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By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 4
Just Listed, 11 Nassau Lane, Key West. I have written several blogs about the buyers who fell in love with 11 Nassau Lane and this little house even before we made it to the inside. This was the first and only house these buyers looked at. It was love at first sight.  That was fifteen years ago. ...

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 54
I'm sitting here at my office with tears running down my face.  5 years and 6 months ago today was the first time I picked up the phone and dialed Liz.  I know we were on the phone for a couple of hours.  I'm just heartbroken to read her daughter's post today about her passing.  If you didn't get...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 10
Liz and Bill Spear have challenged Rainers to write a blog detailing what we love about our job. To be honest, I love a lot of things! I love looking at houses and property, even the crappy ones. I love helping first-time buyers learn about real estate and become first-time buyers. I love working...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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You probably heard it all before, you absolutely need this piece of documentation and this info regard x and this report to explain y when applying for a business loan. But, if you are like most people, after a while you get lost in all the noise and simply aren’t sure what you truly need when ap...

By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
Comments 3
For me, life began in 1943, in a room on the top floor of a small 3 story row house in Norristown...!!! The ‘GASPARI’ children consisted of Amelia (MOLLY), Frank (JAKE), and Catherine (CAT)...ALL children of LAURINA (Santori) GASPARI...A single mom, having lost her husband GIOVANNI...only 21 year...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 47
Reblogs (Resharing a Post) Can Get Lots of Views Too.First you have to understand what a reblog is. It is republishing or sharing a post through the ActiveRain network that someone else wrote. They will get attribution and a byline for their post. You can write an introduction about your thoughts...

By Yuliya Kachko, Broker Associate ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
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 Discover some of the highlights and milestones from Q4 2016  Miami and South Florida's Best Developments Yuliya Kachko ONE Sotheby’s International Realty presents the latest oceanfront projects in Miami, penthouses for sale Miami, new developments in Miami and South Florida. For more information...

By Inspiration With April
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THE OUTCOMEWe can trust that our sovereign Lord knows all, is in control, and lovingly works everything out for our good.ROMANS 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.CLARKE'S COMMENTARY That the persons in w...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 377-9966
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 14
The Never Ending Pursuit of Facebook Business Page SuccessHow to Give Your Facebook Business Page a Growth SpurtOver 1.3 billion people are active users on Facebook.  Just about half of them log into Facebook every day, providing marketers with a great opportunity to promote their business and in...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 10
I have really enjoyed thinking about this February 2017 Challenge: What I Love About My Job and I'd like to thank BLIZ for the opportunity.When I first wake up in the morning, the first thing that comes to my mind is real estate. The first thing I do is check my emails to make sure that I am on t...

By Chris Eckert, Your Mid-Peninsula Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Make an Offer!Offer Date is Monday, Feb. 27 by 3PM807 Wharfside Road, San Mateo (Harbortown) Open House 2-4PM Sat/Sun, Feb. 25 & 26   Waterfront living is calling YOU! 807 Wharfside Road Virtual TourFootsteps from your home. How lovely is this!What a great way to walk your dog and just BE!You'll ...

By Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
Comments 14
Dear ActiveRain Members, Do You Know Me, Lauren Selinsky?I am a mother of a 14 yr old smart and athletic boyI am now a Broker, but a Realtor for 29 yearsI own my own firm, CA COASTAL ESTATES, INC.I am fluent in SpanishI was born and raised in TexasI have lived in Southern CA for 23 years.I am mar...

By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I humbly ask the God who sees and knows me, to open my eyes to His work and to increase my faith especially when His promises seem impossible to fulfill. I am aware this is the time to dig deeper and grow myself to handle the promise within me. Many people live surface deep missing out on the su...

By Yuliya Kachko, Broker Associate ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 1
 Introducing Our Chef-Inspired Kitchens in The Fairchild Coconut Grove Expansive and engaging views set the backdrop to open living and dining areas that surround true, chef-inspired, professional kitchens.  Appliances include Wolf gas-powered ranges with standard and convection evens, electronic...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
What should be the theme of the February contest on ActiveRain?Of course, LOVE!A reminder of this month's challenge via a re-blog.Thanks, Liz and Bill Spear for hosting....February 2017 Challenge: What I Love About My Job February, the season of St. Valentine's Day, romance, some little winged gu...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Comments 39
I read a post from  Wanda Kubat-Nerdin  “Their Not your friends” awhile back and it’s been gnawing at me. I’ve heard other agents commenting to beware of other agents for various reasons and one is they will steal your clients! Even our beloved Lenn Harley touted other Realtors are not your frien...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
This is the most attractive clean out port cover I have ever seen!A local builder who designs and sells only a couple of houses a year hires me to do inspections when the houses near completion.  He considers it to be another layer of protection for him, and peace of mind for his buyers.In a base...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 7
Wonderfully busy day starting with negotiations on one of my favorite unique homes.What a beautiful day in Baltimore and the temperature hit  77 degrees and the date is February 23, 2017.Taking advantage of the weather and a special friend, we took a ride to DC and spent the afternoon atThe Arlin...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
Buying a home in a competitive marketSo, you're buying a home? That is awesome! Unfortunately, you've heard that the market is really competitive now. What does that actually mean to you? A lot. When you're buying a home in a competitive market, you will likely need to develop a strategy.A compet...

By Jason Wells, Esq., Expansion Mega Team in AZ, CA, UT and WA.
(PressPlay Realty Network of Keller Williams East Valley)
Comments 1
 Your business will only grow to the extent that you do, and growth only happens beyond our comfort zone. Being in an environment where you are safe to succeed will make all the difference when you are going through small and incrimental changes or being faced with opposition that forces you to f...