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By Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940
(Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska)
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I Made it! One Point after the other has finally added up to 500,000 points.Wait did I make it...or did we?   I would have to say "we"! A few years ago, 500k was a huge accomplishment in ActiveRain.  Nowadays... 500,000 is not fact I am the 588th or 589th person to earn that many poin...

By Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, DuPont, Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerKnowledge is like climbing a mountain, the higher you reach, the more you can see and appreciate!Unknown To find out how much your DuPont, Washington house is worth, click HERE!Paul S. He...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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It happens to all of us once in a while. This morning – 3AM . . . one of my dogs decided that it was time for a walk. I obliged her because she is raising 10 puppies that she birthed 4 weeks ago. I was irritated, but we did what we had to do, and I went back to bed knowing the 5:00 wake-up alarm ...

By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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How do you explain a Niche? A general GOOGLE search defines a niche as "denoting or relating to products, services or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population," or a tighly focused segment of a marketplace.  It could be hobby based, like Golf Course Homes or Waterfr...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
Yesterday I wrote about a place I really enjoyed and could live. The coutry is rainy but green as a result. The people are friendly and the topography varied. I really liked the country but I like the country at home as well. If you missed the post yesterday and want to see it before you guess, h...

By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
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Tenant Excuses I Don’t Want to Hear AgainBeing a Realtor is sometimes challenging, but listing a home with renters can put a whole new spin on the process. Why do I have to pay the last month’s rent if I’ve already moved out? Why do I have to have the carpets cleaned if we never used those rooms?...

By Inspiration With April
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PROVERBS 12:18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.GILL'S EXPOSITION There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword, Whose words are like sharp swords, cutting, wounding, dividing, killing;but the tongue of the wise is health; or "healing"...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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You have surely heard of Instagram, the photo sharing social network, but what about “Finstagram?” If you are like most parents, you have rules about the social media practices of your kids. However, once you learn about Finstagram, those might all go out the window.When you combine the words “fa...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 109
Hot Market Strategies - An ActiveRain ContestThe market is hot all over the country. Homes are selling so fast that buyers have to get in line to see properties and to get their offers submitted. Multiple offers are teh norm in many markets. Even getting preapproved and ready to write an offer do...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have had more than my share of problems with computers, printers, cable, and service providers in general lately. I have been disappointed, disrespected (is that even a word?) and disregarded with regularity. So today I needed to scan something and no go. I called Epson and even at the escalati...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 13
My Niche is Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW AustinThis month in Active Rain the membership has been offered some excellent challenges! It’s good for us to examine our business concepts and take stock if we’re practicing the type of business best suited to our talents and gifts. In real estate we r...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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We had a visitor today, well actually he has been visiting over several days, usually around 3.30 pm and marking his territory. He is a little gregarious, trotting right up to our front door last week. We are close to a township park with a creek and woods, so he trots up through our neighbor's y...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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I always get asked questions about how to be successful in the business of real estate sales.  It's not an easy question to answer.  Though, a good start would be following this advice from Dorie Dillard: This month we have some excellent challenges and Debbie Reynolds is hosting a good one on sh...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
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Explore the wonders of nature here at the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. Witness stunning rock formations, diverse wildlife, and lush green forests here at the park. Also, find out how the early explorers went about their way of discovering the secrets of the caves. Click on the lin...

By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 15
My husband and I just returned from a few days in Lincoln, Nebraska.  I try to accompany him every year for his annual software update forum for one of the legal software systems he sells and supports.  We always drive because there is no easy way to fly into Lincoln, Nebraska.Each year there is ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I think this one is easy and believe many of you will get it right away. It's been a long but productive day and when I am tired I rely upon my travel pictures. I loved this trip. I always ask myself when I travel, could I live there? In this place and in this country I certainly could. Do you kn...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 18
Yesterday was a perfect day and I worked all day in my yard. Today the rain has come and is supposed to be really heavy tonight. I never got around to putting the new lights around but I have decided how I will tackle it once the rain stops and the wind subsides.I remember listening to this sort ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 7
My Real Estate NicheFor April 2017 Evelyn Johnston is asking us to write about our niche.  When I first saw this contest, I didn’t think I would be able to enter it as I have never considered myself to have a niche in this business.  I’ve always thought of myself as a general practitioner (no off...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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Who is your other self? --The RJ Baxter Team10 Day Appraisals in Denver Metro!Check out our online reviews:Google BusinessZillowWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.Licensed in CO, CA, TX, FL, IL, and IA 

By Nancy Tallman, Real Estate Strategist
(Summit Sotheby's International Realty)
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Nancy Tallman April 25, 2017 0 The Due Diligence process consists of the buyer’s review of the seller’s disclosures and any home inspections the buyer wants to make regarding the property. These can include the following: Read More Here