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By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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How to Buy a Solid Client Lead for Less than $35Hi Everyone, I am sorry I have not been around much the last number of weeks. Been busy and just wanted to take a little break and work on some new things in my business. So how do I buy a solid client lead for less than $35 initial cost? While the ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Online Marketing Via InfographicsIt has been statistically proven that the majority of us do well with visual learning techniques. Using that as a guide, it makes perfect sense to incorporate Infographics into our online marketing arsenal. If you can cut/paste, insert photos, add text, and choose...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Hurting People  I think as long as you're not being malicious and you're not hurting people then you should not be ashamed of what you do.Lily Allen          But many times, this is not the case.    Many times, you only think of yourself and you never think about how what you do affects others.  ...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
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Ever noticed that short URL Clicks  column over to the right side of your Blog stats page here at AR?  Of course you have!  Ever wondered what they're all about?  If you're new to Active Rain and don't know, let me fill you in on this very important part of blogging.  Ready?Short URL Links give y...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 Horsey Wordless Wednesday - Guess Who's Horseback Riding  Last week my husband took vacation time from work.  The weather during that week was perfect.  My husband and I decided to take advantage of the ideal riding weather to go trail riding.  We rented a couple of horses and rode the wooded tr...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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In an attic I found one bathroom exhaust vent, but not the other one, and I thought, "There's a bathroom vent around here somewhere."The problem with the one I could see is that it has been venting into the attic space for so long the moisture has damaged the roof sheathing.Judging from the amoun...
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)
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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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Header is a word used in many contexts so, what is a structural header?Think of it as a bridge.  Its purpose is to bridge a span and transfer weight from above to each end of the span.The header is extremely important.  Gravity works over time, and it certainly works on structural framing to pull...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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This property went under contract twice before its sale was consummated yesterday. The owners lived here for 53 years. And because of the attachment to the home, they did not attend the closing because they felt they would get too emotional during the conveyance of the title to the new owner. We ...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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 We get some wacky phone calls and last month was no different...Wacky Phone Calls From Long Island:    1. Caller: My air conditioning is not working and I found your number on the internet. "You have to call your management company or an air conditioning servicing company". Can you look it up fo...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
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 How to EMAIL to FAX Machine on an iPAD with TWO Apps! The Photo Guide Reference Knowledge Article I used to learn how to Send Fax Messages Using Email can be viewed at http://success.ringcentral.com/articles/en_US/RC_Knowledge_Article/6643  My goal was to figure out how to send Mom a Fax version...
By Rosemarie Heindel, Rosemarie Heindel
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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  Date Night at the Black Bear PubThis summer, a new tradition has been started at the Black Bear Pub and Restaurant in our Big Canoe community in the North Georgia mountains. It is called, 'Date Night" and couples have two chances each week to participate in this delicious and intimate dining ev...
By Christina Sanchez Hood, SiliconValleyHOODS.com | Luxury Real Estate & More
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"C" minus 114 means only one thing... the Holiday Season is near!Well, it is true!  And, yes, that is the actual number of days until Christmas, according to my nifty IOS app.  I have been counting down since last Christmas and as you can probably tell, Christmas is my holiday of choice. As I rev...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
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How many times have we been in situations where everything falls apart and we did everything we should have? If your me, many times. Here are my suggestions to others who face this struggle in their business. 1. Step Back, Review What Happened. This is critical to make sure you did everything you...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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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...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Learning to Embrace Change ~ Inspiration SeriesChange is something that most of us push back on.  I hear people all of the time moaning and groaning about change.  Why is it that change is looked upon so negatively. In my video above I discuss some interesting thoughts regarding change.  Perhaps ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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Sorry But I Cannot Help You Sell Your House Prepared for a listing appointment by asking lots of questions, doing all the comps,  checking out the neighborhood and driving by ahead of the scheduled time. The house was in need of  major TLC. My definition of TLC  = Tons Liquid Cash.  From out phon...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am a simple person. I believe in letting my work do my talking for me. I know a lot of people who speak almost non stop about their experience, their education and how accomplished they are. This doesn't work for me and I always assumed (I know) that if I didn't like it others wouldn't either. ...
By Kam Rezvani - Chandler Homes for Sale, Your East Valley Real Estate Expert
(Let's Start Finding Your New Home Today)
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Here's Why: I am building an empire.
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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One of the consequences of the high demand/low inventory market experienced by northern Colorado this year has been that we have been extremely busy. While our listings have sold quickly, getting our buyers into a home has been an on-going challenge requiring extensive showings with short notice,...