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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 50
Do you really expect ME to change? Get real. Kathleen Daniels has asked to share a pet peeve relating something with our business.  In my case it is clear.  My pet peeve is a business owner who admits he or she had a problem and needs my help but wants me to find the guilty and root them out.Let'...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 43
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ...April 16 - April 22, 2017. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or...

By Chris Eckert, Your Mid-Peninsula Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
 An Entertainer’s Home ! 162 Arbor Lane, San Mateo Home Sweet Homehttp://www.162Arbor.com2 bedroom | 1 Bath | Cul de Sac | Grand Deck | Front porch 1,080 sq ft | 5,225 Sq Ft LotOffered at $1,100,000 Broker  Tour / Open HouseTuesday, April 25th, 10AM-1:30PM Offer Date: Friday, Apri 28th by 2PM Wel...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 138
In February 2017 Bill Spear hosted the challenge: What I Love About My Job  This challenge, should you choose to accept it, is the opposite. You are the Batman or Batwoman of your business.  Who or What is the Joker?  No Fooling Around April 2017 Let’s Get Real Contest Get real with us and tell w...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
It ain’t closed til it’s closed! Some might judge me as being a pessimistic naysayer . . . I’d rather be known as real and truthful. In the current Real Estate Market climate, the unexpected seems to happen more than its fair share of the time. The Buyer crafts a MAGNIFICENT offer with NO conting...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 12
Selah is a word in the old testament Psalms, found 71 times in the book of Psalms, 74 times in the Hebrew bible. Stop and listen. Pause. These are a couple of the interpretations and you can get Mr. Bamberger's own in the video below.  This wonderful story, beautifully done by Fin&Fur Films of ho...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 46
It's my nature to try to take things in stride and laugh whenever I can.  I enjoy bad puns, Pearls Before Swine, Dilbert, Get Fuzzy, Spongebob Squarepants and anything else that makes me laugh and drains my stress.  If something bad happens, vent for two minutes and two seconds (in private) and m...

By Inspiration With April
Comments 0
YOUR EXPERIENCE MUST TEACH YOU SONG OF SOLOMON 8:4 ...Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. PULPIT COMMENTARY She is not merely the lovely woman on whom the king dotes because of her personal beauty; she is his companion and dearest friend. He opens his heart to her. He teaches her. ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 18
Prior to real estate Ron and I had a management consulting company which involved teaching weekend courses on relationships (which were accredited as CE (continuing education) courses by University of California-Berkeley and the University of San Francisco. We also had an executive coaching pract...

By Simon Melley, The O`Malley Group
(Berkshire Hathaway Ritz-Carlton Team)
Comments 3
A day`s Fishing in the 10,000 Islands near Naples FloridaAs busy Realtors in season it`s not often we get a day out together but this made up for all the hard work.This is what living in Southwest Florida is all about and why we live here.A couple of weeks ago Gilly and I went fishing with our fr...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 25
I was asked what is my Niche? Over the past few years all the big companies swallow up the small companies. People ask how will you survive as an Independent Real Estate Company in a world of franchises? Working on Listing and Selling homes here in the Manchester NH Area, I do not often have much...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
 Went to settlement two weeks ago with a very special family after selling this wonderfully unique property.   Below is the note I received after our dinner this past weekend. "Sadly, the time had come for me and my sister to sell the house where we had shared a deep rooted bond with our parents....

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 4
I dress myself, not to impress, but for comfort and for style. Lindsey Wixson

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 23
What comes to mind when someone asks you what is your pet peeve is? What annoys or bugs you about or in Real Estate? Working on Listing and Selling homes here in the Manchester NH Area, I get to see the good, bad and ugly. This is my entry into the Active Rain "No fooling around 2017, lets get re...

By Ronald Gombach
(The Gombach Group)
Comments 2
 See my "examples" introduction here. Share community info such as general info about area neighborhood watch groups, or specific info about individual neighborhood watches. Neighborhood Watch Groups in Lower Makefield Saturday, 10/29/2016 — Home (LMT Real Estate Insiders' Guide)   About one-thir...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
(LeaderOne Financial Corporation)
Comments 0
Buying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! Being a  Fir...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 0
Head over to Soulshine Yoga and Massage here in Medford, Oregon. It offers a wide selection of yoga classes and massage for everyone so they can feel revitalized and relaxed. Parking is free so it would be less stress for you. Its studio has a cozy ambiance with hardwood floors and high ceilings ...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 6
Are your eating habits making you sick? Maybe it’s the endless TV ads for prescriptions; maybe it’s the difficulty of finding a parking place at a hospital or any kind of medical facility; maybe it’s overhearing so many people in restaurants and stores telling each other about their many ailments...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 0
Move forward into tomorrow! You have greatness in you! --The RJ Baxter Team10 Day Appraisals in Denver Metro!Check out our online reviews:Google BusinessZillowWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.Licensed in CO, CA, TX,...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 37
Sustainable and earth friendly luxury has been one of the primary items of focus for the luxury industry for several years now.  Many luxury companies like Kering (an aggregate of luxury brands) have had sustainability targets as part of their business plans since 2012. In honor of World  Earth D...