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By Utah Dave, Homes for Sale - Utah
( Neighborhood Experts)
Comments 211
A Look at History Years ago the Red Shirt Warriors of the Lakota Indian Tribe were highly respected. They were fierce, they were elite, they were the best of the best. There are stories about how the Red Shirt Warriors were fearless and could do anything. The Lakota tribe didn't give a bow and ar...

By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now, Inc.
(The Power Is Now, Inc. NMLS #1435243 CalBRE #1980407)
Comments 2
The real estate business is a business that requires an in-depth personal connection, although when the issue of social media comes into play, it can scare many realtors. This doesn't mean that there is no need to cultivate the social media presence of many realtors. As a matter of fact, social m...

By Maryland Luxury Group
(Keller Williams Select Realtors )
Comments 1
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By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
(Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus)
Comments 4
Well I was going to create a #GrillBill Blog post, but it looks like it's faster and easier to reblog what Lottie Kendall, Lori Cain and others have already created. Thanks Activerain for allowing us access to the "ReBlog" curation tool which saves me time to think up some really good "GrillBill"...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in "Live Streaming" Online Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 0
Go to  By now you know, because of the many issues created by Hurricane Irma, instead of September 30th, new Florida Real Estate Licensees have until October 23rd to get there CE hours and especially their mandatory 45 hours of Post Licensing.If you can't come into...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 135
We had a lot of fun with this contest last year - there were a ton of entries, a lot of amazing photos and we gave away a boatload of points. So we're going to do it again!! Back in the day, when the printed MLS only had a simple photo of the home, photography wasn't something we spent much time ...

By Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming
(Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming)
Comments 54
Held Hostage by Emotional Support Animals, How Far Will It Go?! Let's get real about ESA - Emotional Support Animals.  Everyone and their dog (ha ha, I'm hilarious, I know!) has one anymore.  They are everywhere - planes, apartments, stores, Dr. offices, etc.  You name the place - someone will ha...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
When it comes down to it, it really doesn’t matter which borrower you work with, collateral is always going to play a very important part when it comes to commercial mortgages. You might even notice that more and more commercial lenders are actually starting to rely on collateral more so than eve...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
Finding the right commercial lender can be an arduous process, but it is critical for the success of your real estate ventures. Each investment is different, so it is not always about who you might have worked with in the past, sometimes it is about what lender is going to best serve your needs f...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
Whether this is your first property investment or if you are a seasoned veteran at real estate financing and management, there are a number of things to consider when approaching a new purchase. Before you determine whether you are going to seek out various commercial real estate loans to fund yo...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 4
Who pays too much attention to years or decades from now? We are and should be busy living our lives in the "now" taking come what may or seeking out our desires and being content while discovering the newness of every single moment presented. That's right! No moment has ever been lived-in before...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
"But it was just a little leak.  We turned off the dishwasher!"Water from leaks has to go somewhere.  Even when the leak appears to be contained.This client built a new home and I performed a home inspection.  All of the appliances were tested, including the dishwasher.  And they have been in the...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Since it was possible to write blog posts on the internet, I have done so. Yep! There are literally thousands of “Barry Owen blog posts” out there in the ether on several different websites for the world to see/discover for as long as the internet lives. These are all out there for you (or anyone...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 36
Focus on the Details Every real estate professional knows that the success of every transaction requires great attention to the details. Many of us have polished our skills with thousands of transactions.Some of us do forget to pay attention to the details of the quality of our lives and the deta...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 5
This renovated Parkville home in  Baltimore County is sold and settled.We had  consummation today. It is no longer called settlement. Too see what you missed Click To See Slideshow      This was a perfect opportunity to own a "NEW" four bedroom home in the established neighborhood of Parkville cl...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 13
The Day Started with a Sunrise, and Ended with a Sunset…But in Between?!  It was an interesting, and varied, day today…part of what I enjoy about the real estate business, but a vivid reminder that personal time sometimes must come first, as it should!  Our day started off way before the sunrise,...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 1
When it comes to dealing with a commercial lender, you want to work with someone that you can trust and depend on. There are a handful of things to consider when looking for the right one, but one thing you must always highly consider is their character.Finding someone that you can work with you ...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in "Live Streaming" Online Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 1
The Climer School of Real Estate is the Best Real Estate School in Florida! Not only is The Climer School of Real Estate is starting a two week sales associate real estate license class at our Lake Nona campus starting Monday, October 23, we are also starting a 1 week class at our main Orlando ca...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 1
Real Estate Sales Advice- Always Ask For The Business The transaction went off without any drama. As we were leaving the closing, the buyer commented on how much smoother her transaction was than her family member's. Was said family member buying a home in a land far far away? Nope, try three mil...

By Guillermo Serafin, wealth protection and accumulation advisors
Comments 0
THINK ABOUT IT THURSDAY! BE COMMITTED TO YOUR RESULT BUT BE FLEXIBLE ABOUT THE APPROACH. I attended an amazing workshop last night. It was about self-development and really living the life you want and should live. There were a lot of great takeaways but the one phrase that stuck with me most and...