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By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 42
One more time to see if I can get some pictures up. Here we go.The dandelions are gone and the grass is doing well. Everyday I weed because the brambles are still not gone.This is in the front and on the side. I have numerous areas to work and monitor.  One quick observation on the photo problems...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 17
Quite often during my day, or just before I go to sleep, I will read a page of two from Thich Nhat Han's book, You Are Here: Discovering The Magic Of The Present.  Last night, these words inspired me: "Everyone of us is a miraculous flower in the garden of humanity.  I f you look deeply into your...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 40
The rain is a beautiful and natural thing. The waters take the plants to another level and the winds keep us cool on the otherwise humid days. I was out early digging up more brambles and mushrooms but now it is pouring and I am in getting ready to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. I have a book to ge...

By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
Comments 2
Inventory Challenges Continue! Some Highlights: After a surge in March, existing home sales and new home sales slowed due to a drop in inventory available for sale in the start-up and trade-up categories. Median existing home prices surged for the 62nd straight month, up 6.0% over last year to $2...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 1
Do you have a doctor client who is in their residency and struggling to get a loan because of high student loan debt? No more!Doctor, Doctor, Give Me A Loan--The RJ Baxter Team10 Day Appraisals in Denver Metro!Check out our online reviews:Google BusinessZillowWe are here to serve our clients and ...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Home4Investment Inc.)
Comments 1
8709 Crystal River Way Sacramento, CA 95828 Gorgeous 3-4 bedroom 2 bathroom home on a spacious lot. Located in the Elk Grove Unified award winning school district and minutes away from schools, shopping, and parks this home is a must see. This home has been meticulously cared for with many upgrad...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 0
If you love pies, then you definitely need to check out Shari's Cafe & Pies. With over a dozen flavors to choose from, it's every pie lovers paradise. From the classic apple pie to the tasty s'mores pie, you can find the perfect pie that would suit your taste. You can check out more of its pie fl...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 19
What do kitty cats, horse races, getting enough sleep, missing a day of blogging and scams have to do with real estate? These were a few of the topics I have written about in the past couple weeks.  Professionals from around the country have commented and I have talked to other members about thes...

By Cindy Logan
(Mark 1 Real Estate Advisors)
Comments 4
As a Mom, I have to share this.  My heart goes out to the families of the Men and Women who we honor on Memorial Day.  As the blog says, the Gold Star Mothers is a club you NEVER want to join.  Love that the non-profit, The American Warrior Initiative, helped this Mom to save her son's house. It ...

By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 2
Today I sold my exclusive listing located at 606 9th Street in the historic mining town of Crested Butte. The sale price was $2,725,000 beating my previous sales price record of $2,700,000 for the home I sold a few months ago at 919 Belleview Avenue  (also located in the town limits of Crested Bu...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 11
Peru! Machu Picchu! 4-day trek at high altitude! Those mountains! The history!What a magical vacation. For well over 25 years I have wanted to hike the Inca Trail leading to Machu Picchu in Peru. Finally, this was the year! I would wait no longer.The trip exceeded my expectations in many ways.  T...

By Darrell Backen, Digital Marketing
(Darrell Backen 1.855.216.6010)
Comments 20
How to create REALTOR ®with the registered symbol® using window alt codes REALTORS® are required to use the ® symbol, this are the codes for window users with and numeric pad on the side of the keyboard. You press and hold Alt and inset the code Simple, once your are shown how. SYMBOL       NAME ...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 5
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. Bruce Lee

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 16
Pamela Cendejas reveals the secrets to being social and getting more interaction on social media. I can see it takes time, practice and discipline to do it the right way. Social Media Psychology - The Key to Getting Likes and Shares What is Social Media Psychology? The best posts garner a lot of ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 16
Hey guys.  Sorry I haven't been on here much.  Lately, things have been busy and life has taken some twists and turns. Lately, my mind has been on my dad.  He went in to get a heart valve replaced and learned the night before he needed a double bypass.  Needless to say, we were all concerned.  Th...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 16
If asked how your buyer liked the property, you might can use this response. You never know how someone will react to a property. I know you’re seeking feedback from me, however,  I don't have much to tell you.  No, it’s not the room sizes.  No, it’s not the kitchen cabinets.  No, it’s not the pa...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 1
King Wah Restaurant & Lounge serves great Chinese-American meals that would definitely satisfy your cravings. It's a place where East meets West in the form of hearty and mouth-watering dishes. Plus, the restaurant also features a mini-bar and a pool table where people can hang out. Check out the...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
On May 24, 2017, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that regional existing home sales in the Northeast decreased 2.7% in April of 2017 to an annual rate 730,000 homes from March of 2017, and declined 2.7% from April of 2016. The median price in the Northeast was $267,700 in April of...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, C&G Real Estate Consulting
(C&G Consulting)
Comments 23
  Last weekend Bob and I flew to the City of Angels to celebrate our cousins  Lance and Linda Abair 50th wedding anniversary with them. We had an absolute blast. What a fun weekend. They picked us up at the airport after a quick change at our hotel we headed to the Cornell Winery for a wine tasti...

By Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 10
I have to say my yesterday was a prime example of my Pet Peeve.  Once again a new client called wanting me and my Magic Wand. This client wanted me to come into the home the next day, assess it and prepare it for the MLS photos the following day!  This is the wrong approach on so many levels.  A ...