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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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FROM THE DESK OF ROGER D. MUCCI Tomorrow morning, I am mailing out this memo to approximately 250 people announcing that I am now working at Perrino Furniture in Mayfield Heights.  Hopefully my valued customers will come in to visit so I can help them with all of their furniture and accessory needs.
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 23
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 38
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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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A modern kitchen and open floor plan can turn your family home into a hot property. When Alec and Jennifer Harmes spent $264,900 for their first home in 2011—a 1,500-square-foot ranch fixer-­upper in Austin, Texas—they assumed they would be living there for many years. So the couple, millennials ...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Representing a higher standard of professionalism. That's me! The author of a denigrating real estate article decided to debut it twice, in 2010 and again in 2015 after changing it up. Perhaps he did not receive the attention he was seeking the first time.  I have the power to change the public's...
By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(Fathom Realty)
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Activerain Meetup Denver had Lots of New Faces - It is always great to get together with fellow Activerain members and this past thursday was no exception even if there was a noticeable absence of some of the usual suspects..... apparently there is a big footbll game this weekend and some of the ...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
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Save A BLOG Post For LaterOh the GEMS that are found on ActiveRAin! Have you ever read a blog post that seems to have a ton of great ideas? IF you are an active member of ActiveRain, of course you have. That was a rhetorical question. On any given day after reading a quality post, maybe I might w...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 57
When life gets in the way, and it does get in the way. For many months after my knee surgeries, I was the Poster Child for rehabilitation and exercising daily.....every physical therapist I worked with was totally impressed with my progress and things were moving along nicely. I'm not making excu...
By Elyse Berman, Your Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton, FL
(Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL)
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It's a Small World & The Power of Active Rain I had just come from work and was at my desk.  Out of the corner of my eye, I saw an email flash by that said "Referral."  I quickly opened it up and called the agent.  It was from DebOnTheWeb.  Deb said to me, Boy, you respond fast.  I told her I was...
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 Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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Those who know me pretty well, also know I have a fascination and admiration for those guys over at Pixar Studios, in Emeryville, who create digital animations and films like, Finding Nemo, etc. In addition to Pixar Studio magic, I also get a kick out of the process which has real animals talking...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 38
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 Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NM Properties)
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Saturday House Hunting in Soledad Canyon, 88011I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in sunny Las Cruces, N.M. than house hunting at the base of the Organ Mountain Range. My clients and I were treated to a gorgeous view at a very lovely home in Soledad Canyon. Perks of this ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 31 to February 6, 2016 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or...
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 Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - HI Pro Realty LLC
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531)
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  Sales of O‘ahu single-family homes in January 2016 increased by 10.5 percent from the previous year, and condominium sales increased by 18.2 percent compared to January 2015. January’s median sales price for single-family homes was $733,500, which was an increase of 8.7 percent in from the same...
By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
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Two storms are on the way this week, after our Superbowl weekend and as the work week starts -- just like last week.    Watch for ice daming, as the days are warm and our nights are frigid cold.    So, details:  Here we go again, in our new early week snow pattern on the heels of Snowstorm "Lexi"...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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It goes without saying - you can't see inside a flat, front porch roof.This is one of those basic, flat, 12'x12' front porch roofs.  Instead of the usual EPDM,  it had a metal roof surface.Sections of metal had been seamed together.The seams were rusting, and swelling, and cracking in many places...
By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    Things change and so do people. One of the fastest changing areas is the Internet and IT. In the many years I have been associated with ActiveRain, the platform and software has gone through many iterations. There were some ideas, such as “Call the Shot” which came in with a lot of hoopla and...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Happy ActiveRain Anniversary to ME!!  On February 6, 2008, I made one of the best decisions I’ve ever made…. I joined ActiveRain.  Search for members here. How did I find ActiveRain?  I had started my business in 2007 and after a relocation to Delray Beach, I was researching any and every real es...