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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I stopped by Trulia earlier this week to enter a few sold sales and noticed that my profile has been merged with Zillow. As a result of that merger, Trulia has accidentally wiped out all of my reviews. I had more than 90 reviews from my clients posted on Trulia, and now they are gone.My hard-earn...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When he called me, my neighbor said, "By law the technicians had to shut down the water heater."An HVAC company went by my neighbor's house to perform a fall check up and service.While there they said they would "take a look" at the water heater just as a kindness.Turning up the temperature to fi...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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Over the last couple of months, we've all seen a lot of positive changes at ActiveRain. I recently discovered a new one that's been going on for a little while without fanfare, but is very helpful to us. One evening last week, as I logged in to Twitter for my nightly dose of laughs*, I was surpri...
By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
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Being a native New Yorker, I'm somewhat used to traffic jams, but have never experienced a traffic jam up on narrow, twisty mountain lanes. These roads, carved and blasted through stone, are tight little narrow ribbons of freedom, clustered with perpetual curved blind spots that inspire people li...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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I recently read a post by Jon Zolsky about the topics. He brings up a great point about that I believe needs to be addressed.  Bob Stewart weighed in that some people don't tend to think about what goes where when picking a topic.  So I'd like to talk about the topics a bit and ask your opinion o...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
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The best advice I received as a newbie agent came from my father.  No, dear ol' dad was not a real estate agent, he was an insurance agent.  He didn't give me real estate advice, he gave me BUSINESS ADVICE, watch your money and SAVE EVERY RECEIPT.I want to talk to about the LEAST DISCUSSED ASPECT...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Conditions ripe for mold.This is a house with a basement inundated with mold.Inundate - verb - to overwhelm with something; to flood.Either definition applies.  The basement was inundated with water from three sources.  Just walking in the front door I was attacked by a serious moldy odor.  The h...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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October 11, 2015 marks my "cancer free" 3 year anniversary.  I asked my Oncologist when the year milestones are determined. Her response was: "It depends on who you ask."  I will never forget that response.  I thought it was so strange because I was asking her.  So I said: "Well, I'm asking you."...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    October has been a great month for folks here in the ‘Rain as we have had several folks cross over the multimillionaire point line. Poised and ready to make this transition is one of our favorite stagers, Kathy Streib. Kathy has been an excellent at being a contributing member and her Sunday ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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 It's Beginning To Look  A Lot Like Autumn  In Baltimore It was a lovely day for an impromptu open house at 577 Woodbine Ave 21204 located in West Towson. The house was inviting and friendly with just the right amount of decorations for the season.Click below to see the fall decor.     Take a loo...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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 MUSINGS 10/9/2015by Patricia Feager Dear Newbies,As you begin your Blog on ActiveRain, I want to welcome you and thank you for being a part of this AR Community. For me, it has been a period of growth, opportunity, and friendship with exceptional talent in every corner of the United States and b...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Sometimes in the midst of trevail, the nervous sytem kicks in and it is difficult to step back, get out of your own way and breathe. Life happens in the blink of an eye and breathing matters. Yesterday was a difficult day and then I remembered there wasn't anything I could do about it but breath....
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 9
Transactions can get complicated and witih technology being what it is, quick ness as well as efficiency can get challenging.  The Connecticut, statewide MLS system is taking steps to make it easier for its members to do their jobs.CTMLS is the largest of the 2 MLS systems in the state of Connect...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 73
Homemade Halloween Costume - How To Make A Dinosaur Costume My three year old grandson, Jack, wants to be a dinosaur for Halloween...not just any dinosaur, Jack wants to be a Spinosaurus. I looked online for ideas, but all I could find were cutesy dinosaurs... sew some triangles down the back of ...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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This is a very important blog with very important information.     Last month I got a call on my  rental home.  The caller asked what my pet policy was because she had a dog.  I said "It depends..."  then she added that her roommate had a "service dog".  I said "That would be a "no"... Her voice ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Success can't always be defined by process, but without it there can be none. I actively listed and sold homes for close to thirty years and now while still licensed in New Jersey largely make referrals and do training. I work a couple days a week at a local historic site and sell memberships and...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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ActiveRain Practices: Blog Content I received a question from a new member of ActiveRain asking if she should use original content in her blogs or if she should use material by others. I, of course, replied that she should use original content. Some of the new bloggers may not be thinking about c...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am working today and there is a special theatrical group in the gardens where I work. Frog Ballet is doing fun and strange performances throughout the day.It is a holiday weekend here and it is busy. I am outside and it is cold but soon enough the tourists will be gone and my little town and ar...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Pinterest: Butterfly Photographs   Do you like butterflies? There are thousands of butterfly photographs on Pinterest. You can create your own butterfly boards and pin as many photographs as you wish. Have some fun this weekend and learn more about Pinterest.The photograph in this blog is one tha...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Always look at the solution, not the problem.Learn to focus on what will give you results...unknown This has been my answer as an adult; I don't have time to play the blame game! Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched,authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all r...