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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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As a blogger, whether your are fairly new or have been doing this for a while, have you ever asked yourself who is reading what you are producing? At this month's meeting of the Hernando Beach Property Association - my neighborhood and the area I love to work and play in - I was approached by a l...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Judy Carr's 8 Halloween Safety Tips 4 Treats! 5) Map Out Your Route by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweMy mother, the late Silicon Valley real estate legend Judy Carr, loved Halloween. As anyone who knew her would tell you, she had a system for everything and that includes this fall hol...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Snowy Rural Mailboxes  We've made  multiple trip to the California desert since moving here, including in the winter. On one trek there was a bit of snow in the Santa Rosa mountains before heading down the hill into the desert. We passed by this row of rural mailboxes on every trip and stopped se...

By Inspiration With April
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NO MAN IS ALONE WHO HATH THE PRESENCE OF GOD WITH HIMJOHN 16:32 Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY Alone and not alone. It was so in the human life of our Lord; it is so in the life of His followers. There is a sense in which each one is alone; and there is a dept...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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TGIF! I had the good fortune of receiving 2 messages filled with gratitude and abundance. First – Posted by my friend Ben Jordan (Who may have posted from one of his friends) “Showing support for one another, I’m looking for SIX of my friends to post this message (not share) to show you are alway...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Kathy Streib "A Wall of Words means work to most of us. And but for a few extremely informative, chock-full-of-information pieces, we usually just move on to the next post or blog begging for our attention. "Right on target - and - re-blog! Curb Appeal for Your Blog...Font Size Matters!   Size ca...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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We had a lot of fun with this contest last year - there were a ton of entries, a lot of amazing photos and we gave away a boatload of points. So we're going to do it again!! Back in the day, when the printed MLS only had a simple photo of the home, photography wasn't something we spent much time ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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   Every year I go to the GBBR Realtor® Fair and this year was no exception. This time I did a day full of classes as you can see by the photo below.   Four courses but still had  just enough time to meet up with some new and old friends. Met a couple of home inspectors, attorneys, REALTORS®, col...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Best Cities for Telecommuting – Austin TX is #1 Is this good news for the people of Austin? Bragging rights for having the highest percentage of their workers working from home? Having been an “Independent Contractor” and Entrepreneur for the past 25 years, I can candidly say that I have ALWAYS h...

By Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life
(Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance)
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On one of my trips I came across these cool looking creations made entirely of Legos. Imagine the work that went into creating these. I took a picture as well of the number of legos it took for the sculptures and when I went to get the one of the butterfly I was facinated by the monarch facts. I ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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To paraphrase Mark Twain, Everyone complains about time but no one is doing anything about it.You should know that there is no secret formula for time management. There is no special tool.  Any will work.  I is not about the tool or the method.Time management is a mindset and a lifestyle and it s...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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This renovated Parkville home in  Baltimore County is sold and settled.We had  consummation today. It is no longer called settlement. Too see what you missed Click To See Slideshow      This was a perfect opportunity to own a "NEW" four bedroom home in the established neighborhood of Parkville cl...

By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
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This is my entry to the October photo challenge on Activerain. This artwork was created in a simple, free digital paint program. It was the main listing photo, which can sometimes seem a little boring when you shoot it to meet the requirements of your MLS -- exterior frontal view only, please. No...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I love animals and I love Africa. I have been lucky enough to be in South Africa, Swaziland and Kenya. I have also been to Morocco but that is another story. Last year in Kenya I saw my first close up and personal. I saw many after this including some with an entire pride, but like so many things...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have an appointment this morning for a Yellow Fever shot. I have avoided this in the past because for folks of a certain age (like me) it is more likely to trigger Bells Palsy. I planned trips with this in mind and avoided areas where the shot was required. Then I decided I was going to see Gor...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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-The RJ Baxter TeamWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.P.S. - Referrals are the life-blood of my business.  If you know anyone looking to purchase or refinance a home, please forward me their name and number.  I am at ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Buyers looking for an impressive commercial building in a highly visible location need to look no further. The former Island Gym building located at 1119 White Street is available at the asking price of $1,100,000.  The building is architecturally impressive and may be adaptable to a variety of c...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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We returned to Jupiter last Friday and took our first ocean walk on Saturday morning. We had left the Wednesday before Irma and wanted to see what everything looked like. We saw a lot of wind damage and in combination with the Harvest moon the tide was bringing in powerful waves to a beach that w...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
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There are so many builders out there, you have to decide what is important to you and then pick a builder.There are the builders that can give you a big boxy home with lots of square footage no customer service to speak of and low quality.There are the builders who have boxy homes, average qualit...