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By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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September is childhood cancer awareness month.  It's also the month that will mark two years since my daughter Abigal was first diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  We first learned she had cancer on September 11th of all dates and got the offical AML diagnosis on the 13th.  As many of y...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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 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 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 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 Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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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 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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Counsel Your Clients to Common Ground The odds of any couple agreeing 100 percent when buying a home are slim. So when your clients disagree, especially on a house that comes close to their wish list and price range, here are five ways to help them compromise: Figure out who is more passionate. ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Sunday Blessings ~ EXHALE! Breathing is important.  The process of breathing is typically something that we don't think about until we have a problem with our breathing.  If you suffer from asthma or any other breathing difficulty, you most likely appreciate the act of breathing more than most. F...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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This is something that I do not really understand but wanted to share it with other so that maybe we can help each other learn about the Social Sharings and Short URL Clicks.. Thanks for the post. Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not...
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 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,...
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 Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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This past weekend was in the 90s in New York city, we stayed in the city this weekend and decided to ventured out and do something we have not done in the past.  We walked down by the walkway path of Hudson River and came across a cruise boat that serves beverages and food on board and the boat d...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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My neighbor is having some tress taken down. One of the big ones overhangs my fence and my property. This is the neighbor who decided he bore no responsibility when branches of this same tree took a good portion of my fence down last winter. When my tree guy and company was here I had him remove ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
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 Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have an iPhone 4 something. It has served me well and I don't want an upgrade. One day last week the phone froze so I did what I deduced might work: I turned it off and then tried to turn it back on to no avail. My screen was black and no matter what I did I couldn't get it back to normal. I ha...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Learn from yesterday,live for today,hope for tomorrow...unknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any r...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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 Is Blogging A Time Waster?  Bob Swetz asked the question..Is blogging a waste of time ?  My friend,  Praful Thakkar,  reblogged  and got even more comments than the original.This is how I answered that question. If you perceive blogging as a waste of time...it will be.  I have been blogging sinc...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Do it anyway. When you treat others with respect, you get it back. Not always but that has not deterred me from putting the best of myself out in business and in personal relationships.  Grandpa Henry advised me to follow The Golden Rule and in honor of his wishes, I do and it works. This is anot...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I am thankful for the awareness questions bring. Think if we knew all the answers how boring life would be. No challenges to grow from..... No obstacles to overcome. How would we build our Faith? I recently heard a powerful statement that has stuck with me. "When God ask you a questions it is no...