for $2499.00?  They look the same. Looks can be deceiving.  The simple answer would be $1200.00, and it would be correct.But the correct answer would more than likely be that the $2499.00 sofa has the traditional "ei...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 17
Last Week, I found some really interesting and fun posts, as well as some new and new-to-me bloggers. And finding bloggers I'd not met before is perhaps the most fund part of pulling this together each Sunday morning.  So, the drum roll please:Oh, you mean it won't cost me extra for you to be my ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 6
ActiveRain Winter 2016 Meet-up in Orlando FLWas Not Quite Impromptu ActiveRain meet-ups are the best. And it’s even better, in some ways, when you are out of your local area! I am in Orlando FL for the CRS Leadership Training (Feb. 6 – 7) and the 2016 CRS Sellabration (Feb. 8 – 9) and had the goo...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 73
Time for Winter 2016 Active Rain Meetups!Finally, the news that many have been waiting for!2016 meetups have been scheduled. The first round will be from January 23- February 7th, we chose a large window of time so that it will fit into your tight schedules a little easier. What’s a Meetup?For th...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It is something that happens infrequently but always brings me joy. Last night, from no where in particular I smelled a scent I knew: it was my Mother's perfume and I was moved. I took out an old sweatshirt and while it wasn't at all connected: there it was. I was cold and perhaps my Mom, who has...
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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If you've been blogging for long I bet you've written one of those headlines that make people go "Hmmmm, What's this about?" You know a click bait catchy headline. Well I was inspired to write about my thought process when it comes to headlines by Donna Foerster  who wrote a great post about head...
By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    As a usual, I want to end the week on a positive post as I do have a lot to be grateful for. Tonight I, like umpteen millions, watched the Denver Bronco’s win the Super Bowl. I want to congratulate the stingy defense and the rest of the team for a well earned victory. Hopefully, Manning, the ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 13
I know that fancy terrariums and fish tanks often have lights in them, but I don’t think I have ever, until now, seen a light fixture with a terrarium inside of it.I could see where plants might find it a bit confusing trying to sort out whether they were supposed to be tropical plants or cold we...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I walk in the assurance and thankfulness of mercy. It is the lens I view life. Doing love through the eyes of mercy shows grace, offers forgiveness, chooses not to judge. Those who live out and understand mercy are eager to model or demonstrate it by their words, actions and heart to others. Bei...