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By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
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AR's own Mary Jo Quay was kind enough to interview me and then to write this post, so I want to share it with all of you. Be sure to check out her very active and informative blog at  Thank you, Mary Jo!MARY JO QUAY       Before Gwen became a Realtor, she had a...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 51
"There are no losers.  There are only lessons."-Carol WilliamsAlthough I retired from active sales over 6 years ago, some of my most effective marketing tools will probably still work today. So, this is my entry in Jeff Dowler's Best Marketing Tools Challenge for February.  PART 1 - LOSERS:Direct...

By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
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View the Tour Welcome home to 484 Woodend Drive – an all brick home in the established neighborhood of Mountain Brook, just minutes from charming Downtown Concord, North Carolina! The wonderful features of this home include: TWO wood burning fireplaces, TWO family living spaces (one upstairs and...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 7
This is my week for meetings with the state board of Realtors around what the Virginia Association of Realtors immediate future. While traveling to Richmond, I listened to an audio book. I rarely get to do that, but this three hour space of time was perfect. In the book, Extreme Ownership, Jocko ...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
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It is healthy to have some time along once in a while. It can help you relax and have some time to think about certain decisions in your life. This can also be beneficial for your mind because you can at least be worry free even for just a while. As you do this kind of activity you can expect to ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On February 21, 2018, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that nationwide existing home sales declined 3.2% to annual rate of 5.38 million homes in in January of 2018 from 5.56 million homes in December of 2017, and declined 1.1% of 5.49 million homes from January of 2017.There were ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
Today is a day of stuff. I have an early appointment for my car to be serviced. It is already in the fifties and we are predicted to have temperatures in the mid seventies. I will wait for the car and maybe take a highway walk to get that done. I have excise taxes to pay, three places to go there...

By Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction
(E*Rae Realty- Powered by eXp Realty LLC)
Comments 25
Hello Newbies!  I really enjoy sharing my knowledge with others, and there is so much I wish I had known when I first got started in real estate.  There are so many aspects to this business and it can certainly be a bit overwhelming at the beginning when you don’t know where to start.  I hope my ...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
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Being a First Time Home Buyer in Bastrop, TX makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increa...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 16
 So many transactions make me feel good. Every listing and every seller is my favorite at the time. Recently had a wonderful transaction with a listing and buyer on the same home. Within five weeks the home was listed, sold and closed. How exciting that this home had everything this lucky family ...
Condominiums and townhouses: 55 and over communities in Rockland County, NY: 55+ communities: active adult living: N De Baun Ave. in Suffern, Montebello Rd. in Montebello, Route 45 in Pomona, E. Crooked Hill Road in Pearl River and more! To read about 55 and over communities in Rockland County pl...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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38th Street Bellingham, WA 98229  Southside residential building site. Close to WWU and Samish Hill neighborhood.  Anthony Zapata - Keller Williams Western RealtyThe Ben Kinney Team(360) 739-1995

By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
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Mortgage rates continued to edge higher in the latest week due in part to a growing economy and a strong labor market. Positive economic news tends to push Bond prices lower, yields higher and mortgage rates higher. Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose for the 7th consecu...
Single Family Home for sale in Long Beach Township, NJ Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $1,225,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 2,481 sqftLot: 8,000 sqftYear Built: 1999MLS #: 4043854 Location 10415 Beach AveLong Beach Township, NJ 08...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
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 I know you here this a lot from many realtors, agents and people in the industry, but if you want to save money , the time to buy is now. Interest rates have gone up half a percent in recents weeks and we will be at 5% before we know, this is still low but why pay more interest if you do not hav...

By Maryland Luxury Group
(eXp Realty )
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Are You Marketing and Executing Like It's 2018? Grow Your Business With 3D and Virtual Reality.. Do you want to network with an exclusive, elite, group of tech forward real estate consultants raising the bar for service in the upper-tier new home market? If yes, then you won’t want to miss this e...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” ✨✅ Teamwork makes the dream work. Work with an amazing team today! Let us take over your repeated tasks so you can focus more on what matters most to your business. 💼⏱💻 Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! #GIDFMTeam #GIDFM #Deleg...

By Allan Rolnick, Tax Debt Resolution serving the NYC Metro Area
(Tristate Tax Resolution LLC)
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by Allan J. Rolnick   We are cranking along with tax return preparation here at TriState Tax Resolution LLC, and there are some interesting things that you should know about from Tax Land (that wild, scintillating world that it is). Look — it is our J-O-B to handle this junk so you don’t have to...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 1
A treat to an Italian cuisine can be a good form of self-reward. This can also help your energy boost for the remaining days ahead of you. As you indulge in the goodness of this kind of cuisine you will realize that it takes good food to give you a positive outlook on life.

By Tiffany Torgan, Starring on HGTV's New Show!
(Harcourts Prestige Properties of La Jolla)
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Have you ever wondered "How Close Can I Beach?" or, in other words, "How Close Can I Afford to Live To The Beach, And Which Beach Community Do I Want To Call Home?"With San Diego's beautiful beaches, unique coastal neighborhoods, and limited supply of fast-selling homes, many current and prospect...