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By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia
(Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia)
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I brought the buyer to this lovely home in Ford's Colony. The buyers are relocating from California to be closer to their daughter and her family.   I originally showed them a house late last spring and they did not like the floor plan.  We kept in touch through email for almost a year before the...

By Kenneth Edelstein, The only A+ Accredited BBB NYC Notary
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The Path to Notary BurnoutThere can be too much of a good thing. Being a Notary Workaholic is a slippery slope that can do real damage to your health both mental and physical. Sure, you are making money; but there is more to life than money. There are several signs that you are “overdoing” it; th...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Day 19 of 90 My Best Practices Real Estate 2018 real estate best practices for me today started last night at a meeting I went to.  I learned something about EFT and Tapping.   This is a technique created by Gary Craig EFT is an acronym for Emotional Freedom Technique.  It allows the practitioner...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Day 16 of 90 My Best Practices Real Estate 2018 and today is continuing education classes about the appraisal process and closing.  Practices in real estate are so multi faceted and laws are constantly changing that is is imperative that every agent continue to learn. I actually have always thou...

By marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type...
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hi everyone... yeah it's been awhile since my last post. Even though I've been maintaining and moderating The Art of Marketing YOU group, the past few years have been crazy busy with new adventures and projects that didn't leave me much time for anything else, also... I want to thank everyone (in...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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I hope everyone had a great successful year in 2017. Let us welcome the New Year with open arms, peace, happiness, health, abundance of new friends, and success throughout 2018.I want to wish each and all my friends, and all members of Active Rain community a happy, healthy, joyous, prosperous Ne...

By Krista McCoy, Realtor, Pleasanton CA
(Listing Agent, Home Sales, Home Buyers, Short Sale Agent)
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Paragon Outlet Mall is COMING SOON, Livermore CA... very soon!  The new Paragon Outlet Mall located on 42 acres of land at the southeast corner of El Charro and Interstate 580 in Livermore, CA is expected to be open for business just in time for the 2012 holiday season! With the grand opening bei...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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     We are in the final days of February; spring is fast approaching.  The real estate market in Tallahassee is strong and getting stronger.  Now is the time to prepare for one of the busiest "selling seasons" of the year!     To plan for the spring, I use the Boy Scout motto, "Be Prepared".    ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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This past week I wrote  a blog post  and  long time  AR member and friend, Emily Medvec Santa Fe NMmade this comment: " know I still remember our first conversation when I found myself in the rain. And then I purchased your book and additional copies which I still pass forward to newbies to...

By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
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Tanger Outlets has broken ground and is said to open in October 2012! This is wonderful news for our area. With more jobs coming to the area, means more home buyers and this is always a great economic booster!   When it's completed, the Tanger Outlet Center is expected to produce 900 full-and par...

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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THOSE WHO TALK MUCH AND DO LITTLE COME TO WANTPROVERBS 14:23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.PULPIT COMMENTARY Those who work much get profit; those who talk much and do little come to want.

By Steven Caporale
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On this cloudy morning, I needed a little real estate humor.  The only thing missing are the pink flamingos.  Join in the fun and add a clever comment that best decribes this photo.  "Perfect set-up if you have multiple Mother- In- Laws." - Steven CaporaleBoise Idaho Real Estate Enjoy!

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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PRAY BEFORE YOU OVERTHINK PHILLIPPIANS 4:6 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  PULPIT COMMENTARY The thought of the Lord's nearness should lead us both to be forbearing in our relations to others, and also to keep...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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-The RJ Baxter Team, Denver Mortgage LenderWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.P.S. - Referrals are the life-blood of my business.  If you know anyone looking to purchase or refinance a home, please forward me their na...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
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A recent inspection at one of my listings resulted in a GFCI trip that took out some outlets in the bathroom and the garage. After an exhaustive search of the home, a GFCI outlet was nowhere to be found.By the way, the garage was thoroughly searched and all items pulled away from the walls. In ad...

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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BE CONTENT WITH AN HONEST EFFORT TO PLEASE GOD If you decide you have to say “yes” to every request or every demand you are totally enslaved. GALATIANS 1:10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I ...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
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   Last Sunday, on our last day in Sonoma Bob and I went to the Charlie Brown Musuem in Santa Rosa. Every year we kept saying we would go. This year Charles Schultz's actual home burned. They were scared they were going to lose the musuem to the fires as well. Last Sunday was the 1st time it had ...

By Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS, RE/MAX Elite Properties
(14257 FM 2920 #115)
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Cypress Outlet Mall - Houston Premium Outlets Things to Do in Cypress, TX If you want to shop in Cypress without going to the major malls, but yet you want a big selection, try Houston Premium Outlets.  There are over 145 stores to shop.  If you have to drag along non-shoppers in the family, the...

By David Farrell, Licensed NY State Real Estate Broker
(David V. Farrell Co.)
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After decades of fattening up central Nassau County residents, the well know Entenmann's Bakery Outlet, at the northeast cornert of Roslyn Road and Jericho Turnpike wil be closing.   According to an article in our local website, it will be relocated in Carle Place on Glen Cove Road. I r...

By Sam Thompson, Ditech Mortgage
(Ditech Mortgage)
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  G & M Outlet on Atkinson Street in downtown Laurinburg, NC has been providing great service and sales for years to the local residences.  I used them when my washing machine, stove and dryer went on the blink and have always been satisfied with their work. Their Lawn Mower Sales and Service inc...