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By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market
(Home Jane Realty)
Comments 61
I think I have come to the realization that I have probably done more damage than good to my website over the past couple of years. My website used to bring me 99% of my business, mostly through my IDX, which for a time was powerful enough to put me on page one of Google for many of the listings ...

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
Comments 4
Questions and Answers About Vermiculite Insulation  What is vermiculite?Vermiculite is a volcanic material compound that expands when it is heated and has the unusual property of expanding into worm-like or accordion-like pieces. They are usually the size of a nickel or dime. Vermiculite has been...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 38
Weltanschauung - A Worldview but with a Local Perspective. Be the Local Expert! Lynn Friedman has inspired us once again in 2017 with her Blog JumpStart Challenge. There’s still time, if you haven’t started, for the Mini and Midi JumpStarts of this challenge, but given the Maxi focus requires 15 ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 40
 We've been here in the Rain actively participating for over 6 years.  And periodically we see people post "How do I cancel my account?".And in most cases the reason seems to be "Blogging doesn't work". And that's a true statement (at least for them).  Blogging DOESN'T work if: You aren't patient...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
Comments 54
     "We encourage dissenting and contrarian points of view because our industry is better served by continually examining the status quo. Challenging conventional wisdom is often essential for the evolution of our industry and the development of new opportunities."  These words are from Article ...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 19
Teenagers across the country are falling into drug dealing, theft, and prostitution in order to eat. This, according to a recent study, which found that poverty has been increasing throughout the U.S.Researchers at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. have taken a close look at the current Cen...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 25
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~It was a quiet week for me on Facebook. Other than interaction in a couple of closed groups, I did not do much promoting or interacting on my biz page. While I do not recommend that as a normal week, sometimes there are more important tasks that require our attention. I...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 51
The Founding Fathers Knew What They Were DoingThe ActiveRain organizers knew we needed guidelines and rules to follow or things would run amok. After all we are people with different personalities coming from all kinds of backgrounds and cultures. Since most of us are salespeople running our own ...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
Your personal and professional relationships can be some of the biggest stress inducers in your life. The boss who doesn’t give you credit, the son who doesn’t do his homework, the spouse who seems to care about completely different things. Dealing with people brings unique challenges that make i...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
by ©Patricia Feager, 1/20/2017   Soulful Essence of the Night  The evening sky is a gradual process of going from light to dark in hues of color, deep and rich with intensity, somewhat bold; yet mystical. Standing on the shores of Lake Grapevine, TX I look up at the sky, participating in silence,...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
Comments 3
I am a magician. I am a Realtor. I am a Mortgage Lender.  I am a Sales Speaker...I am a giver. I am fun                                                                            and I am enthusiastic Life  

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
Navy Federal Credit Union to Add 1400 Jobs in Frederick County, VANavy Federal Credit Union will be expanding it's Winchester-Frederick, VA presence. NFCU and Valley Health are the two largest employers in the Winchester-Frederick County, VA community. The NFCU will include additional facilities ...

By Michael Killmer
(Century 21 North Homes Realty Inc.)
Comments 0
$225,000, 3 Bdrms, 2 Baths, 1424 Sq FtMichael Killmer, CENTURY 21, North Homes Realty 876-46631205 Lotus Lane, Freeland, WA 98249Beautiful Holmes Harbor rambler located on a large lot plus a separate 720+/- sq ft building w/garage, shop, & artist studio/office & a ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 26
When I am down or distracted I look at my travel photos and I am transported to another place and time. It is like a really good book I have read before but don't fully remember. Since there were good reactions to my pictures in the past, I decided to share some more today. 

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 4
Just Listed 723 Olivia Street, Key West. This home has just completed a total renovation that I started in February 2016. I wrote about the in this house in 2014 soon after the owners moved and out and put it on the market. After some time passed, the house was sold and went through planning phas...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 22
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol WilliamsCommunity Comments:  How Not To Comment  By: Ron and Alexandra SeigelAs member, Nina Hollander , said... it...

By Clark Niblock, Alamo City focused. National and Global connected.
(RESupermen at Niblock Co. Realtors)
Comments 1
One of the biggest annual events in San Antonio (and surprisingly even more income generating than our fabulous Fiesta for the city of San Antonio) is the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. And frequently listed as one of the biggest and best indoor stock show/rodeo's in the county. The Stock Show...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
Comments 3
2017 Blog Jumpstart Challenge - Weltanschauung = Your Personal Success Here is another selection of Weltanschauung posts to enjoy.  Anna Banana Kruchten   Community Built on Shared Learning  Debe Maxwell    Local Market Knowledge  Kathy Streib    Personal Responsibility Patricia Feager   Courage ...

By Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370
(KW of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 1
Open House Sunday 1 - 3 pm14467 Broken Wing LanePalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 6.29 Acre Updated Pool Home With 8 Stall Barn In Caloosa!Highly motivated seller, Priced below market value for the quick sale of this wonderful Equestrian Estate in Caloosa on 6.29 acres! This h...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Love the summary in this post:"2016 equates to year of chaos" &"2017 as the year of unpredictability"Thanks, Myrl Jeffcoat for your prediction post:Predictions for 2017 - What Are Your's?   Real Estate Professionals often state they don’t possess a crystal ball when it comes to predicting what wi...