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By Kelli Kaspar, Real estate broker serving the Triangle since 2001
(Kaspar Team, Weichert Realtors - Triangle Homes)
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There are a few homes short of 18,000 listings in the Triangle MLS for Residential, and in the past 30 days from today, June 13th, 4,000 homes have been listed...a 22% factor!  That shows real action and a market that is pointed upward. Currently 3,630 homes are under contract, marked Pending in ...

By Kelli Kaspar, Real estate broker serving the Triangle since 2001
(Kaspar Team, Weichert Realtors - Triangle Homes)
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Fear is a great motivator, or a powerful force to put off a decision. We all are familiar with the Home Warranty, which is now an important staple of our real estate tool chest, helping the buyer, and seller, come together to overcome fear. In that case, fear that there may be hidden expense that...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 377-9966
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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How to Use Your Blog to Drive Traffic to Your WebsiteThere are many ways to drive traffic to your website.  Some can really dig into your marketing budget while others can be as simple as investing some time and energy into your blog.  A well-written and optimized blog post is an invaluable resou...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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I have really enjoyed thinking about this February 2017 Challenge: What I Love About My Job and I'd like to thank BLIZ for the opportunity.When I first wake up in the morning, the first thing that comes to my mind is real estate. The first thing I do is check my emails to make sure that I am on t...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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The real estate industry has been relatively slow to embrace technology, and a few years ago, agents could more easily get away without a strong social media presence. Social media is no longer “optional” for real estate professionals.Consumers expect any and all the businesses they work with to ...

By Chris Eckert, Your Mid-Peninsula Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Make an Offer!Offer Date is Monday, Feb. 27 by 3PM807 Wharfside Road, San Mateo (Harbortown) Open Today 2-4PM Sunday, Feb. 26th!  Waterfront living is calling YOU! 807 Wharfside Road Virtual TourFootsteps from your home. How lovely is this!What a great way to walk your dog and just BE!You'll LOVE...

By Kelly McGovern, Working with Kelly is a good move
(Realty Concierge International)
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You are invited to our Open HouseSunday, February 26th froom 12pm-2pm98 South Street, Douglas MA Click Here for Virtual Tour   98 South Street Douglas, MA 01516 Worcester County List Price: $339,900   Style: Colonial Total Rooms: 7 Color: Yellow Bedrooms: 3 Grade School: Douglas Elem. Bathrooms: ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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2-3 PM I will be at 7 Green Heather Court, in the Stevenson area, for an impromptu open house. Since I already have a scheduled showing, it makes sense to tack on an open so others can see this wonderful property. Please visit 7 Green Heather CourtStevenson area21208 Call 410-530-2400 for directi...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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It's Tuesday, and it's a "normal" week so returning to our regularly scheduled AAA schedule. Anyone that has known us in the Rain knows there's one thing they can count on:  We WILL have a new post every day.  If we didn't show up I suspect there might be a missing persons call made to Bob Stewar...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Reblogs (Resharing a Post) Can Get Lots of Views Too.First you have to understand what a reblog is. It is republishing or sharing a post through the ActiveRain network that someone else wrote. They will get attribution and a byline for their post. You can write an introduction about your thoughts...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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 The biggest thing you’ve probably learned from being a regular reader of my blog, it’s that Southwest Florida living isn’t about one factor. Sure, when you’re buying a home in SWFL, you’ll want to look at things like your interest rate and aspects like that. Yet, at the same time, you’re buying ...

By Inspiration With April
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GOD IS ALL SUFFICIENTPSALM 142:3 When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way.MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY Those who in sincerity take the Lord for their God, find him all-sufficient, as a Refuge, and as a Portion: every thing else is a refuge of lies, and a portion of no value.

By Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
(Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, -)
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What can we believe when facts are left out?Whatever we are writing or talking about, if we leave out important facts, what does that do to our credibility? How can people believe anything we say or write when we do that?Case in point.  Today I read an article in the Washington Post about a warm ...
"Local and targeted content should be your foundation to online real estate marketing success"  - Realtors have access to important information that can educate interested buyers and sellers.  Posting this information online in an interesting and easy-to-consume format can intrigue...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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This morning's email brought a message "from Amazon" telling me my account had been frozen. I'm leery of anything like that, but the language really gave it away:"We take you to note that your account has been Closed for protection,Where the password was entered more than once In order to protect...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 48
Ask An Ambassador- How important is it to be a Rainmaker? ActiveRain allows new members to sign up as just members (Rainers) with no paid account and limited services. This is a good way to get familiar with the platform before you buy in. You can post Members Only posts and make comments and ask...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Two of My Favorite Tech Tools Bob Stewart has invited us to talk about our 2 favorite technology tools in the February challenge “What Tools or Systems Do You Love – An ActiveRain Challenge.” Easy, right? Nope, it was hard to decide which 2 to talk about, although 1 was an easy one to select. I d...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
Comments 23
The Tools That Make Our Job EasierFor a challenge this month, we are being asked to give props to the tools that make our job easier and to select two tools that we use regularly to make our real estate tasks easier. From reading some of the posts, it's apparent that all have special items in the...

By Elyse Berman, Boca Raton, FL Pet-Friendly Realtor 561.716.7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties)
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On Monday morning, we put Buttons to sleep.  She became critically ill and went downhill very fast.  Buttons came to us at 5 months old.  She just celebrated her 14th birthday on January 1st.  We took her to our vet who asked to do an X-ray and some blood work before we made any decisions.  She h...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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 Today between 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM11 Nassau Lane, Key West This Pre-Civil War two bedroom two bath cottage with lovely orchid garden is offered for sale fully furnished at $794,000.  Come see why I am such a fan of homes located the slow lanes of Key West.