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By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Customer Service Tips Learned from Crappy Dining Experiences I was in Orlando for the CRS Leadership Training Program and the annual Sellabration convention, and had a number of meals out with different groups of people. A couple of these dining experiences really were bad, which led to some thou...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Facebook MarketingHave you noticed your content is reaching more consumers in your Facebook feed this year? My reach has hopped up steadily on many posts made in 2016, including listings. More eyes on our information is definitely a good thing. I hope you are also seeing more activity...do tell i...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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With Rates Down, Here's What You Should Be Doing       It's been a little while since I've heard the term "refi boom", but that's what's being floated around this week as mortgage rates are once again knock knock knockin' on history's door.  With 30 year fixed rates in the mid 3's and 15 year rat...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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There are offers EVERYWHERE! One thing I can assure you . . . Every REALTOR in Middle Tennessee (and likely many other places in the USA) who is helping clients buy houses is getting LOTS of practice writing offers. Like supernatural Ninja warriors, REALTORS everywhere are sneaking around their r...
By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERE/MAX Commercial Associates Scores 3 Positions within The First 20 in FloridaFort Lauderdale, FL, February 9th 2016. Richard Schwartz, Senior Vice President of REMAX Commercial Associates in Weston, Robert Edlin Senior Vice President of Investment Sales and JM Padron, CCIM, ...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
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ONLY IN NEW YORK!!!Wouldn't you know it.  I went to the jobsite  yesterday to check on the progress of my lobby project and there, parked right in front of 313 East 89th were two huge trailers from Universal Studios.  What are they filming?  Yet another episode of Law and Order- SVU.I must admit,...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689, "Sold with Bob"
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX )
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Steady Blogging helped me reach a big mile stone today700,000 ranked number 4 in Travis County and 23 in TexasActiveRain has been a roller coaster ride for me through the years.I became a member in 2007 but never blogged, didn't know how or see the value in blogging.I wasn't paying attention when...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Nothnagle)
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Many years ago when I was fourteen my tonsils were removed. Thinking back it was not at a young age but I do not remeber much except for the ice cream and ginger ale and two nights in the hospital. The night before the deed was to be done was going to be the last episode of the Fugitve and for so...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Have you signed up for the new ActiveRain University site? I confess I have let a whole week go by without checking it out but will take care of that today. Business gets in the way but nothing should get in the way of us continually learning.   February 2nd, 2016 ActiveRain Launches New ActiveRa...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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In the early months of each year, there are a group of rituals, which can be observed in the Greater Sacramento area. These rituals are the Annual Crab Feeds, which various charitable groups, organizations and churches host around town.  I really look forward to these events.  Last Saturday eveni...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I wonder how you feel about this: really. I think there should be a working wage everywhere. I believe anyone who does an honest days work should be compensated with enough money to buy food and feed themselves and their families. Now I know there is a great deal of disagreement on this throughou...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I am so glad for the knowledge and awareness that happiness is an inside job. It is a state of mind and being not dependent on outside sources. I am in a happy place because I made the choice not to let others rob my peace or steal my joy. No one else is responsible for making me happy. They can...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 26
Real Estate In Small BitesA lot of people would like to invest in real estate, but they just don'thave enough money.A "typical" investment property might be priced at $1,000,000.00 ormore, which is more than most people have.A down payment on that "typical" investment property might be$300,000.00...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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*It takes courage to grow upand become who you really are! e.e.  cummingsThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®,  © 2016, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 1
It’s time you...kiss your landlord goodbye Your timing couldn’t be better-historically low interest rates PLUS rock-bottom home prices means... YOU COULD OWN A HOME FOR AS MUCH AS YOU PAY IN RENT! • AVAILABLE FIRST-TIME BUYER DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE • ZERO-DOWN LOAN OPTIONS • CREDIT PROBLEMS OK C...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Our very own Debbie Reynolds is on the most recent issue of Realtor Magazine. She took 1/2 page of the magazine for her article "Where Did you Find my Name?"I would like to write more about this but I have to get ready for an early appointment. I want to alert everyone to check the magazine and r...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Early Spring Comes to Carlsbad CA We seem to be having an early spring. Not officially of course, that's not until March 20 (Palm Sunday), and a week after Daylight Savings Time begins. Since I left town last Friday for business in Orlando, and returned yesterday, many flowering trees have burst ...
By Raoul Loustaunau, urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com
(REALTY ONE GROUP)
Comments 0
Having a stressful moment? Try this wonderful way of regaining control and composure. Business is hard. There are good days and bad. Some days just seem insurmountable. I have certainly had my share of good days and I am appreciative when they happen. But as an entrepreneur I have also been chal...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
Bank Partnership Program What is the Bank Partnership Program? SecurityNational Mortgage (SNMC) has developed a partnership program with local banks in order to help expand the home loan products available to their members. Who can participate? Banks that have a net worth of at least $10 million ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Most of us have support systems in place: some subtle and some clear and ever present. For me the idea of standing tall comes from deep in my psyche. I feel strong and I will be. I have people I care for and people and pets who care for me. When I think about where I am and where I am going, I kn...