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By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 49
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 42
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 Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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It’s time you...kiss your landlord goodbye Your timing couldn’t be better-historically low interest rates PLUS rock-bottom home prices means... YOU COULD OWN A HOME FOR AS MUCH AS YOU PAY IN RENT! • AVAILABLE FIRST-TIME BUYER DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE • ZERO-DOWN LOAN OPTIONS • CREDIT PROBLEMS OK C...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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Real estate professionals are naturally concerned about making a good impression. Much has been written about networking and being memorable. But what qualities are people really looking for when they meet someone? Especially someone they might do business with?Business Insider recently reported ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It was a very long morning, but I am home now and watching the snow fall. There is nothing as uplifting to me as the clean cool beauty of being in a warm place and enjoying the simple joy of being able to see the winter all around while I am safe and comfortable inside. My pups are here and I hav...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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In the early months of each year, there are a group of rituals, which can be observed in the Greater Sacramento area. These rituals are the Annual Crab Feeds, which various charitable groups, organizations and churches host around town.  I really look forward to these events.  Last Saturday eveni...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 2
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.-Edwin Land 
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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 A gruesome part of Texas History.  Josefa “Chipita” Rodriguez (1799-1863) was the first and only woman ever legally hung in Texas. She was executed on a Friday the 13th at the age of 63, and her ghost is said to haunt the place where she died. Her last words were “No soy culpable” (I am not guil...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 4
Ice Cream on Sale in Moose River MinnesotaI didn’t get my camera out in time to snap a pick of the guy carrying out a box full of ice cream cones at McDonalds, but it did get my attention.It caught my attention because my first thought was, only in Wisconsin, or Minnesota would people be buying i...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 12
 Murals on the Walls of Homes, Seem to be on the Rise. Many homes we view, could use a coat of paint on the walls and others have a special coat of paint.  Here is a home, where they transformed the plain wall into a walk through the streets of Italy. Have you seen any unique paintings or designs...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 24
If you have read my blogs for any length of time you know that family is super important to me and comes first. Thankfully I have never had a client not understand that. The very first closing I missed in my career was because my children had a car accident. The client totally understood. As did ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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*Don't tell people your dreams...Show them! UnknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2016, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction ...
By Kelly at BoomTown
((866) 319-3771)
Comments 25
I’m sure you’re familiar with the expression you can attract more flies with honey than vinegar? Well this week we’re putting it to the test. And the winner of this test receives an Apple Watch and 5000 ActiveRain points. Sounds like some pretty sweet honey.We’re taking it to the streets, on soci...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 50
 February 2nd, 2016 ActiveRain Launches New ActiveRain University SiteToday, we quietly rolled out the new ActiveRain University site. Designed to make Real Estate education easily accessible, the new ActiveRain University will offer educational courses, videos, podcasts, and downloadable content...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 27
    As agents, we are all very aware that our career is very much about building relationships. Buying and selling a home is one of the most important decisions in a person's life, so it is detrimental that we, as their real estate advisor, make each individual feel comfortable and confident abou...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 66
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 30
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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 41
If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock… The other day, as I was mindlessly twisting on an ab machine and saw this scroll across one of the screens…If opportunity doesn’t knock...build a door!  What a simple concept.  But how many of us actually do that? I thought about were those awful housing years beginn...