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By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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 I have been lucky to work with some amazing real estate agents in Colorado.  Those are the ones that you hope you will have the opportunity to work with on another deal in the very near future.  They follow through on everything and make sure that all parties are happy by the time they get to cl...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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It's Monday and time for a Roger update.  His brother, Tony, messaged me this morning to let me know that Roger is out of surgery and in recovery.  They hope to get him up (I know there's a good ta dum in there but I'll leave that one alone) soon for some exercise. Is there no rest for the weary?...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am blessed and lucky and I know it. Not everyone is happy and so many people have more on their plate than they can handle. That said, I really believe that we are all in charge of our own happiness. Recently, someone I just met in a work situation, lost her ability to function and blew up on e...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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My Car Is A Sign Holder Coming And Going Keeping sign riders in my car allow for an open house at any time. When I have a scheduled showing on one of my listings or if I  stop and visit with my seller, I am prepared to do an impromptu open house.   Did you notice how I use my car's front and back...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Plagiarists Wanted, Dead or Alive! Now before we go any further, please do not go out and kill or hunt down any plagiarists this week, or I will be the first to suggest that you are arrested.The purpose of this post is to warn any present day or future plagiarists that there are people here in th...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This is a dangerous and virtually unusable kitchen cabinet.This is a new house!  The homeowners have yet to settle.  Nobody has lived in it.There is an electric cook top tucked into the granite counter.  And this is what you see underneath.First, of all there is so much extra and unnecessary elec...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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A Bottle of Wine or Windows for the House? We were in Santa Monica over the weekend to try and take some time off, treat ourselves, and visit the grandkids. Dinner Friday night was at a long-standing and highly recommended Italian restaurant, Valentino, in Santa Monica.  Dinner was wonderful – ex...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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I taught a class today based on  the chapter in Gary Keller's book, Shift, which addresses how to change a reluctant buyer to a willing one. The book gives four great ways to encourage that reluctant or fearful buyer to become a ready, willing and able buyer.1.   Why wait – the hazard of timing t...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Real Estate Speed Limits - How Fast Are YOU Going?We see speed limit signs everywhere we go, Many of us obey the signs and drive our cars at whatever is posted on the signs.  As a Real Estate professional, we have our own internal speed limits.  A part time agent probably has a slower speed limit...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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The Emotions Of Artwork Within Your Home Could Impact Your EnergyFeng Shui teaches us that all is energy and every action (vibration) will set in motion another action. When assessing a home, our job is to observe all that we can, down to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual presence of ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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On this home inspection the feature list said, "New attic fan," and it was true! Yep, it was TRUE, but NOT ACCURATE. And the new unit in question? There it is, high and center in the photo. Brand new, right in place, apparently unused! Well, it would have to be unused. It isn't really hooked up. ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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The best trick to sell the home is - make it clutter-free. not dump that clutter in the garage.In fact, even garage should be organized.How? Find out more in this re-blog from Tim Carroll . Tricks to Organizing Your Garage Like a Pro July 10, 2015 Do you throw random boxes and tubs of ...
By Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Companies
(Real Estate in IL & NV; Digital Marketing Consulting)
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Just read on TechCrunch that Google will be starting to remove the requirement of having a Google+ account from it's services like YouTube over the coming month.Read the entire article here.I have been trying to figure out Google+ for years now and it remains the least productive social network f...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Like Bob Crane , when I started on ActiveRain, I never thought points are big deal!However, later I realized that by participating on contest for market reports, not only I received the points, my posts got better and better!It's genius mind that devised this point system - like it or not!Great p...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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This is the Cherokee Legend of two wolves that fight each other. Which Wolf Are You Feeding?   This is the Cherokee Legend of two wolves that fight each other. It is told by a grandfather to his grandson to help teach him about life. Each wolf represents an aspects of ourselves, si...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Lessons in life will be repeated  until they are learned...unknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2014, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reader. An...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Quote of the Day. July 28, 2015Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. - F. Scott Fitzgerald 
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 How To Evaluate Quality Horse Hay   It is so important to make sure the hay we are feeding our horses is of good quality.  Good quality hay supplies lots of the essential nutrients the horse needs, keeping him healthy. How do you know the hay is of good quality? First of all, check to see if the...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope this email finds you doing great and you had a wonderful weekend!  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs:   Build a Positive Future: Taking out your frustration on others does not end or reduce that frustration.  However, giving joy to others absolutely does increase the joy in your...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Just Listed, Twin Ponds At Clinton, NJ! 60 Luxury Apartments For Lease. Pet Friendly. Brand new luxury 1 or 2 bedroom apartments for lease in beautiful Town of Clinton.  Includes fully equipped kitchen and laundry plus private storage unit.  Central air, thermal windows and private balcony comple...