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By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Sometimes I put more time into creating the graphics for my posts than on the writing. It is something I enjoy and find creative. Would not think of posting without a visual. But I don't want to take someones photo or use a free or paid site. You are never sure of copy write issues when using ph...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 18
    People do business with people they like...YES absolutelythey want to know that you know how to dot i's and cross t's on a real estate contract....BUT they also want to be able to see you....get to feel like they would like working with you...that they have some insight into who you are as a...

By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 98
Summer is a very special time for many.  For those of us who live in states with 4 defined seasons, the sight of beautiful blooms and crops is a huge treat.  Fall and winter comes way too early in my state and everything turns brown again until the first leaves of Spring. Here's the dirt on the c...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 28
I am working again at Tanglewood tonight. Karen from Georgia is coming and I hope to meet her but haven't heard back so hopefully this will trigger a response. The program tonight is largely film related and features both John Williams and Andris Nelsons as conductors. The weather is clear, the p...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 4
Lottie Kendall is hosting a meetup in San Francisco in September.  Read the details in her post and Save the Date! I hope to be there and see many familiar faces as well as some new ones. It's Active Rain's autumn Meet-Up season, and San Francisco is the place for the greater Bay Area and norther...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Ventura Farmers Market - A Riot of Colors  It's always fun to go to other farmers markets we aren't familiar with, especially in other parts of California. Today I seemed to be paying more attention to the many colors and snapping a few photos, to the extent I could while keeping watch over an in...

By Erica Simpson,
(Erica Homes, LLC)
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Zoom Marketing: The Perfect Analysis of Your Real Estate CareerZoom Marketing: The Perfect Analysis of Your Real Estate CareerAlma mater is the most important part of your career. In any career opportunity, it is important to know the prospect it offers along with the education needed. However, i...

By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
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  Park Ridge Home for sale $599,900Park Ridge Colonial for sale ~ Offered by one of Bergen County's Top Real Estate AgentsOwn a part of History ~ this is a classic Sandstone Dutch Colonial circa 1773The "Ackerson House" circa 1773 and expanded in the 1800's, has so much history, space (over 3,000...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 4
 When it comes to Southwest Florida, you may think that our world-famous beaches are what it’s all about. At the same time, however, there’s much more to our area than just those popular destinations. While stops like Siesta Key are very much worth checking out, there’s a few more I recommend tha...

By Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | 903-271-4978, Your locally owned RE/MAX OFFICE
(RE/MAX UTOPIA , Serving all of Texoma )
Comments 0
Moooooove on Over to the Back 40 Moove on over to the back 40, so what does that really mean? Have you ever thought about just getting out and seeing the softer side of life? Or is it really the softer side of life. Well that all depends on what your own thoughts are. I am a full time Real Estate...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 0
Do you need your Post 45 Licensing Hours but don't have time to come in to a class? The Climer School of Real Estate has your answer. An online Post 45 class that is not all boring reading!This online Post 45 class is interactive with videos and only $150.Take the online class that you will enjoy...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 22
Warning- sarcasm to follow.  Is this a pro job or not?To be truthful, I saw the brick work from the parking lot and knew it would be a thermal camera issue inside.Is it a pro job?  Probably not.What happened? Likely the front hose bib was not winterized and it froze.However, to repair that you do...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 23
This is our entry into the "August Challenge - Best Business Practices - My Story" hosted by Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS.  A quick review of the Arizona Department of Real Estate licensing records shows the following: 8-22-2002 I (Tony) obtained my Salesperson License and "parked" it at HomeSmart -...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 17
   A few days ago we wrote a post that was featured (thank you Fairy Blog Mother/Father)   that suggested that we harness the talent, time and good intentions of the Members of Active Rain and make it a concrete reality rather than the virtual wishes of good intentions by the members of Active R...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Comments 23
by Patricia Feager, 8/17/17  With camera in hand, I'll go out on a limb to catch the sight of a butterfly. Garden wings are a reminder to keep an open mind, be patient, and live to be amazed by people, natural beauty, and creativity all around.  Wings are gentle and quick. It's a connection betwe...

By Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, Pet-Friendly Realtor, 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties)
Comments 14
Great Meet Up in Delray Beach 2017 Yesterday's meet up in Delray Beach was fantastic.  We had an all-star Active Rain cast in attendance.  Kathy Streib, Lou Ludwig, Donald Urschalitz , Nestor & Katerina Gasset and their son Tristan, Eileen Burns, Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP, Marco Giancola and Gr...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 62
It’s About Time for a Meetup those who are not familiar with Active Rain Meetups, they are an informal opportunity to get together with AR members and future members from your area of the country.Some are just a few people joining each other for...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 93
We often present ourselves within specific parameters that suit our business persona.  We hand pick pictures of ourselves and describe our accomplishments in perhaps a tainted light that paints a picture of ourselves in a very calculated way.  In this month's contest, I'd like to challenge you t...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 11
When I advise investors who want to buy Oklahoma City real estate investment property I always ask a question, what is your exit strategy? I know that a few times I will get an answer but mostly it is what do you mean? What I mean is where do you want to end up, and what happens if you need to se...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 1
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