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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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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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 George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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I don't know about other people, but my wife spends a fair amount of time each week taking care of her plants, and making sure they are always well water.  So when I see flowers from weeds on the side of the road like the ones in the pictures below, I am in awe of mother nature.These flowers have...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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  I Am So Proud Of Laura This is such a big step for our own Laura Cerrano to take. I sure  hope that members all over with take advantage and share in her journey to educate the public on Feng Shui. Take a look at Laura's Journey How can we help? Go to your Realtor® boards, go to any organizatio...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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 I hope you always find a reason to smile...numerous individualsThank 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 ...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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 We can get stuck. Usually we get stuck when we are deeply wounded. We can start feeling sorry for ourselves. We can and do hide, pout and feel sorry for ourselves. It is easy to fall into this trap but not so easy to get out because it seems to make sense to us. We feel we are entitled to feel b...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR® CA BRE #01824145
(West Coast Realty Division)
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I recently learned that starting January 1, 2016 the California Bureau of Real Estate will allow immigrants regardless of their citizenship status to become licensed real estate agents and brokers. One view is that this will help homeownership in California because undocumented immigrants as lice...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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 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 Marty Boardman
(Rising Sun Capital Group, LLC)
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Fresh out of my very first real estate investment seminar in 2001 I went directly into the local print shop and had 50 ‘We Buy Houses’ signs made up.  Al Lowery, the instructor, promised that these signs would generate hundreds of calls from desperate, motivated homeowners.  Early one morning I p...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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  How Do You Pound A Sign In a Frozen Ground?   My iPhone tells me it is currently 1 degree in Aurora Colorado.  I am so thankful it is no longer a temperature with a minus sign in front of it.  We started out at NEGATIVE 6 this morning.  Now that is nostril freezing weather!   I know we have all...
By Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate
(New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County)
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There are many times throughout the year when folks feel it might be just the right time to move.  Perhaps right after the Holidays, perhaps then the leaves begin to fall and it looks like an early Winter.  There are many times when it feels like it's time. One of those times, I have seen in the ...
By Robert T. Boyer, San Diego Real Estate & Mortgage Loans, Ph.D. | VA Home Loan
(FHA Loan, VA Loan, Jumbo Loan,FHA Loans,VA Loans,Jumbo Loans)
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When Downsizing? Be Sure to Tell Your Children...A Funny Story was posted, I realized I had a very similar story to tell.  A little more dramatic (although I was the one who got to laugh). We moved about 9 miles from our old house, but kept it as a rental.  We held a party at the new place.  One ...
By Marty Boardman
(Rising Sun Capital Group, LLC)
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As a boy my interests were in sports, music and movies.   I had this rotating dream of being like Dan Fouts of the San Diego Chargers, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Harrison Ford from the Indiana Jones films.  How wonderful to be as wealthy and famous as these guys!  But did I ever play footba...
By Linda Hinson
(S & L Properties)
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I commented on Karen's blog about downsizing, and I decided to share the story with everyone.  You may need a chuckle.  Has Your High School Senior Just Graduated ? Now Might Be A Great Time to Move !  I hope I did the link correctly.In 1965 I left for Western Carolina University in the NC mounta...
By Marty Boardman
(Rising Sun Capital Group, LLC)
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Finally, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division got something right.  In 2004 I renewed my driver’s license and was pleasantly surprised to learn that I didn’t have to do it again until 2037!  By the time I go back to the MVD at age 69 I’m certain my photo, height and weight will have changed.  Under...
By Marty Boardman
(Rising Sun Capital Group, LLC)
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I worked in TV news for 15 years before I got into real estate.  I was commonly referred to as the “cameraman”, but I liked the title “photojournalist” much better.  Because I was behind the scenes the dress code wasn’t nearly as strict as it was for the on-air “talent”.  Many of my colleagues ch...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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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 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...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-August 23 to August 29, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Surely Shirley You Understand  I know I’m not alone. You’ve been there too. And it’s more than a bit frustrating. I’m sure you agree. This morning I retrieved messages from my office voicemail.   It was a call regarding one of my listings. I listened to the message no less than 20 times. I know y...