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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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Whispering Angel is the suggestion of Walt, our other wine maven in Santa Barbara.  This is a French rosé from the Provence area, occasionally refered to as the Rosé from St. Tropez.  Here are the winemaker's notes: "An irresistible pink! Charming, refreshing, refined, and with plenty of juicy, e...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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On this special day of remembrance, I wish to take the opportunity to honor those who lost their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. I give thanks to the men and women who stood up against all odds so we may continue living our lives at home and in peace.While we are in our backyards or at the...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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     There is a lot of talk  in the industry today about “teams” and how dominant they are in this market.Will the sole practitioner move into the background? Maybe..But I think there is room for a solo broker and weekly radio host.   Here is my wayThe  Rome Way.  • Communicating with clients and...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 19
 I always seem to find myself spending time in activities that aren't easy to explain. But let me try. In this photo, the first 4 of us on the left, grew up together on the same street, within 100 yards of each other. The guy on the left is John. John is my ex-husband, and the father of most of m...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 16
Carol Williams is hosting the Strengths vs. Weakness Challenge. The Challenge: Share with us what you believe to be your personal strengths and how they help you in business. AND, then, share with us your personal weaknesses and how you have overcome them (or manage them) to avoid getting deraile...

By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 19
Photo Editing for Real Estate "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" ... and you may add "if done right".  Especially in real estate, photos are often the first thing that buyers will look at when searching for homes and only if the pictures are enticing, look for more information from description...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 6
Here are some great tips for the safe way to destroy your sensitive information and to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.  Thanks to Robert Siciliano :  Believe it or not, you just can’t shred too much. If you aren’t destroying your sensitive data, my best advice is for you to start now. ...

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 8
"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 Williams  It's been a slow week for Second Chance nominations.  I hope it's because you all are busy helping client...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
On May 24, 2017, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that the U.S. house price increased 1.4% in the 1st quarter of 2017 from 4th quarter of 2016, and gained 6.0% from 1st Quarter of 2016 based on home sales values obtained from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by FNMA and Freddie ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 22
Balance in business, life and love is a matter of realizing that YOU are your life’s biggest asset. Assets need care, nourishment, and appreciation. Neglect yourself and you will eventually have very little to offer the other important assets in your life: friends, loved ones and your business. W...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. William Arthur Ward

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
One of the major concerns for people not to blog is -"I don't have time"!Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is doing this for so many years -Just one blog a day.It is easy....Finding Time To Blog     Finding Time To Blog     When speaking with clients, agents and other professionals ..I am frequen...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 37
  I wrote a blog about a spooky voice saying to me, "Have a nice dinner.  I will call you tomorrow."  It was from a landline text.  The voice is robotic and mysterious sounding because you don't know who it is from. A blogging buddy sent me this fantastic web link and you need to visit it just as...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 22
In the garden, in business and certainly in life there is no time for slacking. Time goes by and then another day, week or month passes and if you aren't on it....well then the opportunity may just be gone forever. I am really busy all the time with one thing or another and that I think is a real...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 0
Heads Up! Dick Greenberg is extending the photo before and after contest another few days so you will have time to enter. Now there is no excuse because the photo loading problem is corrected. If grizzly bears ate your entry, you were abducted by aliens, you were preparing for your audition on Th...

By Susan Haughton, The Susan & Mindy Team...Your Concierge Agents
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 3
If you're having issues posting these days, Bob Crane has some excellent suggestions for workarounds in the post below.  Issues appear to be intermittent so give these ideas a try - one of them may well be the solution for you.  Avoiding the Poof…  a few work arounds for the photo issues. “Okay s...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 20
I’ll preface this brief narrative by saying I am not a photographer and most children produce better quality than I.  All of our home photos are professionally taken and sent to us with perfection. We all cross our fingers that I never need to “pinch hit” and take photos when the agents are in a ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
"Real Estate Rome Way" is different!And this re-post from Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is one more example of this fact.Answer The Phone, Answer The Question Answer The Phone, Answer The Question       Some buyers just want specific questions answered. They are not ready to  volunteer anythi...

By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
Comments 1
In The New Testament St. John relates JESUS’ prayer: “...THAT ALL MAY BE ONE...” It is easy to see how JESUS wishes all people to participate in that prayer simply by examining world history... For over two millennia now, Christians have joined JESUS in His prayer for unity...While millions have ...

By Inspiration With April
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