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By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 6
Winning the patent troll case is a huge win for all of us in the real estate industry, including broker, agents, small brokerages to large brokerages.  The bad part is there are going to be more of these cases coming up unless the patent troll law is changed.  In this big case in California, the ...

By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
Comments 7
What's the home staging return on investment?  A Pasadena home seller nets 1500% return on their home staging and home preparation investment! For every dollar they invested preparing their home for sale, they netted $15 in the sale price of their home. Having invested approximately $20,000 in h...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 84
1-800-Vanity Phone Numbers   Call me old or call me what you will.  I just want a phone number. You've seen them - I know you have. 1-888-CA-Agent 1-800-ACT-RAIN 1-800-GET-REAL Vanity Phone Numbers R They Cool or Cold It might be really cutesy to have a vanity number but who really cares other th...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 24
Let's Give Them Something to Blog About - AR Meet-Up in San Jose CA 14 people made rain at the Cheesecake Factory this afternoon. After all, that is what Rainmakers do - right? From Right to Left, the smiling faces are: Antonio Cardenas, Anja Kerstens, Rebecca Foresee, Lottie Kendall, Bryan Rober...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 10
Hey Everybody - What's Your 2013 Theme Song? My name is Kathleen Daniels and I am an AR Addict.  I'm wondering if it is even legal to have so much fun hosting an AR contest. Today is day 4 of the challenge.  We have 29 entries so far. I am enjoying reading all of the entries.  I am sure the myste...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 17
We new these changes were coming.  Now they are here.  Take the time to read this very information post about all the changes.  I am sure reading it will help us all understand the changes as well as more easily navigate the new changes in the Rain. Like them or not, these changes are made to ser...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 32
Random Thoughts - What Is It About Soup? I think this may be my first ever self-professed "random thoughts" post. This past week did not go as planned.  OK - life happens. I was showing property in what felt like freezing temperatures.  It was only 44 degrees. I had a business meeting that should...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
    7-day Market Stats for Single Family properties in BURLINGTON, MA 01803 as of 22 Aug 2011 Median List Price: $379,900 Average List Price: $417,737 Total Inventory: 79 Price Per Square Foot: $230/SqFt Average Home Size: 1,726 SqFt Days on Market: 99 Days                         Data provided b...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 36
Social Media is a Contact Sport - How to Stop Lurking and Start EngagingSocial Media Engagement TacticsSocial media is a contact sport.  Lurking in the shadows will not help you score with your followers.  Be proactive with these 8 social media engagement tactics. Engagement is #1 - Comment on yo...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
Comments 2
Yesterday my seller emailed me a copy of the Zillow listing for her home. The listing showed all the correct data and all the pictures. The problem is the listing shows for sale by owner and a price of $700,000. The house is not for sale by owner; I am the listing agent and the price is not $700,...

By Clark Niblock, Alamo City focused. National and Global connected.
(RESupermen at Niblock Co. Realtors)
Comments 7
Our team spends a lot of time in discussions trying to passionately and persuaving articulate the reasons why we are significantly better than our competitors.Most of our points center on our knowledge, expertise and industry credibility. And with over 40 years in the real estate industry and man...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 4
The best way I can illustrate my understating of this common saying is though words of my mother, Carole Provenzale. She said, think of "going with the flow" as planting seeds (ideas). After planting your seeds and knowing you have done everything possible in your power (taking action) to help th...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
January 20th, 2016"Feng Shui for Your Home." The Center for Intuitive Arts and Therapies, 501 S. Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801. Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Fee: $25.00 per person. Please be sure to register by emailing: It's strongly recommended to bring a notepad and a writin...

By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
Comments 3
  Come look and or share this wonderful home here in Westwood...  Located on a quite street tucked in and nestled amongst larger homes...this home will not disappoint...   Click here for the Tour and thanks for sharing    Jay McHugh   

By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Comments 1
Hoarding Defined & 6 Tips to Help You & Yours, or Clients in Scarsdale, NY 10583.  Writing this blog was bittersweet because of the hoarders in my family's past and maybe our present -- if you listen to my family.    So, it was important to research the psychology of Hoarding, in order to share s...

By Inspiration With April
Comments 0
TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE HATE TO THOSE WHO HATE THE TRUTHPROVERBS 9:8 Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.DEFINITION of SCOFFER Someone who jeers, mocks, treats with contempt, calls out in derision, flouter, jeerer, mocker, disagreeable person, unpleasant per...

By Robin Wells, Inspected Once, Inspected Right.
(Wells Home Inspection Services)
Comments 7
Here is a tough one, and gets a bit of conversation back and forth between Home Inspectors. Should a Home Inspector always answer the phone, should they interupt the Home Inspection they are on to answer the phone and get another job?  I have had some respond, they already have the Inspection the...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Good morning.  Hope this email finds you doing well on this Martin Luther King Jr Day.  Wanted to share about Fresh beginnings and Take Time:   Every morning is a fresh beginning.Every day is the world made new.Today is a new day.Today is my world made new.I have lived all my life up to this mome...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
Comments 9
     "We encourage dissenting and contrarian points of view because our industry is better served by continually examining the status quo. Challenging conventional wisdom is often essential for the evolution of our industry and the development of new opportunities."  These words are from Article ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
by: Patricia Feager© 1/15/2017 Occasional Local Event Official 2017 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge - Enhance YOUR Personal Best  This entry is for the AR Contest on the topic of Occasional Local Event. It was created to honor the people in the Real Estate Industry who work so hard every single day of t...