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By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 40
I just returned from my first residency in my PhD program at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA). It was a bit overwhelming, but beyond the academic side, I witnessed something that was so refreshing it was actually inspiring. In the few hours I had free in the evening, I caught up on the news...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Hello there again.  Good morning and happy Monday!  Hope this email finds you doing well and had a fantastic weekend.  Just wanted to share "Tim's Time Outs" with you:  TAKE THE TIME TO LIVE:   Life is so much more than JUST getting by.  Take the time to truly and richly live.  It's great to obse...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 9
 Do you really expect a call back right now? How late do you think is appropriate to call a fellow Realtor?OK let me clarify my question, first of all, you are not in escrow with this Realtor. Second you never spoke to this Realtor and third, you do not know this Realtor.Then you receive a messag...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 14
CLICK. This either gets you in or out of the blogging world. The world of cyberspace & online traveling and it begins with a log-in. From there, you now enter into a virtual world that excludes some of your senses while honoring the rest. Here, we have alternative Universe which if you tried expl...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 50
About three years ago, I started full-time as a real estate agent, all gung-ho and full of excitement. I'm still excited about my career choice. I have, however, noticed a slight change in the way I respond to certain things. Below are just a few examples of what I mean.     Three Years Ago Today...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 53
Walking Shoes and Real EstateYesterday afternoon I was out with my client looking at the progress of her new construction.   It's coming along and I can't wait to see her finished home! After we spent about an hour with the contractor, we made plans to go out to lunch, and after lunch we went to ...
By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
Comments 9
My Follow up of Poe, The Raven and and more of his darker side. To EndreMy blacken soul awakes, quivers and peeks at your door to no avail, to never, to never more Once more awaken to my soul's being To the henchman who stands within me Till then, the blade glistens, sharpness unbound in the moon...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 57
Yesterday was a popular artist concert at Tanglewood. Idina Menzel was the artist and it was a disappointing at best and genuinely too bad. We volunteers arrived a half an hour before the gates open as usual but were not permitted in. Concert goers were left outside in long lines and not allowed ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 26
Consistency  When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have the consistency in their motivation.       Arsene Wenger In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers.  If you dwell on statistics ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 6
It pays to pay attention to the refrigerator door seal.It's common sense!A bad refrigerator door seal will cost you money.  And wear out your refrigerator before it's time.But sometimes you have to look carefully.The door has four squared edges.And should hang straight and square.If not, gaps ope...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
Comments 3
Here's a Salt Spring rural gem...36 sunny acres...farming in your future? Looking for a superb acreage in the exceptional Fulford Valley? Here is a sunny 36 acre parcel, with orchard, berries, pasture (keep sheep? Horses?)...valley & mountain vistas...& steps to the ocean (Burgoyne Valley Park on...
By Carrie Ann Higgs
(Branson House Realty)
Comments 3
So in our market we have lots of retirees, and the trend I see is the downsizing modern style, minimal home. Which we do not have for sale anywhere...Plus our average market price for sold homes in the Branson, MO area is still under $150,000. When I got a call from a man that was referred to me ...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 2
Friday was another hectic day in the life of Mike.  I didn't get to blog my weekly Friday Funny post so here I am on Sunday night writing up a list of some of the funniest things that came across my various news feeds.  Up to this point I've done one funny item but there were a few this week that...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 25
Facebook has been doing some pretty cool updates lately...have you noticed? If not, you will find at least one in the links below and several more dispersed in recent previous Facebook Fridays posts. It is like everything else in life, changing like the seasons...sometimes better and other times ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 16
Often times, thinking outside the box will help get your home seen, remembered, and hopefully contracted and quickly sold. 6 Tips to Get Your Neighbors to Help Sell Your Home One of the things that many sellers worry about when they get ready to list their home is the neighbors. While many consum...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
 From Dr. Dyer FB page: ''Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night. He always said he couldn't wait for this next adventure to begin and had no fear of dying. Our hearts are broken, but we smile to think of how much our scurvy elephant will enjoy the other side. We Love You Forever...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 1
I am thankful to walk in freedom in my life. This is more than one kind of freedom. We live in a free country and have physical freedom other parts of the world don't experience. I am blessed to be free. There is also emotional freedom.... many people are tied up today with bondage of bitterness...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 22
Bare breasts bouncing in the breeze in Times Square Topless women are some of the latest tourist attractions in Times Square and they appear to be on the right side of the law. Long ago, the state’s highest court ruled that prohibiting women, but not men, from baring their chests in public amount...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 25
I don't care what profession you are in, you are practicing it on other people. We are in the people business practicing whatever we choose. Fail this, forget it or mitigate it and something happens that escapes many people. Your truest reward, the what was in it for you, is now replaced with som...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 10
Every decision we make leads to an outcome good or bad.  We make the best decisions when rely on our strengths rather than try to shore up our weaknesses.Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less the ability to build our lives around them. Instead, guided...