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By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
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 Welcome to this edition of The Monday Morning Memo....Let us stay focused this week on what we must and want to accomplish. Let us not be fearful of the future or uncertain of the outcome from our decisions. We must move forward and constantly work towards what we are trying to accomplish. Take ...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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The Battle is Real, the Lord is My Strength, Prayer is My Weapon!by San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweMany people feel embattled here on earth, yet Jesus Christ came to save us all. Know that God has already given you the tools to succeed against Satan and the evil forces rampant on this Earth....

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Why Now? Why here now? Why here now with these people? How does being here now with these people move you closer to realizing your goals and aspirations? What are you learning? Now that you’re here with these people, are you fully present? If you are not fully present, where would you rather be? ...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning and hello there again.  Hope this email finds you doing great and you had a wonderful weekend.  Wanted to pass along Tim's Time Outs: Opportunity in the Moment: Don't just let the time pass by.  FILL it with richness and meaning.  Every moment IS an opportunity to explore, enrich, en...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  There was a great explanation on how to get referrals written by Kathy Streib.Take a few minutes to read that post along with the comments. It is well worth your time.     Referrals from other agents and past clients do not come by asking why I'm not getting referrals. They do not come by askin...

By Inspiration With April
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INSATIABLE DEFINITION of INSATIABLE impossible to satisfy ECCLESIASTES 5:10 NLT Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness! ECCLESIASTES 5:10 ISV Whoever loves money will never have enough money. Whoever loves luxury will not be content...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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 Sedona - McDonald's "Iconic" Teal ArchesSedona Arizona - McDonald's is famous for it branding and marketing campaigns. From Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar to the Big Mac and Chicken McNuggets, the brand is the most identifiable for it's Golden Arches. It is also the most recognizable fast fo...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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In an earlier blog I wrote about why I stayed in Key West to weather the storm that Hurricane Irma would unleash on my island home. Later I wrote about the damage to Key West and specifically to the Old Town area which most of my readers are concerned about. I am glad that I stayed but I endured ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Habits, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - ActiveRain Challenge We all have them, habits that is. Some are good, some not so good. When we can master good habits, our lives and businesses are enriched. The bad ones tend to drag us down and are generally not good for us or our health.The ugly ones a...

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
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Recently read an article in Miami Herald “Condo rip-off: Tenant sues association over high fees”. If you deal with condos, you, probably, run into those high fees charged to Sellers, Buyers or Tenants.In Florida we got to the point that recently enacted legislation governing Estoppel fees…But the...

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
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er·go·nom·ics/ˌərɡəˈnämiks/nounthe science of refining the design of products to optimize them for human useWhen you think about what home ergonomics is, the first thing that comes to mind for most is fitting the home to the resident that lives in it… designing the home with the body’s comfort in...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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Hesitation and doubt plague mankind non-stop causing many to go without while knowing that they have leakage of life i.e. they are being momentarily robbed and at the minimum suffer random losses. Think: a hole in your pocket where your valuables slip through. Discovered after the fact is a wake-...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Running On Empty? There are days and then there are days. Sometimes the thoughts come quickly.  And others when, well, they don’t.  It’s normal, isn’t it?    Some might think there is too much busyness in our lives yet not enough of the business at hand. Maybe it’s a time to reflect.   Rest.  Re-...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Take the Time to be GenuineWe've hashed and re-hashed the manner in which members comment on posts & questions here in the Rain. Some comment based on title, some just copy and paste the same comment in 20 different blogs each day, others kick the bee hive by making less than supportive comments ...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(Climer School of Real Estate)
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  28 Hour ReActivation CourseDo Not Lose Your License! Do you have an Involuntarily Inactive Florida License?Has it been more than 36 months since your last successful license renewal?Don't lose your license unnecessarily. You need the mandatory 28 Hour Reactivation course to save your license.Yo...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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The days are getting shorter, the weather cooler and yet a Fall Real Estate Market in NH that is red hot. Last Sunday's blog "shook the place up" getting edgier and someone said "a shot across the bow." Towards who? I am not going to talk about it. It is week 3 in the NFL. It is Sunday and I have...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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When life is tough and you need a distraction if you have big trees like I do, let me recommend trimming the trees and removing the dead or hanging ones. I have done this before and it is, in my view, the greatest show on earth if you hire the right people. In my case I have a wonderful aborist w...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Gracie makes the world a better place. Not by the big things she does but rather the day-to-day kindness  shown making my best friend's day a little better. Maybe it's a kind word, a helping hand a compliment or an unexpected favor accompanied with just the warmth of a smile.       This is Graci...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
(LeaderOne Financial Corporation)
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The Legacy Group is happy to announce a new mobile app that allows home buyers to search for real, up to the minute, live MLS listings. The app is called “Home Scouting” and is aFREE home finding service provided directly to consumers by Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc, a licensed brokerage service...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On September 21, 2017, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that the U.S. house prices higher 0.2% in July of 2017 from June of 2017, and gained 6.3% from July of 2016, based on home sales values obtained from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by FNMA and Freddie Mac.Nationwide, amon...