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By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 8
I am a Nature-Lover.  Some say squirrels are rats with long tails. They are very entertaining for me. I often hear their aerobatic play on my roof as they jump from the trees and all around. The noise was so fierce the other day I just had to peek out and see what they were up to. Crazy squirrels...

By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
Comments 5
Cameron Park...just 25 miles each of the greater downtown area of Sacramento, a hop, skip and a jump from the Gold Country/downtown Placerville-literally minutes away...or just an hour to South Lake Tahoe!  But that is just what surrounds us...what about what we have right here in our fine town. ...

By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
Comments 3
Cameron Park...just 25 miles each of the greater downtown area of Sacramento, a hop, skip and a jump from the Gold Country/downtown Placerville-literally minutes away...or just an hour to South Lake Tahoe!  But that is just what surrounds us...what about what we have right here in our fine town. ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 8
This is an update on a recent post entitled: Lights are on but no one is home - Qualities of a dedicated listing agentAs it turns out the Sellers of the Blossom Valley San Jose CA home have no intention of selling. They are buying "more time" and plan to let the Blossom Valley home go into forecl...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 5
A few AR members have asked that I provide updates on this Blossom Valley San Jose Ca Short SaleThis is an update on a recent post entitled: Truth ExposedAfter NO RESPONSE from the Listing Agent on the First Request for Contrtact Performance which wsa faxed and emailed to the Agent, I decided it ...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 40
This is my (Tony's) entry into the September "Habits, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - ActiveRain Challenge" hosted by Debbie Reynolds. First, let me say, as have many others in their posts have said, that there are a litany of "bad" and "ugly" habits that could be part of this post - but - I'll ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 41
   When asked if blogging works. I replied with a few questions.   Does one print ad sell a house?  Does one postcard sell a house? Does one For Sale sign sell a house? Does placing the property in the MLS sell it? Does one impromptu open house do the trick? Does one radio show sell a house? Does...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 1
Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) continues to make housing affordable for first-time home buyers.The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) continues to make housing affordable for first-time home buyers in Virginia. VHDA is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to ...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 12
Sheila Anderson "It takes focus, patience and the facts to help a seller understand the value of their home. If you skip a step or are unprepared, you lose, period."Right on target - and - re-blog! Anything is sell-able if it is priced right. The older I get and the more I have lived this becomes...

By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
Comments 2
IS IT A GUY THING...??? DO WE MEN seem to get blamed for almost all that is wrong with the world...??? LOOK...Even the last three devastating hurricanes that have brought catastrophic damage and loss of life imply ‘MALE’ blame...Harvey, Irma, and Maria...H I M...!!! MEN ARE ALWAYS blamed for leav...

By Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP
(Keller Williams Partners)
Comments 37
 Today I went to see a new dental hygienist recommended to me. My last hygienist moved away that I had seen for over 10 years. She  introduced herself , sat me down in the chair and asked numerous questions to get to know me. I told her what was important to me, the procedure that my last hygieni...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 29
It's that time of year again, and time to get ready for the seasons ahead, so these are Jay's 2017 Fall/Winter Maintenance Recommendations While not intended to be exhaustive, and you may have things you personally like to take care of, you might consider the following! * Winterize the exterior ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 35
Wordless Wednesday- Thank You There are times when some have questioned why they are on this platform. What possible benefits could they receive?  New agents or those new to blogging have dared to dip their toes in the Rain. Some have stayed, while others never quite understood or discovered what...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 2
Readers up north may not appreciate how expensive it has become to live down here in Key West. Key West used to be a bargain. But popularity of our island paradise has caused housing costs to rise far greater than wages for most full time residents.  Finding a place where you would actually like ...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 22
Today, September 19th is a special day for me each year.  It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  To celebrate, it's important to cater to your very own inner pirate. For those who do not know about this special holiday, you can gain insight and even a little pirate lexicon to add to your own...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 5
What a journey this past year has been! Firstly, owning a virtual assistant company was never even on my radar much less on my goal list. One thing I have learned over the years is to be aware of what doors God opens for me. He knows more about what I need to do than I do. He is in control. If I ...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 7
Great Blog.  I know of 2 people who have been caught up in electronic signatures scams.One lost all his personal information and then had his computer crash permanently.Yes, it is convenient until something goes wrong.Heck, look at the scam with money wires and closing companies. Stay safe and th...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
Everything is always moving! Every day, it seems that everything that is moving (which is EVERYTHING) is moving FASTER. Just when we think we’ve “got it” we discover we don’t . . . It was illusory . . . a mirage. All this motion overwhelms most people. That bulk (80%) of the people who crave stab...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 51
More Random Thoughts on Crazy, Chaos and Living Clutter Free Not my circus, not my monkeys I’ve read the source of these very smart words is from the Polish: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy I’m sorry to go down the crazy route once again but the journey of life often seems filled with craziness as I...

By Serena Jones, REALTOR Extraordinaire ;-)
(Serene Living AZ)
Comments 2
My little newbie agent closed on her first transaction today and it just felt like the right time to start back in to my blogging. Through this transaction, we learned all about the difficulties with banks, the creativity in getting things done, the challenges and of course the drinking that may ...